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 26, 2017


Transfiguration 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


GATHERING King of Heaven






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   Everything Glorious

Holy is the Lord










SCRIPTURE Matthew 17:1-9 (p. 17)


MESSAGE             “The Living Light and Hope of Humankind”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                                                      Open the Eyes of My Heart






*SENDING FORTH      Agnus Dei



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 26, 2017

Transfiguration Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise





ANTHEM                    “Shine, Jesus, Shine” Chancel Choir


  Climb the mountain of God and wait…wait for God’s glory, which shines like the sun.       

We will climb the mountain of God and wait for the dawn.

Climb the mountain of God and wait…wait to see Jesus as he truly is.

We will climb the mountain of God and wait for Christ to reveal the heart of God.  

Climb the mountain of God and wait…wait to gain courage for the terror of the night.

We will climb the mountain of God and wait for the Spirit to dispel the


Climb the mountain of God and wait…wait to behold God’s glory.

We will climb the mountain of God and wait to see God’s light shining like the sun.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #103 (UM hymnal) “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*ANAFFIRMATION OF FAITH #885 “A Modern Affirmation”

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #349 (UM hymnal) “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Matthew 17:1-9 (p. 17)

MESSAGE           “The Living Light and Hope of Humankind”   Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #371 (UM hymnal)

“I Stand Amazed in the Presence”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2070 (black song book) “He Is Exalted”


*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 Deklan Olson

Greeters                                                                                       (8:30) Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth

(11:00) Darlene Ireland, Jean Johnson

Ushers       Dave & Alicia Cornemann; Kevin McKee

  (11:00) Mitch & Alice Hofer, Paul & Mary Pietila

Coffee Fellowship James Reiner/Rick Daugherty

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 26 – March 5


Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Chris and Casandra Hathaway and the SweetPs.

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

6:30 – 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

5:30 PM - Welcome Committee meets, Conference Room

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

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

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

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

6:00 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

7:00 PM - Ash Wednesday Services

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

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

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee Conference Room

7:00 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

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

    4:30 - 7 PM - Turkey Supper

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Communion


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


- Spring cleaning?  The Habitat Bike Team is accepting donations of lightly used furniture, appliances less than 8- years’ old, household items and nicer clothing.  Donations may be dropped off at the new Habitat Warehouse located at 218 Capital Street on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings until noon.  If you need assistance with moving your items, please contact Tom or Jane Gilmore at 665-8303 to schedule a time for pickup.  The rummage sale will be held at the Old Mill located at 102 Capitol Street and overflow items, along with building materials will be sold at the Habitat Warehouse.  Mark your calendar for the first and biggest rummage sale of the year, April 7th and 8th!


- World Day of Prayer scheduled for Friday, March 3rd 2 PM, at Majestic Bluffs.  Women from this church are invited to attend and join in the prayers and fellowship.


- 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