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:



August 31, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Twelfth 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      “We Bow Down

“Shine Jesus Shine”










SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Today we baptize Jaxx William Duane Olson,

son of Dustin & Sara Olson; Jase Philipp Hirsch, son of Kyle Hirsch.


RESPONSE #191 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & 2) “Jesus Loves Me”


SCRIPTURE  Ecclesiastes 5:18-21; Matthew 16:21-28 (p. 583, 17)


MESSAGE                “Enjoying the Job Satisfaction God Gives” Rev. Ron




OFFERTORY I Love Your Lord


SONG OF PRAISE               “Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow”






*SENDING FORTH      “May You Run and Not Be Weary”

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


Traditional Worship

8:30 A.M.

Twelfth 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




O, tell me, people, have you reaped your harvest?

     Yes, and left a sheaf of wheat for those who have no grain. Once we were lowly slaves in that distant land called Egypt.

O, tell me, people, have you gathered in your grapes?

  Yes, and left some on the vine for those who have no fruit. Once we were   

  lowly slaves in that distant land called Egypt.

Yes, we have toiled in our workplaces, on the streets and in our homes. Now we worship God our Savior who led us out of Egypt’s hand!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #581 (blue hymnal)

“Lord, Whose Love through Humble Service”


God our Creator, we pray for persons whose work is highly dangerous, whose work

  is repetitive, monotonous, and dull, whose work leaves them exhausted, for persons who are not equal to their tasks, whose tasks do not use their talents, for persons in whose work benefits are few, wages low, and the future bleak.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and let our cry come unto you.

God of six days and of rest, we pray for persons training for some difficult task, for   persons retraining for some new task, for widows and divorcees and all who enter the job market scarred and scared, for persons whose hands today fall idle, for illegal aliens and all on the run, for persons whose skills are meager, for persons whose skills no one wants, for all of us when we ask of work and life too much for too little, when our memories for life’s kindnesses are too short, and for life’s meanness too long.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and let our cry come unto you.

God of planting and sowing, we pray that when we succeed we not become hard,   making our good fortune other people’s cross, nor, when we fail, bitter, that we see beyond the   quick profit, that we see beyond the mirage of what we can own, that we   see the faces of people, and the world of beloved places, of beauty and of unfading right.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and let our cry come unto you.

God of the harvest, we pray that, letting go of yesterday and tomorrow, we be free

to receive today with open arms, that we cherish in the everyday the less that is more, that, inasmuch as we’ll wear out whatever, or swear life has denied us its crowning   decrepitude, we wear out for what is worth the candle, and for whom.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and let our cry come unto you.

God of Creation, Lord of heaven and earth, we pray that we may be wise enough to invest in friends, in family, in beloved places, in the nameless numbers of vulnerable people whose disreputable company our Lord preferred, that we may be wise   enough to invest in the coming kingdom right, no boondoggle developed on sand, but a house erected on solid rock, title clear, held by Jesus, ne`er-do-well of Nazareth, and our Lord.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and let our cry come unto you.

For people it is a joy to work with, a joy to work for, a joy to hire; for worthwhile work and things that go well; for work we love; for people who volunteer their time, do not weary of well doing, but arise daily for others, for all who do not retire from discipleship; for all who give their work their best, and bring out our own.

We give you thanks, O Lord.

For all who labor for more just trade and the coming kingdom of fairness, for all who   labor for the end of the manufacture of the weapons of death, for all who labor for the health of Creation.

We give you thanks, O Lord.

A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #534 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Be Still, My Soul


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Ecclesiastes 5:18-21; Matthew 16:21-28 (p. 583, 17)

MESSAGE        “Enjoying the Job Satisfaction God Gives             Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #309 (blue hymnal) “Take My Life, and Let It Be”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2224 (black song book) (stz. 1 & 2)

“The Servant Song”


- 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.


- 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.


- 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 22nd, at 7:00pm, 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


Please turn in the 2014-2015 permission slips that were mailed to you


*Wed., Sept. 3rd – 7:30 – 9:00pm the first half hour will be a Youth/Parents Meeting. We will talk about two conference events Sanctuary and Youth 15.


Regular Youth Group will follow - come prepared to get wet and messy! (Bring a towel to dry off with)


Diane's office hours will be Thursdays at 1:30 – 3:00pm


Contact info for Diane 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:


Beverly Durst, Alicia Cornemann's mom


Karen Miller’s sister Carol Olson


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 Melissa Rempfer

Pianist Craig Sherman

Sound Technician

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:30) Joan Neubauer


Ushers                              (8:30)


Valet (8:30) (10:00) Vivian VanEssen

Coffee Fellowship    Carol Becker & Carla Hummel

Nursery Attendant Cassi Pietz



August 31 – September 7


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored Liza Larson in honor of her parents 60th anniversary.

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall  

1 PM - Wesley Hall in use

Monday: - Office Closed

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

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Majestic Bluffs

5:15 - 5:45 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-5th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

5:30 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

5:45 - 6:40 PM - Jubilee Bells (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

6:45 - 7:25 PM - Youth Bells, Music Room (room 207) (for 6th through 12th graders)

7:15 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:30 PM - KFC Youth & Senior High Youth Group

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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

Friday: 10:00 AM - XYZ, Church Lounge

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: - Fall Worship Hours begin

- Communion

- 1st day of SS

11 AM - How to Acolyte training, Adult Sunday School Room


- Fall Worship Schedule Fall Worship Hours will begin NEXT Sunday, September 7th.  (8:30–9:30am – Contemporary Worship Service); (9:45am-10:45am Sunday School); (9:30 – 10:45 Coffee Fellowship) (11:00am-12:00pm – Traditional Worship Service). Nursery available 8:30am-12:00pm.


- The Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee wishes to announce two paid positions available at FUMC. (1) Sound Technician. Duties include running the soundboard for weekly services, managing sound requirements of the praise team, and helping with the sound system for weddings and funerals. Training is available.

(2)Temporary Church Secretary position for three months beginning in October while Lisa is on maternity leave. Orientation will be provided.

Anyone who is interested may contact Daniel Johnson at 660-7115, Chad Herrmann 660-3179 or Rev. Ron Johnson at 665-2991.


- Sunday School Teachers Needed we are once again in need of volunteers to teach Sunday School.  This is the perfect time to get involved with the youth of our church.  We have lots of available positions and if you are interested please call Denise Willman at 665-2869 or the church office. I promise you that you will be rewarded by your experiences of working with these youth.


- 5th Sunday the Missions Committee would also like to remind the congregation that August 31st is red bucket Sunday offering. Funds will go to purchasing kits for Dakota Marketplace.  Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


- Have you read the bulletin Mikael, Steve, Rachel, Rob & Merle? Your Sunday of sponsorship will come in September.


- Please consider being a Kids Hope USA Mentor FUMC partners with Beadle Elementary School for a mentoring program that is making a difference in kids’ lives!  Members of our congregation are matched with a child in 2nd-5th grade at Beadle Elementary.  The mentors meet with the child they are matched with for ONE hour each week to help with school work, play games, or just listen and be friend.  School has started and we will be getting new referrals for the program very soon.  If you would like to be a Kids Hope mentor or would like more information about becoming a mentor, please call Julie Moderegger. Home ph. 665-1091 or Cell ph. 660-9733.  One Church – One School – One Child – One Hour.   


- Mission Moments during the month of August, the Missions Committee will be holding a soap/shampoo drive, with items being donated to the Contact Center. We will be collecting donations of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, baby oil, baby wash, wet wipes, baby powder, kids’ bubble bath, kids shampoo, kids body wash, deodorant, lotion, hand soap, hand sanitizer, dish soap and laundry detergent. We will also accept monetary donations to purchase items. Watch for our table between services on Sundays in August. Please have your donations turned in by August 31st.  


- Dakota Marketplace The Missions Committee is once again taking donations of money and items for the many kits for the Dakota Marketplace. Along with the list of kits and items needed for them that you can find in the bulletin, we will have a table set up on the Sunday mornings of August 31st, September 7th, and September 14th. We will have items purchased to allow anyone to “Build a Kit” by simply making their financial donation for either a Health or School Kit. Any Items, full kits, or gifts of money may be dropped off at the office also, all we ask is you make a note that it is for the Dakota Marketplace. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office or Nick Kisch at 660-3873.


- Acolyte Training We will be holding acolyte training for all 4th and 5th graders and their parents on September 7th at 11:00am in the Adult Sunday school room.  This is an important adventure for the new acolytes and we are encouraging all parents to attend with their children.  We can have some fun and eat some pizza.  After the second service is over we will practice our new task and a schedule will be completed for the upcoming year.  Parents are invited to stay for all of the training or encouraged to at least attend the practice session after the second service is over. If you have any questions at all please contact Denise Willman, Dana Enfield, or Julie Moderegger


- Sunday School We will start our Sunday School year off on Sunday, Sept 7th. There will be classes available for all ages Pre-K through adult.  Class will be held from 9:45-10:45am which will be between services.  We are still in need of teachers.  I am asking everyone to prayerfully consider volunteering.  I know we are all busy and have other obligations.  Please consider this as an opportunity to get to know the future of our church.  There are other teachers to help you out and you will not be on your own.  The church council has passed a safe sanctuary policy that we are trying to enforce.  It requires two teachers in each room and folks we aren't there yet.  If you can at all, volunteer one hour a week for the children of our church family, it would be surely appreciated.  Please consider keeping the promise we made as these children were baptized- To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the World.  Get involved and share God's Love.  Please contact Denise Willman or Barb Hirsch


- United Methodist Women All ladies are invited and encouraged to join a very supportive fellowship and be part of this mission oriented group. United Methodist Women will begin the fall schedule with a meeting on Monday, September 8th at 1:30pm in the lounge. Program: Carla Hummel – Director of Volunteering at ASHH will be talking about “Volunteerism Is My Life”. She will talk about opportunities for volunteering as well as her own experiences. Mark your calendar and join us.


- Women of Faith There are women from the church planning on attending the WOF conference in Lincoln, Neb. on October 3rd and 4th.  We plan to take the church van and split the cost of gas.  Tickets are $110 and we are thinking motel will be about $40.  We would have to have the money by Sept 1st so that we can purchase the tickets and make reservations.  The money would be nonrefundable.  We plan to leave on Oct. 3rd at 1:00pm and go to the evening conference at 7:00pm, stay in the motel one night and attend the Sat. conference.  When the conference is over we would head home with a stop for supper.  If you are interested you may contact Denise Willman @ 665-2869 or text me at 857-0435


- 3rd Grade Bibles each year the Education Committee of the church gives Bibles to 3rd graders, letters were mailed a last week, if your son/daughter is going to be a 3rd grader and you did not receive a letter please contact Diane Kisch at 660-1242 or e-mail her at The Bibles will be presented to the 3rd graders on Sunday, September 14th during the 8:30am worship service.


- Kingdom Chimes all 2nd-5th graders are invited to be a part of the Kingdom Chimes this fall.  We will meet in the Music Room, on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:45pm beginning Wednesday, September 3rd.  We will have a great time learning to read music and play in church once a month.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Youth Bell Choir the Youth Bell Choir, (grades 6-12) will begin on Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:45-7:25pm in the Music Room.  We have new contemporary music as well as new techniques we will be learning this year.  Please join us for a fun year in music ministry and fellowship.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Jubilee Bell Choir any adults that are interested in playing bells this year, the Jubilee Bell Choir has a place for you!  Prior music reading skills are helpful, but not required.  We have a great time together ringing and sharing the love of Christ through this musical ministry in our church.  We will begin on Wednesday, September 3rd from 5:45-6:40pm in the Music Room.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Chancel Choir the Chancel Choir offers opportunities for those who love to raise your voice in thanks and praise to God.  There is a place for you in this music ministry.  If you have been thinking of joining the choir, or if you are new to town or to the church, the Chancel Choir family within our larger church family is an excellent starting point. We are eager for you to join us as we sing a wide variety of music from contemporary to gospel. Choir will begin Sept. 3rd at 7:15pm in the Sanctuary. Call Carolyn Cappel, 660-8312 if you have questions.


- The Women's Bible Study that meets in the Upper Room during Sunday School will start a new study this fall.  On Sunday, September 7th at 9:45 am to 10:45am, we will study James, Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore.  Be inspired to put your faith into action and get to know both the man and the Book of James.   We will have daily assignments and group sessions with video.  This study will end January 11th.  Come Join us - The Member book for this study is $20.  Call Joyce Anderson @605-660-7309 if you have any questions.