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

Bulletin 2013-09-22



Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:



September 22, 2013

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Mission:

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


Today’s Worship Service


GATHERING MUSIC         Our God Saves




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE               Hallelujah

            Everlasting God








FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Following Jesus”


SCRIPTURE         Luke 16:1-13 (p. 74)


MESSAGE       “What Are You Doing With What You Have?”             Rev. Ron




*SENDING FORTH         Everlasting God




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, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn


Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:



September 22, 2013

Traditional Worship 10:45 A.M.

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 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)

ANTHEM                  “I Then Shall Live”        Chancel Choir


Let our hearts be filled with praise and thanksgiving before the Lord!

      But we are not worthy to stand before Almighty God, Creator of the


            Yes, but Christ is our mediator and stands before God to plead our case.

   In Christ are we found worthy and made welcome before God’s throne?

In Christ we are washed clean of our sins and found righteous before God.

     Blessed be the name of the Lord!



*HYMN OF PRAISE # 398 (blue hymnal) “Jesus Calls Us”

*LITANY “Seek the Way That Is Faithful”

One who is steadfast in little will be steadfast in much,

And one who is dishonest in little will be dishonest in much.

Therefore, let us shun every way that is false,

And let us seek the way that is faithful:

Let our lips pronounce mammon unbefitting of our trust -

And let our lives prove more worthy of God’s.

Let us spurn all temptations to justify greed,

And spread, instead, a wealth of true riches:

The coins of kindness and mercy and patience;

The fortunes of grace, which God lavishes on all;

The treasures of wisdom and knowledge and strength,

Which, hidden in Christ, must be unearthed for the world.

Let us be faithful to one god alone,

And let that one be the Lord our Savior -

Lest, serving many gods, we despise neighbor and Maker;

Lest, serving many gods, we despise ourselves!

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #405 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Seek Ye First


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Following Jesus”

SCRIPTURE Luke 16:1-13 (p. 74)

MESSAGE      “What Are You Doing With What You Have?”               Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #94 (blue hymnal)         

          “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #354 (blue hymnal)           “I Surrender All”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #672 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain)

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”


*Indicates Congregation stand, if you are comfortable doing so.

*Large print hymnals and bulletins are available.  Please ask an usher for assistance. 

*Nursery care provided for 0-4 year old children 8:30 - Noon. Thank you for silencing all cell phones.


- Youth Bell Choir The Youth Bell Choir, (grades 6-12) rehearses Wednesdays 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 rehearse Wednesdays 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 meets in the Upper Room during Sunday School, 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 meets in the Upper Room on Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm.  Our study is "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!


Sr. High Youth News


* Please fill out and turn in the 2013-2014 permission forms.


*TONIGHT – 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 “Sanctuary” the Conference event to be held at Storm Mountain Center due to Diane. Info on this event can be found at


Diane will have office Hours on Monday, Sept. 23rd from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

Contact information is  665-1500 or 660-1242



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) (10:45)

Ushers                                        (8:45) Merle & Garner Brandt

          (10:45) Jess & Sandy Dennis; Bill & Mary Heubaum

Valet           (8:45) Bill Sohl (10:45) Toby Gall

Coffee Fellowship Carol Becker; Russell & Mary Peirce

Acolyte (8:45) Jimmie Cunningham

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence



September 22 - 29


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

memory of (friend) Shirley Berry.

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages

- (B.A.S.I.C.) Sunday School Class, Jr. High Room

- Adult Crusaders Bible Study, Adult Sunday School Room

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

      10:45 AM - Dave Ramsey youth course

3 - 5 PM - Membership Class, Adult Sunday School Room

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

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

            1:00 PM            -            Piecemakers Quilting

            1:30 PM            -            History Committee meeting

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

9:00 AM - HSC party

- REMINDER is mailed

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

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meets, Conference Room

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

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

              6:30 PM   - Nomination & Leadership Development Committee

          6:45 - 7:25 PM          -          Youth Bells (grades 6-12)          rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

          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

9:00 AM -  Yankton Ministry Team Meeting, Canton UMC

            5:00 PM            -            Staff meeting, Conference Room

                6:30 PM   -             Safe Sanctuary Task Force Meeting

            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

Saturday: 7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:             -             Bucket Sunday, Women’s shelter

               3:00 PM            -             Sr. James Worship Service

                           4:00 PM             -             Yankton Care Worship Service

                             -              HSC Worship Service


- Membership Orientation Class Rev. Ron and Pastor Bob are planning to conduct a second Membership Orientation Class this year.  The class has been scheduled to be held in two sessions; Sunday, September 22nd, 3-5 pm and Thursday evening, October 3rd, 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held in the Adult Sunday School Room on the first floor (across the hallway from Wesley Hall in the education wing).  The class is for those interested in transferring their membership from another UMC or another denomination, as well as those who aren’t a member in any church at the present time.  Youth who have completed confirmation studies are also invited to attend.  Persons interested in attending should register by contacting the church office, 665-2991 or, Rev. Ron, or Pastor Bob, If you have questions, contact those mentioned above. If you are interested but are unable to attend the class and the sessions, let the office know. 


- Safe Sanctuary Task Force Members The next scheduled meeting of the Safe Sanctuary Task Force will be on Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm in the Conference Room. 


- The Contact Center is in need of items to stock their shelves. For the month of October we will have a collection box in the Wesley Hall. Items they can especially use at this time are: tuna, tuna helper, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, canned spaghetti, canned fruits and vegetables, soups and cereals. Thank you for your donations.  The Missions committee


- Miles of Pennies Let’s work together to collect a mile of pennies to support the Tree of Life Ministry!  The Missions committee is committed to matching a mile of pennies raised by the congregation to support the Tree of Life Ministry which is in desperate need of our help.  Look for the collection container in the church lobby today and for the next several weeks.  For more information contact Julie at 661-3374 and watch for more detailed information in the October Reminder.


- See You At The Pole Wed., Sept. 25th s the National event See You At The Pole.  Youth around the nation will gather around flagpoles and pray.  The Sr. High youth will gather at Yankton High School flagpole at 7:30am. Middle school youth will meet at the Middle School flagpole at 8am.


- 5th Sunday The Missions Committee would also like to remind the congregation that Sunday, September 29th will be a red bucket Sunday offering going to the Women’s Shelter.  Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  This month’s offering will go to the Women’s Shelter.  Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


- Church Women United invites all women/spouse/friend to the Human Rights potluck dinner on Monday, September 30th at 5:30pm at the United Church of Christ, located on the corner of 5th and Walnut. The program this year is entitled, “Breaking Down the Doors of Injustice,” – timely and not lengthy! Your presence is encouraged. Please bring a friend and a dish to pass.


- Usher Training Class is scheduled for Oct., 1st at 6:30pm in the Adult Sunday School Room. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


- United Methodist Women All ladies are invited and encouraged to join a very supportive fellowship and be part of this mission oriented group. The October meeting of United Methodist Women will be Monday, Oct 7th at 1:30pm in the lounge. Amy Nelson, City Manager will be presenting the program. All women of the church are invited and encouraged to attend this fellowship of faith.


- Fall Yard/Garden Cleanup The KFC youth will once again clean up leaves, etc for church members needing help getting ready for winter. This is a service project and there will be no charge for the work. We ask only that you supply large, strong garbage bags. (Of course, cookies and lemonade would be appreciated). Please call the church office and you will be notified about a date.


- The Annual Soup Kitchen and Country Store, Wednesday, October 16th, will be an important day for our church. It is an opportunity for our entire congregation to enjoy great fellowship while working together toward a very worthy goal. The event is a project of the United Methodist Women but it needs everyone to successfully raise funds designated for camping scholarships and local missions. How can you be involved? Your donations of food and items for the Country Store are needed as well as your willingness to work during the day. A “white elephant” table will also be part of the Country Store. New, like new, and never used household and personal items may be donated for sale. No clothing, please. The Reminder and Sunday church bulletins include a form to be completed and turned in no later than October 7th. Please complete the form to limit the number of calls needed to contact everyone. We count on your help to make this a very successful event.

Carole Hurley & Dee Carson, Co-Chairs


- 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.  Class started 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


- BASIC Sunday School Class Brothers And Sisters In Christ Bible study group (B.A.S.I.C.) will be studying what the church is and why we need to be involved as Christians.  We meet at 9:45am in the Jr. Hi classroom so grab a cup of coffee and bring it with you for some discussion of what it means to be a Christian in today's world.  Everyone is invited so please come join us.


- Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County is seeking applicants for homeownership and for our Brush of Kindness program.  To seek information on homeownership opportunities contact Julie at 260-4224.  In addition, we are seeking applications or referrals for individuals who currently own their home, but it is need of some light exterior repair work.  This program is designed to help individuals who are living on a limited income or who do not have the physical ability to make such repairs themselves.  Contact Julie for more information 260-4224


- Tree of Life Ministry Let’s work together to collect a mile of pennies to support the Tree of Life Ministry!  The Missions committee is committed to matching a mile of pennies raised by the congregation to support the Tree of Life Ministry which is in desperate need of our help.  Look for the collection container in the church lobby today and for the next several weeks.  For more information contact Julie at 661-3374 and watch for more detailed information in the October Reminder.


- The Yankton Children’s Theater Company presents “Hydrangea Albright/Comedy or Tragedy?”   Directed by Rich Wright Sept, 22nd at 2:00 pm at Mount Marty College Marian Auditorium. Come see this lighthearted comedy, with a great message and support the young performers from the Yankton area.


- Hy-Vee Cards are available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. Hy-Vee donates 5% of the face value to FUMC.  This mission supports special projects for the church such as pew cushions and pads, refinishing the pews, carpet in the sanctuary and hallways, and remodeling the kitchen. If you have not been a regular purchaser, please consider becoming one. It is a good way of supporting our church.


- 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.



Financial Report

Last Sunday's Offering            $5,400

Financial information is available at the church office

Last Sunday Attendance: (1st) 154; (2nd) 159 Total: 313 Sunday School: 107

Hy-Vee Cash Cards

Remember to purchase your Hy-Vee Cash Card today!

1st UMC has raised $4,297 since January 1, 2013 from the cash card program.

Lectionary Readings for 9-29-13

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 ~ Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

I Timothy 6:6-19 ~ Luke 16:19-31