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:



October 29, 2017

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Traditional Worship: 8:30 AM


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

Our Stewardship Theme: “Upholding the Church By Loving God and Neighbor”


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING “As It Is In Heaven




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONG OF PRAISE “Beautiful One”




*SONG OF PRAISE   “The Heart of Worship”










SCRIPTURE Matthew 22:34-46 (p. 22)


MESSAGE                “How Are We To Love?”  Rev. Ron Johnson


SONG OF PRAISE                                            “You Are My King”






*SENDING FORTH      “One Thing Remains”



Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Hannah Buchholz; Ross, Dena & Harper Den Herder; Barb Hirsch;

Tim Herchenroether; Randy Heisinger; 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:



October 29, 2017


Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost


Traditional Worship: 11:00 AM


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

Our Stewardship Theme: “Upholding the Church By Loving God and Neighbor”


A Time of Gathering and Praise




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM                       As the Deer Chancel Choir


Let us worship God with our hearts and our souls and our minds!

Let us know love for one another, for Christ, and for all the world.

Let us proclaim God’s glory as we take Christ’s love to the world.

Let us share the love of Christ in all that we do wherever we go.

Let us lift our hearts in praise and song for God’s mercy and grace.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #549 (UM hymnal) “Where Charity and Love Prevail”


*LITANY “Take Our Hand”

Someone, please, take my hand! I am alone in this land.

We too have walked alone through strange places.   

I am weary of this journey –

We too have wandered in the dark.   

I am helpless and afraid –

We too have wanted to shout!   

But will God hear me in the night? Will someone lead me to the light?

We are here; we are your people. Take our hand.



A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2193 (black song book)

“Lord, Listen To Your Children Praying


A Time of Proclamation




SCRIPTURE Matthew 22:34-46 (p. 22)

MESSAGE       “How Are We To Love?”    Rev. Ron Johnson


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


HYMN OF DEDICATION #572 (UM hymnal) “Pass It On”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #666 (UM hymnal) “Shalom To You”


*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) Jean Droppers & Julie Moderegger

(11:00) Chad & Angela Herrmann; Linda Herrmann

Ushers  (8:30) (11:00) Chris & Casandra Hathaway

Acolytes Melania Enfield

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers Beth Parr/Terry Norton

Coffee Fellowship


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



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.)
























October 29 – November 5

Today:  8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored Joan Neubauer in honor of the young people of our church, they are our future.

- Bucket Sunday

- Mercy Meals packing, between services

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

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

- Adult Crusader Sunday school Class

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

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, Majestic Bluffs

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday: 5:30 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

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

4:30 PM - FUMC Serves The Banquet

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

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

Friday: 10:00 AM - XYZ, Church Lounge

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

- Daylight Savings ends

Next Sunday: - Communion

- All Saints Sunday

- 5pm Charge Conference


·      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!


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.



A huge thank you to those who have volunteered to help usher for our worship services. We are still in need of assistant ushers for the 8:30 am and the 11:00 am service the 2nd Sunday of each month.  Beginning in November we will need four ushers for the 11:00 service the second Sunday. We would also like to increase our pool of substitutes to help out when needed. Please prayerfully consider helping out with this important ministry of our church.  Please contact Craig Sherman, if you wish to help out with this ministry. Email: or 665-7182.


KYNT Radio Broadcast Sponsors Needed

              The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. Several dates in November are available.  There are other dates still available. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.



We have had a great turnout of PreK-High School Sunday School students, and therefore are in need of more help on Sunday mornings.  We would love to have you join us to help teach lessons, read to the students, create fun crafts or simply just be an extra set of helping hands.  Please contact Tiffany Beste if you would be willing to help out with Sunday School. There will also be a meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm for all parents of Sunday School students. We look forward to seeing you all there.  THANK YOU!!



Live Nativity Looking for Animals Hello friends! We are looking for some live animals for this year’s Live Nativity. Do you know someone with a cow, a donkey and some sheep? Maybe even a camel? Or you might know someone that knows someone with animals. Please let the Worship Committee know by contacting Wyatt Yager at Thank you!


- 95th Birthday Celebration for Naomi Sommer Sunday, October 29th from 2-4pm. At Majestic Bluffs 2nd floor private dining. Everyone is Welcome.


The United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, November 6th at 1:30pm. for the Annual World Thanks Offering and Memorial Service. This meaningful event is held worldwide on this date.  Devotions will be led by Judy Bevers and hostesses are Diane Kisch and Mary Peirce.


Mission Opportunities - On Thursday, November 2nd, our church is responsible for serving the community Banquet. There will be many opportunities to give of your time, talents and/or treasures. The sign-up sheets are on the table in Wesley Hall.


The Yankton Area Literacy Council is providing a program entitled “Math is Fun” to elementary students in the Yankton School District. Volunteers work with children for 1 hour, from 3:30-4:30, each week to help them improve their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. A lot of our work is done with flash cards. When needed, we also provide assistance with time-telling and money counting skills. We presently have tutors in each of the 4 elementary schools. Administrators have more children they would like to include, but we need volunteers before they can be added. If you think you could help a child improve his/her math skills, or if you have questions about the program, please call the Yankton Area Literacy Council (605) 760-4803 or Patty Stuelpnagel, 605-660-1088.


Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rural Irene, SD will hold their Annual Soup Kitchen and Bazaar on Sunday, November 12th serving from 11am to 3pm. Chili, Chicken Noodle, Vegetable beef soups, hotdogs, taverns and pies/deserts will be available. WELCA Bazaar will be offering quilts, baked goods, crafts, etc. We are located on Hwy 81 just 2 3/4 miles north of Hwy 81-46 junction or ¼ mile south of Midway. Everyone is Welcome!!


Sacred Heart Parish in Yankton will be hosting our annual Bazaar and Dinner, which will be held in the Sacred Heart Parish Community Center, 509 Capital, on Sunday, November 5th. We will be serving a delicious traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Serving time is 10:30am – 5pm. There will be a variety of games, including BINGO, a raffle, and a bake sale. Everyone is welcome!!


Veterans Recognition

              First United Methodist church will be honoring our veterans on Sunday, November 12th at both services. The Worship Committee will be putting up the Wall of Honor outside the sanctuary. If you are a veteran and have not provided the committee with a picture for the wall, please bring a picture to the church office by November 5th. The picture will be photocopied and returned to you. Please put you name on the back of the picture to ensure that it is returned to the correct person. The photo does not need to be of you in your uniform.


Thank YouA Great Big thank you to all who donated food, cash, items for the Country Store and worked at the Soup Kitchen.  It was a great success and a wonderful day of community fellowship.  God Bless you all.


Flowers for the Saints

              On All Saints Sunday which is November 5th, we will be remembering those who are no longer with us. During communion congregation members will bring flowers to be placed in the vases by the altar. You may bring your own cut flowers or there will be some available in the lounge before services from the Worship Committee.