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 24, 2016

Contemporary Worship: 8:30 A.M.

Fifth Sunday of Easter/Confirmation Sunday

Our Mission:

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

A Time of Gathering and Praise







REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



Today six young people will be confirmed. Does that have any

significance to you?

It does! We praise God for these young people who will publicly

profess their faith in Christ and claim the name of Christian.

They are looking forward to doing that. But do not assume they have arrived at

perfection and there is nothing more that needs to be done. They have heard

God speak. Today they are answering him. But they will need your help in

following God’s will for their lives. 

May God use me as a source of encouragement and strength; and as

a worthy example for them to follow.




*SONGS OF PRAISE Everything Glorious

Your Grace is Enough







ANTHEM                        You Are Loved Chancel Choir


SCRIPTURE Romans 12:1; John 13:31-38 (p. 151, 102)


MESSAGE                   “Choosing To Follow Jesus” Rev Ron




RESPONSE #347 (vs. 1 & refrain) “Spirit Song”









*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 Aliza Doby

Greeters (8:30)

Ushers (8:30) Jess & Sandy Dennis

Coffee Fellowship Confirmation Reception

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence


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.



April 24 - May 1

Today: - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Terry & Jenae Norton in honor of their granddaughter Natali’s 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

6:30 – 7:30 PM - NO 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

6:30 PM - Church Council meets, Church Lounge

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

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

- REMINDER is mailed

9:00 AM - HSC Party

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

5:30 PM - Board of Trustee meets, Conference 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

9:00 AM - Yankton Ministry Team, Wakonda

7:30 PM - Night Club meets, Upper Room

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

9:00 AM - Sweet Adelines training session, Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Communion



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


- Church Council the Church Council will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30pm the Church Lounge. All members of the Church Council are encouraged to make every effort to attend.


- 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!


- Graduate Recognition 2016 Senior Recognition will be held at the 8:30 service on Sunday, May 15th, with a reception following in Wesley Hall. Seniors you should be getting a letter this week, if you are graduating from High School and did not get a letter call the church office 665-2991). We would also like to list those in our church family that are graduating from college, please call Lisa in the office and let her know who is graduating, from what college and with what degree by Monday, May 9th.


- The Banquet FUMC will once again be serving at the Banquet on Tuesday, May 3rd.  The Mission Committee will be purchasing all the menu items and preparing the meal. Please note the sign-up sheets in Wesley Hall are for donation of your TIME only. We will need help to prepare for the meal, serving and clean up. Please plan to eat with guests and friends that evening as a way of inviting them for fellowship and friendship.


- 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)


- 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. 


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Julie Dykstra’s sister Jen


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.


(If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)