First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, September 26, 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

 

July 2, 2017

 

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/Holy Communion/Independence Sunday

 

Traditional Worship: 9:30 AM

 

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)

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Independence Day is this week

We celebrate a time when our country declared its independence from foreign domination.

But many things dominate our hearts; fear, apathy, intolerance, anger

May God hear our celebration and also our cries for help.

Remember how God has blessed you, and be a blessing to others.    

Lord, keep our hearts and minds open to your word and your way.

 

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #697 (Um hymnal) “America”

A Time of Prayer

 

SHARING CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895

PRAYER RESPONSE #420 (Um hymnal) (stz. 1) “Breathe on Me, Breath of God

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

SCRIPTURE Matthew 10:40-42 (p. 10)  

MESSAGE                            “Welcoming God!” Rev. Ron

 

A Time of Celebration

 

*COMMUNION HYMN #2254 (black song book)  “In Remembrance of Me”

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S SUPPER

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

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 our thanks and praise

 

Almighty God, Creator of the universe, Ruler of all nations, Judge of all flesh, you have placed us, your people, in this land made rich with rivers, forests, mountains, and creatures great and small. Here, you set before the founders and pioneers of this nation an opportunity beyond measure to build a realm of justice, peace, and freedom. Here you continue to call your people, freed from the law and baptized into Christ Jesus, to be a sign of your reign in all the world. For such a place, such a vision and such a calling we give you thanks, praying we may ever join afresh the dreams you set before us as we join with your people in every land on earth and with all the company of heaven in your unceasing praise:

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.

Above all we give you thanks for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ, who sends us into the world to declare the good news of your kingdom to every creature: Justice to all peoples, good news to the poor, release for prisoners, sight for the blind, and freedom for the oppressed. On the night before he was arrested and sentenced to death by the authorities of his own nation, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you." When supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to his disciples, and said, "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the covenant poured out for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins."

 

And so we remember and proclaim the mystery of faith.

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

 

We pour ourselves out before you in praise and thanksgiving, a holy and living sacrifice in union with Christ’s offering for us. So pour out your Spirit on us and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make Christ known to us in the breaking of this bread, and the sharing of this cup. Renew our fellowship in him, that we may be for the world his body poured out for the world at this time in this nation, and at that great banquet in the fullness of your new creation where justice flows like rivers, righteousness like an ever-flowing stream, where none shall hunger or thirst, neither shall they learn war anymore.

By him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty God, now and ever. Amen.

 

GIVING OF BREAD & CUP

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

A Time of Sending Forth

*BENEDICTION    

*SONG PARTING #2141 (black song book) (stz. 1)

“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 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

July 2 – 9

Today:  8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Paul & Jan Aughenbaugh in honor of Paul’s 80th birthday July 11th

Monday: 9:30 AM - NO Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Tuesday: - Office Closed, Happy Independence Day

7 AM - God Winks Circle, Fryn’ Pan

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

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday: 6 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

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 meets, Conference Room

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

 

·     If you are new to F.U.M.C. and visiting with us today, we would appreciate it if you would take the time to fill out the Visitor Card that is placed in the back of the pew pockets.  You may then turn this card into the Welcome Table in the lobby at the base of the staircase and you will receive a Welcome Bag!  Thank you for being with us today!

 

Our W.O.W. (Worship On Wednesday) Service - a Contemporary Worship service will be held at 7:00pm on each Wednesday evening. 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. No coffee fellowship this summer.  Nursery available 9:15am -10:45 am Sundays, 6:45-8:15pm Wednesdays.

 

The God Winks Group will be doing the Bible study on the Armor of God.  We will be starting July 18th at 7:00am at the Frying Pan, if interested and need a book please call Laurie Baily 605-660-2465.  We welcome you to join us. 

 

Federal Prison Camp the Evangelism committee will be having the church services at the Federal Prison Camp on Oct. 15th and Dec. 31st. We are looking for individuals to join us in this ministry.  If this is something you would be interested in or have questions, please contact Paula Keehr at 665-5501 or p.keehr@vyn.midco.net. Everyone will need to fill out a background check form even if you have filled one out previously. They are located on the information desk at the bottom of the stairs and can be returned to the office. We will be sending them in sometime in August.

 

 

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

Greeters  Maxine Rogers & Margie Stengle

Ushers Paula Keehr, Rick Peterson, Loy Gravholt, Jack Skinner

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers Arlo Watchorn

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

The family of Sherril Christensen. Sherril passed away.

 

Chuck Gukeisen, Mark Giziewski, Ted Mickelson, Carolyn Teichroew

 

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.)