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:


August 16, 2015

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Mission:

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





              For cool mornings and rumbling afternoon storms, for amazing days and even more ordinary evenings, for deep friendships and shallow wading pools:

We give thanks to God!

            For the laughing God who tickles us with joy, for the brokenhearted Love who joins in our struggles:

We give thanks to God at all times!

For the Bread of heaven who feeds us hope, for the Spirit of grace who teaches us to dance:

We give thanks to God at all times and for everything!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #2202 (black songbook) “Come Away with Me”

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH #883 (blue hymnal)


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #641 (blue hymnal) Fill My Cup, Lord


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE John 6:51-58 (p. 93)

MESSAGE           Sit Up and Take Notice              Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #630 (blue hymnal)

Become to Us the Living Bread


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #629 (refrain)        You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

*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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM.


A special word of thanks to Rev. Russell Pierce for serving as Liturgist this morning.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Mark Giziewski


Bob Cappel


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.)


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


Ushers Kevin McKee

Coffee Fellowship

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence



August 16-23

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Loy & Ruth Gravholt in honor of their 54th wedding anniversary.

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall 

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

6:00 PM - The Dysart Family Concert, Sanctuary

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

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets, Conference Room

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

9:30 AM - PEO meets, Wesley Hall

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

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 - Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room 

- Positions available if you have a heart for working with young children and would like to have a larger role in furthering the Christian education of some of the youngest members of our congregation, the church has an opening for a Director of Christian Education. This position oversees Sunday school, VBS, the Christmas program, as well as other young youth related programs and helps coordinate the volunteers needed for these activities.  This is a paid position.  If you are interested or would like further information on this position please contact Rev. Ron, Chad Herrmann, or Bob Walser.    


- Choir Director If you have an aptitude and love for music and singing and would like to help develop those skills in others, the church has an opening for a Choir Director. This position would work with the Senior Pastor to help pick out and perform choir music for Sunday worship and other requested times and would also coordinate practice of this music prior to worship performances. This is a paid position.  If you are interested or would like further information on this position please contact Rev. Ron, Chad Herrmann, or Bob Walser.     


- LaGonave Alive is a nonprofit organized to bring HOPE. HEALTH. HAPPINESS. to the people on the island of LaGonave, Haiti. We are involved mainly in the ministries of scholarships for students, health care, and women/children/elderly.  Check it the website - Bruce Blumer will be preaching about our latest mission trip and the work of LaGonave Alive on Sunday, Aug. 23.  Gena, Garrett, and Garner Brandt were on this team. Donations can be made through the LaGonave Alive website or write Haiti in memo of a check to Yankton 1st UMC. 



- Worship Schedule Our summer schedule will run through Sunday, September 6th and we will return to our fall worship schedule on Sunday, September 13th. Sunday School will begin on September 13th.


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


- The United Methodist Women’s group is on recess until Monday, September 14th at 1:30 p.m. This meeting is delayed one week because of the Labor Day holiday. Meetings for the rest of the year will be on the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm. The program for September 14th will be our Shepherdess, Marilyn Herrboldt, who will bring us news of the Glacial Lakes District.  Hostesses Jean Droppers and Mary Peirce hope to see you there.


- Yankton Children’s Choir auditions are set for the 2015-16 Season. Auditions will be held Tuesday, August 25, from 6:00-7:00 and Tuesday, September 1, from 6:00 -7:00 p.m., at Mount Marty College in Bede Hall Room 127 (Bistro Second Stage).  Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis.  Auditions take 15 minutes or less. Auditions are open to all children in grades 3-8 who attend any school in the Yankton area.  Singers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Singers will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, which begin on September 8, 2015 and continue weekly through May.  Tuition is charged for participation in the choir. A limited number of scholarships are available. For further information please contact executive director Dot Stoll at 605-660-1819 or



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



16th Goal Setting

23rd Managing Objectives

30th Back to School GO Karts