First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address: firstumc@iw.net

Website: firstumcyankton.org

September 6, 2015

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Holy Communion/Labor Sunday

Our Mission:

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

 

 

 A Time of Gathering and Praise

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

*CALL TO WORSHIP

        O come, let us praise the Lord, who seeks a place for every worker under heaven -

            A place for labor, and a place for leisure.

O come, let us praise the Lord, who seeks a place for every worker under heaven -   

A place for self, and a place for service.

O come, let us praise the Lord, who seeks a place for every worker under heaven-  

A place for planning, and a place for prayer.

O come, let us praise the Lord, the God of all workers in every place!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #57 (blue hymnal) “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

LITANY OF LABOR

 

A Time of Prayer

 

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

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

PRAYER RESPONSE #2086 (black song book) “Open Our Eyes, Lord

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

SCRIPTURE Mark 7:24-37 (p. 40)

MESSAGE                         “Simply Doing the Work of Jesus” Rev. Ron

 

A Time of Celebration

 

*COMMUNION SONG #618 (blue hymnal)  “Let Us Break Bread Together

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S SUPPER

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

GREAT THANKSGIVING

Eternal God, Creator of the heavens and the earth and all who dwell therein, we give you thanks

for all that surrounds us. We thank you for making us but a little lower than the angels, children

of your grace. We are grateful for your mercy, forgiving our human pride and our blindness to

those in need. We rejoice in the hope and salvation found in the person of Jesus Christ, who shared our earthly suffering and joy. We remember Christ’s death, celebrate with joy Christ’s

resurrections, and seek to follow in Christ’s way, serving those around us. In the steadfast

comfort of the Holy Spirit, we offer ourselves to your service as we unite our voices to glorify you.

Holy, holy, holy God of love and majesty, the whole universe speaks of your glory, O

God Most High. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of our God! Hosanna in the highest!

At this table we recall the night when Jesus was at table with his friends. As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it. He gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take, eat. This is my

body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same manner, Jesus also took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” By partaking at this table, we proclaim Christ’s death, celebrate Christ’s resurrection, and await Christ’s return.  

GIVING OF BREAD AND CUP

MUSIC DURING COMMUION #367 (blue hymnal) “He Touched”

#454 “Open My Eyes That I May See”

  #430 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION    

*SONG OF PARTING #664 (blue hymnal) (stz. 2)    “Sent Forth By God’s Blessings”

 

*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 Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

 

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 (revron24@gmail.com)

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (firstumc@iw.net)

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Liza Larson/Carla Hummel

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Greeters

Ushers Loy Gravholt, Jack Skinner, Rick Peterson

Coffee Fellowship Harlan & Carolyn Teichroew

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

September 6 - 13

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Loy & Ruth Gravholt in memory of Ward & Gladys Fishbeck; Ed & Inez Gravholt; Ben & Betty Hlavac.

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall 

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

Monday: - Office Closed

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

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

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

6:00 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

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

9 AM – 1 PM - Sweet Adelines practice

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Hall

Next Sunday: - First day of Sunday School

- Third graders receive bibles

4:00 PM - One Way Up Concert, Santuary

 

  - 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.     

 

- Sunday School will be starting on September 13th.  Please bring your child to the Preschool room and fill out the registration form.  The High School class will be providing activities for the kids during that first day of Sunday School.  Teachers-please plan to have a meeting during that time in the 6th & 7th grade room to receive your curriculum, class list and other information including the Safe Sanctuary Training needed before classes can begin.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Karnes at 402-254-6582 or ljkarnes@hartel.net

 

 

- Kingdom Chimes All 2nd-5th graders are invited to be a part of the Kingdom Chimes this fall.  We will meet in the Music Room, on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:45 beginning Wednesday, September 9.  We will have a great time learning to read music and play in church once a month.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.

 

- Agape Bell Choir the Agape Bell Choir, (grades 6-adult) will begin on Wednesday, September 9 from 6:45-7:25 in the Music Room.  If you enjoy listening to bells, and would like to learn to play them, we have a place for you!  This group plays contemporary music arranged especially for handbells.  Please join us for a fun year in music ministry and fellowship.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.

 

- Jubilee Bell Choir the Jubilee Bell Choir has an exciting year ahead.  We have some fun and challenging music selected this year.  We look forward to preparing music and attending the Area Handbell Festival next June.  Please consider joining our music ministry.  Music reading skills is helpful, but not required.  We have a great time together ringing and sharing the love of Christ through this musical ministry in our church.  We will begin on Wednesday, September 9 from 5:45-6:40 in the Music Room.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.

 

- 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.

 

- Women's Bible Study We are starting a new Women's Bible Study this fall.  We will study Children of the Day by Beth Moore. This class is video driven and will have a work book.  Beth will walk us through each verse of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. She will teach us that our circumstances are not coincidental and that God's timing is impeccable. Please join us in the Upper Room starting on Sunday, September 13th (during Sunday School) at 9:45 - 10:45 am. This same study will be held on Wednesday evenings, starting September 16th at 6:30 pm. The study will be held in the Upper Room. We will also be eating our evening meal together before the study on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm.  We will either eat a meal at the church or at a local restaurant. Please plan to join us for either the Sunday morning study or the Wednesday evening study. There will be a signup sheet in Wesley Hall or you can text 605-660-7309 to reserve your book or if you have questions please call.

 

- 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 Barb Hirsch hope to see you there.