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 17, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fourth Sunday of Easter/Native American Sunday

Our Mission:

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


GATHERING No Turning Back




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)






*SONGS OF PRAISE   I Will Follow

Lord, I Need You






SPECIAL MUSIC              Hymn to Joy Jubilee Bells




SCRIPTURE Psalm 23; John 10:22-30 (p. 474, 97)


MESSAGE                    “Whose Voice Do You Trust?”  Rev. Ron


SPECIAL MUSIC Sunday School Children






*SENDING FORTH      I Will Follow



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 17, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Easter/Native American Sunday

Our Mission:

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





REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

SPECIAL MUSIC              Hymn to Joy Jubilee Bells


Great Spirit of God, you have healed our wounds.

You have brought us from paths of hurt and anger.

You have blessed our life that we might be a blessing to others.

Let us worship you in great joy.

Let us remember the ways you have turned our mourning into dancing.

Let us give thanks to you forever. AMEN.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #381 (UM hymnal) “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”


“Together We See the Church”

Today we celebrate Native Americans, one of many unique voices that make us whole as the body of Christ. We stand with our sisters and brothers as

they seek to shine light into the world.

Together, as children of God, we stand.

Today we remember that the building of the land of the free came at a cost to those native to these lands. We remember our connection to one another as children of God.

Together, as children of God, we remember.

Today we remember the obstacles the Native American community has overcome, and we recognize the challenges they still face today. We pray, O God, for hope to rise and love to heal.

Together, as children of God, we pray.

Today we hear stories that may sound different from our own. We praise you for the grace in each story and in each life, as more of who you are, O God, is revealed.

Together, as children of God, we praise.

Today we praise you, our Creator. You have created all of us with our different languages, cultures and customs – all in your image. Together, we are the church.

Hear us, your children, O God. Grant us courage to be your church – a church that shines light into darkness, loves our neighbors and brings near your reign. Amen.

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #641 (UM hymnal) “Fill My Cup


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Psalm 23; John 10:22-30 (p. 474, 97)

MESSAGE                   “Whose Voice Do You Trust?”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*SONG OF DEDICATION #2137 (black song book)

“Would I Have Answered When You Called”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #474 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1) “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”


*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 Jake Cunningham

Greeters (8:30) Kevin & Holly Iverson

(11:00) Dan Johnson & Mary Milroy

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

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

Coffee Fellowship Heather Craft & Lawrence Sweet

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence




April 17 - 24

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Dee Carson in memory of her 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

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

5:30 PM - SPPR meets, Conference Room

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

- Information for the REMINDER is due

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

5:15 PM - Confirmand potluck, 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

- Worship Committee meets, Conference 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: - Confirmation Sunday, One service at 8:30am



- Native American Ministries Sunday is today, 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.


- UMW Meeting Don’t be late for the May 2nd meeting of the United Methodist Women.  We begin at 1:30pm and our speaker will be Dr. Doug Upton, Chaplain at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp.  He prepares for and participates wholly in the spiritual lives of a prison population which hovers at the 600+ mark. For the May meeting, he will talk about the re-education programs offered at the prison, focusing on those programs which help to “Mold a Responsible Dad”. First UMC has a reciprocal arrangement with Dr. Upton and the Camp, which allows us to present a worship service there in the “clock” building which was originally a conservatory of music location. Now it is the prison chapel/educational center. Devotions for the day will be led by Barb Hirsch; hostesses are Barb Hirsch and Jean Droppers. All are welcome!


- 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


- Sunday School Sunday, April 24th - No Sunday School due to confirmation; Sunday, May 8th - Last day of Sunday School


- 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)


- 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 

Our current lesson series: Un-Religious


Are you religious? What if being religious isn’t the way to go, but instead it’s all about having a relationship with God? When we start to look at things from that perspective, it opens up a whole new world in our lives. Join us as we discover what it looks like to be Un-Religious.


KFC 6th–8th grade

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


NO KFC April 24th

Our current lesson series Are We There Yet?


Our families are so crucial to developing us into who we will become. They shape how we go through life as well as our perception of who God is. Family is the number one influencer in a teenager’s life–and where they spend the majority of their time. In the four-week series "Are We There Yet," students learn to navigate through their family situations and discover who they need to be to create a healthy family dynamic. 


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:



Nicole Baily fell and broke her leg. She is staying at Majestic Bluffs until the end of May while she heals. Her room is 211. She would love visits but not between 3-5pm. You may call her at 760-1232.


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.


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