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:



April 30, 2017


Third Sunday of Easter/Confirmation Sunday


Blended Worship: 9:30 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 MUSIC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Christ is Enough

                                                                                                              No Turning Back




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



     God of the Ages, we come today as your people who have been called to rise up and follow you. The journey of faith is a journey through life. We are                                                 pilgrims, travelers, making our way. We dwell temporarily on this pathway of the                                  saints. We walk the same highway and follow the same landmarks that led                                             them.

           But for each generation, in each time and place, and for each seeker                         who travels this way, the road seems different.

     Today, we celebrate tomorrow’s leaders, the heroes and heroines of history yet       to be made. We hold out our hands to them and beckon them to join us on the                  journey.   

           Today, we celebrate a new generation of faith, your daughter and sons, drawn to the cross of Jesus Christ and trusting in the power of                                 the Holy Spirit.

     Let us welcome them into this church community, as we all worship God and share God’s love with the world!

           Let us make a place for them and let them know that the family of                               Christ is their family too.




*SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                                      Lifesong

                                                                                                                Broken Vessels




MUSICAL RESPONSE #2193 (black song book)                                                                

                                                                            “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”




SPECIAL MUSIC         I Am Not Alone                Dena Den Herder & Julie Mooney


SCRIPTURE                                      James 1:22-25; II Timothy 3:14-17 (p. 215, 201)


MESSAGE                    “I Have Plans for You!”                                              Rev Ron




RESPONSE #347 (vs. 1 & refrain)                                                                   “Spirit Song”






*SENDING FORTH                                                                                                             



*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                                                                                                                     Aliza Doby                    

Greeters                                                                 Mike & Karen Miller; Loran & Delores Moore

Ushers                                                                                                             Vivian VanEssen

Coffee Fellowship                                                                       Cake for Confirmation Sunday

Nursery Attendant                                                                          Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                                                                 Barb Olson

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;






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.


Graduate Recognition 2017 Senior Recognition will be held at the 8:30 service on Sunday, May 14th, with a reception following in Wesley Hall. Seniors you should have gotten a letter, if you are graduating from High School and did not get a letter call the church office 665-2991. We would also like to list those in our church family that are graduating from college, please call Lisa in the office and let her know who is graduating, from what college and with what degree by Monday, May 8th.


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 


CASA What is a CASA volunteer, a CASA volunteer is a specially-trained individual who is appointed by a Court Order from the Judge to advocate for the best interest of an abused or neglected child involved in the foster care and family court system.



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




April 30 – May 7

Today:  8:30 AM    -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by                              Terry & Jenae Norton in honor of their granddaughter Natalie Norton.

               9:45 AM   -  NO 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, Lounge

             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, Riverview Reformed Church

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

             1:00 PM   -  Piecemakers Quilting

                             -  First UMC serves the Banquet, UCC Church. Those helping with setup

                                   should arrive at 4:30pm.  Those who are serving should be there at 5:20pm.

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

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

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

             7:00 PM      - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 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 Riverview Reformed

             5:00 PM   -  Staff meeting, Conference Room

             6:00 PM   -  NAMI Family program, Upper Room

             6:30 PM   -  Evangelism Committee Conference Room

Friday:       10 AM   -  XYZ meets, Church Lounge

Saturday: 8:30 AM  - Free Wal-Mart baked goods, meat & produce available at Riverview                                               Reformed

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:          -  Communion

                              - last day of Sunday school


Fifth Sunday Bucket, Today 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.


The next meeting of UMW meets on Monday, May 1st at 1:30pm in the upstairs lobby outside the sanctuary.





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.


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.)