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 20, 2013
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Our Mission:
“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”
Consecration’s Sunday Theme: “Reaching In, Reaching Up, Reaching Out, Reaching A Conclusion”

Today’s Worship Service

GATHERING MUSIC    “10,000 Reasons”



SPECIAL MUSIC       “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”    Youth Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

*SONGS OF PRAISE          “Better Is One Day”
    “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”




FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART         “Always Connected to God”

SPECIAL MUSIC               “Fairest Lord Jesus”    Kingdom Bells

SCRIPTURE    Luke 18:1-8 (p. 76)

MESSAGE              “Spending Time on Your Knees”        Rev. Ron


*SENDING FORTH    “Glory to the Lamb”


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 20, 2013
Traditional Worship 10:45 A.M.
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
 Our Mission:
“To grow disciples of Jesus Christ and equip them for ministry in the world.”
Consecration Sunday Theme: “Reaching In, Reaching Up, Reaching Out, Reaching A Conclusion”

A Time of Gathering and Praise

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)
SPECIAL MUSIC               “Fairest Lord Jesus”    Kingdom Bells
    Let us enter the house of the Lord for a time of worship and praise!
             And let our prayers be lifted up before the Lord God of Hosts.
    Even the wishes of our hearts are heard before the throne of God.
             Then let our worship be full of joy and gladness for God’s loving care.
    Let us carry to every people and land the news of Christ our Savior!
          Blessed be the name of the Lord!
*HYMN OF PRAISE #577 (blue hymnal)     “God of Grace and God of Glory”
SPECIAL MUSIC   “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”    Youth Bells

A Time of Prayer

PRAYER RESPONSE #496 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1)    “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

A Time of Proclamation

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART         “Always Connected to God”
SCRIPTURE    Luke 18:1-8 (p. 76)
MESSAGE               “Spending Time on Your Knees”               Rev. Ron

A Time of Response and Dedication

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)   
    “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”
*HYMN OF DEDICATION #352 (blue hymnal)     “It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord”

A Time of Sending Forth

*SONG OF PARTING #468 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1)
        “Dear Jesus, in Whose Life I See”
*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

Sr. High Youth News

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

*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 from 1:30-3pm.

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 Our Thoughts and Prayers:

Ken Philippi is in the hospital

Marian Buchholz, Calvin Buchholz mother

Gene Alexander is at S. James Nursing Home 

Berven Christensen passed away October 3rd

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.)

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
Sound Technician    Eric Pratt
Projection Operator    Matt Pietz
Greeters          (8:45) (10:45) Brook & Troy Thurman; Warren Petersen
Ushers                                  (8:45) Mike & Denise Erickson    (10:45) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Delores Kafka
Valet     (8:45) Dave Cornemann (10:45) Jeff May
Coffee Fellowship     Ken & Mary Alice Halverson; Joan Neubauer; Baking Brothers
Acolyte    (8:45) Megan McCorkell
Nursery Attendant     Kathy Lawrence
October 20 - 27

Today: 8:30 AM        -    “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Bob Thue
            in memory of grandmother Petrine Thue.
    9:45 AM    -    Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing
        -    (B.A.S.I.C.) Sunday School Class, Conference Room
                                -  Rev. Ron’s 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
                    5:30 PM   - Nomination & Leadership Development Committee, Conference 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
    2:30 PM    -    History Committee, Conference Room
    5:30 PM     -    “Special” Finance Meeting
    6:30 PM     -    Church Council meeting, Church Lounge
Wednesday:     7 AM    -    Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall All are invited.
    9:00 AM     -    HSC party   
        -    Information for the REMINDER is due
    5:15 - 5:45 PM    -    Kingdom Bells, (2nd-5th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)
    5:30 PM    -    Board of Trustees, Conference Room
    5:45 - 6:40 PM    -    Jubilee Bells (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)
    6:00 PM    -    Consecration Sunday Team Members meeting, Adult Sunday School Room
    6:30 PM    -    Women’s Bible Study in the Upper Room
    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
    5:00 PM     -    Staff 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
    5:30 PM     -    Bye wedding rehearsal
Saturday:     3 PM    -    Bye Wedding
    7:45 PM    -    Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room
Next Sunday: 2 PM - Sr. James Worship Service
    3 PM     -     Yankton Care Worship Service

- 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 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.

- Soup Kitchen and Country Store Very Successful The Annual UMW Soup Kitchen and Country Store on Oct. 16th was a fantastic day for our church. Just saying “thank you” does not adequately express our gratitude.  To everyone who volunteered on countless committees, the tireless workers who came on Monday to set up Wesley Hall, the cooks and bakers who donated soups and pies, as well as items for the Country Store, and all the volunteer workers who supported the event. It would be impossible to name everyone who helped make this a huge success, but we sincerely thank you all. Estimated profits of $5,200 will be used for camping scholarships and local mission projects.       Carole Hurley & Delora Carson, Co-Chair

- 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, 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.”

- Trinity Lutheran Church and Jan Schiferl (representing American Mothers, Inc) present "Patchwork of the Prairie" a trunk show featuring 40 quilts spanning 130 years by Yvonne Hollenbeck, award-winning poet and humorist on Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. Please join us for this wonderful afternoon of entertainment, inspiration, fellowship and refreshments.  There is no charge for this program celebrating faith and family!  Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 403 Broadway. Bring a Friend!

- 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

- Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County is seeking the help of about 20 volunteers to assist with a home repair project for a neighbor in need.  Habitat will be working on October 24th and October 25th from 8 am - 3 pm to replace a roof, reside the home and to paint the exterior.  To help this family in need of a "hand up"; please call Julie at 260-4224.

- 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

- 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 with refreshments served, 605 east 18th. Or, you may drop off donations any day after 3:30pm.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Lay Servant Ministry Training First UMC will host Lay Servant Ministry Training on Saturday, November 2nd, 8-5 p.m.  The Basic Course (require for first time LS Ministry Training attendees) will be led by Steve Trefz and Blaine Wilson.  Dave Stephenson and Bob Cappel will lead the Advanced  “Afire with God” Class on become in spirited stewards.  Registration forms are available in the church office.  Cost is $35 for either class.  A one-day class may include pre-class work, so register early.  If there are any questions about the courses, contactor Pastor Bob

Kids for Christ News

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