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

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March 6, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fourth Sunday in Lent/One Great Hour of Sharing

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)


SONGS OF PRAISE           My Savior, My God

Your Grace is Enough








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

SCRIPTURE                    Luke 15:1-3; 11b-32 (p. 73)


MESSAGE                  “Never Out of God’s Love”    Rev. Ron 





















*BENEDICTION We Remember You


*SENDING FORTH      Agnus Dei"



Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

March 6, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Lent/One Great Hour of Sharing

 Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




ANTHEM                       “Come Holy Spirit” Chancel Choir

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Come, let us celebrate the forgiving, reconciling love of God.

For once we were lost and felt so far away; now we have been

found and welcomed home.

Know that God’s love is lavished upon you forever.

We rejoice at the news of forgiveness and hope!

Come, let us celebrate and praise the God of Love.




*HYMN OF PRAISE #384 (UM Hymnal) “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #507 (UM Hymnal) “Through It All


A Time of Proclamation

SCRIPTURE Luke 15:2-3, 11b-32 (p. 73)

MESSAGE                   “Never Out of God’s Love”        Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #339 (UM hymnal) “Come, Sinner, to the Gospel Feast”







The Lord is with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give our thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

You, whose hearts are right, sing out in joy!

The one whose wrongdoing is forgiven, whose sin is covered over is

truly happy! The one free of guilt, in whose spirit there is no dishonesty,

that one is truly happy!

When our impatience and selfishness drove us far from you, and we squandered your goodness in extravagant and foolish living, you welcomed us

home with open arms, and removed the stain of our disgrace.

You, who knew no sin, became sin for us, that we might become the

righteousness of the living God.

Your faithful love embraces us, and surrounds us with songs of rescue.

In you we rejoice and are glad. In you our hearts sing out in joy!


And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer

ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with

Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ has risen; Christ will come again.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God), now and forever.




COMMUNION ANTHEM      “With This Communion, We Thank You” Chancel Choir



A Time of Sending Forth



*HYMN OF PARTING #133 (UM hymnal) (refrain only)

“Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”

*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.

- 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 1st. 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.



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.




March 6 – 13

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Ken & Mary Halverson in honor of Joan Neubauer who is citizen of the year.

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

- Adult Crusader Sunday School Class

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class

6:30 – 7:30 PM - KFC Youth Group

7:45 PM - Young Adult Bible Study

Monday: 9:30 AM - Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

1:30 PM - UMW meeting, Church Lounge

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

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

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

    5:15-5:45 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-5th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

5:45 PM - Confirmand Class, Confirmation Room

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

6:30 PM - Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

7:15 PM - Lenten Study    

7:15 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

7:00 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal (through Lent)

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 12:00 PM - Administrative Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs at Minervas

3-8 PM - Pinewood derby practice in Wesley Hall

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

9 AM - Pine wood derby

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: 4 PM- DWU (Dakota Wesleyan University) Spring Concert



- One Great Hour of Sharing UMCOR is a worldwide emergency relief organization and a non-profit agency of the United Methodist Church. The 5 core areas where they provide relief are: Hunger, Health, Refugees, Emergencies and Relief Supplies. 100% of donations are channeled directly to the earmarked project or relief effort. Those funds come from us. UMCOR’s current responsibility is “To provide immediate relief of acute human need and to respond to the suffering of persons in the world caused by natural, ecological, political turmoil, and civil disaster.” United Methodist Book of Discipline


- DWU Spring Tour Sunday March 13th at 4pm here at First Church. Featuring the Highlanders, Dakota Wesleyan Choir, Women’s Chamber Choir, The Singing Scotchmen and Wesleyan Bells


- Heritage Sunday is April 10th.  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.


- Girl Scout Sunday is March 13th. All Brownies and Girl Scouts please meet Sara Olson in the Church Lounge before services to present flag and led congregation in the pledge of allegiance.


- KYNT Radio Broadcast It’s time to sign up to sponsor a Radio Broadcast during the 2016 year.  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.


- UMW Meeting All women of the church are invited to attend the March 7th meeting of UMW. The term “United Methodist Women” is not used loosely in this case. The Monday, March 7th meeting will feature a program presented by our own Kristi Palecek, who is doing ground-breaking (not literally) work in our community.  We gather at 1:30 p.m. and will share devotions presented by Judy Bevers with assistance from Rose Nedved on the piano, followed by our program. There will be a short business meeting with discussions concerning officers and committee chairs for next year, the June retreat and much more. Members voted at the February meeting to provide items for the Health Kit (list of ingredients available from Joan Neubauer) at this meeting in order to begin assembling the kits and perhaps some layettes as well. The meeting will conclude with a light snack served by hostesses Margie Stengle and Myrna Stouffer.  Our numbers are growing – come and join us!


 - The Missions Committee has elected to make a donation of $600.00 to The Center for the month of February.  This facility is a United Way Agency and depends on the support of this community. This facility served over 48,000 home cooked meals in (2014-2015). Plus, it provides tax assistance to over 400 individuals and families, provides supplemental food boxes to over 2,300 Seniors, provides snow removal to 30 Seniors, disburses pet food to low income families, provides Medicare Part D assistance, and delivers over 18,000 Meals on Wheels to those that are homebound. This facility plays a crucial and vital roll in our community, and we proudly support it.

- Habitat Rummage Sale Habitat 500 Bike Team will hold their annual rummage sale April 1st & 2nd. Because more space is needed the sale will be at The Mill 104 Capitol St. As you do spring cleaning let us recycle your “extras”.  Call Tom & Jane at 665-8303 if you need things picked up.


- March Madness will be taking place during the month of March. If you would like to donate items needed in the church kitchen and bathrooms, please do so by purchasing from the provided list and put in the marked box in entryway. Items needed: paper products, dish soap, regular and decaf. Coffee, Coffee Mate, sugar packets, Kleenexes, nice toilet paper, small jugs Clorox, hand sanitizer, and kitchen clean-up spray. Thank you for your donation!


- Rose Ensemble Concert Sunday, April 3rd, 2:30-4pm., in the Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel. This portion of their tour is called Slavic Wonders which includes stunning 12-part Baroque motets from the Russian Orthodox tradition, Medieval Latin chants for Slavic saints and powerful double-choir works from the Polish Renaissance. More information on this ensemble can be found at This yearly program/concert began in 2001 when the new Sacred Heart Monastery was builtAdmission is free. For more information call S. Patricia Ann Toscano at 605-668-6168 or email


Student Ministries

Sr. High 9th12th grade

We meet on Wednesday nights in the Youth Room. 7:15-8:45pm Lesson and discussion 


Current Message Series: Renegade Gospel

 Who was Jesus, really? Wasn’t the central figure to the Christian faith a man who denied all preconceived notions about what God should look like? Wouldn’t associating with him have meant joining a rebel movement? Doesn’t it still? Renegade Gospel is a church study that challenges believers to come to terms with the real Jesus—the rebel Jesus.



KFC 6th–8th grade

We meet Sunday nights in the Youth Room 6:30pm-7:30pm


Current Message Series: John

John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.



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.)


In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor Corey Enfield (

Church Secretary          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist/Choir Director Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Liza Larson/Carla Hummel

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila

Acolyte Miya Noecker

Greeters (8:30) Nancy Hetherington

(11:00) Mitch Hofer & Mariah Hofer

Ushers (8:30) Bob & Jane Walser; Laurie Baily Rhonda Hofer

  (11:00) Paula Keehr, Jack Skinner, Rick Peterson

Coffee Fellowship Brian & Joy Korman family; Christy Hagge

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

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

Steve King, Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Sophie McKee, Amanda Gravholt,

          Craig Sherman; Wyatt Yager, Hannah Buchholz, Tim Herchenroether, Katelyn Stewart