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:



May 4, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Third Sunday in Easter/Holy Communion

Our Mission:

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








REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE Forever Reign

As it is in Heaven




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


SPECIAL MUSIC    “God’s Not Dead” 3rd – 5th Grade Sunday School Children

SCRIPTURE                    Luke 24:13-35 (p. 84)


MESSAGE                       “Seeing the Risen Christ!”    Rev. Ron 


















MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                    Above All

Lamb of God




*SENDING FORTH Glory to God Forever

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.

Third Sunday in Easter/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                              “As A Little Child”                             Chancel Choir


Let us come before God with hope!

     Hope? With all that is going on in the world?

   Yes, hope, for God is the one who is present in trouble.

Is God really with us? Does God really care?

God loves us and resurrected Jesus that we might have life eternal. 

God is awesome! We will hope in our God!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #133 (blue hymnal) “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

SPECIAL MUSIC         “God’s Not Dead”

3rd – 5th Grade Sunday School Children


A Time of Prayer



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

PRAYER RESPONSE #349 (blue hymnal) “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Luke 24:13-35 (p. 84)

MESSAGE                      “Seeing the Risen Christ! Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #613 (blue hymnal) “O, Thou Who This Mysterious Bread”







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           “Communion Meditation” Chancel Choir


A Time of Sending Forth


*SONG OF PARTING #2086 (black song book) “Open Our Eyes”

*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.)

Sr. High Youth News


*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). 


In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Organist & Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Chancel Choir Director Carolyn Cappel

Sound Technician Steven Pietila

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45)

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

 (10:45) Rick Peterson; Loy Gravholt

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

Coffee Fellowship Suzanne Tessier & family

Acolyte (8:45) Alison Karnes

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence



May 4 – 11


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

                          Lydia & Mark Giziewski in memory of Lydia’s parents Willman & Myrtle Hollmann 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

1:30 PM - United Methodist Women’s Meeting, Church Lounge

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

  -  First UMC serves the Banquet, UCC Church. Those helping with setup

                                should arrive at 4:30pm.  Those who are serving should be there at 5:20pm.

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

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)

6:00 PM - Sunday School Teachers end of Year Picnic

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

-        Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

7:15 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

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

Noon - YAMA meeting at JoDean’s

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

6:00 PM - Worship Time Task Force Committee meets, Conference Room

6:30 PM - Visioning Task Force Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

Friday: 12:30 PM - Administrative Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs at Minervas

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: - Last day of Sunday school

- Graduation Reception


- Summer Camp the Early Bird Deadline has been extended till Wed., May 7th. If conference website was down for a few days but has been fixed, if you for some reason still cannot get the website to work, please call the conference office (605) 996-6552.


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


- 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.


- Donate your old computer! Laptop, desktop, broken, working, computer parts, cords, all welcome. All computers will have data destroyed before being given away. If it can't be fixed, it will be recycled at a proper electronics recycling station. Please bring computers and computer parts and place them in the closet under the main stairs. If you cannot bring them in, we can pick them up. Contact Garrett, Gena, or Merle Brandt.


- 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.


- 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 Am