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

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October 18, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Theme for Consecration Sunday: “Open Hearts, Joyful Lives

Our Mission:

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



Today’s Worship Service


GATHERING MUSIC Blessed Be Your Name




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      “How Great is Our God”

“Our God is Greater”












SCRIPTURE Mark 10:35-45 (p. 44)


MESSAGE                   “Marks of Our Commitment    Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE               “The Heart of Worship”






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




Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder, Melissa Rempfer, Bill Sohl, Steve King,

Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Sophie McKee, Amanda Gravholt, Craig Sherman; Wyatt Yager

Hannah Buchholz, Tim Herchenroether, Katelyn Stewart





Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Theme for Consecration Sunday: “Open Hearts, Joyful Lives

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise



SPECIAL MUSIC          “Canticle of Remembrance” Jubilee Bells


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


Let all who have gathered this day hear the Lord’s call to service.

      Is there greatness to be achieved in the service of the Lord?

       Yes, but the rewards are eternal and not just of this world.

   Must we toil long and hard serving others to receive God’s blessing?

To serve with Christ, one must be willing to be the servant of all.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #152 (UM hymnal) “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”


Let us pray for the Church and for the world.


Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your name may be united in

your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. 


          Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and       peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

          Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation that we may use           its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer


Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as Christ loves us.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or  spirit; give  them  courage  and  hope  in their troubles, and bring  them  the joy  of  your salvation.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. 


We  commend  to your  mercy  all who  have died, that  your will for them  may be  fulfilled; and we pray that  we  may  share with  all your  saints in  your  eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


We offer these prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Time of Prayer





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


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Mark 10:35-45 (p. 44)

MESSAGE            “Marks of Our Commitment”  Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #530 (UM hymnal) “Are Ye Able”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2176 (black song book) “Make Me a Servant”




In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor Corey Enfield (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist/Choir Director Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Liza Larson/Carla Hummel

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Acolyte Carson Enfield

Greeters (8:30) Cheryl Rokusek (11:00) Ken & Mary Alice Halverson

Ushers                                (8:30) Barb Hirsch & Amber Reaney

  (11:00) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Jess & Sandy Dennis

Coffee Fellowship Dave & Alicia Cornemann & family

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence



October 18 - 25

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Addie Lowe in memory of Lea Guthmiller.  

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

- Adult Crusader Sunday School Class

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class

6:00 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

- Consecration Team meeting Upper Room

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

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

- REMINDER information is due  

11am – 7 PM - Soup Kitchen

  - NO Bells This Week

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

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

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


- KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. October 25th & November 1st, 22nd 29th & December 20th are available.  If you want a certain date, reserve it now.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


 - United Methodist Women Soup Kitchen Our annual Soup Kitchen will be Wednesday, Oct 21st from 11am to 7pm. We will be including the Country Store and White Elephant sale again. We need lots of food and lots of help!  Please come!


- Flowers for the Saints on All Saints Sunday which is November 1st, we will be remembering those who are no longer with us. During communion congregation members will bring flowers to be placed in the vases by the altar. You may bring your own cut flowers or purchase them in the lounge before services from the Worship Committee for $1 per flower.


- Veterans Recognition First United Methodist church will be honoring our veterans on Sunday, November 8th at both services. The Worship Committee will be putting up the Wall of Honor outside the sanctuary. If you are a veteran and have not provided the committee with a picture for the wall, please bring a picture to the church office by November 2nd. The picture will be photocopied and returned to you. Please put you name on the back of the picture to ensure that it is returned to the correct person. The photo does not need to be of you in your uniform.

- Youth Core Team Meeting I would like to invite everyone who has even the smallest interest in working with our youth to join our team for a meeting on Thursday October 22nd at 6pm. We will be going over plans for November and December and will discuss what roles each will have in the program. You may not feel qualified or even feel that you have no gifts or graces to share in youth ministry but I would challenge you with this statement. God is not looking for the qualified, he’s looking for people who would just avail themselves to him. When Jesus called the 12, most of them were not even educated. Yet, God equipped them and they turned the world upside down.


- Sharing Our Prosperity in Christ is Sunday, November 15, 2015 as we celebrate Consecration Sunday. Plan to attend the Celebration Luncheon immediately following the service. Open Hearts, Joyful Lives Luke 16:1-13


- Lions Annual Make a Difference Day Baby Shower for the Contact Center is October 24th. Goal is 2000 Diapers, but anything for baby’s to keep them healthy, happy and warm is welcomed. Drop off for donations:  605 East 18th St., Carol Becker’s house or The Observer/Boller Printing office downtown on or before the Oct 24th date. Come to the shower on Saturday, October 24th 9 to 11am, enjoy a treat and coffee/tea. Thanks for helping with this huge project.


- United Methodist Women the November meeting of the United Methodist Women will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 1:30 p.m. This will be the annual World Thanks Offering and Memorial Ceremony honoring those who have passed since the ceremony was last held.  Jan Aughenbaugh and Mary Johnson will be leading their fellow members, with assistance from Rose Nedved, pianist.  Hostesses will be Jan Aughenbaugh and Mary Pietila who welcome all to spend a meaningful afternoon.


- Beth Moore's 10 session non-denominational Bible study called "Believing God" will start this Tuesday, October 13th.  It will be held every 2 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at the

Opsahl-Kostal Memorial Chapel next to Tyndall Hometown Floral in Tyndall. Please call or text Debra Buchholz if you're interested. 605-464-9909


- The Banquet Heating-cooling Help the Finance Committee has approved a matching contribution to help defray the repair costs of the basement heating-cooling system at United Church of Christ where The Banquet is held. The matching funds will come from the Hy-Vee cash card profits account. If you would like to donate to this special request and its ministry, please mark your donation as “The Banquet” and the Finance Committee will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $500 for a potential contribution of $1,000 from First United Methodist Church.



Youth News


Both KFC and Sr. High

Dak Youth 15 will be held November 13th- 15th in Aberdeen.

Registration cost is $50 which is due by November 1st. Registration forms can be picked up in the Youth Room.



October 18th - Final week of the Poser series

October 25th - Supper at 5pm in Wesley Hall followed by our guest speaker Bobby Jones at 6pm

November 1st - We will be starting our “In Between Series” where we will walk through all the stages of what it means to have a new life in Christ.



Sr. High Youth Group

October 21st - No Lesson, but we are meeting at 7:15pm to help clean up at Soup Kitchen

October 25th - Supper at 5pm in Wesley Hall followed by our guest speaker Bobby Jones at 6pm

October 28th - We will start our “Greater Than Series”.  In this series we will examine if we are a spectator, participant or a servant in our faith.







In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Teri Parlet


Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families.


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Welcome Table.


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