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 13, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Palm/Passion Sunday

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC You Are My King (Amazing Love)




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      Sing to the King”

                                        “We Fall Down





FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Palm/Passion Sunday”


SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:1-11 (p. 21)


MESSAGE       “If Ever There Was A Week to Get It Right” Rev. Ron


SPECIAL MUSIC              “Palm Sunday Glory” Youth Bells




*SENDING FORTH All Hail, King 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.

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




SPECIAL MUSIC           “Behold! The King Comes!” Kingdom Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Still Jesus comes: to us, to our town, to our nation, to our world.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!

Still Jesus rides: to peace rejected, trusts betrayed, and hope destroyed.

If we are silent, the stones will cry aloud.

Still Jesus calls: “Come with me, all the way.”

Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Living God. Hosanna

in the highest!  


*HYMN OF PRAISE #278 (blue hymnal) “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

*PROCESSION OF THE PALMS (during the singing of the hymn)


A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #488 (blue hymnal) “Jesus, Remember Me


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Palm/Passion Sunday”

SCRIPTURE  Matthew 21:1-11 (p. 21)

MESSAGE        “If Ever There Was A Week to Get It Right” Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication





- Glacial Lakes 7th Annual Mission Encounter Friday, May 9th Any and all United Methodist Church men and women are being invited to join a one day mission encounter at Lake Poinsett Camp to assist the camp staff in preparing for the 2014 camping season. Starting time is 8:30am with coffee time and spiritual enrichment before working. Lunch and cleaning supplies will be furnished. Ending time is estimated to be 4pm. Further details can be seen on the poster in the Church Foyer. Organizers are asking that workers RSVP to Sara Hock at 605-427-0209 by May 5th as a count is needed for lunch plans.


- 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 23th 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 16th - Lent Service 7:15pm - youth group following till 9:00pm – we will be practicing the Easter Sonrise Service in the Sanctuary.


*Sun., April 20th - Easter Sonrise Service at 7:00pm – if you are in the drama please be at the church by 6:30pm.


New Conference Event 

For more info in this event go to


Diane will not have office hours Thursday, April 17th.


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


Upcoming Happenings: 

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!




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #280 (blue hymnal) “All Glory, Laud and Honor”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #672 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain)

  “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”


*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:

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 Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Bell Choir Director Sue May

Sound Technician Eric Pratt

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45)

Ushers       (8:45) Mike & Denise Erickson


Valet (8:45) Mark Droppers (10:45) Laurie Baily

Coffee Fellowship Denise Willman & Dawn Popma

Acolyte (8:45) Cole Sawatzke

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz



April 13 – 20


                          Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Loy & Ruth Gravholt in memory of Ben & Betty Hlavac, Ed & Inez Gravholt, Ward & Glady Fisbeck.

                          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

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

1:00 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

7:00 PM - Education Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

1:00 - 3:30 PM - PEO, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets in Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets in Conference Room

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

9:00 AM - HSC party

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

- NO Bell Choir rehearsals this week.

6:10 – 7:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

6:30 PM - Women’s Bible Study in the Upper Room

7:15 PM - Lenten Study in the Sanctuary  

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

             6:30 PM  - Chancel Choir rehearse in the sanctuary

7:00 PM - Maundy Thursday Worship led by the Confirmation class

     Noon - Information for the Bulletin due to church Office

5:00 PM - NO Staff meeting, Conference Room

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

Friday: 8:00 PM - Good Friday Tenebrae Worship

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Easter Sunday

7:00 AM - Sonrise Service with breakfast to follow.

              10:10 AM - Chancel Choir rehearsal in practice 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!


- WAY of the Cross PUBLIC Procession Good Friday, April 18th 10am - 12:30pm. Please join us!  Silent procession led by the Cross. Starts/Ends @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church 5th & Capital St and stops for Scripture, prayer and songs @ City Auditorium, County Govt. Bldg, & Meridian Bridge. For more information: contact Carol or 605-665-1471.


- Well Wishes Art & Bernice Tuttle are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16th.


- 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.


- Music Ministry - Lessons For Youth Group if you are gifted with musical talent and would consider teaching lessons, we have members in the youth group who want to learn! It is very exciting to see members of the youth group wanting to learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, piano/keyboard and drums to be able to play with the praise team in the future. If this is something you would be willing to try we would appreciate it. Please contact Jeannie Kasik (605) 760-0043.


- 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.


- Heritage Sunday is May 18th.  We will recognize church members who have been Methodists for 50 or more years.  If you have been a member that long, and have not been recognized, please notify Lisa in the church office. Church History Committee


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.