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 9, 2017


Palm Sunday/Passion 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






REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)




*SONGS OF PRAISE   Blessed Be Your Name

Sing to the King

*PROCESSION OF THE PALMS (during the singing of the hymn)







“A Joyful Celebration”


SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:1-4 (p. 21)


MESSAGE                     “Not On Our Terms!”  Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                                            You Are My King (Amazing Love)






*SENDING FORTH      Lord, I Lift Your Name on High



Praise Team: Gena Brandt; Ross & Dena Den Herder, Melissa Rempfer, Bill Sohl, Steve King,

Diane Kisch, Julie Mooney, Sophie McKee, Amanda Gravholt, Craig Sherman; Wyatt Yager,

Hannah Buchholz, Brady Jaquith, Katelyn Stewart








Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday/Passion 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)

SPECIAL MUSIC                     “Hosanna!” Kingdom Bells


Still Jesus comes: to us, to our town, to our nation, to our world.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!

Still Jesus rides: to peace rejected, trust betrayed, and hope destroyed.

If we are silent, the stones will cry aloud.

Still Jesus calls: “Come with me, all the way.”

Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Living God. Hosanna in the highest!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #278 (UM hymnal) “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”


O God, as your incarnate passion enters the city gates, riding on a colt, we halfheartedly join the parade.    

Give us the passion to want to follow you even when no one else will.

As those who are waiting for a Savior clamor to shout hosanna, we go through the motions.

Give us the desire to believe even when others do not.

As the disciples draw near to hold on to their Jesus, we keep our distance, choosing the wilderness over a promised land.

Draw us in. Open our clenched hands and frozen hearts.

When the palms are stilled, when we leave the story because we do not want to hear the tale of betrayal, torture, and death.

Hold us in the truth of your unending love.

Forgive us for our own acts of betrayal, and fill us with compassion to believe against all evidence:  

You are the one who turns mourning into dancing, death into life.   




A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #488 (UM hymnal) “Jesus, Remember Me


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:1-4 (p. 21)

MESSAGE               “Not On Our Terms!”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #280 (UM hymnal) “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #2113 (black song book) (refrain only) “Lamb of God”


*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 (

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 Melania Enfield

Greeters                                                                         (8:30) Steve & Jeannie Kasik

(11:00) Joan Neubauer & Rose Nedved

Ushers       (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers

  (11:00) Andy & Chelsa Gall; Rick Peterson

Coffee Fellowship

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

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 9 –16

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

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

 7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper 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 - Finance Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

5:45 PM - Confirmand Class, Confirmation Room

5:45 PM - Jubilee Bell (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

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

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

7:00 PM - Maundy Thursday Worship

8:00 PM   - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday: 8:00 PM - Good Friday Tenebrae Worship

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Easter Sunday



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 bake sale today, Sunday, April 9th.




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.



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 Banquet FUMC will once again be serving at the Banquet on Tuesday, May 2nd. There are sign-up sheets in Wesley Hall for volunteers as well as food donations that would be greatly appreciated.


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.






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.   


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.


Healthy Yankton Community Garden located along Yankton’s West City Limits Road, in the Maren Creek West Greenway. There are several spots still available. For more information contact 668-8590.


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 Our Thoughts and Prayers:


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.)