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 18, 2014

Contemporary Worship: 8:45 A.M.

Fifth Sunday in Easter/Heritage Sunday/ Native American Ministries Sunday

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise





REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      Our God Saves

Everlasting God








(in unison) (see 2nd service)


SPECIAL MUSIC                       Joyful, Joyful Jubilee Bells


SCRIPTURE John 14:1-14 (p.102)


MESSAGE              “How Can We Know the Way?” Rev. Ron







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 Easter/Heritage Sunday/ Native American Ministries 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                       Joyful, Joyful Jubilee Bells


  Throughout time, Christians have gathered in Christ’s name.

We come to share in the love and faith of this community.

Our heritage as a community of faith gains life from the knowledge of

all who went before us.

Our path is made easier by the dedication of those who gathered

in Christ’s name in ages past.

We know our faith will be made stronger by the faith and hope of those around


Our faith is a community experience, each drawing from and giving to

the others.

All: Praise be to God!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #545 (blue hymnal) “The Churches One Foundation”


We believe in God, who created all people in the divine image. We believe that God has called us to live as brothers and sisters on the land. We are painfully aware of the times we have not cared for one another. The Native Americans of this country have been treated as expendable objects, rather than as family members. Yet we also affirm a God who accepts contrition, a God who forgives. Today we name the Native American tribes of this state, knowing that remembering is the first step on the road to trustworthy relationships.

Cheyenne Sioux, Crow Creek Sioux, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe

God, forgive us. Let us honor and learn from the ancients who walked this land before us. In seeking their forgiveness, and yours, let us grow in love and respect for one another and for you, through the Christ. Amen


A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #186 (blue hymnal) “Alleluia

A Time of Proclamation




Thank you, God, for all those who have made our past a little easier and our faith a little stronger. The present is rushing on so fast that often we forget our past. We are grateful for this community and for all its members, past and present. We thank you that you have not given us the task of completing your mission all by ourselves, but that you work with people of faith throughout all generations. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.


SCRIPTURE        John 14:1-14 (p.102)

MESSAGE                   “How Can We Know the Way?”               Rev.  Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #370 (blue hymnal) “Victory in Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #666 (blue hymnal) “Shalom to You”


*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



May 18 – 25


                          Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Vern & Bonnie Hanson in honor of their 62nd wedding anniversary.

                          2:00 PM - Yankton High School Graduation

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

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets in Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets in Conference Room

6:30 PM - Missions Committee, Upper Room

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

              - REMINDER information is due

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 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

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: - 2pm Sr. James Service

    - 3pm Yankton Care Service

- Summer Worship Schedule  Summer Worship Hours will begin Sunday, May 25th and run through Sunday, August 31st.  8:30–9:30am – Traditional Worship Service; 9:30am-10:00am Coffee Fellowship; 10:00-11:00am – Contemporary Worship Service. Nursery available 8:30 am-11:00 am.


- 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.


- 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.

- Camp even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register for camp. The cost would be at full price.  The church and UWM will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance. If you have any questions please talk to Diane Kisch.


- 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. Donations 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.


- Relay for Life Luminaria Request Forms can be found at the table in the lounge. Deadline for taking orders for Luminaries to be completed by Relay for Life is June 20th.


- Share is a cooperative group that saves 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


Sr. High Youth News


Wed., May 28th - Seattle, WA Mission Trip meeting, for those youth going on the trip and their parents. We will meet in the Sr. high Youth Room at 7:30am.  This meeting will be to give you final details about our trip.  If you cannot make it please contact Diane to get the details.


New Conference Event 

For more info in this event go to


Diane's office hours are Thursday's from 9:00 to 10:30 


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 Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Craig Sherman’s mom Darlene Sherman


Jean Droppers daughter-in-law Karen


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

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters      (8:45) (10:45)

Ushers                              (8:45) Darwin & LaVila Tessier (10:45) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Valet (8:45) Dave Cornemann (10:45) Jeff May

Coffee Fellowship Worship Committee

Acolyte (8:45) Megan McCorkell

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence