First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, January 23, 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 22, 2013

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Fourth 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                                                                                 We Fall Down




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                    Here I Am to Worship

                                                                                             O Come O Come Emmanuel”




LIGHTING THE FOURTH ADVENT CANDLE                          Merle & Gena Brandt






PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895 (see screen)              Pastor Bob


AN ORDER OF FAREWELL TO CHURCH MEMBERS                     Reid Sorensen

We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new phase of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.


SPECIAL MUSIC              “O Come Emmanuel”                                             Hali Strom


SCRIPTURE                                               Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25 (p. 598, 1)


MESSAGE                 “The Manger of the Heart”                                           Rev. Ron








*SENDING FORTH                                                       Jesus Name Above All Names



Traditional Worship

10:45 A.M.

December 22, 2013

Fourth 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      “Were You There On That Christmas Night”       Chancel Choir


        The reign of God is near.

            Show us our shepherd, our shining light, the One who will restore all

            that is broken.

        This shall be a sign to you. A young woman shall bear a child, and he shall be

        called Jesus.

             Jesus is the sign and promise of our salvation.

        He is Emmanuel, God with us.

            Jesus is our salvation.

        Come, let us worship. God is near.

            Come, let us worship, Emmanuel.


*OPENING PRAYER                                                                                                      

*ADVENT HYMN #238 (blue hymnal)         “Angels We Have Heard On High”

LIGHTING THE FOURTH ADVENT CANDLE                       Chancel Choir

                                                                      Joel and Lisa Karnes & family


A Time of Prayer


SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS                                         Pastor Bob



PRAYER RESPONSE #230 (stz. 4) (blue hymnal)  “O Little Town of Bethlehem


A Time of Celebration


BAPTISMAL HYMN #608 (blue hymnal)         “This Is the Spirit’s Entry Now”


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM FOR Cory Michael Pratt, Christian James Spear        & Matthew Todd Spear

A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE         Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25 (p. 598, 1)      Pastor Bob

MESSAGE             “The Manger of the Heart”                              Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication


SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                           

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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #240 (blue hymnal) “Hark! The Herald Angel Sing”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #228 (blue hymnal) (refrain only)

                                                                                                                          “He Is Born”       



*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:


Andrea Jaquith


Joyce Newman


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) (10:45) Sue Frick

Ushers                                                                                      (8:45) Dave & Alicia Cornemann         (10:45) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Calvin & Debra Buchholz

Valet                                                                                                       (8:45) (10:45) Toby Gall

Coffee Fellowship                                                                                                       Bob Thue

Acolyte                                                                                                     (8:45) Bailey Wieseler

Nursery Attendant                                                                                                     Cassi Pietz

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




December 22 - 29


Today: 8:30 AM      -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio by Dick & Linda Fox in                     honor of Jesus’ Birthday.

                   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

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

               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   -  NO Piecemakers Quilting

               4:30 PM   -  Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

               7:00 PM   -  Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

Wednesday:           -  Office Closed, Merry Christmas

                              -  NO Men’s Bible Study, Wesley Hall. All are invited

                              - NO Bell Choir rehearsals, Chancel Choir rehearsal, Women’s Bible Study or                        Youth activities this week.

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday     7 AM   -  NO Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Fryn’ Pan           

                   Noon   -  Information for the Bulletin due to church Office

                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

                              -  First Sunday after Christmas

Next Sunday:          -  No Sunday School

                    2:00 PM      - Nursing Home Service @ St. James Nursing Home

                3:00 PM   -    Nursing Home Service @ Yankton Care Center

                4:00 PM   -    Human Service Center Worship Service


- Christmas Eve Worship We will have two worship services on Christmas Eve, 4:30 and 7:00pm.  The theme of this year’s services is “The Gifts of Christmas” these services will include special music. If you are interested in being a reader for one of the services, place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the table in the lounge.  A special offering will be received for Yankton Contact Center. Plan now to attend one of these worship services.


- 2014 Offering Envelopes The 2014 Offering Envelopes will be available for pick up on Dec. 24th and Dec. 29th. They will be located on a table in the lobby.   Members of the Finance Committee will be at the table to help you find yours. If you do not want your envelopes please let Lisa in the office know.


- 5th Sunday The Missions Committee would also like to remind the congregation that Sunday, December 29th will be a red bucket Sunday offering going to the UMCOR for typhoon relief.  Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  This month’s offering will go to the Women’s Shelter.  Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


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


- 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.


- United Methodist Women The United Methodist Women will meet at 1:30pm Monday, January 6th. The meeting will include the pledge service. All women of the church are encouraged to be part of our mission-oriented group.


- Walk and Talk Bible Study with devotional is specifically designed to be used while you walk with a friend, a member of your congregation, or by yourself.  The primary objective of the Walk and Talk Bible Study is to help communities incorporate healthy habits into their lives of faith through physical movement and spiritual enrichment.  Each month there is a different theme which provides 4 devotionals on that theme for a total of 48 devotionals.  There is a scripture passage, a short reflections and a series of questions and a closing prayer.  If you are interested in purchasing a book for $6.00 please contact Susan Thorson, Parish Nurse at the church office 665-2991.  Talk to your friends and think about doing this Bible Study to replenish your bodies with good exercise and spiritual enrichment.


- International Food Fest The Missions Committee will be hosting their 3rd Annual International Food Fest on January 19th from 5-7 pm in Wesley Hall. We will have sign-up sheets in Wesley Hall for you to write down your name, what you will be bringing, and what Country the food is from.  The Food Fest has been a time of great fellowship and a time for us to hear from different members of our Church family on the various mission opportunities they have had this past year. We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, please get a hold of Nick & Tracy Kisch or any of the Missions Committee members and we would be glad to help in any way we can.


- Tree of Life Ministry The Rosebud Reservation is the second poorest county in the entire USA.  Over 1,000 people depend on “Tree of Life” for free hot meals each week.  With cutbacks in food stamps, the ministry is more needed than ever.  Without an increase in financial support the ministry may have to curtail their food pantry and hot meal program during the winter months.  With that being said, the Missions Committee has committed to continue the Miles of Pennies into the New Year.


- Thank You We offer a sincere thank you to our church family for helping to support this worthwhile ministry.  First Church was able to give a gift of $1,850!!  The Mission’s Committee supported the first mile of pennies, totaling $844, First United Methodist Women gifted $500 and the congregation raised $505 through the collection of loose change!   The need is great for our brothers and sisters on the Rosebud Reservation and our work is not done.  Please continue to save your loose change to place in the “Miles of Pennies” jug which will return in January. “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy." Proverbs 31:20


- 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.


- 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. 


- Faith and Home First United Methodist Church will be providing a study group for parents once a month.  We will plan to meet for 45 minutes the first Sunday of the month in the east end of Wesley Hall during the Sunday School hour at 9:45am. Each session will have a gathering time, a prayer, scripture, a scenario with a discussion and a closing on a variety of topics related to parenting. Different members of our church will be speaking on each of the selected topics listed below.  This will be a very informal time. When we learn in a group, we share and support one another.  We learn new ideas and learn from parents with older children.  We receive reassurance hearing from other families that have concerns like we do.  Stories and concerns shared will be confidential.  It will be a time of learning, sharing our faith and enjoying one another.  Free coffee and healthy snacks are an option to those attending the sessions.  Contact Susan Thorson, Parish Nurse by leaving a message at 665-2991 if you are interested in attending.



KFC Youth News


The Kids for Christ group is very grateful for the leadership that Reid Sorenson has provided as our Director and we will sincerely miss him!!  May God bless him in his move to Pella, Iowa. 


December Schedule


There will be NO Youth Group on Wed., Dec. 25th or Jan. 1st – enjoy your Christmas Break


January Schedule

1-8 KFC @ 7:30pm * Treats - Cooper

1-15 KFC @ 7:30pm * Treats – Alex Palacek

1-22 KFC @ 7:30pm * Treats - Megan

1-29 KFC @ 7:30pm * Treats – Sam

Watch for special events to come!


Sr. High Youth News


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


*Wed., Dec. 25th & Wed., Jan. 1st – NO Youth Group - Enjoy your Christmas Break


*Wed., Jan. 8thRegistration form and $100 deposit due to Diane for Conference Mission Trip to Seattle, WA (June 20-29).  Forms are in the Sr. High Youth Room by the bulletin board.


*Wed., Jan. 15th – Registration form and $30 due to Diane for Winter Connection (Jan 24/Jan 25 in Brookings at FUMC). Registration forms are in the Sr. High youth room by the bulletin board.  This is also the deadline date to submit the online application for Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM), also your letter of recommendation needs to be completed online by this date.


Diane will not have office hours on Dec. 26th or Jan. 2nd. 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).