First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991


Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:


September 4, 2016

Traditional Worship: 9:30 A.M.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Labor Sunday/Holy Communion

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 closer. Look here! God has called you to this place of worship.

            We are here, but the burdens of the past keep us at a distance.

Forget your past. Set aside your distractions. Leave your regrets for things left undone,

and come into the Lord’s presence.

We are here, trying to set aside the worries that too frequently define us.

Be assured that no wound or blemish can separate us from the holy.

We are one in the Lord.

Come closer. Quiet yourself. Be refreshed and restored. You are welcome here.

We are one with the Lord. Praise God!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #139 (UM hymnal) “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty


A Time of Prayer



PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #382 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1) “Have Thine Own Way


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Luke 14:25-33 (p. 73)

MESSAGE                        “The Hard Work of the Gospel” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION SONG #2264 (black song book)  “Come to the Table







                  The Lord be with you.

            And also with you.

            Lift up your hearts.

            We lift them up to the Lord.

            Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

            It is right to give our thanks and praise.


All these we do with all your people now on earth and all the multitude of heaven, praising your

name and joining in their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

And so as a baptized and commissioned people, remembering your mighty work in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves, our daily lives, and our unique locations for ministry in the world-homes and hospitals, parks and stores, prisons and concert halls – as a living and holy sacrifice in union with Christ’s offering for us as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.




A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2129 (black song book) (stz. 1, 3)

“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

*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:


Lance Palecek’s mother Lorraine passed away


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 Paul & Rita Rolston

Ushers Delores Kafka Loy Gravholt, Rick Peterson, Jack Skinner

Coffee Fellowship

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Seller Barb Olson



September 4 – 11

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Jack & Sandy Skinner in honor of their 61st wedding anniversary

Monday: - Office Closed

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

5:45 PM - Jubilee Bell (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

6:30 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

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

Friday: 10:00 AM - XYZ, Church Lounge

12:00 PM - Administrative Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs at Minervas

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: - First day of Sunday School


- 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.


- Fall Kick Off will be Sunday, September 18th at Riverside Park amphitheater from 4-7pm. Serving hotdogs, chips lemonade and make your sundaes. Troy Kooima and Happy the Dog Ministry Praise Team will be the entertainment.

"The annual Dakota Conference Quilt Auction has a different "look" this year!  We're going live!  All quilts submitted to the Dakota Conference Office in Mitchell will be photographed and placed on the website of Girard Auction Service and are scheduled to be auctioned from October 21st through 24th. Viewing begins on October 15th at
 Yankton's "
Alysa" Quilt is presently displayed in the FUMC entry on the North wall as you walk up the stairs to the Sanctuary.  Anyone who wishes to bid may do so NOW by filling out a form, they are available in the church office, the Welcome Table or on the Hy-Vee table or calling Jan Aughenbaugh at 660-4313 or Joan Neubauer at 260-9564 for more information.  Beginning bid will be $500 and the highest local bid will be the starting bid for the online auction.  Local bidders have the option of making a higher bid during the auction process.  Join the fun and support our quilting Piecemakers.


- 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.


- Chancel Choir the Chancel Choir offers opportunities for those who love to raise your voice in thanks and praise to God.  There is a place for you in this music ministry.  If you have been thinking of joining the choir, or if you are new to town or to the church, the Chancel Choir family within our larger church family is an excellent starting point. We are eager for you to join us as we sing a wide variety of music from contemporary to gospel. Choir will begin Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.


- 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.