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:


November 22, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Christ the King Sunday/Laity Sunday

Our Mission:

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


Today’s Worship Service






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “10,000 Reasons”

“How Great is Our God”










SCRIPTURE Mark 10:42-45 (p. 44)


MESSAGE              “Disciples Called To Action”  Mikael Pietila



SONG OF PRAISE               “Heart of Worship”






*SENDING FORTH      “My Life is in You Lord”



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





Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:


November 22, 2015

Christ the King Sunday/Laity Sunday

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise



ANTHEM                         “First Fruits” Chancel Choir


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here to proclaim a power

beyond ourselves;

      God is our refuge and strength, a present help in time of trouble.             

   We know that we do not have the ability to save ourselves;

     We surrender our need for power and control, and look toward the

mystery and hope that is the kingdom of God.

We acknowledge our need for God to work in our lives and transform us,

  So that we may receive and share God’s love and grace.

All: Thanks be to God! Amen.

*OPENING PRAYER                                                              

*HYMN OF PRAISE #571 (UM hymnal) “Go, Make of All Disciples”


In covenant with God and each other, we affirm our unity in Christ.

      We will take faithful steps to live as a worldwide church in mission for

the transformation of the world.             

   In covenant with God and each other, we commit ourselves to be in ministry

with all people.

     In faithfulness to the gospel, we will cross boundaries of language,

culture, and social or economic status as we grow in mutual love

and trust.

In covenant with God and each other, we participate in God’s mission

as partners in ministry.

  We share our God-given gifts, experiences, and resources recognizing

that they are of equal value, whether spiritual, financial, or missional. 

In covenant with God and each other, we commit ourselves to full equality.

We uphold equity and accountability in our relationships, structures,

and responsibilities for the denomination.

In covenant with God and each other, we enter afresh into a relationship of


With God’s grace, we joyfully live out our worldwide connection in mission for

the transformation of the world.

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #349 (UM hymnal)     “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”


A Time of Proclamation




SCRIPTURE Mark 10:42-45 (p. 44)

MESSAGE              “Disciples Called To Action”  Mikael Pietila


A Time of Response and Dedication




“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #558 (UM hymnal) “We Are the Church”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #572 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & 3) “Pass It On”



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 Miya Noecker

Greeters (8:30) Sylvia Coulson; Sherry Daugherty; Darwin Koerner

(11:00) Ken & Peggy Doering

Ushers     (8:30) Kevin McKee

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

Coffee Fellowship Brook & Troy Thurman & family; Dawn Kabella & family

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence


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.)





November 22 – 29

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored Joy & Brian Korman in memory of Joye Westra & Ronald Gibbens.

9:00 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

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

- REMINDER is mailed

- Bulletin information due

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

5:30 PM - SPPR meets, Conference Room

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

- NO Choir, Bell Choir rehearsals, Women’s Bible Study or Youth activities

this week.

7:00 PM - Community Thanksgiving Service at FUMC

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday:              - Happy Thanksgiving—Office Closed

Friday:                    - Office closed

Saturday: 8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


- A huge Thank You to everyone who participated in Consecration Sunday.  A lot of planning and preparing happens several weeks prior, and right up to, the celebration luncheon. This time of planning, praying and preparing to give back some of what God has given each of us is a special time for our church.  A special thank you to the individuals who stepped up to speak in the weeks leading up to Consecration Sunday. These heartfelt testimonials remind us all of how much it means to be part of a church family. Our gratitude to the committee members and individuals who helped plan, make telephone calls, wrap silverware, set up for the luncheon, serve the meal, pour beverages and clean up. Thank you also to our ministry leaders for their guidance, support and prayers. Our Consecration celebration is not possible without the help of many many people.  

God Bless, Denise Erickson and Susie McCorkell, Consecration Co-Charipersons  


- Fifth Sunday Bucket, Nov. 29th bring your change after Thanksgiving to help patients at SD Human Services Center receive gifts they need.


- UMW Meeting the final United Methodist Women meeting of this calendar year will be held on Monday, December 7th at 1:30pm. Peggy Doering will present the devotions, with Rose Nedved assisting on the piano; although there will be a short business meeting the major part of the time will be spent celebrating one another and the holiday season. Members will enjoy some games and those who are able are asked to bring treats to share. In addition, each will be asked to share a holiday story or memory.  Come and join us for this afternoon of reminiscence and camaraderie.


- 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 Street. 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.


- You’re invited come help Ted Mickelson celebrate at his retirement party Saturday, December 5th from 2-5pm at the Elks Lodge. No gifts please, your presence is gift enough.  Food will be provided.


- Live Nativity First United Methodist Church Members and Friends, we cordially invite you to join us for a performance of the Live Nativity to be held Saturday, December 19th, at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Come and see the Christmas Story presented by members of our own church, along with real live camels, goats, sheep, and Mary's kind conveyance, the donkey. Experience Jesus' birth out under the open sky, with stars shining above, and then refresh yourself with warm drinks and warm fellowship in Wesley Hall after the performances. Parking spaces will be reserved for those who should not be out in the cold, preferring to watch from their cars. Any questions or interest in helping, please call or email Evie Sime (661-6255


- Giving Tuesday Looking for a place to give to those in need? How about giving to a UMC approved program and if you're quick enough, your donation could get doubled! Global Ministries will allocate matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online on Dec. 1, 2015, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CT. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds. Two advances to consider: 1. Tree of Life Advance #123615 2.  Missionaries Erbelres Advance #931027 for other Advances go to Mark your donation GIVING TUESDAY, and we can make the donation for you. Brandts/Gilmores


- 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.


- November Mission Focus: Prison Ministries the mission committee has designated $250 to Prison Ministries. The funds are used to help fund the prison ministry budget. The ministry allows God’s word to spread throughout the prison and positively impact the lives of incarcerated individuals. One of the special projects supported is the inmate Christmas Sack Program. If you are interested in donating to this ministry, please mark your donation “Prison Ministries”. For more information:


- The Yankton Community Holiday Feast would like to invite you and your family and friends to the 20th Annual Yankton Community Holiday Feast, which will be on Wednesday, November 25th, from 4:30pm to 7pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway in Yankton.


- “Touched by the Sounds of Advent” – Advent Retreat “Touched by the Sounds of Advent,” is a retreat experience of pondering the unfathomable mystery of God’s own Son, sent to dwell with us. The retreat will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 5th, at Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, available to both men and women. If you wish to learn more about entering deeper into the season of waiting, join Ss. Doris Oberembt, Mary Jo Polak, and Jeanne Ranek OSB as you are guided through music, prayer, presentations and silence. For more information and to register, visit our website:, email, or call 605-668-6292. Benedictine Peace center appreciates a $15 donation for this half-day retreat. Please register by December 2nd. Consider extending your retreat by arranging to come Friday evening, or stay through Sunday morning. If this sounds like an option for you please contact us in advance.


- Mercy Meals Yankton and Phillips, Craig and Dean invite you to join us Saturday, December 5th in Yankton, South Dakota at the Yankton High School Theater for a special night of worship and celebrating the Christmas season. We’ll feature songs from our latest Christmas album, Hope For All the World, along with some of your favorite PCD hits and songs from the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Inspirational Album of the Year, Above It All.  All proceeds from the night after expenses will help support our annual meal pack at Mike Durfee State Prison. Last year we had 250 inmates and volunteers pack over 60,000 meals and we anticipate doing the same this year. Tickets are available at The Carpenter Shop, Clark’s Rentals and Rexall Drug or at or call 1-800-965-9324.


- The Christmas Store is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity for children to experience the joy of giving during the holidays. Children in grades Jr-kindergarten through 5th grade may choose a free Christmas gifts for their immediate family! Saturday, December 12th 1-5pm. Riverview Reformed Church 1700 Burleigh St. Yankton. Pre-registration is not required, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. The children are required to shop with our personal shoppers, as the accompanying adult is not allowed in the shopping area!


 -The Salvation Army in Yankton will soon be ringing bells at local business in Yankton. 90% of all funds raised locally are used to provide temporary, emergency assistance to local residents and transients in Yankton.  You can make a difference in the lives of those in need either by donating when you see a “red kettle” or by volunteering to staff a kettle at a Wal-Mart or Hy-Vee. If you are interested in bell ringing or have questions about the Salvation Army in Yankton, call Carol Pooler at 661-5153


- Yankton SHARE will serve a soup kitchen from 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, November 18th. Come to Peace Church, 206 E. 31st St., to enjoy the fellowship and good food!



Student Ministries:

Sr. High

Current Series “Greater Than”.  In this series we are finding out if we are a spectator, participant or a servant in our faith.



Current Series “In Between” We are discovering all the stages of what it means to have a new life in Christ