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 29, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

First Sunday in Advent/United Methodist Student Day

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC The Lord is My Light




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

“Sing to the King”















SCRIPTURE                    Luke 21:25-36 (p. 80)


MESSAGE                      “Derailed by Distraction”    Corey Enfield 


SONG OF PRAISE Mighty to Save”




*SENDING FORTH      “Jesus, Name Above All Names”

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.

November 29, 2015

First Sunday in Advent/United Methodist Student Day

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)


People of faith, prepare for the coming reign of Christ!

     As we gather to pray and sing and listen, a spirit of anticipation

and hope fills us.

  The days are surely coming, saying Our God, when justice and righteousness

will prevail.

May our worship illuminate our hearts and minds, freeing us to respond

joyfully to God’s call in the days to come.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #196 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus




A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #171 (blue hymnal)

“There’s Something About That Name”


A Time of Proclamation



    Today, on this United Methodist Student Day, we honor the dreams planted in

the hearts of those who feel called to pursue further education and live out their

faith by continuing to grow deeper in knowledge that will help them use the gifts

God created within them to change the world.

       Grant them confidence to pursue these dreams.

  Today, we remember those students who are away from home, some for the

first time. We lift up those living away from home, from family, and from the community of faith. We pray they find new places to be loved, new places to be nurtured, and new places to challenge them to press further on the path of following Jesus.

        Grant them the courage to press on.

      Today, we lift up the ministry that happens on college campuses. We pray for

these ministries that offer faith at a time in life it can sometimes be set aside, that offer hope in times that can feel very alone and that offer love in the moments that home seems far away.

        We pray, O God that they may be a beacon of Your love and hope.

     Today we consider those who have a dream of furthering their education and not a way. We recognized these closed doors that exist for some of our brothers and sisters. We rejoice that together our gifts can open some of those doors.

       We pray, O God that we may be generous in our gifts and prayers.

Today, on this United Methodist Student Day, we offer prayers for our students. We pray for perseverance in their studies, for confidence in their gifts and vocation, and for the experience of joy in learning. Bless their efforts as they unify faith and knowledge to make our world a better one.

        We pray, O God for our students. Amen


FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART            “Are You Ready?”

SCRIPTURE                    Luke 21-25-36 (p.80)

MESSAGE                    “Derailed by Distraction”    Corey Enfield 


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #706 (blue hymnal) “Soon & Very Soon”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #663 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”


*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 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM.


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 Abbi Olson

Greeters (8:30) Randy & Carolyn Golden

(11:00) Sherrill Christensen

Ushers     (8:30) Kevin McKee

 (11:00) Andy & Chelsa Gall

Coffee Fellowship

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 29 – December 6

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is Mark & Lydia Giziewski.

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

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

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

- Evangelism 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

7:15 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

5:30 PM - Greeter meeting, Conference Room

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 10:00 AM - XYZ, Church Lounge

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Communion

1 - 3 PM - Live Nativity rehearsal, in the Sanctuary


- 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 Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  This month’s offering will help patients at SD Human Services Center receive gifts they need. Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


- 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.


- 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.


- 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.


- 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


- 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:


- “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!


- Sunday School Christmas Program The annual Sunday school Christmas program will be held on Sunday December 13th at 6:30pm. The students have begun practicing their songs and parts and are very excited to share with everyone about the birth of baby Jesus.


 -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


- Calendars Available 2016 calendars, compliments of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, are now available. You can pick them up from the table in the Church Lounge or outside the Church Office. 

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.