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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January 17, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Second Sunday after Epiphany/Human Relations Day

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING Your Grace is Enough




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “Enter This Temple”

“Our God is Greater”








FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “Saving the Best for Last”


SCRIPTURE John 2:1-11 (p. 87)


MESSAGE                   “When the Wine Runs Out”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE               “Our God is Greater”






*SENDING FORTH      “Let Everything that Has Breath”



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.

January 17, 2016

Second Sunday after the Epiphany/Human Relations Day

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise



SPECIAL MUSIC                “Blessings” Jubilee Bells


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


Come, let us join our souls, and we shall pray to the Lord for hope -

      For many are the dreams that die, strangled by the hands of despair.           

   Come, let us join our spirits, and we shall pray to the Lord for compassion -

     For many are the backs that bleed, beaten by the whip of rage.

Come, let us join our wills, and we shall pray to the Lord for peace -

  For many are the wounds that fester, inflicted by the sword of strife.

Come, let us join our hearts, and we shall pray to the Lord for love –

For many are the ties that break, severed by the knife of hate.

Make us one, O Lord, that many might be the ties that bind, the wounds that

mend, the backs that heal, and the dreams that come to pass!

*OPENING PRAYER                                                              

*HYMN OF PRAISE #140 (UM hymnal) “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”


Let us not seek our own welfare and neglect the care of another,

      Lest we fade like the grass and wither like the weed;             

   For the sun of God shines upon the cruel, as upon the kind -

     If our roots do not run down into good soil, the sun shall cause our

flower to wilt; its rays shall make our leaves to shrivel.

Let us not pursue our own desires by inflicting pain on another,

  Lest we drown like the seed and wash away like the stalk; 

For the rain of God descends upon the cruel, as upon the kind -

If our roots do not reach deep into firm ground, the rain shall choke our

fragile shoot; its torrents shall wrest us from the earth.

No, let us commit our life to the Lord,

That all might flourish beneath the sun and be nourished by the rain.

Let the hand of the Lord increase the fruits of our labor, that the harvest

might yield plenty – not for one but for all;

Let the hand of the Lord pluck the barbs from our branches and cast

them into the fire,

Lest they be gleaned by calloused hands and woven into a crown of


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2188 (black song book) (stz. 1 & refrain)    

“The Family Prayer Song”


A Time of Proclamation



FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “Saving the Best for Last”

SCRIPTURE John 2:1-11 (p. 87)

MESSAGE              “When the Wine Runs Out”  Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




“My Tribute”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #111 (UM hymnal) “How Can We Name a Love”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #143 (UM hymnal) “On Eagle’s Wings”


*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.




January 17 – 24

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Curt

& Julie Dykstra in honor of their parents.

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

7:45 PM - Young Adult Bible Study

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

12:30 – 4 PM - PEO, Wesley Hall

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

5:30 PM - SPPR meets, Conference Room

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- Reminder info is due

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

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:45 PM - Confirmand Class, Confirmation Room

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

7:15 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

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 9:30 AM - Church Women United meeting

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: - 12:30pm Prison Ministry

 2 PM - Alex Palecek Eagle Scout Ceremony


- Human Relations Day is today, January 17th. This is one of six special offering Sundays observed by the United Methodist Church. Your generous offering helps to nurture a variety of ministries around the world such as economic development, child care, education, hunger and poverty, employment, youth (especially at-risk teens), substance abuse & rehabilitation, emergency services, prison outreach, health services, gang intervention, homelessness and housing, and employment – just to name a few. For more information, visit



- Thank You Marsha & I would like to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the members and friends of our church family who remembered us with gifts, cards, and best wishes during the Christmas season. We feel truly blessed to be a part of such a loving and caring family.

Rev. Ron & Marsha


- KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2016 year.  The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. If you want a certain date, get signed up right away.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- Church Women United will hold their Annual Meeting on Friday, January 22nd at 9:30 am at the First United Methodist Church, 207 W 11th St, Yankton. Officers will be elected and details finalized for the World Day of Prayer. If you are interested in what this group does for the community, please attend.


- Prayer Chain the United Methodist Women sponsor a telephone prayer chain for those in need of special prayers.  If you prefer, you can be included in this wonderful ministry by simply reading your email!  Please email the church office and let them know that you would like to be included.  If you have a prayer request, simply call or email the church office with your request.  It will be included in both the telephone and email prayer chains.  When you receive an email from with "prayer request" in the subject line, we would ask that you spend a moment in silent prayer for that person or family.  Please consider being a part of this simple yet powerful service.


- You’re Invited Lance & Kristi Palecek would like to invite you to celebrate with Alexander Palecek as he receives his Eagle Scout ranking with Boy Scouts of America at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2016, in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church. There will be a reception in Wesley Hall following the ceremony. Thank you to our church family for supporting Alex through scouts and with his Eagle Scout retaining wall project at the church.  We are truly blessed to have you in our lives.


- Prison Ministry Team 2016 will be an exciting year for our prison ministry.  We will be participating in 5 different worship services at the federal prison camp here in Yankton.  The dates of the services are as followed January 24th, March 20th, July 24th, October 30th and December 18th.  Anyone wishing to be a part of this valuable ministry is encouraged to join us.  We need people to greet, read scripture, share joys and concerns, preach but the most important job is to attend and share a time of worship and community with the campers.  A simple background form and willingness to serve is all that’s required. We are asking for those that served in 2015 to help with this service since your background checks have already been completed. 


- Church Council Meeting The next meeting of the Church Council will be on Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30pm.  Just to remind you: we only meet quarterly, so it is important to attend the meetings.


- College and High School Student Bible Study Starting January 17th. We will be having a weekly bible study for college and high school aged students on Sunday nights from 7:45pm - 8:45pm.


- International Food Festival the Mission Committee is sponsoring an International Food Festival on Sunday, January 31st 5:00pm in Wesley Hall. Bring a dish to share expressing your favorite heritage. The Sr. High Youth will be sharing experiences from their 2015 mission trip. There is a signup sheet in Wesley Hall. For more information contact Tami Nielsen or Mikael Pietila.


- UMW members – mark your calendars NOW for our February meeting which will take place on Monday the 1st!!!  We will be gathering at 1:30pm and share devotions presented by Mary Pietila with assistance from Rose Nedved on the piano. Our program is highly appropriate for this cold winter;  we will learn more about one of the organizations which we support – the Homeless Shelter – followed by a short business meeting and concluding with a light snack served by hostesses Mary Pietila and Dee Carson. Our numbers are growing – come and join us!


- 2016 Offering Envelopes The 2016 Offering Envelopes They will be located on a table in the lobby.  If you do not want your envelopes please let Lisa in the office know.

Student Ministries

Sr. High

Current Message Series: Going Places

For the next 5 weeks we are going places! We are going to Vegas to talk about temptation and going fishing to talk about sharing the gospel. We are also going into darkness to talk about the unknown and into the woods to talk about coming home. Finally, we are going to the desert to talk about being alone. If you think about it, we are all going places. All of us are going someplace when we die, but all of us are also going places while we are alive. Have you ever been tempted? Have you ever been too scared to share the gospel or too fearful to take a step of faith? Have you strayed from God and had a hard time finding your way back home? Have you ever felt alone? Most of us have all been to these places in our lives and many times we don't know what to do or how to please God when we find ourselves without answers.



Current Message Series: Witness

In the first week of Witness we look into the story of David and Goliath. David stood up to his giant Goliath — and won! Sometimes we will face “giants,” but God will give us the courage to defeat them and overcome. Week two dives into the story of Abigail. She confronts King David and stands up for her husband because of what she believes is right. God will give us the strength to stand 0075p for what is right. The third week focuses on the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They don’t bow down and worship the king when everyone else did. Because of that, they get thrown into the fiery furnace. But God keeps them safe. God will give us the courage to stand up for our faith even when it seems like we are the only ones. In the fourth week we look at the story of Moses. God calls Moses to do something that he doesn’t want to do because he feels insecure. But God uses Moses to perform miracles. God will give us the courage to do great things even when we doubt ourselves. The fifth and final week of Witness is the story of Jesus. Jesus sacrificed Himself and died on the cross for the good of the world that He loved so much. God will give us the courage to give up things we love for things we love even more.

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

Gerri Boyd, sister-in-law of Jan Aughenbaugh


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 (

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 Aliza Doby

Greeters (8:30) Darin & Laura Cunningham

 (11:00) Paul & Jan Aughenbaugh

Ushers  (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Amber Reaney, Barb Hirsch

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

Coffee Fellowship Chrissie Wieseler; Linda Fox

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence