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

 

May 6, 2018

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter/Communion Sunday/Graduation Sunday

 

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                                                                                    We Believe

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE

 

REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

 

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES

 

SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                               Our God Saves

                                                                                                        One Thing Remains

 

SHARING CONCERNS

 

 

PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

SCRIPTURE                                                                                   John 15:9-17 (p. 103)

 

MESSAGE                     “You’ve Got a Friend”                                              Rev. Ron 

         

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

 

INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

 

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

COMMUNION PRAYER

 

GIVING OF BREAD AND CUP

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                                                        Lord, I Need You

 

*BENEDICTION

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS AS WE GO FORTH      Jesus Loves Me”

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

 

 

 

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:  firstumc@iw.net

Website:  firstumcyankton.org

 

May 6, 2018

Sixth Sunday in Easter/Communion Sunday/Graduation Sunday

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 & SERVICE

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES

ANTHEM                      “We Bow Down”                             Chancel Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP

   God loves us, and so we must love one another.

         We abide in God’s love together.

   The new commandment insists that we love one another as Christ loved us.

         We abide in Christ’s love together. 

   The promise of the Holy Spirit is love without end.                                                      

         We abide in the Spirit’s love together.

   Jesus said these things so that our joy might be complete.  

         Amen!

  

*OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #139 (UM hymnal)      “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

 
A Time of Prayer

 

SHARING CONCERNS

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #2226 (black song book)                      “Bind Us Together

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

SCRIPTURE                                                              John 15:9-17 (p. 103)  

MESSAGE                    “You’ve Got a Friend”                             Rev. Ron

 

A Time of Celebration

 

*COMMUNION HYMN #617 (UM hymnal)                                “I Come with Joy”

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S SUPPER

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

GREAT THANKSGIVING

    The Lord be with you.

         And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

         We lift them up to the Lord.

     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

         It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

     And so, with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn, saying:

         Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full                       of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in                        the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

 

     With Christ’s love in our lives, we are invited to live in your love and to reveal   your love to the world, even as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

         Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

            

GIVING OF BREAD AND CUP

COMMUNION ANTHEM      “We Remember Him”             Chancel Choir

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

 A Time of Sending Forth

*BENEDICTION    

*SONG OF PARTING #2223 (black song book) (stz. 1 & refrain)

                                                                              “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*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 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

Acolyte                                                                                                                                                  Hudson Burgeson

Greeters                                                                                                                                       (8:30) Todd & Jill Sage

                                                                                                                                    (11:00) John & Carol Wiechmann

Ushers                                                                     (8:30) Barry & Mona Schroeter; Rhonda Hofer; Laurie Baily

                                                                           (11:00) Paula Keehr; Delores Kafka; Loy Gravholt, Jack Skinner

Nursery Attendant                                                                                                        Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Coffee Fellowship                                                                                                                       Education Committee

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                                     (8:30) Scott Nedved (11:00) Chrissie Wieseler

 

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

 

Dawn Kabella, Angela Herrmann, Barb Hirsch, Ken Doering

 

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.)

 

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

May 6 – 13

Today:        8:30 AM    -   “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Curt & Julie Dykstra in honor of their son’s Tanner & Gerrit.

          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

                   7:45 PM    -   Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

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

                     1:30 PM    -   United Methodist Women meet, Church Lounge

                       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

       7:00 – 8:30 PM    -   NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: 1:30 PM   -   History Committee meets

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

                   7:00 PM    -   Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

                   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

Friday:               Noon    -   Administrative Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs at Minervas

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

                     7:45 PM    -   Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:                 -   Mother’s Day

                                          -   Last day of 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!

 

Women of First United Methodist Church (all women-member or not) are invited and encouraged to attend the May 7th meeting of UMW.  Together as sisters in Christ, we create a powerful sanctuary with sacred places, sacred spaces. Join us May 7th, 1:30 PM in the upper lounge. Our speaker will be Dr. Tom Stanage from Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health speaking on critical issues concerning today's mental health including depression and suicide. There will be a short time of devotions and a wonderful lunch will be served by Corinne Ditmar and Susan Becker. We hope to see you there.

 

Seats & Feets The Evangelism committee will be collecting underwear and socks from April 22nd thru May 27th. The donations will be distributed on Thursday, May 31st when FUMC serves The Banquet. You can help by taking a sock and/or underwear cutout from the clothes line located in the lobby, purchase the size indicated, and return it to church and place it in the tote. 

 

Summer Worship Hours The Worship Committee again has looked at the summer months that are approaching with busy activities of our church family. It has been determined that one service on Sunday morning and one evening service on Wednesday has in the past and will again this summer fill the spiritual needs of our members as well as visitors that will be in Yankton with families or guests in our fair city. Sunday service will begin June 3rd at 10:00am. Wednesday evening service will be at 6:30pm beginning May 30th. An evening meal will be prepared by Barry and Mona Schroeder that will be served at 5:30pm on Wednesday evenings for any one that would like to come and partake with food and fellowship. This schedule will be in effect until Labor Day. It is one of our missions as a Worship Committee to keep Christ in our lives through Worship during the busy summer months.  Peace, Love and see you in church either on Sunday or Wednesday evening.

 

Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God! Come along and join us for the Ride of a Lifetime during Vacation Bible School at the Rolling River Rampage.  Students will learn how to serve God and God's mission for their lives. Their lives may be bumpy and take crazy turns, but our stories, songs, activities and crafts will teach them how to handle the waves and keep God in their sites. Vacation Bible School Registration is now open!  Please register at https://tinyurl.com/VBSRRR by Friday, June 1st. VBS will be June 3rd – 7th from 6:15pm-8pm each evening with supper and Children's program Thursday evening. If you would like to volunteer to help, have questions, or need help registering please contact Tiffany at 1stumckidsyankton@gmail.com or 605-695-0178

 

Camp even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register      for camp. The cost would be at full price. The church and UWM will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance.

 

 

 

Letter Carrier Food Drive is coming up on Saturday, May 12th. Postal customers from Yankton, Mission Hill, Gayville, and Utica can put their non-perishable donation in or by their mailbox and their letter carrier or a volunteer will pick it up.  All donations go to the local food pantry here in Yankton.

 

Heritage Sunday We will be recognizing our 50 and 50+ year members on Sunday, May 20th.  If you have been a member of the Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, or United Methodist Churches for fifty or more years and have not been recognized in past years, please contact the church office ASAP so we may add you to our list.

 

KYNT Radio Broadcast, The sign-up folder is located on the Hy-Vee table in the Church Lounge. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.

 

 

 

Healthy Yankton Community Garden located along Yankton’s West City Limits Road, in the Maren Creek West Greenway. There are several spots available. For more information contact 668-8590. There are flyers located outside the church office.

 

New volunteer positions are available at Sacred Heart Monastery. Assisting with activities with the older Sisters on Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm or being a companion for one or two older Sisters during the evenings from 6-7 pm. We are looking for those who are cheerful, patient and compassionate with the elderly and those with dementia. Experience would be helpful. For more information, contact Sister Phyllis Hunhoff at the monastery, 605-668-6000 or email: phyllis.hunhoff@mtmc.edu.   

 

Fellowship Coffee Time, Sundays 9:30 to 10:30am. Coffee fellowship between services is a time to relax, welcome guests, and get to know our church family while enjoying something to drink and have a treat. Would you furnish treats for Sunday? We are looking for persons to sign up for a Sunday in May. You will need approx. 6 doz. cookies, bars, muffins or donuts or etc. Carol makes the coffee and does the set up. You will serve, do the dishes and clean up. There are extra treats in the freezer that are donated by folks that are not able to serve, so do not worry if there are more people than treats that you brought! There is a sign-up sheet in Wesley Hall or you can call/email the church office or Carol Becker 665-4694/pcabecker@vyn.midco.net. Thank you to those who have volunteered to provide treats and/or serve in the past.