Hello Friends, I am a firm believer in the fellowship of Christians. I believe and I know that Christians don’t learn all of their faith through sitting in a pew and listening to the sermon or going to Sunday school. People learn best from other people therefore having close Christian friends that you simply want to spend time with and perhaps talk about God with is a vital part of your faith journey.
As we move into August we are trying to squeeze every last bit of fun and relaxation out of the summer. One of the best things about summer for me is a good Barbeque. I am calling all young adults, from the just graduated to the people who are thinking do I still count as a young adult, to come on out to Win-ter Park on Sunday August 16
th. There will be Hot Dogs, Brats,
and Hamburgers to eat along with some yard games to play and other adults to talk to. If you are like me and you also would love a night not worrying about your children, I have that covered as well. There will be childcare provided at the church from 5-8. I invite you to come and be a part of fellowship. Perhaps you have known everyone in this church for decades or perhaps you have been frantically trying to learn names for the past eight months, we could all use more Christian friends.
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SunQuest Village: Kathleen Amundson, Mary Haley, Lorraine Jacob-son, Idel McDonald, Eva Vilhauer Violet Tschetter June Larsen StoneyBrook Suites: Viola Hins, Darlene Olson SunQuest Healthcare Center: Harriet Turnwall, Henry Sievers Out-of-Town Nursing Homes: Ann Tomkins, Jill Baker. Courtyard Apts: Marilyn Rogers Home Bound: Mahalia Connell
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Greg & Donna Hepper 352-3621 Frances Langbehn 352-4079 Vi Magness 352-5377or 8759 Bev Erdahl 352-4746 Sue Gose 352-8104 Marlene Gamber 352-5219 Iris Brown 352-4718 Cam Galliger 352-4928 Mona Kotas 352-9517 Brad Magness 352-9545 To join a prayer chain, please call the church office.
CENTS ABILITY UPDATE…
Holy Buckets Penny Offering July 5 $393.89 1/3 Hunger Program, 1/3 Men’s Prayer Breakfast/Salvation Army meat, 1/3 Helping Hands for food.
Total for year 2015: $2,986.64
Issue # 8
Highlights from the 2015 PW Gathering
By Louise Van Poll
This was my first PW Gathering and in fact, except for a couple hours one afternoon sewing dresses for Africa, it was my first experience with PW at all. To say I was impressed with the range and scope of our projects is an understate-ment. It was awesome to be surrounded by women who were passionate about issues of social justice, equality and inclu-siveness. Four from our church were able to attend. We joined 11 other women and traveled in a chartered bus to Minneapolis. This was a perfect way to begin my experience, visiting and relaxing. But then I hit the ground running upon our arrival.
I had volunteered to be a reporter during the Gathering. We rolled into the Hyatt at 2 p.m. and the deadline for my first article was 4 p.m.! Being a reporter kept me on my toes, jug-gling deadlines, meal times and workshop schedules. I was inspired by the workshops I attended and left convinced I can make a difference in the world. The plenary sessions ener-gized me to further action and service. I read all three books for the book studies and thought this was a great bonus, on top of the workshops, to gather in small groups for discussion and sharing. Another added bo-nus was the exercise classes. Each day was an introduction to a different exercise option: Pilates, yoga and dance.
I visited the marketplace and exhibits and bought a lot of stuff and learned a lot about global projects. I browsed the bookstore and bought more stuff. I brought a hijab to the Gathering to wear Saturday, but with everything else going on, between the articles and the choir rehearsal and the shopping and trying to grab a bite to eat, I forgot my hijab in my room. That was my only disap-pointment during the Gathering. Singing with the choir was very uplifting and I loved be-ing a part of the worship service on Sunday. Being in the midst of hundreds of voices raised in praise and thanksgiving was awesome.
And if those events were icing on the cake, the cherry on top was winning a door prize. I took home a bottle of Palestinian olive oil. My Gathering experience continued as we journeyed home in our bus, sharing highlights and special events with each other. Among my highlights was being asked to continue writing for the Horizons. This led to being asked to write for the Prairie Wind. These are wonderful opportunities and I feel that through this Gathering, God is opening new doors and calling me to ser-vice in different ways.
I grew spiritually and physically and came home renewed, refreshed and energized with the Spirit. I hope we can encour-age even more women to attend the next Gathering in three years. It is an amazing opportunity.
Bus Trip to the 2015 PW Gathering
From front left going around to front right, Lois Aroian, Louise Van Poll, Mary Jenner, Sue Gose, Sandy Wiel, Vicky Wahl, Carolyn Hansen, Paula Larson, Linda Poppen, Calajean Kopfmann, Judy Neuharth, Candy Sowers, Linda Barnett and Jeannie Armstrong.
Birthdays: Melba Galliger 82, Mary Haley 90, Vi Magness 82, Eva Vilhauer 93, Luella Sweany 81, Don Urquhart 87 Anniversaries: Hugh & Shirley Fullerton 68, Chuck & Connie Rowen 42, Cam & Melba Galliger 60, Ron & Jill Hins 33 Weddings: Sabrena Schmidt & Robert Brooks married July 18, 2015 Baptized: Emma Rose Shieckoff daughter of Bradley & Renae Sheickoff, proud grandparents are Neil & Mona Kotas
To: The family and friends of Fern Armstrong.
Mike & Lisa Kopfmann family
Mike Kopfmann, the son of Calajean and Stan, grew up in Alpena and graduated from high school there. He has an older sister, Peggy (Jay) Morris of Huron. A younger sister, Kristi Anne passed away when she was a baby. She was loved by the whole family. Mike started working in the family business as a teenager and now is the manager at Stan's Inc, an agricultural trucking business. He enjoys grilling and hang-ing out with the family in the backyard. Lisa was born in Minneapolis to Rose and ReDel Keleher. She grew up in Alpena where she attended high school then went on to obtain an elementary teaching degree from NSU in Aberdeen. She taught the 5
th and 6
th grade in Alpena for 7
years. She has a younger sister, Shelly Reno, who lives in Denver and a younger brother, Michael Keleher, who lives in Sioux Falls. Lisa has stayed involved with the schools by vol-unteering in each child's classroom during their elementary years and currently volunteers time at the Huron Middle School . She is now the President of the PTO there. Mike and Lisa started dating in high school and were mar-ried in 1993 in Huron. They have four children. Alex is 20 years old and will be a junior at USD this fall. His major is business with a minor in law. He works at Stan's during the summer months and enjoys camping, hunting and shooting his bow. Megan, age 19, will be a sophomore at USD. She's studying in the Health/Science field. She is also employed for
the summer at Stan's. She enjoys time with friends and hanging out with the family. Austin, age 15, will be a sopho-more at HHS and appreciates time with friends. He works in the repair shop at Stan's while not in school. Zach is 13 and will be in the 8
th grade. He is active in sports and in-
dulges in hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, and swimming. After living on the farm for a number of years the Kopfmann's decided, in 2004, to move closer to Huron. The entire family, including extended family, takes pleasure in get-togethers, cook-outs and swimming in the backyard pool. As each child graduates from high school Mike and his mom take them on a Senior Trip of his/her choice. Alex chose Alaska and Megan wanted to visit New York and Washington DC. It is a very special way to bond with each other. The whole family has delighted in trips taken to-gether to San Diego, the Grand Canyon and Hawaii. Both Mike and Lisa have taught Sunday School and ush-ered. Lisa is involved with Logos and Mike is currently an at large member of the Church Administration Committee.
The Fall Supper is just around the corner. We are
looking for a group of people to help us organize and put
together this event. If you can help please call Deb
VanOverschelde 350-4491 or Stephanie Meyer 354-
The Fall Supper has been a great way to bring our
members and the community together to serve the Lord
and enjoy a meal together. It has also raised a nice
amount of funds to go towards the projects within the
church. We hope to continue this event and grow for the
good of the church and to serve our Lord. Please prayer-
fully consider being part of this event.
July 4, 2015
Members Allen LaMont Jene & Jan Carrol (Son-in-law & daughter of Berneice Muilenburg) David Hook Beverly Hook Alan Schmidt Henry Sievers LaVonne Nicholas Oliver Nicholas Cherry Amick Victor Dracy Hugh Fullerton Mr. & Mrs Brady K. Hastings Marlene Gamber Sue Gose
Friends & family Kim Arbeiter Nevaeh Agustin (Alicia Flying Hawks daughter) Jan Balsley (Alissa Crandall’s mother) Virgil Brugger (LaVonne Nicholas’ brother) Rev. Ballard Blount (Lori Magness’ father) Jene & Jan Carrol (Berneice M Muilenburg’s son-in-law & daughter) Carolyn Crathers (Ken Shoultz’ sister) Andrea Cook (Iris Brown’s daughter) Kim Crump (Cam & Melba Galliger’s daughter) Larry Claypool (Renea Katz’s father) Kory Farstad (Lisa Gogolin’s father) Claudia Frey (former member) Adrianna Hight (Berniece Muilenberg’s great-niece, expecting triplets) Beverly Hook (David’s mother) Gladys Hrdlicka (Donna Meiers’ mother) Cliff Hrdlicka (Donna Meiers brother) Cloe Jesson (3 year old niece of Marlene Gamber’s friend). Scott Lindblad (Peggy Mueller’s son) Mary Louise & Leslie Jensen (Brenda Schmidt’s parents) Patricia Moore (Greg Hepper’s aunt) Charlotte Mangan (sister of Oliver Nicholas) Doretta Nelson (sister of Berneice Muilenberg) Glen Millage (Pastor Andrew’s uncle) Susan Munion (friend of Cam & Melba Galliger) Marian (Wold) Martin (friend of Lori Magness) Kathi Mueller (wife of Mike and daughter-in-law of Karen) Ruby Parmely (Kevin’s mother) Michelle Pulfrey (friend of the Alan Schmidt family) Michael Peterson (friend of the Alan Schmidt family) Patty Ruehle (Chuck Groth’s sister) Phyllis Schmidt (Alan Schmidt’s mother) Marilyn Schiekoff (Phyliss Lemke’s sister) Sonnie Schimke (14 mo. Old grandson of Merle Schimke) James Teer (Mona Kotas’ brother-in-law) Amy Weller (Dar King’s daughter) Jill Wurzer (friend of Erica McNeil) Ansley Whitaker (great granddaughter of Cobbie & Vi Magness) Johnna Waldner (friend of Peggy Mueller) Justin Wolf (Berniece Muilenberg’s grandson)
Do something special for your August Birthday by donating a penny for each year of your age to the PW’s Birthday Box in the east room. You will help fund their mission projects Have a special happy birthday!
PW Safe Birth Campaign Quarters save lives!
100 quarters saves one life. Deposit quarters in the Blue Tube in the East Room
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We’ve Got Mail Dear First Church, Thank you for sending me to camp Rimrock. My favor-ite part was the mud pit and that I got so close to the holy spirit. I am looking forward to Day Camp, Your Friend, Drew Arteman Deacons, Thank you for the lowers that you sent for my birthday James Pownell
Thank you so much for sending me to camp. It was a blast!. I’m so thankful to have made such good friends that will last a life time. I am also grateful to getting closer to God! Thanks again, Emily Arteman
CAKE PROVIDERS AND WORKERS Brian & Gail Lichty, Jo Long, Bard & Lori Magness, Cobbie & Vi Magness, Alvina Maher, Linda Marcus, Claire & Betty McBride, Loretta McDonald, David & Linda McGirr, Erica McNeil, Donna Meiers, Rodney, Meiers, Bob & Ann Meyer, Dennis & Kathy Meyer, Hugh & Lee Ann Miner, Jill Minske, Peggy Mueller, Karen Mueller
BBq – food
Sunday, August 16
Winter Park 5:00 pm
( C hild Care providedat at the church)
Call the church 352-8789 if you plan to attend.
2015 South Dakota State Fair!!
We are ushering at the Grandstand again!
We volunteer & they donate to senior high youth.
Our work dates are September 2-6. Below is a
table showing the dates, times, and shows that
we’ll be working.
We need 12-15 people each night. Some can leave after the
show starts, but they request that at least 7-8 of us stay to keep peo-
ple out of the VIP & Standing Room areas and help if help is
Date Show Show Time BE THERE
9/2/2015 Bull Bash 8:00 PM 6:30 PM
9/3/2015 Bull Bash 8:00 PM 6:30 PM
9/4/2015 Kenny Rogers 7:00 PM 5:30 PM
9/5/2015 The Band Perry 7:00 PM 5:30 PM
9/6/2015 Huey Lewis & the
News 7:00 PM 5:30 PM
Campers at Camp Rimrock Playing in the mud at
in the chapel
Playing in the game room at camp I’m a Little Tea Pot