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

 

August 20, 2017

 

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

 

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

Though we come from different circumstances

The Lord will make us one in worship.

Though we have traveled different paths of struggles and successes

The Lord will make us one in healing.

Though each one of us has struggles and strife, as well as joy

The Lord will make us one in hope.

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #710 (UM hymnal) “Faith of Our Fathers”

*LITANY OF UNITY AND PEACE

We have come burdened by the weight of injustice and racial disparity

God lift us up, be our strength and our guide

We have come as the “walking wounded” in need of healing from hurts we have felt

and given

God, heal us, be our strength and our guide

We have come searching, confused, and not knowing all the answers

God, give us clarity and calm our spirits as we search for your answers

We have come for understanding of our differences, our sameness and our uniqueness

God, open our minds and hearts to new truths

  We have come to strengthen each other, having felt all alone in our desire

for reconciliation

God, bind us together, be our strength and our guide

We have come longing for the beauty of rainbow worship, where we are all viewed as

your children

  God, grant us the desires of our heart, be our strength and our guide

We have come hungry for the “bread of peace”

Bread of Heaven, feed us until we want no more

We have come to pray for religious tolerance, so that all voices can be respected

and heard

God, be our strength and our guide

We have come thirsty for the water of forgiveness

God forgive us, be our strength and our guide

We have come so that we won’t forget that racism yet exists.

God, help us to remember and learn from our mistakes, be our strength and

our guide

We have come to learn from each other, so that our work won’t be in vain

God teach us thy ways, as we share our gifts

We have come to prepare ourselves to work

God, renew our hope and persuade us to work while it is day

ALL:  God, we pray for all who have assembled here and for people throughout the world who desire racial reconciliation. Help us to know that your judgment will always start with the house of God, therefore the church must take the lead. Give us the strength to move forward and become true ambassadors, instruments of unity and peace. Transform us and mold us as we endeavor to “heal the land.” Creator God, Sustainer God, God of Justice and Light, be our strength and our guide.

 Amen

A Time of Prayer

SHARING CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895

PRAYER RESPONSE #2108 (black song book) O How He Loves You and Me”

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “”

SCRIPTURE          Mark 2:1-12 (p. 34)

MESSAGE       “It's a Team Effort”    Corey Enfield, Director of Youth Ministry

 

A Time of Response and Dedication

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (UM hymnal)

“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

SONG OF DEDICATION #370 (UM hymnal) “Victory in Jesus”

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION

*SONG OF PARTING #2171 (black song book) (stz. 1)

“Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

*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 9:15am -10:45am.

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

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.)

 

 

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

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Greeters Brook & Troy Thurman

Ushers Terry & Jenae Norton; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers Terry Norton

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

August 20 – 27

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

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, Riverview Reformed Church

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday: - Information for the REMINDER is due

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

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

 

Regular worship services will resume Sunday, September 10th. Contemporary Worship service at 8:30am & Traditional Worship Service at 11am. Nursery care provided for 0-4 year old children 7:45am - 12:15pm.

 

·    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!

 

College Kids Any family with young adults leaving for college, work, etc. and would like the church family to keep in contact as they start this new chapter in their lives, please let me know their contact information (name, mailing address, email, phone #, and birth date). You can write it down and leave it in the church office, email it to me at p.keehr@vyn.midco.net, or call me at 605-665-5501.

 

- Sunday School Registration for the 2017-18 Sunday School year is now open. We are doing electronic registration this year using Survey Monkey software.  The web link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFDXP7G to register to today. 

We also are in need of teachers and substitutes for the school year.  For more information on teaching or being a substitute please contact Corey.

 

 

Coffee fellowship between church services will start up again on Sunday, Sept. 10th. This is the time during which we can get to know our church family better and welcome any visitors. Anyone wanting to provide goodies and serve, please sign up on the date you wish to help. We would like to have 2 people each week to help lighten the work load. If you cannot serve but would like to provide some baked goods, we would welcome that too.

 

Coordinator of Children’s Ministries position opening FUMC is accepting applications for a Part Time Coordinator of Children’s Ministries.  Applications and job description can be picked up in the church office. Thank you.

 

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.

 

Thank You Wow! What a great weekend we had celebrating our 65th wedding anniversary.  A big thank you to our church family who attended the open house hosted by our four children and their families. Also, thanks for all the cards and congratulatory handshakes we received from those who could not attend. You are all special!

Rodger & Mary Johnson

 

We are starting a new Women's Bible Study "Entrusted, A Study of 2 Timothy" by Beth Moore on September 10th at 9:45am in the Upper Room.  In this Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.  Please join us for this video driven study on Sunday mornings during Sunday School!