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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April 2, 2017


Fifth Sunday in Lent/Communion 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






REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE           Revelation Song

Your Great Name





PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)


SCRIPTURE                     John 11:1-45 (p. 98)


MESSAGE            “Seeing God’s Work In Us and For Us”    Rev. Ron 


















You Are My All in All





*SENDING FORTH      We Remember You






Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 2, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Lent/Communion Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise




RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM                   “Blessed By Your Grace” Chancel Choir


   Coming from places that have seen better days,

God bids us to celebrate this day, a day full of new possibilities.   

Coming with our breath taken away by grief,

the Holy Spirit breathes a new life within us, renewing our connection with God and with one another.

Coming to worship seeking a hope that will endure,

Christ unbinds the fetters that hold us in death, speaking in word and sacrament, and building community for holy service.  



*HYMN OF PRAISE #384 (UM hymnal) “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling


A Time of Prayer




PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #2215 (black song book) “Cares Chorus


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE John 11:1-45 (p. 98)  

MESSAGE                   “Seeing God’s Work In Us and For Us” Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #618 (UM Hymnal)   “Let Us Break Bread Together”







Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give our thanks to the Holy One.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


And so, with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join in their unending hymn.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of

your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name

of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


And so in remembrance of your mighty acts and your promise of new life in Christ Jesus, we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.


COMMUNION ANTHEM          “You Who Are Thirsty” Chancel Choir



A Time of Sending Forth


*HYMN OF PARTING #672 (UM hymnal) (stz. 4 & refrain)

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”


*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.


April 2 – 9

Today:  8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Suzanne & Madason Tessier in honor of Morgan, Tara & Terry

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

1:30 PM - United Methodist Women meeting, Church Lounge

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, Room 103

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

Wednesday: 5:15 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)

6:00 PM - Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

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, Conference Room

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

6:30 PM - Evangelism Committee Conference Room

7:00 PM   - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday: 10 AM - XYZ meets, Church Lounge

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

- Sweet Adelines workshop

12:30 – 2:30 PM - ERTH, Wesley Hall

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Palm/Passion Sunday

- Sr. High bake sale


Haiti Team 2017

Some members will be sharing pictures from their recent mission trip! If interested, join us during the Sunday School hour this Sunday, April 2nd, from 9:45 to 10:45am in the Senior High youth room.

See you then!


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.



Sr. High Youth are having a bake sale Sunday April 9th.



Heritage Sunday April 23rd

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.


Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) is on April 13th.  Our time together will end with Holy Communion.  This will all take place in the Sanctuary beginning at 7:00pm.





Good Friday is April 14th. The Tenebrae Service will begin at 8:00pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.





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


The Way of the Cross Procession Good Friday April 14th Starts at approximately 4:45pm (immediately following the 3 pm Liturgy & Chaplet) the procession will start at Sacred Heart Church 509 Capitol St. Questions Call 660-2522. A silent procession through the streets of Yankton with 3 stops along the way for a time of Scripture, prayer, & song. Please join us!

Sponsored by the Catholic lay movement, Communion & Liberation of Yankton, SD.





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 Bode Thurman

Greeters                                                                         (8:30) Rodger & Mary Johnson

(11:00) Merle & Virginia Larson; Jill Larson

Ushers       (8:30) Merle & Virginia Larson; Laurie Baily; Rhonda Hofer

  (11:00) Paula Keehr; Rick Peterson; Jack Skinner; Loy Gravholt

Coffee Fellowship Duane & Carol Grimme

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee card seller

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



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Sherry Daugherty’s mom Kathleen Brannick passed away today. She lived in Minnesota.


Chuck Gukeisen


Ken Bevers


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.)