First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Sunday, June 16, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

December 2012

Pastor’s Word
                        by Rev. Ron
        The season of the church year we are about to observe bears the name Advent, for it is the season in which we celebrate the advent of God in history in a special way. God reveals himself, but he reveals himself as God. He is both present and hidden; he is both imminent and transcendent. He whispers rather than shouts. But his revelation is so strange, so unexpected, so unbecoming to a god that we often miss him.
        He comes to us in weakness, and we elect him in strength; he comes as a crying baby, and we expect him as a triumphant general; he is lifted to a cross, and we expect him to reign from a throne.
        Have you ever pondered this fact that God is both present and hidden in everything all the time? This is what Christmas is about-the presence and hiddenness of God. In that first Advent season he came, but he came in a way that not only revealed but also hid him from the sight of many-a helpless little baby born in a cattle stall in an obscure village on the very outskirts of the Roman Empire.
        But is not God's coming always like that? Is that not the reason we so often miss him? He is active in every event of one's life, in the interactions among people and nations, present in everything, but always hidden while present. We may wonder why it is so. In part, it is no doubt to keep us humble, for there is nothing more damaging in life than the kind of pride that over reaches itself, that refuses to acknowledge its own limitations and sin. We so often miss him, as people did in the first century, because the God of glory is really the God of the most commonplace. And when "the ultimate becomes intimate" it is in a tiny baby who both reveals and hides his presence.
        Phillips Brooks, the writer of the beautiful carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem," has caught the mystery of God's coming in the Christmas season, and in every season, in his third verse:
            How silently, how silently,
            The wondrous gift is given!
            So God imparts to human hearts
            The blessing of his heaven.
            No ear may hear his coming,
            But in this world of sin,
            Where meek souls will receive him, still
            The dear Christ enters in.
Consecration Sunday
 Linda Fox, Chairman
        I would personally like to Thank the Consecration Sunday Team that worked so hard and diligently on presenting, advising, working, cooking and cleaning up for Consecration Sunday. We served 202 people and it was a great success. The food from JoDeans was terrific and Barry made the delicious spice cake. 
        Announcers were Barb Olson; Kristi Palecek; and Bob Thue; Congregational Dinner Telephone Chairman Don Kudrna and Calling Volunteers were Neta Thompson, Sherry Daugherty and Jill Huetig; Website was Liza Larsen; Financial Chairman, Secretary and Assistant Secretary were Larry Young, Delores Kafka and Carol Peterson; Sound System was Melissa Pratt; Consecration Sunday Luncheon was Barry Schroeter; Guest Speaker Jeff Pospisil and of course, Pastor Ron for all his support and Associate Pastor Bob for setting up the schedule and volunteers. Also, none of this could have been done without the help of your spouses too with their support and help throughout the process.
        The placemats were decorated by the Sunday School Classes and they did a fantastic job and it made Wesley Hall look beautiful. Thank You so very much.
        I apologize if I miss someone’s name that helped clean up after the dinner but Thank You for Stepping up to serve, clear tables, doing the dishes, and putting everything away. You all were a Blessing to the Committee. Makayla Palecek for baking us cookies and helping us decorate tables; Julie Moderegger, Christi Wieseler, the Young Ladies from the Confirmation Class that really stepped up to help were Madason Tessier, Cheyanne Crisman, Erin Olson, Lexi McCorkell, Madeline Nooney Lindsey Hale; with Cole Moderegger, Alexander Palecek, Zachary Young, Susan Thorson, Suzanne Tessier, and Susie McCorkell.  
        A Special Thank You to Craig Sherman for putting away all the tables and Lisa for doing all the emails and mailings.
        Thanks to all who stepped up in your giving and we do have an increase from last year. We still have pledge cards coming in.
 God Bless you all.
Needed Nursery Attendants
        We are in need of 2 nursery attendants who will share the responsibility of caring for children in the nursery each Sunday Morning.  Nursery Attendants provide a vital service to the families of our congregation.  Due to the important nature of this ministry, this is a paid position.  If you are interested in this position, please submit your application to the church office.  If you are interested in helping out on a volunteer, as-needed basis, there is a volunteer sign-up sheet posted on the nursery door.  Thank you so much for your help.
Membership Class
        A Membership Orientation Class for persons interested in the United Methodist, who may be considering coming into the FUMC will be held on Thursday, December 6th, 6-7:30pm in the Adult Sunday School classroom.  Call Pastor Bob if you have interest in attending the class. 
Christmas Eve Worship
By Rev. Ron
        We will have two worship services on Christmas Eve, 4:30 and 7:00pm. Both will be the traditional Service of Lessons & Carols and will include special music. A special offering will be received for Yankton Contact Center. Plan now to attend one of these worship services.
United Methodist Women
        All women are invited and encouraged to attend the December 3rd meeting of the United Methodist Women, at 1:30pm in the church lounge. Join us for a Christmas party, games, prizes and goodies. All ladies of the church are invited and encouraged to attend.
KYNT Radio Broadcast
        It’s time to sign up to sponsor KYNT’s Sunday morning radio broadcast during the 2013 year. The signup folder is located on the table in the church lounge. If you would like a certain date to honor a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please sign up soon. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.
The Upper Room Women's Bible Study 
        Women’s Bible Study will be starting a short study for Christmas. The study is called "A Savior is Born" by Pete Briscoe.  In our sessions we will watch short films that capture events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.  Then Pete will open up Scripture to bring us back to the roots and heart of our faith in Christ.  We will alternate classes with a work book and discussion.  Please join us either Sunday's - Starting December 9th at 10:30am or Wednesday's - Starting December 12th at 6:45pm.  Both classes are in the Upper Room.  This session will run until the end of January. 
Christmas Program
        This year our Christmas Program will be held on Dec. 16th at 6:30pm with the snow date being Dec. 19th.  We will have a traditional Christmas Program with the Confirmation Class performing the glow in the dark nativity to follow.  There will be a Birthday party for Jesus in Wesley hall immediately following the program. Practice Dates are Dec. 2nd, Dec. 9th, and Dec. 16th for all grades Pre-K -7th.  Lunch will be provided for the children, teachers and volunteers following the 10:30am service. Practice will begin at 12:00pm and should be completed by 1:00pm or 1:30pm.  The first two practices will take the longest.  It’s important to have your children at each practice.  Please have them come to Sunday School as the teachers will be working with them on their parts and singing.  Thank you.  If you have any questions please call Denise Willman, 665-2869 or Barb Hirsch, 665-0340.
A journey to Peru
        50 students and staff of Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) will be working with the people of the United Methodist Church in and around Chincha, Peru, to improve life in that corner of the world. Valerie Hummel is once again venturing to Peru with this group to continue working on a compound that provides physical and spiritual needs in Chincha and to help build a church in Satellite City, outside of Chincha. The college is splitting into 2 teams, going back to back to each other from May 6-17 and May 17-28, but Valerie and one other student are staying the whole time to help with interpreting and coordinating. Please help us raise funds to send Valerie on this mission trip – On December 16th we will be having a bake sale in Wesley Hall.  There will be some great goodies from Grandma Carol, the Thursday night ladies group, and Valerie herself! For more information on the trip or to give directly to Dakota Wesleyan, here’s the website: Thank you very much for your continued support of missions beyond our walls! We look forward to you stopping by the bake sale on December 16th J

Night Club Christmas Tree
        The Ladies Thursday Night Club Group have decorated a Christmas Tree at the Yankton Mall for the needy.  They have a chance to win $100 and are asking for your vote.  The public votes for their favorite tree by placing food items in the box near their tree.  The tree that collects the most food wins the prize.  If you are unable to bring food to the mall you may place it in the decorated Christmas Shopping Cart located in Wesley Hall.  The ladies will then transfer the food to the mall.  Please help the Contact Center by voting with your food items and help us make Christmas special for those who need a little extra something for Christmas.  The cut off date for voting is Dec. 16th. Contact Denise Willman or Carol Becker if you have questions.
Financial Peace 
        Financial Peace will begin January 6th.  Financial Peace is a course written by Dave Ramsey and helps you gain control of your finance with the goal of being debt free. Classes will be Sunday Evenings at 5:30pm.  This would be a great way to start the New Year with a fresh start.  The program has been updated this year and is a 9 week course.  Pre-registration is necessary and tuition is $100.  If you have taken the course and would like to audit the class, there is no charge.  If you would like to donate scholarship money for those who would like to take the course but can't afford to, or if you have questions, please contact Laurie Baily or Denise Willman. 
Calendars Available
        2013 Calendars, compliments of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, are now available. You can pick them up from the table in the Church Lounge or outside the Church Office. 
KFC (Kids For Christ) Youth Group
By Julie Dykstra
        Kids for Christ offers your child the opportunity to grow in their faith, learn about serving others, hangout with their friends and have fun with other Christian kids from First United Methodist Church.
November 28th – KFC
December 5th – KFC
December 8th from 1-3 p.m. – Service project for Hurricane Sandy
December 12th – KFC Decorate Christmas Cookies
December 19th – KFC Christmas Party
December 26th – No KFC
December 30th – Lock-in Cancelled
        We are looking for volunteers to provide goodies for our weekly gatherings.  For more information on how you or your child can get involved with KFC call Julie at 661-3374.
Sr. High Youth News
(For everyone)
By Diane Kisch & Sarah Crosgrove
Dates to mark on your calendars:
*Wed Dec 5th – Youth Group at 7:30 – Orders and money for Butter Braids needs to be turned in.
*Sun Dec 9th – 2nd Sunday Mission Project – see below
*Wed Dec 12th – Youth Group at 7:30pm
*Sun Dec 16th - deadline to hand in $100 deposit and completed registration forms for June 15-23, 2013 Mission Trip to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY.
        - Church Christmas Program at 6:30pm followed by Birthday Party for Jesus.
*Wed. Dec. 19th - Youth Group at 7:30pm – Christmas Party
*Wed. Dec. 26th - No Youth Group
        The Nov. Mission Project was helping at Habitat for Humanity. A meal was prepared during the Sunday School hour and then taken to the site. The plan had been to do some planting but because of the weather this did not happen. A huge Thank you to Steve & Mary King, Connie Sawatzke and Jane Gilmore for helping with this project.
        Summer 2013 Mission Trip to the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky is June 15-23. Each person going will need to make a $100 deposit that will be due with the completed registration forms by Sunday Dec 16th. If you are interested in going and were unable to make it to the meeting in Nov please talk to Diane.
        Butter Braid orders and money must be turned in Wed. Dec. 5th. The butter braids will be here on Tues. Dec. 11th. You will need to pick up the ones you sold Tuesday night at the church between 6:30 and 7:00pm. Please try to have them delivered to the people you sold to by Sun. Dec. 16th.
        Dec. 9th is the 2nd Sunday Mission Project we will be going shopping for gifts for the Angel Tree. We will have lunch together after Sunday School at 11:30 and then go shopping. We will return to the church to wrap the gifts.
        Dec. 16th is the Church Christmas Program – the Sr. High Youth are in charge of the Birthday Party for Jesus following the program. We will have games for the children to play and serve cake and beverages. Families of Sr. High Youth are asked to bring a cake. If you have questions please contact Diane. (Snow date for the program and Birthday Party for Jesus is Wed Dec 19th).
        Diane office hours are Thursdays from 3:30 to 5pm.
Contact info for me is 665-1500 or 660-1242
        Youth and Parents here are some ways you can stay up to date with what is going on or we have a group on
Facebook – First UMC Sr. High Youth Group (Yankton). We also send out e-mails, so youth & parents if we do not have your e-mail address please get it to me.
Get your Butter Braids!
        The Sr. High Youth are selling butter braids till Dec 5th.   We will have samples for you to try between services on Sunday Dec 2nd. If you order a butter braid from a youth they will be picking them up on Dec. 11th, so you will have them in time for Christmas. Cost of the Butter Braids are $10. Flavors available are Cinnamon, Blueberry-Cream Cheese, Strawberry-Cream Cheese, Apple, Bavarian Crème, Raspberry and Caramel Rolls.  
We will begin the” Walk and Talk Bible” Study Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:00pm at the Yankton Mall. This is for church members of all ages. You can walk at your own pace and walk as far as you want. More than 6-10 people walk for relaxation, transportation, or exercise or for activities such as walking the dog. The people who report walking at least once for ten minutes or more in the previous week rose from 56% (2005) to 67% (2007). By walking, you can become more physically active and reduce chronic disease. Prior to our walk we will have a short devotional with scripture to provide for our spiritual development. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Check with your doctor first if you aren’t on a regular exercise program. Leave a message for Susan Thorson, R. N. Parish Nurse at 665-2991 to pre-register.
By Sherry Daugherty
        The Evangelism Committee is selling magnets that state “Keep Christ in Christmas.” They are $2.00 each. They can be picked up either at the Welcome Table or the church office.
Evangelism Committee
        What does the Evangelism Committee at First United Methodist Church do?
        When I was asked to be a member of the Evangelism Committee at our church I really did not know what the committee really did so if you’ve never been a member of the committee you are probably not aware of what we really do.
        Evangelism means spreading the good news.
        We meet the first Wed. of each month with a business agenda to last one hour.
        A member of our committee is at the welcome table each Sunday. We greet visitors, have them make name tags to wear so members of our congregation can greet them and make them feel welcome. We make up small gift bags for them (example - a package of microwave popcorn with the saying “Thanks for popping in” or a card with a mint on it saying “You mean a mint to us”. We also hand the mugs left over from our 150th Anniversary.
        We make sure first time visitors are aware of where the Sanctuary, Sunday School Room, Rest Rooms, Elevator and Wesley Hall are located. We invite them to attend our coffee fellowships between services to get acquainted with members of our congregation.
        We have available on the Welcome Table cards that may be picked up for those who need a helping hand. Listing what help is available and the phone number to call.
        The First Sunday of each quarter we place green cards on the Communion rail of all our Shut-Ins in nursing homes or their own home. Their address and birthday re listed. We hope members of our congregation adopt a shut-in, visit them, send cards or give them a phone call, let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers and most of all not forgotten. After three months cards are laid out again and you can choose another person.
        Members of our committee also divide our names of all our shut-ins and visit them, send cards or give them a phone call.
        We send care packages to our college students and Military personal. It doesn’t have to be much, just a reminder that we are thinking about them. Members of our committee saw to it that the First United Methodist Church was represented by a float in the Riverboat Days parade.
        We host “Coffee with the Pastor” meetings where Pastor Ron can visit with a small group over a cup of coffee and become better acquainted with our members.
        We made and delivered 90 May baskets to our shut-ins, prospective members or less privileged people in our community.
        We are to be mentors to prospective members. Let them know we are a caring, loving church. One you would be proud to be a member of. We are a very active committee!! The Evangelism Committee wishes all of you a Merry Christmas. Remember Keep Christ in Christmas. 
Cultural Shift in Addressing Dementia
by Susan Thorson, R. N. Parish Nurse
        Recently I read several articles about the Alzheimer’s epidemic. People with dementia are often viewed as “less than” and as people who cannot contribute. Dementia is often thought of as living with a degenerative disease without a cure and living with a disability. Even with a diagnosis of dementia, many people continue to live life to the fullest, having meaning in their life, and fulfilling needs that are core to who they are as individuals. Individuals with dementia may be losing their cognitive abilities and communication skills but their capacity to feel and experience as human beings continues. We all have the need to give and receive love, feel worthy and useful, and to have purpose in our life. We need to look at how we view those with dementia, how we care for them and how we keep them apart of our communities. They need a reassuring connection to other human beings just as all of us do. Often I am reminded of people in my past who have had dementia and despite their difficulties continue to reach out to others. Maybe it’s a smile when a familiar face appears, a strong hand shake as a greeting, or a sense of calmness that comes over them as we approach them in a difficult time. We can start seeing the person with dementia as being a full human being. Perhaps we will then accommodate them instead of isolating them. Certainly we need to continue to look at prevention to keep our bodies as healthy as we can but also we need to look at cures for dementia. In the meantime, take a few moments as you are caring for love ones with dementia, and think about that “living” is about relationships we have and want as well as the experiences of each day. If you need help in understanding—please ask for help and accept help graciously.
Sources: Mayo Clinic and Alzheimer’s Association
2012 Inmate Christmas Sack Program and Christmas Cards from Children
        The SD State Penitentiary Chaplains Advisory Committee is inviting area churches and groups to contribute Christmas cards and fudge to the annual Inmate Christmas Sack and Christmas Cards from Children Programs. For information on how you can contribute personally made (not from a computer) Christmas cards or make fudge for the inmates at Sioux Falls, Springfield and Yankton facilities, contact the church office for a list of the rules for making Christmas cards and the fudge. The deadline for submitting items for the program is December 13th
Alternative Gifts
        Do you have family members or friends on your Christmas list who are tough to shop for? Are you looking for an alternative to replace that gift card that never gets used or that fruit cake that ends up a door-stopper? Then perhaps you would like to give a gift to someone in need in honor of that loved-one who “has everything.” The FUMC Missions Committee knows of many organizations that are happy to receive a donation during this holiday season. Whether you are interested in helping those in our local community or those in the poverty-stricken or war-torn areas around the world, we have many options for you.
        The Yankton Human Services Center would like to provide gifts for all of their patients. Men, women, and teens are all in need of clothing, snacks, games, and more. Call HSC at 605-668-3100 or visit their website at for more information.
        World Vision provides items for children in America and around the world: school supplies, clothing, bibles in local languages, sports equipment, medicines, livestock, the list goes on. Or you can sponsor a child for $35 a month. Visit for more information.
        Samaritan’s Purse helps people in need all over the world. They have a gift catalog online at or you can build a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child and follow it to its destination via a tracker online.
        These are only a few examples of quality organizations that the Missions Committee hears from on a daily basis who could use your help. So many of us are blessed with so much, and it is Christ’s teaching that we should help those in need, especially during this very special time of the year.
Servant Hearts Christ-centered free medical clinic
        The Missions Committee and Servant Hearts Clinic are forming a partnership to allow First United Methodist Church the opportunity to serve their Christ-centered mission medical clinic.  This is a two or three tiered process.  They would like to be able to put FUMC on a schedule to serve just like we do for the banquet, but this is going to require training our members.  The first training orientation will be held on Monday, January 21st from 5:30pm to 8pm for members of the medical profession.
        Services provided by the clinic will be limited to care for urgent acute conditions. Pastoral care, mental health care, behavioral health care and social services will be part of the offerings.
Urgent care is a more constricted model than what is done with the convenient-care clinic at the Yankton Medical Clinic.  The clinic does not offer X-ray’s and won’t be treating anything emergent (such as chest pains or lacerations).”
        Services will be provided to all people who come to the clinic.  This is a walk-in clinic that does not offer appointments to its clients.  Prescriptions can be written, but medication is not available at the clinic.
        To get involved with Servant Hearts Christ-centered free medical clinic, call Julie Dykstra at 605-661-3374.
Reach Out                             
By Jane Miller, Evangelism Committee
         John 3:16 God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have life eternal.
        As Christmas nears and I reflect on the birth of Christ, I also reflect on what His birth and life has meant for all of mankind, and also on the following story.
        He was born in an obscure village, the son of a peasant woman. He grew up on another village, where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he became a wandering preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never travelled two hundred miles form the place where he was born. He did none of those things one usually associates with greatness. He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies and went through a mockery of a trial. He was executed by the state. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s progress. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as the One Solitary Life
        As I reflect on this story, I want to wish my church family a merry CHRISTmas.
        Thanks to everyone who purchased a flock of chicks for the Heifer International project. A total of 28 flocks will be given to feed hungry families. Your faithfulness will bless many.
Missions Committee
      Thanks to all who sent me cards and well wishes after my accident.  Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated.
        Also, a special “Thank You” to my wife and daughter for nursing me back to health.  Better care cannot be found.
        Steve King
        I would like to Thank everyone who visited me in the hospital, for all the get well cards and prayers during my recent knee surgery. Dave and Marilyn Holzwarth for the delicious lunch, Pastor Bob and Rev. Ron for their encouragement, James Reiner for therapy guidance and a Special Thank You to Dr. Dan Johnson for a Great Job!
God Bless,
Dick Fox
        Thank you for the many tokens of love and support from our church family during the loss of our father and grandfather. You've truly lifted us up during this difficult time.
Merle & Gena Brandt and family
            A great thanks to the KFC Youth for their participation in the Veteran’s Day service.  The gift and the handwritten cards meant a lot to us.  You are a great group! 
Don Kudrna
        Meals-on-Wheels volunteers for November included:  Marlene Nebola, Rose Nedved, Don and Carole Hurley, Margie Stengle & sons, Mary Johnson and Mary Alice and Ken Halverson. Thank you all for being a part of this local mission project.
        Thank you to Dixie Conner, Bob Thue, Shar and Mark Peterson, Margie Stengle & sons, Judy and Paul Nielson and Bill Heubaum for delivering Meals-on-Wheels during the month of October.  We are always asking for volunteers. During the winter months this need becomes more urgent.  If you can help, please, call me at 668-1885.
Mary Heubaum
Meals-on-Wheels Coordinator
        I am again incredibly humbled by your generosity and support of my education at Asbury Theological Seminary! Thank you so much for your donation (Missions Committee donation) toward securing my Master of Divinity here. This congregation has long been and continues to be so supportive of Kimberly & me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for that support. If only you could know how truly thankful and blessed we feel. We cannot wait to see many of your over Christmas! With Gratitude,
Justin Iverson
December Birthdays
1 - Dustin Gusso, Dava Mier, Vicki Tanner,
     Emma Gobel, Steve Crawford, Jesse Giblin
2 - Samuel Willman, Rose Cap, Rodger Johnson,       
      Richard Maska
3 - Loy            Gravholt, Terry Mier
4 - Alleysia Ugofsky  
5 - Merle Brandt, Jordyn Cunningham,
     Connie VanDeWalle, Jane Gilmore,
     Sarah Karnes
6 - Mark Giziewski, Katrina Hackworth,
      Shaylor Platt, Ardis Henderson,
      Bonnie Gusso, John Iverson        
7 - Gail Kudrna, Mary Hladky,
     Carol Schnebel, Shanna Helgeland,
      Dixie Foss, Madeline Nooney
8 - Haden Adam, Bruce Dutrow       
9 - Jane Hornstra, Samantha Wampol,
      Dawn Popma       
10 - Robert D. Lindsay          
11 - Shawn Rabenberg, Kayla Odom
12 - Mary Lepp          
13 - Michael Miller     
14 - Denise Willman  
16 - Michael Hunhoff, Suzanne Dahlberg     
17 - Julie Dykstra, Michael Burgeson, Steve King,
       Lorraine Taylor
18 - Brenda Jensen     
19 - Jeff Skonhovd, Melissa Rempfer           
20 - Jim Sawatzke, Mark Droppers
21 - Carla Mentele
22 - Dan Guthmiller   
24 - Darlene Ireland
25 - Aaron Dodd, Bob Stouffer        
26 - Jeff May, Jerry Willman, Brook Thurman,          Jessica Landwehr, Dennis Kisch,
        Bailey Wieseler  
27 - Jace Guthmiller, Andrea Jaquith,
       Madisyn Jaquith, Rebecca Pearman,
       Stephanie Dohrman
28 - Valerie Hummel, Daren Gilmore, Eric Pratt
29 - Carolyn Teichroew, Lance Palecek,
        Darla Pasch        
30 - Susan Becker, Linda Fox
31 - Don Parish
In Our Thoughts & Prayers:
Ardith Jones passed away Nov. 21st.
Ardis Henderson
Chase Michael Kisch 5 1/2 month old son of Mike & Kay Kisch, Diane & Dennis Kisch grandson
Bill Sohl
Dick Fox
Rodger & Mary Johnson’s son, Rod Johnson
Ken Philippi & family, Ken’s nephew Kurt Erdelt passed away.
Jill Wilson’s mother, Leora Johnson
Dorothy Olson’s daughter-in-law, Susan
Mindy Reining’s mother, Barb Wohl
Josh, Mariah, Tara
Luke Pomeroy
Karen Droppers
Ted Mickelson
Karen Guthmiller
Maurice Newman
Pastor Bob Cappel
Sarah Meerbeek, daughter of Rev. Ron & Marsha Johnson
Jerry Reining’s mother Joyce Reining has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo immediate chemotherapy without any promise of remission.
Jeff Willman, Jerry Willman’s cousin
Ardis Henderson
Velma Decker
Mark Giziewski                                                          
Shirley & Darrell Nelson (They would enjoy receiving cards or notes from church family members.  They are in Viborg at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, 315 North Washington Street, Viborg, SD 57070)
Jon Grann, Jan Aughenbaugh's cousin
Chris Christensen
Dena Heeney
Lee & Phyllis Skalberg
Gerri Aughenbaugh, Paul’s sister-in-law
Howard Relf                                      
Lisa Loecker’s brother John
Darin Cunningham’s father, Garry
Vivian VanEssen's sister Robbi
Our church family serving in the military: Prayers for all men & women serving in the military and their families.
Hy-Vee Cash Cards
        First UMC has raised $6,075 since January 1, 2012 from the Cash Card sales. Support the special projects in our church by purchasing Hy-Vee Cash Cards. Cards may be purchased on Sundays from 8:45-9:00am & 10:00-10:30am in the church lounge. They are also available during the week in the church office.