First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, September 25, 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

 

December 24, 2017

 Worship: 11:00 A.M.

Fourth 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 Jesus Messiah”

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE

 

REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

 

SONGS OF PRAISE Everything Glorious

Mighty to Save

 

LIGHTING THE FOURTH ADVENT CANDLE

 

Response: Today we give thanks for the Josephs among us, migrating far from home when there is no choice, fiercely devoted to the ones they love, unwavering in their belief that there is room for all in the kingdom of God.

 

MUSICAL RESPONSE Jesus, Name Above All Names

 

SHARING CONCERNS

 

SILENT PRAYER

 

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895 (or see screen)

 

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART “A Visit From An Angel”

SCRIPTURE                    Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 (p. 155, 53)

 

MESSAGE                   “And So This Is Christmas”           Rev. Ron Johnson   

          

SONG OF PRAISE Mary Did You Know

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*SENDING FORTH      Beautiful One

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

 

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 10:45am – 12:15pm.

In His Service

Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (revron24@gmail.com)

Pastor of Discipleship/Youth and Families   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/Tony Beste/Carla Hummel

Greeters Rob & Leslie Hale

Ushers Mitch & Alice Hofer; Paul & Mary Pietila

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers Barb Olson

 

 

Lord, help me to marvel at Gabriel’s message when I am ______________.

 

 

Lord, give me courage like Mary to tell you about ______________, to ask questions when I feel ______________, and to confidently give you my __________________.

 

 

Help me to see the Christmas Story with new eyes and to thank you for ______________. Amen

 



OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

December 24 – 31

Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Craig Sherman in memory of Orville & Darlene Sherman.

- NO Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

Monday: - Office Closed—Merry Christmas

Tuesday: 7 AM - God Winks Circle, Fryn’ Pan

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

12:07 - 12:53 PM  - NO Men's Bible Study, Room 103

1:00 PM - NO Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday: - REMINDER is mailed

- NO Bell Choir rehearsals or Youth activities this week.

7:00 PM - NO Chancel Choir Rehearsal (back January 3rd)

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday: 7 AM - NO 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

6:00 PM - Safe Sanctuary meets

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - One Worship Service at 11am

- 12:30pm Prison Ministry

The will be one service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve)  

No Sunday School

·     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

Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30pm and 7:00pm today.

*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 church donation please contact Lisa in the church office.

 

Thanks to the generosity of our congregation 75 children will have gifts for Christmas. A huge thank you to all who purchased gifts for children on the Angel Tree. Thanks to Tom & Jane Gilmore the gifts have been taken out to Milk Camp and are ready for distribution at their Christmas potluck. God Bless you for extending a helping hand. The Missions Committee

 

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 8th, 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.

 

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.

 

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

 

Dawn Kabella, Ken Bevers, Jess Dennis, Matthew Stowe

 

Church family and all men & women serving in the military and their families.

 

 

(If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)