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:


December 4, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Second Sunday in Advent

Our Mission:  “To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC          Come Thou Long Expected Jesus




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE           Come, Now is the Time to Worship

We Fall Down



Response: Today we give thanks for the shepherds among us, back-breaking laborers on whom our economy stands, those we overlook or rarely see, yet rely on for our very survival, the ones who have much to teach us about watching for God in the darkness.


MUSICAL RESPONSE “Jesus, Name above All Names”






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

SCRIPTURE                    Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-2 (p. 602; p. 2)


MESSAGE                  “Can You Spare Some Change?” Rev. Ron 


















“We Remember You”





*SENDING FORTH      “The Sweetest Name of All”

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Hannah Buchholz; Ross, Dena & Harper Den Herder; Randy Heisinger; Tim Herchenroether; Barb Hirsch; Brady Jaquith; Steve King; Diane Kisch; Joy Korman; Sophie McKee; Julie Mooney; Melissa Rempfer; Craig Sherman; Bill Sohl; Katelyn Stewart; Wyatt Yager


Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:


December 4, 2016

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.

Second Sunday in Advent

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                       Here on a Silent Night Chancel Choir


        As we prepare to grow with God,

       We nurture love and understanding.

As we prepare to grow with Christ,

We bring forth justice and peace.

       As we prepare to grow in the Spirit,

We live the promises of Christmas—promises of love, peace, hope, and joy.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #211 (UM hymnal) “O Come, O Come Emmanuel



A Time of Prayer



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

PRAYER RESPONSE #347 (UM hymnal) (stz.1 & refrain) “Spirit Song”


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE                    Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-2 (p. 602; p. 2)

MESSAGE                         “Can You Spare Some Change”    Rev. Ron 


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #617 (stz.1-4) (UM hymnal) “I Come with Joy”






    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 thanks and praise.

 And so, with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join 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, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

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

 Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.



COMMUNION ANTHEM                   “You Who Are Thirsty”             Chancel Choir 



A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2071 (black song book) “Jesus, Name above All Names”


*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.


- Christmas Eve Worship There will be two services on Christmas Eve, 4:30 & 7:00 pm.  Both will be a candlelight service and will include special music.  A special offering will be received for Yankton Contact Center. Plan now to attend one of these worship services.


The will be one service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day) and on Sunday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)


In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor Corey Enfield (

Office Manager Lisa Loecker (

Sub-Office Manager          Craig Sherman (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist/Choir Director Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Liza Larson/Carla Hummel

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Acolytes Makayla Palecek

Greeters (8:30) Jean Droppers & Julie Moderegger

(11:00) Ken & Peggy Doering

Ushers     (8:30) Bob & Jane Walser; Laurie Baily; Rhonda Hofer

 (11:00) Paula Keehr; Jack Skinner; Rick Peterson; Delores Kafka

Coffee Fellowship Merle & Virginia Larson; Lance Palecek family

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Car Seller ??/James Reiner

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Carol Peterson and family.


Mark Giziewski


Pat Alder


Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families.


(If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)



December 4 – 11

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM is sponsored by Dick & Linda     Fox in memory of Sandi Fox, Red Nelson & all family members in heaven.

9:00 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

6:00 PM - Kid’s Hope Christmas Party, Wesley Hall

6:30 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

1:30 PM - UMW meeting, Church Lounge

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 - Nominations Committee

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Conference Room

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

6:00 PM - Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

6:30 PM - Advent Study, Sanctuary

      6:45-7:15 PM - Agape Bells Music Room (room 207) (for 6th through adult)

7:15 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 Fryn’ Pan

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

6:00 PM - NAMI Family Program, Upper Room

Friday: Noon - 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: 1 PM - Live Nativity rehearsal, in the Sanctuary

6:30 PM - Sunday School Christmas Program

- Christmas Party for Jesus


- United Methodist Women the First United Methodist Women group will, on December 5, 2016, enjoy their traditional celebration of the birth of Christ after holding a brief business meeting and concluding projects for 2016.  New officers will be elected and yearbooks for 2017 will be distributed.  Devotions will be shared by Mary Johnson and food, fun and frivolity will be shared by all.  Our numbers are growing; we invite you to join us.


- Calendars Available 2017 calendars, compliments of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, are now available. You can pick them up from the table at the top of the stairs or outside the Church Office.


- Hy-Vee Cash Cards $25 cards are available now through Christmas!


- Advent Study Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark and sad character? The Redemption of Scrooge, from Matt Rawle’s The Pop in Culture Series, shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas classic. From the ghosts of Christmas past, to the Life of the present, and the resurrection of Christmas future, this Advent study will “bless us every one” and reinvigorate our spiritual journeys as we look at this familiar story through the lens of faith.


- Thank You Many thanks to all those who participated in Giving Tuesday. With your help we were able to send $2000 to the Board of Global Ministries. This money will go to the Tree of Life Mission to help neighbors in need.


- Angel Tree the Missions Committee Tree of Life Christmas tree is in Wesley Hall. We invite you to take an angel or 2, and buy a gift for that child, wrap it, place the angel tag on it, and return it to the church by Sunday, December 11th. If you’re not the shopping type, a check will do and somebody else will shop for you. Make a child’s life a little bit brighter on Christmas morning.


- Prison Ministry Team There is one opportunity left this year to be part of the church services at the Federal Prison Camp. On December 18th, FUMC will be leading the service and anyone interested can participate. A recent background information sheet will need to be filled out and given to Corey. There are some located on the information desk or in the church office. If you have any questions, contact Corey, Bob Thue, or Paula Keehr.


- BUY A BOOK - GIVE A BOOK to a child in Haiti!

Title: "Even A Little Raindrop", author - Bruce Blumer

This is a story that was told by Bruce's father, which he passed to his children, and now his grandchildren. It's an inspiring story. Books are available in Wesley Hall, or from Gena Brandt

for a gift of $10 to LaGanove Alive. The books will be delivered to the Haitian children, by a mission team from our church, heading to Haiti the end of January, 2017. 


- Sunday school Christmas Program The annual Sunday school Christmas program will be held on Sunday December 11th at 6:30pm. The students have begun practicing their songs and parts and are very excited to share with everyone about the birth of baby Jesus.


- KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2017 year.  The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. If you want a certain date, get signed up right away.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- Live Nativity FUMC Members and Friends, we cordially invite you to join us for a performance of the Live Nativity to be held Saturday, December 17th, at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Come and see the Christmas Story presented by members of our own church, along with live goats, sheep, and Mary's kind conveyance, the donkey. Experience Jesus' birth out under the open sky, with stars shining above, and then refresh yourself with warm drinks and warm fellowship in Wesley Hall after the performances. Parking spaces will be reserved for those who should not be out in the cold, preferring to watch from their cars.


- Blue Christmas You are invited to the Blue Christmas Service, on Wednesday, December 21 at 5:30 pm. This service is a time when we can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feeling we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them and offer them to God. This time has been called the “long, dark night of the soul” and “the winter of our discontent” in which memories of past experiences & the pain of present experiences can be overwhelming. We will invite you to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, and the sadness you may feel at this time of year and offer it to God for healing and transformation. Always remember that God knows your pain and loves you unconditionally.

- Membership Class we will be leading a Membership class in January, it will consist of 2 sessions from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm with child care available if needed.  The class is for those who are transferring their membership from another UMC or from another denomination as well as those who have no membership in any church at the present time.  Persons interested in attending this class should RSVP to church office (665-2991 or, Corey (665-2991 or or Rev. Ron (665-2991 or by Monday, December 26th, so we can make the necessary arrangements.  If you have questions, please contact Rev. Ron or Corey.  If you are interested in joining but can’t attend the class that day, let us know that, too.


Youth Group News


Sr. High - Meets Wednesday nights 7:15 pm- 8:30 pm


December 7th - Regular group time


December 14th - Christmas party 6:30 pm

We will have treats, games and a white elephant gift exchange.


December 21st - No Youth Group   Blue Christmas Service at 5:30 pm


December 28th No Youth Group   Christmas Break


2017 High School Mission Trip to Mission, TX

June 24 to July 2, 2017                Serving those in the heart of southern Texas 


Join Youth from all over the Dakotas United Methodist Conference as we travel to the southern tip of Texas to serve our brothers and sisters in need in the “Colonial” — a small strip of land just north of the USA — Mexican border.  We will depart on Saturday, June 24, and return on Sunday, July 2.  We will spend Saturday night on the road on the way to Mission, TX.  We will work Monday through Thursday at a variety of sites, mostly doing light construction work.  During this time we will stay in dorms and cabins at a local camp that is a beautiful and well-equipped facility.  Each of our work days will begin with breakfast in camp followed by working in teams at various sites.  While at the work site, we will have a sack lunch and noon devotional time.  Each evening we will return to camp for clean-up, dinner, worship, and some free time.

We will travel to San Antonio on Thursday evening and spend Friday there at the Six Flags Amusement Park.  We will travel a few hours Friday night and then most of Saturday to get to Topeka, Kansas.  There we will have our closing worship and return home on Sunday.

Registration will be opening soon!


Cost of the Trip $ 750

Deposit $150 due at registration

February 1st - First Payment - $300

May 15th - Final Payment - $300


Jr. High - Meets Sunday nights 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm


December 4th- Regular group time


December 11th- No Youth Group   Sunday School Christmas Program


December 18th- Christmas Party 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We will have treats, games and a white elephant gift exchange.


December 25th- No Youth Group    Christmas Break