First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Wednesday, January 23, 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 23, 2017


Second Sunday of Easter/Heritage Sunday/Camp 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                                                                       This I Believe (The Creed)




REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)






*SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                             Forever Reign

                                                                                                                 Jesus Loves Me







Cong:  We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new phase of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.


Cong & Pastor: We will pray for you and for the whole family of God


RESPONSE #557 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1)                       “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”


FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART                                             “I Doubt It”


SCRIPTURE                                              1 Peter 3:1-9; John 20:19-31 (p. 219, 108)


MESSAGE              “The Courage and Faith to Question”                      Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                 Mighty to Save






*SENDING FORTH                                                  Let Everything That Has Breath



Traditional Worship

11:00 A.M.

April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter/Heritage Sunday/Camp Sunday

Our Mission:

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


A Time of Gathering and Praise





SPECIAL MUSIC        “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”         Jubilee Bells

REGISTERING OUR ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                               

      This is the time to let go of fear and embrace hope.

            This is the place to release our burdens and accept God’s mercy.

        This is the season to begin again and make things new.  

            These are the people who will remind us of God’s grace.

        The living Christ dwells among us, the promise of everlasting life.  

            All: The living Christ lives within us, the promise of boundless love.



*HYMN OF PRAISE #303 (Um hymnal)                     “The Day of Resurrection”


A Time of Prayer


SHARING CONCERNS                                                                              



PRAYER RESPONSE #2086 (black song book)                    “Open Our Eyes


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE                             1 Peter 3:1-9; John 20:19-31 (p. 219, 108)

MESSAGE          “The Courage and Faith to Question”               Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




*OFFERTORY RESPONSE #95 (UM hymnal)                                                

                                            “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


HYMN OF DEDICATION #553 (Um hymnal)              “And Are We Yet Alive”


A Time of Sending Forth



*HYMN OF PARTING #673 (Um hymnal) (stz. 1 & 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.


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                                                                                                               Ethan Rempfer        

Greeters                                                                           (8:30) Chad & Susie McCorkell family

                                (11:00) Donna Mraz; Marlene Nebola

Ushers                                                                       (8:30) Bob and Jane Walser; Kevin McKee

                                                                          (11:00) Mitch & Alice Hofer; Paul & Mary Pietela

Coffee Fellowship                                                                               Cake for Heritage Sunday

Nursery Attendant                                                                          Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                                           Curt Dykstra/Terry Norton

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

                        Tim Herchenroether; Randy Heisinger; Barb Hirsch; Brady Jaquith; Steve King;

                               Sophie McKee; Julie Mooney; Melissa Rempfer; Craig Sherman; Bill Sohl;

                                                           Katelyn Stewart; Wyatt Yager; Diane Kisch; Joy Korman;










Updated Directory there are a few updated directories available at the welcome table. Please let Lisa know if any information needs changed.


Hear ye! Hear ye!

Welcome to Mighty Fortress, where kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation—their fortress and sure defense. So raise your banner! In Jesus, the victory is won!


Vacation Bible School Registration is now open!  Please register at  VBS will be June 4th-8th from 6:15pm-8pm each evening.  


If you would like to volunteer to help, have questions, or need help registering please contact us at 


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.

       National Day of Prayer            

Thursday, May 4th Noon-12:50pm

Yankton County Government Center 3rd Street & Broadway

In case of inclement weather • Yankton City Gym, 5th & Walnut

Bring a folding chair if standing is a problem

Show Up & Pray

 Come when you can - Leave when you need to

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.)






April 23 – 30

Today:  8:30 AM    -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by                              Steve & Mikael Pietila in honor of Pippa & Daylie.

               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

                             -  Education Committee meets, 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

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

             1:00 PM   -  Piecemakers Quilting

             6:30 PM   -  Church Council, Church Lounge

   7:00 – 8:30 PM   - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: 9 AM   -  HSC Party           

                              -  REMINDER is mailed

               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 meeting, Conference 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

             8:00 PM      - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

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

    12:30 - 2:30 PM   -  ERTH

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:          -  Confirmation Sunday, 9:30am Service

                              -  Bucket Sunday



April 30th, Worship Service – 9:30 a.m.

Confirmation Reception – following worship service. No Sunday School


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.


Fifth Sunday Bucket, April 30th Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month.  This month’s offering will go to Habitat for Humanity. Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.



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 23rd. 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.