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 27, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Second Sunday of Easter/Confirmation 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           “Follow You


PRELUDE                       “Jesus Christ is Risen” Jubilee Bells




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



Today ten young people will be confirmed. Does that have any

significance to you?

It does! We praise God for these young people who will publicly

profess their faith in Christ and claim the name of Christian.

They are looking forward to doing that. But do not assume they have arrived at

perfection and there is nothing more that needs to be done. They have heard

God speak. Today they are answering him. But they will need your help in

following God’s will for their lives. 

May God use me as a source of encouragement and strength; and as

a worthy example for them to follow.




*SONGS OF PRAISE      “My Life Is In You Lord










SCRIPTURE II Timothy 3:14-17; James 1:22-25 (p. 201, 215)


MESSAGE                   “A Day of Moving Forward with God!” Rev Ron



  p. 33


RESPONSE #347 (vs. 1 & refrain) “Spirit Song”






*SENDING FORTH      Make Me a Servant



*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:


Michael Burgeson & family. Mike’s father Donald Burgeson passed away Apr. 22nd.


Russ Rahn


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) Toby Gall

Coffee Fellowship Confirmation Reception

Acolyte (8:45) Hannah Strom

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz


Volunteer Tutors, Yankton Area Literacy Council needs tutors to help students with reading and math as well as tutor English as a Second Langue. The need is real and immediate! We have more students and need more volunteer tutors. Contact Bev Calvert, Yankton Area Literacy Council 613 W 23RD St. Suite 11 Yankton or call 665-3048 or email


- The Yankton letter carrier food drive The Yankton letter carrier food drive will be on Saturday, May 10th. Postal customers in Mission Hill, Gayville, Utica, and Yankton are asked to place their nonperishable food donation in or by their mailbox. The mail carrier or a volunteer will pick it up. All donations are given to the local food pantry. Letter carriers along with many volunteers will stage a blitz on Saturday, May 10th to combat hunger in America.


Sr. High Youth News

*Wed.,  April 30th – We will be going to a movie – please let me know by Monday, April 28th which movie you would prefer we go see – God’s Not Dead (show time 7:05) or Heaven Is For Real (7:15) – the movie with the most votes is what we will go see. We will meet at the mall that night.  I will post details on facebook and send e-mails and text messages as to time we will meet when I know what movie we are going to go see.  (Youth Group will cover the cost of admission. If you want snacks bring money for those.)


*Wed., May 7th – We will meet at the church at 6:20pm leaving at 6:30pm to go to Greg & Laurie Baily’s to do yard work.  Please bring rakes and gloves.


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


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



April 27 – May 4


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

                          Kenny & Peggy Doering in honor of their 50th anniversary.

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

10:30 – 11:45 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

5 – 9 PM - Habitat for Humanity function, Wesley Hall

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 - Church Council, Church Lounge

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

 - REMINDER is mailed

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

7:15 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:30 PM - KFC Youth & Senior High Youth Group

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Thursday 6:30 AM - National Day of Prayer Breakfast at First Assembly of God Church

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: 10:00 AM - XYZ meets, Church Lounge

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

1:30 PM - May Friendship Day at Church of Christ Episcopal

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Communion

- KYNT Radio Broadcast The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. May 4th, 11th & 18th are available. If you want a certain date, reserve it now.  The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- 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.


- National Day of Prayer Breakfast You are invited to the annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, May 1st at First Assembly of God, 305 W. 25th St., Yankton.  Breakfast will be served at 6:30am and the program begins at 7:00am and will end at 7:45am. There is no cost for the meal, but a free-will offering will be taken.  Contact your Pastor for Reservations or call 605-665-8848. Deadline for Reservations is Tuesday, April 29th. Youth are encouraged to attend!  At Noon a National Day of Prayer Ceremony will be held at the Yankton County Government Center (north side), 321 West 3rd Street. The observance will be from 12-12:45pm.  *Come when you can – Leave when you need to* In case of inclement weather, Yankton City Gym, 5th & Walnut Street. 


- Church Women United’s Annual May Friendship Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 3rd with a luncheon held at Church of Christ Episcopal at noon in Undercroft (downstairs) and the Friendship Day program at 1:30pm in the Sanctuary. Make reservations to Sacred Heart Monastery by calling 668-6000.Any questions call Veronica Trezona at 605-660-5612.


- You’re Invited You are invited to a come and go open house to celebrate Maxine Rogers' 80th birthday on Saturday, May 3th  from 1:00-4:00 pm at Howler's, 912 N Dakota St.  Vermillion SD.


- Faith and Home Series On Sunday, May 4th, at 9:45am the Faith and Home Series will be held in Wesley Hall (east end).  This month’s topic is “Your Child and Respect”. Join us for a gathering time, prayer, scripture, and lessons on how we can teach our children respect. Call Susan Thorson, Parish Nurse for questions by leaving a message at the church office 665-2991.


- United Methodist Women the Yankton United Methodist Women extend a special invitation to ALL women of the church to join us on Monday, May 5th at 1:30pm when our special guest and speaker will be Jackie Quinn, whose topic is ”My Spiritual Journey”.  Jackie is the Executive Director of Yankton Area Arts but that is only the beginning of her life’s work.  She passionately seeks to magnify God and His transforming work in her life whether speaking to a local church or on the national ministry platform.  Jackie is a seasoned and gifted communicator, an inspirational vocal performer and a partner with her husband in presenting spiritual consortiums.  She will bring a refreshing message of grace and hope and point the way to a greater faith in and a more intimate partnership with God.  The program begins at 1:30, followed by a brief meeting and refreshments.  Please join us!


- The Banquet FUMC will once again be serving at the Banquet on Tuesday, May 6th. There are sign-up sheets in Wesley Hall for volunteers as well as food and money donations that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Nick Kisch at (605) 660-3873.


- Sunday School Teachers end of Year Picnic This has been a great year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the teachers. We will be holding an “End of the Year Picnic” with the teachers and their families on May 7th. All teachers, substitutes, and their families are invited to attend. The picnic supper will begin at 6:00pm. There will be fun games and thank you gifts. Please plan to join us for a fun evening and help us celebrate the end of a great year


- 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.


- Graduate Recognition 2014 Senior Recognition will be held at the 8:45 service on Sunday, May 11th, with a reception following in Wesley Hall. Seniors you should be getting a letter this week, if you are graduating from High School and did not get a letter call the church office or Diane Kisch (660-1242). We would also like to list those in our church family that are graduating from college, please call Lisa in the office and let her know who is graduating, from what college and with what degree by Monday, May 6th.


- Last Day of Sunday School will be held on May 11th.  We have enjoyed the children and thank you for bringing them each Sunday so they can learn from the Bible, grow closer to Christ, and in their faith life.  We will be looking forward to a great new year in the fall of 2015. 


- 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


- Night Club we will continue to hold Night Cub through the summer months. We are starting a new book called The Girls Still Got It by Lizz Higgs. It is the study of the book of Ruth.  We start at 7:30pm and everyone is invited. We meet in the Upper Room and use the North door. If you have any questions just ask Denise Willman or call at 857-0435.


- Thank You from the group going on the Seattle, WA Mission Trip June 20-29, 2014 – we cleared $393.13 for our trip. (Those going on the mission trip are Stephanie Anderson, Kylee Duncan, Tanner Dykstra, Ryan Golden, Amanda Gravholt, Sam Gusso, Kirsten May, Ben Mooney, Alleysia Ugofsky, Alex Wieseler, and Diane Kisch)


- 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.


- 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.


 - Random Act of Kindness Rummage and Bake Sale It's that time of year again when we need your help.  Are you spring cleaning? Do you have stuff left over to donate to our rummage? Let us help. The Night Club ladies will be hosting their annual rummage on May 31st. We will be accepting donations starting April 27th and they can be stored in the confirmation room on the lower level, south room with door marked.  We will be setting up on the May 30th and can use any volunteers willing to help.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Willman at 664-2869 or 857-0435.  Thanks  


- 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.

- Share is a cooperative group that saves people money on their monthly food purchases. Food can be ordered on distribution day and for almost two weeks after that. Distribution day is on a Saturday (late in the month) at Peace Presbyterian Church 206 E 31st St Yankton 9:30 – 10:30am. For ordering and payment information is located on the bulletin board in the lobby.


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.