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 19, 2017


Seventh Sunday after Epiphany


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


GATHERING One Thing Remains




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   Beautiful One

Heart of Worship










SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:38-48 (p. 37)


MESSAGE                “What Does God Expect From Us?”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                                                                         Mighty to Save






*SENDING FORTH      Purify My Heart



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 19, 2017

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




SPECIAL MUSIC                  “On Eagles’ Wings” Jubilee Bells Ensemble


  Come and learn the way of our God.       

We will learn and observe them to the end.

Let God turn your hearts to his ways.

We want God’s ways more than selfish gain.

Let God turn your eyes from vanities.

We would rather have the life that God’s way brings. 



*HYMN OF PRAISE #64 (UM hymnal) “Holy, Holy Holy!”

*LITANY “The Good Life”

Blessed are you who–when the Lord says, “Ask what I shall give you” –do not

ask for long life,      

For we know that the good life does not consist in the length of days.

Blessed are you who–when the Lord says, Ask what I shall give you” –do not ask for riches,

For we know that the good life does not consist in the abundance of things.

Blessed are you who–when the Lord says, “Ask what I shall give you” –do not ask for the humiliation of your enemies,    

For we know that the good life does not consist in the working vengeance.

Blessed are you who–when the Lord says, “Ask what I shall give you” –ask only for an understanding heart,

For we know that the good life does consist in the spirit of discernment.

Give us the ability, O God, to discern between good and evil, and the courage to do not our will but yours.


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2025 (black song book) “As the Deer


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:38-48 (p. 37)

MESSAGE                     “What Does God Expect from Us?”   Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #432 (UM hymnal) “Jesu, Jesu”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2164 (black song book) “Sanctuary”


*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 Connor Nickles

Greeters (8:30) Laurie & Nicole Baily; Mary Holzwarth

 (11:00) Bill & Mary Heubaum

Ushers                               (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Barb Hirsch

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

Coffee Fellowship Paula Keehr; Denise Willman

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee card seller Curt Dykstra/Arlo Watchorn

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 19 – 26


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Norma Christensen in memory of her husband Ken.

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

12:30 PM - Prison Ministry

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

7:00 PM - Education Committee meets, Conference Room

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 - SPPR meets, Conference Room

 6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

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

- REMINDER is mailed

    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: - Gideons


- KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2017 year.  There are open spots for Feb. 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!


- 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 8th 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

May 15th - Final Payment - $300