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 26, 2015

Combined Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fourth Sunday of Easter/Confirmation Sunday

Our Mission:

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

A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC 10,000 Reasons






REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



Today nine young people will be confirmed. Does that have any

significance to you?

It does! We praise God for these young people who will publicly

profess their faith in Christ and claim the name of Christian.

They are looking forward to doing that. But do not assume they have arrived at

perfection and there is nothing more that needs to be done. They have heard

God speak. Today they are answering him. But they will need your help in

following God’s will for their lives. 

May God use me as a source of encouragement and strength; and as

a worthy example for them to follow.





“Who Am I”











SCRIPTURE Hebrews 11:1-3; 8-22; 29-40 (p. 211)


MESSAGE                   “Finding Out Who You Are!” Rev Ron



RESPONSE #347 (vs. 1 & refrain) “Spirit Song”




*SENDING FORTH      “My Life Is in You, Lord”



*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.


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   Warren Peterson

Ushers    Arlo & Carlene Watchorn; Jess & Sandy Dennis

Valet Toby Gall

Acolyte Sarah Karnes

Coffee Fellowship   Confirmation Reception

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz

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


April 26 – May 3

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Suzanne, Madason & Morgan Tessier in memory of Steve Koupal, Dad & grandpa.

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

              7:45 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 - Church Council meets, Church Lounge

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

- REMINDER is mailed

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

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: 10:00 AM - XYZ, Church Lounge

5:00 PM - Scrapbooking Crop Event, ends at midnight

Saturday: 8 AM - Scrapbooking Crop Event, ends at 8pm

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Communion


- 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.

- FUMC at the FPC The Evangelism Committee is organizing two worship services at the Federal Prison Camp on Sunday, June 28th and Sunday, August 30th.  Anyone interested in participating should contact Amy Nelson at 760.9068 or Bob Thue at 660.6051 and attend a planning meeting on

Wednesday, May 11th at FUMC at 6:00-7:00pm in the Upper Room to discuss details and break into worship teams.  

- Graduate Recognition 2015 Senior Recognition will be held at the 8:30 service on Sunday, May 10th, with a reception following in Wesley Hall. Seniors you should be getting a letter this week, if you are graduating from High School and did not get a letter call the church office 665-2991). We would also like to list those in our church family that are graduating from college, please call Lisa in the office and let her know who is graduating, from what college and with what degree by Monday, May 4th.

 - 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.

- On behalf of the Finance Committee, thank you to everyone who purchases Hy-Vee cash cards through First United Methodist Church. The Committee recently approved a request to remodel the Jr. High Youth Room at an estimated cost of $5,538 using some of the proceeds from past Hy-Vee card sales. Last year alone, FUMC raised $6,206 through this very simple and valuable ministry that everyone can participate in. Hy-Vee cards are available for sale each Sunday before and between worship services. A special thanks to all past and present church members and office staff involved in this ministry.

- 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.

- Heritage Sunday is May 31st.  We will recognize church members who have been Methodists for 50 or more years.  If you have been a member that long, and have not been recognized, please notify Lisa in the church office. Church History Committee

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)

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:


Judy Rein & daughter Kristen

The family of Wilma Rahn. Wilma passed away April 21st.

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.)