Wesley United Methodist Church

We Are Excited About Our New Website!

Please visit our new website to learn about what we do.


Friends to hold up and remember:

Justin VanKirk - thyroid surgery

Cleova Frahm—doing great at Southridge

Della Witcomb - doing good at home!

Leland Bachtell – Recovering from heart attack

Jeanette Portice – prayers for continued health

Kolby Bohmbach – Continued prayers

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

Bennett & Family – Bennett had surgery August 20th

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

Pat Patterson – continued prayers

Julie Hanson's sister Lil - cancer

Please remember all our church family in your prayers.

If you can, please reach out and connect by phone, mail or email.

We can’t shake hands right now, but that doesn't mean we can’t

share the love and peace of God with each other.

Sympathy to:

The family of Veronica Quissel. Veronica died August 8th

Julie Hansen and family on the death of Julie's brother Mark

What is happening with WOW?

Usually the beginning of school marks the beginning of Worship On Wednesday or WOW. We were excited about using the new video equipment to enhance the Wednesday night program. But.... with Covid still spreading, Wesley Neighborhood Outreach decided WOW will be on hold until further notice.

St Francis House

Wesley is a neighbor and a proud supporter of the St. Francis House. Like so many other places, St Francis was hit hard by Covid. They are slowly opening up and welcoming volunteers back. They are also asking for donations of basic supplies.
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General Budget Update @ August 31, 2020

· Income 8 months $120,742.33

· Expense 8 months $110,287.66

· Income exceeds Expense $ 10,454.67

Thank you for keeping your pledges current

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds as of August 31, 2020

Previous Balance $21,028.48

Amount received $610.00

HyVee card profits $150.00

Disbursements $ 905.25

August 31 Balance $20,883.23

Thank you for your support

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care

Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer

Edgewood South: Judy Schaap

Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud

Luther Manor: Marguerite Cunningham; Faye Pigott

Morgan Village Tea: Nona Robinson

Prince of Peace: Mavis Gibson

Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes

September Anniversaries

1 Abby & Josh Hamann

5 Jan & George Martin

7 Sandy & Jeff Anderson

9 Brad & Carole Anderson

10 Sharon & Mike Brua

23 Joyce & C.A. Patterson

30 Amy & Craig Johnson

Sermon by phone!! It's Easy!!

Sermon by phone is set up. All you have to do is dial 605 202-2749 from any phone and

and you will hear Wesley's latest church service.

September Birthdays

01 Klaas Hendriks

02 Faye Pigott

04 Cleova Frahm

04 Cassie Medema

05 Rose Dorsman

05 Marlys French

08 Kenyon Twedt

09 Earl Angle

09 Connie Van Den Oever

11 Bryce Armstrong

13 Kaleb Graff

17 David Medema

20 Tonya Robinson

20 Kate Larson

21 Kara Ross

22 Nate Rote

23 Bernie McCabe

23 Olivia Kendall

24 Mavis Gibson

24 Donna Hoh

24 Mariah Ross

25 Zelma Dean

25 Marge Haken

30 Ben Benson

What happened to Samaritan's Feet in the pandemic?

First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls hosted a back to school event in their parking lot.

Over 400 students registered to pick up a bag filled with things to help them kickstart the new school year. Each bag had a pair of athletic shoes, socks, and a hygiene kit. They also got a “Hope Note” with an encouraging message from a stranger somewhere else in America. And for the second year in a row, Feeding South Dakota helped out by providing a backpack food bag.

“With the pandemic, we’ve made some decisions to go outdoors to be able to socially distance. This year we’re doing a drive through shoe distribution which presents a lot of fun and a difference for what we do as an organization that normally washes the feet of the shoe recipients,” Denise Blomberg, regional director of Samaritan’s Feet, said.

“That’s probably been the toughest part of this year is not necessarily seeing the direct reaction of some of the kids but, you know, for some of these people, we’re replacing the same shoes that they were given last year and that’s a big thing. So just to be able to do as much as we can. We’re all very lucky, very blessed just to be here today and be able to help,” volunteer Sam Willard said.

In just 2020 alone, Samaritan’s Feet has distributed over five hundred thousand shoes across the United States.

Job Openings at Union Gospel Mission

The Union Gospel Mission's Men's Center & Women's Center is hiring. They need help to fulfill the great commission of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Help them make a difference in the lives of others. Apply now. The Union Gospel Mission of Sioux Falls is here to love God and love people!. If you know of anyone who would be interested in working for them, tell them to stop by.

Contact person - Janice @ 605 334-6732

Parish Nurse - Dawn Armstrong

What do you spill out?

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and accidentally bumps you and shakes your arm, making you spill coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? Because someone bumped into you, right? Wrong answer... You spilled the coffee because coffee was in the cup. If tea had been in it, you would have spilled tea. Whatever is inside the cup is what will come out. Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you, whatever is inside of you will come out.

So, each of us has to ask ourselves… what’s in my cup? When life gets bumpy, what spills over? Joy, gratefulness, peace, and humility? Or anger, bitterness, harsh words, and reactions? We choose what’s in our cup! Today, let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy Words of affirmation to ourselves and others, kindness, gentleness, and love.

Source: https://alteristice.org

As we all struggle to make sense of what is going on in the world today—COVID-19, racism, tropical storms and tornados hitting communities with devastating results—let’s be sure to fill our cups with the right “ingredients.” God is always good. Christ is our example. Let’s get this one right.


Circles are planning to meet Thursday, September 17th.

Dorcus at 10 am

Susanna at 7 pm

As with all events during this time, it is subject to change.

Reminder to buy grocery cards

Even though a lot of our groups aren’t meeting right now, you can still buy HyVee cards from Marcy Bird. The cards help both the church and the UMW so continue to purchase the cards. We all still have to get groceries because we all still eat, even while living in the “new normal.”

Mark Your Calendars

September 1 - 5:30 pm Worship Meeting ........... September 2 - 5:30 pm Trustee Meeting

September 6 - Nightwatch Canteen ....... September 13 - Sunday School Starts - Virtually

September 24 - Stephen Ministers Meeting

Contact Us

1700 East 6th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Phone: 605-338-4562
Email: wumc1700@outlook.com


Thank you for your patience as we make decisions regarding Worship and Sunday School

Sunday, September 6th:

9:30 am Worship - Traditional

11:00 am Worship

Starting Sunday, September 13th:

9 am Worship - Traditional

10 am Sunday School - Virtual

11 am Worship

Tune into our new website: www.wumcsf.org to watch

live stream or watch it later by clicking on the Video Archive.

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