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:


June 21, 2015

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Father’s Day

Our Mission:

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



 A Time of Gathering and Praise




  Come, sing praises to God! Rejoice in his presence!

For he is our God; a Father to the fatherless, and the defender of all who

need protection; the one in whom the lonely find a home, and the

prisoner finds release

Bless the Lord, the God of our salvation, who sustains and strengthens us, day

after day! Let us worship God together! 


*HYMN OF PRAISE #144 (blue hymnal) “This Is My Father’s World”


On this day we recognize our fathers and stepfathers, those who have nurtured and guided us in our lives.

We thank You, O God, for those who have been fathers to us.

We honor our grandfathers, our uncles and brothers, those who have demonstrated love and care to us in our lives.

We thank You, O God, for those who have been like fathers to us.

We appreciate our teachers, leaders and pastors, who have been both male and female, but we especially honor those who have extended fatherly tenderness and love in our lives in our past and present.

We thank You, O God, for those who have fulfilled a fatherly role in our lives.

Loving God, You have been both Mother and Father to us. Abba, Father, we remember how Jesus called out to You on earth, recognizing that You are closer to us than our earthly parents. Your love and care for us are felt in the ways we are loved and cared for by others. We thank You for all the male figures in our lives who have shared Your love with us. We ask that You guide and nurture new fathers and fathers-to-be. We seek Your forgiveness for fathers who have fallen short, for models of fatherhood that were limiting rather than embracing, for that is not Your model. You are our ever-loving Parent, Father of us all. Grant Your wisdom to all fathers and fatherly figures to love their children as You have loved Your children.

We thank You, O God, for fatherhood and motherhood, for the blessing of parents in our lives.

Abba, Father, we pray with those who are mourning the loss of fathers today, and for those whose fathers were absent or abusive. Ease their pain on this day, loving God. May they know Your embrace, and that You are more than Father or Mother to us– You are the all-loving, all-caring Parent, Creator of heaven and earth, who knows the hairs on our heads.

We thank You, O God, that You are always with us, that You will never leave us or forsake us.

We thank You for this day, and ask that You bless all of Your children with Your love, as a wonderful father loves their child.


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2188 (black song book)   “The Family Prayer Song


A Time of Proclamation



“Take Time to Say Thank You”

SCRIPTURE Joshua 24:14-24 (p. 206)

MESSAGE                      “As For Me and My House”                  Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #710 (blue hymnal) “Faith of Our Fathers”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #666 (blue hymnal) “Shalom to You”


*Indicates Congregation stand, if you are comfortable doing so. Large print hymnals and bulletins are available, as are hearing devices.  Please ask an usher for assistance.  Nursery care provided for 0-4 year old children 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Youth Pastor Kevin Ryherd (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters   Bill & Mary Heubaum

 Ushers    Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Jess & Sandy Dennis

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Merle & Virginia Larson’s cousins Nancy & Doug Taylor


Jim Slade


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.)




June 21 – 28

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Mark & Lydia Giziewski in honor of their 41st wedding anniversary.

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall  

  6:00 – 7:30 PM - KFC & SR. High Youth Group

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

6:30 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

1:30 PM - History Committee meets, Upper Room

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

- REMINDER is mailed

9:30 AM - HSC Party

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meet, Conference Room

5:30 PM - Youth Council Meeting

6:00 PM - Light supper (freewill offering)

7:00 PM - WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays) Contemporary Service

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday: 7 AM - Men’s Breakfast at Fry’n Pan

5:00 PM - Staff Meeting, Conference Room

8:30 AM  - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

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, Wesley Hall

Next Sunday:  - 8:30-10 AM Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room 


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


- Summer Worship Times a Contemporary Worship service will be held at 7:00pm on each Wednesday evening beginning today, May 27th. A traditional service will be held each Sunday morning at 10:00am beginning May 31st.  Coffee fellowship on Sunday morning will begin at 9:30am and nursery service will be available from 10:00 – 11:00am.

- UMW News Registration is now open for the annual "Mission u", Southern Site!  Dates - July 9 - 12; Location - Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell SD; Cost - Varied, depending on lodging/meals and Study Subjects chosen. Complete information is available by calling Joan at 260-9564.  The deadline is June 30th - a $15 late fee will be charged after that date.


- Candle Makers Daughter play is set for Sunday night August 9th. Musical helpers are still needed. Please contact Katheryn Hickey’s at 605-655-4892.


- Camp even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register for camp. The cost would be at full price.  The church and UWM will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance. If you have any questions please talk to Diane Kisch.


- VBS-Everest Mark your calendars VBS will be held August 2nd through the 6th. Watch the bulletin for more details.


Youth News


To start the mass group text we just need the kids to opt in. I created a separate "youth" group messaging. To opt in they text the word 1STUMCYOUTH to 84483


The website for the group messaging is.


Summer Schedule for KFC and Sr. High Youth will be Sundays at 6:00 till 7:30pm


Please check the calendar of events for the month of June

June 21st Disc Golf at the Park

June 28th Youth Mission Trip