First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991


Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:


June 15, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Trinity Sunday/Peace with Justice Sunday/Father’s Day

Our Mission:

“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”



A Time of Gathering and Praise


“Lay Me Down”




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      My Redeemer Lives

“A New Hallelujah”

“How Great is our God”








FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “Don’t Misunderstand Your Dad”


SCRIPTURE  II Corinthians 5:1-10 (p. 170)


MESSAGE               “Finding the Right Balance” Rev. Ron






SONG OF PRAISE               Holy, Holy, Holy






*SENDING FORTH      “Deep Cries Out”


St. James United Methodist Church Praise Team, Sioux City, IA



Traditional Worship

8:30 A.M.

Trinity Sunday/Peace with Justice Sunday/Father’s Day

 Our Mission:

“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”


A Time of Gathering and Praise



SPECIAL MUSIC “Jesus Messiah”


  Let us come together giving honor to Almighty God!

Let us honor those who led us in the ways of the Lord in our Youth!

Praise be to God for the families we shared in our childhood!  

Praise be to the Lord that we are adopted into the family of God!

May the Lord bless the loved ones of our youth wherever they may be.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #64 (blue hymnal)

“Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”


God’s sovereignty in the Old Testament is called a covenant with Israel, binding them to shalom. There is no contradiction between justice and peace, or between peace and security, or between love and justice.

Isaiah wrote, “Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field. The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and lust forever. My people will abide in peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places” Shalom is the spiritual morality of a community that lives in harmony with God and creation.

For the Israelites, the Exodus meant liberation, but the Exile meant renewal.

Servanthood, not narrow nationalism, is the way to shalom. Ezekiel and Isaiah wrote of swords turned into plowshares and peaceful kingdoms, and foretold the coming Prince of Peace.

Jesus comes while angels sing, “Glory to God, on earth peace.” He lauds peace makers and outcasts. He instructs us to love our enemies, for hatred blinds us and breaks God’s creation.

Just as the prophets envisioned peace at the end of the Old Testament, so

John’s Revelation tells of a new earth, infinite in love and compassion, where nations come together in peace, and hunger, hurt, and sorrow do not exist.


This is the foundation of our United Methodist hope and joy. With Saint Francis of Assisi, we can sow love, mercy, light. We can be God’s instruments of peace and justice, seeking to replace discord with harmony. We can repair the brokenness which shatters shalom wholeness.

A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #2288 (black song book) “The Family Prayer Song


A Time of Proclamation



“Don’t Misunderstand Your Dad”

SCRIPTURE II Corinthians 5:1-10 (p. 170)

MESSAGE                  “Finding the Right Balance”                  Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



OFFERTORY  “Holy, Holy, Holy”

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #99 (blue hymnal)

“My Tribute”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #710 (blue hymnal) “Faith of Our Fathers”


A Time of Sending Forth





*Indicates Congregation stand, if you are comfortable doing so. Large print hymnals and bulletins are available, as are hearing devices.  Please ask an usher for assistance.  Nursery care provided for 0-4 year old children 8:30 - 11:00 AM. **Please turn off or mute your cell phones. Thank you


Sr. High Youth News


*Friday, June 20th – Those going on the Seattle, WA Mission Trip will meet at the church at 1:45pm to load the van.  We will leave the church by 2:00pm.  The bus will leave SF at 4:00pm.  Remember to pack a lunch, as we will not be stopping for food on the way out to RC. If you have any questions call Diane (660-1242).


Diane's will have office hours on Thursday, June 19th from 9:00-10:30am. Contact info for me is  665-1500 or 660-1242


Youth and Parents here are some ways you can stay up to date with what is going on – or we have a group on Facebook – First UMC Sr. High Youth Group (Yankton).



June 15 – 22


                          Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Bill &

                          Wanda Branson in memory of their fathers .

                          9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall

Monday: 9:30 AM - Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

1:00 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

Tuesday: 7 AM - Drawing a Circle Around Women, Fryn’ Pan

8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, Assembly of God Church

9:00 AM - Piecemakers Quilting

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets in Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets in Conference Room

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall All are invited.

9:00 AM - HSC party

- PEO meeting in Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday: 7 AM - Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Fryn’ Pan 

8:30 AM  - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

     Noon - Information for the Bulletin due to church Office

              7:30 PM - Night Club. All women are invited. Upper Room

Saturday: 8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

- Summer Worship Schedule Summer Worship Hours began today Sunday, May 25th and will run through Sunday, August 31st.  8:30–9:30am – Traditional Worship Service; 9:30am-10:00am Coffee Fellowship; 10:00-11:00am – Contemporary Worship Service. Nursery available 8:30am-11:00am.


- Church Worship Survey The survey requested by the Church Council was mailed out Friday.  Surveys were sent to all members and constituents and to youth who have been confirmed.  Please complete the surveys and return to the church by June 30th.  Surveys may be mailed to the church office or returned to the church and placed in the sealed survey box which will be located in the lounge on Sundays and in the church office other days.  Thank You!  Worship Time Task Force


- Quilting the Piecemakers will be having a fun day of Quilting all day Tuesday, June 17th beginning at 9 am, break for lunch, then back to quilt in the afternoon.


- Night Club we will continue to hold Night Cub through the summer months. We are starting a new book called The Girls Still Got It by Lizz Higgs. It is the study of the book of Ruth.  We start at 7:30pm and everyone is invited. We meet in the Upper Room and use the North door. If you have any questions just ask Denise Willman or call at 857-0435.


- United Methodist Women’s Project in an effort to make it more affordable to put together Layette Kits for the Marketplace, UMW is asking all members of the church to make note of what it takes to put these kits together and collect individual items which will later be assembled into complete kits. At each UMW meeting baskets will be out to collect items. Church members may give items to UMW members or leave the items at the church office to be added to the collection. Items needed must be new. They are: 6 cloth diapers, 2 shirts or one-piece body suits, 2 baby wash cloths, 2 gowns or sleepers, 2 diaper pins, 1 sweater or open front jacket, 2 receiving blankets (not crib blankets). You are encouraged to watch for sales and help with this project.


- Random Act of Kindness Rummage the Night Club Ladies would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those who helped out in so many different ways.  We were able to make $1350 and will be using the money toward the purchase of a water well through World Vision.  The Sunday School classes started this project and we are adding to it.  A well cost $3000, with the Sunday School offering and the Random Act of Kindness Rummage Sale were are at about $2,550.  Not bad for just starting in January. Again, thanks to every for all your efforts.  As Mary Pierce always tells me, "Many hands make light work".  It always works out and it’s because of so many of you willing to help out.  Thank You, Denise Willman


- In need of toilet paper rolls we will be doing a craft with toilet paper rolls for VBS this August.  Could you please help us by saving your toilet paper rolls and dropping them off at the office.  We will need around 200.  Thanks Denise Willman


- Conference mission trip we ask for your prayers as we prepare to go on the conference mission trip to Seattle, WA.  We will head out on June 20th and return June 29th.  Those going from our church are Stephanie Anderson, Kylee Duncan, Tanner Dykstra, Sean Garcia, Ryan Golden, Dustin Gusso, Sam Gusso, Kirsten May, Ben Mooney, Alleysia Ugofsky, and Diane Kisch


- Weird Animals VBS - Aug 3rd-7th The FUMC will be hosting the program Weird Animals for VBS this year.  This program is only successful due to the church family becoming involved.  Committees have received their assignments and work has begun.  There will be sign up posters in Wesley Hall for all positions available.  Age doesn't matter, there will be an area for everyone to work in.   We will need shepherds, craft help, story tellers, game helpers, donations of food, craft supplies and props.  Please consider taking part in this fun adventure.  VBS is from Aug 3rd-7th and begins at 5:30pm for the meal which all children, volunteers and families are invited to attend.  The program runs from 6:00-8:00pm and there will be a finale program for all to attend on the 7th at 8:00pm.  Mark your calendars and come join in on the fun.  We need you and you will be blessed.  If there are any questions, please call Denise Willman at 665-2869 or 857-0435.


- Change for Life Kids for Christ is raising money to assist with fundraising for the Relay for Life on June 27, 2014. We ask that you save “Change for Life” and help us make a difference in the life of someone with cancer.  The kids raised $500 through their Maundy Thursday meal and they have set a goal of raising $1000!  Please save your change and support a worthwhile cause! 


- Camp even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register for camp. The cost would be at full price.  The church and UWM will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance. If you have any questions please talk to Diane Kisch.


- Mark your calendars The Bike and Build riders will be in Yankton on July 13-15th!  I am looking for people to assist with meal preparation and transportation of the riders to showers.  Call Julie at 605-661-3374 if you would like to share in this amazing experience.


- Donate your old computer! Laptop, desktop, broken, working, computer parts, cords, all welcome. All computers will have data destroyed before being given away. If it can't be fixed, it will be recycled at a proper electronics recycling station. Please bring computers and computer parts and place them in the closet under the main stairs. If you cannot bring them in, we can pick them up. Contact Garrett, Gena, or Merle Brandt.


- Divorced Separated and Widowed Support Group The Family Education and Counseling Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have assumed sponsorship for this incredible program that has been a mainstay of the Yankton community for many, many years. The Divorced, Separated and Widowed group is a process designed to help those who have experienced any of these life change moments and would like some help processing those changes.  The group is faith based, but non-sectarian.  The next Groups will be starting on Monday September 22, at 7:00 PM, and will meet at Riverview Reformed Church, 1700 Burleigh St., Yankton.  If you have any questions or would like to register please call Family Education and Counseling Center, Inc at 605-260-9284.  


- Relay for Life Luminaria Request Forms can be found at the table in the lounge. Deadline for taking orders for Luminaries to be completed by Relay for Life is June 20th.



New Conference Event 

July 14-16, 2014 - South Dakota State University



Youth there are some funds available to help cover part of your registration cost, please talk to Diane Kisch.

We are looking for at least 2 adults (your registration cost will be covered) that can attend with our youth, if you are able to go please talk to Diane Kisch or Julie Dykstra.  Adults have to be registered by the first week of July because the conference has to do background checks on all adults that help with youth events.



the musical talents of Sanctus Real

comedian: Bob Stromberg

"The Magic of Faith"-show by Mike the Magician

Worship led by: REZ Life Band out of the UM Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS

Teaching by: Olu Brown


Who: Youth Grades 6-13 (grade fall of 2014)

What: A gathering of Dakotas youth for worship, small groups & workshops (age specific groups), teaching, Bible study and fun!

Theme:  Transform

When: July 14-16, 2014

July 14 - Registration between 3-5:30pm

July 16 - Concludes with lunch to go

Where: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; We will be staying in the residence halls linens provided.

Why: To offer Christ to the youth of the Dakotas Conference, to give youth a place to deepen their faith, to encourage youth to live their faith and transform the world, and to have a blast together praising God!

How Much:

Early Bird Price: before June 15 - $185

Registration Price: June 16-July 8 (final deadline) - $215

How to Register:  Online registration opens here...March 1. This is the website where you can register


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families. Terry Triebwasser, brother of Julie Moderegger; Blaine, Mona Mullican's son


Above are the most recent prayer concerns. For prayer partners, a complete list is on the Welcome Table.


(If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)


In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Liturgist McKenna Golden

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist St. James United Methodist Church Praise Team

Sound Technician

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:30)


Ushers                              (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

(10:00) Bob & Jane Walser

Valet (8:30) Dave Cornemann (10:00) Jeff May

Coffee Fellowship Ken & Mary Alice Halverson

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence