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:



April 6, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Fifth Sunday in Lent/Holy Communion

Our Mission:

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




GATHERING MUSIC Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE Jesus Messiah

You Are My All in All




PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

SCRIPTURE                    John 11:1-45 (p. 98)


MESSAGE                       “Called Into New Life”    Rev. Ron 


















MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                    Sing Over your Children


*BENEDICTION Praise the Name of Jesus



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.

Fifth Sunday in Lent/Holy Communion

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM                              “Pieta”                             Chancel Choir


Coming from places that have seen better days,

     God bids us to celebrate this day, a day full of new possibilities.

   Coming with our breath taken away by grief,

the Holy Spirit breathes a new life within us, renewing our connection with God

and with one another.

Coming to worship seeking a hope that will endure, 

Christ unbinds the fetters that hold us in death, speaking in word and sacrament,

and building community for holy service.   



*HYMN OF PRAISE #383 (blue hymnal) “This Is A Day of New Beginnings


A Time of Prayer



PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #420 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Breathe on Me Breath of God


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE John 11:1-45 (p. 98)

MESSAGE                      “Called Into New Life” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #618 (blue hymnal) “Let Us Break Bread Together”







The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to God.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


And so, with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your

glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the

Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


As your disciples, walking with Christ, we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.



COMMUNION ANTHEM           “In Remembrance of Me” Chancel Choir


A Time of Sending Forth


*SONG OF PARTING #2150 (black song book) (stz 1, 3) “Lord, Be Glorified”

*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


Upcoming Happenings: 

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.



April 6 – 13


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

                          Suzanne & Madason Tessier in honor of Tara Lansman & Morgan Tessier’s


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

                          9:30 – 11:00 AM - Mission Trip Group serving breakfast

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

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

9:45 AM - Faith and Home, Wesley Hall (east end)    

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

1:30 PM - History Committee meets, Conference

- Missions Committee meets, Conference Room

7:00 PM - Worship Task Force meets, 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 - Finance Committee meets, 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

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: 5:15 PM - Sr. High lock-in

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.  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 7:15-8:00pm.  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!


- 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.


- 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.


- United Methodist Women’s Project in an effort to make it more affordable to put together Layette Kits for the Marketplace UMW is asking all members of the church to make note of what it takes to put these kits together and collect individual items which will later be assembled into complete kits. At each UMW meeting baskets will be out to collect items. Church members may give items to UMW members or leave the items at the church office to be added to the collection. Items needed must be new. They are: 6 cloth diapers, 2 shirts or one-piece body suits, 2 baby wash cloths, 2 gowns or sleepers, 2 diaper pins, 1 sweater or open front jacket, 2 receiving blankets (not crib blankets). You are encouraged to watch for sales and help with this project.


- Church Council the Church Council will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30pm the Church Lounge. All members of the Church Council are encouraged to make every effort to attend.


- 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. Great seats are still available please visit 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 9th - Lent Service youth group following till 9:00


The spring lock-in will be Sat. April 12th/Sun. April 13th.  We will meet at the church for supper at 5:15pm and head to the high school about 6:30pm to go see the play (Cost of supper and the play will be cover by the youth group).  Please let Diane know by Sunday April 6th if you plan to eat supper with us so she can line up food.


New Conference Event 

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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



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Judy Bevers' niece Stacey Wood


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

Chancel Choir Director Carolyn Cappel

Sound Technician Eric Pratt

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45)

Ushers        (8:45) Laurie & Nicole Baily; Alex Peterka; Bob & Jane Walser;

 (10:45) Rick Peterson; Loy Gravholt; Steve & Mikael Pietela

Valet (8:45) (10:45) Derek Moderegger

Coffee Fellowship Suzanne Tessier & family; Mission Trip Group serving breakfast

Acolyte (8:45) Morgan Rodig

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence