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 10, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Third Sunday of Easter/Heritage Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise


GATHERING Build Your Kingdom Here




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


*SONGS OF PRAISE   Heart of Worship

As It Is In Heaven












SCRIPTURE Psalm 119:105-112, Deuteronomy 11:1-3, 19-22 John 10:1-14

(p. 537, 161, 97)


MESSAGE                       “Who Am I?”  Pastor Deb Mack


SONG OF PRAISE                How Great is Our God






*SENDING FORTH      Let Everything that has Breath



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

Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Sophie McKee, Amanda Gravholt, Brady Jaquith, Wyatt Yager,

Hannah Buchholz, Katelyn Stewart, Tim Herchenroether, Craig Sherman




Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 10, 2016

Third Sunday of Easter/Heritage 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                   “Holy is the Lord” Kingdom Bells


  We come to hear the story of God’s faithfulness to past generations.

But we also look to the future as well as the past.

  The God who was with our ancestors is with us as well.

Then we can go forward in hope. Whatever else fails,

God remains faithful. Nothing can separate us from the

love of God! Praise be to God!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #710 (UM hymnal) “Faith of Our Fathers”



A Time of Prayer



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

A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE   Psalm 119:105-112, Deuteronomy 11:1-3, 19-22 John 10:1-14

 (p. 537, 161, 97)

MESSAGE                          “Who Am I?” Pastor Deb Mack


A Time of Response and Dedication



“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


SONG OF DEDICATION #57 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1-5)

“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

A Time of Sending Forth


*SONG OF PARTING #673 (UM hymnal)

“God Be with You till We Meet Again”

*POSTLUDE*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 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 Owen Wieseler

Greeters (8:30) Dave & Marilyn Holzwarth

(11:00) Joel & Lisa Karnes

Ushers (8:30) Mike & Denise Erickson

  (11:00) Terry & Jenae Norton, Andy & Chelsa Gall

Coffee Fellowship History Committee

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence



April 10 - 17

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by

Steve & Jeannie Kasik in memory of their granddaughter Pepper Kasik.

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

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

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

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

5:00 PM - Trustees cleanup day

    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

7:00 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

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

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

12:30 PM - ERTH (Ecumenical Religious Training for the Handicapped) in Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: Native American Sunday (special offering)



- 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.

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.


- 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


- The Mission Committee focus of the month for April is Prison Ministries.  2016 has been an exciting year for our prison ministry.  We will be participating in 3 more worship services at the federal prison camp here in Yankton.  The dates of the services are as followed July 24th, October 30th and December 18th.  Anyone wishing to be a part of this valuable ministry is encouraged to join us.  We need people to greet, read scripture, share joys and concerns, preach but the most important job is to attend and share a time of worship and community with the campers. It is very rewarding. A simple background form and willingness to serve is all that’s required. If you would like more information on this valuable ministry of the church please contact any member of the prison ministries team (Corey Enfield, Bob Thue, Paula Keehr, Julie Moderegger, Steve Kasik, Vivan VanEssen and Brain Korman)


- 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 Des Moines Metro Opera and performs operas primarily in schools and communities. There is no admission charge.


- Matt Maher “The Sinners and Saints” Tour coming to Mount Marty College! Mount Marty College is preparing to welcome Matt Maher and “The Saints and Sinners Tour” to campus for a special night of music and worship in Cimpl Arena on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. This tour is on the heels of Matt Maher’s three GRAMMY® nominations this year, including “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” for his project Saints And Sinners (2015). Inspired by leaders of faith who left profound marks on Christianity, the album highlights songs influenced by historical greats such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa. The album also produced the No. 1 radio single, GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award winning song, “Because He Lives (Amen).” Tickets are on sale now at  Tickets are $18 or $14 for groups of 10 +, plus appropriate fees. For more information contact or visit .


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 10th. 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:


The family of Judy Nielson. Judy 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.)