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:



December 17, 2017

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Third Sunday in Advent

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC What a Beautiful Name”




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE Sing to the King







Response: Today, we give thanks for the shepherds among us, back-breaking laborers on whom our economy stands, those we overlook or rarely see, yet rely on for our very survival, the ones who have much to teach us about watching for God in the darkness.


MUSICAL RESPONSE Jesus, Name Above All Names








SPECIAL MUSIC               Angels and Shepherds Agape Bells



SCRIPTURE                    Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (p. 541; 193)


MESSAGE                   “The Joy of Christmas”           Pastor Corey Enfield   


SONG OF PRAISE The Heart of Worship




*SENDING FORTH      Jesus Messiah


Yankton, South Dakota

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

E-mail address:



December 17, 2017

Traditional Worship:  11:00 A.M.

Third Sunday in Advent

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

SPECIAL MUSIC              “Away In A Manger” Kingdom Bells


Love has come down to us this Advent Season.

Divine love which heals and transforms our lives.

With great joy, we receive that love and share it with others.

We open our hearts to all God’s children, the last, the least, and the lost, as well as those who feel privileged.

The Lord has done and continues to do great things for us.

Praise be to God who loves us so much and who challenges us to be people of joy in this darkened world. AMEN.


*HYMN OF PRAISE #213 (UM hymnal) “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus



A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2215 (UM hymnal) Cares Chorus


A Time of Proclamation


RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS #33 (UM hymnal)   The Baptismal Covenant I

(See back page of announcement for bios) 

RESPONSE #347 (UM hymnal) (stz 1 & refrain)         “Spirit Song”

SCRIPTURE                    Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (p. 541; 193)

MESSAGE                    “The Joy of Christmas” Pastor Corey Enfield 


A Time of Response and Dedication




“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*SONG OF DEDICATION #89 (UM hymnal) “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #204 (UM hymnal) Emmanuel, Emmanuel


*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 (

Pastor of Discipleship/Youth and Families   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) Craig & Christy Hagge (11:00) Randy & Sharon Heisinger

Ushers (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Barb Hirsch

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

Acolyte Jack Slowey

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers Rick Daugherty

Coffee Fellowship Rodger & Mary Johnson; Lisa Irwin

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; Wyatt Yager



 New Members to the Family at FUMC

Carol Ranney-Hesla Carol is a retired professional musician. Her hobbies include teaching piano lessons, teaching one on one little children, reading autobiography Christian books both fiction and nonfiction, going to lunch with friends and spending time with her daughter and 6 grandchildren who live in Sioux Falls. She lives at 2015 Green St, Apt 150.


Tim & Lisa Irwin Tim is a Cardiologist at Yankton Medical Clinic & Serves Avera Hospital. His hobbies include target shooting, archery with Hannah, Volunteer & Board Member at Servant Hearts Clinic & Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. Lisa is a former early childhood Special Ed teacher, currently raising kids. Her hobbies include going to craft shows, or admiring home décor in magazines, or online, landscaping, volunteering at school (PTA President), volunteering here as Sunday School shepherd. She can be reached at 760-9467. They have three children Hannah (11), Tyler (7), Sam (3). They live at 405 Belmont Ave., Yankton, SD. 








December 17 – 24

Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Delora Carson in memory Clarence “Bud” Carson.

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

4:30 – 7 PM - Combined Youth Group Christmas Party

      5:00 PM - Kids Hope Christmas Party, Wesley Hall

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

6:30 PM - Church Council, Church Lounge

7:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal (through Advent)

 7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: - REMINDER information is due

- NO Bell Choir rehearsals or Youth activities this week.

6:00 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

7:15 PM - Advent Study, Church Lounge

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: - Fourth Sunday in Advent

- One Worship Service at 11am

4:30 PM  - Contemporary interactive Christmas Eve Service

7:00 PM - Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


The will be one service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve Day) and on Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)   No Sunday School


We are in need of Greeters and Ushers for the 4:30 and 7pm Christmas Eve services. A Signup sheet will be on the table in the Church Lounge or you can also contact the Church Office 665-2991





·     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!



Christmas Eve Services

Our annual Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30pm and 7:00pm on Sunday, December 24th.


*Special note* - this year the Traditional Candlelight service will be at 7:00pm. 


We are excited to announce that the Christmas Eve 4:30pm service is called "The ABC's of Christmas". The Christmas story will be told in a creative way with congregation participation and the ABCs. This is a fun, interactive service with lots of singing for families with young children and adults with young hearts! It is a great service to invite your friends with children as well. The 7:00pm service will be the Traditional Candlelight service. Please come, invite a friend, and let's do Christmas together.  


Offering Envelopes If you would like to continue using the offering envelopes for your weekly giving please contact Lisa in the church office. Because so many envelopes go unused we are doing things differently this coming year.


KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2018 year.  The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. If you want a certain date, get signed up right away.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


The New Year for United Methodist Women An invitation to all women of First United Methodist Church: 🎄 Due to the holiday, UMW (United Methodist Women) will meet Monday, January 8, at 1:30pm for the Annual Pledge Service and installation of officers. We will meet in the Church lounge. Refreshments will be served following the program.


 Advent Study For our Advent study this year we will be using Adam Hamilton's book "Faithful, Christmas through the eyes of Joseph" We will be meeting the following Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm in the Church Lounge, Dec. 20th.  Cost of the book is $15. In this study, you will understand how Joseph's place in the nativity story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would have never chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don't understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. Exchange your doubt for courage this Advent and Christmas season.




- Prison Ministry Team There is one opportunity left this year to be part of the church services at the Federal Prison Camp. On December 31st, FUMC will be leading the service and anyone interested can participate. A recent background information sheet will need to be filled out and given to Corey. There are some located on the information desk or in the church office. If you have any questions, contact Corey, Bob Thue, or Paula Keehr.


KYNT Radio Broadcast Sponsors Needed

              The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. December 31st is available.  There are other dates still available. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


Calendars Available 2018 calendars, compliments of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, are now available. You can pick them up from the table at the top of the stairs or outside the Church Office.


Hy-Vee Cash Cards $25 cards are available now through Christmas!


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.



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Joan Neubauer friend’s 15 year-old nephew, Dusty, was in an accident on Saturday. He’s in the Sanford hospital now with many broken bones and what appears to be a punctured lung. 


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.)