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 3, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Our Mission:

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



A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING MUSIC Wonderful, Merciful Savior




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE           Your Great Name

Our God Saves






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

SCRIPTURE Acts 5:27-32; John 20:19-31 (p. 115, 108)


MESSAGE                  “Easter in Us!”    Rev. Ron 



















Above All





*SENDING FORTH      May You Run and Not Be Weary"




Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 3, 2016

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




ANTHEM                       “Seek Ye First” Chancel Choir

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Peace be with you.

And also with you.

As we enter into God’s presence, God calls us by name and invites

us to believe.

We believe, O God. Help our unbelief!

As we enter into Christ’s resurrection story, Christ offers us the

fullness of life everlasting.

May we live our faith with the fullness of hope and joy!

As we enter into this time of worship, the Spirit blesses us with a holy calling.

May we live as disciples, serve as Jesus served, love as God loves,

and offer salvation as Christ has offered salvation to us.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #2115 (black song book) “Christ Has Risen”


A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #420 (UM Hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Breathe On Me, Breath of God


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE Acts 5:27-32; John 20:19-31 (p. 115, 108)

MESSAGE                        “Easter In Us!”        Rev. Ron



A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #2255 (black song book) “In The Singing”







The Lord is with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your voices to speak of this great love!

We lift them up in joyful acclamation!

It is right and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere, to give thanks to you, Living God. Time after time, you draw us here to inspire us, feed us and save us. 

Especially when our love fails, you are here, steadfast and true. You created this world and called it good. You created us to proclaim your good to all. We remember the life and ministry of Jesus: how he healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and preached forgiveness and peace. It was at this table that he issued the invitation: to gather together, to share together, to remember together, and to go and do likewise in the world. And so, in this Easter season, we raise our voices to proclaim this timeless truth:

Christ has died. Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us, your people, and on these gifts of bread and cup. Make us lovers and tellers of your word. Make us healers and bestowers of your grace. And make us one body in Jesus Christ. All glory and honor is yours, Almighty God, now and for all time!




COMMUNION ANTHEM         “You Who Are Thirsty” Chancel Choir



A Time of Sending Forth



*HYMN OF PARTING #364 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain) “Because He Lives”

*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.





April 3 - 10

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Arlo & Carlene Watchorn in memory of their parents.

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

5:45 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

- Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

7:00 PM - Chancel Choir rehearsal

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

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

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

Scrapbook Senior High

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

Scrapbook – Senior High

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: Heritage Sunday



- 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 17th. 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.


- 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.


- Worship Service Deadline If needing to make an announcement at a worship service, especially if you are in need of something inserted or played during the service, it needs to be given to Carla Hummel no later than the end of Thursday prior to the service.  If preparing for special services, please allow at least 2 days’ notice in order to properly prepare for the addition. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the sound system and PowerPoint presentation so that I am able to provide the best possible service, the deadline allows us all a chance to practice and test so that it becomes a more flawless presentation.  Thanks for your consideration!

Carla Hummel


- UMW Meeting 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.


- 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


- OPERA Iowa Performers coming to Yankton Arias In Concert, the performers of OPERA Iowa, will be in Yankton on Tuesday, April 12th, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Scott Arens is pianist for the group, all the rising stars of OPERA Iowa. They will be singing favorite opera arias and musical theater selections. The troupe was last in Yankton in 2015 performing an opera. OPERA Iowa is an educational program of the DeMoines Metro Opera and performs operas primarily in schools and communities. There is no admission charge.



Youth News

Sr. High 9th–12th grade

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


KFC 6th–8th grade

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


- 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.

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 Gracie Thurman

Greeters (8:30) Troy & Brook Thurman

(11:00) Erna Huiteman

Ushers (8:30) Laurie Baily Rhonda Hofer

  (11:00) Loy Gravholt, 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,

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