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:


June 19, 2016

Traditional Worship: 9:30 A.M.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/Father’s 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)


        Our relationships with our fathers are complicated.

            For some of us, our father’s love is like god’s love-too deep, too long,

too wide, too strong to measure.

Some of our dads are here; some were never here.

For some of us, god’s love fills in the empty spaces our fathers left behind.

All of us shaped by the relationship or lack of relationship with our fathers.

On this day when we remember what it means to have a father or be a father, we recognize the importance of fathers in our communities. We pledge as a congregation to love and nurture the fathers among us so that they will manifest the love of God in all that they do.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #144 (blue hymnal) “This Is My Father’s World”


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2188 (black song book) “The Family Prayer Song


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Proverbs 4:1-27 (p. 554)

MESSAGE                         “A Matter of Focus” Rev. Ron


For our fathers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them   respect and love, we pray to the Lord.

Hear our prayer, O Lord

For fathers who have lost a child through death, that their faith may give them hope,

and their family and friends support and console them, we pray to the Lord.

Hear our prayer, O Lord


For men, though without children of their own, who like fathers have nurtured and

cared for us, we pray to the Lord.

Hear our prayer, O Lord


For fathers, who have been unable to be a source of strength, who have not responded to their children and have not sustained their families, we pray to the Lord.

Hear our prayer, O Lord

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these   

men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their

faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor

them always with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #710 (UM hymnal) “Faith of Our Fathers”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #672 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1)

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”


*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 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM.




June 19 – 26

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Carolyn Cappel in memory/honor of all fathers for father’s day

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

5:30 PM - SPPR meets, Conference Room

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: - Reminder information due

6 PM - Light supper (freewill offering)

7:00 PM - WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays) Contemporary Service

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

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

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


- Ushers Needed One of the important ministries here at First UMC is the one performed by our ushers. The Worship Committee is recruiting people to help fill in some of the open spots on our usher schedule and to develop a list of substitutes to fill in when out permanent ushers are unavailable. Many of our current ushers have served faithfully for a number of years. With summer approaching and the service times changing for the summer we are in need of people to help out by filling in some of the open slots. This summer would be a great time for anyone thinking about stepping up and helping with this ministry to check it out. and see if this is a way you would be able Please prayerfully consider whether this would be a way for you to fulfill your membership covenant to “faithfully participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness”.  Please contact Craig Sherman, Worship Chair if you wish to help out with this ministry.  Email: or 665-7182.



Vacation Bible School VBS will be Sunday July 24th-Thursday July 28th. Please register online at Jump into a VBS that's all about Jesus! Welcome to Barnyard Roundup, where Jesus gathers us together, picks us out, calls us by name, and loves us now and forever, no matter what! Children learn Psalm 23 through memory verses, songs, and activities.


- Summer Worship Schedule Summer Worship Hours will begin Wednesday, June 1st and run through Sunday, September 4th. WOW-Contemporary Worship 7pm, light supper at 6pm (free will offering). Traditional Worship Service Sunday; 9:30am-10:30am Coffee Fellowship; 9:00-9:30:00am Nursery available 9:15am -10:45 am Sundays, 6:45-8:15pm Wednesdays.


- Picture Directory the directory pictures are in. They are located on the Welcome Table. There is a label with your name on the top of the directory if you had your picture taken. There are a few available for those who didn’t get their picture taken also.


- Coffee Fellowship Summer Schedule We are in need of people to sign-up to provide cookies and serve during coffee fellowship from 9:00-9:30:00am during the summer especially in June. The signup sheet is located in Wesley Hall.


- Camp Even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register for camp. The cost would be at full price. The church and UWM will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance. The discount code is no longer on the website, to get reimbursed you’ll need to bring a copy of the registration form to the church office. 


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

Greeters Barb Olson

Ushers Mark & Syndee Droppers

Coffee Fellowship Dan & Jane Miller

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence