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:


May 17, 2015

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Ascension 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      Hallelujah

“Glorious Day”






Congregation: We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new phase of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.


All: We will pray for you and for the whole family of God.


*SPECIAL MUSIC             On Eagles Wings”   Jubilee Bells


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “Jesus Goes to Heaven”


SCRIPTURE Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53 (p. 110, 85)


MESSAGE                      “Ready To Move On!” Rev. Ron






SONG OF PRAISE               “Give Thanks!”






*SENDING FORTH      “May You Run and Not Be Weary”

Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

May 17, 2015

Ascension 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             On Eagles Wings”   Jubilee Bells


  Let all who believe in the risen and ascended Christ give praise!

It is the Good News, witness of our salvation: Christ lives!

In Christ God defeated death and the grave, once and for all.

In our risen Lord we are called to be the Church, witness to the ages.

And this same Christ who ascended will, in God’s holy time, return.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #327 (blue hymnal) “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH #881 (blue hymnal) “The Apostles Creed”

A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #2117 (black song book) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Spirit of God


A Time of Proclamation



FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART    “Jesus Goes to Heaven”

SCRIPTURE        Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53 (p. 110, 85)

MESSAGE                   “Ready To Move On!”               Rev.  Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #99 (blue hymnal) “My Tribute”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #157 (blue hymnal) “Jesus Shall Reign”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2070 (black song book)

“He Is Exalted”


*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.


May 17 – 24

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Delores Kafka in honor of granddaughter graduation from college.

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in 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

5:30 PM - SPPR Committee meets in Conference Room

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

- REMINDER info is due

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

7:30 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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


- Pentecost is the birthday of the Christian Church! It was on Pentecost that the Holy Spirit empowered Jesus' disciples to proclaim the Gospel. Tongues of fire descended onto their heads in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on human flesh, thereby enabling God's work in the world. In honor of the fire of the Holy Spirit, the Worship Committee invites you to wear red when you come to worship with us on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th.


- Join the United Methodist Women on their Annual Field Trip and Retreat as they journey to the Abbott House in Mitchell SD on June 8, 2015! This all-girl facility focuses on abused and neglected girls from the ages of 7 to 23.   A presentation at a recent meeting by the Development Director inspired the group’s desire to see the good work being done.  We will take the church van and as many cars as needed, leaving the church parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and returning about 4:00 p.m.  There is no cost; however, we will have reservations at a local restaurant for lunch, which will be at your own expense.  You NEED NOT be a member of UMW; just call Joan at 260-9564 by May 29 and a place will be reserved for YOU! 


- Summer Worship Times a Contemporary Worship service will be held at 7:00pm on each Wednesday evening beginning May 27th.   A traditional service will be held each Sunday morning at 10:00am beginning May 31st.  Coffee fellowship on Sunday morning will begin at 9:30am and nursery service will be available from 10:00 – 11:00 am.


- 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.


- Chancel Choir Rehearsal May 24th at 10am Sunday morning in rehearsal room. May 31st rehearsal at 9am Sunday morning in the rehearsal room.


- Heritage Sunday will be celebrated at the 10am service on May 31st. 50 year or more Methodist will be honored. There will be a skit taken from a report by Gen. WHH Beadle, of plans to purchase the land for the Methodist Church in Yankton.


- Church Office Calendar just a reminder that if you want information on the church office calendar leave a note for Lisa to add it. This includes any changes that need to be made. Please do NOT add or change anything on the calendar as it may not be changed on other calendars or the bulletin announcements.


- The Evangelism Committee is hosting play based on Katheryn Hickey’s children’s book call the “Candle Makers daughter”. If you would like to be in the play please contact Katheryn at 605-655-4892 or see her after church.


- Camp even though the Early Bird deadline is past you can still register for camp. The cost would be at full price.  The church and UWM will still cover ½ of the early bird cost for one camp per youth (K-12th grade) you are responsible for the balance. If you have any questions please talk to Diane Kisch.


- VBS-Everest Mark your calendars VBS will be held August 2nd through the 6th. Watch the bulletin for more details.


- You’re Invited Join us for a special 90th birthday celebration for Gene Alexander Saturday, June 6th 3-5pm at Majestic Bluffs 2109 W 11thst Yankton, SD. If you are unable to attend and wish to send a card, please mail to: Gene Alexander, Majestic Bluffs, Apt 225, 2109 W 11th St. Yankton, SD 57078


Youth News


To start the mass group text we just need the kids to opt in. I created a separate "youth" group messaging. To opt in they text the word 1STUMCYOUTH to 84483


The website for the group messaging is.


Summer Schedule for KFC and Sr. High Youth will be Sundays at 6:00 till 7:30pm


Please check the calendar of events for the month of June

June 7th Water Balloon Fight

June 14th Gideon Cont...

June 21st Disc Golf at the Park

June 28th Youth Mission Trip


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) Vern & Bonnie Hansen (11:00) Linda Herrmann

Ushers    (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Sean Garcia; Toby Gall

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

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

Acolyte Jace McCorkell

Coffee Fellowship    

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; Hannah Buchholz


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


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.)