Wesley United Methodist Church
Are you ready to learn more about Jesus? Your United Methodist Camps are excited about the summer camping season programs. Camp opens up a space for all individuals: youth, adults, and everyone in between, to be the truest form of themselves, to be the person that God made them to be.
There is still time to register for one of the many camping opportunities available. Camp is for everyone to develop and enrich their faith journey.
Details for all camps are available online at www.dakcamps.org. This year no brochures will be printed. Pastor Manuel plans to go to Summers Last Blast August 1-4
At this time we do not know what percentage of the campers' fees WNO will help subsidize, but WNO will definitely pay a part of the children's registration. The Dakota Camping Ministry also provides campership funds to those who need them most, based on individual and family needs.
If you would like to contribute towards camperships, there are two options, you can either donate to WNO with the memo line: "Camperships" or do a Spring Cleaning and donating items that you no longer use or need for our Rummage Sale. The rummage room is ready to receive your donations. They can also be dropped off at door #6 (Stage Door). Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.
The theme for the camps is on the next page:
Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care
Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer
Edgewood South: Judy Schaap
Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud, Earl Angle
Luther Manor: Marguerite Cunningham; Faye Pigott
Morgan Village Tea: Nona Robinson (temporarily at her son's house)
Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;
VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison
2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes
Friends to hold up and remember:
Many have been touched by the Covid-19 virus, Please pray to keep everyone safe.
Ernie Griner - going through tests for his stomach pains
Trish Garcia - recovering from bile stones
Sylvia Herman- much better Sylvia & Carmen appreciate all your prayers
Tyra Roberts - continued prayers
Della Witcomb - rehabbing
Leland Bachtell – home hospice
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 from virus
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
Earl Angle – continued prayers as he moves to Good Sam on the hill
Pat Patterson – continued prayers
Judy's daughter Sara Martin Tulio- diagnosed with breast cancer
General Budget update @ January 1, 2021
· Income January 2021 $9708.00
· Expense January ----- $14,101.33
· Expense exceeds Income $(4,333.33)
Don Armstrong, Treasurer
Building and Grounds
Previous Balance $17,535.99
Amount Received ----$710.00
Interest Earned ------------.14
January 31 Balance --$18,246.13
$1000 is designated towards a refrigerator
Donna Wallin, Treasurer
01 Joyce Patterson
02 Jim Hansen
02 Janet Boettcher
03 Joan Kurth
03 Laura Potter
03 John Docken
04 Kaiden Garcia
05 Mckenzie Dammer
06 Savana Walters
06 Jillian Hanisch
08 Angie Griner
08 Becky Breuer
09 Tracy Bird
10 Matthew Brua
12 Natalia Loaeza
14 Aleene Williams
15 Bob VanDenOever
16 Sarah Henrichs
16 Trish Garcia
16 Gavin Bird
20 Debbie Skadsen
20 Hazel Seloover
21 Sharon Brua
22 Zelda Kirkvold
22 Bobby McLaughlin
25 Marcy Bird
26 Carolyn Waxdahl
29 Sandy Anderson
Men's Bible Study
Like many organizations, Wesley’s United Methodist Women have not been meeting since last March. So, we decided to think outside the box and had our first meeting in January, with both circles represented, via Zoom. We are still trying to figure out how to include our women who do not have a device (smart phone, tablet, Kindle, or computer) that will allow them to join our meeting. We’ll figure that out soon.
In the meantime, we still need to function as an ongoing unit and that includes making a pledge to our organization. We are asking the treasurers and/or the chairs of each circle to contact their members to secure a pledge to missions. I would ask that you prayerfully work out a method to make a pledge and to pay that pledge so we can continue to be in mission to women, children, and youth.
Dawn Armstrong, President
From the Parish Nurse
Carrie Newcomer, a singer/songwriter, offers us these words of wisdom about the state of the world and how music and poetry offer us a portal into deeper ways of seeing and sensing what is being born and what is being put aside.
“It's hard to know where to start and what to do to help". She told a story of a friend of hers who has a "Three Foot Rule." He says, "I can't change everything in the world, but I can change what is three feet around me." Perhaps today it should be a Six Foot Rule.
Most days I wonder what difference my efforts can make. Perhaps you do too. But then I think of the people marching night after night to protest racial injustice. I think of the healthcare workers and police officers who daily put their lives on the line in order to keep us safe. I think of the poets, artists, songwriters, preachers, teacher and coaches. Then I have hope. When we all keep showing up, making the six feet around us just a bit better, we can trust that it makes a difference in the end.
I received my first COVID-19 injection this week (made possible because I am a parish nurse). I have had no reaction to the injection and do not anticipate any symptoms to appear at this point in time. I encourage all of you to get vaccinated as soon as it is available to you. I also encourage you to continue to wear masks, avoid crowds, and to social distance when you absolutely must go out.
The season after Epiphany is to help a congregation get ready to spiritually accompany candidates preparing for baptism. On January 31, 2021 Wesley baptized or reaffirmed five members. Their church family was in the sanctuary and on line to witness and support their commitment to Jesus Christ. Mark Begeman, Bill Middagh, Paula Middagh, Abby Hamann, Nathan Loaeza, were baptized or rededicated by emersion.