First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Monday, May 28, 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

 

February 25, 2018

Second Sunday in Lent

 

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

 

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

 

WELCOME

 

SONGS OF PRAISE           No Turning Back

Broken Vessels

 

A TIME OF PRAYER

 

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART

 

SCRIPTURE                    Mark 8:31-38 (p. 41)

 

MESSAGE                      “Am I A Follower?”    Pastor Corey

 

SONG OF PRAISE Who Am I”

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*SENDING FORTH      Cause of Christ

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS AS WE GO FORTH

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

Tim Herchenroether; Randy Heisinger; Brady Jaquith; Steve King; Diane Kisch; Sophie McKee;

Julie Mooney; Melissa Rempfer; Craig Sherman; Bill Sohl; Wyatt Yager

 

 

Would I Consider Myself a Follower or a Fan of Jesus?

 

 

 

 

What in My Life is Holding Me Back from Becoming a True Follower of Jesus?

 

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:  firstumc@iw.net

Website:  firstumcyankton.org

 

February 25, 2018

Second Sunday in Lent

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.

 

 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 AND SERVICE 

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM                      “I Surrender All” Chancel Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP

  We have come to celebrate our Savior, Jesus.      

He came as God’s Son to bring salvation.

Yet his life was not easy and death seemed to swallow him up.

But his suffering was for us and life came through him.

We are called to pick up our cross and follow him,  

though it be through suffering our path leads to eternal life.

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #100 (UM hymnal)

 “God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us”

LENTEN SHARED READING  

A Time of Prayer

 

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895

PRAYER RESPONSE #2215 (black song book) “Cares Chorus”

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART

“That’s Not the End of The Story

SCRIPTURE  Mark 8:31-38 (p. 41)

MESSAGE      “Trading Our Lives for What Truly Matters”   Rev. Ron

 

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 OF GIFTS AND SELF

*HYMN OF DEDICATION #424 (UM hymnal)

“Must Jesus Bear the Cross Along”

 

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2129 (black song book) (stz. 1 & 2)

“I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”

*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 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM.

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

 

Chuck Gukeisen, Dawn Kabella, Ardis Henderson

 

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.)

 

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 (8:30) Lance & Kristi Palecek

 (11:00) Ken & Mary Olsen

Ushers                               (8:30) Kevin McKee

(11:00) Mitch & Alice Hofer; Paul & Mary Pietila

Acolyte Harper Den Herder

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers (8:30) Scott Nedved (11:00) Steve Pietila

Coffee Fellowship Heather, Ashley & Alexis Craft

 

Dear Friends of First United Methodist Church,

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity’s Christian housing ministry, I want to thank you for committing to sponsor a Habitat home in in loving memory of Dr. Kenneth Halverson.  Dr. Halverson leaves behind a legacy of helping others through his profession, his church, our housing program, the Yankton community and beyond.  His vision to start a local Habitat affiliate is directly responsible for serving 46 low-income families through decent affordable housing homeownership.   

Likewise, FUMC continues to impact Habitat’s housing program, the Yankton community and beyond through its financial gifts and the talents of its members.  Friends, I feel sincerely blessed to have the opportunity be part of the FUMC church family.  Through your financial gifts, $14,358.37 was given to sponsor the Dr. Kenneth Halverson Home!  Thank you!!

It takes approximately $80,000 to build a Habitat home.  The funds come from grants, fundraising, Habitat’s revolving building fund and gifts from the community.  In 2017, Habitat completed two homes, recycled a home and completed two home repair projects, which ultimately drained our checking accounts.  By God’s grace and your generous financial support, our affiliate did not have to put this construction project on hold.   In just a few months, the Halverson Home will become a safe, affordable place to call home for a single-mother and her three young children.  Your generous support has laid a foundation of strength, stability, and self-reliance for a family to build upon.  

 

Blessings,

 

Julie Dykstra, Executive Director   

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

February 25 – March 4

Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Curt &   Julie Dykstra in honor of Habitat for Humanity and in memory of Kenneth         Halverson.

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

6:00 PM - Lenten Study, Church Lounge

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Monday: 9:30 AM -  Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

1:30 PM -  History Committee meets, Upper Room

6:30 PM -  Education Committee meets, Conference Room

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

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, Conference Room

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: - REMINDER is mailed

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

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meets, Conference Room

      5:45 PM - Confirmand Class, Confirmation Room

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

6:00 – 7:15 PM - Jr. High 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

10:30 AM - Lenten Study, Church Lounge

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

5 – 7 PM - Head Start family meeting, Wesley Hall

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

Friday: 10:00 AM -  XYZ meets, Church Lounge

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Third Sunday in Lent

- Communion

 

·                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!

 

Get My People Going: Moses Was Not Alone: A Companion for the Journey God did not create us to be alone. From the very beginning, God created us to be in relationship with others. Whether we live quietly alone or in a large and boisterous family or dorm, we need friends to find wholeness. God even made sure that Moses had his brother, Aaron, when it was time to approach Pharaoh. Significant data shows that people with strong social networks tend to be healthier and stay healthier longer. Also, it seems that people who take care of their health are likely to have others around who take care of their health as well. Take the time to connect with a friend—today. For more information, contact Susan Thorson, Faith Community Nurse 661-9302.

Ladies of First United Methodist Church are invited and encouraged to attend other United Methodist Women (UMW) on Monday, March 5th. We will meet in the upper lounge at 1:30 PM for devotions, activities, and a wonderful and timely program presented by Dr. Tom Stanage. A delicious lunch will be served by hostesses Mary Johnson and Jan Aughenbaugh. As we continue to work towards completing our layette and sewing kits you are asked to bring one package of needles & 5-8 matching buttons on a card/tied together. If you would rather contribute to the layette we ask that you bring six cloth diapers and two diaper pins. Your donations go far and wide in this country and around the world to help make life easier and healthier for the less fortunate as we work to increase God's kingdom and share His love. Please flip your calendar to March and mark the date.

 

KYNT Radio Broadcast, March 4th and 11th are available. The sign-up folder is located on the Hy-Vee table in the Church Lounge. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.

 

 

Volunteers are needed to serve Coffee fellowship. Please sign up on the sheet in Wesley Hall.

 

LENTEN STUDY

Did you know that when we hope for the impossible, it involves more than praying for God’s transcendent power? There are two components to every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. Each of us has been given specific talents and abilities. For a real miracle to take place, God expects us to apply these talents and abilities—acting with God to perform divine work. By examining biblical examples of how to use your God-given gifts for God’s glory, author and Pastor Mike Slaughter helps you discover that you, too, were Made for a Miracle.

We will have two time options for you to choose from for the Lenten study this year. Thursday mornings at 10:30am and Sunday evenings at 6pm. Childcare will be available, Sunday evenings only.

 

Spring Cleaning? The Habitat Bike team is accepting donations for their annual rummage sale on March 23rd & 24th.  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Clay and Yankton Counties affordable housing mission. Donate your lightly used furniture, working appliances, household items and nicer clothing. Donations may be dropped off at the Habitat warehouse located at 218 Capital Street on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2pm.  Donations will be accepted at the Old Mill beginning March 21st & 22nd.  If you need assistance with moving your items, please contact Tom or Jane Gilmore at 665-8303 to schedule a time for pick up. The Habitat Rummage sale will be at the Old Mill, 106 Capital Street on March 23rd & 24th

 

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

For First UMC Sunday Services and Wednesday Activities:

 

For cancellations for Sunday morning worship services or Sunday school be sure to listen to KYNT 1450, WNAX 570 or KVHT 106.3 radio stations or go to Keloland.com and check the close line.  For Wednesday activities remember if there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no Wednesday night activities. Always remember to use your own best judgment before heading out.