Bear Fruit That Will Last: Celebrate!

May holds many anticipatory moments in our community life. We celebrate our high school graduate Taylor Evans on the same day we hold in prayer all mothers and mother figures. We take our Spring scholarship offering to further support our students in higher education. We enjoy the gift of new members joining our faith family on Pentecost Sunday. We offer thanks and recognition for our worship leaders during a challenging year of ministry. And we celebrate big milestones in one another’s lives. All of this celebratory energy is guided by Jesus’ command, “Abide in love, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11

Join us Sunday in worship to hear the Good News in John 15:9-17 as depicted in the WordArt above. Community celebrations is the fruit of love that will last.

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Calendar at a Glance

Worship with us Sunday at 10am

May 9: We recognize Graduate Taylor Evans, Mother’s Day, and Rural Ministry Sunday, guided by John 15.

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Mark your Calendar

Sun. May 9: Mother’s Day; Celebrating Graduate Taylor Evans;
Sun. May 9: Rural Ministry Sunday
Mon. May 10: 3pm Funeral for Bev Huckins
Sun. May 16: Scholarship Drive
Sun. May 23: New Member & Music Recognition Sunday- Outdoor Party!
Sun. May 23: Pentecost & Strengthen the Church UCC offering
Sun. May 30: Memorial Day & Larry & Gail’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
Sun. June 6: Opening One Hope Ecumenical Worship in Griffin Park
June 6-10: Placerville Women’s Camp, Pastor Emily away from office


Community Connections

We Grieve the Loss of Beverly Huckins

Our prayers are with the entire Huckins family as they mourn the loss of their beloved matriarch Beverly Huckins. We hold in love Robert, who would have celebrated 70 years of marriage to Bev this August, as well as their children who feel the tremendous weight of grief. We will host a funeral for Bev here in her church home on Monday, May 10th at 3pm. A committal service will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis the following day.

Mother’s Day Altar Flowers

Cecil Bassett offers the flowers on the altar today in honor and memory of all mothers. Judy Bassett, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away one year ago today. May God bless the tremendous gifts mothers bring to our families and communities.

If you’d like to contribute fresh flowers for the altar, contact Christy in the office or Patti Jennings from our altar guild.

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Prayer Requests

Pearl Oatmyer as she recovers from her foot surgery.

The Huckins Family, as they face the grief of losing Bev.

Bree Oatman and family, as she mourns the loss of her grandma Shirley.

Cecil Bassett, as he marks one year since Judy’s death & All who mourn the loss of their beloveds.

Cindy Selland as she recovers from a procedure to address a detached retina, and prayers for no further complications

Chuck Kruse stopped in this week to express thanks for all the thoughts and prayers during his cochlear implant process. He is still working out some kinks, but is hopeful for improved hearing.

Rev. Ellis Arnold, our UCC Associate Conference Minister is still on a long road to recovery following brain surgery.

COVID vaccination clinics have moved from the “old” hospital building to the Avera Medical Group Pierre clinic building. COVID vaccination clinics will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Vaccine appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

The second dose clinic on May 12 will remain in the “old” hospital’s south commons area for patients who have already started their vaccination series.

All people ages 16 and older are encouraged to participate in vaccination. To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit

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May Celebrations

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James Ledbetter - May 01
Mike Bietz - May 03
Marilee Anton - May 08
Norman Humphrey - May 09
Rosanne Summerside - May 14
Richard Sr. Gloe - May 14
Blair Krueger - May 17
Betsy Eschen - May 18
Jim Pollock - May 18
Luke Schanzenbach - May 24
Blaire Munger - May 27
Darrick Brodkorb - May 30
Brittany Dowling - May 30
Carol Jennings - May 30
Lorraine Kintz - May 30
Jenna Kruger - May 31


Jan & Virgil Papstein (50th)- May 01
Brittni (Badger) Melius & Dmitri Melius- May 22
Betsy & Jim Pollock - May 25
Kay & Richard Tieszen - May 26
Bill Jr. & Tina Van Camp - May 26
Gail & Larry Lyngstad (60th) - May 29

Supporting Our Mission

Financial Report: May 2, 2021

Weekly offering: $ 4,636.00
Weekly receipts needed to meet budget: $ 3,097.93

Memorial Fund: $1,000.00

General fund receipts Year-to-Date: $ 55,485.05
General fund expenses paid Year-to-Date: $54,303.23
Budgeted Expenses Year-to-Date: $59,159.94

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