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

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March 29, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Palm/Passion 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           Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Jubilee Bells


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “How Can I Keep from Singing”

“You Are My King (Amazing Love)”


*PROCESSION OF THE PALMS (during the singing of the hymn)








FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Blessed is the One Who Comes”


SCRIPTURE Mark 11:1-11 (p. 44)


MESSAGE        “What Will You Shout With Your Life?”  Rev. Ron Johnson






SONG OF PRAISE               “He is Exalted”






*SENDING FORTH      “Blessed Be the Name of 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, Katelyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn




Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

March 29, 2015

 Palm/Passion 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                Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Jubilee Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Let us wave palms, for today we welcome Christ into our midst.

Hosanna to the blessed child of God!

Let us shed tears, for today we remember Jesus’ death.

Hosanna to the blessed child of God!

On this day, we bring our palms and reflect upon Christ’s passion.

Hosanna to the blessed child of God!

On this day, we laugh with joy and cry with anguish.

Hosanna to the blessed child of God!

On this day, we begin the holiest week of all.

Hosanna to the blessed child of God!

On this day, we begin to grieve. So when we celebrate Sunday next week,

we may laugh in the face of anguish, and celebrate the resurrection of Christ!

Hosanna to the blessed child of God!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #280 (blue hymnal) “All Glory, Laud and Honor”

*PROCESSION OF THE PALMS (during the singing of the hymn)

ANTHEM                      “Hosanna! Hosanna!” Chancel Choir


A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #488 (blue hymnal) “Jesus, Remember Me


A Time of Proclamation



“Blessed Is the One Who Comes”

SCRIPTURE Mark 11:1-11 (p. 44)

MESSAGE           “What Will You Shout With Your Life?”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #277 (blue hymnal) “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth


*SONG OF PARTING #670 (blue hymnal) (stz. 4) “Go Forth for God”



*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) Ken & Judy Bevers (11:00)

Ushers    (8:30) Mike & Denise Erickson; Heather Hirsch; Kevin McKee

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

Valet (8:30) (11:00)

Acolyte Jake Cunningham

Coffee Fellowship    Mark & Lydia Giziewski

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz



March 29 – April 5

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Neta Thompson in memory of Andrew Thompson.

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

2:00 PM - Blue and Gold Banquet, Wesley Hall

6:30 – 8:00 PM - KFC Youth Group

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

   - No Bell Choirs this week

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

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference room

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 - No Staff meeting, Conference Room

7:00 PM - Maundy Thursday Worship in the Sanctuary

7:30 PM - No Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 10 AM - XYZ meets, Church Lounge

8:00 PM - Tenebrae Service in the Sanctuary

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: - Easter Sunday

  7:00 AM   Sonrise Service with breakfast to follow.

- Regular Worship at 8:30am & 11am


- 5th Sunday the Missions Committee would also like to remind the congregation that today is bucket Sunday offering. Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


- 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.


- Large Pitcher & Basin needed the Worship Committee is needing to borrow a large pitcher and basin for the Maundy Thursday Service. Please contact Rev. Ron or Craig Sherman if you have one we could borrow. Thanks You!


- 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.


- 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.


- Stations of the Cross The Mount Marty College Theatre Department will produce its 4th Annual “Stations of the Cross” project Tuesday, March 31st, at 7:00pm in Marian Auditorium.  The “Stations of the Cross” will be accompanied by a sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy. An addition to this year’s program will be a viewing of The Saint John’s Bible beginning at 6pm in the Bede Art Gallery located in the lobby of Marian Auditorium.  The program runs approximately 20 minutes and is free and open to the public.


- 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.


- Youth ’15 Fundraisers the Sr. High Youth will be having a bake sale on Sunday, April 12th – come check out all the baked goods between services or following the 11am service.  We will also be hosting a Crop till you Drop Scrapbook event on Friday, May 1st/Saturday, May 2nd, if you are interested in attending this event contact Kristi Palecek for more details.


 - Night Club Updates

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 7:30pm.  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 by placing your donation in an envelope and mark it specifically for the “Eagle Project.” 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


Sr. High Youth News

April 18h Lock-in from 7pm-7am


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 29th @ 6:30pm – 8pm


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.

In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


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