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 31, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “Your Great Name”

“As It Is in Heaven”










SCRIPTURE Luke 4:21-30 (p. 57)


MESSAGE                           “Inclusive or Exclusive?”  Corey Enfield


SONG OF PRAISE                “Lord, I Need You”






*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,


Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

January 31, 2016

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

 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)


Come! Hear the call of God: “Speak of me to my people.”

      But we are just ordinary folks. Who will listen?           

   “I will give you the words. I will always be with you as you speak my words of

truth and justice and love.”

    We gather here to worship you, to praise you for your loving presence,

and to be strengthened for the calling you have given us.  

Come let us worship God, who binds us together in love and service.  


*OPENING PRAYER                                                             

*HYMN OF PRAISE #578 (UM hymnal) “God of Love and God of Powers”


Let us come to Jesus Christ, confessing our sin and our need. Jesus our

Savior, we praise you that by the words of scripture we are convicted, pardoned,

and set free. Risen Christ, alive among us,

      save us and help us.               

   If we benefit, day by day, from institutions and arrangements that hand out

wounding words and cruel deeds, Risen Christ, alive among us,

    save us and help us.               

If we endure, at the hand of others, cruelty, injustice, and shame, Risen Christ,

alive among us,

  save us and help us.               

If we have practiced selective compassion, partial forgiveness, part-time

patience, and limited kindness, Risen Christ, alive among us,  

save us and help us.                

If we have cheered God’s love for our nation, class, or race, but recoiled from

God’s merciful kindness to the other, the stranger, and the enemy, Risen Christ,

alive among us,

save us and help us.               

Risen Christ, raise us to new life, new hope, and new behavior. We ask it in

your name.


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2203 (black song book) (sing both stz.) “In His Time”


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Luke 4:21-30 (p. 57)

MESSAGE              “Inclusive or Exclusive?”  Corey Enfield


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*SONG OF DEDICATION #593 (UM hymnal) “Here I Am, Lord”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #663 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1, 2)

“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.



January 31 – February 7

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Joan Neubauer in memory of her brother Gene.

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

5 PM - International Food Fest, Wesley Hall

6:30 – 7:30 PM - NO KFC Youth Group

7:45 PM - Young Adult Bible Study

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

1:30 PM - UMW meeting, Church Lounge

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

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper 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)

5:15 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

- Missions Committee Meeting, 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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee Conference Room

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

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 8:30 AM - Sweet Adelines making subs, Wesley Hall

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



- 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.


- Fifth Sunday Bucket, Jan. 31st Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month. This month’s offering will go to Tree of Life. Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


- 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!


- Bake Sale Fund Raiser the Night Club ladies will be hosting a bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 14th from 8:00 - 12:00pm. This bake sale is a fundraiser with all the proceeds being donated to Sherry Daugherty for a mission trip to Haiti.  If you’re looking for some Valentine treats, then this will be perfect for you.  Plan to stop by and help support Sherry and her trip she will be taking on March 10th-16th.  Any help or donations would be greatly appreciated.  If you have questions please contact Denise Willman


- 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.


- Prison Ministry Team Anyone that would like to be a part of this ministry in 2016, please pick up a background form off the welcome center  and return it to the church office no later than February 15th.  Our next service we will be on Sunday, March 20th at 12:30pm.  If you have any questions please contact Corey, Bob Thue or Paula Keehr.


- 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.


- The Women's Bible Study that meets on Sunday's from 9:45am to 10:45am (during Sunday School in the Upper Room) will start a new study on Sunday, February 14th.  We will study Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go - by Lisa Harper.  This Women's Bible study focuses on God's mercy. On our worst day, God doesn't walk away from us. And His love for us is not determined by our performance. No matter how many times we mess up, God loves (and never leaves) broken people.   We will also start this same study on Wednesday's from 6:30pm to 7:30pm staring on February 17th (in the Upper Room).  Please join us for either time!  We would love to have you as we study God's great word.


- 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.



Meeting at 5-6pm next Sunday Feb. 7th

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:


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 Austin Gobel

Greeters (8:30) Dylan & Tina Gobel

 (11:00) Amy & Paul Eichfeld

Ushers (8:30) Dave & Alicia Cornemann; Vivian Van Essen

  (11:00) Craig Sherman

Coffee Fellowship Missions Committee

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence