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:



September 14, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Mission:

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



Today’s Worship Service






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      “Hallelujah”

“Our God Saves”







(see back page of bulletin )






Congregation response: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Holy Bible in your home, in your church school classes, and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word.


RESONSE #601 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Thy Word Is a Lamp”


SCRIPTURE Matthew 18:21-35 (p. 19)


MESSAGE                   “How Can I Make It Up To You?”    Rev. Ron






SONG OF PRAISE               “Not to Us”






*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

11:00 A.M.

Fourteenth 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




RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM      “Surely the Goodness of the Lord Is In This Place”

                       Chancel Choir


Welcome to you, the weak and the strong.

      Christ Jesus welcomes us here.

            Welcome to you, sinners and saints.

   God’s grace embraces us all.

Welcome to you, forgiven and forgiving.

     The Spirit binds us in unity and love.


*HYMN OF PRAISE #101 (blue hymnal)

“From All That Dwell below the Skies”

*LITANY “Who Do You Say That You Are?”

Brothers and sisters, who do you say that you are?

When the sun hides behind the clouds, we can be like rebellious Israel, hating the Lord’s hard demands.

Though the Lord is your Savior, you treat the Lord as your enemy.

We do not know what we do.

Brothers and sisters, who do you say that you are?

When the sun shows its face, we can be like faithful Israel, meditating

on your law day and night.

Though your enemies seek to do you harm, you work to save their lives.

Our God knows what we do.

Brothers and sisters, who do you say that you are?

We are the family of God. One day we break the commandments; the

next day we keep them. May God chase our days of treachery behind the clouds; may God paint our days of mercy across a brilliant sky.




A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #494 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Kum Ba Yah (Come by Here)


A Time of Proclamation




SCRIPTURE Matthew 18:21-35 (p. 19)

MESSAGE               “How Can I Make It Up To You?”        Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #560 (blue hymnal) “Help Us Accept Each Other”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #663 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Delores Kafka & family. Delores’ husband Bill passed away.


Elaine Martin & family. Elaine’s brother Daniel Hakl passed away.


Susie & Chad McCorkell & family. Susie’s dad passed away.


Helen Mischke’s son David


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 Melissa Rempfer

Sound Technician

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:30) Elaine Martin

(11:00) Bill & Mary Heubaum

Ushers                              (8:30) Dave & Alicia Cornamann; Kevin McKee

(11:00) Jess & Sandy Dennis; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Valet (8:30) Mark Droppers (11:00) Laurie Baily

Acolyte Madisyn Jaquith

Coffee Fellowship    Chelsa & Andy Gall; Joleen Pietrzak

Nursery Attendant Cassi Pietz



September 14 – 21


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

Sherman in memory of Orville Sherman.

8:30 AM - METHOD Sunday School Class, Wesley Hall

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall  

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

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

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- REMINDER info is due

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

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

6:00 PM - Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

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

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, 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

- Fall Worship Schedule Fall Worship Hours will begin TODAY 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.


- 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.   


- 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, 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.


- The missions committee would like to thank everyone who donated to our soap/shampoo drive. The items and money collected will be given to the Contact Center. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16


- 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.


- Dishes there are several dishes in the kitchen. If you brought food for an event please stop in and check to see if a dish is yours.


- Scripture Study You are invited to a Scripture Study at the Benedictine Peace Center, Sacred Heart Monastery, using the Little Rock Scripture Study series.  The morning series, The Letter to the Hebrews, will be facilitated by Sr. Doris Oberembt, meeting Wednesday mornings at 10:00-11:45 a.m. for 8 weeks beginning September 24.   Part I of the Prophet Isaiah will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Jo Polak on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 for 8 weeks, beginning September 24th.    For more information on the study, costs, and registration, go to and then click on the Scripture Study page, or call 605-668-6292. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.


- 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. 17th – 7:30 – 9:00pm Regular Youth Group, compared every week prepared to get wet – never know when we will play a game that involves water (keep a towel and a change of clothes in your car!)


Sanctuary (Conference event for 9-12 graders) – we will be attending the ND site Oct 17-19 (Yankton has no school on that Friday).  Registration forms are in the Sr. High Youth Room.  Cost is $85 of which the education committee will cover $15 and youth group will cover $10 so your cost would be $60.  Registration form and $60 is due to Diane by Wed., Oct 1st.  I am looking for a couple adults to attend also if you are interested in going please let me know so I can get you the registration form – cost of the registration for adults will be covered.


See You At The Pole – is Wed., Sept. 24th at 7:30am at Yankton High School Flagpole.


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).


First UMC 2014-15

Sunday School Teachers/Workers/Staff


Pre Kindergarten Beth Parr & Sadia Svedberg


Kindergarten Lexi Klinkhammer & Dawn Popma


1st & 2nd Grade Lisa & Joel Karnes; Mary Alice Halverson


3rd Grade Dana Enfield & Mikael Pietila


4th & 5th Grade Tiffany Beste & Heather Hirsch


6th & 7th Grade Gena Brandt, Merle Brandt, Mindy Giziewski


8th Grade Confirmation Julie Moderegger & Chrissie Wieseler


KFC Youth Group Julie Dykstra, Dana Enfield, Merle Brandt


Senior High SS Nick & Tracy Kisch


Senior High Youth Group Diane Kisch


Adult Sunday School Loy Gravholt, Bob Thue, Vivian VanEssen, Rev. Ron

Women’s Bible Study Joyce Anderson


Women’s Bible Study (Mon. mornings) Mary Alice Halverson


Night Club Denise Willman


Round the Circle Laurie Baily


XYZ Rev. Ron


Wed. Mens Bible Study Men take turns


Thurs. Mens Breakfast Rev. Ron


Nursery Attendants Cassi Pietz, Kathy Lawrence


Sunday School Superintendent Barb Hirsch


Christian Education Director Denise Willman


Financial Peace    Laurie Baily & Denise Willman


Special Needs Jane Walser


Bell Choir/Chancel Choir Sue May, Carolyn Cappel




Recognition of church school workers


Church school staff

We have heard God’s call to teach and have responded to that call. We teach, trusting in God’s promises to support, sustain, and encourage us through gifts sufficient for the task. We teach, relying on prayer and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We teach, inviting others to recognize and respond to God’s call in their lives. We teach, depending on this congregation to uphold us in this task.



We Pledge ourselves to pray for you and for the educational ministry of this congregation. We pledge ourselves to enable, encourage, and love you in this ministry. We pledge ourselves to be learners with you, diligently studying with you the Scriptures and traditions of the faith.