Wesley United Methodist Church
May's 5th Sunday offering goes to Nightwatch Canteen
Softball is here!
Games are now on Thursdays
April 28 – 8:30p -Field F ******** 9:30p - Field G
May 5 -6:30p - Field E ******* 7:30p - Field E
May 12 – 8:30p - Field H ******* 9:30p – Field I
May 19 – 6:30p – Field E ******* 7:30p – Field G
May 26 – 8:30p – Field F ******* 9:30p – Field E
Coming in June- Rummage Sale!
Wesley UMC Rummage Sale
- Friday, June 24 from 8 am - 12 pm
- Saturday, June 25 from 8 am - 2 pm
Please bring any items you are willing to donate! They can be dropped off at brown door #6 (east parking lot) on Sundays or any other day. Please call Pastor Manuel or the church office to schedule a drop-off time for weekdays or Saturdays.
Item pre-sorting is taking place every Sunday morning between 10 am - 11 am on the basement stage. Please feel free to join us downstairs on any Sunday to help with pre-sorting.
As the time gets closer, we will have a sign-up sheet for those who would like to volunteer a couple of hours to work on the actual rummage sale days. We will also need volunteers to pack up leftover items after the sale is finished.
For questions, please contact Pastor Manuel, Amy Loaeza, Angi Griner or Laura Potter.
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
Wesley member, Vicki Hanisch was interviewed in 2015 by the Argus Leader and her words are still true today. One of the most rewarding parts of volunteering for Vicki is seeing the grateful faces of people as they receive their food. "We get a lot of families, and some children come on their own," she said. "(It's rewarding) to see kids get excited over a banana or cookies." Hanisch says what keeps her going is the knowledge that she is doing her part to serve others. "I can't imagine not going. It's just part of me," she said. "It's an opportunity to do what we're meant to do, to love and help others."
Wesley next turn to serve Nightwatch Canteen is Sunday, May 22. Not only does Wesley donate food and helping hands, but Wesley also donates financially. The 5th Sunday offering for May is for the Nightwatch Canteen. Please give generously to this much needed program.
02 David Wittrock
05 Don Armstrong
05 Scott Roberts
07 Lindsey Donaldson
09 Tiffani Paez
10 Bruce Medema
12 Margie Smotherman
13 Harriett Wendt
13 Jean Donner
18 Millie Griner
19 Pam Buckley
21 Taylin Lambert
21 Diane Bastemeyer
22 Avery Felsheim
22 Carter Robinson
26 Emily Middagh
27 Bernie Haken
28 Rylan Philips
30 Cheryl Meier
30 Mark Begeman
31 Scott Ness
Camp enrolment is open!
Camp enrolment is open. To see the camps for this summer, please click here.
Blessings to you and your family,
Friends to hold up and remember:
Our Sympathy - Joyce & Ca Patterson on the death of their son Owen
Dave Garcia's Sister Paula - in serious car accident
Bob and Barbara Gran- both having surgery
Pastor Laura Borman - currently undergoing chemotherapy
Beth Stricker - carpal tunnel surgery
Aleene Williams - surgery April 5th when healed from surgery will have radiation
Lynn Margeson - High Blood pressure and tests
Dave Garcia - will start chemo soon for cancer diagnosis
Ernie Griner - tests to see what's wrong
Mike Renken -prayers for healing
Lea Watson's grandson Brock - prayers for healing
Marg Gross - Bernie McCabe's sister, fall
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
Nila & Larry Westall - Covid
Carmen Britt - Sister Kim and Brother-in-law, Dave - prayers needed
Trish Garcia - surgery in Rochester went well, prayers for continued healing
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- will have surgery and chemo until August
General Budget update @ April 30, 2022
Income 4 Months 2022------ $51,156.73
Expense 4 Months 2022------$61,719.06
Expenses exceed income ----$ (10,562.33)
Don Armstrong, Treasurer
Building and Grounds
Disbursements- building improvements -$2,562.36
Interest earned: -------------------------- $.13
Balance 4/30/2022 ---------------$15,907.99
Donna Wallin, Treasurer
United Methodist Women
Wesley United Women in Faith hosted FOCUS Day on April 9 and it was a huge success even though we did have a few bumps in the road. I want to thank Julie Hanson, Nila Westall, Judy Kiepke, Marcy Bird, Sue Ness, Pastor Manuel, and my special guy, Don for helping, cooking, and providing food that day. I especially want to thank Julie and Nila who made sure we had coffee after the coffee pots failed to turn on for lack of water. They were a huge reason the day ran smoothly. As I understand, they spent their down time between morning refreshments and lunch sorting silverware and arranging the kitchen supplies. Pastor Manuel was right there with them all day helping sort silverware and running the dishwasher. We had 46 people registered plus the all the helpers who kept the kitchen running.
I think the women who attended the program were just glad to be able to meet in person again. There was supposed to be a FOCUS Day in Huron the same day we held ours, but they cancelled theirs because they only had 10 registrations a week before. The truth is, I didn’t have any registrations the week before, but they all started flooding in on the Saturday before we met. This has taught me once again to have faith. If we offer it; they will come.
All in all, it was a success, and I am glad we held FOCUS here at Wesley.
May will be busy for me. The National Assembly for United Women in Faith will be taking place May 20-22 in Orlando, Florida. A virtual event is available this year, but the registrations have closed both by now. I will be attending in person since I am on the Board of Directors. I already have a long list of assigned duties for the Assembly, including being on the stage as part of the plenary session on Saturday afternoon. I am excited to be able to participate in this event.
Dawn Armstrong, President
A Matter of Balance – Virtual
From the Parish Nurse
American Stroke Awareness and National High Blood Pressure Education Month
More than 200,000 Americans will have a stroke this year (Cerebral Vascular Accident - CVA). It is caused by interrupted blood supply to the brain. Symptoms include weakness of face, limbs, confusion and trouble speaking. Treatment is based on the type of stroke. For ischemic stroke (a blockage in an artery) or transient ischemic attack, medication or surgery or both can be recommended. For hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding outside a vessel), surgery is recommended.
What causes a stroke?
Many strokes happen because the arteries become hardened over time, your lifestyle, certain medical conditions and age can cause your arteries to harden and narrow.
There are many risk factors for having a stroke, including diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Correspondingly, there are many measures you can take to help prevent stroke. Preventive measures for stroke are similar to the actions that you would take to help prevent heart disease. Here are a few ways to reduce your risk:
• Maintain normal blood pressure.
• Limit saturated fat and cholesterol intake.
• Refrain from smoking, and drink alcohol in moderation.
• Control diabetes.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Get regular exercise.
• Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe medications for preventing stroke if they know you’re at risk. Possible preventive medications for stroke include drugs that thin the blood and prevent clot formation.
Remembering the acronym “FAST” helps people recognize the most common symptoms of stroke:
• Face: Does one side of the face droop?
• Arm: If a person holds both arms out, does one drift downward?
• Speech: Is their speech abnormal or slurred?
• Time: It’s time to call 911 and get to the hospital if any of these symptoms are present.
If you experience these symptoms, call 911 and get to a hospital immediately. The sooner you are treated, the more likely you are to have a full recovery.
Dawn Armstrong, Parish Nurse
Greetings from Kidz Count!
We have had a busy month! We have the SDSU Extension come and do healthy food prep and eating with our children weekly. She brings a healthy snack and teaches about food safety and the food groups. We have really enjoyed learning different ways to eat snacks in ways we might not otherwise think of!
We also went to the City of Sioux Falls Environmental Center to get recycling/trash learning kits to learn about what is trash, recyclable and natural resources. Two representatives from that office came and visited with the kids about the kits and what they do at the city office.
Students at Terry Redlin in the band and orchestra had a concert and it was very nice to see several of our Kidz Count kids in both. The concert showed much improvement from the fall and the 5th graders are certainly ready for the middle school band and orchestra! The 2nd graders also put on a musical concert where all of our Kidz Count 2nd graders had a special part in the program, either playing an instrument or speaking part or a vocal solo! It was exciting to see them perform and have such fun doing it!
Coming up: Friday, May 13th, 4-5:30, it's the 3 B's! Bouncy Bubbles and Balloons! We will be having an end of the year party in the parking lot with families and friends of Kidz Count! Please let Saundra know if you'd like to volunteer to help with serving food., handing out prizes, or playing games, or just come for the fun!
We are also looking for volunteers for the summer to help with clubs that we will be doing throughout the summer. If you have knowledge or experience in photography, music, sports, or anything else that you think children would enjoy, contact Saundra for more information. We will be doing clubs once a week on different topics.
Be on the lookout for a special event at the end of the summer! More details to come!
Thank you for your support and interest in Kidz Count, we so appreciate you!