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:



September 13, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Mission:

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



Today’s Worship Service


GATHERING MUSIC Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”

“Blessed Be Your Name”







(see back page of bulletin )






Congregation response: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Holy Bible in your home, in your church school classes, and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word.


RESONSE #601 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Thy Word Is a Lamp”


SCRIPTURE Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6, 9; John 1:1-18 (p. 154, 86)


MESSAGE               “A Treasure to be Passed to Others”    Rev. Ron






SONG OF PRAISE               “Jesus Loves Me”






*SENDING FORTH      “May You Run and Not Be Weary”



Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 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)

ANTHEM                  “Be Strong in the Lord”                        Chancel Choir


“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the confidence of things not

seen” (Hebrews 11:1)

      But we long for more than hope and want to see our unseen God.

        “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:b)

   We believe; help our unbelief

Don’t worry about tomorrow; today has enough worries of its own.

(Matthew 6:34)

     How can we live unless we plan for tomorrow? With all these

questions how can we worship?

If you want to see God’s kingdom you must have the eyes of a child. Let

our worship be an act of faith, an act of trust in God.

In faith we worship our God and affirm: Even though the fig trees have

no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vine, yet we will rejoice in

the Lord, we will be joyful in the God of our salvation. God, the Lord, is

our strength! (Habakkuk 3:17-19a)


*HYMN OF PRAISE #163 (blue hymnal) “Ask Ye What Great Think I Know”

*AN AFFIRMATION OF FAITH #885 “A Modern Affirmation”

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2215 (black song book) “Cares Chorus



A Time of Proclamation




SCRIPTURE Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6, 9; John 1:1-18 (p. 154, 86)

MESSAGE              “A Treasure to be Passed to Others”  Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #2129 (black song book)

“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2150 (black song book) (stz. 1 & 3) “Lord, Be Glorified”



*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:



Carolyn Cappel and family. Bob Cappel passed away.


Sue Frick


Mark Giziewski


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 (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Choir Director Jill Wilson

Organist Craig Sherman

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Liza Larson/Carla Hummel

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila


Ushers                               (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers

  (11:00) Chelsa & Andy Gall, Rick Peterson

Coffee Fellowship Rodger & Mary Johnson

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Praise Team Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder, Melissa Rempfer,

Bill Sohl, Steve King, Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Sophie McKee,

Amanda Gravholt, Craig Sherman; Hannah Buchholz,

Tim Herchenroether, Katelyn Stewart, Wyatt Yager



September 13 - 20

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Craig Sherman in memory of Orville Sherman.

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

4:00 PM - One Way Up Concert, parking lot

4 – 6:00 PM - Potluck, parking lot

  6:00 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

1:30 PM - UMW meeting

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

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 meets, Conference Room

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

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

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

6:30 PM - Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

- Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

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

7:00 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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Hall


- Memorial Service for Bob Cappel Services will be held on memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15th. A gathering of friends and family will be from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Monday, September 14th here at First United Methodist Church with a prayer service at 7:00pm. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Tuesday at the church.


- Sunday School starts today 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


- As part of the Fall kickoff today Sunday, September 13th we will be having a potluck during the concert from 4-6pm in Wesley Hall.


- 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.


- Reception All members of the congregation are invited to a reception in Wesley Hall following the first church service next Sunday, September 20th.  The purpose of the reception is to express our appreciation to Densie Willman for her years of service as our Christian Education Director.  Please join us for refreshments as we thank Denise for all her hard work in helping to build our VBS and Sunday School programs.  Hope to see you there!


- 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.


- 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.


- Pans & Dishes please check and see if you have any pans and/or dishes in Wesley Hall. Unclaimed items will be donated to rummage sale.


- Fire wood There is fire wood from a tree that we cut down available for free. It’s located at the southeast corner of the main parking lot.


- Fall Theology Institute you are invited to attend the Fall Theology Institute, "The Earth is the Lord's: Biblical Theology and Ecology.” This presentation will be offered at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, SD, Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.—noon. Presenter Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA, is currently Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Among her numerous publications, books relevant to the topic include The Earth Is the Lord’s: The Bible, Ecology, and Worship, and her commentary Genesis: In the Beginning, both published by Liturgical Press. All are welcome to attend this free event.  For planning purposes, please register by e-mailing S. Marielle Frigge  or calling 605-668-6000.   For further information or to print out a flyer, you may find the Theology Institute page at


Youth News


9-13 - KFC will be from 4-6:30 attending the Fall kickoff concert at the church.


Starting on 9-20 we will be meeting on Sundays from 6:30 to 8pm


Sr. High youth group will be meeting Wednesday's from 7:30 to 9pm


2015-16 Sunday School Teachers:


Pre-Kindergarten Beth Parr & Amber Reaney


Kindergarten Lexi Klinkhammer, Tiffany Beste and Kay Swihart


1st & 2nd Grade Amanda Gravholt, Kirsten May, Rebecca Gravholt, Julie Moderegger


3rd Grade Dana Enfield & Mikael Pietila


4th & 5th Grade Kristi, Alex and Lance Palacek


6th & 7th Grade Gena Brandt, Merle Brandt


8th Grade Confirmation Diane Kisch & Chrissie Wieseler


KFC Youth Group Julie Dykstra, Dana Enfield, Merle Brandt


Senior High SS Nick & Tracy Kisch


Senior High Youth Group


Adult Sunday School Loy Gravholt, Vivian VanEssen, Rev. Ron

Women’s Bible Study Joyce Anderson


Women’s Bible Study (Mon. mornings) Mary Alice Halverson


Night Club Denise Willman


God Winks Laurie Baily


XYZ Rev. Ron


Wed. Mens Bible Study Men take turns


Thurs. Mens Breakfast Rev. Ron


Nursery Attendants Cassi Pietz, Kathy Lawrence


Christian Education Director


Financial Peace    Laurie Baily & Denise Willman


Special Needs Jane Walser


Bell Choir/Chancel Choir Sue May, Jill Wilson




Recognition of church school workers


Church school staff

We have heard God’s call to teach and have responded to that call. We teach, trusting in God’s promises to support, sustain, and encourage us through gifts sufficient for the task. We teach, relying on prayer and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We teach, inviting others to recognize and respond to God’s call in their lives. We teach, depending on this congregation to uphold us in this task.



We Pledge ourselves to pray for you and for the educational ministry of this congregation. We pledge ourselves to enable, encourage, and love you in this ministry. We pledge ourselves to be learners with you, diligently studying with you the Scriptures and traditions of the faith.