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 22, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fifth Sunday in Lent/Camp 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)


*CAMP SONGS   “Shake a Friend's Hand”

“Shine, Jesus, Shine”




CAMP PROMOTION Camp Video                                                                                        






FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “A Seed of God’s Love”


SCRIPTURE John 12:20-33 (p. 100)


MESSAGE                 “Dying In Order to Live”  Rev. Ron Johnson




SONG OF PRAISE               “I Love You, Lord”




*SENDING FORTH      “Humble Thyself/Awesome God”

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, Katelyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn


Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

March 22, 2015

 Fifth Sunday in Lent/Camp 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)

*CAMP SONGS “Shake a Friend's Hand”

“Seek First”

“Humble Thyself/Awesome God”


Blessed be the Lord to whom all wisdom and might belong!

Only as we yield our lives before the Lord will we truly be servants.

For only as we live for Christ daily do we find genuine life itself.

Let us have joy in our hearts as we seek each day to serve the Lord.

For great is the Lord and greatly is God to be praised.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!


CAMP PROMOTION Camp Video                                                                                        


A Time of Prayer 




PRAYER RESPONSE #2152 (black song book) “Change My Heart, O God


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “A Seed of God’s Love”

SCRIPTURE John 12:20-33 (p. 100)

MESSAGE               “Dying In Order To Live”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessing Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #159 (blue hymnal) “Lift High The Cross”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #572 (blue hymnal) “Pass It On”


*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.


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) Eunice Northey & Kim Larsen (11:00)

Ushers    (8:30) Rhonda Hofer, Kevin McKee

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

Valet (8:30) (11:00) Toby Gall

Acolyte Owen  Wieseler

Coffee Fellowship    Bob & Jane Walser

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence


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.


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


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 22nd @ 6:30pm – 8pm

March 29th @ 6:30pm – 8pm


March 22 – 29

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Helen Mischke in memory of Cyrus Mischke.

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

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

1:30 PM - History Committee meets

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- REMINDER is mailed

  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 - Board of Trustees meet, Conference 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: - 8:00am - 4pm Habitat for Humanity Bike Team Annual Rummage Sale in Wesley Hall

Saturday: 8 AM - 1:00pm Habitat for Humanity Bike Team Annual Rummage Sale in Wesley

Hall. Items will be half price at 11!

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Palm Sunday

2 PM - Blue and Gold Banquet, Wesley Hall

- 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 today following the 11:00am 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 12th. Families will be informed of the amount that will be applied to their youths camp cost on Monday, April 13th. 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.


- Women’s Day Conference An invitation to all women of First United Methodist Church Yankton!  First UMC Sioux Falls is sponsoring a Women’s Day Conference, scheduled for Saturday, March 28th  from 10am-3pm at the church, 401 S. Spring Ave., Sioux Falls.  Keynote speaker is Char Ough, Bishop Ough’s wife, who is a lay minister and facilitator.  Her message is that you can do mission work right where you live by putting your faith into action.  Registration cost is $10 which includes snacks and lunch and deadline for registering is March 25th.  For further information call Joan Neubauer at 260-9564.

- 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. 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 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!

- 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.

 - Night Club Updates

March 26th - Movie Night

April 2nd - Maundy Thursday - No Night Club

April 9th - Updates and preparing for lock-in

April 11th - Lock in- Starts at 7:30pm

April 16th - Begin a new book -The 7 Experiment

Night Club Ladies have completed the book "When a Woman Trusts God".  We will begin The 7 Experiment on April 16th.  This is study about getting rid of excess items in our life and spending more time with God.  We would like to invite all women of the church and their friends to join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30.  Meetings are held in the Upper Room and we welcome you.  Please consider coming to the lock-in. It’s nothing but a fun evening with ladies and a great opportunity to meet other women.  Night Club is a study group that provides the opportunity to come when you can and you will be welcome at any time.   Any questions - contact Denise Willman 857-0435.

- Eagle Project Sponsorship Alex Palecek is beginning his Eagle Scout Project and needs your help. He is hoping to raise $505 to purchase 101 retaining wall blocks. Each block $5. You can help buy signing up to sponsor blocks in Wesley Hall between services. You can also leave other amounts in a free will offering and offer encouraging words through notes. Work is scheduled to begin Saturday, April 4th. Donations and sponsorships will be collected until April 13th.

- 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

Summer Camp – Time to start planning!

Camp brochures should be here – if you did not get one in the mail you can find them on the bulletin board as you come in to the church or in the Education Office.  Deadline for the Early Bird price is April 30th.  The church & UMW will take care of ½ of the early bird cost of one camp per youth. If your youth is going to more than one camp you are responsible for the cost of the other camps.  If you register after April 30th – the church & UMW will only pay for ½ of the early bird cost.  You will be responsible for the difference between early bird and full price.

The registration process is a little different this year.   You will need to call Lisa in the office to get the church code that you will enter on the registration form this code will automatically subtract the church’s portion from your payment. Full payment is due when you register this year. To do this you will be able to select one of 2 options:  to pay in full or pay monthly with automatic credit card payments to be spread over three months. You will be able to register more than one person at a time but if you are registering the same person for more than one camp you need to do a separate registration online for the second camp.  If you have questions about this process you can call Lisa in the office or Diane Kisch at 660-1242.

The Conference runs a Cross State Bus to Storm Mountain – if you plan to have your youth ride the bus you must mark it on your registration form.

We encourage you to attend camps that other youth in your grades are going to – hopefully we can carpool whenever possible.  Remember if your child is riding with someone it is common courtesy to help cover the cost of gas.  If you plan to use the church van – it needs to be half full (8 people or more – if you only have 7 and feel you need to use the church van check with the chairperson of the Trustees, or Rev Ron).  Those riding in the van are responsible for gas.  Lisa in the office needs to know if you would like your youth to ride in the church van or carpool with others.  She will be able to tell you if anyone else is signed up for a camp you are thinking about. It is very helpful if Lisa gets a copy of your registration forms so she knows what camps you youth are going to.

For the 1st – 3rd graders we need to have 1 adult attend camp with every 5 campers.  There is a cost for Shepherds that attend SonShine camp (K & 1st graders) & DaySpring (2nd & 3rd graders). 

  Remember the grade listed for each camp is the grade the camper is currently in.