Wesley United Methodist Church

June 2023

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Wesley is rich in tradition and always looking towards the future. We welcome you to worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10am. Everyone is welcome. http://www.wumcsf.org

In times of uncertainty- PRAY

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ************** Lamentations 3:22-23.

Wesley needs your time and talents

Now more than ever the members of Wesley need to come together and be more active in our Church. A recent article describes why members need to be involved "... Meetings can feel tedious, frustrating, confusing, and so unspiritual. Meetings are a significant part of how we, as people of faith, discern, organize, and execute decisions and actions. They are how we get things done. But most importantly, it is through meetings that together we listen and act upon God's leading." Reverend Dr. Diana Nishita Cheifetz

Looking for Volunteers!

Wesley is looking for volunteers to help keep the church clean. Our janitors resigned effective the last Saturday in May. Many things in the church have been in turmoil lately and the church's finances are one. Staff-Parish-Relations (SPR) with the support of the Trustees would like to compile a list of people willing to help keep the church clean. This would be temporary just until the finances of the church are back on an even keel. For the summer the basic weekly tasks are to clean the Sanctuary, Narthex, Parlor, offices and the entrances to and other generally used areas on the main floor. It is estimated to take about 6 hours of effort per week. Clean alone or with a friend or family. Many hands make light work. Contact the office or Bob Van Den Oever and a list and schedule will be compiled.

Thank you for your help!

Volunteer Janitorial Duties (summer)

Basic Needs:

• Work is expected to take roughly 6 hours per week

• Basic duties:

o Taking out the trash and the recycling, tidying, rearranging furniture, and wiping surfaces as needed

o Sweeping and mopping of floors, as well as vacuuming carpets

o Cleaning and sanitizing of all bathroom facilities, including toilets, sinks, and mirrors

o Cleaning glass doors at entrances

o Restocking necessary items, such as soap and paper products

o Informing proper personnel (Trustees) when supplies replenishment is needed

Detailed Needs: (Summer/non-Sunday School period)


• This work is preferred to be done between Thursday and close of business on Saturday, with Saturday preferred (the goal is a clean building for Sunday Services)

• Volunteers are asked to review the church calendar and schedule their work to ensure that his/her work will not be blocked/interrupted by scheduled church activities such as weddings or funerals.

• Please try to accomplish the following:

o Sweep and mop or vacuum (as appropriate) floors and stairwells

o Dust or wipe clean surfaces – tables, counters, windowsills, desks, sinks, railings and the like

o Take garbage and recycling to appropriate outside containers/dumpsters

o Refill soap, paper towel and toilet paper dispensers as needed

o Clean glass in doors, windows and mirrors as needed

o Any other cleaning not specifically called out but needed in the opinion of the volunteer

o Review walls and ceilings and remove cobwebs and any other indicators of a lack of cleanliness

• For the following areas:

o The Sanctuary, Narthex and Parlor

o The Main Entrance

o Office areas on the main (2nd) floor

o Bathrooms on the main (2nd) floor

o Kitchen area off the Parlor

o Cloak area/elevator area on main (2nd) floor

o Middle and western stairwells and hallways from the parking lot to the main floor

If you are feeling industrious:

In addition to weekly duties:

o Undertake cleaning tasks which are not needed to be accomplished on a weekly or even monthly basis but which do need to be done on an irregular basis such as, but not limited to:

 Shampooing carpets and seat cushions in the Sanctuary and Narthex

 Stripping and rewaxing the floors in Fellowship Hall and the kitchen

 Cleaning mechanical closets and other seldom visited areas of the church

 Cleaning high areas (light bays, ceilings, etc.) in the sanctuary

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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; Deloris Dow

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

General Budget update @ April 30,2023

Income 5 months 2023------ --------------------$48,795.12

Expense 5 months 2023 ----------------------- ($74,658.51)

Expense exceed Income @ 5/31/2023--------($25,863.39)

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds

Balance 4/30/2023----------------------------$17,756.06

Donations May 2023------------------------------$380.00

Interest earned May 2023---------------------------$6.43

Balance 5/31/2023 ----------------------------$18,142.49

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

Let's Play Softball !

Here's the softball game schedule we have so far, 2 games each Thurs. each week

Thurs. June 1—6:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Thurs. June 8—8:30 pm & 9:30 pm

The team won both games on May 11th and repeated the wins on May 25th!

Rummage Sale

The rummage sale held at the end of April was very successful! The sale raised almost $3000! Another rummage sale will be held when we have enough donated stuff. Donations are welcome year-round! Remember Wesley as you de-clutter!

Nightwatch Canteen

June 4th is Wesley's turn to serve Nightwatch Canteen. Monday June 26 Wesley serves Nightwatch Canteen at Hayward School. Reach out to Vicky if you would like to help!

Friends to hold up and remember:

Sympathy to Betty Morrison and Becky Breuer on the death of their sister Nellie Mullinix

Zelma Dean - hospitalized fighting an infection

Trish Garcia - surgery

Donna Wallin - knee surgery

Doug VanNoort - surgery & pneumonia

Don Wendt- hip replacement on 2-13

Julie- Bev Baartman's daughter had spine surgery

Erlene's cousin Jeff there have been small improvements after a stroke

Debbie, Manuel and Amy's friend in Florida, has been through three bouts of cancer.

She was recently admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

Aggie Borman - recovering from a heart transplant and doing great

Sandy - Bernie McCabe's daughter, ongoing illness

Lynn Margeson's sister Marti Swearingen recovering from a virus, after a heart transplant

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

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 –doing well after a kidney transplant

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

José Garcia’s mom, Maria Herrera - breast cancer

Congratulations to the graduates!

Wesley's 2023 graduates are: Camryn Bird VanLingen is graduating from Augustana University,

Gavin Bird is graduating from Lincoln High School, Haylee Radigan, Bob Whiting’s granddaughter, graduates from Mitchell Technical College

“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.

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts usually progress gradually. Most age-related cataracts may progress over a period of 2 to 20 years. Other types of cataracts, especially in younger people and diabetics, may progress fast. The symptoms include:

• Clouded or blurred vision

• Difficulty in seeing during the night

• Sensitivity to light and glare

• Need for brighter than normal light to read or see objects

• Seeing halo around lights

• Seeing objects in faded or yellow color

• Headache due to changes in vision

• Eye pain

The only way to tell for sure that you have a cataract is to contact an ophthalmologist and be checked out. Surgery is the only way to treat a cataract but good nutrition may help maintain good overall eye health. Make sure you are eating foods that contain Beta - carotene containing foods such as carrots; Vitamin C containing foods such as oranges, mangoes, lemons, and grapefruit; and Vitamin A rich foods such as spinach, green vegetables.

Don and I have both had cataracts removed and lenses implanted with good results and are glad we had the procedure done, but only you and your doctor can decide if it is right for you.

Dawn Armstrong, Parish Nurse

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