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 13, 2013
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.
Twenty-first 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    “The Heart of Worship”


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

*SONGS OF PRAISE          “He Is Exalted”
    “As It Is In Heaven”




SPECIAL MUSIC                     “Morning Songs”    Jubilee Bells

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART         “God’s Love Welcomes All”

SCRIPTURE    Luke 17:11-19 (p. 105)

MESSAGE                   “Look To God and Give Thanks!”        Rev. Ron


*SENDING FORTH    “My Life Is in You, Lord”


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 13, 2013
Traditional Worship 10:45 A.M.
Twenty-first 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)
SPECIAL MUSIC             “Morning Songs”    Jubilee Bells
    God has guided us and taught us in the past week.
            We return, giving thanks and praise.
    Christ has healed us and comforted us in these past days.
             We return, giving thanks and praise.
    The Spirit has filled us and inspired us in the time since we last gathered.
          We return, giving thanks and praise.
    Let us gather in worship, and give thanks and praise to God.      
    In the presence of God the Guide, Christ the Healer, and the
    Holy Spirit, we come to worship. 
*HYMN OF PRAISE #66 (blue hymnal)     “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

A Time of Prayer

PRAYER RESPONSE #507 (blue hymnal)    “Through It All”
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS The Baptismal Covenant III #45     (blue hymnal)
RESPONSE #347 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain)    “Spirit Song”

A Time of Proclamation

ANTHEM   “Step by Step/Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”    Chancel Choir
SCRIPTURE    Luke 17:11-19 (p. 105)
MESSAGE              “Look To God and Give Thanks!”               Rev. Ron

A Time of Response and Dedication

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #99 (blue hymnal)    “My Tribute”
*HYMN OF DEDICATION #140 (blue hymnal)     “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

A Time of Sending Forth

*SONG OF PARTING #663 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1, 4)
        “Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name”
*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. 16th – Soup Kitchen, we will help with final dishes and clean up.  Youth Group will start when cleaning is done.

*Wed., Oct. 23rd - we will be going on a scavenger hunt for food for the Contact Center. We must have a new permission form on file for you to go with us. Parents we will need drivers, if you are willing to help please give Diane a call at 660-1242.

*Wed., Oct. 30th – We will have a Halloween Party –please come in a costume. We will play some games; eat some food and maybe even give prizes for the best costumes!  Parents if you are willing to help supply some food or be a chaperone please let Diane know.

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     Jill Wilson
Pianist    Melissa Rempfer
Bell Choir Director                                                                                                Sue May
Chancel Choir      Carolyn Cappel
Sound Technician    Eric Pratt
Projection Operator    Matt Pietz
Greeters          (8:45) (10:45) Shar & Mark Peterson
Ushers                                  (8:45) Mark & Syndee Droppers    (10:45) Connie & Jim Sawatzke & family
Valet     (8:45) Mark Droppers (10:45) Laurie Baily
Coffee Fellowship     Evie & Brett Sime
Acolyte    (8:45) Bailey Wieseler
Nursery Attendant     Cassie Pietz

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:

Linda Fox is in 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.)

October 13 - 20

Today: 8:30 AM        -    “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Bill & Margaret    
            Bartels in memory of Margaret & Charles Fyfe.
    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
    6:30 PM    -    Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge
    7:00 PM    -    Education Committee meeting, 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    -    Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, Conference Room
    6:30 PM    -    Worship Committee, Conference Room
                7:30 PM   - Nomination & Leadership Development Committee, Conference Room
Wednesday:     7 AM    -    Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall All are invited.
    11:00 - 7:00 PM    -    United Methodist Women Soup Kitchen
        -    NO Bell Choir this week
    6:30 PM    -    Women’s Bible Study in the Upper Room
    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
    5:00 PM     -    Staff meeting, Conference Room
    6:30 PM    -    Safe Sanctuary 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
Saturday:     8 AM    -    Baking Brothers, Wesley Hall Kitchen   
    7:45 PM    -    Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

- United Methodist Women Soup Kitchen Our annual Soup Kitchen will be Wednesday, Oct 16th from 11am to 7pm. We will be including the Country Store and White Elephant sale again. We need lots of food and lots of help!  Please come!

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

- First UMC Serves the Banquet it’s our turn Thursday, November 7th, First United Methodist Church will be serving the evening meal at the Yankton Area Banquet. The menu will be pizza casserole, corn, bananas, breadsticks, & cupcakes. Workers, donations of food items & cash are needed. Sign up sheets are available. Find out how you can get involved & come join us for an evening of serving & fellowship. The Missions Committee

- 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.

- Help! Baking Brothers Ministry needs more men to bake and our church family to distribute our baked goods to people beyond our church walls. Take some today and again on October 20th. Find someone to give it to saying “this is a gift to you from the FUMC Baking Brothers Ministry. It was made with love.”

- 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 1st. 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. 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. Anyone that has been waiting to join us, now is the time.  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 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 the 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.

- You’re Invited The Invitation to the Baby Shower for the Contact Center sponsored by the Yankton Lions Club and the 1st UMC Ladies Night Out group will be October 26th from 9 to 11am at Carol Becker’s Home,   605 east 18th. Refreshments will be served. Or, you may drop off donations any day after 3:30pm.

- 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.

Kids for Christ News

Oct., 16th – Field trip to Habitat for Humanity construction site to learn about service.  Permission forms will need to be turned in if your child wishes to participate.  Treats – Megan

Oct., 23rd – Scavenger hunt to collect items for the contact center.  Please contact Julie if you are able to drive 661-3374.  Again, permission forms will need to be turned in if your child wishes to participate.  Treats – Alex Palacek

Oct., 27th – Service project meet at church at Noon for lunch.  The plan is to help individuals within our church family who are in need of lawn work services.  We will plan to work from 1-3 pm. 

Oct., 30th – Halloween costume party.  Plan to join us for a night of fun and games.   Treats – Sam