First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991


Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax (605) 665-9603

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June 17, 2018

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.


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



A Time of Gathering and Praise





REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                               

      Our relationships with our fathers are complicated.

            For some of us, our father’s love is like God’s love – too deep, too         long, too wide, too strong to measure.

        Some of our dads are here; some were never here.

            For some of us, God’s love fills in the empty spaces our fathers left      behind.

        All of us are shaped by the relationship or lack of relationship with our           fathers.

   All: On this day when we remember what it means to have a father, we                     recognize the importance of fathers in our communities. We pledge                         as a congregation to love and nurture the fathers among us so that                      they will manifest the love of God in all that they do.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #710 (UM hymnal)                       “Faith of Our Fathers”


     On this day we recognize our fathers and stepfathers, those who have nurtured and guided us in our lives.

         We thank You, O God, for those who have been fathers to us.

      We honor our grandfathers, our uncles and brothers, those who have demonstrated love and care to us in our lives.

         We thank You, O God, for those who have been like fathers to us.

   We appreciate our teachers, leaders and pastors, who have been both male      and female, but we especially honor those who have extended fatherly    tenderness and love in our lives in our past and present.

      We thank You, O God, for those who have fulfilled a fatherly role in our                  lives.

   Loving God, You have been both Mother and Father to us. Abba, Father, we     remember how Jesus called out to You on earth, recognizing that You are    closer to us than our earthly parents. Your love and care for us are felt in the ways we are loved and cared for by others. We thank You for all the male          figures in our lives who have shared Your love with us. We ask that You   guide    and nurture new fathers and fathers-to-be. We seek Your forgiveness for           fathers who have fallen short, for models of fatherhood that were limiting          rather than embracing, for that is not Your model. You are our ever-loving       Parent, Father of us all. Grant Your wisdom to all fathers and fatherly figures             to love their children as You have loved Your children.

      We thank You, O God, for fatherhood and motherhood, for the blessing                of parents in our lives.

   Abba, Father, we pray with those who are mourning the loss of fathers today,    and for those whose fathers were absent or abusive. Ease their pain on     this      day, loving God. May they know Your embrace, and that You are more than        Father or Mother to us–You are the all-loving, all-caring Parent, Creator of    heaven and earth, who knows the hairs on our heads.

      We thank You, O God, that You are always with us, that You will never                   leave us or forsake us.

   We thank You for this day, and ask that You bless all of Your children with        Your love, as a wonderful father loves their child.


A Time of Prayer


SHARING CONCERNS                                                                              



PRAYER RESPONSE #2188 (black song book)      “The Family Prayer Song

A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART                    “Our Father”

SCRIPTURE                                                              Mark 4:26-34 (p. 36)

MESSAGE                       “Just Trust the Seed!”                          Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*SONG OF DEDICATION #583 (UM hymnal)                  “You Are the Seed”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2164 (black song book)                             “Sanctuary”


*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 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Barb Hirsch, Carol Skonhovd, Maurice Newman


Angela Herrmann, Mabel Yager


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 (

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/Tony Beste/Carla Hummel

Greeters                                                                                     Delores Kafka; Lydia Giziewski

Ushers                                                              Terry & Janae Norton; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Seller                                                                                                 Terry Norton



June 17 – 24

Today:    8:30 AM   -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Lydia                                  Giziewski

      9:15 - 9:45 AM   -  Coffee fellowship, Wesley Hall

             7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, 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

             1:00 PM   -  Piecemakers Quilting

             5:30 PM   -  SPPR meets, Conference Room

             6:30 PM   -  Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

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

Wednesday: 9 AM   -  HSC Party

                              -  REMINDER information is due

               5:45 PM   - Light supper (freewill offering)

               6:30 PM   -  WOW! (Worship on Wednesday) Contemporary Service

                7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday:   7 AM   -  Men’s Breakfast at Fry’n Pan

             5:30 PM   -  Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

             6:30 PM   -  Membership Orientation Class, Conference Room

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

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

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:          -  Native American Ministry (special offering)


·         If you are new to FUMC and visiting with us, we would like to say, “Thank you for your presence today!” If you have not already filled out a Welcome/Visitor Card with one of our greeters at the door, please find one located in the back of your pew, fill out, and place in the offering plate.  Have a blessed day!


Summer Worship Sunday service is at 10:00am and Wednesday service is at 6:30pm. A simple meal will be offered before the Wednesday evening service, starting at 5:45pm and a free will donation will be collected. Nothing says summer quite like a grilled hot dog! Note there will be no service offered on Wednesday night July 4th. Whether you plan on attending Sunday or Wednesday night, for a midweek pick-up, we look forward to worshiping with you this summer. Peace and blessings from the Worship Committee


Special Music Request Music is an integral part of every church service and among our congregation there are many of you that are blessed with this talent. Sunday service for the summer will be held at 10:00am and the Worship Committee would like to have talented people young, old or in between step forth and offer their special gift of music for the service. If you would like to volunteer for one Sunday please call Marsha Bertsch (605) 660-5804 or Lisa Irwin at (605) 760-9467. Thank You.


KYNT Radio Broadcast, July 1st, 8th & 22nd 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.


Membership Orientation Class Rev. Ron & Pastor Corey are planning to lead a class on Thursday, June 21st for those who would like to become a member of First Church. The class will meet in the

Conference Room at 6:30pm. The class is for those who are transferring their membership from another UMC or from another denomination as well as those who have no membership in any church at the present time. Persons interested in attending this class should register by contacting the church office (665-2991 or or Rev. Ron or Pastor Corey at  If you have questions, let them know. 


Native American Ministries Sunday June 24th The Native American Ministries Sunday offering supports Native American outreach within annual conferences, provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans, and strengthens, develops and equips Native American rural, urban and reservation congregations, ministries and communities


Barn Board Painting Class Friday, July 6th 9:30am – 5pm in Wesley Hall. Board and all supplies included for $40. If you’d like to have your design drawn for you, the cost is $45. Please RSVP to Sharon Heisinger at 661-7472 with design by Monday, June 25th. If you need help picking out a design contact Sharon for help.


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 UMW will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance.


Women of the United Methodist Church! Make plans now to attend Mission U. July 12-15 at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. If you've never experienced 'Mission U' make this the year! You can even bring your kids or grandkids to attend the Youth Camp (grades 7–12), or Faithful Servant Children's Camp (grades 3-6). There are brochures in the office with all the details and registration form. Register by June 30th to avoid a late fee.