June News: One Hope, One Faith, One Body

The month of June is always a blur for me, Pastor Emily, and it’s also filled with hope! We kick it off well with worship in GRIFFIN PARK, this Sunday at 9:30am. With the backdrop of God’s majesty as our sanctuary, we join in one hope with our siblings in Christ. I will be preaching on gratitude this Sunday, our worship crew will lead music, and we’ll receive Holy Communion as we join in joyful praise of our Creator. I will plan to see you each Sunday in June at 9:30am! Bring your lawnchairs!

In addition to worship in the park, I will be on professional leave two weeks in June. I am the dean of Placerville Women’s Camp this year (June 6-10), and I will be away for a Mediation Skills Training Institute through the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (June 21-25). We also gather virtually for our SD UCC Annual Conference via Zoom June 25-26th. Our church representatives are Cherlyn Christiansen & Larry Lyngstad, and all are welcome to join!

May the beauty of the outdoors be our inspiration toward gratitude and praise as a worshipping community this summer!

4th of July Church: Worship on the Move!

On Sunday, July 4th, our church will worship God with campfire songs on a float in the Ft. Pierre Independence Day parade! More details will be sent out late June. For now, if you’re interested in participating in this creative worship, reach out to Pastor Emily. Norm and Ruby Humphrey are providing the flatbed trailer, and we’ll deck it out campfire-style. Join us!

This news will be our only official church communication for the month of June. If important dates arise, such as additional memorial services, we will send out notice via email or Facebook.

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Calendar at a Glance

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Mark your Calendar

Sun. June 6: 9:30am Opening One Hope Worship in Griffin Park
June 6-10: Placerville Women’s Camp, Pastor Emily away from office
Sun. June 13: 9:30am One Hope Worship in Griffin Park
June 17: 1pm Dana Petersen Memorial
Sun. June 20: 9:30am One Hope Worship in Griffin Park
Sat. June 26: 11am Jeannette Beemer Memorial
Sun. June 27: 9:30am One Hope Worship in Griffin Park
Thurs. July 1: Our church serves the Community Banquet


Hospital Seeking Volunteer Chaplains

For decades, patients at St. Mary’s have benefited from the presence of community members who volunteer as on-call chaplains. The presence of someone to pray with the patient and family, make phone calls to their own pastor and generally offer support has proven invaluable. If you have an interest in this type of service, please contact Karen Gallagher, VP Mission 605-224-3303 for further information.

Prayer Requests

Larry Christiansen as he continues the slow recovery and PT process following his knee replacement.

Roger & Jean Easland
as they continue to process the loss of Helen.

Carol Jennings as she struggles to maintain her health.

The Petersen Family & Beemer Family as they prepare for memorial services for Dana & Jeannette

Dorinda Daniel continues radiation treatment. We pray for strength of body and spirit during this difficult journey.

Bradford Hall Renovation Updates

We continue to await full details of our timeline to renovate Bradford Hall w/ the generous donation from Jim and Nora Wosepka, in memory of Jim’s parents Verly & Louise Wosepka. We are anticipating a tentative JULY timeframe, so we are not scheduling any events in the fellowship hall during July (and possibly into early August). We will keep the church updated as much as possible during this exciting phase of our church life.

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June Celebrations

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Amanda McKillip - June 01
Jan Papstein - June 07
Paige Gloe - June 09
Ken Pickering - June 12
Jason Evans - June 14
Larry Lyngstad - June 14
Rick Merriam- June 16
Veronica Bremser -June 19
Daniel Curnow - June 19
Jeanie Hartman - June 19
Fox Bremser - June 23
Timothy Anton - June 25
Alexander Roberts - June 26
Rich Jr. Gloe - June 27
Shirley Hinzman - June 28
June Hansen - June 30


Amanda and Doug McKillip - June 01
Kathy & Mike Cruse - June 03
Ken and Lavonne Pickering - June 04
AJ and Emily Munger - June 05
Brenda & Loren Paul - June 07
Kriste and Michael Schock - June 07
Steve & Leah Mohr - June 14
Mike and Stephanie Bietz - June 19
Frank and Shirley Halligan - June 22
Jim and Linda Cruse - June 27
Nancy & Bill Van Camp - June 28

Supporting Our Mission

Financial Report: May 30, 2021

We are 100% funded by the faithful giving of church members and friends. Thank you SO much for your continued support of our mission.

Weekly offering: $1,824.00
Weekly receipts needed to meet budget: $3,097.93

Scholarship Fund: $45.00
Love Fund: $60.00
Memorial Fund: $145.00


General fund receipts Year-to-Date: $67,859.05
General fund expenses paid Year-to-Date: $61,378.01
Budgeted Expenses Year-to-Date: $69,335.83

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