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:



March 20, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Palm/Passion 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 Blessed Be Your Name






SPECIAL MUSIC           “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Jubilee Bells


REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE      Sing to the King

You Are My King (Amazing Love)


*PROCESSION OF THE PALMS (during the singing of the hymn)





BAPTISM HYMN #608 “This Is The Spirit’s Entry Now”



Today we baptize Dylan Joseph Barnett, son of Alexa Davis


RESPONSE #191 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & 3) “Jesus Loves Me”


SCRIPTURE Luke 19:28-40 (p. 78)


MESSAGE     “Having the Experience but Missing the Meaning!” Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE               We Fall Down




*SENDING FORTH Blessed Be the Name of the Lord




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, Brady Jaquith, Katelyn Stewart




Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

Palm Sunday/Passion 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           “Behold!  The King Comes!” Kingdom Bells


SPECIAL MUSIC           “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Jubilee Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Our journey with Christ brings great joy and sometimes anxiety.

During this Holy week may we relive Jesus’s own journey to the cross.

The final steps of Jesus toward the cross reminds us of the anxiety

of our journey.

May this week strengthen our understanding of who Jesus is and

who we are in relation to the crucified Christ.

In celebration today, we join the crowds of old,

Waving branches, giving honor to the messiah.

Yet our celebration is bittersweet, for our story doesn’t end here.

We know the pain of what lies ahead.

Today anticipates the rest of the story.

A story of betrayal and death, a story of hope and resurrection.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #280 (UM hymnal) “All Glory, Laud and Honor”

*PROCESSION OF THE PALMS (during the singing of the hymn)


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #488 (UM hymnal) “Jesus, Remember Me


A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART     “A Rock Concert!”

SCRIPTURE  Luke 19:28-40 (p. 78)

MESSAGE   “Having the Experience but Missing the Meaning” Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #277 (UM hymnal) “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #671 (UM hymnal) (stz. 2)

  “Lord, Dismissing with Thy Blessing”


*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.


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



The families of Rose Cap and Howard Relf. They passed away.


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 Cohan Pietz

Greeters (8:30) Dena Heeney/Dawn & Lonnie Kabella

(11:00) Randy & Sharon Heisinger

Ushers (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Amber Reaney, Barb Hirsch

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

Coffee Fellowship Youth Group

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

- 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 20 – 27

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Shar Peterson in honor of Marks birthday.

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

- Sr. High Bake Sale

12:30 PM - Prison Ministry

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

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

9:00 AM - HSC Party

- Information for the Reminder is due

- NO Bell Choir rehearsals this week.

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - Board of Trustee meets, Conference Room

5:45 PM - Confirmand Class, Confirmation Room

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

8:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

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 - Maundy Thursday Worship

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

Friday: 8:00 PM - Good Friday Tenebrae Worship

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:   - Easter Sunday

7:00 AM - Sonrise Service with breakfast to follow



- 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.





- Native American Ministries Sunday is April 10th. Through Native American Ministries Sunday, United Methodist play a positive role by empowering Native American Pastors, congregations and

seminary students to worship and serve Jesus. When you give on Special Sundays, you change the world one life at a time. Your gift makes possible vital ministries of the United Methodist Church.

The Missions Committee.


- Church Directory there are a few 2016 Church Directories available on the Welcome Table. If you have a new phone number, address or email please let Lisa in the office know.


- 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.


- UMW The April 4th meeting of United Methodist Women will be an exciting one. Vice-President and Program Chair Barb Hirsch has made arrangements to have a representative or two from the McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls as our special guest(s). The topic will be “New Hope for a Better Life”. If you have not visited the Ranch, this is your opportunity to – perhaps - get a broader perspective on what is being done there.  All women of the church are invited to attend this and all other meetings of the group. We gather at 1:30pm and will share devotions presented by Rose Nedved, followed by our program. There will be a short business meeting with discussions about our assistance to the Homeless Shelter, the June retreat and much more.  The meeting will conclude with a light snack served by hostesses Jane Miller and Judy Bevers.  Bring a friend!  We know you will both enjoy our fellowship.


- 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!


- MMC Theatre presents 5th Annual Stations of the Cross with Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Tuesday, March 22nd, 7 p.m., Marian Auditorium.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Free.


- 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.