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 15, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fourth Sunday in Lent/One Great Hour of Sharing

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     “Haiti Update” Sherry Daugherty


SPECIAL MUSIC     Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) Agape Bells


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “Your Grace is Enough”

“Revelation Song”








FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “What God Looks Like”


SCRIPTURE John 3:14-21 (p. 88)


MESSAGE                 “Already On Our Side!”  Rev. Ron Johnson






SONG OF PRAISE               “Isn't He”






*SENDING FORTH      “Great is the Lord”

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 15, 2015

 Fourth Sunday in Lent/One Great Hour of Sharing

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise





Sherry Daugherty

SPECIAL MUSIC                Meditation Kingdom Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


We come, to offer all we have to God:

Our minds, our bodies, our hearts, our hopes.

We come, to offer all we are to God:

Our relationships with families and friends, our longing to draw close to

other pilgrims.

We come, to offer all we would be to God:

Our faith, our discipleship, our yearning to follow Jesus.

We come, to offer ourselves to God:

Who offers life, joy, and peace in Jesus Christ.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #98 (blue hymnal) “To God Be the Glory”


When God answer a call of distress.

We give thanks for God’s steadfast love.

When a hungry belly is filled.

We give thanks for God’s steadfast love.

When a family driven from their home finds safety and security.

We give thanks for God’s steadfast love.

When a community ripped a part by war finds healing.

We give thanks for God’s steadfast love.

When a new well gives a community clean water.

We give thanks for God’s steadfast love.

When we remember all that God has done for us.

We give thanks for all God’s wonderful works.

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2036 (black song book) “Give Thanks


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “What God Looks Like”

SCRIPTURE John 3:14-21 (p. 88)

MESSAGE               “Already On Our Side!”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #99 (blue hymnal) “My Tribute”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #670 (blue hymnal) “Go Forth for God”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #349 (blue hymnal) “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”


*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 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM.


 Wine & Dine Event support the Center at 900 Whiting Drive, as they are hosting their annual Wine & Dine Event on March 21st at 5:30pm.  It will be a night of food, fun and fellowship, and a live and silent auction with proceeds funding all operations at The Center; including the Meals on Wheels program.  Stop by The Center to pick up tickets at just $30 each.  The Center serves nearly 47,000 meals a year and offers free meals to those in need, in addition to numerous charity services.  If you have any questions call Christy Hauer at 665-4685.


- 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 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 15th – NO KFC

March 22nd @ 6:30pm – 8pm

March 29th @ 6:30pm – 8p


March 15 – 22

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Ted Mickelson in memory of Nadine Mickelson.

- One Great Hour of Sharing (special offering)

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 - NO 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

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets in Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

Wednesday: 7 AM - Men’s Bible Study, Majestic Bluffs

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- REMINDER info is due

  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)

      6:45-7:15 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: 1 PM - Pinewood Derby practice in Wesley Hall

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

9:00 AM - Pinewood Derby

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Camp Sunday


- 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


- KYNT Radio Broadcast There are open spots in April that need filled. The signup folder is located on the table in the Church Lounge. If you want a certain date, get signed up right away. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.


- Camp Sunday March 22nd will be Camp Sunday. We encourage everyone to attend worship that day dressed as if you were going to camp (jeans, tee shirts, shorts). Following the 11:00 worship service, the eighth grade confirmation class will serve lunch consisting of grilled hot dogs, beans, chips, salads, juice and bars.  This will be a free will donation with proceeds supporting camp scholarships. Please remember that there will be additional camp scholarship money available to those who apply along with having the early bird prices available.  If you have questions, please call Lisa Karnes at 402-254-6582.


- Camp Scholarship Funds with the Dakotas Foundation This fund was established to assist youth with camping registrations and/or expenses.  The main sponsor of this scholarship came from Ethel Schenk who originally contributed $3,750.  This amount, along with other memorial gifts from various people who designated the funds to be used towards camp scholarships, made up the balance. This money is invested with the Dakotas Foundation. This money is intended to assist families that have youth (1st grade through graduating seniors) attending camp that express the need for additional financial support to cover their share of the cost.   The way the money will be distributed is any family that would like a little extra financial help is to fill out a Camp Scholarship Card located in the church office and place it in the decorated box by Sunday, April 1st. The Education committee has a formula established to equally split the $500 amongst the designated recipients as an equal percent based on the cost of each camp.  It is the hope of the Finance and Education Committees that people will contribute to this fund and the size of our investment will grow so that the amount of money we are able to distribute grows.


- Concert on Sunday, March 15th, the University of North Dakota Concert Choir will present a concert at 7:30pm in Bishop Marty Chapel in Yankton, SD, as part of their regional tour. The concert is free and open to the public; a freewill donation will be taken. The concert of sacred music will include works by Claudio Monteverdi, Ola Gjeilo, Johannes Brahms, North Dakota composer Christopher Gable, and others. Thank you, Sara Otteman Bray 605-661-2477


- 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.


- Mercy Meals almost 18,000 children die every day from malnutrition, starvation and hunger related diseases. Please join the Mission’s Committee as we will be doing a pack with Mercy Meals (formerly Kids Against Hunger). It will be on Saturday, March 28th at 9am, located at the Calvary Baptist Church on Broadway. Packs last about 11/2 to 2 hours, and are a GREAT way to meet and visit with your church family while helping a good cause. Each bag packed provides six nutritionally complete servings to feed starving children around the world as well as the hungry here at home. Please sign up on the sheet in Wesley Hall or let someone one the Missions Committee know you’re interested. We’d love to see you there!


- 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!!


- The United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, April 6th at 1:30pm. The meeting will begin with prayer and the Mission Statement, followed by devotions. Featured speaker for the day is Karen Schoenfelder who will tell of the mission and purpose of the group known as The Caregivers and answer questions which group members might have. A business meeting and refreshments will follow. All women of the church and community are invited to join in an afternoon of worship, education and sociability.


- 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. 

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) (11:00)

Ushers    (8:30) Mike & Denise Erickson; Kevin McKee; Sean Garcia

 (11:00) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Jess & Sandy Dennis

Valet (8:30) (11:00) Jeff May

Acolyte Gracie Thurman

Coffee Fellowship    Denise Willman; Dawn Popma, Dana Enfield

Nursery Attendant Cassi Pietz


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Vi Waters family, Vi passed away.


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.)