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 11, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Lent/UMCOR Sunday/Girl Scout 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 MUSIC What a Beautiful Name






SONGS OF PRAISE           Christ is Enough

Revelation Song





SCRIPTURE                     Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 (p. 112, 88)


MESSAGE                 “Are You In Need of God’s Love?”    Rev. Ron


SONG OF PRAISE Wonderful, Merciful Savior”




*SENDING FORTH      This is Amazing Grace



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

Tim Herchenroether; Randy Heisinger; Brady Jaquith; Steve King; Diane Kisch; Sophie McKee;

Julie Mooney; Melissa Rempfer; Craig Sherman; Bill Sohl; Wyatt Yager






Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:



March 11, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Lent/UMCOR Sunday/Girl Scout Sunday

Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.


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


A Time of Gathering and Praise





SPECIAL MUSIC          “Prayer (Be Still My Soul)” Jubilee Bells

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


  God’s love for our world is so great, God sent Christ as a blessing for us all.

God loves us. We share that love with joy!

Everyone who believes in Christ will never perish but will have eternal life. 

We live forever with Christ!

God has not abandoned us to the darkness of night, but has blessed us with light.

Jesus is the light of the world!

God is rich in mercy. God’s great love brings us life with Christ.

God’s mercy is forever! Amen!


*HYMN OF PRAISE #185 (UM hymnal) “When Morning Gilds the Skies”


When child is forced to fight in a war that is not his

Let us act justly, love mercy and walk humbly

When a family goes hungry because their crops failed

Let us act justly, love mercy and walk humbly

When mother buries her daughter because the medicines were too expensive

Let us act justly, love mercy and walk humbly

When kindness and mercy have shriveled to dust

Let us act justly, love mercy and walk humbly

When we forget God is with us through all our joys and trials

Let us act justly, love mercy and walk humbly

Let us remember what God requires of us

To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #2143 (black song book) “O Lord, Your Tenderness”


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 (p. 112, 88)

MESSAGE        “Are You In Need of God’s Love?”   Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication



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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #2149 (black song book) “Living for Jesus”


A Time of Sending Forth


*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #2108 (black song book) (stz. 1)

“O How He Loves You and Me”


*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 Our Thoughts and Prayers:



The family of Chuck Gukeisen. Chuck passed away. Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 20th at 10:30am here at First Church. Visitation will take place at the church from 5:00 p.m. until a 7:00 p.m. prayer service following, on Monday, March 19th.


Dawn Kabella, Ardis Henderson


Church family and all men & women serving in the military and their families.



 (If you have prayer requests for publication, please contact the church office.)




The Youth are having a bake sale Sunday, March 25th from 8:30-11:15am.  Proceeds are going towards the Summer Mission Trip.



Paschal Triduum Retreat Enter the silence and experience the rich liturgies of Holy Week with the monastic community of the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton. This retreat begins 4:00 p.m. March 29th, Holy Thursday, and ends with noon dinner on Easter Sunday, April 1st. Optional conferences explain the symbolism of each liturgical event. For more information go to our webpage, To register, e-mail or call 605-668-6292 before March 23rd.  A personal retreat may be arranged at another time that better fits your schedule.



For First UMC Sunday Services and Wednesday Activities:


For cancellations for Sunday morning worship services or Sunday school be sure to listen to KYNT 1450, WNAX 570 or KVHT 106.3 radio stations or go to and check the close line.  For Wednesday activities remember if there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no Wednesday night activities. Always remember to use your own best judgment before heading out.



KYNT Radio Broadcast, The sign-up folder is located on the Hy-Vee table in the Church Lounge. The cost to sponsor a Sunday broadcast is $45.00.



March 11 – 18

Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM

9:30 -10:45 AM - Coffee fellowship, Wesley Hall

9:45 AM - Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

- Adult Crusader Sunday School Class

- Rev. Ron’s Adult Sunday School Class

- Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

6:00 PM - Lenten Study, Church Lounge

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Monday: 9:30 AM -  Women’s Bible Study, Upper Room

1:30 PM - UMW meeting, Church Lounge **Snow makeup date

6:30 PM - Sweet Adelines, Church Lounge

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  - NO Men’s Bible Study, Conference Room

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: 5:15 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-4th 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)

6:00 – 7:15 PM - Jr. High Youth Group meets

7:00 PM    - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

   7:00 – 7:30 PM - Agape Bells Music Room (room 207) (for 5th through adult)

7:30 – 8:45 PM - Sr. High Youth Group meets

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

10:30 AM - Lenten Study, Church Lounge

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

Friday: 4:00 PM -  Pinewood Derby setup

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

10 AM - 2 PM -  Pinewood Derby

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Fifth Sunday in Lent

- 12:30pm Prison Ministry  



·                If you are new to F.U.M.C. and visiting with us today, we would appreciate it if you would take the time to fill out the Visitor Card that is placed in the back of the pew pockets. You may then turn this card into the Welcome Table in the lobby at the base of the staircase and you will receive a Welcome Bag!  Thank you for being with us today!



March 11th is UMCOR Sunday previously known as” One Great Hour of Sharing.” Donations made on this Sunday enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. Together, we reach children, families and communities who have experienced devastation in the wake of disaster.  Please share generously with those in need.


Prison Ministry FUMC will be leading worship services at the Federal Prison Camp on Sunday, March 18th at 12:30pm. Anyone who would like to participate in the service, please contact Paula Keehr at 665-5501 or Pastor Corey at 665-2991.  In order to attend, you have to have filled out a background check form within the last year. 


Get My People Going: Striking the Stone: The Renewal of Water

Water is a substance that comes up many times in Scripture. It has been an important part of faith throughout time—from the creation story to the parting of the Red Sea to the waters of the River Jordan where Jewish prophet John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Water is core to our existence. It forms more than half of our bodies—and body weight! Water helps us stay healthy in myriad ways. Don’t forget to check in with your friends this week to see how they are coming with their healthy living logs. For more information, contact Susan Thorson, Faith Community Nurse 661-9302.


Ladies of First United Methodist Church are invited and encouraged to attend United Methodist Women (UMW) on for Monday, March 11th. We will meet in the upper lounge at 1:30 PM for devotions, activities, and a wonderful and timely program presented by Dr. Tom Stanage. A delicious lunch will be served by hostesses Mary Johnson and Jan Aughenbaugh. As we continue to work towards completing our layette and sewing kits you are asked to bring one package of needles & 5-8 matching buttons on a card/tied together. If you would rather contribute to the layette we ask that you bring six cloth diapers and two diaper pins. Your donations go far and wide in this country and around the world to help make life easier and healthier for the less fortunate as we work to increase God's kingdom and share His love. Please flip your calendar to March and mark the date.


World Day of Prayer will be celebrated on Friday, March 23rd in the Gathering Place at Majestic Bluffs, 2111 W. 11th St., at 2:00pm. The theme for this year is “All God’s Creation is Very Good” prepared by the ladies of Suriname. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meaningful service.



 Fellowship Coffee Time, Sundays 9:30 to 10:30am. Coffee fellowship between services is a time to relax, welcome guests, and get to know our church family while enjoying something to drink and have a treat. Would you furnish treats for Sunday? We are looking for persons to sign up for a Sunday in March, April, or May. You will need approx. 6 doz. cookies, bars, muffins or donuts or etc. Carol makes the coffee and does the set up. You will serve, do the dishes and clean up. There are extra treats in the freezer that are donated by folks that are not able to serve, so do not worry if there are more people than treats that you brought! There is a sign-up sheet in Wesley Hall or you can call/email the church office or Carol Becker 665 4694/ Thank you to those who have volunteered to provide treats and/or serve in the past.


Thank You to all who participated in the success of the Annual Turkey Supper on February 17th!  We served about 250 people and made approximately $2,500 to allow our youth to attend Recovering Racine 2018 mission trip with the Dakota's Conference Youth.  It is so impressive to see our members come together to support one another in service, fellowship and discipleship not only in Yankton but also this opportunity for our youth in Wisconsin in June.  We are blessed to have a great church family!  Nancy, Chrissie and Kristi


Annual Spring Fever Craft & Vendor Fair at Stewart Elementary on Saturday March 17th from 10-2pm. Everyone welcome, free admission, raffles, Easter bunny & crafts for kids, gourmet cupcake sale & more! Auction items include a Lo Pro truck bed cover from Truxedo, a 2018 Family Baseball Season Pass at Riverside Park ballfield from Yankton Baseball Association, a 2018 Summer Family Swim Pass from Yankton Parks & Rec, and one full auto detailing service from Northtown Auto!



Did you know that when we hope for the impossible, it involves more than praying for God’s transcendent power? There are two components to every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. Each of us has been given specific talents and abilities. For a real miracle to take place, God expects us to apply these talents and abilities—acting with God to perform divine work. By examining biblical examples of how to use your God-given gifts for God’s glory, author and Pastor Mike Slaughter helps you discover that you, too, were Made for a Miracle.

We will have two time options for you to choose from for the Lenten study this year. Thursday mornings at 10:30am and Sunday evenings at 6pm. Childcare will be available, Sunday evenings only.


Spring Cleaning? The Habitat Bike team is accepting donations for their annual rummage sale on March 23rd & 24th.  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Clay and Yankton Counties affordable housing mission. Donate your lightly used furniture, working appliances, household items and nicer clothing. Donations may be dropped off at the Habitat warehouse located at 218 Capital Street on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2pm.  Donations will be accepted at the Old Mill beginning March 21st & 22nd.  If you need assistance with moving your items, please contact Tom or Jane Gilmore at 665-8303 to schedule a time for pick up. The Habitat Rummage sale will be at the Old Mill, 106 Capital Street on March 23rd & 24th


In His Service

Senior Pastor                         Rev. Ron Johnson (

Pastor of Discipleship/Youth and Families   Pastor Corey Enfield (

Office Manager          Lisa Loecker (

Facility Manager Craig Sherman

Organist/Choir Director Jill Wilson

Pianist Melissa Rempfer

Projection Operator Liza Larson

Sound System Matt Pietz/Steve Pietila/Tony Beste/Carla Hummel

Greeters (8:30) Dawn & Greg Popma

 (11:00) Connie & Jim Sawatzke

Ushers                               (8:30) Michael & Denise Erickson

(11:00) Paula Keehr; Lydia Giziewski; Rick Petersen

Acolyte Parker Kisch

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers (8:30) Curt Dykstra (11:00)

Coffee Fellowship Mark & Syndee Droppers; Barb Hirsch