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:



April 12, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Second Sunday of Easter

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE “Enter This Temple”

                 “You Are My All in All







SCRIPTURE                             John 20:19-31 (p. 108)


MESSAGE      “When the Doors of Life Appear To Be Shut!”                         Rev. Ron 


















MUSIC DURING COMMUNION          Sing Over Your Children




*SENDING FORTH                “Oh, How He Loves You and Me

Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Melissa Rempfer; Bill Sohl, Steve King,  Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Katelyn Stewart, Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn


Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 12, 2015

Second Sunday of Easter

Our Mission:

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



ANTHEM                        “Come to the Table of Grace” Chancel Choir


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


Behold, the resurrection claims us!

             We want to see with our eyes and touch with our hands the marks of God’s

sacrificial love.

Behold, the Spirit calls to us!

We want to know the peace of those who believe where they have not seen.

The ancestors sing to us: Christ is risen! God is light! Live in this light!

Blessed are those who live the resurrection. May we join their everlasting song:

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Amen!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #303 (blue hymnal) “The Day of Resurrection”

A Time of Prayer



PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #420 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1) “Breathe on Me Breath of God”


A Time of Proclamation

SCRIPTURE             John 20:19-31 (p. 108)

 MESSAGE        “When the Doors of Life Appear To Be Shut!” Rev. Ron


Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #617 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1, 2, 4) “I Come with Joy”







   Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed!

 Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

     It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right and a joyful thing to praise you, Holy God, who through your Spirit anointed Jesus of Nazareth to tell your good news of grace and love through his life, death, and resurrection.


Break open the tombs of our lives by your earthquake and lightning that we may know you power and take courage from Christ’s resurrection to live new lives.


Grant us the fear and hope of the Marys as they heard the angel’s word:

Christ was not in the tomb! Christ is risen! Christ will go before us into the


Pour our your Spirit of resurrection on us and on these elements, that we may experience newness in our own lives and bear your good news to the world.


Thanks be to you, God of creative newness! Thanks be to you, Christ, reborn among us! Thanks be to you, Comforting and Challenging Spirit!

Thanks be to you, Holy God, Three-in-One. Alleluia! Amen!


COMMUNION ANTHEM            Come Share the Lord    Chancel Choir 



A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #364 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Because 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.


April 12 – 19

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Suzanne & Madason Tessier in honor of Morgan, Terry & Tara.

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines

7:00 PM - Education Committee meets, Conference Room

              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, Conference Room

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

9:00 AM - HSC party

  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

5:45 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    - 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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Conference Room

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

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

- Church work day

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

7:00 PM - Sr. High lock-in

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Native American Sunday (special offering)


- 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.


- 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. There are inside projects for those who choose to not work outside. Everyone is welcome to participate.


- 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 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.


- The Banquet FUMC will once again be serving at the Banquet on Tuesday, May 5th. There are sign-up sheets in Wesley Hall for volunteers as well as food and money donations that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Tami Blum at (605) 660-3144.


- GRAMMY winning for KING & COUNTRY Mount Marty College is preparing to welcome for KING & COUNTRY: You Matter | The Tour to campus for a special night of music and worship in Cimpl Arena on Wednesday, April 29th  at 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.itickets.comAll tickets are $18 general admission (plus fees). Use the code “LANCER” to receive a $1 off each ticket, thanks to a generous sponsorship by Kleinschmit Trucking from Hartington, NE. For more information visit or email Sr. High Youth News

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

For King and Country April 29th at Mount Marty College

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)


Need Volunteers to help clean up Neta Thompson's yard.

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; Toby Gall

 (11:00) Terry & Jenae Norton; Andy & Chelsa Gall

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

Acolyte Elle Guthmiller

Coffee Fellowship   Susie & Chad McCorkell & family

Nursery Attendant Cassi Pietz


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.


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.)