First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991


Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:



July 13, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise



REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      “Sanctuary

“Lord I Lift Your Name On High”









Cong:  We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new phase of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.


Cong & Pastor: We will pray for you and for the whole family of God


FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “It All Depends on the Dirt”


SCRIPTURE  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (p. 13)


MESSAGE                 “Are You Listening?” Rev. Ron




OFFERTORY                     “The Lord’s Prayer” Rev. Russell Peirce


SONG OF PRAISE               “Give Thanks”






*SENDING FORTH      “Make Me a Servant”

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Barb & Heather Hirsch, Melissa Rempfer; Bill Sohl, Monte Gulick, Steve King, Nick & Tracy Kisch, Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Hali Strom; Kaitlyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn

Traditional Worship

8:30 A.M.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




  You are the Sower, O God; we are the seed.

God’s word is being sown in our lives this day. In God, we live and move and have our being.

You are the Lover, O God; we are the beloved. 

God’s love blossoms in our lives with a beauty greater than the lilies of the field.

You are the Healer, O God; we are the healed.

God’s healing flows through our veins with every beat of our heart.

You are the Potter, O God; we are the clay.

God’s hand fashions us into lamps to shine forth the light of Christ.

Come, everyone, come and worship the One who sows us in the fields of Love.


*HYMN OF PRAISE #732 (blue hymnal) “Come, We That Love the Lord”

*LITANY: “Sowing Our Seeds In Good Soil”

You who are thirsty but do not have the money, come and drink,

That the word of the Lord might accomplish its purpose.

You who are hungry but do not have the price, come and eat,

That the word of the Lord might accomplish its purpose.

You who labor but do not get your reward, come and consider,

That the word of the Lord might accomplish its purpose.

You who scatter seed but do not reap the harvest, come and plant,

That the word of the Lord might accomplish its purpose.

Let us drink the water of life and eat the bread of heaven. Let us sow our seeds in good soil, that others might reap the fruit of our labor.


A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #393 (blue hymnal) “Spirit of the Living God


A Time of Proclamation




“It All Depends On the Dirt”

OFFERTORY                     “The Lord’s Prayer” Rev. Russell Peirce

SCRIPTURE Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (p. 13)

MESSAGE                   “Are You Listening?”                  Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #99 (blue hymnal) “My Tribute”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #707 (blue hymnal) “Hymn of Promise”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #671 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”


*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



July 13 – 20


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

Larson in memory of Kenneth Sparks.

                          9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall

-                         - Bike and Build Team arrive

                          6:30 PM - One Way Up Concert at Riverside Amphitheater

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

1:00 PM - 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, Majestic Bluffs

9:00 AM - PEO meeting, Wesley Hall

Noon - Information for the Bulletin due to church Office

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

              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

Next Sunday:   - 2:30pm Retirement party for Pastor Bob

- Concert come join us at Riverside Park for music by One Way Up Sunday, July 13th at 6:30pm. A free will offering will be taken. We will have root beer floats for $1.00.


- Pastor Bob’s Retirement Party Pastor Bob Cappel will be honored at a retirement party at the church on Sunday, July 20th at 2:30pm. Plan to share your stories about Pastor Bob as we gather to celebrate his years of service to all of us at FUMC.


- Summer Worship Schedule Summer Worship Hours has begun 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.


- Bike & Build Team The time is drawing near for Bike and Build, the Missions Committee is in need of donations of pie, desserts and salads for the evening meal which will be served on Sunday, July 13th.  A signup sheet is available in Wesley Hall.  If you have an interest in helping to serve, please indicate on signup sheet


- Kid’s Against Hunger Food Pack On Saturday, July 19th, the Broadway Group of Thrivent Financial will be partnering with Kids Against Hunger to host a Food Pack at Calvary Baptism Church. The pack will begin at am and there will be 4 different shifts. Shifts available 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. The Yankton FUMC Missions Committee would like to get a team or two together to pack at the 1pm and/or the 3pm shifts. Please contact Mikael Pietila or Merle Brandt if you are interested in being on a team. As an added incentive, The Broadway Group is picking up the suggested $25 donation for each participant. You can contact the Thrivent Financial Office at 605-665-2341 if you would like to pack at the other shift times.


- A huge thank you for your support and prayers for our Mission Trip to Seattle, WA.  We had many challenges along the way (starting with me (Diane) leaving my purse on a chair at the church – luckily I realized it before we got to Gayville and Rev. Ron was gracious and brought it to us).  We were divided into 11 work teams, that served at different locations each day, some of the things we did were paint bunk beds, package bulk items in to small bags for distribution, sort clothing, gardening, cook and serve a meal, play with kids and help around  camp Indianola.  We also got to do a little sightseeing, the view from the Space Needle is amazing! Please take the time to ask us about our trip. Thank you again for making these trips possible with your financial support. (Stephanie Anderson, Kylee Duncan, Tanner Dykstra, Sean Garcia, Ryan Golden, Sam Gusso, Kirsten May, Ben Mooney, Alleysia Ugofsky and Diane Kisch)


- The concert at Dak Youth 14 is now open to the public.  Sanctus Real in concert at Brookings First United Methodist Church Community Life Center, Brookings, SD. (625 5th St) Tuesday, July 15th, 9pm. Tickets $10 at the door/no reserved seating cash preferred/credit accepted


 - 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.


- UMW Reading Program I need the entries for the reading program by the 1st of August. You may mail them to me or leave them in the office. Thank you. Judy Bevers


- 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.


- 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 they 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.  


Sr. High Youth News


Diane's next office hours will be on Thursday, July 24th 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).




In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Calvin & Debra Buchholz & family. Calvin’s mom Marian Buchholz passed away.


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 (

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Craig Sherman

Sound Technician

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:30) Craig Sherman


Ushers                              (8:30) Mike & Denise Erickson

(10:00) Bob & Jane Walser

Valet (8:30) Mark Droppers (10:00) Laurie Baily

Coffee Fellowship    Nick & Tracy Kisch

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence