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 19, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Third Sunday of Easter/ Native American Ministries 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              Peals of Praise Agape Bells


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   “Blessed Be Your Name”

“As It Is In Heaven”








SPECIAL MUSIC                    Mighty to Save Jubilee Bells


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     Rev. Russell Masartis


SCRIPTURE   Proverbs 22:1-2 (p.570)


MESSAGE                    “A Good Name”  Rev. Russell Masartis






SONG OF PRAISE               “The Sweetest Name of All”






*SENDING FORTH      “Let Everything that Has Breath”

We welcome Rev. Russell Masardis and his wife Donna to our worship services this morning. Rev. Masartis is presently serving the Director of Tree of Life Ministry. Tree of Life is not a church, but a year-round Relief Agency of the Dakotas UMC, that serves the Sicangu Lakota Nation in 5 counties of South Dakota.


Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 19, 2015

Third Sunday of Easter/ Native American Ministries Sunday

Our Mission:

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




SPECIAL MUSIC              O God of God Kingdom Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Come, let us worship the Creator with hearts open to all peoples, where pride and prejudice once dwelt;

Let us worship Creator with minds open to the wisdom of Native peoples, where listening and respect once had no place.

Let us honor the One who freely gives by showing honor to those who were once and still remain oppressed.

Let us worship the God of diversity, who made the world in colors, in seasons, in Endless variety; Who created the diversity of the earth's peoples in His image.

ALL: We were created to honor one another and in so doing we honor the Creator. Let us honor Him today by reflecting in our worship and in life His image -- love.


SPECIAL MUSIC           Mighty to Save Jubilee Bells


*HYMN OF PRAISE #62 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7)

“All Creatures of Our God and King”


“Let Us Give Thanks”

Let us give thanks for this beautiful day, for it is a gift from Creator.

Let us give thanks for the water without which life would not be possible.

Let us give thanks for Grandmother Earth who protects and nourishes us.

We give thanks for earth, air, sun, and water, in which we see the hand of Creator, even Creator Himself for He is in all He has made.

ALL: Let us give thanks for this life. It is a gift from Creator, and we have the possibility of living it. Let us live it to His praise and glory!


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #349 (blue hymnal) “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     Rev. Russell Masartis

SCRIPTURE Proverbs 22:1-2 (p. 570)

MESSAGE                   “A Good Name”    Rev. Russell Masartis


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*SONG OF DEDICATION #2117 (black song book) “Spirit of God”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #666 (blue hymnal) “Shalom to You”


*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 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM.


April 19 – 26

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Arlo & Carlene Watchorn in honor of their grandchildren and great


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 - NO 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

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

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

- REMINDER info is due

  5:15 - 5:45 PM - Pizza Party for all bell choirs, upstairs in a Sunday School Room

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meet, Conference Room

5:45 PM - Jubilee Bell (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

6:00 PM - Confirmand class pot luck, Wesley Hall

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

Friday: 4:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

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

- Church work day

8:30 AM – 5 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Confirmation Sunday (one service at 8:30am)



- Church Council the Church Council will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30pm the Church Lounge. All members of the Church Council are encouraged to make every effort to attend.


- 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.


- Federal Prison Camp Ministry Volunteers those interested can sign the release forms located on the information table. If you have questions contact Bob Thue 660-6051


 - Youth ’15 Fundraisers the Sr. High Youth will 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 25th starting at 8:30am. There are inside projects for those who choose to not work outside. Everyone is welcome to participate.


- Night Club Updates Night Club Ladies have completed the book "When a Woman Trusts God".  We began “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.  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 United Methodist Women will gather on Monday, May 6th at 1:30pm.  Devotions will be offered by Diane Kisch followed by the day’s speaker, Angie O’Connor of Avera Sacred Heart Wellness Center. She is a favorite of the ladies as she offers hints of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The June Retreat/Field Trip to the Abbott House in Mitchell on June 8th will be finalized.  Others who might be interested in attending are asked to call Joan at 260-9564.


- 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.


- The Yankton letter carrier food drive The Yankton letter carrier food drive will be on Saturday, May 9th. Postal customers in Mission Hill, Gayville, Utica, and Yankton are asked to place their nonperishable food donation in or by their mailbox. The mail carrier or a volunteer will pick it up. All donations are given to the local food pantry. Letter carriers along with many volunteers will stage a blitz on Saturday, May 9th to combat hunger in America.


- 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

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) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Sean Garcia; Toby Gall

 (11:00) Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Jess & Sandy Dennis0

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

Acolyte Madisyn Jaquith

Coffee Fellowship   Brook & Troy Thurman & family

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence

Praise Team Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder; Melissa Rempfer;

Bill Sohl, Steve King, Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Katelyn Stewart,

Sophie McKee, Ryan Ginn; Amanda Gravholt, Craig Sherman


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:


The family of Helen Mischke. Helen passed away April 14th.

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.)