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

Bulletin 2013-09-08


 September 8, 2013


207 West 11th Street

Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991   Email:


Our Mission:

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

Today’s Worship Service



REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”


ANTHEM                         “All Day Sunday Singing”               Chancel Choir



FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Making Choices”

SCRIPTURE          Luke 14:25-33 (p. 73)

MESSAGE                          “Rise to the Challenge!”              Rev. Ron



*SPECIAL MUSIC            “Cryin Holy” Guy Larson, Ron Gardner & Monte Gulick


CONGREGATION HYMN “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”



 I’ll Fly Away

Some glad morning when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away;

To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away.

(Chorus) I’ll fly away, O glory, I’ll fly away; When I die, hallelujah, by and by,

I’ll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away; Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I’ll fly away. (Chorus)

Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away; To a land where joys shall never end, I’ll fly away. (Chorus)


Just a Closer Walk with Thee

(Chorus) Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it Jesus, is my plea; Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, O Lord, let it be.

I am weak, but Thou are strong.  Jesus keep me from all wrong; I’ll be satisfied as long, As I walk, let me walk close to Thee. (chorus)

Thru this world of toil and snares, If I falter, Lord, who cares? Who with me my burden shares?  None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee. (chorus)

When my feeble life is o’er, Time for me will be no more; Guide me gently, safely o’er, To Thy Kingdom shore, to Thy shore. (chorus)


Will the Circle Be Unbroken

(Congregation joins in on the chorus)

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, Lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, Lord, in the sky


*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                (10:45) Brooks & Tammy Ugofsky

Ushers           (10:45) Loy Gravholt

Valet            (10:45) Laurie Baily

Coffee Fellowship Holzwarth Family, Roundup Sunday lunch

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence


Lectionary Readings for 9-15-13

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 ~ Psalm 14

II Timothy 1:12-17 ~ Luke 15:1-10

Sr. High Youth News

*Wed., Sept. 11th - Note change of time and location for this day -Tom Osborne will be speaking at the YHS Main Theater at 7:00 till about 8:15/8:30 - we will meet at the High School at 6:45pm.

*Wed., Sept. 18th – Regular Youth Group 7:30–9:00pm

*Sun., Sept. 22nd – See You At the Pole Rally at Assembly of God

6:00pm fellowship time 6:30 to 8:00 Worship/Program

*Wed. Sept. 25th – See You At the Pole – YHS Flag Pole 7:30am

*Wed. Sept. 25th – Regular Youth Group 7:30-9:00pm.  Registration form

& money ($60) for SD “Sanctuary” Conference event due to Diane. 

Info on this event can be found at - I will have registration forms at youth group.

Diane’s office Hours on Monday Sept 9 and Thurs. Sept. 12th from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

Contact information is  665-1500 or 660-1242

Youth and Parents can stay up to date with what is going on – or we have a group on Facebook – First UMC Sr. High Youth Group (Yankton).

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

Raleigh Kollars passed away on Friday, August 30th.  He is the husband of Joyce Kollars and daughter of Jan Boeckman.

Pat Martin passed away on Sunday, September 1st.  She is the sister of Maxine Rogers and aunt of Marsha Johnson

Tami Blum returned home from the hospital

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 prayer partners, a complete list is on the Welcome Table.

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


Financial Report

Last Sunday's Offering            $5,882

Financial information is available at the church office
Last Sunday Attendance: (1st) 117; (2nd) 88 Total: 205

Hy-Vee Cash Cards

Remember to purchase your Hy-Vee Cash Card today!

1st UMC has raised $4,110 since January 1, 2013 from the cash card program.


September 8- 15

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

Hummel & family in honor of Carol Becker & Bob Hummel’s birthdays.

- The flowers on the Alter is in honor of Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth anniversary

9:00 AM - Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth wedding anniversary coffee time in Wesley Hall.  All are invited!

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages

  - Lunch will be served in Wesley Hall following the worship service.  All are

welcome!  We’ll be serving taverns and all the trimmins. Free will offering.

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

6:30 PM - How to Acolyte training, Sanctuary

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

1:30 PM - UMW meeting, Church Lounge

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

7:00 PM - Education Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

Tuesday:             8:30 AM     Free Wal-Mart baked goods available at the Assembly of God Church           

            1:00 PM      Piecemakers Quilting

            5:30 PM      “Special” Finance Meeting, Adult Sunday School Room

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall All are invited.

5:15 - 5:45 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-5th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

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

          5:45 - 6:40 PM    Jubilee Bells (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

6:30 PM - Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

          6:30 PM       Women’s Bible Study in the Upper Room

          6:45 - 7:25 PM      NO Youth Bells, due to FCA Tom Osborne Event         

          7:15 PM   Chancel Choir Rehearsal

          7:30 PM     KFC Youth & Senior High Youth Group

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

            Noon     YAMA meeting at JoDeans

            2:00 PM    Memorial Committee meets, Conference Room

            5:00 PM  Staff meeting, Conference Room

            6:00 PM     Parr/Svedberg wedding rehearsal

            6:30 PM      Vision task force, Conference Room

            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

12:30 PM - Administrative Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs, Minervas

            3:00 PM     Parr/Svedberg wedding

Saturday:  9 AM - Sweet Adelines in Wesley Hall

2 PM - Kudrna wedding renew

- Kudrna reception in Wesley hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:       3rd graders receive bibles

            10:45am Dave Ramsey youth course starts


- 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


- "Quilt For Hope" completed! The Beautiful Hand Quilted "Quilt For Hope" completed by Piecemakers Quilters, is hanging in the foyer for all to view before we have it dedicated and take it to the Dakota Market Place on Saturday, Sept. 21st to be auctioned to benefit local and world hunger programs.


- 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


- 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.


- 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.  


- 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.


- 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. 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 began on Wednesday, September 4th from 5:45-6:40pm in the Music Room. Please contact Sue May, 664-0582 if you have any questions.


- 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.