First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address: firstumc@iw.net

Website: firstumcyankton.org

 

September 11, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Seventeenth 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

 

GATHERING

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

 

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

 

 

*SONGS OF PRAISE  

 

SHARING CONCERNS

 

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895 (or see screen)

 

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Seeking the Lost”

 

SCRIPTURE Luke 15:1-10 (p. 73)

 

MESSAGE                     “Of Indescribable Worth!”  Rev. Ron

 

SONG OF PRAISE               

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*BENEDICTION                                                                            

 

*SENDING FORTH     

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS AS WE GO FORTH

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder, Melissa Rempfer, Bill Sohl, Steve King,

Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Sophie McKee, Brady Jaquith, Wyatt Yager, Randy Heisinger,

Hannah Buchholz, Tim Herchenroether, Craig Sherman, Steve Fassler


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address: firstumc@iw.net

Website: firstumcyankton.org

September 11, 2016

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.

Seventeenth 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

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

SPECIAL MUSIC             “Just As I Am” Jubilee Bells

*CALL TO WORSHIP

        The little lamb is lost. Does anyone care?

            God cares, as a shepherd cares for the sheep.

How long will the shepherd search?

God’s searching mercy is never ending.

What will happen when the lamb is found?

God rejoices whenever a sinner repents.

We are God’s lambs. The Lord rejoices when we repent of our sins.

In repentance, and returning to God, we are found! Hallelujah!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #89 (UM hymnal) “Joyful, Joyful, we Adore Thee

*LITANY “Though the Years Have Passed, You Are Faithful Still”

We remember the first time we heard the news. We recall the first time we saw those images. We remember the way our thoughts and prayers were with those families who lost loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with them again today.

            O God of Comfort – though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

We remember those who survived. We recall their heart-breaking stories. We remember that their lives are forever scarred by those moments. Our thoughts and prayers are with them again today.

O God of Healing – though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

 

We remember the pain we felt. We recall the bereavement and bitterness of the aftermath. We remember that you are a God of redemption and restoration. Help us forgive those who caused so much trauma, and that we may find release in that forgiveness.

O God of forgiveness – though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

We remember that you love the world. We recall you sent your Son to bring reconciliation and salvation. We remember your Spirit inhabits your Church. Help us bring your comfort and peace to all.

O God of hope – though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

 

A Time of Prayer

 

SHARING CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895

PRAYER RESPONSE #2203 (black song book) (stz. 2) “In His Time

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “Seeking the Lost”

SCRIPTURE Luke 15:1-10 (p. 73)

MESSAGE                         “Of Indescribable Worth!” Rev. Ron 

 

A Time of Response and Dedication

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

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

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

HYMN OF DEDICATION #378 (UM hymnal) “Amazing Grace”

 

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION

*SONG OF PARTING #2150 (black song book) (stz. 1, 3) “Lord, Be Glorified”

*POSTLUDE

*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.

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

 

Mark Giziewski

 

Sherry Daugherty’s mom Kathleen Brannick

 

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.)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

September 11 – 18

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Delores Kafka in memory of her husband Bill

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

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

1:30 PM - United Methodist Women meet, Church Lounge

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

7:00 PM - Education Committee meets, Conference 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: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall

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

5:30 PM - Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

5:45 – 6:40 PM - Jubilee Bell (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

      6:45 -7:25 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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

5:45 PM - Music meeting, Conference Room

6:30 PM - Nominations committee meets, Conference Room

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: 4 PM - Sundae Funday, Concert at Riverside Park amphitheater

 

- 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFDXP7G 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 http://www.dakotasumc.org/mission-advocacy/mission-events/umcor-mission-kits/ 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 www.girardbid.com. 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 p.keehr@vyn.midco.net, or call me at 605-665-5501.

 

 

 

A huge thank you to those who have volunteered to help usher for the upcoming year.   We are still in need of assistant ushers for the 8:30 am service the 2nd Sunday of each month, for the 11:00 am service the 4th Sunday of each month and for both services on the four 5th Sundays each year.  We would also like to increase our pool of substitutes to help out when needed.  Please prayerfully consider helping out with this important ministry of our church.  Please contact Craig Sherman, Worship Chair, if you wish to help out with this ministry.  Email: cs2254@yahoo.com or 665-7182.

 

 

 

In His Service:

 

Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (revron24@gmail.com)

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor Corey Enfield (cenfield52@gmail.com

Office Manager          Lisa Loecker (firstumc@iw.net)

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 (8:30) Jerry & Denise Willman

(11:00) Joyce Anderson & Jody Brady

Ushers (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers

  (11:00) Chelsa & Andy Gall; Terry & Jenae Norton

Coffee Fellowship Karen Miller, Tami Nielson, Carol Becker

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Seller Carol Peterson/Paul Pietila