First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Friday, May 25, 2018
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address: firstumc@iw.net

Website: firstumcyankton.org

 

November 30, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

First Sunday in Advent/United Methodist Student Day

Our Mission:

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

 

 
A Time of Gathering and Praise

 

GATHERING MUSIC

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE

 

REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

 

SONGS OF PRAISE “Here I am to Worship”

O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

 

BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH

 

LIGHTING THE FIRST ADVENT CANDLE

 

SHARING CONCERNS

 

SILENT PRAYER

 

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895(or see screen)

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “A Season of Waiting”

 

SCRIPTURE                    1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 (p.155, 47)

 

MESSAGE                                    “Five More Minutes”    Rev. Ron 

         

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY

SONG OF PRAISE Isn't He?

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*SENDING FORTH      “Jesus, Name Above All Names”

 

Praise Team:   Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Barb & Heather Hirsch,

Craig Sherman, Melissa Rempfer; Bill Sohl, Steve King, Nick & Tracy Kisch, Diane Kisch,

Amanda Gravholt, Julie Mooney, Kaitlyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn



Traditional Worship

10:45 A.M.

November 30, 2014

First Sunday in Advent/United Methodist Student Day

Our Mission:

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

 

A Time of Gathering and Praise

 

GATHERING MUSIC  

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

*CALL TO WORSHIP

        Christ shall come, God’s gift to the world.

              That the desperate should find hope--

        That the persecuted shall find peace--

That the lonely should find love—

That the dejected should find joy.

All: O Christ of the world, your time is now! We wait, we

   watch, we wonder! Come!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #196 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH

LIGHTING THE FIRST ADVENT CANDLE

A Time of Prayer

SHARING CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895(blue hymnal)

PRAYER RESPONSE #171(blue hymnal) “There’s Something About That Name”

 

A Time of Proclamation

LITANY FOR United Methodist Student Day

    Gracious God, eternal God, you have led us to curiosity about

    ourselves, and all things unknown

      Let us never lose our sense of wonder about the world

      you have given us

      God of Abraham and Sarah, you lead us to new understandings

      when we least expected them.

        Let us never see ourselves as too young, too old, or too wise

        to learn new lessons from you.

      God of the prophets, you call us to speak truth with love

      to a reluctant world.

        Give us the courage to judge ourselves, and

        wisdom to learn from those you send to teach us.

     God of the rich young ruler, you love us though we

     shrink from the challenge of discipleship.

       Teach us to surrender our own wills, that we

        might seek yours and draw closer to your grace.

    Everlasting, everloving God, teacher, creator, giver of

    knowledge and freedom, fear and courage, doubt and faith.

        grant that we might  always use your gifts to build a

        world where peace, justice, love, and hope reign

        in wisdom and in truth.  Amen.

 

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART

                                                                  “A Season of Waiting”

SCRIPTURE                    1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 (p.155, 47)

MESSAGE                       “Five More Minutes”    Rev. Ron 

 

A Time of Response and Dedication

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

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

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

*HYMN OF DEDICATION #706 (blue hymnal) “Soon & Very Soon”

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION

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

“Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”

*POSTLUDE

 
 

In His Service:

 

Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (revron24@gmail.com)

Youth Pastor Kevin Ryherd (ryherd45@gmail.com)

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (firstumc@iw.net)

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Craig Sherman

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters     (8:30)Brian & Joy Korman (11:00) Kenny & Peggy Doering  

Ushers                                            (8:30) Mike & Denise Erickson, Kevin McKee, Laurie Baily (11:00) Rick Peterson Loy Gravholt, Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth

Valet (8:30) (11:00)

Acolyte Cohan Pietz

Coffee Fellowship    Brooks, Tami & Alley Ugofsky

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

November 30 – December 7

 

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Dick & Linda Fox in memory of their family.

8:30 AM - (S.L.W.S) Adult Sunday School Class, 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

1:00 – 3:00 PM -  Live Nativity rehearsal

   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 - God Winks Circle, Fryn’ Pan

8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, Assembly of God Church

Reminder mailed

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

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

       5:15-5:45 PM  -  Kingdom Bells

       6:45-7:15 PM  -  Agape Bells

5:45 PM - Jubilee Bell

6:30 PM - Evangelism meeting

           7:15 PM   -  Chancel Choir

7:30 PM - Senior High Youth Group

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thurs.: 7:00 AM - Men’s Breakfast fellowship

5:00 PM - Staff meeting

7:30 PM - Night Club

Friday: 10 AM - XYZ  Group

- UMW Christmas Party The UMW Christmas party with games, Christmas carols and more will be held Monday, Dec. 8, 1:30 pm in the lounge.  All members who are able to do so are asked to bring goodies to share.  NOTE:  The meeting is not the first Monday in December since that date immediately follows Thanksgiving weekend. Please join us Dec. 8, for fellowship and fun.

- Christmas Cards for College Students--If you have a college student or know of one who is part of our church family, we would like to know who they are.  The Evangelism Committee is encouraging all church members to send Christmas greetings to our college students and we need names and address .  Please contact the church office or Bob Thue at 605-660-6051; e-mail to bgthue@hotmail.com.  The Evangelism Committee                                                           

 

- Worship Committee - The Worship Committee will be finishing the decorating of the church for Advent and Christmas @4:30 on Wednesday, December 3rd.  Please join us if you would like to help.

 

- Live Nativity - The Live Nativity is in need of animal handlers! If you are comfortable leading and standing with goats, sheep, cows, and camels, then we could use your help. We need a few individuals to lead in and hold animals during the performances of the Live Nativity on December 20th, 5:30 and 6:30 pm. If you are interested, please contact Lexy Klinkhammer (605-201-3495, alexialaine@hotmail.com) or Evie Sime (605-661-6255, eviesime@gmail.com).

 

- Angel Tree - Missions Committee is very excited to partner once again with Milk’s Camp, we encourage you to get involved with this worthy mission that will make a difference in the life of a child! The Angel Tree will be set up and ready to go with names on November 30.  It’s easy, pick a name, shop for the child. Purchase one clothing item and one fun item, wrap the present, tape the angel to the package and return your gift to the church by December 15, 2014.  If you would like to participate and do not wish to do the shopping, please choose a name, write a check (suggested gift $25, place both in an envelope and designate for Angel Tree.   The Youth group will do the shopping. 

 

- Missions The Missions Committee will be conducting a yarn drive for the Springfield Correctional Facility.  The inmates knit items like hats & gloves for people in need.  While you are out shopping, consider picking up some yarn.  There is a basket in the lobby of the church for you to place the yarn through the month of December.  Thank you for your support.

 

- Butter Braids Sr. High Youth are selling Butter Braids again this year through Dec 3.  We will have samples available to taste during fellowship time on Nov 23 and Nov 30. The butter braids are $11 each.  Flavors are Cinnamon, Blueberry/Cream Cheese, Strawberry/Cream Cheese, Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cherry and Carmel Rolls.  The youth or adult that sold to you will be delivering them sometime after Dec 9th.  If you have any questions please call Diane Kisch at 660-1242.

Sr. High Youth News (by Diane Kisch)

 

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

 

*Sunday Nov 30 – Serving samples of Butter Braids during fellowship time.

*Wed Dec 3 – Regular Youth Group 7:30 – 9:00. Lesson 4 on Jesus and Stress.  Butter Braid orders and money are due today.

*Tuesday Dec 9 – Sr. High Youth to pick up the Butter Braids they sold at the church.  Be watching for time.  Please deliver them to the people you sold to as soon as possible.

*Wed Dec 10 – We will be going shopping for Angel Tree gifts.  If you plan to go with us you must have a new permission form turned in.

*Sunday Dec 14 – Fundraiser for Youth ’15 – Gift Baskets.  Church Christmas Program at 6:30 – Birthday Party for Jesus to follow.  Sr. High youth will again be doing games and providing cake for the birthday party.

*Wed Dec 17 – Sr. High Youth Christmas Party 7:30 – 9:00.

*Wed Dec 24 and Dec 31 – NO Youth Group – Have a Merry Christmas.

 

Diane’s last day of office hours as the Sr. High Youth Leader will be Thursday Dec 4 from 1:30 to 3:00.

Contact info for me is dlkisch@gmail.com 

665-1500 or 660-1242

 

Youth and Parents here are some ways you can stay up to date with what is going on www.firstumcyankton.org or we have a group on Facebook – First UMC Sr. High Youth Group (Yankton)

 

 

 - SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMThe Sunday School Christmas Program will be

Sunday December 14th at 6:30 PM. 

 

- Chancel Choir – Choir rehearsal will be at 10:15 AM in the Sanctuary on Nov. 30 & Dec. 28.

There will be no Choir practice on Dec. 24 & Dec. 31.

 

- Agape Bells - Our Youth Bells has been renamed and we would like to invite anyone grades 6 - adult that are interested in learning to play handbells to join us on Wednesday nights from 6:45-7:15 in the music room.  We play primarily easy to ring contemporary music.  We play in church once a month at the 8:30 service. 

 

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

 

- Mount Marty College Vespers The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery and the Mount Marty College Music Department will present their annual Vespers performance entitled “Et. Al.” on Sunday, December 7. The free performances are at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Bishop Marty Chapel on the Mount Marty College campus. Tickets to Vespers are free, but space is limited to 500 people per performance with a limit of six tickets per person.  Tickets will be available starting at noon (12:00 p.m.) on Monday, November 10 on a first come first served basis at two locations; the Sacred Heart Monastery Gift Shop or the Mount Marty College Pages Bookstore.

 

Kids for Christ

Dec 7 – KFC @ 6:30 p.m.

Dec 14 – KFC @ 6:30 p.m.

Dec 21 – KFC @ 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Christmas Party

Dec 28 – KFC To be determined

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Willard Stone’s family, Willard passed away last week. Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families. Phil Jaquith, his family and his team that are addressing the issues surrounding the Ebola virus in Africa, 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.)