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:



February 12, 2017


Sixth Sunday after Epiphany/Boy Scout Sunday


Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.


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


A Time of Gathering and Praise






REGISTERING ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



  Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts




*SONGS OF PRAISE   Hallelujah

Song of Love




SPECIAL MUSIC            “Here I Am To Worship” Agape Bells


RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS #33 (UM hymnal)         The Baptismal Covenant I

(see back page for bio information )


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


SCRIPTURE 1 Corinthians 13; John 15:9-17 (p. 164, 103)


MESSAGE                  “Still the Greatest of These!” Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                You Are My King (Amazing Love






*SENDING FORTH    Let Everything that Has Breath”



Praise Team:  Gena Brandt; Hannah Buchholz; Ross, Dena & harper Den Herder; Tim Herchenroether;

Randy Heisinger; Barb Hirsch; Brady Jaquith; Steve King; Diane Kisch; Joy Korman; Sophie McKee;

Julie Mooney; Melissa Rempfer; Craig Sherman; Bill Sohl; Katelyn Stewart; Wyatt Yager



Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

February 12, 2017

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany/Boy Scout Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise





Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts                         

SPECIAL MUSIC               “Morning Has Broken” Kingdom Bells


  Greetings in the Name of Christ. Let us affirm our purpose in gathering together

in God’s presence.       

We have come to thank God for the wonder of love, to have fellowship with each other, to share the wonder of our hope in Christ.

Then let us say it from our hearts.

God is alive: God is love: With a voice of singing we shall declare it, tell it, show it, even to the ends of the earth!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #384 (UM hymnal) “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*LITANY “Sharing of God’s Love and Life”

God our Creator, we feel, as a group and individually, we’re part of You and Your work in this world.      

Each of us here sees Your presence in the relationships we share with You and one another.

Help us to be sharers of Your love and life with our friends we see each day.

Help us to give of our own love, which we can know and feel in relationship to You, to all who are within our community.

Give us strength to show caring, feeling, anger, and sorrow to people we care for and can find rest in.  

Give understanding to discern the real needs of Your people.

Give us courage to reach out and show our concern for You by giving of our own lives.

Show us all the friendship that it takes in order to grow with the variety of people we are gathered with and to learn to love them as brothers and sisters.

Give us the love of You and of life itself so that we can gather together, one with another, and accept each other for the real person he or she is.

Help us to see the importance of all Your creation as it presents itself to us, in things both great and small.

Make us aware of the people in our community so that we can know them as

unique and real, responding and caring friends.

Give us ears to hear and eyes to see the love in our lives, that we may rejoice in sharing and song.

Help us to live for all people, as we try to live and love with and for You.

Give us an opportunity to share with each other our own faith. Show us meaning in our experiences so that we can be guided in our ministry.

We thank You, God, for Your presence in our lives and pray that You will bless this service with Your grace and love that we, as individuals, may share friendship and relationship with You and all people.

God, we prayer for an enriched awareness of Your work in us and are thankful. As we leave this fellowship, we will better understand the meanings of Your love which we’ve seen expressed and will know that we have help in You whenever it is needed.

All: Thank You, our God, for each and everyone of us here, for all of our own unique relationships we have with You and each other; for it is through Your relationships with us that we are able to depend on and love others. In Christ’s Name. Amen

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #494 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & 2) “Kum Ba Yah


A Time of Proclamation



SPECIAL MUSIC               “The Gift of Love” Jubilee Bells

SCRIPTURE  1 Corinthians 13; John 15:9-17 (p. 164, 103)

MESSAGE                     “Still the Greatest of These!”   Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #408 (UM hymnal) “The Gift of Love”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2223 (black song book) (stz. 1 and refrain)

“They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”


*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

Acolyte Jacksen Lawrence

Greeters (8:30) Nancy Hetherington & Sean Garcia

 (11:00) Randy & Sharon Heisinger

Ushers                               (8:30) Michael & Denise Erickson

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

Coffee Fellowship Cornemann family

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee card seller Beth Parr/Terry Norton


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Mark Giziewski


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


Above are the most recent prayer concerns.


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



February 12 – 19


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Curt & Julie Dykstra in honor of their wedding anniversary.

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

2:00 PM - Pack 102 Blue & Gold Ceremony, Wesley Hall

6:30 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

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

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:45 PM - Confirmand Class, Confirmation Room

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

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

7:00 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

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

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, 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

Next Sunday: - 12:30pm Prison Ministry


- KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2017 year.  There are open spots for Feb. 19th, 26th, Mar. 5th and 19th. 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.


- Turkey Supper The Annual Turkey Supper will be held Saturday, March 4th.  We will serve from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Proceeds from this year’s supper will go to the Sr. High Youth for their Youth Mission trip to Mission, Texas in June. We will be asking committees to help this year as has been done in the past along with the youth, we will be selling advanced tickets as well as tickets at the door (we would really like people to purchase their tickets in advance so we have an idea on numbers).  Cost of the tickets will be Adults tickets (13 and older) $10; children (4-12 year olds) $5 and 3 and under will be free. Sign-up sheets are available in Wesley Hall for donations. Please have the donations to the church by Sunday, February 26th. Turkeys can be brought to the church placed in the chest freezer in the Sr. High Youth room anytime – please sign your name to the donation list on the top of the freezer so we know who has brought their turkeys.  

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and plan to join us for some wonderful food and fellowship. Questions call Nancy Hetherington (661-3983) or Kristi Palecek (760-2171).

Nancy Hetherington, Carol Becker, Kristi Palecek, Chrissie Wieseler & Sue May Co-Chairs


For First UMC Sunday Services and Wednesday Activities:


For cancellations for Sunday morning worship services or Sunday school be sure to listen to KYNT 1450, WNAX 570 or KVHT 106.3 radio stations or go to and check the close line.  For Wednesday activities remember if there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no Wednesday night activities. Always remember to use your own best judgment before heading out.


- The Women's Bible Study that meets in the Upper Room during Sunday School, will start a new study today, February 12th @ 9:45 am.  We will study "The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer.  All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you.  Join Priscilla for a Bible Study that will bring to light this war around you and challenge you to suite up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.   Please join us!


- Prison Ministry Fumc will be leading the worship service at the Federal Prison Camp on February 19th at 12:30pm. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Paula Keehr at 665-5501 or Corey Enfield at 665-2991 as soon as possible. You must have had a background check done within the last year.


- Heritage Sunday in April Fifty-year Methodists will be recognized.  We will honor 90-year old and up persons in our congregation as a special feature


- World Day of Prayer scheduled for Friday, March 3rd, at Majestic Bluffs will be discussed.  Women from this church are invited to attend and join in the fun.


- Lenten Scripture Studies The Benedictine Peace Center is hosting two Scripture Study groups, using the Little Rock Scripture Study created by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock in Arkansas.  The morning series, The Gospel of John, Part II, will be facilitated by Sr. Doris Oberembt, meeting Wednesday mornings at 10:00-11:45 a.m. for 7 weeks beginning February 22nd. The Panorama of the New Testament, facilitated by Sr. Mary Jo Polak, will meet 7:00-8:30 on Wednesday evenings, beginning on March 8 for 5 weeks. For more information on the study, costs, and registration, go to and then click on the Scripture Study page, or call 605-668-6292. The registration deadline is February 15th for the Gospel of John study and February 22nd for the New Testament study.


- DISCOVER BETHANY ADOPTION This 1 ½ hour event is for anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption today, as well as learning about other opportunities to join Bethany in our mission to be advocates for children. We would love to have you join us for this informal group meeting to gather more information.


March 14th (Tuesday) 6:30 to 8:00 pm


Where: Bethany Christian Services, 400 S Sycamore Avenue, Ste 103-1, Sioux Falls

Please RSVP to reserve a spot at or by calling 605-336-6999.

Individual meetings are available, too if you prefer.


Please call 605-336-6999 to schedule a time with an Adoption Consultant.




Group News

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

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


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


New Members to the Family of

First United Methodist Church

February 12, 2017


Molly & Scott Nedved: Molly is a pharmacist. She is transferring her membership from Oakland United Methodist Church, in Oakland, IA. Her hobbies are running, cooking and golfing.  Scott is transferring his membership from Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA.  He is a Business Owner and farms. His hobbies are football, weights, basketball, movies and yard. They recently moved here from Lincoln, NE. He and Molly are parents to Niles (4), Sayla (3), and Maven (3 months).  They live at 2924 Julie St. Yankton, SD. They can be reached at 605-660-5353.


Lonnie & Shirley Root are transferring their membership from United Methodist Church, Atkinson, NE. Lonnie is a retired farm manager.  His hobbies include fishing. Shirley is retired. Her hobbies include quilting, gardening and painting. They live at 1000 E 19th St., Yankton, SD.  They can be reached at 665-4775