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

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March 12, 2017


Second Sunday in Lent/Girl Scout Sunday


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 Your Grace is Enough




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



Girl Scouts




*SONGS OF PRAISE   Jesus Loves Me

Lamb of God






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



Today we baptize Maya Emery & Preston Hayes Nedved, daughter/son of Frank & Sarah Nedved; Maren Marie Nedved daughter of Scott & Molly Nedved.


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


SCRIPTURE  John 3:1-17 (p. 88)


MESSAGE                “The Wind Is Going to Blow One Day”  Rev. Ron






*SENDING FORTH      You Are My All in All



Praise Team:  Gena Brandt; Hannah Buchholz; Ross, Dena & Harper Den Herder; Tim Herchenroether;

Randy Heisinger; Barb Hirsch; Brady Jaquith; Steve King; Diane Kisch; Joy Korman; Sophie McKee;

Julie Mooney; Melissa Rempfer; Craig Sherman; Bill Sohl; Katelyn Stewart; Wyatt Yager




Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

March 12, 2017

Second Sunday in Lent/Girl Scout Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


Girl Scouts 


Nicodemus came to Jesus by night.

We are so often in the dark concerning God’s purposes.

We come to worship seeking light.

May we be born anew into Christ’s light.  



*HYMN OF PRAISE #98 (UM hymnal) “To God Be the Glory”

PRAYER LITANY “God, Perform Again the Wonders of Your love”

Let us turn joyfully to God, who renews us daily with love, and ask for those things we need:

“God, perform again the wonders of Your love.”

Eternal God, make all things new, beginning with us:

“God, perform again the wonders of Your love.”

Give us the mind of Christ and the power of Your Holy Spirit that we may be refreshed by worship and go on to live our lives abundantly:

“God, perform again the wonders of Your love.”

Some of us have come with happiness and gratitude and want to give thanks:

“God, perform again the wonders of Your love.”

Some of us have come with disappointment and sadness and need to be comforted and encouraged:

“God, perform again the wonders of Your love.”

Some have come with no particular feeling at all and need to be challenged and

made to see Your truth:

“God, perform again the wonders of Your love.”

Help us, God, that during this day we may have our needs met, through the power of Christ as it is made manifest in our friends, our neighbors, and in ourselves. AMEN.

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2152 (black song book) “Change My Heart


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE John 3:1-17 (p. 88)

MESSAGE            “The Wind Is Going To Blow One Day”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication





“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #389 (UM hymnal) “Freely, Freely”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2108 (black song book) “O How He Loves You and Me”


*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.







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 24th. 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 May 1st.  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 May 1st – 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 12 – 19

Today:  8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Ted Mickelson in memory of Nadine Mickelson.

9:00 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

Monday: 9:30 AM - Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

5:30 PM - Head Start party, Wesley Hall

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Wesley Hall

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

12:07 - 12:53 PM  - Men's Bible Study, Wesley Hall

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: 9 AM - HSC Party

    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)

7:15 – 8 PM - Lenten Study, Sanctuary

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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Wesley Hall

5:45 PM - Music meeting, Wesley Hall

6:00 PM - Safe Sanctuary

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

7:00 PM   - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday: 3:30 PM - Pinewood Derby setup, Wesley Hall

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

9:00 – 2 PM - Pinewood Derby, Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room


Men's Bible Study at Lunch Time

The Brown Bag Bible Study meets every Tuesday in Wesley Hall.  In order to accommodate people’s lunch hour and travel time to and from the church, the actual study time is scheduled from 12:07 to 12:53pm. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to dig a little deeper into the Scripture text for the week. Several men in the group take turns sharing leadership for this lunch- providing background on the text and inviting participants to think about the text in the context of the real world. Discussion is expected to be lively and insightful. No sign up necessary! Join the Brown Bag study any week that you are available over the noon hour.



For First UMC Sunday Services and Wednesday Activities:


For cancellations for Sunday morning worship services or Sunday school be sure to listen to KYNT 1450, WNAX 570 or KVHT 106.3 radio stations or go to and check the close line.  For Wednesday activities remember if there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no Wednesday night activities. Always remember to use your own best judgment before heading out.



A huge THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets, donated food, cooked, served, prayed for, cleaned up and helped in any other way at the Turkey Supper. The supper is our largest fundraiser for our summer mission trips and it wouldn't be possible without all the wonderful people that make up the church! We look forward to sharing the love that you all have shown us with the people of Mission, Texas this summer.


The 2017 Mission Trip Team

Alexis Craft, Ashely Craft, Bailey Wieseler, Julianna Enfield, Sean Garcia, Brady Jaquith, Nancy Hetherington and Corey Enfield 


Heritage Sunday in April

Fifty-year Methodists will be recognized.  We will honor 90-year old and up persons in our congregation as a special feature


The Habitat Bike Team is accepting donations of lightly used furniture, appliances less than 8- years’ old, household items and nicer clothing.  Donations may be dropped off at the new Habitat Warehouse located at 218 Capital Street on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings until noon.  If you need assistance with moving your items, please contact Tom or Jane Gilmore at 665-8303 to schedule a time for pickup.  The rummage sale will be held at the Old Mill located at 102 Capitol Street and overflow items, along with building materials will be sold at the Habitat Warehouse.  Mark your calendar for the first and biggest rummage sale of the year, April 7th and 8th!


Pre-School-3rd Grade:

We have completed our first 9 weeks of our new rotational Sunday School for this age group.  We feel that the program is off to a great start, the students are enjoying the movement and multiple learning styles in this system.  The biggest blessing has been the addition of the Praise Team leading music!  Having parents comment on how great it is to have their children singing the Sunday school songs at home is an affirmation that the Spirt is moving in the Children's Ministry.  


Sr. High Sunday School

We are currently in need of someone with a heart for students to lead our Sr. High Sunday school class for the remainder of the school year. If you feel this may be you, please visit Corey and we can work on the details to get our Sr. High Sunday Class up and running again.



The World Day of Prayer is back on! All of the neighborhoods at Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs have been cleared to have visitors again and the residents can also attend the service.


World Day of Prayer is rescheduled for Friday, March 31st. The service is sponsored by Church Women United in the Gathering Place at Majestic Bluffs, 2111 W. 11th St., at 2:00pm. This is an ecumenical celebration of informed prayer and prayerful action. People who want to sing in the choir are urged to come at 1:00pm to practice.


Dr. Nick Saoi, originally from the Philippines, and Mrs. Saoi, will display many items from the islands. 


Written by the women of the Philippines, the program calls us to worship considering the words: “Am I being unfair to you?” from Matthew 20: 1-16. With these words as backdrop, we are invited to learn about the Philippines’ history and rich cultural diversity. 


For more information about the local service, contact Mary Alice Halverson at (605)665-5040 or Veronica Trezona at (605)660-5612. You can contact the national office of World Day of Prayer USA by going online to www, 



This year we will be having VBS the week of June 4th-8th.   


VBS 2017 is a victory celebration! In Mighty Fortress VBS, your children learn that in Jesus, the victory is won! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts about God, our Mighty Fortress, and the victory Jesus has won for us.


On-Line Registration will be open soon.   So plan to come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. Plus, you’ll learn in Jesus, the victory is won!


VBS is a great opportunity to serve and have an impact on children from our church and the community.  We have ways to serve for everybody, so please prayerfully consider in what area(s) you can use your talents during VBS.   


Calvary Baptist Church will host a Priscilla Shirer live simulcast on Saturday, April 8th 9am – 4:30pm. The event will feature Shirer’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching, worship music led by Anthony Evans, and unique prayer times. Women will be challenged and encouraged to know God’s Word and grow deeper in their faith. Women will be challenged and encouraged to know God’s Word and grow deeper in their faith. Priscilla Shirer has authored a number of published Bible studies, books, and devotionals specifically for women including Armor of God and Discerning the Voice of God. She also starred in the Christian film War Room, which has prompted many to deepen their relationship with God through prayer. Tickets are $20 (includes) and are sold weekdays in the church office through April 2. Contact the church (605) 665-5594 for more information


Youth Group News

Sr. High - Meets Wednesday nights 7:15 pm- 8:30 pm


Jr. High - Meets Sunday nights 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm


In His Service:


Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Christian Ed Director/Youth Pastor Corey Enfield (

Office Manager          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 Antani Kabella

Greeters                                                                         (8:30) Francis & Kristi Hunhoff

(11:00) Neta Thompson & Vivian VanEssen

Ushers       (8:30) Michael & Denise Erickson

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

Coffee Fellowship Darin and Lara Cunningham

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee card seller


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Mark Giziewski


Church family and all men & women serving in the military and their families.


Above are the most recent prayer concerns.


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