First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991
Yankton, South Dakota
(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603
E-mail address:

October 6, 2013
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday
Our Mission:
“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”

Today’s Worship Service

GATHERING MUSIC    “Everything Glorious”


REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

SONGS OF PRAISE    ”How Majestic Is Your Name”
    “How Great Is Our God”



PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)
SCRIPTURE                       Luke 17:5-10 (p. 75)

MESSAGE                         “Size Doesn’t Matter!”        Rev. Ron 





GREAT THANKSGIVING (see order of worship 2nd service)



MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                        “Draw me Close to You”

*SENDING FORTH         “I Worship You Almighty 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, Julie Mooney, Hali Strom; Kaitlyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn

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

October 6, 2013
Traditional Worship 10:45 A.M.
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday
 Our Mission:
“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”

A Time of Gathering and Praise

GATHERING MUSIC (see screen)
RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)
ANTHEM                      “Heart for the Nations”                                 Chancel Choir
        Come! Let all who are one in the body of Christ gather for worship!
              Whether we are great or small, rich or poor, free or bondslave,
        WE are each united, one with each other, through the love of Christ.
        This day Christians in every land will gather together for worship.
    And in the holy meal of Christ they will again declare God’s Love.
        Blessed be the name of the Lord!

*HYMN OF PRAISE #2221 (black song book)     “In Unity We Lift Our Song”

A Time of Prayer

PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)
PRAYER RESPONSE #2224 (black song book)    “Make Us One”

A Time of Proclamation

SCRIPTURE     Luke 17:5-10 (p.75)
MESSAGE                          “Size Doesn’t Matter!”    Rev. Ron

A Time of Celebration

*COMMUNION HYMN #620 (blue hymnal)     “One Bread, One Body”
    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.

    So, today we join with voices throughout the earth and in heaven, saying:
    Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your
    glory. Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the
    Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

    Remembering now, we proclaim the mystery of faith:
    Christ, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free. You are the Savior of
    the world.

    Pour out your Holy Spirit on the table spread this day around this globe. May all who     partake, wherever they live, know the reconciling love of Jesus Christ. May your
    church go forth from Communion with you to be one in Christ and one in witness to the
    In your Holy Name we pray. Amen
COMMUNION ANTHEM     “Gather ‘Round the Table”    Chancel Choir
A Time of Sending Forth
*HYMN OF PARTING #2226 (black song book)    “Bind Us Together”
*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.

Sr. High Youth News

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

*Wed., Oct. 9th – Regular Youth Group 7:30-9:00pm. 

*Fri., Oct 10/Sun. Oct 13th – Sanctuary at Storm Mountain Center.  We will leave the church at noon on Friday and return home Sunday after supper.  Money will be needed for meals on travel days. Those going are Alleysia Ugofsky, Kylee Duncan, Rebecca Pearman, Sarah Odom and Diane Kisch.

*Wed., Oct. 16th – Soup Kitchen, we will help with final dishes and clean up.  Youth Group will start when cleaning is done.

Diane's office hours are Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm.  Diane will not have office hours on Thursday, Oct. 17th instead she will be in the office on Monday, Oct. 21st.

Contact information 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).
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) Rhonda & Bill Sohl; Laurie & Nicole Baily    (10:45) Loy Gravholt; Rick Peterson; Chelsa & Andy Gall
Valet     (8:45) Reid Sorensen (10:45) Derek Moderegger
Coffee Fellowship     Loy Gravholt; Steve & Jeannie Kasik
Acolyte    (8:45) Alison Karnes
Nursery Attendant     Kathy Lawrence

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

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

October 6 - 13

Today: 8:30 AM        -    “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Bill & Rhonda Sohl 
             in memory of Connie Sohl.
    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
Monday:    9:30 AM    -    Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room
    1:30 PM    -    UMW meeting, Church Lounge
    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
    6:30 PM    -    Nominations Committee, Conference 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, Adult Sunday School 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
        -    Missions Committee, Conference Room
        -    Live Nativity Meeting, Wesley Hall
    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
    Noon    -    Information for the Bulletin due to church Office
    Noon     -    YAMA meeting at JoDeans
    5:00 PM     -    Staff meeting, Conference Room
    7:00 PM    -    Visioning Task Force meeting, 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 meet, Minervas
Saturday:     8 AM    -    Baking Brothers, Wesley Hall Kitchen   
    7:45 PM    -    Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room
Next Sunday:     -    Receive new members into the church, 10:45am service

- World Communion Sunday supports: World Communion Scholarships, related to the General Board of Global Ministries, that help students in the United States and internationally. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs related to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

- KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge.  October 13th & 27th are available.  If you want a certain date, reserve it now. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.

- Thank You to the thoughtful and kind individual(s) who surprised the Chancel Choir and Bell Choirs with sweet treats and goodies Wednesday after rehearsals.  They were appreciated!

- The Contact Center is in need of items to stock their shelves, including: tuna, tuna helper, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, canned spaghetti, canned fruits and vegetables, soups and cereals A collection box is located in Wesley Hall. 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. The collection container is located in the church lobby.  For more information contact Julie at 661-3374.

- United Methodist Women 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 and mission oriented group.

- Help Needed Please make US hunger a matter of PRAYER and ACTION. An unplanned but harmful cut in all food stamps (SNAP) will start November 1. For example, a family of 4 will lose several meals with their $36/month cut. This is not the sequester. It is the expiration of the 2009 stimulus boost, after food price inflation was less than expected. Other cuts from the farm bill or House proposal would be IN ADDITION to this $5 Billion cut. Prayer and expressions of concern may
touch the heart of Congress, which has always protected critical food assistance in the past. Households in Yankton that may be affected by this proposal number at 1,165. The Missions Committee has letters prepared to mail off to our Representatives today. Please stop down in the lobby to sign a letter in support.

- 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.  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

- Church Council the Church Council will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm in the Church Lounge.  All members of the Church Council are encouraged to make very effort to attend.

- “Anchored” After a couple months off we’re ready to get things rolling again! October 23rd we will be having this month’s get together in Wesley Hall.  Bring a pumpkin for yourself and whatever carving tools you may have or need. We’re going to spend the evening having a great time with devotion and fellowship while carving out a few jack-o-lanterns. Hopefully anyone with kids can find a sitter for a couple hours, those without kids are available, and anyone that has been waiting to join us can find the time to come have some fun! Remember, if you’re between the ages of 18-40ish, you’ll fit right in! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email at, or give me a call at (605) 660-3873. Hope to see a bunch of you there!  -  Nick Kisch

- Come Experience Tree of Life An opportunity to be the Hands & Feet of Christ:  a Conference sanctioned mission right here in South Dakota October 25-27th. Sponsored by the Missions Committee. See Merle Brandt for details

- Make a Difference Day is October 26th!  You can help make a difference before the day arrives. Collections will begin on October 7th and run through October 18th for gently used or new children’s winter coats, boots, snow pants, gloves, scarves and hats. Every year we run short of children’s coats and we are asking your help in filling the need. All winter ware can be dropped off at Boys & Girls Club, Maurices, Payless Shoes, the Avera Sacred Heart Benedictine Center or Main Hospital lobbies. All donations are sorted and hung up for distribution day at the South Training Center (HSC) from 9-10:30am on Make a Difference Day. If you have any questions, please contact United Way at 665-6766. On behalf of the Yankton Area Volunteer Leaders.

- B.A.S.I.C. Sunday School Class (Brothers And Sisters In Christ) This Bible study group is studying what the church is and why we need to be involved as Christians.  We meet at 9:45am in the Jr. Hi classroom.  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

- “Fully Alive" A Ken Davis Comedy Concert is coming to Yankton! Sponsored by Kids Against Hunger Friday, Nov. 1st at 7:00pmYankton High School Theater. Contact Gena Brandt at 661-1321 for tickets.

- Hy-Vee Cards  $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.

- Avara Sacred Heart will provide a free “To Be Well..” community forum, Bloom Where You Are Planted presented by Iris Frey Doolittle. Tuesday, October 8th from 12-1pm at Avera Professional Office Pavilion. A light lunch will be served. The forum is free and open to the public. Listen to Iris’ story through her music as she overcame great obstacles after surviving a stroke.

Kids for Christ News

Oct.  9th – 7:30-9:00pm – Cooper Treats

Oct. 16th – 7:30-9:00pm – Megan Treats

Oct. 23rd – 7:30-9:00pm Contact Center Scavenger Hunt – Alex Palacek Treats

Oct. 27th – Service Project meet at church at Noon for lunch; return to church by 3:30pm

Oct. 30th – 7:30-9:00pm – Sam Treats