Wesley United Methodist Church

February 2021

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


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:

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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

February Anniversaries

08 Karen Medema & Jeff Thompson

16 Lynn & Butch Margeson

February Birthdays

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

HyVee Cards

Don’t forget to purchase HyVee Cards from Marcy and Doug Bird. They always have a supply and are willing to work with you to deliver them wherever you need them delivered (within reason, of course). So, give them a call and support the church and the UMW at the same time. (336-8828)

Men's Bible Study

A men's Bible study has started meeting on Tuesday Night in the newly designed "Men's Den". The current study is the book of Mark. Come and share friendship while thinking and talking about God's word.
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UMW News

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

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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.

Did you know that Adam Weber has a Podcast?

"The Conversations with Adam Weber" is a weekly podcast from Adam. He talks with many different people on many different subjects trying to get to the heart of the person. Every Wednesday a new podcast is released. Give him a listen on iTunes and Spotify!

Baptism Sunday

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.
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Abby Hamann with Pastor Manuel and Angi Griner

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Paula Middagh and Pastor Manuel

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Nathan Loaeza with his father and mother

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