Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011 Dell Rapids Graduation Prayer Chapel

Friday, May 13, 2011
6:00PM - Kevin & Carrie Klare
7:00PM -- Marge Mellendorf & Jan Siemonsma
8:00PM -- Chad & Jill Hansen
9:00PM -- Donna Carlson & Tom Williams
10:00PM -- Tammy McKillip & Mary Nelson
11:00PM -- Steve and Jeanne Hoff
12:00AM -- Holly Cleland & Trevor Peter

Saturday, May 14, 2011
1:00AM -- Elizabeth Kerns & Morgan Wiebenga
2:00AM -- Pastor Frank & Zane Lodmell
3:00AM -- Joci Hansen & Abbie Schuring
4:00AM -- Tina Lindholm & Karla Peter
5:00AM -- Greg Land & Karla Peter
6:00AM -- Marcia Lodmell & Kerry Ljungrren
7:00AM -- Teri Eddy & friend
8:00AM - Nancy & Dennis L
9:00AM - Nancy & Dennis L
10:00AM -- Donna Lueders & Linda Krueger
11:00AM -- Elaine Hoftiezer & Open
12:00PM -- Kelli Siemonsma & Christine Houska
1:00PM -- Gail Veldkamp & Louis Peter
2:00PM -- Matt & Marne Leighton
3:00PM -- Julie Price & Holly
4:00PM -- Caroline Veldkamp & Open
5:00PM -- Alinda Wiarda & Open
6:00PM -- Ryan Feltman & Open
7:00PM -- Robin Wiebenga & Open
8:00PM -- Max & Cheryl Merry
9:00PM -- Max & Cheryl Merry
10:00PM -- Paula Schreier & Open
11:00PM -- Julie Millman & Open

Sunday, May 15, 2011
12:00AM -- Holly Cleland & Open
1:00AM -- Keith DeLange & Open
2:00AM -- Mike Lueders & Open
3:00AM -- Adam Carpenter & Open
4:00AM -- Adam Carpenter & Open
5:00AM -- Todd Wiebenga & Open

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2010 Time Slots

Friday, May 14, 2010
6PM - 7PM Morgan Wiebenga & Cindy Schuch
7PM - 8PM Brian & Lisa Wilber
8PM - 9PM Mike & Susan Kahler
9PM - 10PM Paula Schreier & Tammy McKillip
10PM - 11PM Donna Lueders & Linda Krueger
11PM - 12AM Arlene Schuch Wangness & Alicia Schuch

Saturday, May 15, 2010
12AM - 1AM Kristi Cook & Pastor Frank
1AM - 2AM Ryan Feltman & Pastor Frank
2AM - 3AM Ryan Feltman & Jan Siemonsma
3AM - 4AM Wayne & Sherry Petrik
4AM - 5AM Chad & Jill Hansen
5AM - 6AM Holly Cleland & Lorraine Utech
6AM - 7AM Teri Eddy & Marcia Lodmell
7AM - 8AM Nancy & Dennis LaCoursiere
8AM - 9AM Jenny Schoolmeester & Pam VanZee
9AM - 10AM Scott & Jan Mandel
10AM - 11AM Stephanie VanDuyn, Trevor Peter & Abbie Clauson
11AM - 12PM Tracy & Kris Langer
12PM - 1PM Marge Mellendorf & Marilyn Smith
1PM - 2PM Elaine Hoftiezer & Alinda Wiarda
2PM - 3PM Rhonda Schildhauer & Open
3PM - 4PM Matt & Marne Leighton
4PM - 5PM Shelly Clauson, Kevin & Carrie Klare
5PM - 6PM Greg Land & Open
6PM - 7PM Adam Carpenter & Open
7PM - 8PM Jim Millman & Open
8PM - 9PM Gail Veldkamp & Open
9PM - 10PM Julie Millman & Mike Lueders
10PM - 11PM Max & Cheryl Merry
11PM - 12AM Max & Cheryl Merry

Sunday, May 16, 2010
12AM - 1AM Holly Cleland & Karla Peter
1AM - 2AM Todd & Robin Wiebenga
2AM - 3AM Keith DeLange & Louis Peter
3AM - 4AM Jim VanZee & Dave Schuch
4AM - 5AM Tess Welbig & Scott
5AM - 6AM Tess Welbig & Scott

2010 Dell Rapids Graduation Prayer Chapel

The 2010 Dell Rapids Graduation Prayer Chapel will begin Friday, May 14 at 6:00PM. Graduates are invited and encouraged to come to the chapel to light their own candle. The chapel will be staffed with volunteers from 6:00PM on Friday evening until 6:00AM on Sunday, May 16th. Please e-mail Robin Wiebenga at to sign up for a time slot.

Your prayer make a difference!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thank You

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2009 Graduation Prayer Chapel.

  • The Prayer Chapel successfully provided 36 hours of continuous prayer for the graduates of Dell Rapids Public, St Mary's and Strive high.
  • 113 graduates were prayed for.
  • 53 people staffed the prayer chapel over the 36 hours.
  • 10 people provided prayer for 2 or more hours.
  • Only 7 time slots did not have at least two people in the chapel.
  • One Graduate came to light her own candle.
  • Two graduates from 2008 came to pray as they had been prayed over last year.
  • Two kids from the class of 2010 filled a time slot and look forward to the prayers for them next year.
  • Friends and family of graduates came to see the chapel and say a prayer."
  • Many individuals that were unable to commit to an hour prayer from home or while traveling for the graduates.
  • Additional specific prayer requests were added to the chapel through out the 36 hours.

Listed below are a few comments that I heard over the weekend.

"Wow, The prayer chapel was amazing. I felt so close to God."

"The presence of the Holy Spirit was in the the Prayer Chapel."

"The candles were so inspirational that I began to cry as I stepped into the chapel."

"I felt honored to pray for the 2009 graduates and assist in keeping their candle burning for 36 hours."

"I just wanted to stay in the prayer chapel. It was so spiritual to me."

"I felt close to God and I did not want to leave the chapel."

"The Holy Spirit guided my prayer for the graduates. This class has deep pain and will need our continued prayers."

"I want to be part of the 2010 prayer chapel."

Thank you to every that participated in the chapel. Prayer is Powerful!



Sunday, April 26, 2009

2009 Graduation Prayer Chapel Sign up

Email Robin at or call/text 605.366.3934 to request your time slot.

Friday, May 15, 2009

6PM - 7PM Robin Wiebenga & Shelly Clauson
7PM - 8PM Carrie Probst & Stacie Carpenter
8PM - 9PM Tammy McKillip & Adam Carpenter
9PM - 10PM Jan Siemonsma & Laura Pudwill
10PM - 11PM Rhonda Schildhauer & Daughter
11PM - 12AM Jim VanZee & Amy Tomes

Saturday, May 16, 2009

12AM - 1AM Danielle Schuch & Morgan Wiebenga
1AM - 2AM Pastor Frank Boerema & Paula Schreier
2AM - 3AM Cindy and Alicia Schuch
3AM - 4AM Cindy and Alicia Schuch
4AM - 5AM Karla and Louis Peter
5AM - 6AM Dave Schuch
5:30AM - 6:30AM Sherry Petrik
6AM - 7AM Chad & Jill Hansen
7AM - 8AM Nancy & Dennis LaCoursiere
8AM - 9AM Linda Kruger & Caroline Veldkamp
9AM - 10AM Sharon Hegge & Jon Hanson
10AM - 11AM Steph Van Duyn & Open
11AM - 12PM Donna Lueders & Open
12PM - 1PM Robin Wiebenga & Open
1PM - 2PM Mike & Susan Kahler
2PM - 3PM Julie Price & Open
3PM - 4PM Julie Price & Open
4PM - 5PM Greg Land & Open
5PM - 6PM Kevin & Carrie Klare
6PM - 7PM Marilyn Smith & Open
7PM - 8PM Paula Schreier & Jenifer Kahler
8PM - 9PM Karla and Trevor Peter & Mary and Jackie Nelson
9PM - 10PM Max & Cheryl Merry
10PM - 11PM Max & Cheryl Merry
11PM - 12AM Ryan & Jaimie Feltman

Sunday, May 17, 2009
12AM - 1AM Ryan & JaimieFeltman
1AM - 2AM Ryan & Jaimie Feltman
2AM - 3AM Tess Welbig & Open
3AM - 4AM Tess Welbig & Open
4AM - 5AM Mike Lueders & Rick Veldkamp
5AM - 6AM Todd Wiebenga & Keith DeLange

Saturday, January 24, 2009

2008 Letter to Graduates

The Dell Rapids Reformed Church Youth Group sponsored a 30-hour Dell Rapids Graduation Prayer Chapel from 6:00PM May 16th to midnight May 17th. The purpose of the prayer chapel was to pray individually for each of the Dell Rapids graduates. Each hour one to three people prayed specifically for you on the following topics.

Prayer for education
Prayer for careers
Prayer for good choices
Prayer for safety over graduation weekend
Prayer for parents & families
Prayer for health
Prayer for financial challenges
Prayer of praises for accomplishments

The prayer chapel involved volunteers from the community. Forty-three individuals and two junior high youth groups tended to the prayer chapel. Some people prayed for three hours in total, not because they had to, but because they wanted to pray for each graduate by name and individually.

Dell Rapids is not only the school that you graduated high school from, but it is also a community of Christians. Christian’s who will celebrate your success of a high school education and pray for your future.

The Reformed Church will be sponsoring future graduation prayer chapels. Next year, we would love to have you involved in the prayer chapel to pray for the graduating class of 2009.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” -- Matthew 21:22

Prayer is Powerful!