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 8, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Third Sunday in Lent/Girl Scout Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise







ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING VIDEO      “Spring Storms” Ryan Golden


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



Girl Scouts and Brownies


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “Wonderful Cross”

“Mighty to Save”








FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Cleaning House”


SCRIPTURE John 2:13-22 (p. 87)


MESSAGE           “What Sign Can You Give Us?”  Rev. Ron Johnson






SPECIAL MUSIC              B-I-B-L-E Pre-K – 2nd Grade

                                        Father Abraham”


SONG OF PRAISE               “Isn't He”






*SENDING FORTH      “May You Run and Not Be Weary”



Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

March 8, 2015

Third 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




SPECIAL MUSIC              B-I-B-L-E Pre-K – 2nd Grade

                                        Father Abraham”


Girl Scouts and Brownies

ANTHEM                    Nobody Cared Chancel Choir

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Come and heed the signs that God is showing us.

There are so many different signs out there.

How will you tell which are of God?

We will look for the work of God in them.

What will be the sign of God’s activity?

We will find God at work wherever we find the cross.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #577 (blue hymnal) “God of Grace and God of Glory”

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH #881 (blue hymnal) “The Apostles Creed”

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #186 (blue hymnal) “Alleluia



A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Cleaning House”

SCRIPTURE John 2:13-22 (p. 87)

MESSAGE               “What Sign Can You Give Us?”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #451 (blue hymnal) “Be Thou My Vision”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #672 (blue hymnal) (stz. 3)

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”




March 8 – 15

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Becky & Kevin Neuhalfen in memory of Don 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

Noon - Youth Council meets, Conference Room

12- 5 PM - Baby shower, Wesley Hall

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

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, Majestic Bluffs

  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

5:30 PM - Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

      6:45-7:15 PM - 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: 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

9:30 AM - Advanced Laity Training

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - One Great Hour of Sharing (special offering)


- One Great Hour of Sharing UMCOR is a worldwide emergency relief organization and a non-profit agency of the United Methodist Church. The 5 core areas where they provide relief are: Hunger, Health, Refugees, Emergencies and Relief Supplies. 100% of donations are channeled directly to the earmarked project or relief effort. Those funds come from us. UMCOR’s current responsibility is “To provide immediate relief of acute human need and to respond to the suffering of persons in the world caused by natural, ecological, political turmoil, and civil disaster.” United Methodist Book of Discipline

- 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 is Wednesdays, 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.


- 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.


- 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. 

- For King and Country Mount Marty College is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, April 29, the Grammy-winning band For King and Country will perform in concert at 7:00 p.m. in Laddie E. Cimpl Arena, with doors opening at 6:00pm. Tickets go on sale March 6th, and can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-965-9324.  Ticket cost is $18 general admission (plus fees).  Thanks to a generous donation by Kleinschmit Trucking of Hartington, NE get $1.00 off the ticket price by applying promo code LANCER. Promo code expires Monday, April 6th.  For more information visit or email

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 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) Kari Gall & family (11:00)

Ushers    (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Kevin McKee

 (11:00) Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth; Chelsa & Andy Gall

Valet (8:30) Mark Droppers (11:00) Laurie Baily

Acolyte Cohan Pietz

Coffee Fellowship    Sr. High Youth

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence

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



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Red Nelson, Linda Fox’s dad


Jerry “Willie” Wilson


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.


(If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)