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:



September 17, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Traditional Worship: 8:30 AM


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


A Time of Gathering and Praise






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                                          “”




*SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                                          “”








FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART                       “Over and Over Again”


SCRIPTURE                                                                            Matthew 18:21-35 (p. 19)


MESSAGE                “The Grace to Heal Our Hearts”                                Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                                           “”






*SENDING 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, Steve Fassler



Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:



September 17, 2017


Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Traditional Worship: 11:00 AM


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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

SPECIAL MUSIC             “For the Beauty of the Earth”        Jubilee Bells

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                               

        Let us come together all who know God’s mercy and grace!

          For we were lost and the Lord did not give up until we were found.

        Each of us in our own way has gone astray before the ways of the Lord.

            Our spirits were soiled and had no joy, yet the Lord washed us clean.

        God’s mercy and grace are real! Let our hearts lift praise to God.      

            Blessed be the name of the Lord!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #101 (Um hymnal) “From All That Dwell below the Skies”

*LITANY                                                       “Grant Us Forgiving Hearts”

        For our sins of commission

            We ask for forgiveness

        For our sins of omission

            We pray for pardon  

        Just as you sent the messiah, Jesus Christ, to reconcile the world

            All: Grant us forgiving hearts that seek to reconcile our sisters and brothers.


A Time of Prayer


SHARING CONCERNS                                                                              



PRAYER RESPONSE #367 (UM hymnal) (refrain only)                “He Touched Me


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE                                                                    Matthew 18:21-35 (p. 19)

MESSAGE             “The Grace to Heal Our Hearts”                           Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #389 (UM hymnal)                                “Freely, Freely”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #664 (Um hymnal) (stz. 1)                                                          

                                                                                 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessings”


*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                     Pastor Corey Enfield (

Office Manager                                                                          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager                                                                                                 Craig Sherman

Organist/Choir Director                                                                                             Jill Wilson

Pianist                                                                                                             Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator                                                                                                 Liza Larson

Sound System                                                                                       Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Greeters                                     (8:30) Ken & Marsha Bertsch (11:00) Paul & Jan Aughenbaugh

Ushers                                                                (8:30) Michael & Denise Erickson; Barb Hirsch

                                                              (11:00) Terry & Jenae Norton, Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                                           Diane Kisch; Terry Norton



Last Sunday Attendance: (Wed.) 115; (Sun.) 94 Total: 209





September 17 – 24

Today:  8:30 AM    -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by

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

9:30 -10:45 AM      -  Coffee fellowship, Wesley Hall

                  4 PM   -  Jump into Fall, Riverside Park

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

12:07 - 12:53 PM    -  Men's Bible Study, Room 103

             1:00 PM   -  Piecemakers Quilting

             5:30 PM   -  S/P/P/R meets, Conference Room

             6:30 PM   -  Worship Committee Meets, Conference Room

Wednesday: 5:15 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-4th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

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

   6:00 – 7:15 PM   -  Jr. Youth Group meets

             7:00 PM      - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

      7:00-7:30 PM   - Agape Bells Music Room (room 207) (for 5th through adult)           

   7:30 – 8:45 PM   -  Sr. High Youth Group meets

             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

Next Sunday:      



Youth News

Jr. High will meet Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm

Sr. High will meet Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm


·      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!


- 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 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.


Jump into Fall will be Sunday, September 17th at Riverside Park amphitheater from 4-7pm. Serving hotdogs, beans, chips, and watermelon from 5-6:30pm. Music featuring One Way Up. There will be games and face painting. Hope to see you there!!


Soup kitchen coming soon, Oct.18th. Sign-up sheets will be in next week’s bulletin.  Remember if you are canning, the Country Store can always use home canned things.

KYNT Radio Broadcast Sponsors Needed

              The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. October 1st & 8th are available.  There are other dates still available. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


The Chancel Choir offers opportunities for those who love to raise your voice in thanks and praise to God.  There is a place for you in this music ministry.  If you have been thinking of joining the choir, or if you are new to town or to the church, the Chancel Choir family within our larger church family is an excellent starting point. We are eager for you to join us as we sing a wide variety of music from contemporary to gospel. Choir will begin Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.


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.



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 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.


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!


Website Coordinator needed we are looking for someone to build a new website for the church. If you would like more information please contact Jenae Norton.


Kingdom Chimes All 2nd-4th graders are invited to be a part of the Kingdom Chimes this fall.  We will meet in the Music Room, on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:45pm beginning Wednesday, September 20th.  We will have a great time learning to read music and play in church once a month.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


Agape Bell Choir The Agape Bell Choir, (grades 5-adult) will begin on Wednesday, September 20th from 7:00-7:30pm in the Music Room.  If you enjoy listening to bells, and would like to learn to play them, we have a place for you!  This group play contemporary music arranged especially for handbells.  Please join us for a fun year in music ministry and fellowship.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


Jubilee Bell Choir The Jubilee Bell Choir has an exciting year ahead.  We have some fun and music selected this year both contemporary and traditional.  Please consider joining our music ministry.  Music reading skills is helpful, but not required.  We have a great time together ringing and sharing the love of Christ through this musical ministry in our church.  We began Wednesday, September 6th from 5:45-6:40pm in the Music Room.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Chuck Gukeisen, Mark Giziewski, 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.)