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:



September 21, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fifteenth 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      “You Are My King (Amazing Love)”

“Song of Love”












SPECIAL MUSIC            “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” Jubilee Bells


SCRIPTURE Matthew 20:1-16 (p. 20)


MESSAGE                   “Blessed With God’s Generous Love”    Rev. Ron






SONG OF PRAISE               “Lord, You Are So Precious to Me”






*SENDING FORTH      “Oh, How He Loves You and Me”


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.

Fifteenth 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)

SPECIAL MUSIC        “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” Jubilee Bells


Give thanks to the Lord. Call on God’s holy name.

      Sing praises to our God. Tell of God’s wonderful works.           

   The Lord brings quail to eat in the evening and the bread of heaven in the


     God causes water to flow from solid rock, turning dry desert into a river.

Shout to the Lord. Proclaim the miracles that bless the people with life.

Give thanks to our God. Let everything that draws breath praise God!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #89 (blue hymnal) “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

*LITANY “A World in Despair Needs a Church That Cares”

“Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love”;

Together we stand in the Spirit of God;

Our “fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above…

“We share each other’s woes, our mutual burdens bear”;

We strive side by side while living our faith;

And “often for each other flows the sympathizing tear…

“When we asunder part, it gives us inward pain”;

But together we will stand in the Spirit of God;

Yes, we will “still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.”*

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #186 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Alleluia



A Time of Proclamation





SCRIPTURE Matthew 20:1-16 (p. 20)

MESSAGE               “Blessed With God’s Generous Love”        Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #581 (blue hymnal)

“Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #671 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”



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 (

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:30) Kim Larson; Eunice Northy

(11:00) Peggy and Kenny Doering

Ushers                              (8:30) Sean Garcia; Mark & Syndee Droppers; Kevin McKee

(11:00) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Valet (8:30) Dave Cornemann (11:00) Jeff May

Acolyte Sarah Karnes

Coffee Fellowship    Lance & Kristi Palecek & family

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence



September 21 – 28


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Russell & Mary Peirce in honor or their grandchildren.

8:30 AM - (S.L.W.S) Adult 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

- B.A.S.I.C. Adult Sunday School Class, Conference Room

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class, KFC Room

6:30 – 8:00 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

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

- REMINDER is mailed

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

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees 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 - 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 (8:30–9:30am – Contemporary Worship Service); (9:45am-10:45am Sunday School); (9:30 – 10:45am 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.


- Kids for Christ will be meeting every Sunday evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  All kids in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are welcome to attend and please bring friends!    In September, the KFC youth went on a scavenger hunt to fill the shelves of the Contact Center and a good time was had by all.  In October, the service work plan will be to clean up a church members yard and random acts of kindness.  Join

us on October 17th for our first lock-in of the year.  Look for more information to come in the weekly church bulletin.


- Mission opportunities on Oct. 17th & 18th volunteers are needed to travel to Herrick SD. (2hours west of Yankton) to do light construction work. We will be working at a Native American camp building a deck and a wheel chair ramp, painting, making signs and possibly some yard clean up.
Skills needed - if you have the gift to love and want to serve The Lord, we can use you.

- Also for those that get tired of the South Dakota winter, how about a Caribbean trip. (Feb. 21 –Mar. 1). Merle, Gena, and Garner Brandt will be your travel guides to the amazingly interesting island of LaGonave Haiti. While there we will spend time at an orphanage and church construction site. Plan now to get away. Here is what you need if you want to go.  Some time, money (some help with that available) and a lot of love. PS. Midwinter suntans free for paying customers.
PSS. This is a UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) trip.

- The B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) Sunday School class will be studying NETWORK this fall.  The study will help us discover our own spiritual gifts, our personal style and our God given passion for serving within the body of Christ.  We will be starting today, September 21st so grab a cup of coffee and a cookie and join us at 9:45am in the conference room by the office.  Don't forget to bring a Bible also.  I hear it will be a life changing experience.


- 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 24th.   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. 15th.


- 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 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


Today – 3:30pm Seattle Mission Trip group will meet in the Sr. High Youth room to plan for our time of sharing on Sept. 28th. Everyone that went on the trip needs to be there.


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


7:30 to 9:00pm - Regular Youth Group – come 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.


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).