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:



March 1, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Second Sunday in Lent

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

SONGS OF PRAISE “Sing to the King”

                 “We Fall Down




SCRIPTURE                             Mark 1:9-15 (p. 33)

MESSAGE                     “Time to Get Ready!”                           Rev. Ron 














*SENDING FORTH                “He is Exalted


Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Bill Sohl, Steve King, Diane Kisch, Craig Sherman, Barb & Heather Hirsch, Amanda Gravholt, Melissa Rempfer, Julie Mooney, Kaitlyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn

Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

March 1, 2015

Second Sunday in Lent

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise



ANTHEM                      “10,000 Reasons” Chancel Choir


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


Good news is at hand. God calls us this day.

             Repent and believe. Trust in the goodness of God.

Good news is at hand. God calls us this day.

Turn from death and despair. Turn from temptation and sin.

Good news is at hand. God calls us this day.

The time is fulfilled. God’s kingdom is near.

Good news is at hand. God calls us this day.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #61 (blue hymnal) “Come, Thou Almighty King”

A Time of Prayer



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

PRAYER RESPONSE #347 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Spirit Song”


A Time of Proclamation

SCRIPTURE             Mark 1:9-15 (p. 33)

 MESSAGE                       “Time to Get Ready!” Rev. Ron


Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #616 (blue hymnal)

“Come, Sinners, To the Gospel Feast”






    Lift up your hearts!

We lift them up to the God!

 Celebrate God’s love!

It is right to give our thanks and praise!

   We give thanks and praise to you, our Guide and Guardian! We celebrate your creative presence that has called forth this glorious earth and the heavens above. We praise and glorify you for creating us in your very image. We celebrate the long history when you traveled with us, guiding us along the way. From the days of ancient covenants – on the journey with Abram and Sarai, to their children and great grandchildren – you continue to speak and name us as your own.  Speaking through the prophets, you called us back into covenant, that we might be people of justice and righteousness.

In the fullness of time, you came to us in the presence of Jesus the Christ, showing us the way of strength and trust. Even when faced with impending death, Christ gave thanks and blessed the fruit of this, your good earth, offering not only bread and wine, but the bread of life and the wine of salvation. We remember this prophetic words: “Take, eat, this is my body, broken for you. Take, drink. This is my life poured out for you and for many.” As we walk this journey of life, we remember these gifts as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

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


COMMUNION ANTHEM            Hungry I Come    Chancel Choir 



A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #664 (blue hymnal) (stz. 2) “Sent Forth By God’s Blessings”



March 1 – 8

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Don Boyd in memory of Dick Boyd.

8:30 AM - (S.L.W.S) Adult Sunday School Class, Wesley Hall

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall  

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

- Adult Crusader Sunday School Class

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

- B.A.S.I.C. Adult Sunday School Class, Conference Room

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class

1:00 PM - Financial Peace, Upper Room

6:30 – 8:00 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

1:30 PM - United Methodist Women meets, Church Lounge

6:00 PM - Financial Peace, Upper Room

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines

              7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Tuesday: 7 AM - God Winks Circle, Fryn’ Pan

8:30 AM - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, Assembly of God Church

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study

  5:15 - 5:45 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-5th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

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

5:45 PM - Jubilee Bell (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

      6:45-7:15 PM - NO Agape Bells Music Room (room 207) (for 6th through adult)

7:15 PM - Lenten Study in the Sanctuary  

          7:30 PM - Senior High Youth Group

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

8:00 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal (through Lent)

Thursday: 7 AM - Men’s Breakfast at Fry’n Pan

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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, 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

4:30 - 7:00 PM - Annual Turkey Supper in Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Girl Scout Sunday

Noon - Youth Council meets, Conference Room

12- 5 PM - Baby shower, Wesley Hall

- The Annual Turkey Supper will be held Saturday, March 7th.  We will serve from 4:30 to 7:00pm.  We will be selling advanced tickets as well as tickets at the door this year, adults (13 and

older) $10 and children (12 and younger) $5 and 3 and under will be free.  Bring your friends and enjoy a wonderful meal.  A sign-up sheet is available in Wesley Hall for donations. Please have the donations to the church by Sunday, March 1st. Turkeys can be brought to the church placed in the chest freezer in the Sr. High Youth room anytime – please sign your name to the donation list on the top of the freezer so we know who has brought their turkeys. Questions call Sue May (664-0582) or Carol Becker (665-4694).

- Church Women United will present World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6th, 2pm, at Avera's The Bluffs Gathering Place, 2111 W. 11th St., Yankton. Refreshments will follow the service.

- Lenten Study our Lenten Study this year focuses on Adam Hamilton’s book “Final Words from the Cross”.  In 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton took us on a Lenten journey through the last day of Jesus’ life. Now in this inspiring follow-up book, Hamilton explores Jesus’ final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. Each chapter begins with the biblical account followed by a first-person story as might have been told from the viewpoint of one of the characters at the cross. Then the chapter explores the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today. Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kanas. This DVD study will began Wednesday, February 25th from 7:15-8pm. We will plan to meet on the following Wednesday evenings during the Lenten season. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Ron. Everyone is welcome to attend.

- Girl Scout Sunday is Sunday, March 8th. If any Girl Scouts would like to present the flags please contact Heather Hirsch at 660-3392.

- United Methodist Women meet on Monday, March 2nd at 1:30pm in the upstairs lobby outside the sanctuary. The meeting will begin with prayer and the Mission Statement and will feature a presentation by Mr. Mike Foss of the State of SD Job Service, whose topic will be “My Life’s Journey”.  A business meeting and refreshments will follow.  All women of the church and community are invited to join in an afternoon of worship, education, socialization and sociability.

- New Photo Directory we are excited to be doing a new church photo directory this year. Picture dates will be March 17-21 and March 24-25. Scheduling is done online by following the Lifetouch link on the Church website and during the upcoming online signup times at the church. There is no cost to have your pictures taken and put in the directory. If you have any questions or need help getting signed up please contact Corey Enfield, 760-4963 or Bob Thue, 660-6051.

- Valet Parking Service the Worship Committee is in the process of reevaluating our Valet Parking service.  This was started a number of years ago before the new addition and elevator were constructed.  The mission at that time was to allow members and visitors to enter the church through the northeast entrance and avoid the stairs up to the second level of our building.  Assistance was given to those needing it and their cars were parked for them and retrieved after the worship service.  This service continued after our new addition was completed in 2006.  Our vision is to expand the service to be more than parking cars, but to provide assistance to all members and visitors when needed.  This assistance may include helping unload the wheelchair van and opening the doors, assisting parents by watching their children while they can park their cars, and providing information to first time visitors.  Our valets are the first person visitor’s encounter as they enter our church and it is vital that they have a positive first impression of our church.  We are grateful to those who have and are currently serving as valets, but we would like to expand our group of volunteers.  If this is an area where you can be of service to God and your church, please let Rev Ron or myself know.  Please prayfully consider becoming a part of this vital service.

- Spring Cleaning? Habitat Bike Team Seeks Donations the Habitat for Humanity Bike Team is seeking donations for their annual rummage sale.  This two-day sales event will be held on March 27th and 28th at First United Methodist Church located at 207 W. 11th Street. Donations will be accepted at the Church beginning March 23rd. Habitat will pick up donations if needed; please call Tom and Jane Gilmore at (605) 665-8303 to schedule a time. The Habitat Rummage is a very popular 2-day sales event with all proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County. The bike team hosts this annual event to help fulfill their requirement of raising at least $900 per rider to be donated to the affiliate of their choice. The current bike team members are Glen and Barb Mechtenberg, Tom and Jane Gilmore, Barb and Heidi Olson, Liza and Guy Larson and Julie Dykstra.  Last year, the bike team raised just under $25,000 for Habitat of Yankton County!!

- Advanced Laity Training to be held March 14th. Watch for more information. Anyone can attend.

- One Great Hour of Sharing is March 15th. “In their distress they cried to the Lord, Who delivered them from their woes; Who sent out a word to heal them, and delivered them from destruction. Psalm 107:19-20. We are blessed to have UMCOR, as our boots on the ground, to be there in times of disaster. To assist with your gift, the banks are on the table near the office. Please be willing to give generously.

- Donations Being Accepted Gena, Garrett, & Garner Brandt will be traveling to Haiti, March 22-30 and are asking for the following items:  infant and children's clothing - even teens! New to near new items. Women's light-weight dresses - S - M- L - XL, underwear for boys & girls, Men's nearly new jeans, laptop computers that are still working, and a projector we can take to show movies to the Haitians. Please prayerfully consider donating. Donations may be dropped off at the church marked HAITI. God Bless You. 

- Financial Peace classes Sundays at 1pm in the Upper Room, please use the north entrance, east door. The class will last about 11/2 hours and is a 9 week course.  Classes are open to anyone new and costs $99. Anyone who has taken the class before may attend for free as a refresher course. Any questions please contact Denise Willman or Laurie Baily.

Youth News

Sr. High Youth News


Please make sure you grab a survey from Kevin as we are amping up for a Great 2015 Here at First. We want your feedback and need your ideas!

Youth and Parents here are some ways you can stay up to date with what is going on or we have a group on Facebook – First UMC Sr. High Youth Group (Yankton)

KFC Youth 

March 1st @ 6:30pm – 8pm

March 8th @ 6:30pm – 8 pm

March 13th – Lock-in more details to come

March 15th – NO KFC

March 22nd @ 6:30pm – 8pm

March 29th @ 6:30pm – 8pm

In His Service:

Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Youth Pastor Kevin Ryherd (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Matt Pietz

Greeters   (8:30) Brian & Joy Korman & family (11:00) Kay & Dan Swihart

Ushers    (8:30) Dick & Linda Fox; Laurie & Nicole Baily

 (11:00) Jack Skinner; Toby Gall; Rick Peterson

Valet (8:30) (11:00) Derek Moderegger

Acolyte Makayla Palecek

Coffee Fellowship    Steve & Mary King

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Church family serving in the military: all men & women serving in the military and their families.


Above are the most recent prayer concerns. For prayer partners, a complete list is on the

Welcome Table.


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