Wesley United Methodist Church

August 2021

Visit our Website to find out what Wesley is all about---------www.wumcsf.org

Delta Dental Bus is coming August 9th!

Delta Dental will be here the week of August 9th!!! Delta Dental's passion is to help kids, especially those least able to access or afford dental care. The Mobile Program serves more than 6,250 kids across South Dakota every year.


The program includes two trucks - Molar 1 and Molar 2 - that are fully equipped mobile dental clinics that provide preventive, diagnostic and restorative care.


Delta Dental of South Dakota manages, operates and staffs the mobile trucks Wesley UMC and Wesley Neighborhood Outreach, organize, schedule and pay a stipend for the Molar truck to come.


Care provided through the Mobile Program is at no cost to the child or family. No insurance is necessary.


The program is open to any one from the first tooth to 21 years old. Email the office at wumc1700@outlook.com or call and leave a message at 605 338-4562 and we will schedule an appointment.

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August 5th Sunday Offering

The 5th Sunday offering will go towards the Delta Dental Bus to Wesley. Wesley Neighborhood Outreach and Wesley UMC sponsor the visit with a small part of the financial cost, provides the use of building and the scheduling of appointments. This program helps so many families and is so needed. Please consider the long term costs if dental issues aren't addressed at an early age when you make your gift.

August Anniversaries

9 Tracy & Corey Bird

10 Donna & Brian Wallin

11 Nikki & Dylan DeSchepper

14 Tiffani & Richard Paez

15 Laurie & Doug Van Noort

22 Dawn & Don Armstrong

23 Elaine & Jerry Roberts

As The Journey continues -

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Mark your calendars!

On September 12 Wesley will hold the grand opening of The Journey. The Journey is the 11a contemporary worship service at Wesley.


Schedule of events:

10a -11a Kick off of the Kids Zone. There will be bouncy houses, games and a many other fun kid activities.


11a-12p This is the big event. It is the worship service where Sioux Falls Mayor Paul Tenhaken will share his spiritual Journey. Come to hear Mayor Tenhaken's testimony and experience the wonderful, spirit-filled contemporary Christian music.


12p-2p Neighborhood Grill out with burgers and hotdogs. Games will continue and there will be a dunk tank where you can take your shot at dunking Pastor Manuel!

Thank you for everything

Trish and Dave Garcia want to thank everyone for all the support they received with the passing of Marguerite Cunningham, Trish's mom. The prayers, the gifts and the kind words mean everything and they are grateful to belong to such as loving church family

Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care


Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer

Centerville Care & Rehab Center: Judy Schaap

Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud,

Luther Manor: Faye Pigott; Pat Patterson

Leisure Living in Hartford: Nona Robinson

Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes

Friends to hold up and remember:

We pray for those named and those named in our hearts

Sympathy to Trish and Dave Garcia – Marguerite Cunningham passed away on July 22

Sympathy to the Family of Janet Boettcher who died on July 27


Pat Patterson – has moved to Luther Manor.

Bill Williams’ girlfriend -Danielle facing surgery for breast cancer and is suspending chemo because she is pregnant.

Angie Griner – her sister Abby had emergency c section and baby is only 33 weeks

Ladene Bachtell /Donna Kenison- Brother/ Son Dennis Kenison has started rehab

Carmen Britt - Brother-in-law Dave recovering from cancer surgery

Trish Garcia - continued prayers

Tyra Roberts - continued prayers

Jeanette Portice – prayers for continued health

Kolby Bohmbach – Continued prayers for good test results

Jim Hansen’s brother- in-law Greg- needs a transplant

Felsheim Family – working to keep Bennett safe

Karen Renken- continued prayers for healing

Bob Whiting’s daughter Robyn – needs a kidney transplant

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

José Garcia’s mom, Maria Herrera - breast cancer

Judy's daughter-in-law Sara Martin Tulio- they didn’t get all the cancer and she starts another eight rounds of chemo

Judy and Mary’s friend Phil- another round of chemo for brain cancer

We still have greeting cards for sale!

The greeting cards that are for sale have moved! They are in the area next to the elevator. New card designs have been added. Check them out!

August Birthdays

02 Echo Rue Benson

02 Steve Polzin

07 Marlys Hemp

07 Tiffany Hirschfield

12 Laurie Van Noort

12 Jesse Schriever

13 Oliver Borman

16 Jan Wittrock

17 Deborah Stoakes

21 Jerry Bastemeyer

22 Matt Bohmbach

22 Bradley Anderson

25 Bob Waxdahl

26 Katia Loaeza

27 Judy Kiepke

28 Andrea Borman

29 Nona Robinson

29 Ron Dorsman

General Budget update @ June 30, 2021

· Income 6 months 2021------ $91,358.00

· Expense 6 months 2021----- $88,523.51

· Income exceeds Expenses---$ 2,834.49

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds @ June 2021

Previous Balance ---------$19,419.62

Amount Received ------------ $600.00

Interest earned: $.17

June 2021 Balance ---$19,934.79

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

HyVee Cards

As always, we are reminding you to buy HyVee cards from Marcy and Doug Bird (336-8828). It doesn’t cost you anything more than you would already be spending on groceries and it is a good way to support special projects around our church.

From the Parish Nurse

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month


Things have changed a lot since many of us were children when there weren’t very many immunizations available other than DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus), polio and small pox. Now there are immunizations to protect our children from Tdap, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningitis, HPV (human papillomavirus), hepatitis B, pneumonia, and flu just to name a few.


Our children’s doctor helps us keep up with needed vaccines for the kiddos. Since we are (or were) all conscientious parents we made sure they got the vaccinations they needed in order to keep them healthy. But how many of us are intentional about making sure we keep up with our adult vaccinations?


Young adults may still need boosters for HPV (until 45 years old), Tdap (1 dose Tdap, then Td or Tdap booster every 10 years), Varicella (if born after 1980), Zoster (if born before 1980), flu, Pneumococcal conjugate (1 dose), pneumococcal polysaccharide (1-2 doses), Hepatitis A and B, and meningitis. I hope all of you have been working with your doctors to make sure you have received all of these vaccinations.


In addition, it is a good idea to make sure you are vaccinated against COVID. The vaccine has now been used on millions of adults and has proven to be safe and effective. The areas of our country that are once again showing a spike in outbreaks of COVID are those areas with the lowest immunization rates, thus proving that the vaccine works to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. Be a responsible parent, grandparent, and friend. Make sure you have received your vaccination. It will keep those closest to you safe because you are safe to be around.

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United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women will not be meeting in August. See you in September.

The 9th annual Samaritan’s Feet Back To School shoe distribution is Saturday, August 21st.

Due to the pandemic, we continue to only be able to offer a drive-thru distribution as we did last year and recipients must be pre-registered. It will be held on Saturday, August 21st at the First UMC parking lot. New this year we are also offering a delivery option via Door Dash. Registration number is limited, so sign up ASAP by using the link on the form or by calling the 211 Helpline.

We have expanded to serving students in Pre-k through 12th grade. Families can also register for the Celebrating Families distribution being held on the same day. This is the group that gives out new underwear and socks.


For additional questions or help with the registration form, please call the Helpline Center at 211.

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You must be registered! To register, please click the Back to School Items link below. You will be taken to a form where you will input shoe recipient’s info.

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