First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address: firstumc@iw.net

Website: firstumcyankton.org

 

May 28, 2017

 

Ascension Sunday/Memorial 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                                                                                                 “We Believe”

                                                                                                                                               

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

 

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

 

*SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                              “Beautiful One”

                                                                                                      “How Great is Our God”

 

SHARING CONCERNS

 

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895 (or see screen)

 

VIDEO                                                        Memorial Day” (Amazing Grace Bagpipes)

 

*LITANY FOR MEMORIAL DAY (see 2nd service)

 

*HYMN #717                                                            “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

 

*PLAYING OF TAPS                                                                                     Joy Korman

Day is done, gone the sun, From the lakes, from the hills from the sky. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh

 

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART                           “We’ve Got a Job to Do”

 

SCRIPTURE                                                                                      Acts 1:1-11 (p. 110)

 

MESSAGE                     “Something to Hold Onto”                                    Rev. Ron

 

SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                  “Forever Reign”

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*BENEDICTION                                                                            

 

*SENDING FORTH                                               “Lord, You Are So Precious To Me”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS AS WE GO FORTH

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.

May 28, 2017

Ascension Sunday/Memorial Sunday

Our Mission:

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

 

A Time of Gathering and Praise

 

PRELUDE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE 

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM               “Seek Ye First”                                      Chancel Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                               

        Come into God’s presence with songs of joy!

      How can we sing with joy in these times?

           Joy is not about circumstances, it is about who we are.

      Don’t our circumstances tell who we are?

           No! Whose we are tells who we are!

      Thanks be to God to whom we belong. Let us sing with joy!

 

 *OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #698 (UM hymnal)                              “God of the Ages”

 

A Time of Prayer

 

SHARING CONCERNS                                                                              

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895

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

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

VIDEO                                   “Memorial Day” (Amazing Grace Bagpipes)

*LITANY FOR MEMORIAL DAY                                                            

Memorial Day originally commemorated soldiers killed in the American Civil War (1868). Its observance later extended to all those from the United States who died in war. As we observe Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who have sacrificed their lives that we might live in freedom. We honor them and their families who mourn their loss. Let us pray that we may never take for granted the precious freedom that is the legacy of those men and women who died.

 

     We pray that we may learn to love one another.

         God, hear our prayer.

     We remember those who have loved us enough to lay down their lives for us and pray             that      they may rest in peace.

         God, hear our prayer.

     We pray that you would comfort all those who mourn the loss in war of a loved one.

         God, hear our prayer.

     We pray that we may never take the freedoms we have for granted and will share them

     with others.

         God, hear our prayer.

     We pray that you will remove greed, envy, and lust for power and control from our hearts

     and the hearts of all people.

           God, hear our prayer.

     We pray that you will root out racism, sexism, and violence from our lives, our

     communities, our nation, and our world.

           God, hear our prayer.

           

*HYMN #717 (UM hymnal)                             “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

*PLAYING OF TAPS                                                              Joy Korman

Day is done, gone the sun, From the lakes, from the hills from the sky. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh

 

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART      “We’ve Got a Job to Do”

SCRIPTURE                                                               Acts 1:1-11 (p. 110)

MESSAGE                 “Something to Hold Onto”   

 

A Time of Response and Dedication

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY

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

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

*SONG OF DEDICATION #158 (UM hymnal) “Come, Christians Join to Sing”

 

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION

*SONG OF PARTING #2241 (black song book) (stz. 1, 4)                                            

                                                          “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”

*POSTLUDE

*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.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

May 28 – June 4

Today:  8:30 AM     -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by                              Terry & Jenae Norton in honor of Nathan & Janelle Norton and Arlo & Carlene                  Watchorn

Monday:                 -  Office Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday:     7 AM   -  God Winks Circle, Fryn’ Pan

             8:30 AM   -  Free Wal-Mart baked goods, Riverview Reformed Church

12:07 - 12:53 PM    -  Men's Bible Study, Majestic Bluffs

             1:00 PM   -  NO Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday:           -  REMINDER is mailed       

               6:00 PM   -  Light supper (freewill offering)

               7:00 PM   -  WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays) Contemporary Service

             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 Riverview Reformed

             6:00 PM   -  NAMI Family program, Upper Room

             6:30 PM   -  Evangelism Committee Conference Room

Saturday: 8:30 AM  - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Riverview                                               Reformed

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:          -  6:15 – 8pm VBS

 

Updated Directory there are a few updated directories available at the welcome table. Please let Lisa know if any information needs changed.

 

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Welcome to Mighty Fortress, where kids learn that God is their

refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation—their fortress and sure defense. So raise your banner! In Jesus, the victory is won!

 

Vacation Bible School Registration is now open!  Please register at https://vbsmate.com/events/FirstUMCYankton/7716.  VBS will be June 4th-8th from 6:15pm-8pm each evening.  

 

If you would like to volunteer to help, have questions, or need help registering please contact us at yanktonfumcvbs@gmail.com 

 

Piecemakers will not meet on Tuesday May 30th.  Piecemakers will meet on June 6th.

 

Special Music Request Music is an integral part of every church

service and among our congregation there are many of you that are blessed with this talent. Sunday service for the summer will be held

at 9:30am and the Worship Committee would like to have talented people young, old or in between step forth and offer their special gift of music for the service. If you would like to volunteer for one Sunday please call Lorraine Slade at 260-3133. Thank You.

 

 

Our W.O.W. (Worship On Wednesday) Service - a Contemporary Worship service will be held at 7:00pm on each Wednesday evening beginning May 31st (Except on Wednesday, June 7th because of Vacation Bible School). Starting at 6:00pm a light meal will be provided and a free will offering will be collected.    A traditional service will be held each Sunday morning at 9:30am beginning June 4th.  No coffee fellowship this summer.  Nursery available 9:15am -10:45 am Sundays, 6:45-8:15pm Wednesdays.

 

United Methodist Women On June 5th, UMW will take a field trip to the Boys & Girls Club in Yankton.

 

Church Scheduling If you would like to schedule an activity/meeting in the church, please check with Lisa to get it added to the calendar. The calendar in the office is for reference only, please do not add activities to it, Lisa will add it.

 

Camp even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register for camp. The cost would be at full price. The church and UMW will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance.

 

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

Chuck Gukeisen, 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.)

 

 

 

 

In His Service

 

Senior Pastor                                                            Rev. Ron Johnson (revron24@gmail.com)

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor                                 Corey Enfield (cenfield52@gmail.com

Office Manager                                                                          Lisa Loecker (firstumc@iw.net)

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                                                                                                                  Parker Kisch                                

Greeters                                                                                                 (8:30) Scott & Beth Parr

                                                                                           (11:00) Steve & Mikael Pietila family

Ushers                                                                (8:30) Dave & Alicia Cornemann; Kevin McKee

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

Coffee Fellowship                                                                   Susie & Chad McCorkell & family

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                                               (open) / Arlo Watchorn