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 31, 2015

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.

Trinity Sunday/Peace with Justice/Heritage Sunday

Our Mission:

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


 Time of Gathering and Praise



  We come this morning to praise God, the three in one.

Holy, Holy Holy is the God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full

of God’s glory.

  We come embracing our adoption as sons and daughters of God.

We rejoice in our identity and our new birth in the Spirit.

 Let us come before our God with praise and thanksgiving. Let us worship the

God of glory and love.


*HYMN OF PRAISE #64 (blue hymnal) “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”



A Time of Prayer




PRAYER RESPONSE #2108 (black song book) “O How He Loves You and Me

A Time of Proclamation


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


       Today we celebrate the baptism of Keegan Allan Sime, son of Brett & Evelyn Sime.

RESPONSE #191 (blue hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Jesus Loves Me”

SCRIPTURE  John 3:1-17 (p.88)

MESSAGE                          “Three in One”               Valerie Hummel




A Time of Response and Dedication



*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (blue hymnal)

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


SONG OF DEDICATION #159 (blue hymnal) “Lift High the Cross”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2171 (black Song Book) (stz 1)

“Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”


*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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM.


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   Peggy & Kenny Doering

Ushers     Rick Peterson; Marilyn & Dave Holzwarth; Sylvia Coulson

Valet Vivian Van Essen

Coffee Fellowship   Barb Hirsh & Jean Droppers

Nursery Attendant Kathy Lawrence

Skit Readers, Methodist Trustees, August 20, 1872

Russell Peirce – Announcer & Basye

Dave Holzwarth – Rev. Walker

Bob Cappel – Marshall

Bob Thue – Beadle

Corey Enfield – Narrator

Loy Gravholt – Reeves

Ryan Golden – Newsboy

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.)





May 31 – June 7

Today: 8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Erna Jungclaus & Becky (Jungclaus) Neuhalfen in memory of Helen Mischke.

- Heritage Sunday

- Peace with Justice Sunday

- Bucket Sunday

9:30 AM - Coffee Fellowship in Wesley Hall  

  6:00 – 7:30 PM - KFC & SR. High 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 - Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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

- Annual Conference in Fargo, ND through Saturday. Diane Kisch, Heather Hirsch, Bob Thue and Rev. Ron will attend.

6:00 PM - Light supper (freewill offering)

6:00 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference room

7:00 PM - WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays) Contemporary Service

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


- Summer Worship Times a Contemporary Worship service will be held at 7:00pm on each Wednesday evening beginning today, 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 – 11:00am.


- 5th Sunday the Missions Committee would also like to remind the congregation that today is bucket Sunday offering. Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


- KYNT Radio Broadcast There are open spots in June 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.


- 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! 


- History from 1874 An account of the dedication of the church, found in the book, Circuit Riders of the Middle Border follows: “The dedication day finally came the latter part of January, 1874. Bishop Thomas Bowman returned for the event. The Honorable Bartlett Tripp, who later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Dakotas credited with the following account of the dedicatory exercises. “We all went down to see the church dedicated. I don’t suppose we lugged very big pocketbooks, for we didn’t have them in those days. We entered the church and Bishop Bowman was to preach the sermon. We were attracted by his name. He called for the financial report and found that the house he was to dedicate was between two and three thousand dollars in debt. “Usher”, he says, “lock the doors and let no man go from this room until the debt is lifted.” He then preached one of the best sermons on giving I ever heard. General Beadle sat beside me and says, “You give fifty dollars and I will give fifty more.” Before I had a chance to reply he says “Fifty dollars!” and I had to say it too!” An adequate amount was subscribed to cover the indebtedness. Later that same year, 1874, the trustees of the Methodist Church contracted with Sharp and Beck, Carpenters and Builders, to build Church seats @ 60cents per square foot, for a total of $208.80 – and 214.02 with interest.


- Directory Photos If you did not have a photo taken for the directory, we will be taking submitted photos until June 15th.  Please submit a photo no larger than 5x7, preferably matte finish.  If it is photograph done by a professional photographer you must submit a copyright release form. All submitted photos must also include a $10 submission fee.


- Prayer Concerns Please take a minute and look through the prayer concerns and see if it needs updated or deleted.


- 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