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:



December 14, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Third Sunday in Advent

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 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”


LIGHTING THE THIRD ADVENT CANDLE                 Jeremy & Lexy Klinkhammer









SCRIPTURE                    John 1: 6-8; 19-28 (p.86)


MESSAGE                                    “More than a Bag of Wind”                 Rev. Ron 




SONG OF PRAISE I Worship You, Almighty God



*SENDING FORTH      Praise the Name of Jesus


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.

December 14, 2014

Third Sunday in Advent

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:                         “Halle, Halle, Halle” Chancel Choir


Come home with shouts of joy,

        for Christ’s birth is ever near!

             We are like people living in a dream,

the dream of Christmas day.

        Carry the promises of God,

        for Christ’s birth brings new hope.

Our mouths are filled with laughter,

              as we rejoice in this glorious news.

  Come home with thankful hearts,

for Christ’s presence is all around.

We rejoice in glorious hope,

for love has called us here!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #203 (blue hymnal) “Hail To The Lord’s Anointed


Evie Sime, Kathryn Hickey, Bob Cappel

A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE # 230(blue hymnal) (stz. 4) “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

A Time of Proclamation

BAPTISMAL HYMN #608 (blue hymnal)     “This Is the Spirit’s Entry Now”



          Today we celebrate the baptism of Philah Chrisley & Porting Deborah Hathaway,

                                            Daughters of Christopher & Casandra Hathaway

RESPONSE #191(blue hymnal) (stz.1, 3)   “Jesus Loves Me”

 SCRIPTURE             John 1:6-8, 19-28 (p.86)

 MESSAGE                       More Than a Bag of Wind            Rev. Ron 


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #240 (blue hymnal) “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #666 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Shalom To You”



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Rose Cap and Betty Maruska, whose grandson and son Randy Lyerla passed away. Sherry Daugherty’s mother Kathleen Brannick; Charlie Branaugh’s family, Charlie passed away on Dec. 8. 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.)




December 14 – 21

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Dee Carson in memory of Clarence (Bud) Carson

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, Sanctuary

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

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

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class, Sanctuary

6:30 PM -  Sunday School Christmas Program

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

6:30 PM -  Sunday School Christmas Program

- No KFC Youth Group

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

               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

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

6:00 PM - Worship Committee

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study

       5:15-5:45 PM  -  Kingdom Bells

       6:45-7:15 PM  -  Agape Bells

5:45 PM - Jubilee Bell

6:30 PM - Church Council

           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

Saturday: 5:30 & 6:30 – Live Nativity

- Blue Christmas- In every church and community there are persons who, for one reason or another, simply cannot enter into the unbridled joy of the Christmas season.  Some must deal with the recent or expected death of a loved one.  Some are coping with the aftermath of divorce, job loss, sickness – many different, unfortunate and tragic circumstances.  Christmas parties and caroling are the last things some of want.

   The Blue Christmas or Longest Night Service is an attempt to minister to the needs of such persons while still recognizing that part of the reason for Jesus’ coming was to bring hope and comfort, to heal the sick, to seek the lost, to restore the broken, and broken-hearted.  This year, we are offering a quiet, meditative worship service that makes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.

   Join us December 21 at 5 pm for a time of special music, scripture, stories, silent reflection, and

prayer.    Please contact the church office with any questions.


- Angel Tree- Jesus is the light of our world and the Mission’s Committee wants to thank you for responding to help brighten the life of a child in need by picking a name off the Angel Tree!   We ask that if you took a name, please make sure to have the gifts wrapped and returned to the church by December 15th!  This year, First Church will impact the lives of 89 children through the Tree of Life Angel Tree.    It is very important that the gifts are returned, we do not want any child to be without a gift.


- 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.


Sr. High Youth News (by Diane Kisch)


Youth ’15 Fundraiser – Don’t forget to stop in Wesley Hall today and check out our gift baskets.  There will be a silent auction sheet for each basket – bidding will close at 12:30 PM.  We will let you know if your bid gets the basket.

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


*Sunday Dec 14 - 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. Please sign up to work at game in the Sr. High Youth room on the white board.

*Wed Dec 17 – Sr. High Youth Christmas Party 7:30 – 9:00.  We will have food, fellowship and maybe some games.  We will be doing a White Elephant gift exchange, so find something at your house that you no longer want or need, please do not go out and purchase a gift.

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


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)


- Kids for Christ


December 14 – NO KFC – We encourage all KFC kids to come and support those in our group that will be in the program.

December 21 – KFC @ 5 p.m. – We will plan to attend the Blue Christmas service and serve cookies and cider following the service.  This is typically a smaller service and a great opportunity for our youth to show some hospitality to someone that may be having a difficult time during this Christmas season.  If you would like to donate cookies or cider, please contact Julie at 661-3374 or email cjdykstra@mido.netFollowing the service, the group will celebrate with a Christmas party.  Each of you is asked to bring a goodie to share and a white elephant gift to exchange.  (This should NOT be a purchased item.  It should be an item to re –gift to someone.)

December 28 – No KFC


***Mark your calendars for Winter Connection January 30 @ 7 p.m. – January 31 @ 3 p.m.  The location is at FUMC in Sioux Falls.  This is a lock-in opportunity to share with area youth.  The kids will participate in a trip to the Washington Pavilion during the Winter Connection.


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

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


- KYNT Radio Broadcast The 2015 signup sheets are in the folder 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.


- 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  The Evangelism Committee                                          


- Bethlehem Village A stunning Fontanini Bethlehem Village consisting of over 400 pieces that was donated to Mount Marty College will be on display beginning December 2 throughout the Advent season.  The village can be viewed in the MMC Boardroom, located in the Scholastica Learning Center (SLC), Monday, December 8th through Tuesday December 23 from 2-6 PM. Special weekend viewings will also be available December 13-14 and 20-21 from 1-4 PM.  The public is welcomed to view the village at no cost.

Over ten years ago the Fontanini Bethlehem Village was donated to the College by Father Terry Weber of the Sioux Falls Diocese.  The whole village took volunteers just over 40 hours to complete the set up.  It includes water features as well as amazing details of that period of time.

“This is much more than a nativity scene,” says Director of Campus Ministry, Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff.  “This is a depiction of what life in Bethlehem would have looked like at the time of Jesus’s birth.  It is an opportunity for the people in the community to further understand what it was like during another period of time and reality.”

For more information on the village or to arrange for a group visit please contact Mount Marty College Events Coordinator, Wyatt Yager at

In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Youth Pastor Kevin Ryherd (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Craig Sherman

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

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

Ushers                                                    (8:30) Linda & Dick Fox, Kevin McKee, Toby Gall

  (11:00) Chelsa & Andy Gall, Terry & Jenae Norton

Valet (8:30)Todd Strom family (11:00) Dan & Kay Swihart

Acolyte Owen Wieseler

Coffee Fellowship    Senior High Youth

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence