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:


August 28, 2016

Traditional Worship: 9:30 A.M.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise




    With all your strength, sing aloud to the Lord, who has brought you here and blessed you.
Our voices shall shout forth praise and thanksgiving to God.

With all your heart, reach out in service to those in need, remembering God's mercy

in your own life.

Our lives shall be witnesses to the love of God which has been lavished upon us.

Come, let us worship the Lord with Great joy!

Let us bring all that we have and all that we are to God in gratitude. AMEN.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #661 (UM hymnal) Jesus, We Want to Meet”


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #521 (UM hymnal) I Want Jesus to Walk with Me


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Luke 13:6-9 (p. 71)

MESSAGE           “Living Generously- Unleashing God's Gifts”

Bob Thue, Dave Holzwarth and Jenae Norton  


A Time of Response and Dedication




Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow


SONG OF DEDICATION #87 (UM hymnal) What Gift Can We Bring


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #664 (UM hymnal) Sent Forth by God's Blessing”


*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.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Mark Giziewski


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 (

Office Manager          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 Todd & Jane Rodig          

Ushers Mark & Syndee Droppers

Coffee Fellowship Paula Keehr

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Seller Arlo Watchorn


August 28– September 4

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Curt & Julie Dykstra in honor of their daughters and grandchildren

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

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: - REMINDER is mailed

6 PM - Light supper (freewill offering)

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

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

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

- Sunday School Registration for the 2017 Sunday School year is now open. We are doing electronic registration this year using Survey Monkey software.  The web link is to register to today. 

We also are in need of teachers and substitutes for the school year.  For more information on teaching or being a substitute please contact Corey.


- Missions Café Collection Boxes are located in Wesley Hall for kit items needed for the Mission Café. Lists are available of items needed for each kit or can be viewed online at Please have items returned to the box by Sunday, September 18th. If you have questions, contact Tami Nielsen or Mikael Pietila.


Join us for lunch at Southern Hills UMC in Sioux Falls (3400 E 49th Street) on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00a.m.-1:30pm.  We’ll have a variety of food stations, a bakery, live entertainment, silent auction, craft fair and activities for children! We are grateful for your past support of the Ingathering and Dakota Marketplace and invite your congregation to join us in this new fundraising effort.  A truck will be parked at Southern Hills UMC on Tuesday through Saturday, September 20-24, 9:00am-1:00pm for churches to drop off their UMCOR kits and forms.


- Kingdom Chimes All 2nd-5th graders are invited to be a part of the Kingdom Chimes this fall.  We will meet in the Music Room, on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:45 beginning Wednesday, September 14th.  We will have a great time learning to read music and play in church once a month.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.

- Agape Bell Choir The Agape Bell Choir, (grades 6-adult) will begin on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:45-7:25 in the Music Room.  If you enjoy listening to bells, and would like to learn to play them, we have a place for you!  This group plays contemporary music arranged especially for handbells.  Please join us for a fun year in music ministry and fellowship.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Jubilee Bell Choir The Jubilee Bell Choir has an exciting year ahead.  We have some fun and challenging music selected this year.  We look forward to performing music from the Area Handbell Festival last June and many new beautiful arrangements. Please consider joining our music ministry.  Music reading skills is helpful, but not required.  We have a great time together ringing and sharing the love of Christ through this musical ministry in our church.  We will begin on Wednesday, September 7th from 5:45-6:40 in the Music Room.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- United Methodist Women Meeting The First United Methodist Women would be very happy to see all of the ladies of the church at the September 12th meeting of the United Methodist Women.  We begin at 1:30p.m. and our speaker will be our Shepherdess, Marilyn Herrboldt, who comes to us from Sioux Falls.  Devotions for the day will be led by Jane Miller and hostesses for the light lunch at the conclusion of the meeting are Mary Peirce and Diane Kisch.   All are welcome!


- Women's Bible Study will start a new class on September 11th @ 9:45 am (during Sunday School).  We will study "Lord, Change My Attitude", by James MacDonald.  James will show us how God cares deeply about our attitudes.  Based on the Israelites journey out of Egypt with other contemporary examples, James will show us that we can change our wilderness attitude, it's our choice.  Please join us for this video driven study on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am to 10:45am, starting September 11th in the Upper Room.


- Evangelism Request  Any family with young adults leaving for college, work, etc. and would like the church family to keep in contact as they start this new chapter in their lives, please let me know their contact information (name, mailing address, email, phone #, and birth date).  You can write it down and leave it in the church office, email it to me at, or call me at 605-665-5501.


- Stuff Over the years the church has accumulated many items that are no longer needed. Items are located in room 107 (lower level), feel free to take any items. What is left will go either to Tree of Life, Habitat rummage sale or finally to the dumpster. Please do this before August 28th. The Trustees


- House Dedication Ceremony Habitat for Humanity of Clay and Yankton Counties is pleased to bless and dedicate Connie and Ronald Wieseler new home located at 111 Nome Street on Sunday, August 28th, at 2pm. The family contributed over 400 hours of “sweat equity” alongside Habitat volunteers to help build their new place to call home. The Habitat Board of Directors welcomes all to attend including volunteers, financial contributor’s, neighbors, friends and anyone who may have an interest in learning more about Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County. Home tours, cake and refreshments will be offered following the ceremony! Also, I would like to invite all to attend Habitat’s Sweetcorn and Sausage Open House on 8/31 @ 5 pm. located at 218 Capital Street.


- Glacial Lakes District Annual UMW Meeting "UMW members and friends are invited to the Glacial Lakes District Annual UMW Meeting, to be held on Saturday, September 10th in Harrisburg.  Flyers are in the office with all needed information; reservations are needed by September 2nd.  Pick one up, form a group and enjoy the day."