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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April 5, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Easter 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)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      “Glorious Day

“All Because of Jesus”







SCRIPTURE Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16 1-8 (p. 121, 51)


MESSAGE             “It’s Up To You to Finish the Story” Rev. Ron






SONG OF PRAISE               “Agnus Dei”






*SENDING FORTH      “Christ Alone”

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Barb & Heather Hirsch, Melissa Rempfer; Bill Sohl, Monte Gulick, Steve King, Nick & Tracy Kisch, Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Hali Strom; Katelyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn

Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise



ANTHEM                    “An Easter Acclamation”                 Chancel Choir


  Give thanks to the Lord!

God’s love endures forever!

Sing songs of victory! Shout the good news!

Jesus is risen! Christ is risen!

Open the gates of righteousness!

Enter in and give thanks to the Lord!

This is the day the Lord has made!

Hallelujah! Rejoice! Christ is risen!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #302 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1-4)

 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #314 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “In the Garden

A Time of Proclamation


BAPTISMAL HYMN #608 (blue hymnal)             “This Is the Spirit’s Entry Now”


       Today we celebrate the baptism Pippa Louise Pietila, daughter of Steven & Mikael Pietila


RESPONSE #191 (blue hymnal) (stz.1, 3)   “Jesus Loves Me”

SCRIPTURE   Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16 1-8 (p.121, 51)

MESSAGE                “It’s Up To You to Finish the Story”               Rev.  Ron



A Time of Response and Dedication



*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #98 (blue hymnal) “My Tribute”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #322 (blue hymnal) “Up From the Grave He Arose”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #310 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain)

“He Lives”


*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) Barry & Mona Schroeter (11:00) Chuck & Lyla Gukeisen

Ushers    (8:30) Bob & Jane Walser; Laurie Baily; Rhonda Hofer

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

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

Acolyte Nicholas Doby

Coffee Fellowship    Easter Breakfast

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence


April 5 – 12

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Ken & Mary Alice Halverson in honor of our church .

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

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

6:30 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

6:30 PM - Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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 Confirmation Room

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

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 - Agape Bells Music Room (room 207) (for 6th through adult)

7:15 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

          7:30 PM - Senior High Youth Group

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

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

Noon - YAMA meeting at JoDean’s

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 10 AM - XYZ meets, Church Lounge

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

12:30 PM - ERTH (Ecumenical Religious Training for the Handicapped) in Wesley Hall

7:30 PM - Night Club lock-in

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Communion



- KYNT Radio Broadcast There are open spots in May 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 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.


- 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.


- Workday at the church Saturday, April 18th starting at 8:30am. Everyone is welcome to participate.


- On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Bike Team, I want to thank First United Methodist Church and the congregation for hosting our annual rummage sale this past weekend.  We are truly blessed to have the support of First Church and the members who allow us to overtake the church for 3 days, contribute items and help staff our rummage sale. The total amount raised during the event was $10,387! The Bike Team donates this entire amount and much more to assist Habitat’s Christian housing ministry of offering a “hand-up” to families needing a decent, affordable home. Your generous support helps lay a foundation of “Hope” for families to build upon so that they have the opportunity to live and grow into all that God intended.  Blessings, The Habitat 500 Bike Team


- Priscilla Shirer live simulcast at Salem Reformed Church, Menno SD. April 25th from 8:45am – 4:35pm. Lunch provided/freewill offering taken. Register by calling/emailing Ann Hecht 605-387-2855;; Kathy Mehlhaff 605-935-6823 by April 13th.


- Night Club Updates

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)



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:


Denise Erickson's great nephew Zachary and great niece Jackie


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


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Welcome Table.


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