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

E-mail address:


July 1, 2018

Traditional Worship: 9:30 A.M.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Holy Communion/Independence Sunday

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)


        Let us gather this day for worship as a nation truly blessed by God.

            Many fine people have given their lives that we might be free.

        And many have defended liberty and justice for all around the world.

            Yet if we are to remain free we must be willing to protect liberty.

        And if we are to remain free we must be true to the Lord our God.

            Blessed be the name of the Lord!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #696 (UM hymnal)                     “America the Beautiful”


A Time of Prayer



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

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


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE                                                              Mark 5:21-43 (p. 37)

MESSAGE               “A Life-Changing Encounter”                      Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #618 (UM hymnal)    “Let Us Break Bread Together







      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.


      Almighty God, Creator of the universe, Ruler of all nations, Judge of all flesh, you have          placed us, your people, in this land made rich with rivers, forests, mountains, and    creatures great and small. Here, you set before the founders and pioneers of this nation         an opportunity beyond measure to build a realm of justice, peace, and freedom. Here            you continue to call your people, freed from the law and baptized into Christ Jesus, to be a sign of your reign in all the world. For such a place, such a vision and such a calling          we give you thanks, praying we may ever join afresh the dreams you set before us as   we       join with your people in every land on earth and with all the company of heaven in your unceasing praise:

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


        Above all we give you thanks for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ, who sends us into the        world to declare the good news of your kingdom to every creature: Justice to all peoples,    good news to the poor, release for prisoners, sight for the blind, and freedom for the      oppressed. On the night before he was arrested and sentenced to death by the            authorities of his own nation, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to his     disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you." When supper was     over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to his disciples, and said, "Drink from this, all            of you; this is my blood of the covenant poured out for you and for many, for the       forgiveness of sins." And so we remember and proclaim the mystery of faith.

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


        We pour ourselves out before you in praise and thanksgiving, a holy and living sacrifice          in union with Christ’s offering for us. So pour out your Spirit on us and on these gifts of   bread and wine. Make Christ known to us in the breaking of this bread, and the sharing             of this cup. Renew our fellowship in him, that we may be for the world his body poured             out for the world at this time in this nation, and at that great banquet in the fullness of       your new creation where justice flows like rivers, righteousness like an ever-flowing    stream, where none shall hunger or thirst, neither shall they learn war anymore.

           By him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor         is yours, almighty God, now and ever. Amen.




A Time of Sending Forth



*HYMN OF PARTING #370 (UM hymnal) (refrain only)              “Victory in Jesus”

*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 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM.



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Barb Hirsch, Carol Skonhovd, Maurice Newman


Angela Herrmann, Mabel Yager


Church family serving in the military: 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                                                                                                      Curt & Julie Dykstra        

Ushers                                                                                               Dave & Alicia Cornemann

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Seller                                                                                             Rick Daugherty




July 1 – 8

Today:    8:30 AM   -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio

      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

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

Wednesday:           -  Office Closed, Happy Independence Day!

                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: 9:30-5 PM   -  Painting barn boards quilt class

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

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


·            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.


KYNT Radio Broadcast, 22nd is 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.


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.