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:



February 15, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Transfiguration Sunday

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)


SPECIAL MUSIC              Come Now is the Time to Worship Agape bells


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”

“Song of Love”








FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Love One Another”


SCRIPTURE Mark 9:2-9 (p. 41)


MESSAGE          “The View from the Mountain”  Rev. Ron Johnson






SPECIAL MUSIC                          The Lamb Jubilee bells


SONG OF PRAISE               “I Love You, Lord”






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

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Bill Sohl, Steve King, Diane Kisch, Craig Sherman, Barb & Heather Hirsch, Amanda Gravholt, Melissa Rempfer, Julie Mooney, Kaitlyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn

Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

February 15, 2015

Transfiguration Sunday

Our Mission:

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

A Time of Gathering and Praise



SPECIAL MUSIC              “O Worship the King” Kingdom Bells


SPECIAL MUSIC                  The Lamb Jubilee Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


God calls us to the mountaintop.

God, we come !

Christ invites us to the place where the Spirit’s presence is revealed in

power and glory.

God, we are here!

The Spirit offers us a revelation of the Living Lord

As we worship this day, open our eyes to your presence,

O God, and transfigure our lives to mirror your own!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #157 (blue hymnal) “Jesus Shall Reign”


O Lord, you take us to the mountaintop, but we are dizzied by the height.

You would show us who you are, but we are blinded by the brilliance

of your garment.

You would have us know the importance of the present, but we are visited by

prophets wearing mantles of the past.

You would teach us how to build your kingdom, but we are content merely

to erect your shelter.

You would make clear your will for us, but we are overshadowed by a cloud.

You would speak to us and make things plain, but we are amazed by another voice rumbling from heaven.

O Lord, at your baptism the sun shone like your garment does now, and the prophet

John laid his hands on your head. At your baptism something new was beginning, but we did not know what it was; something new was being said, but we could not hear the voice.

But now we hear, and the voice is saying, “This is my beloved Son; to this one

you shall listen.”

And though we still question in our hearts what this means,

We will follow you.

And though we descend the mountain fearing what mystery lies ahead,

We will trust you.

As surely as God lives, we will never leave you.


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #349 (blue hymnal) “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Love One Another”

SCRIPTURE Mark 9:2-9 (p. 41)

MESSAGE               “The View from the Mountain”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #430 (blue hymnal)

“O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #664 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain)

“Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”




February 15 – 22

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Mark & Lydia Giziewski in honor of their kids and families.  

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

- 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 Chili Feed

1:00 PM - Financial Peace, Upper Room

6:00 PM - SS teacher appreciation dinner

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

4:00 PM - Sweet Adelines

               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

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets in Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- REMINDER info is due

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

5:15 - 7:15 PM - Confirmand class in Wesley Hall

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

      6:45-7:15 PM - Agape Bells Music Room (room 207) (for 6th through adult)

           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 Breakfast at Fry’n 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

Next Sunday: - One Service at 11am, dinner following service

- Bishop Bruce Ough preaching

6:30 PM - KFC rice pack

- KFC Chili Cook-Off Please plan to join Kids for Christ today February 15th for our annual Chili Cook-off which will take place just following Sunday school until about 1pm.  Enjoy a festive annual event while supporting the youth of our church as they work as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.  All proceeds raised by the youth will help them pay it forward to those less fortunate.  In 2014, Kids for Christ supported the following charities financially and by volunteering their time:  the Contact Center, Kids Against Hunger, Sack Pack, Tree of Life Ministry and Relay for Life.   

- The Annual Turkey Supper will be held Saturday, March 7th.  We will serve from 4:30 to 7:00pm.  We will be selling advanced tickets as well as tickets at the door this year, adults (13 and

older) $10 and children (12 and younger) $5 and 3 and under will be free.  Bring your friends and enjoy a wonderful meal.  A sign-up sheet is available in Wesley Hall for donations. Please have the donations to the church by Sunday, March 1st. Turkeys can be brought to the church placed in the chest freezer in the Sr. High Youth room anytime – please sign your name to the donation list on the top of the freezer so we know who has brought their turkeys. Questions call Sue May (664-0582) or Carol Becker (665-4694).


- United Methodist Women meet on Monday, March 2nd at 1:30pm in the upstairs lobby outside the sanctuary. The meeting will begin with prayer and the Mission Statement and will feature a presentation by Mr. Mike Foss of the State of SD Job Service, whose topic will be “My Life’s Journey”.  A business meeting and refreshments will follow.  All women of the church and community are invited to join in an afternoon of worship, education, socialization and sociability.


- New Photo Directory we are excited to be doing a new church photo directory this year. Picture dates will be March 17-21 and March 24-25. Scheduling is done online by following the Lifetouch link on the Church website and during the upcoming online signup times at the church. There is no cost to have your pictures taken and put in the directory. If you have any questions or need help getting signed up please contact Corey Enfield, 760-4963 or Bob Thue, 660-6051.


- Spring Cleaning? Habitat Bike Team Seeks Donations the Habitat for Humanity Bike Team is seeking donations for their annual rummage sale.  This two-day sales event will be held on March 27th and 28th at First United Methodist Church located at 207 W. 11th Street. Donations will be accepted at the Church beginning March 23rd. Habitat will pick up donations if needed; please call Tom and Jane Gilmore at (605) 665-8303 to schedule a time. The Habitat Rummage is a very popular 2-day sales event with all proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County. The bike team hosts this annual event to help fulfill their requirement of raising at least $900 per rider to be donated to the affiliate of their choice. The current bike team members are Glen and Barb Mechtenberg, Tom and Jane Gilmore, Barb and Heidi Olson, Liza and Guy Larson and Julie Dykstra.  Last year, the bike team raised just under $25,000 for Habitat of Yankton County!!


- Mission Moment: Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."

The Center is a club in Yankton for adults of all ages-formerly known at The Senior Citizen Center.  Their mission is to respond to the ever changing needs of all adults & their families, provide opportunities & resources in the area of physical & mental health, nutrition, recreation, education and to positively affect their quality of life and assist in maintaining their independence." Our church supports The Center. We have many in our congregation that deliver Meals on Wheels to area residents.  An average of 71 meals per day are delivered in Yankton.  In February, our Mission focus is The Center Meals on Wheels program. They will be receiving $500 from 1st United Methodist Church. Thank you to all who serve them.


- Needed Pillow Case dresses are being sewn for a March trip to Haiti. Donations of ribbon or bias tape are needed for this project. There will be a basket located in Wesley Hall for these items. 


- Financial Peace classes Sundays at 1pm in the Upper Room, please use the north entrance, east door. The class will last about 11/2 hours and is a 9 week course.  Classes are open to anyone new and costs $99. Anyone who has taken the class before may attend for free as a refresher course. Any questions please contact Denise Willman or Laurie Baily.


Youth News


Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00pm. We will be Eating and Listening that night to Phil Hamman who will be speaking to the Youth about his book Under the Influence. He will be here speaking to the Teens and their Parents ALL ARE Invited for this night of eating and listening

Sr. High Youth News

Please make sure you grab a survey from Kevin as we are amping up for a Great 2015 Here at First. We want your feedback and need your ideas!


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)

KFC Youth

February 15th - CHILI COOK-OFF decorating and set up to begin around 9:30am.  It will be about 1 pm before the kids will be done for the day.  No evening gathering.

February 18th – Ash Wednesday – Please have youth join us for the service @ 7pm.

February 22nd – Mercy Meals pack at Calvary Baptist Church from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please drop youth off at Calvary and pick them up from Calvary.

March 1st @ 6:30pm – 8pm

March 8th @ 6:30pm – 8 pm

March 13th – Lock-in more details to come

March 15th – NO KFC

March 22nd @ 6:30pm – 8pm

March 29th @ 6:30pm – 8pm

In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Youth Pastor Kevin Ryherd (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Craig Sherman

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters     (8:30) (11:00)

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

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

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

Acolyte Claire Mooney

Coffee Fellowship    Lynn Hiltunen & family

Nursery Attendant Cassi Pietz


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


John Shelburg family, John passed away.


Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families.


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.)