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:



December 1, 2013

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

First Sunday in Advent/United Methodist Student Day/Holy Communion

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC          Come Thou Long Expected Jesus




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE          Enter This Temple

          Forever Reign










PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

SCRIPTURE                    Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44 (p. 594, 26)


MESSAGE            “What Shall We Do In The Meantime?”              Rev. Ron 
















MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                              Lord I Need You




*SENDING FORTH               Emmanuel



Traditional Worship

10:45 A.M.

December 1, 2013

First Sunday in Advent/United Methodist Student Day/Holy Communion

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC    “Will We Know Him?”                      Chancel Choir


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


        When Samuel was born, Hannah took him to the Temple to be dedicated to God. Eli taught him all he knew.

              When Jesus was twelve years old, Mary found him in the Temple, talking with

the elders. He learned and he taught.

        Our faith is a faith of constant growth. There is always more to learn and to understand.

There are always new and different challenges to face.

As we gather to praise the Almighty Teacher and to celebrate students

everywhere, we rededicate ourselves.

We enter this sacred place and open ourselves to God’s wisdom.



*ADVENT HYMN #211 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1, 2, 6, 7) “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel




A Time of Prayer




PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #171 (blue hymnal)          “There’s Something About That Name


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44 (p. 594, 26)

MESSAGE                  What Shall We Do In The Meantime?            Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION SONG #2265 (stz. 1, 3) (black song book)          “Time Now To Gather







The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Open your hearts.

We open them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right and a good thing to give thanks to you, Source of Light and Life. We are the work of you hands; we are all your people.

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

You, O God, are faithful and have given us grace and light through Jesus Christ But we turned away; we sinned before you.

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Meet us, Holy One, in this meal that we may be restored to right relationship with you. Join us together as the body of your beloved son, Jesus Christ. Keep us wide-eyed for

the day of your coming, that we may know your salvation. Shine through us,

Light of the World. Send the flame of your Spirit on us and on these gifts of bread and

cup. Transform us into a people of hope, love, and justice for you world.

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

To you we pray, Source of Light and Life, through Jesus Christ, the Light of the World,

In the light of your Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.




COMMUNION MUSIC & ANTHEM    “Hungry, I Come” Chancel Choir

A Time of Sending Forth


*HYMN OF PARTING #196 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”


*Indicates Congregation stand, if you are comfortable doing so. Large print hymnals and bulletins are available, as are hearing devices.  Please ask an usher for assistance.  Nursery care provided for 0-4 year old children 8:45 - 11:45 AM. **Please turn off or mute your cell phones. Thank you

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Joyce Newman had knee surgery


Autumn Erickson mother Marilyn Craigun


Autumn Erickson’s sister-in-law Nancy Erickson


Faith Vandertuig at home


People of Thailand and Southeast Asia suffering 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; Terry Triebwasser, brother of Julie Moderegger; Blaine, Mona Mulligan's son;


Above are the most recent 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 & Pianist          Melissa Rempfer

Chancel Choir Director         Carolyn Cappel

Sound Technician          Eric Pratt

Projection Operator   Matt Pietz

Greeters                (8:45) Vivian Van Essen (10:45)

Ushers       (8:45) Bob & Jane Walser; Rhonda & Bill Sohl; Laurie & Nicole Baily          (10:45) Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth; Rick Peterson; Loy Gravholt

Valet           (8:45) Reid Sorensen (10:45) Derek Moderegger

Coffee Fellowship Linda Herrmann

Acolyte (8:45) Jimmie Cunningham

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence

Praise Team          Monte Gulick, Barb & Heather Hirsch, Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Hali Strom;

                              Ross & Dena Den Herder; Bill & Rhonda Sohl, Steve King, Nick & Tracy Kisch

                              Melissa Rempfer; Gena Brandt; Kaitlyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn



December 1 - 8


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Ted Mickelson

in memory of all Elk Members

9 AM - (S.L.W.S.) Adult Sunday School class meets, Adult Sunday School room

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 PM - Live Nativity Rehearsal, record audio

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

                1:30 PM   -             UMW monthly meeting

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

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  - Safe Sanctuary meeting

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 - Evangelism 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: 10 AM - Foster Care Christmas party, Wesley Hall

- Sr. High lock-in

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:              -              1 PM Live Nativity Rehearsal, dress rehearsal


United Methodist Student Day we will be honoring United Methodist Student Day today (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.


- “How Did Christmas Get to be this Way?” Dr. Bruce Forbes is a Professor of Religious Studies at Morningside College and was a guest preacher in our Sunday worship a couple of weeks ago.  He is the author of the book Christmas: A Candid History, and he will present a program this Sunday, December 1st. There will be a light supper at 5:00pm with the presentation at 6pm in the Sanctuary. He will be sharing highlights from the book, including some of the most surprising things he learned.  His talk, with discussion following, is titled “How Did Christmas Get to be this Way?” and it will be accompanied by the projection of visual images.  He will also have copies of his book available for sale, if you are interested for yourself or for Christmas gifts.

One reviewer called the book “a forthright, accessible, informative, and interesting account of the evolution of Christmas customs and celebrations.  Thoroughly engaging and studded with fascinating details, this book will reward any reader who picks it up.”


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


- Butter Braids are coming! The Sr. High Youth will be selling butter braids through Dec. 4th.  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.


- 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. 


- Drawing a Circle Around Women We will meet on Tuesdays at the Frying Pan.  It will be from 7am-8am.  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.


- 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.


Sr. High Youth News


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


*Wed., Dec. 4th – Youth Group – Have a Blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy time with family!


*Sat Dec 7/Sunday Dec 8 – Sr. High Lock-in – We will meet at the church for supper at 6:30pm.  I need to know numbers to plan for supper – so if you plan to attend let me know by Sun., Dec 1st.  I know that there are out of town sporting events that day - those of you involved please join us when you get home.  If you have questions call me (660-1242).


*Sun., Dec. 15th - There is interest in going on the Conference Mission Trip to Seattle in June 2014.  I would like to get an idea of who is planning to go so I will hold an informational meeting in the Sr. High youth room after the 10:45 service for youth and parents.  I hope to have more details from the Deans of the trip by then


Diane's office hours are Thurs from 3:30 to 5:00pm.   Contact info for me 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).