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:



November 17, 2013

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Laity Sunday

Our Mission:

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


Today’s Worship Service


GATHERING MUSIC         Come Now Is the Time to Worship




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE               Lord I Lift Your Name on High”

         Shout to the Lord








SPECIAL MUSIC                     “A Thankful Heart”         Youth Bells




SCRIPTURE         Mark 10:43-45; John 12:23-26; John 13:12-17 (p. 44, 100, 101)


MESSAGE                           Joleen Pietrzak




*SENDING FORTH         Blessed Be the Name of the 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:



November 17, 2013

Traditional Worship 10:45 A.M.

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Laity Sunday

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise



SPECIAL MUSIC           Praise to the Lord        Kingdom Bells


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

SPECIAL MUSIC           Festival Procession        Jubilee Bells


         We are all called into ministry with our Lord.

            Our baptism calls us to be Body of Christ.

            We are all called to proclaim the good news.

            Our Lord, Jesus Christ, invites all to come, share in the forgiveness!

            We serve one another, just as Christ served us.

            Jesus washed the feet of his disciples,

            Help us do the same to one another this day.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #601 (blue hymnal) Thy Word is a Lamp


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #593 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) Here I am, Lord


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE  Mark 10:43-45; John 12:23-26; John 13:12-17

(p. 44, 100, 101)

MESSAGE                       Diane Kisch


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #99 (blue hymnal)          “My Tribute”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #558 (blue hymnal)          “We Are the Church”


A Time of Sending Forth



All: May The Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen


*SONG OF PARTING #84 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) Thank You, Lord


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

*Large print hymnals & 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.

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) Marc & Julie Mooney (10:45)

Ushers                                        (8:45) Mike & Denise Erickson          (10:45) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Steven & Mikael Pietila

Valet           (8:45) Dave Cornemann (10:45) Jeff May

Coffee Fellowship Marc & Julie Mooney

Acolyte (8:45) Morgan Rodig

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence




November 17 - 24


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Lorraine Meeder in memory of Bud Meeder.

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

             1:00 - 3:00 PM             -             Live Nativity, finish blocking, try on costumes

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

7:00 PM - Church Conference, Sanctuary

Tuesday:             7 AM            -            Drawing a Circle Around Women, Fryn’ Pan

            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

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

                        -            REMINDER information due in church office

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

          6:45 - 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

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

Next Sunday:             -            United Methodist Student Day (Special Offering)

                  2:00 PM             -            Sr. James service

            3:00 PM             -            Yankton Care service


- Church Conference our annual Church Conference will be held Monday, November 18th at 7pm.  Our District Superintendent, Rev. Roy Caudill, will be with us to lead the conference. All church members are encouraged to attend.


- KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge.  November 24th, Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th are available.  If you want a certain date, reserve it now.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- United Methodist Student Day is next Sunday (special offering).  Your generous gifts support scholarships and student loans, administered by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Please put your donation in the envelope inserted in the bulletin and help a student in Dakotas with a scholarship. Thank You for your generosity.


- Butter Braids are coming!  The Sr. High Youth will be selling butter braids through Dec 4th.   We will have samples for you to try between services today.  If you order a butter braid from a youth they will be picking them up on Dec 10th, so you will have them in time for Christmas. Cost of the Butter Braids is $11. Flavors available are Cinnamon, Blueberry-Cream Cheese, Strawberry-Cream Cheese, Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cherry and Caramel Rolls.  


- The Salvation Army in Yankton will soon be ringing bells at local businesses in Yankton.  90% of funds raised locally are used to provide temporary, emergency assistance to residents and transients in Yankton. You can make a difference in the lives of those in need either by donating when you see a Red Kettle or by volunteering 2 hours (or more) to staff a Red Kettle at a local business Nov. 29th - Dec. 21st. If you are interested in bell-ringing or have questions about The Salvation Army in Yankton, please call Carol Pooler at 661-5153.


- November Health Message Today, more than 25 million Americans are living with diabetes and 79 million are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Lower your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by watching your weight, being active, eating healthy, controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol.  Diabetes information is available in Wesley Hall.


- 2014 Calendars, compliments of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home, are now available. You can pick them up from the table in the Church Lounge or outside the Church Office. 


- Flocks of Chicks change Lives $20 will purchase a flock of chicks through Heifer International. Your gift helps provide a family in need with a starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks, along with the training to empower them. Chickens require little space and can thrive on scraps. This allows families to make money from the birds without spending much.  And since a good hen can lay up to 200 eggs per year, your gift provides a steady source of nutrition and income. You may also wish to give this as an alternative gift to family and friends. What an incredible way to focus on the real meaning of Christmas and shine the light of Jesus! Our goal is to sell 50 flocks. We will be selling them on 11/17 in the church lobby or you can contact the church office.  Pass on the gift! The Missions Committee


- Drawing a Circle Around Women I am starting a ladies prayer group!  We will meet on Tuesdays at the Frying Pan.  It will be from 7am-8am.  Our first time will be November 19th.  Come have coffee or breakfast and join us to where God is leading us.  We will be using the book “Draw the Circle” by Mark Batterson. You may bring it if you already have it; download on your kindle, or iPad.  If you don’t have it, come anyway.  If you can’t make it that week but want to join us please email me, call 605-660-2465, or text me and let me know. I am excited to share my story. See you there Laurie Baily


- S.L.W.S. New Adult Sunday School class starting December 1st at 9am in the Adult Sunday School room. Based on the Upper Room and Our Daily Bread devotions. Contact Bob Thue at 660-6051 or


- UMW Meeting the December meeting of UMW will be Monday, December 2nd at 1:30pm in the lounge. The program will include two parts, first, a follow-up from our November meeting. At that time all members were asked to do something this month to help alleviate the suffering and plight of women and children. Please write the record of your activity on the reflection card (an index card) and bring it to the annual Christmas Party. All women are invited and encouraged to be part of this mission oriented group.


- Meals for families and friends of 1st United Methodist Church Another Mission of the church is providing a meal or meals for persons or families that have recently come home from the hospital, have illness, tragedy or other misfortune in their lives. Jane Gilmore and Carol Becker are the resource persons to arrange for meals after they have been contacted by the Pastors, Parish Nurse or family member. We then contact the family and find out their needs and food preferences. Sometimes it is only 1 meal, sometimes meals for a longer period of time. However we do not overload the person with too much food, so usually a meal every other day is enough. When you sign up please let it be known if you will do the whole meal or you wish to partner with someone for the meal. We have had a list of interested individuals, but it needs updating with name, current phone number, and best time we can contact you. There will be a sign up sheet on the table in Wesley Hall. Thank you for being generous with your time and talent and helping our neighbors and friends. Jane & Carol.


- An Invitation to provide Gifts for Patients at HSC HSC is requesting donations to make Christmas merrier for the HSC Patients by providing gifts. The patients need & enjoy: For Men & Women: T shirts, sweatshirts (all sizes needed), XL & XXL flannel shirts, sweat pants, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, handkerchiefs, gloves, hats, scarfs, pajamas, socks, playing cards, board games, stationary, candy bars, snack crackers in individual sizes, snack cakes, individual size bags of chips, pudding, decaf pop or coffee, sugar-free sweets, 30 minute phone cards, DVDs and crossword puzzle books. For Teens: T shirts (all sizes needed), socks, card games, board games, photo albums, word find and crossword puzzle books, coloring books, crayons, markers, stationary, candy bars, snack crackers in individual sizes, snack cakes, individual size bags of chips, pudding, decaf pop, and sugar-free sweets. Gifts must be received by December 5th, delivered to the switch board area located by the front entrance. Please do not wrap the gifts. Place them in a box with your name and address on the box. Thank you for caring & sharing.


- Thanks to members & friends at First UMC for your help with serving The Banquet on November 7th. We served 307 souls. The staff tells us our church has been serving this project since its beginning. Your faithfulness is greatly appreciated.


- Miles of Pennies Update The Mission’s Committee is committed to donating the first mile of pennies to the Tree of Life Ministry; $850.  To date, the Miles of Pennies has raised about 1/3 of a mile totaling $269!!  Please help us reach the mile mark by making a contribution today!! 


- Having a New Baby? “Watching Your Baby Grow” is a great resource for parents who have just had a birth of a new baby or adoption of a child. This resource helps prepare you as your child grows to provide insight into the spiritual needs of your child. There are many changes in the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a child from birth to five. You can keep track if the development and well baby check ups, as well as your thoughts and feelings toward parenting in the resource. It is often said “it takes a village to raise a child.”  Ask for help when needed.  Arrange for the parish nurse to visit you after the new baby to answer questions and learn about services in the community. To request a free copy of “Watching Your Baby Grow” contact parish nurse, Susan Thorson, R.N. at the church office at 665-2991.


- 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



Kids for Christ News



Nov. 20th – KFC @ 7:30pm (Treats: Grace and Caleb)


Nov. 27th – No KFC


Sr. High Youth News


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


*Wed., Nov. 20th – Youth Group 7:30 to 9:00pm, Rev Ron will be sharing with us!


*Sat., Dec. 7th/Sun. Dec. 8th – Sr. High Lock-in – these are the dates, more details to come as plans are finalized. (I know that there are out of town sporting events that Saturday, for those of you involved please join us when you get back).


* Note time change - Diane's office hours this Thurs., Nov 21st will be from 9:00 to 10:30am. 


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:


Katheryn Hickey


Vi Waters


People of Thailand and Southeast Asia after the destruction by a typhoon

UMCOR who has a field office in Thailand.


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.)