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:



October 5, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday

Our Mission:

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

A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC “This is Amazing Grace”




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE “Revelation Song”

“Agnus Dei”






PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

SCRIPTURE                    Philippians 3:4b-14 (p. 187)


MESSAGE                           “Press On!”    Rev. Ron 













Gracious God, pour out your Spirit on these gifts of bread and wine, that they might become for us the bread of life, the living water that quenches our every thirst. As we partake of these gifts, transform us that we might become your people, fed with the manna of Christ’s grace and the water of your everlasting love. As we are fed and nourished, send us forth as people of grace – people who answer the call to build your kingdom (realm) on this earth. In Christ’s holy name, we pray. Amen.







MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                    Remembrance




*SENDING FORTH      “Father, Make Us One”


Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday

 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)


        From north and south, from east and west, we come:

              God’s people are called to the table where simple grace nourishes us.

        From down the street to across town, from single households to apartment dwellers:

God’s people are called to community, where we live and serve one another.

From every class, every race, every status; from little ones with sippy cups to elders

with overflowing hearts:

God’s people are called to witness to God’s hope, to offer peace to a shattered




*HYMN OF PRAISE #546 (blue hymnal) “The Church’s One Foundation


A Time of Prayer




PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #394 (blue hymnal) “Something Beautiful


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Philippians 3:4b-14 (p.187)

MESSAGE                          “Press On!” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #620 (blue hymnal) “One Bread, One Body”









The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name an

join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your

glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the

Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in

praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for

us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.


Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and

glory is yours, almighty Father (God), now and forever.




COMMUNION ANTHEM              “Heart of the World” Chancel Choir


A Time of Sending Forth


*HYMN OF PARTING #2226 (black song book) “Bind Us Together”



October 5 – 12


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

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

- Adult Crusader Sunday School Class, Adult Sunday School Room

- 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

1:30 PM - United Methodist Women meeting, Church Lounge

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

10 AM - 2:30 PM - PEO meeting in Wesley Hall

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 - Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

6:30 PM - Missions 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 - 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

6:30 PM - Nominations Committee meets, 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


 - KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. October 19th, & 26th are available.  If you want a certain date, reserve it now.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- United Methodist Women all ladies are invited and encouraged to join a very supportive fellowship and be part of this mission oriented group. The October meeting of United Methodist Women will be on Monday, October 6th at 1:30pm in the lounge. Program: The Visitation by our new shepherdess Lois Blades. Mark your calendar and join us.


- Need some place to eat Sunday, Oct. 12th?? Please join the Sr. High Youth, they will be serving brunch in Wesley Hall from 9:30 to 11:00.  On the menu will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, juice and coffee. A free will offering will be taken proceeds will go toward our Youth ’15 trip to Orlando, FL.


- 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.


- Membership Class Rev. Ron will be leading a Membership Class first session is Tuesday, October 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Adult Sunday School room on the first floor (across the hall from Wesley Hall in the education wing).  The second session will be on Tuesday, October 21st 6:30-8:30pm. The class is for those who are transferring their membership from another UMC or from another denomination as well as those who have no membership in any church at the present time.  Persons interested in attending this class should RSVP to the church office (665-2991 or or Rev. Ron (665-2991 or by Monday, October 12th, so he can make the necessary arrangements.  If you have questions, let him know.  If you are interested in joining but can’t attend the class that day, let him know that, too.


- The Annual Soup Kitchen and Country Store, Wednesday, October 15th, will be an important day for our church. It is an opportunity for our entire congregation to enjoy great fellowship while working together toward a very worthy goal. The event is a project of the United Methodist Women but it needs everyone to successfully raise funds designated for camping scholarships and local missions. How can you be involved? Your donations of food and items for the Country Store are needed as well as your willingness to work during the day. A “white elephant” table will also be part of the Country Store. New, like new, and never used household and personal items may be donated for sale. No clothing, please. The Reminder and Sunday church bulletins include a form to be completed and turned in no later than October 6th. Please complete the form to limit the number of calls needed to contact everyone. We count on your help to make this a very successful event.

Julie Mooney & Mary Pietila, Co-Chairs


- Praise and Worship Mount Marty will host a Praise and Worship time on the third Tuesday of the month (October 21st and November 18th) starting at 7:30pm in the CyberCafe. The music will reflect the contemporary Christian music on radio stations like K-Love. Musicians and singers will be invited from both the local churches of Yankton and students of Mount Marty. Dr. Deb McCuin will be organizing the evenings. To volunteer to perform call Dr. McCCuin at 970-231-1288.


- Seeking Listening Waiting Serving (S.L.W.S) Adult Sunday School class S.L.W.S meets Sundays at 8:30am in Wesley Hall. Discussions include the Upper Room and Our Daily Bread. Everyone is welcome to attend.

- 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.


- Veteran’s Recognition Sunday, November 9th the Worship Committee would like to have pictures of all veterans who attend church at FUMC. If you are a veteran and have not submitted a photo in the past, please bring one to the church office by October 24th. Please label your photo so they can be returned to you.



Sr. High Youth News


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


*Youth ’15 - Informational meetings about the trip will be held and packets for registration handed out, if you cannot attend one of the below meetings contact Diane. Dates, time and location are:

Sun., Oct. 5th following the 8:30am service in the Sanctuary

Sun., Oct. 5th following Sunday School in the Sr. High Youth Room


*Wed., Oct. 8th – 7:30 to 9:00pm Youth Group.


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:


Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families. Terry Triebwasser, brother of Julie Moderegger; Blaine, Mona Schroeter’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 & Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:30)

(11:00) Donna Mraz

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

(11:00) Shar & Mark Peterson; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Loy Gravholt

Valet (8:30) (11:00) Derek Moderegger

Acolyte Jake Cunningham

Coffee Fellowship    Darin & Lara Cunningham & family

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence

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