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

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March 30, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Fourth Sunday in Lent/One Great Hour of Sharing

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC The Heart of Worship




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      Shine Jesus Shine”

Lamb of god







SPECIAL MUSIC            “Forever Alleluia” Hali Storm & Katelyn Stewart


SCRIPTURE John 9:1-41 (p.96)


MESSAGE         “Seeing Clearly and Choosing Wisely” Rev. Ron


SPECIAL MUSIC              “What Wondrous Love” Jubilee Bells




*SENDING FORTH Great is Thy Name




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 30, 2014

Fourth Sunday in Lent/One Great Hour of Sharing

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




SPECIAL MUSIC           “What Wondrous Love” Jubilee Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


When the world is dark and full of hate and fear, when we cannot see God.

we will turn on the light.

When we cannot find our way back to love and peace

we will turn on the light.

When our vision dims due to the darkness within

we will turn on the light.  

Christ opens our eyes with the gift of sight.

The light of the world is Jesus Christ.

Come and worship the one who brings sight to the blind.

Hallelujah! Praise God, the light of the world.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #451 (blue hymnal) “Be Thou My Vision”


Lord, teach us to share. Where there are empty stomachs,

Let us share food.

Where there are empty hearts,

Let us share love.

Where there no beds,

Let us share our homes.

Where there is no vision for the future,

Let us share hope.

God, we hear you ask, “Do you have me?” Teach us to respond in action.

We are here to feed your sheep. Amen.


A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #2086 (black song book) “Open Our Eyes, Lord


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Seeing In a New Way”

SCRIPTURE  John 9:1-41 (p. 96)

MESSAGE        “Seeing Clearly and Choosing Wisely” Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #454 (blue hymnal)

“Open My Eyes, That I May See”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #349 (blue hymnal) “Turn Your Eyes upon 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



March 30 – April 6


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

                          Connie, Jim, Lane, Reid & Cole Sawatzke in memory of Lyle Sawatzke.

                          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

6:30 PM - Financial Peace, Upper Room

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

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)

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meet, 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

- Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

6:45 - 7:15 PM - 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

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

Friday: - 8:00am - 4pm Habitat for Humanity Bike Team Annual Rummage Sale in Wesley Hall

Saturday: 8 AM - 1:00pm Habitat for Humanity Bike Team Annual Rummage Sale in Wesley

Hall. Items will be half price at 11!

8:00 AM - Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast in Upper Room

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


One Great Hour of Sharing This Special Sunday is today, and it calls all United Methodists to share the goodness of life with those who hurt. Your donation on One Great Hour of sharing provides administrative support for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) as it responds to disaster survivors and people in need around the world. Keep your eye open once again for the little house banks to make an appearance in our church. The Missions Committee will be sharing a new video before services each Sunday during the month of March, and we would love for each of you to take home a house bank (or two), say a few prayers, and see what amazing things God can do with the gifts our congregation provides through One Great Hour of Sharing!


- 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.  Hamilton begins with the Last Supper, which took place on Thursday night, and ends with Christ's death on the cross the following afternoon. 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!


- 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.


- Faith and Home Series On Sunday, April 6th, at 9:45am the Faith and Home Series will be held in Wesley Hall (east end).  This month’s topic is “Communicating with Your Preschooler 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.


- 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.


- Serving Breakfast Sunday April 6th The group going on the Seattle, WA Mission Trip June 20-29, 2014 will be serving breakfast from 9:30 to 11:00am.  On the menu will be biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice. A freewill offering will be taken that will go to help cover the cost of the trip.  Please join us for fellowship and food. (Those going on the mission trip are Stephanie Anderson, Kylee & Donna Duncan, Tanner Dykstra, Ryan Golden, Amanda Gravholt, Sam Gusso, Kirsten May, Ben Mooney, Alleysia Ugofsky, Alex Wieseler, and Diane Kisch)


- United Methodist Women everyone is invited to attend the April 7th meeting of United Methodist Women at 1:30pm in the Lounge when Rev. Ron will be speaking on “United Methodist Identity”. Mark your calendars and join us Monday, April 7th.


- 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 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.mInto 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 Ticket prices are $16 if purchased in advance, $18 at the door, $12 for groups of 10 or more.  For more information contact

- Mark your calendars The Bike and Build riders will be in Yankton on July 13-15th!  I am looking for people to assist with meal preparation and transportation of the riders to showers.  Call Julie at 605-661-3374 if you would like to share in this amazing experience.

Sr. High Youth News


*Wed., April 2nd - Lent Service youth group following till 9:00


Tentative date for the spring lock-in is Sat., April 12/Sun., April 13th.  We would go to the play at the high school together for our activity.  For this lock-in to take place I need some parents (both male and female to volunteer to be chaperones and spend the night with us at the church).  Parents please let Diane know as soon as possible if you can help. More details to come when we have adults lined up to help.

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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  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


The Kids for Christ youth have been very active since the first of the year with fun and service work!  Merle, Heather and I are very proud of this group of youth and have witnessed them grow in their faith journey.  On behalf of the leaders and the kids, we would like to thank Carla Hummel for organizing a Fun Day in January.  The kids had a lot of fun and were encouraged to share their faith with complete strangers throughout the race. We would also like to thank Greg Gusso for chaperoning the Winter Connections in which 6 youth participated.  In February, the kids held their

annual chili competition and raised $550 to support the Tree of Life Ministry. The FUMC homebound family were treated to Valentines specially design for them by the youth. The month concluded with a lock-in that highlighted the Lenten season.  March started off with Madness as we hosted a soup meal for the members of our congregation and raised $350 to be donated to Kids Against Hunger. The KFC group and the Senior High Youth group have joined forces pack rice for the KAH organization.  Thank you members of FUMC for your continued support of the youth programs and the service work that they do within our community! Julie Dykstra


Upcoming Happenings: 

April 2nd - KFC @ 7:30 p.m. – Sam Treats

April 9th - KFC @ 7:30 p.m. – Megan Treats

April 16th – KFC @ 7:30 p.m. – Alix and Bailey Treats

April 17th – MEAL FUNDRAISER before the Maundy Thursday Service (Meal Served from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life

April 23rd – KFC @ 6:30 p.m. – Matthew West (Cost $6)

April 26th – KFC @ 7:30 p.m. – Alison Treats


Watch for an upcoming lock-in to happen in April or early May!


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.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Dorothy Olson’s family. Dorothy passed away, Wed., March 26th.


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 (

Church Secretary   Lisa Loecker (

Organist & Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Bell Choir Director Sue May

Sound Technician Eric Pratt

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45)

Ushers       (8:45)


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

Coffee Fellowship Randy & Carla Hummel & family

Acolyte (8:45) Julianna Enfield

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz