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:



February 23, 2014

Worship: 8:45 A.M. & 10:45 A.M.

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany/Camp Sunday

Our Mission:

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


We Gather to Praise Jesus



SPECIAL MUSIC (10:45)      “Let Your Light Shine” Chancel Choir

GATHERING MUSIC (8:45)   “Blessed Be Your Name” Praise Team


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

*CAMP SONGS                   “This Is the Day”

                                               “Behold What Manner of Love


CAMP PROMOTION                       Conference Video

We Pray





We Talk about Camp



SCRIPTURE Mark 6:30-34 (p. 38)

CAMP SONG      “Peace Like A River”

“I’ve Got the Joy; Joy, Down in My Heart

SHARING THE STORIES OF CAMPING      Dustin Gusso, Greg Gusso


We Respond







We Go Forth to Serve




*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


Summer Camp – Time to start planning!

Camp brochures should be here – if you did not get one in the mail you can find them on the bulletin board as you come in to the church or in the Education Office.  Deadline for the Early Bird price is April 30th.  The church & UMW will take care of ½ of the early bird cost of one camp per youth.   If your youth is going to more than one camp you are responsible for the cost of the other camps.  If you register after April 30th – the church & UMW will only pay for ½ of the early bird cost.  You will be responsible for the difference between early bird and full price.

The registration process is a little different this year.   You will need to call Lisa in the office to get the church code that you will enter on the registration form this code will automatically subtract the church’s portion from your payment.  Full payment is due when you register this year. To do this you will be able to select one of 2 options:  to pay in full or pay monthly with automatic credit card payments.  If you choice the automatic credit card payments the first payment will be for $75 and balance of the amount you owe will be divided equally by the months remaining through August (ex: if you register in March and the camp you register for is $300, the church code will lower your payment to $150.  $75 will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration, the remaining $75 will be divided by 5months so at the first of each month from April to August $15 will be charged to your credit card.)  You will be able to register more than one person at a time but if you are registering the same person for more than one camp you need to do a separate registration online for the second camp.  If you have questions about this process you can call Lisa in the office or Diane Kisch at 660-1242.

The Conference runs a Cross State Bus to Storm Mountain – if you plan to have your youth ride the bus you must mark it on your registration form.

We encourage you to attend camps that other youth in your grades are going to – hopefully we can carpool whenever possible.  Remember if your child is riding with someone it is common courtesy to help cover the cost of gas.  If you plan to use the church van – it needs to be half full (8 people or more – if you only have 7 and feel you need to use the church van check with the chairperson of the Trustees, Pastor Bob or Rev Ron).  Those riding in the van are responsible for gas.  Lisa in the office needs to know if you would like your youth to ride in the church van or carpool with others.  She will be able to tell you if anyone else is signed up for a camp you are thinking about. It is very helpful if Lisa gets a copy of your registration forms so she knows what camps you youth are going to.

For the 1st – 3rd graders we need to have 1 adult attend camp with every 5 campers.  There is a cost for Shepherds that attend SonShine camp (K & 1st graders) & DaySpring (2nd & 3rd graders). 

  Remember the grade listed for each camp is the grade the camper is currently in.



February 23 – March 2


Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Paul & Mary Pietila in honor of god’s many blessings.

12:00 PM - Camp Sunday meal in Wesley Hall.

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

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

4:00 PM - Financial Peace

5:30 PM - Blue and Gold Banquet

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, Assembly of God Church

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

1:30 PM - History Committee meeting

1:40 PM - HSC Worship Service

6:30 PM - Financial Peace

- Program Council meets, Upper Room

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

- REMINDER is mailed

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees Committee meets in Conference Room

5:45 - 7:15 PM - Confirmand class in Wesley Hall

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

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      

9:30 AM - Yankton Ministry Team meets, First Church      

Noon - Information for the Bulletin due to church Office

5:00 PM - Staff meeting

7:00 PM - Worship Time Task Force meets, 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: 2 PM - Wesley Hall in use

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


- Program Council Meeting We are starting our Program Council Meetings to meet with the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Education Committee, Evangelism Committee, Missions Committee and the Worship Committee. This meeting will help keep all the Program Committee's informed or give assistance.  Our first meeting will be Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 pm in the Upper Room. Child care provided.


- United Methodist Women The February meeting of United Methodist Women will be Monday, March 3rd at 1:30pm in the lounge. Program: Dr. Thomas Stanage, from Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health. All ladies are invited and encouraged to join a very supportive fellowship and be part of this mission oriented group.


- KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. There are several dates available.  If you want a certain date, reserve it now.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- Van Transportation Help Needed Help is needed for Sunday 10:45am service van transportation. We are in need of a volunteer to drive the van to pick up folks in need of transportation. For further information contact Jane Gilmore at 665-8303. Prayerfully consider taking the time to minister to our members who need transportation.


- Faith and Home Series On Sunday, March 2, at 9:45am the Faith and Home Series will be held in Wesley Hall (east end).  This month’s topic is “Parenting as Partners.”  Marc and Julie Mooney will lead this presentation.  Join us for a gathering time, prayer, scripture, and lessons on how we can parent as partners.  Call Susan Thorson, Parish Nurse for questions by leaving a message at the church office 665-2991.


- The Mission Committee invites you to come pack Kids Against Hunger rice meals on Saturday, March 15th.The time is set from 9:00 - 10:30am. KAH meals are a nutritious rice meal sent to people that need help providing food for their family. Currently, Yankton KAH meals are helping people in Yankton, the Rosebud Reservation, & Haiti. A donation of $25 is asked to help pay for the materials. If you are unable to donate, please come pack anyway. We need lots of help and ALL ages are welcome and appreciated.


- Support the Women’s and Children’s Center by picking hearts off the Sweetheart Tree.  They are in need of hand soap, bath towels, bottled water, canned fruit, shells and cheese, juice boxes, fruit and applesauce cups/gallon Ziploc freezer bags, dishwasher detergent, HE laundry detergent, Lysol spray, Clorox wipes, Adult women’s sweatshirts and sweat pants S, M, L, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, vacuum and a mop.  The Mission’s Committee will be collecting items throughout the month of February.


- February Health Message American Heart Month is a time to achieve some big improvements in your heart health.  Decrease your sodium intake, exercise more, quit tobacco use, maintain a healthy weight and control your blood pressure. Available resources are in Wesley Hall. The Parish Nurse is available Sundays to do blood pressure screenings.


- The Women's Bible Study Due to a time restriction, the Women's Bible Study that meets during Sunday School at 9:45am will be studying Gideon by Priscilla Shirer instead of James by Beth Moore.  We will begin today, Sunday, February 9th. We also meet on Wednesday's at 6:30pm starting Wednesday, February 12th. Both classes meet in the Upper Room.  Please join us as Priscilla opens our eyes to a brand new perspective on ourselves, our God and on Gideon.


- Souper Bowl of Caring Thank you for your donations, the Sr. High youth collected monetary donations and food items for the National Souper Bowl of Caring the total collected was $387.32, this amount will be given to Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry. We collected 35 food items for the Contact Center.


- Thank You The Kids for Christ group would like to thank the congregation for supporting a very successful chili cook-off.  The kids had a lot of fun and were amazed by the amount of money ($550) that they were able to send to their brothers and sisters in need at the Tree of Life Ministry.  Please plan to support the kids on Ash Wednesday as they prepare to serve a soup meal to raise money for their upcoming Kids Against Hunger pack.  The kids will serve from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


- Ladies Night Club Lock-in Ladies Night Club will be holding a lock-in March 15th. Watch the bulletin for more details. Everyone is invited.


- Habitat Rummage Sale the Habitat 500 Team is seeking donations for their annual spring rummage to be hosted at FUMC on April 4th & 5th.  Start your spring cleaning. Call Tom or Jane Gilmore at 665-8303 to schedule a time for your donations to be picked up.  All proceeds from this event support our local Habitat for Humanity.


- 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.


Sr. High Youth News


*Wed., Feb. 26thYouth Group 7:30 to 9:00pm

*Wed., Mar. 5thAsh Wed Service Youth Group following till 9:00

*Wed., Mar. 12th – Lent Service youth group following till 9:00

*Sun., Mar. 16th – Youth and Parents meeting for those going on the Seattle Mission Trip. We will meet in the Sr. High Youth room following Sunday School (about 10:30).

*Wed., Mar. 19th – 7:00 till done – Packaging rice at Kids Against Hunger – Sr. High Youth will meet at Kids Against Hunger located at Calvary Baptist Church.

*Wed., Mar. 26th - Lent Service youth group following till 9:00


Diane's office hours are Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:30am (if these times do not work call her and she will set up a time that works for you.)

Contact info for me is  665-1500 or 660-1242


Youth and Parents, here are some ways you can stay up to date – or we have a group on Facebook – First UMC Sr. High Youth Group (Yankton).                    


KFC Youth News


February Schedule

2/26 - KFC @ 7:30 p.m., Treats – Bailey Wieseler

Watch for special events to come!



March Schedule

3/5 Ash Wednesday – Soup meal to raise money for Kids Against Hunger/We will plan to sit together during the service; KFC will dismiss following the church service

    -Kids should be at Church by 5:00 p.m. to help set up

3/12 KFC @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm/Treats – Alison

3/19 KFC @ 6:450pm We will leave the church by 6:50pm for the Kids Against Hunger Pack, kids will be dismissed at 9:00pm

3/26 KFC @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm/Treats Cole




In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Dave Cornemann’s great-nephew Gavin Yasat


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. Terry Triebwasser, brother of Julie Moderegger; Blaine, Mona Mullican's son; Sean Cappel nephew of Pastor Bob & Carolyn has returned to the States.


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

Sound Technician Eric Pratt

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45) Esther Lane

Ushers       (8:45) Dave & Alicia Cornemann & family

 (10:45) Jess & Sandy Dennis

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

Coffee Fellowship Connie & Jim Sawatzke & family

Acolyte (8:45) Alison Karnes

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence