First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

Bulletin 2013-09-01

Yankton, South Dakota
(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603
E-mail address:


September 1, 2013
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Labor Sunday
Our Mission:
“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”

A Time of Gathering and Praise


REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

SONGS OF PRAISE ” Lord I Lift Your Name on High”
 “Mighty to Save”



PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)
SCRIPTURE                    Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Matthew 12:1-8 (p. 156, 11)

MESSAGE               “Is Work Something to Celebrate?”     Rev. Ron 





GREAT THANKSGIVING (see order of worship 2nd service)


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION (see order of worship 2nd service)

MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                     “Lamb of God”
                                                                           “Oh How He Loves You and Me”


*SENDING FORTH      “Make Me a Servant”

Praise Team: Melissa Rempfer; Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Barb & Heather Hirsch; Bill & Rhonda Sohl; Monte Gulick; Steve King; Nick & Tracy Kisch; Diane Kisch; TJ Landwehr; Julie Mooney; Hali Strom; Kaitlyn Stewart

Yankton, South Dakota
(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603
E-mail address:

September 1, 2013
Traditional Worship 10:45 A.M.
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Labor 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)
ANTHEM               “He’s Always Been Faithful”                           Chancel Choir
     We open the doors of our lives to let in the Creator.
        We open the doors of our hearts to let in the Redeemer.
   We open the doors of our minds to let in the Sustainer.
All: We come together with lives, hearts, and minds open to what God might be
 doing and what God may yet do. Let us listen and look for God together.

*HYMN OF PRAISE #581 (blue hymnal)
  “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”

A Time of Prayer

PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)
PRAYER RESPONSE #454 (refrain only) (blue hymnal)
  “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

A Time of Proclamation

SCRIPTURE  Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Matthew 12:1-8 (p. 156, 11)
MESSAGE                          “Is Work Something to Celebrate” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration

*COMMUNION HYMN #618 (blue hymnal)  “Let Us Break Bread Together”
 We praise God’s awesome name and proclaim the mystery of faith.
  Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.
COMMUNION ANTHEM             “How Beautiful” Chancel Choir
 Thank you, Lord, for the renewal of vision, faith, life, fellowship, and purpose which this service of Communion has afforded us. Send all of us out as workers in your vineyards to extend your kingdom in the world. Have your own way with us. To you be glory and praise now and forevermore. Amen.
A Time of Sending Forth
*HYMN OF PARTING #664 (stz. 2) (blue hymnal) “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
*Indicates Congregation stand, if you are comfortable doing so.
*Large print hymnals and bulletins are available.  Please ask usher for assistance. 
*Nursery care provided for 0-4 year old children 8:30 - Noon. Thank you for silencing all cell phones.
In His Service:

Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (
Associate Pastor  Pastor Bob Cappel (
Church Secretary           Lisa Loecker (
Organist & Pianist Melissa Rempfer 
Chancel Choir Director    Carolyn Cappel
Sound Technician Eric Pratt
Projection Operator Matt Pietz
Greeters       (8:45) Lorraine Taylor (10:45) Kim Larsen & Eunice Northy
Ushers                               (8:45) Rhonda & Bill Sohl; Laurie & Nicole Baily
 (10:45) Loy Gravholt; Rick Peterson
Valet  (8:45) Derek Moderegger (10:45) Reid Sorensen
Coffee Fellowship  
Nursery Attendant  Cassie Pietz
Sr. High Youth News

*Wed., Sept. 4th – Youth Group 7:30 to 9:00pm

Diane will be out of the office Thurs., Sept. 4th; she will have office hours on Mon., Sept. 9th from 3:30 to 5:00 instead.

Contact info for me is 665-1500 or 660-1242

Diane’s office hours are Thursday’s - 3:30 to 5:00pm. Contact information is  665-1500 or 660-1242

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families. Carla Mentele, Blaine, Mona Mulligan's son

Above are the new prayer concerns. For a complete list you will find a flyer on the Welcome Table.

(If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)

September 1- 8

Today: 8:30 AM  - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by  Loy & Ruth
   Gravholt in memory of Ed & Inez Gravholt, Ben & Betty Hlavach, Ward &     Gladys Fishbeck.
 9:30 AM - Coffee and fellowship in Wesley Hall.  All are invited!
Monday:  - Office Closed for Labor Day
Tuesday:  1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting
 1:30 PM - History Committee workday
Wednesday:  7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall All are invited.
 8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods available at the Assembly of God Church
 5:15 PM - Exercise/Yoga group
 5:30 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room
 7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room
Thursday 7 AM - Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Fryn’ Pan
  - Information for the Bulletin due to Church Office by noon
 7:30 PM -  Night Club. All women are invited. Upper Room
Friday:  8:30 AM   -  Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God
 10:00 AM - XYZ, Church Lounge
 6:30 PM  - Baking Brothers in Wesley Hall kitchen
Saturday:   9 AM - Sweet Adelines in Wesley Hall 
 7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room
Next Sunday:   - Roundup Sunday
  - 1st day of SS
 6:30 PM  - How to Acolyte training, Sanctuary   


- Roundup Sunday, September 8th It is time to round up the Littl’ doggies, mommas and pappas for a good ole’ country worship service. Quitchur fussin, western wear is jus fine!  (Kick the stuff off the boots) ONE SERVICE at 10:45am, Sunday School for adults/children at 9:45am. Freewill lunch to follow with taverns and all the trimmins. Huge inflatables, face painting and other fun activities for the kids! Now would be a great time to bring the entire family and invite your friends to Roundup Sunday!


- Sunday school registration Sunday school starts September 8th at 9:45am.  We are asking all the parents to come to the classrooms with the children and to fill out registrations forms for their children.  This will help us to ensure that we have all the information updated.  Sunday school ends at 10:30am.  If the child is a 3rd grader or under they will need a parent to pick them up or have a permission form filled out informing the teacher who will be allowed to pick the child up.  This is for our safe sanctuary practices.  Thank you for your extra efforts in protecting the children. 
Denise Willman, FUMC Education Director


- KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge.  September 8th & 29th are available.  If you want a certain date, reserve it now. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.

- Dakota Marketplace Now's your chance to support UMCOR's mission of providing emergency kits to people in need. Here's how you can help. Sunday, September 8th and 15th, the Missions committee will have the materials available to assemble school and health kits at a designated table. You will be able to purchase and assemble the kits on the spot.  It will only take a few minutes. Assemble any of the kits, (school, health, sewing, or layette) at home and bring to the church by September 17th for transport to Sioux Falls. We would like to send at least 15 layettes, 30+ health, 30+ school, and 15 sewing kits. This could be a fun family project and a blessing to those who need them.


- School Bag pattern We will be sewing school bags for Dakota Marketplace, and would appreciate help from those who enjoy sewing. There are easy instructions and a pattern for making the school bag located on the Welcome Table.  Feel free to take one.


- Acolyte With the change in worship times the Education Committee has decided to have acolytes’ at both the 8:45 and the 10:45am service.  We hope to have 5th, 6th and 7th graders assist with this important part of our worship.  Letters were sent out this past week, if your son/daughter is a 5th, 6th or 7th grader and you did not get a letter please let Diane Kisch know.  There will be refresher training on “How to Acolyte” on Sunday, Sept. 8th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the sanctuary.  We will also fit your child for a robe at that time. We would like a parent to attend with the youth.  If your son/daughter or you can not attend this training, please let Diane Kisch know so that we can arrange a time to review the program and fit your son/daughter for a robe.


- 3rd Grade Bibles Each year the Education Committee of the church gives Bibles to 3rd graders, letters were mailed a few weeks ago, if your son/daughter is going to be a 3rd grader and you did not receive a letter please contact Diane Kisch at 660-1242 or e-mail her at The Bibles will be presented to the 3rd graders on Sunday September 15th at the 10:45 worship service.


- United Methodist Women All ladies are invited and encouraged to join a very supportive fellowship and be part of this mission oriented group. United Methodist Women will begin the fall schedule with a meeting on Monday, September 9th at 1:30pm in the lounge. Program: Shepherdess. Mark you calendar and join us.


- Dave Ramsey's Generation Change course featuring Rachel Cruze We will be offering the Generation Change program for students in grades 9th-12th.  This program will be offered on Sunday mornings at 10:45am in the Upper Room.  Classes will start on Sept. 15th and it is a nine week course.  This class will feature 3 series which will cover 1) Be who God created, 2) Do more with your money and 3) Write your story.   This is a series that is built off the Dave Ramsey course Financial Peace.  We have had so many people that wish they had the knowledge of this course when they were younger so that changes could have happened at an earlier age.  Now we are offering this opportunity for the younger generation.  If youth are interested in taking this 9 week course, please contact Denise Willman or Laurie Baily


- Chancel Choir The Chancel Choir invites and encourages all who enjoy singing to be a part of the music ministry. Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays  at 7:15pm. We are a fun, welcoming group who needs singers in a wide range from sopranos to basses and everything in between. A good time is guaranteed. We have a history of sharing some of the best jokes around.  Please contact Carolyn Cappel, 660-8312 for more information. 


- Kingdom Chimes All 2nd-5th graders are invited to be a part of the Kingdom Chimes this fall. We will meet in the Music Room, on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-5:45pm beginning Wednesday, September 4th. We will have a great time learning to read music and play in church once a month.  Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Youth Bell Choir The Youth Bell Choir, (grades 6-12) will begin on Wednesday, September 4th from 6:45-7:25pm in the Music Room. We have new contemporary music as well as new techniques we will be learning this year. Please join us for a fun year in music ministry and fellowship. Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Jubilee Bell Choir Any adults that are interested in playing bells this year, the Jubilee Bell Choir has a place for you! Prior music reading skills is helpful, but not required. We have a great time together ringing and sharing the love of Christ through this musical ministry in our church.  We will begin on Wednesday, September 4th from 5:45-6:40pm in the Music Room. Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- Come Celebrate Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 8th at 9am before church services in Wesley Hall. In lieu of cards donations are welcome to Habitat for Humanity or the Women and Children's Shelter. 


- Sunday School Class Rev. Ron will be leading a Sunday School Class starting Sept. 8th at 9:45am. Five Stones Conquering Your Giants. Sometimes, our greatest battles are not with the “giants’ - the external challenges which we all face. Instead, our greatest battles are often within ourselves. Learn how to increase the potential of your ministry, your business, and your life, using one of the most well-known and well-loved stories in history: David and Goliath. Like modern-day Davids, readers will be empowered to conquer challenges, in ministry and in life, with clear-eyed confidence and well-grounded hope.


You’re Invited Come help Don & Gail Kudrna celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 14th. They are renewing their vows at 2pm and a reception will follow in Wesley Hall. Please no gifts, your presences is gift enough. 


- Women’s Bible Study Opportunities Women’s Bible Study that meets in the Upper Room during Sunday School, will be starting a new study on September 8th at 9:45am on Sunday's.  We will be studying "Here and Now...There and Then a Series on Revelation by Beth Moore.  In this 11 session study, Beth presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies.  She teaches that God is as specific about what he does reveal as about what he does not reveal.  Please join us this fall!
 Women's Bible Study that meets in the Upper Room on Wednesday Nights will be starting a new study on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30pm.  We will study "Jesus the One and Only" by Beth Moore.  Come along with Beth on a life-changing journey which will lead you through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and, finally, on the road with the Savior -- His face set toward the cross.  Join us for this life changing study!


- Servant Hearts Clinic provides free medical care on a first come, first served basis to anyone in need.   All providers and staff are volunteers seeking to show the hearts of Jesus to those in need.  Currently the clinic is offered twice per month on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:00pm at the R Tec building at 1200 West 21st Street.  Jim and Shari Frerk and Jim and Marilyn Lofflin came to our church and spoke about the clinic and answered questions.  Volunteers needed to run an evening of the clinic include 2 medical providers, pastoral care, licensed mental health provider, nurses, social workers, non-medical volunteers to help with name tags, greet patients, register patients, and guide patients through the clinic process. Many of you from the congregation have stepped forward and expressed an interest in helping in some way.  Our hope is to have enough people that 1st United Methodist Church can staff a clinic once per month. We are currently looking at the 2nd Monday evening each month.  If this is a mission that you can help with, there is a sign up sheet in the office. An application needs to be completed.  You are not obligated to help every month.  There are so many opportunities to help with missions right here in our own community.  Please consider this one. If you have any questions, contact Syndee Droppers or Gena Brandt, Missions committee.