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 8, 2013

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Second Sunday in Advent

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC          Heart of Worship




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE                      Beautiful One

            Mighty to Save














SCRIPTURE          Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12 (p. 602, 2)


MESSAGE                         “A Vision of Hope”              Rev Ron








*SENDING FORTH               O Come O Come Emmanuel




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




Traditional Worship

10:45 A.M.

December 8, 2013

Second Sunday in Advent

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




ANTHEM             “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”        Chancel Choir


              Welcome to this advent of worship, this time of preparation.

                   We have come to worship in the name of Jesus the Christ.

              Welcome one another just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

                           All are welcome in the name of the root of Jesse.

            May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in the believing so that you

            may abound in the hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                        Let us rejoice and praise the Lord!



*ADVENT HYMN #203 (blue hymnal) “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”


Chad & Angela Herrmann & family

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #186 (blue hymnal)  “Alleluia


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART  “Change Direction!”

SCRIPTURE Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12 (p. 602, 2)

MESSAGE                      A Vision of Hope        Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #98 (blue hymnal)          “My Tribute”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #567 (blue hymnal)

“Heralds of Christ”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #211 (blue hymnal) (refrain only)

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”



*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:


Megan Highland


Autumn Erickson is home


Joyce Newman is 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          Jill Wilson

Pianist          Melissa Rempfer

Chancel Choir Director                                                                                                      Carolyn Cappel

Sound Technician          Eric Pratt

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters                (8:45) Russell & Mary Peirce (10:45) Sharon Heisinger

Ushers                                        (8:45) Mike & Denise Erickson          (10:45)

Valet           (8:45) Mark Droppers (10:45) Laurie Baily

Coffee Fellowship Kathy Lawrence

Acolyte (8:45) Hannah Strom

Nursery Attendant Cassi Pietz




December 8 - 15


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Darlene Ireland in

memory of T. Archie Ireland.

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

10:30 - 11:45 AM - Christmas Program Practices, in child’s classroom

1 PM - Live Nativity Rehearsal, Dress rehearsal

5:00 PM - Kids Hope Christmas party, Wesley Hall

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

7:00 PM - Education Committee meets, Conference Room

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

            6:30 PM               -             Evangelism Committee, Conference Room

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

                        -            Information for the REMINDER is due

5:15 - 5:45 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-5th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

5:30 PM - Finance Com. meets, 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 Com. meets, Conference 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

            6:00 PM             -            Staff Christmas party, Minervas

                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

Saturday:             3 PM             -            Live Nativity Run through, dress

     4:30 PM - Live Nativity Performance

7:30 PM - Live Nativity Performance

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:   - Third Sunday in Advent

6:30 PM - Sunday School Christmas Program

- Christmas Party for Jesus


- REMINDER Information We are mailing the REMINDER a week earlier. It will be mailed Dec. 18th instead of Dec. 25th. If you would like information to go into the January issue, please have it turned in by Dec. 11th.


- Hy-Vee Cash Cards $25 cards are available now through Christmas!


- Christmas Program The youth ministries version of the Nativity Story will be Dec. 15th 6:30pm. Please have your children to the church and in classrooms by 6:10pm. Christmas Birthday Party for Jesus in Wesley Hall at 7:30pm. If you have any questions at all or would like to volunteer your time please contact Denise Willman or Barb Hirsch.


- KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2014 year.  The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. If you want a certain date, get signed up right away.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- Night Club Christmas Tree The Night Club Ladies have once again decorated a Christmas Tree at the mall.  This is a contest to see who receives the most votes by grocery donations to the Contact Center. Please take some time to stop out at the mall and see the tree and drop off a few items.  Last year we won the contest and received a $100 and passed it on to the family that choose our tree.  We hope to bring in some good votes this year as well.  You may also bring grocery items and place them in the box located in Wesley Hall and we will take them to the mall for you.  Thanks in advance for all your support.


- Annual Angel Tree in the lobby is up. Our angels are children newborn thru age 18 that reside in Milk’s Camp (near Tree of Life). If you’d like to help make sure these children are remembered at Christmas take an Angel! We encourage you to purchase 1 item of clothing (sweatshirts, shirts-loose fitting item) and a toy. If you’d like to help but aren’t comfortable or able to shop. Take an Angel and place it and $25 in an envelope and leave in the church office. Those buying gifts make sure the angel is securely taped to the gift. Angel gifts need to be at the church by Dec. 15th so they can be delivered in time for Christmas. Thank you for helping!


- Christmas Eve Worship We will have two worship services on Christmas Eve, 4:30 and 7:00pm.  Both will be the traditional Service of Lessons & Carols and will include special music.  A special offering will be received for Yankton Contact Center. Plan now to attend one of these worship services.


- Church Directory there are a few 2014 Church Directories available on the Welcome Table. If you have a new phone number, address or email please let Lisa in the office know.


- The Salvation Army in Yankton is now 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 through 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 meet on Tuesdays at the Frying Pan, 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 started 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


- 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.





Sr. High Youth News


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


*Tues., Dec. 10th – Butter braids are delivered to the church, you need to stop by the church between 5:30 and 6:00 to pick up what you sold and then deliver them to the people you sold to. (Come through the south door of the education wing we will be in the confirmation room).


*Wed., Dec. 11th – Youth Group 7:30pm – we will be going shopping for Angel Tree gifts so please be on time, we will leave the church at 7:45pm.  We need to have a new permission slip on file for you to go with us, if you don’t know if I have one for you give me a call (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.


*Sun., Dec. 15th – Christmas Program at 6:30pm followed by a Birthday Party for Jesus. Sr. High Youth will be running games for the children and providing cake.  Parents if you are willing to bring a cake or help to serve please let Diane know.


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).