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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November 1, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost/Reformation Sunday

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






REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


CONSECRATION SUNDAY           “Grow One Step” Beth Parr


SONGS OF PRAISE “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”

“Who Am I”





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

SCRIPTURE                    Revelation 21:1-6a (p. 244)


MESSAGE                           “Leaving Your Mark”    Rev. Ron 















(As you come to the communion table you are invited to bring your flowers)





MUSIC DURING COMMUNION             Wonderful, Merciful Savior




*SENDING FORTH      “Let Everything That Has Breath”


Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

November 1, 2015

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost/Reformation Sunday

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


ANTHEM         “Let There Be Worship, Let There Be Praise” Chancel Choir


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

CONSECRATION SUNDAY              “Grow One Step” Beth Parr


        Come to the banquet our God has prepared for us.

              God sets a table for all the saints – saints from all times and places.

        Come! God provides abundantly for everyone.

We will feast on the bread of life, and the wine of salvation.

        God has removed our burial shroud and destroyed death forever.

God takes away our disgrace and will wipe away our tears.

Come to the feast! Celebrate God’s love and mercy.

We are glad and rejoice in God’s salvation.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #711 (UM hymnal) “For All the Saints



SONG #2283 (black song book) (stz.1, 4) “For All the Saints”


A Time of Prayer




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

PRAYER RESPONSE #347 (UM hymnal) (stz. 2) “Spirit Song


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Revelation 21:1-6a (p. 244)  

MESSAGE                          “Leaving Your Mark” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #2268 (black song book) “As We Gather at Your Table”







You, O God created us and have brought your people through many trials: Abraham and Sarah, Miriam and Moses, Deborah and Isaiah, Peter and Mary, Francis of Assisi and Clare, Martin Luther and John Wesley. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa – all attest to your providence and mercy and show us ways to live.

Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor, power and might be to our God forever and ever!

You come in human form to walk among us, teaching us the way to live as our children. In Jesus Christ you showed us what holy living looks like, and gave us the sacraments of Baptism and Communion to remember and experience anew your presence, encouraging us to live in relationship to you.

Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor, power and might be to our God forever and ever!

In this meal we give you praise and thanks, Creator God, as we remember all those who have passed on into glory. Pour out your Spirit, that this bread may

be for us the bread of heaven, and this cup, the cup of your new covenant in

Jesus Christ. Bind us together by your Spirit as your holy people, washed by

Your Baptism and strengthened for holy living by this meal.

Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor, power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen



(As you come to the communion table you are invited to bring your flowers)


COMMUNION ANTHEM          “Till He Comes Again” Chancel Choir


A Time of Sending Forth


*HYMN OF PARTING #706 (UM hymnal) “Soon and Very Soon”



November 1 – 8

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored Erna Huitema in memory of her husband Barry Huitema who passed away four years ago while teaching at Zama Army Base in Japan.

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

6:30 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

1:30 PM - UMW meeting, Church Lounge

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

6:30 PM - Membership Class, Adult Sunday School 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

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee, meets Conference Room

- Nominations committee, meets

- Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

7:00 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:15 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

4:30 PM - Serve Banquet

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 10:00 AM - XYZ meets, Church Lounge

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: - Veterans Recognition Sunday


- Membership Class Rev. Ron will be leading a Membership Class first session is Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Adult Sunday School room on the first floor (across the hall from Wesley Hall in the education wing). The second session will be on Tuesday, November 10th 6:30-8:30pm. The class is for those who are transferring their membership from another UMC or from another denomination as well as those who have no membership in any church at the present time.  Persons interested in attending this class should RSVP to the church office (665-2991 or or Rev. Ron (665-2991 or by Monday, November 1st, so he can make the necessary arrangements.  If you have questions, let him know.  If you are interested in joining but can’t attend the class that day, let him know that, too.

- Reminder Consecration Sunday is November 15th, only ONE service at 10:30am with Sunday School at 9am. Luncheon to follow in Wesley Hall. "No servant can serve two masters.  Either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Money." Luke 16:13 Open Hearts Joyful Lives Luke 16:1-13


- First UMC Serves the Banquet Thursday, November 5th from 5:30-7pm (at the Yankton United Church of Christ). We are looking for volunteers to help serve and/or bring in food items for the meal. Signup sheets will be in Wesley Hall. It is a GREAT opportunity to SERVE in the community. We hope you will join us! - Missions Committee


- United Methodist Women the November meeting of the United Methodist Women will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 1:30pm. 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.


- Celebrate Caregivers Please join us and take time to celebrate caregivers at The 1st Annual Celebrating Caregivers: Information to Inspiration event on Nov. 5th at the Professional Office Pavilion on the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Campus from 4 pm – 7 pm. Speakers will be presenting from 5 pm – 6 pm including Bobbi Jo Leggett, with Active Generations and Gwen Maag, Education Manager at Avera Education & Staffing Solutions. Informational booths about caregiver resources will be set up for people to visit prior to and after the presentations.  For additional information call Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center at 605-655-1400 or visit


- 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.


- Servant Hearts Clinic The Mission focus for November is the Servant Hearts clinic.  It is a Christ centered medical clinic that provides free medical care to the uninsured or underinsured. Their mission statement is "In the name of Jesus, we desire to serve the physical, emotional & spiritual needs of all who come."  The clinic is open the 1st & 3rd Monday each month from 5:30 to 8:00.  The address is 232 Capital St. They average 10-15 patients a night. Each clinic requires about 10 volunteers, including 2 nurses & 2 physicians.  They are funded by donations. Our church is donating $500 in November to this mission.


- USD Campus Ministry is a program that is centered on bringing a safe space to ask questions of faith, effective pastoral care, meaningful spiritual foundation, and, offers opportunities of Christian service for a diverse student population. It also offers a variety of ways to become involved to strengthen your own spirituality, as well as others by being a leader in the ministry. If you would like to help donate to this good cause and its ministry at the University of South Dakota, mark your donation as “USD Campus Ministry” when filling out your check. Thank you for your support and Prayers about this ministry.


- An Evening with Remedy Drive.  I Am Not a Commodity:  Our Fight Against Human Trafficking.  Thursday, November 12th, 7pm, Marian Auditorium, Mount Marty College. Free Admission. To guarantee seating visit or email  Sponsored in part by the Benedictine Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Social Justice.

- Operation Christmas Child The Ladies Night Club group at First UMC is seeking your help. We are excited to participate in Operation Christmas Child and want to invite our church family to consider getting involved as well. The Operation Christmas Child project (sponsored by Samaritan's Purse - International Relief), partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ. After receiving shoebox gifts, children are discipled through a Bible Study course: The Greatest Journey, where they learn to become faithful followers of Christ, and share their faith with others. 

Children that received the boxes fall into the following age groups: 2-4 years old;   5-9 years old;    10-14 years old. What we need: - empty shoe boxes- gifts to fill the boxes, such as school supplies like pencils, markers, pens, colors, color books, paper, solar calculators, picture books, or notebooks that will fit in the shoebox, non-liquid hygiene items, toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, small toys that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise, a doll, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, accessories such as a t-shirt, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights with extra batteries, etc.  - cash donations to pay for the postage. Cost - $7 each box we send. On Thursday, November 19th, our ladies group will assemble the boxes for the boys and girls. Friday, November, 20, the boxes will be delivered to Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton, which will get them to Minneapolis. There, each box will get a Bible added. There will be a box located in the lobby marked "OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD" so you can drop off your donations. Cash gifts may be made out to the church. Mark OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD in the memo line. The deadline for returning items is Wednesday, November 18th. Prayerfully consider how you could help with this project.




In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor Corey Enfield (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

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 Madisyn Jaquith

Greeters (8:30) Ken & Marsha Bertsch (11:00) Paul & Jan Aughenbaugh

Ushers                               (8:30) Bob & Jane Walser; Laurie & Nicole Baily; Rhonda Hofer

  (11:00) Loy Gravholt; Rick Peterson; Jack Skinner

Coffee Fellowship Dan & Laura Slowey & family

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; Wyatt Yager, Hannah Buchholz, Tim Herchenroether, Katelyn Stewart

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.



Sunday, 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.



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


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.)