Wesley United Methodist Church

February 2022

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

Ash Wednesday is March 2

Wesley will have an Ash Wednesday service, with the imposition of ashes, on March 2 at 5:30pm. Following the service, a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Plan on attending and sharing with others this important day in the Christian calendar.
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February Anniversaries

08 Karen Medema & Jeff Thompson

16 Lynn & Francis Margeson

Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care

Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer

Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud,

Luther Manor: Faye Pigott

Leisure Living in Hartford: Nona Robinson

Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes

February Birthdays

01 Joyce Patterson

02 Jim Hansen

03 Joan Kurth

03 Laura Potter

03 John Docken

04 Kaiden Garcia

05 Mckenzie Dammer

05 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

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 your HyVee cards from Doug (605-321-6430) and Marcy (605-321-7108) Bird. They help support projects around the church and the UMW.

WOW (Worship on Wednesdays) is FUN!

WOW is a safe place for kids to have fun, make friends and learn about Jesus. With the newly added projector in the Fellowship Hall the kids can eat, learn and play all in one place!

Volunteers are encouraged and welcome whether it is to shepherd the kids or help serve supper. It is rewarding to see these kids find the Church as the place to be.




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General Budget update @ January 31, 2022

Income January 2022------ $12,502.33

Expense January 2022----- $15,106.46

Expenses exceed income ----$ (2,254.12)

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds

Balance 12/31/2021---------$25,325.92

Donations January------------ $740.00

Disbursements - building improvements -$10,998.94

Interest earned: $.16

Balance 1/31/2022 ---$15,067.14

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

Friends to hold up and remember:

Sympathy: to the family of Nancy Mead who passed away January 27

We pray for those named and those named in our hearts

We pray for all impacted by Covid

Lea Watson - was hospitalized with Covid

Mike Renken- Surgery 1-26-22

Ernie Griner - testing to figure out what's wrong

Lea Watson's grandson Brock - hospitalized with serious injuries

Marg Gross - Bernie McCabe's sister at Avera after falling

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

Bill WIlliams girlfriend has more cancer spots

Judy K - prayers for continued healing

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

Trish Garcia -back home, continued prayers

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 – 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

From the Parish Nurse

Preventing Falls During the Winter

Winter has settled in, and this time of the year can also bring an increase in injuries caused by falls, slips and trips.

Reducing winter falls begins with prevention

These tips are from the National Institute on Aging:

• Use sand or ice melt to keep stairs and walkways clear of snow and ice.

• Ensure adjoining handrails are secure.

• Wear non-skid, rubber-soled, low-heeled shoes, or lace-up shoes with non-skid soles that fully support your feet.

Walk like a penguin

If you must walk on ice or slippery snow, experts advise taking your cues from the way penguins shuffle:

• Spread your feet slightly

• Keep your center of gravity over your front leg

• Take small steps

• Waddle to keep yourself upright

• Keep your hands out of your pockets

If you fall, remember to tuck your chin to prevent landing on your head.

Dawn Armstrong

United Methodist Women

If you are a member of United Methodist Women, don’t forget to send Marcy Bird your pledge for this year.

At the end of February, United Methodist Women will be debuting a new website that will rebrand United Methodist Women. I will keep you informed as to when that happens.

I haven’t mentioned that all women are eligible to attend the National Assembly for United Methodist Women in Orlando, FL in May. This year a virtual option is available if you would like to attend. Below is the information if you want to attend.

You can still register for Assembly. I think it is amazing that we can now choose to attend in person or we can access the Assembly via the web. Log on to https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/

The registration fee for in-person is $365.00; virtual is $235.00; and is good Dec. 1, 2021 - April 11, 2022.

Registration closes April 11. (Proof of vaccination required at time of registration for on-site).

Travel expenses, hotel expenses ($158–$203 per night for up to four people (double/double room)), and meal expenses (Friday and Saturday—breakfast and dinner; Sunday—breakfast)

As a member of the National Board of Directors, I will be attending in-person but the virtual is always a good option.

Dawn Armstrong, President



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Hello From Kidz Count

One of our focuses is STEM and we had the Sanford Promise lab come by and teach the kids how to pull strawberry DNA! We do different projects each week from different sources and also with the Washington Pavilion Action Arts and Science Program (AASP). The kids are having quite a fun time learning different things with science. This past week with the AASP program we learned about acids and bases by using different substances and adding them to beet juice.

Currently we are at 38 students. We have great communication with the school and teachers and parents. Sanford research is still doing our outcomes evaluation for our 21st Century Learning grant and we will have the outcomes by spring.

Once again, we really appreciate the continued support from Wesley. We'd also like to thank Ben Clare church for the Christmas gifts for some of our families. Please contact Saundra if you'd like more information or to volunteer or bring supplies by. 605-906-2736.

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Soup-er Bowl @ Kidz Count

For a service project for February, Kidz Count is doing a “Soup-er” Bowl. We will be collecting cans of soup and other canned items, and students can place the cans in the box that coincides with the NFL team they want to win the Super Bowl. Families won’t have a minimum donation, just whatever they would like to donate. This will be a fun way to celebrate the Super Bowl and a Great way to learn about helping others in our community! All proceeds will go to a local agency of the kids’ choice. Cans will be collected until February 11, 2022.
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