First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991
 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address: firstumc@iw.net

Website: firstumcyankton.org

 

March 16, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Second Sunday in Lent

Our Mission:

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

 

 

A Time of Gathering and Praise

 

GATHERING MUSIC How Great Is Our God

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

 

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

 

*SONGS OF PRAISE      Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”

Here I Am to Worship

 

*PRAYER

 

SHARING CONCERNS

 

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

 

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “God’s Love Is Huge!”

 

SCRIPTURE John 3:1-17 (p.88)

 

MESSAGE         “Changing One’s Course in Life” Rev. Ron

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION OF GIFTS AND SELF

 

*SENDING FORTH Praise the Name of Jesus

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS AS WE GO FORTH

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Barb & Heather Hirsch, Melissa Rempfer; Bill 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.

March 16, 2014

Second Sunday in Lent

 Our Mission:

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

 

A Time of Gathering and Praise

 

PRELUDE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY & SERVICE 

SPECIAL MUSIC   Morning Hymn (Father, We Praise Thee)

Kingdom & Youth Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Come, all who need help!

Our help comes from God, the one who made heaven and earth.

Come, all who desire blessing!

Our blessing comes from God, the God of Abraham, the God of all ages.

Come, all who long for salvation!

Our salvation comes from Jesus Christ, the one sent by God to save the

world.

  

 *OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN OF PRAISE #98 (blue hymnal) “To God Be the Glory”

*LITANY OF CONFESSION “The Gift of New Life”

Holy God, you have given us the gift of new life.

You are faithful, keeping the promises that you have made to us.

Yet we turn away from you.

We follow another path.

We set our minds on earthly things.

and we live as enemies of the cross.

Fill us with your Spirit,

that we may answer your call to us.

Set our feet on the path toward you.

Help us stand firm in the Lord.

Thanks be to you, O God, who has not forsaken us.

 

*WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Our help comes from the Lord. Our loving God will keep us from all evil.

Our God will keep our going out and our coming in. In the name of God,

you are forgiven.

In the name of God, you are forgiven. Thanks be to God.  

 

A Time of Prayer

 

SILENT PRAYER

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER #895

PRAYER RESPONSE #186 (blue hymnal) “Alleluia

 

A Time of Proclamation

 

FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “God’s Love Is Huge!”

SCRIPTURE  John 3:1-17 (p. 88)

MESSAGE     “Changing One’s Course in Life” Rev. Ron

 

A Time of Response and Dedication

 

SHARING OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY

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

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

*HYMN OF DEDICATION #369 (blue hymnal) “Blessed Assurance”

 

A Time of Sending Forth

 

*BENEDICTION

*SONG OF PARTING #666 (blue hymnal) “Shalom to You”

*POSTLUDE

*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.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND SERVICE

March 16 – 23

 

                          Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Helen

                           Mischke in memory of Cy Mischke.

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

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

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

4:00 PM - Financial Peace, Upper Room

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

1:00 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, 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

- PEO, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets, Conference Room

- Memorial Committee meets,

6:30 PM - Financial Peace, Upper Room

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- Information for the REMINDER is due

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 - 7:15 PM - NO Youth Bells (grades 6-12) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

7:15 PM - Lenten Study in the Sanctuary  

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal (throughout Lent)

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 

8:30 AM  - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

     Noon - Information for the Bulletin due to church Office

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

7:00 PM - Church Conference meets, Church Lounge

              7:30 PM - Night Club. All women are invited. Upper Room

Friday: 2 PM - Shower in Wesley Hall

Saturday: 8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Assembly of God

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

 

- 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.

 

- Lenten Study Our Lenten DVD study this year will focus on Adam Hamilton's book "24 Hours That Changed the World."  Hamilton guides us through the last day of Jesus' life.  Mark Beeson, Lead Pastor of Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana writes that "Adam Hamilton's 24 Hours That Changed the World delivers solid scholarship describing how the day of Christ's crucifixion unfolded. It also suggests that our response to Christ's work-when it appears evil has the upper hand-can be one of courageous hope and great courage".  Hamilton begins with the Last Supper, which took place on Thursday night, and ends with Christ's death on the cross the following afternoon.  There will also be a time of reflection on the Resurrection. The aim of the study is to help us better understand the events that occurred during the last twenty-four hours of Jesus' life, see more clearly the theological significance of Christ's suffering and death, and reflect upon the meaning of these events for our lives.  In order to do this, we will look at the geographical and historical setting of the events of the fateful day; reflect theologically on Jesus' death; and, ultimately, look to see ourselves in the story, considering how we are like Pilate or Peter, Judas or John. This study is from 7:15-8:00 pm.  We will plan to meet on the Wednesdays throughout Lent and ending with the Wednesday of Holy Week.  I hope you will plan to join us for this informative and potentially life-changing journey and study!

 

- 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.

 

- Church Conference a Church Conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 20th at 7pm for the purpose of considering the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee proposed to secure a full time youth pastor position. All members present at this conference will have a voice and vote on the proposal. Permission to have this conference has been given by our District Superintendent Rev. Roy Caudill.

 

- Don’t Leave Me This Way – Planning Your Estate sponsored by the Memorial Committee. Dr. Bruce Blumer, Ex Director of the Dakotas U.M. Foundation will be our guest leader. Event will be held during the S.S hour on Sunday, March 23rd.

 

- Habitat Rummage Sale the Habitat 500 Team is seeking donations for their annual spring rummage sale 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.

 

- Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast Saturday, April 5th at 8:15am - 4:35pm.  Tickets $30.00 Includes Breakfast and Lunch.  Our schedules are so packed that we forget that every single day we need to be in the Word of God. The Priscilla Live Simulcast provides a unique opportunity to position yourself to hear from Him.  Please Join us for this special event.  Contact 665-2991 for Schedule and Tickets.  Please use 11th Street - North Entrance.

 

- Camp Scholarship Funds with the Dakotas Foundation This fund was established to assist youth with camping registrations and/or expenses.  The main sponsor of this scholarship came from Ethel Schenk who originally contributed $3,750.  This amount, along with other memorial gifts from various people who designated the funds to be used towards camp scholarships, made up the balance. This money is invested with the Dakotas Foundation. This money is intended to assist families that have youth (1st grade through graduating seniors) attending camp that express the need for additional financial support to cover their share of the cost.   The way the money will be distributed is any family that would like a little extra financial help is to fill out a Camp Scholarship Card located in the church office and place it in the decorated box by Sunday April 13th. Families will be informed of the amount that will be applied to their youth’s camp cost on Monday, April 14th. The Education committee has a formula established to equally split the $500 amongst the designated recipients as an equal percent based on the cost of each camp.  If you have questions please call Diane Kisch 660-1242. It is the hope of the finance and education committees that people will contribute to this fund and the size of our investment will grow so that the amount of money we are able to distribute grows.

 

- 6th Annual Missouri Valley Christian Academy Race for Christ 5k Run/Walk • 10k Run • Kid’s Fun Run Saturday, April 12th at Riverside Park, 11:00am. Course follows the park paths, highlighting the Meridian Walking Bridge. Awards ceremony and prize drawings will follow the race, along with a meal for $5 per plate. All proceeds will go to support Yankton’s, Missouri Valley Christian Academy. For more information and to register, visit www.mvcamustangs.org or call 605-665-4470.

 

- Hello My Name Is…The Acoustic Tour Coming to Mount Marty College! Mount Marty College is preparing to welcome the “Hello My Name Is…The Acoustic Tour” to campus for a special night of music and worship in Cimpl Arena on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.Four-time GRAMMY nominated and American Music Award winning artist Matthew West says, “I'm a storyteller at heart, and I can't wait to spend an evening with the audience telling powerful, true stories, and singing the songs that were inspired by them."  Into The Light has produced two radio hit singles - "Forgiveness" and the record-breaking single "Hello My Name Is" that became the first single to chart for 17 weeks straight as No. 1 on the National Christian Audience radio chart. Tickets are on sale now at www.itickets.com.  Ticket prices are $16 if purchased in advance, $18 at the door, $12 for groups of 10 or more.  For more information contact events@mtmc.edu.

Sr. High Youth News

 

*Today – 10:30am in the Sr. High Youth Room - meeting for those going on the Seattle Mission Trip in June and their parents.

 

*Wed., March 19th7:00 till done – Packaging rice at Kids Against Hunger – Sr. High Youth will meet at Kids Against Hunger located at Calvary Baptist Church. Deadline to let Diane know if you want a ticket for the Matthew West Concert on Wed., April 23rd.

 

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

 

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 Diane is dlkisch@gmail.com  665-1500 or 660-1242

 

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

            

KFC Youth News

March Schedule

 

3/19 KFC @ 6:45pm 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:

 

Ken Philippi

 

Dorothy Olson

 

Bernice Tuttle

 

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

 

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 (revron24@gmail.com)

Associate Pastor Pastor Bob Cappel (bobcappel@iw.net)

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (firstumc@iw.net)

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Bell Choir Director Sue May

Sound Technician Eric Pratt

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45) Craig Sherman

Ushers                              (8:45) Mark & Syndee Droppers

 (10:45) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

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

Coffee Fellowship Thursday Night Club

Acolyte (8:45) Kloe Gall

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz