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:



October 30, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Twenty-Fourth 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)







SPECIAL MUSIC Preschool - 1st Grade Sunday School


SCRIPTURE Ephesians 5:15-17 (p. 183)


MESSAGE                             “A Matter of Time”  Corey Enfield


SONG OF PRAISE               









Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross, Dena & Harper 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, Barb Hirsch, Joy Korman


Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:


October 30, 2016

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.

Twenty-Fourth 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)

SPECIAL MUSIC Preschool – 1st Grade Sunday School


        Welcome this day to a celebration of hope and abundance.

             We have come from a busy week in which we have been pulled this

    way and that, with demands on our lives, our time, our energy.

        Come and rest in the Lord who heals and restores you.

We need this restoration in all of our lives.

Pour out your needs to the Lord who will always hear and respond.

Lord, we praise you and seek your calming spirit in our lives. AMEN.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #126 (UM hymnal)

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”


Because you gave the very breath of life,

            We give our thanks to you, O Lord, with every breath.

Because you nurtured life with human love,

We bring you all of our relationships for our blessing.

Because you gave the rich and living earth,

We offer you, our Maker, the first fruits of our fields.

Because you gifted us with time to be,

We bring our moments and our days as gifts again to you.

Because you gave us skills to work and create:

  We bring you what we make with our hands and the money

     we earn with our skills.


Because each one of us has gifts and skills, some recognized, some talents


We offer you what each of us can see, and make, and do. Enable us to see more clearly what these gifts may be.

Because you freely offered us redeeming love,

We bring the gift of love in gratitude to you. From gift to gift, from grace

    to grace, our gifts are only gifts of ours returned. Receive them in

         the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


A Time of Prayer





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


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Ephesians 5:15-17 (p. 183)

MESSAGE                    “A Matter of Time” Corey Enfield 


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #2129 (black song book)

“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #672 (UM hymnal)

“God Be with You till We Meet Again”


*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 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) Michael & Stephanie Burgeson

(11:00) Verne & Bonnie Hanson

Ushers (8:30) Kevin McKee & Vivian Van Essen

(11:00) Chris & Casandra Hathaway

Coffee Fellowship Linda Fox

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Acolyte Kenzie Giziewski/Aliza Doby

Hy-Vee Card Seller

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.)





October 30 – November 6

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Joan Neubauer in honor of her beautiful granddaughter, Sydni.

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

-  Bake sale, Wesley Hall

- Mercy Meal pack, Wesley Hall

12:30 PM - Prison ministry

6:30 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth meets, Youth Room

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Wesley Hall

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

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

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

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

6:00 PM -   Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

6:30 PM   - Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School 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 Fry’n Pan

8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

  -  First UMC serves the Banquet, UCC Church. Those helping with setup

                                should arrive at 4:30pm.  Those who are serving should be there at 5:20pm.

6:00 PM - NAMI family to family group, Upper Room

Saturday: 8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Friday: 10:00 AM - XYZ meets, Church Lounge

Next Sunday: 5:00 – 7:00 PM   -   Significance Conference

- Bucket Sunday The Mission’s Committee will be donating the October 30th Bucket Sunday proceeds to the Yankton Area Ice Association for youth scholarships


- KYNT Radio Broadcast Sponsors needed the signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. Nov. 6th, 8th, 20th, 27th and Dec. 4th are available.  There are other dates still available. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


 - Yankton Area Banquet On Thursday, November 3rd our church is scheduled to serve the Yankton Area Banquet. We are seeking volunteers to help cook, serve and clean up. A signup sheet is located in Wesley Hall. If you would like to donate food or contribute monetarily toward the purchase of food, please contact Tami Nielsen 760-2951 or any Missions Committee member.


 - UMW Meeting The First United Methodist Women of Yankton are joining UMW participants world-wide in two special ceremonies at their next meeting on November 7th.  Founded in 1869 as the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society with only 8 members, and carrying various names throughout the decades, in 1973 “United Methodist Women” became the women’s mission organization of the United Methodist Church. In 2019 we will celebrate our 150th birthday. Our remembrance ceremonies in November are: 1.) the World Thanks Offering at which time we devote our financial and spiritual support to the missionary efforts which gave us birth and 2.) the Memorial Service at which time we remember those dear ones who have left their earthly home since our last memorial.  Our meeting begins at 1:30 p.m., devotions will be shared by Jean Droppers and hostesses for the light lunch are Mary Alice Halverson and Anne Withrow.  We would love to see you at this meeting!


- Bake Sale we will be having a bake sale Sunday, October 30th for Erin Olson, daughter of Tami Nielsen & Kevin Olson. The proceeds will go to help with travel and medical expenses not covered by insurance. Erin’s Story: Erin was diagnosed with a cataract, in her right eye, at 6 days of age. The cataract was removed when Erin was 10 days old. After a few weeks, secondary to the surgery, she developed glaucoma. Surgeries were performed in an attempt to control the eye pressure at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and a year. Tubes and shuts were implanted to keep her eye from further damage, due to the climbing eye pressure. Some years went by and the eye pressure was stabilized with the use of multiple eye medications. At age 10, one of the implanted devises became encapsulated with a cyst. The cyst and device were removed surgically. A few months went by and her cornea began to degrade and a cornea transplant was necessary. The surgery was successful until an outbreak of Herpes Simplex Virus, from the donated cornea, infected her eye. In 2015, one of the drainage devices infiltrated her eye, requiring another surgery to relocate the tube and graft the eye’s surface. Due to the constant pain, to the point of being unable to perform normal daily functions, an enucleation (removal of the eye) was performed September 28, 2016. She is now looking forward to a pain-free future and a beautiful prosthetic eye. In addition to the eye disease, she was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome at age 10 and Myoclonic Epilepsy at age 11; both well controlled with daily medication.


- Mercy Meals Due to the hurricane that has devastated Haiti, the need for food is great. Mercy Meals of Yankton has been asked to pack as many meals as they can. So the director, Steve Mach, is asking if our church would be willing to pack. You are invited to join in, Sunday, October 30th, between services in Wesley Hall, to pack food for the hungry. It is very easy for anyone to participate in. Please plan to join us. *The organization will have a community-wide pack November 19th at Calvary Baptist Church.


Community Pack for Haiti

Saturday, November 19

In early October, Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of Haiti, killing hundreds and leaving thousands homeless with no food and clean water. In response to this great need, Orphan Grain Train of Norfolk has been sending meals and medical supplies to help. They are in need of more meals and in response, Mercy Meals of Yankton will be hosting a community packing event on Saturday, November 19.

We will pack in 4 shifts at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Packing will be at the Mercy Meals location at Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway.

To make sure we have space for you, your family, or a group you would      like      to      put      together,      please      e-mail      us    at or call 605-260-0293 to let us know what shift you would like to participate in.

Freewill offerings will be accepted to help defer some of the cost for the shipping and dry product that will be packed.

Steve Mach

Director Mercy Meals of Yankton