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:


July 5, 2015

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Holy Communion

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)


        We come from all places and all people to gather here today.

            Some of us traveled across the ice, others came later in boats,

still others of us waded rivers and arrived in planes.

We have found a land blessed

Blessed with mountains and valleys, rivers and oceans, fertile earth,

wonderful woods, and promising cities.

Here, a dream was born

A dream of freedom from all opportunities. A dream of hope for our

children. A dream of people in community under God.

We have turned to nations and people who gave us birth!

Send us the voiceless, Send us the fearful, Send us the oppressed.

And so the dream continues –

And so the dream continues- God help us to do your work until your

dreams come true.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #696 (blue hymnal) “America the Beautiful


A Time of Prayer



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

PRAYER RESPONSE #2203 (black song book) (stz. 1) “In His Time


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE  Mark 6:1-13 (p. 38)

MESSAGE                   “Blinded By the Familiar” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION SONG #2254 (black song book)  “In Remembrance of Me







                  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.


For such a place, such a vision and such a calling we give you thanks, praying we may ever join afresh the dreams you set before us as we join with your people in every land on

earth and with all the company of heaven in your unceasing praise:

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 we remember and proclaim the mystery of faith.

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


By him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty God, now and ever.




A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2241 (black song book) “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”

*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.



July 5 – 12

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

& Verne Hanson in honor of Brett & Evie Sime’s wedding anniversary.

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

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 Adeline’s

              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

6:30 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

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

5:30 PM - Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

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

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: Noon - Administrative Chairs, Minervas

- Bike and Build Team arrive

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Hall


- 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.


- New God Winks Study Just wanted to let everyone know that we are starting a new study on June 30, 7am at the Frying Pan.  Books are available for $7.75.  The book is written by Rob Fuquay, Fuquay is senior pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.  The book explores the Gospel of John.  We hope you will choose to join us even if you can’t come every week, you are welcome. Any questions please feel free to call Laurie at 605-660-2465. The book “The God We Can Know”, takes us further and helps us understand our role in spreading God’s love by how we live our lives.  Hope to see you there.


- VBS - Mt Everest It's only four weeks away and lots of plans are underway. The 2015 VBS program will be held August 2nd – 6th. A meal will be served for all children, their family and all volunteers, starting at 5:30pm each night. Committees will once again be in charge of different duties. Please check with your committee to see which duty has been assigned to them. Each night the program will run from 6:00-8:00pm. Please invite your family friends and neighbors to bring their children. The more kids we have the more fun it will be. I will once again be looking for volunteers to help with the preparing and setting up the props. I will have a board with needed food and supplies down in Wesley Hall and will be looking for volunteers to provide those items. Feel free to sign your name by each item you are willing to donate. We will be needing lots of mountain climbing gear and some tents and ropes and such for decorations. If you are bringing these props, please clearly mark them with your name.  Please contact me if you have any questions at all. Thank you in advance for all that you do to help this become a success. God Bless.


- On behalf of the Finance Committee, thank you to everyone who purchases Hy-Vee cash cards through First United Methodist Church. The Committee recently approved a request to remodel the Jr. High Youth Room at an estimated cost of $5,538 using some of the proceeds from past Hy-Vee


- 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.


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 July


5th Holiday/Deborah

12th Scavenger Hunt/Picnic

19th Samson

26th Car Wash/RAK


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 Liza Larson/Carla Hummel

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Greeters   Chuck & Lyla Gukeisen

Ushers    Loy Gravholt; Jack Skinner; Toby Gall; Rick Petersen

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence


2014 June Attendance/Offering

                Contemporary Traditional        Offering

Jun. 1st            78                     132            $6,572

Jun. 8th            90                     103            $6,420

Jun. 15th          96                     164            $5,286

Jun. 22nd       120                      63            $3,202


2015 June Attendance/Offering

    Contemporary       Traditional              Offering

Jun. 7th         107                     132          $4,890

Jun. 14th        91                     144          $6,099

Jun. 21st        120                      125          $6,609

Jun. 28th        96                        160          $6,497