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:



March 19, 2017


Third Sunday in Lent


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 At the Cross (Love Ran Red)




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)




*SONGS OF PRAISE   As It Is In Heaven


SPECIAL MUSIC                This is the Day Kingdom Bells & Praise Team







“Would You Like Something to Drink?”


SCRIPTURE  John 4:5-42 (p. 89)


MESSAGE                “A Thirst Only Jesus Can Satisfy”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                                                                   My Savior, My God






*SENDING FORTH      Isn't He



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 19, 2017

Third Sunday in Lent

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)

SPECIAL MUSIC                    “Just as I Am” Jubilee Bells


Come, all who are thirsty!

Christ offers living water to all.

Come, all who have doubts.

Christ offers living water to all.

Come, all who long for rest.

Christ offers living water to all.

Come, all who are in need of God’s love.

Christ offers living water to all.

Come and Worship!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #127 (UM hymnal) “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

*LITANY   “Is the Lord Really With Us or Not?” – Exodus 17:1-7

Moses leads you up from the land of Egypt, out of the chains of slavery into the burdens of freedom. And you sing to the Lord, saying, “The Lord is our strength and our song; the Lord has become our salvation.”

The Lord our God is among us.

But now you come to a pool of water; you cannot drink because it is bitter. And you murmur against Moses; you mutter against the Lord.

Is the Lord among us or against us?

Then the Lord shows Moses a tree, and Moses throws it into the water, and the water becomes sweet.

The Lord our God is among us.

Now you set out for another place; you leave the oasis and come into the wilderness. Food is not to be found. And again you murmur against Moses; you mutter against the Lord.

Is the Lord among us or against us?

But the Lord sends quail-meat in the evening and manna-bread in the morning, and all of you are filled.

The Lord our God is among us.

Now you move on from the wilderness; you make camp after another day. But again you have no water to drink. You murmur against Moses.

Why did you bring us up out of Egypt? Will you kill us and our children

with thirst?

You mutter against the Lord.

Is the Lord among us or against us?

Then the Lord shows Moses a rock, and water flows from its center. You thirst is


The Lord our God is among us.

O faithless generation! Have you believed only because you have seen signs? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe!

All: We believe, O Lord; forgive us our unbelief. Help us to believe without seeing!

A Time of Prayer





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


A Time of Proclamation



“Would You Like Something to Drink?”

SCRIPTURE John 4:5-42 (p. 89)

MESSAGE            “A Thirst Only Jesus Can Satisfy”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #420 (UM hymnal) “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2150 (black song book) (stz. 1, 3) “Lord, Be Glorified”


*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 19 – 26

Today:  8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Neta Thompson in memory of Andy Thompson.

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

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Wesley Hall

6:30 PM - Education Committee, Conference Room

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

Noon – 4 PM - PEO, Wesley Hall

12:07 - 12:53 PM  - Men's Bible Study, Room 103

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

5:30 PM - S/P/P/R meets, Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee Meets, Conference Room

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

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meets, Conference Room

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

1:30 PM - History Committee meets

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

Next Sunday: - One Great Hour of sharing - special offering


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.




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


Building 429 is bringing their Worship in the Round Tour to Mount Marty College!

Featuring Josh Wilson and Chris August, to campus for a special night of music and worship in Cimpl Arena on Thursday, April 27th, at 7:00pm. The Worship in the Round Tour is celebrating a special tradition in Nashville of artists coming together and worshiping on stage together instead of their individual sets. The artists will also share a number of stories behind their songs, and the ministry impact as God is using these songs to minister too many across the world. Tickets are on sale now at  Tickets are $20 or $18 for groups of 10 +, plus appropriate fees. For more information contact or visit .



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 Austin Gobel

Greeters                                                                          (8:30) Scott & Molly Nedved

(11:00) Paula Keehr; Ted Mickelson

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

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

Coffee Fellowship Scott & Beth Parr

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee card seller


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


The family of Mary Alice Halverson, Ken passed away this past week.


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.)