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:



September 18, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Eighteenth 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 This I Believe (The Creed)




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



*SONGS OF PRAISE   I Will Follow

 Enter This Temple






FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Following Jesus”


SCRIPTURE Luke 16:1-13 (p. 74)


MESSAGE                     “What Is This I Hear About You?”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                Song of Love






*SENDING FORTH      My Life is in You, Lord



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, Joy Korman








Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:


September 18, 2016

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.

Eighteenth 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



RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


        From vain worship of worldly treasures, Jesus calls to us:

            “Christian, love me more than these!”

From the idols that hold us in their sway, Jesus calls to us:

“Christian, love me more than these!”

In our joys and hours of ease, Jesus calls to us:

            “Christian, love me more than these!”

In cares and pleasures, still he calls to us:

“Christian, love me more than these!”



*HYMN OF PRAISE #126 (UM hymnal) “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

*AN AFFIRMATION OF FAITH #881 “The Apostles Creed”

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2065 (black song book) “More Precious than Silver


Cong:  We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new phase of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.


Cong & Pastor: We will pray for you and for the whole family of God

RESPONSE #557 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1, 4) “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Luke 16:1-13 (p. 74)

MESSAGE                “What Is This I Hear About You?” Rev. Ron 


A Time of Response and Dedication




“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #2149 (black song book) “Living for Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #671 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy 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 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Marty and Jan Sachs, friends of Susan and Monte Schavee


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.)



September 18 – 25

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Loy & Ruth Gravholt in memory of Ed & Inez Gravholt, Ward & Gladys

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

4 PM - Sundae Funday, Concert at Riverside Park amphitheater

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

1:30 PM - History Committee meeting

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall

9:30 AM - PEO, Wesley Hall

- Information for the REMINDE is due

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

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

6:15 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

      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 Church

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

10 AM - 2 PM - Baby Shower, Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Third graders receive bibles


- 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.


- Sundae Funday 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. Free will offering for concert.


- 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.


- Kitchen Towels & dish cloths missing. If you have taken them home to laundry them, please see bring them back soon.


- 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.


"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.


- 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.


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: or 665-7182.


- The First United Methodist Women group is pleased to share the news that our speaker for the October 3rd meeting is Mr. David Hosmer who will speak to us on paying homage to our Veterans, a subject which he has made his “specialty”. Dave is very connected to First UMC, being a grandson of the Tisher family. Our meeting begins at 1:30 p.m., hostesses for the light lunch are Rose Nedved and Mary Johnson. We would love to fill the room for this meeting!


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 (8:30) Marv & Ann Withrow

(11:00) Paul & Jan Aughenbaugh

Ushers (8:30) Michael & Denise Erickson; Barb Hirsch

(11:00) Jess & Sandy Dennis; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Coffee Fellowship Lorraine Slade; Jean Johnson; Scott Parr

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence