Wesley United Methodist Church

September 2022

September 11th is a special Sunday! Plan on attending to share Faith and Fellowship

  • Worship wants to invite you to worship together in one service at 11 am & Potluck at Noon
  • Our 9am service will be moved to the second service time for one combined service
  • 10am - First day of Sunday School and Confirmation
  • 11am - Mixed Service - Traditional and The Journey
  • 12 pm - Everyone welcome to share a pot-luck meal in Fellowship Hall
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The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23

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Sept. Services Projection & Lay Readers. WOW Cooks

--------------- Projection ---------------- Lay Reader --------------------------- WOW --------------

9/4/22 ------ Mark/Natalia/Nathan ------ Amy ---------------------------- 9/7/22 ----- Manuel

9/11/22 ------ Mark/Emily/Bill --------------- George ------------------------- 9/14/22 ---- Julie & Sandy

9/18/22 ---- Kaiden/Avery/Paxton ------ Arely ---------------------------- 9/21/22 --- Julie & Sandy

9/25/22 ------ Laura/Eliza/Wyatt ----------- Julie ----------------------------- 8/28/22 --- Julie & Sandy

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Thank you to all who have worked the rummage sales, both this year and past, to make this possible.

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You Can Donate to the SOS School Supply All Year!

How to Collect or Donate Supplies

  • Donations are accepted year-round. Bring donations directly to The Banquet Downtown, 900 E 8th Street, from 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Please call 605.335.7066 so that we may assist you in unloading your items.
  • Submit a message or call The Banquet at 605.335.7066 if you need boxes, posters, school supply lists or if you have any questions.

Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care

Tuff Home in Hills, MN: Jackie Dreyer

Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud,

Leisure Living in Hartford: Nona Robinson

Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes

September Birthdays

02 Faye Pigott

04 Cleova Frahm

04 Cassie Medema

05 Tammy Garcia

08 Kenyon Twedt

09 Connie Van Den Oever

11 Bryce Armstrong

20 Tonya Robinson

20 Kate Larson

22 Nate Rote

23 Bernie McCabe

23 Olivia Kendall

25 Zelma Dean

25 Marge Haken

28 Beth Stricker

30 Ryan Tulio

September Anniversaries

1 Abby & Josh Hamann

5 Jan & George Martin

7 Sandy & Jeff Anderson

9 Pamela & Mark Buckley

9 Brad & Carole Anderson

10 Sharon & Mike Brua

23 Joyce & C.A. Patterson

30 Amy & Craig Johnson

HyVee Cards

Do you eat on a regular basis? Do you buy groceries at HyVee? Then why not purchase HyVee cards from Doug (605-321-6430) and Marcy (605-321-7108) Bird. They help support projects around the church and the UMW. It’s a win-win situation.

We always say, ‘I am going to pray for you,’ and that’s true, but God answers those prayers with our hands and our feet and our hearts.”Bishop Leonard Fairley, episcopal leader of the Kentucky Conference, to volunteers helping with flood relief.

Friends to hold up and remember:

Armstrongs - Don is isolating in Italy due to Covid. Dawn is struggling with her broken foot

Zelma Dean - hospitalized for low sodium levels

Aleene Williams - biopsies negative! check up in 6 months- thankful for all the prayers

Bob Morrison- recuperating at home after fall

Aggie Borman - recovering from a heart transplant

Brooklyn - a little girl who has been coming to church - diminished lung capacity

Bob and Barbara Gran- both doing well after undergoing medical procedures

Pastor Laura Borman - done with chemotherapy

Lynn Margeson - high blood pressure and tests

Dave Garcia - will start chemo soon for cancer diagnosis

Ernie Griner - tests to see what's wrong

Mike Renken -prayers for healing

Lea Watson's grandson Brock - prayers for healing

Sandy - Bernie McCabe's daughter, ongoing illness

Guy and Linda Varud - both are struggling and in need of prayers

Lynn Margeson's sister Marti Swearingen recovering from heart transplant surgery on 11-3

Carmen Britt - Sister Kim and Brother-in-law, Dave - prayers needed

Trish Garcia - prayers for continued healing

Kolby Bohmbach – Continued prayers for good test results

Felsheim Family – working to keep Bennett safe

Karen Renken- continued prayers for healing

Bob Whiting’s daughter Robyn – recovering from a kidney transplant

Nila & Karen’s sister-in-law Karen - continued prayers

José Garcia’s mom, Maria Herrera - breast cancer


General Budget update @ July 30, 2022

Income 7 Months 2022------ ------------$99,389.33

Expense 7 Months 2022----------------($109,122.99)

Health Rebate from Dakota Conference $16,486.57

Income exceed Expense ------------------ $6,752.91

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds

Balance 6/30/2022-------------------------$15,573.13

Donations July--------------------------------$1,280.00

Disbursements- electronic improvements ($5,091.46)

Interest earned: ------------------------------------$2.09

Balance 7/31/2022 -------------------------$12,493.89

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

Check out the Newsletter online after September 10th and see the updated financials.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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We served seven more kids but less total value. Note that 80% of kids have no insurance

WOW (Worship on Wednesday) is Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm

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WOW is always looking for volunteers to help serve food and to help shepherd the kids when the lesson is being taught. Let Pastor Manuel or the office know if you can help. It can be one Wednesday or more! All help is welcomed!

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. — Romans 15:4


Bittersweet end and exciting new beginnings

Well, it is a very bittersweet ending to this summer. Kidz Count has been a part of Wesley for over 20 years and it has grown to be such a great program for our youth in this community!

The past few months have been a whirlwind and very busy with summer activities and field trips and such.

We were able to go to 605Ninja one more time, and we had our little program on August 9th. Since schools weren't serving lunches after July 29, we had many wonderful homemade meals here, such as spaghetti, goulash, pancakes and other things. We were able to let some of the kids learn cooking skills, math skills and safety skills while helping in the kitchen!

As Kidz Count comes to a close for the summer and we start after school programming in the school itself, I want to again thank you so much for all of the support, collaboration and volunteering Wesley United has provided. We truly could not do this program here at the church without you and have enjoyed all of our time with you. Remember, the door is not closed, you are welcome to check with me, Saundra, about volunteering or doing a special program or just finding out how we are doing. There will be opportunities to volunteer on a wider basis with Thrive, be on the lookout for that!

On a personal note, I want you to know that I consider this church and all of the members here my first church family. You were the ones who took me in and befriended me and let me do crazy things with music on a weekly basis. Thank you so much for being here for me and letting me be part of this church family. I love you all!

Please stay in contact with me, text me, email me, or call me. I am only a phone call away and I will be at Terry Redlin or Garfield most of the time.

Again, thank you for everything you have started and done for this program. It is bigger and growing because of your dreams for this community and all of the things you have done. Together we can make this community stronger and our children successful!

Saundra Larson


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Mark your Calenders

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