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 25, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Nineteenth 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






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      Come, Now is the Time to Worship

Mighty to Save









Congregation response: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Holy Bible in your home, in your church school classes, and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word.


RESONSE #601 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Thy Word Is a Lamp”


SCRIPTURE Luke 16:19-31 (p. 75)


MESSAGE                     “If I Knew Then What I Know Now_”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                Better is One Day






*SENDING FORTH      May You Run and Not Be Weary



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 25, 2016

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.

Nineteenth 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)

ANTHEM                 “You Are My All in All” Chancel Choir


        Those who love God,

            God will deliver.

Those who know God by name,

God will protect.

Those who call out to God,

            God will answer.

We gather this morning,

as those who trust God.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #101 (UM hymnal)

  “From All That Dwell Below the Skies

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #488 (UM hymnal) “Jesus Remember Me


A Time of Proclamation


BAPTISMAL HYMN UMH #608 “This Is the Spirit’s Entry Now”


         Today we baptize Elly Rae Gall, daughter of Chelsa and Andrew Gall.

RESPONSE #2051 (black song book) “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

SCRIPTURE Luke 16:19-31 (p. 75)

MESSAGE             “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” Rev. Ron 


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #454 (UM hymnal) “Open My Eyes, That I May See”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #143 (UM hymnal) “On Eagle’s Wings”


*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:



Erin Olson


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.)




September 25 – October 2

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Terry & Jenae Norton in honor of their grandson Nathan Norton’s birthday.

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

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 - Safe Sanctuary, Conference Room

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Majestic Bluffs

- REMINDER is mailed

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

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meets, Conference 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 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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - World Communion (special offering)


- The Annual Soup Kitchen and Country Store, is Wednesday, October 19th, will be an important day for our church. It is an opportunity for our entire congregation to enjoy great fellowship while working together toward a very worthy goal. The event is a project of the United Methodist Women but it needs everyone to successfully raise funds designated for camping scholarships and local missions. How can you be involved? Your donations of food and items for the Country Store are needed as well as your willingness to work during the day. A “white elephant” table will also be part of the Country Store. New, like new, and never used household and personal items may be donated for sale. No clothing, please. There is a form in the bulletin to be completed and turned in no later than October 12th. Please complete the form to limit the number of calls needed to contact everyone. We count on your help to make this a very successful event.


- 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.  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) Wednesdays 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.  Wednesdays 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 practice is Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.


- Women's Bible Study meets at 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.


- Health Care Professionals Group our next monthly group discussion will be held on Sunday, October 9th at 9:45-10:45am in the conference room in the main office. We will reflect on the work of health care, the stress, joy and compassion of your work. There will be discussions, prayers, meditation, and reflections which will offer advice and spiritual guidance. The discussions are based on the book: “Restoring the Healer: Spiritual Self-Care for Health Professions” by William Dorman, DMin. The book can be ordered on-line at or if you have an e-reader you can purchase it for a minimal fee. Come join us to find peace and balance in your work. If you have questions, please contact Susan Thorson, Parish Nurse at 661-9302 or call the church at 665-2991 to leave a message.


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!


- Yankton Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild presents Quilts on the Dakota Prairie Quilt Show Saturday, October 15th 9am-7pm and Sunday, October 16th 12pm – 4pm. At the Schroeder Horse Ranch, 5 miles north of Yankton 61/2 miles south of Hwy 46 & 81. Featuring more than 400 quilts, quilting & sewing vendors, appraisal service, lunch, demonstrations, raffle & door prizes. Admission $5 for adults, $3 students, preschool free.  


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) Wyatt & Lisa Yager

(11:00) Bill & Margaret Bartels

Ushers (8:30) Dave & Alicia Cornemann; Kevin McKee

(11:00) Mitch & Alice Hofer

Coffee Fellowship Kristi Hunhoff; Brian Korman; Kay Swihart

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Seller Darwin Tessier/Arlo Watchorn



Pre-Kindergarten Beth Parr & Amber Reaney


Kindergarten 1st Grade Lexi Klinkhammer, Mikael Pietila & Julie Moderegger


2nd & 3rd Grade Dana Enfield


4th & 5th Grade Alex Palacek, Tiffany Beste, Ross Den Herder


6th & 7th Grade Merle & Gena Brandt, Joy Korman


8th Grade Confirmation Corey Enfield, Bob Thue, Diane Kisch


KFC Youth Group Corey & Dana Enfield, Merle & Gena Brandt, Brian & Joy Korman


Senior High SS Nick & Tracy Kisch


Senior High Youth Group Corey & Dana Enfield, Merle & Gena Brandt, Diane Kisch


Adult Sunday School Loy Gravholt, Rev. Ron

Women’s Bible Study Joyce Anderson


Women’s Bible Study (Mon. mornings) Mary Alice Halverson


God Winks Laurie Baily


XYZ Rev. Ron


Wed. Mens Bible Study Men take turns


Thurs. Mens Breakfast Rev. Ron


Nursery Attendants Cassi Pietz, Kathy Lawrence


Special Needs Jane Walser


Bell Choir/Chancel Choir Sue May, Jill Wilson




Recognition of church school workers


Church school staff

We have heard God’s call to teach and have responded to that call. We teach, trusting in God’s promises to support, sustain, and encourage us through gifts sufficient for the task. We teach, relying on prayer and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We teach, inviting others to recognize and respond to God’s call in their lives. We teach, depending on this congregation to uphold us in this task.



We Pledge ourselves to pray for you and for the educational ministry of this congregation. We pledge ourselves to enable, encourage, and love you in this ministry. We pledge ourselves to be learners with you, diligently studying with you the Scriptures and traditions of the faith.