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 25, 2018

Palm/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








SONGS OF PRAISE           Blessed Be Your Name

Sing to the King




SPECIAL MUSIC    "Christ the Lord Has Risen Today

Sunday School Hand Bells

SCRIPTURE                    Mark 11:1-11 (p. 44)


MESSAGE             “What Were You Expecting?”    Pastor Corey Enfield


SONG OF PRAISE You Are My King (Amazing Love)”




*SENDING FORTH      Your Grace is Enough



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 25, 2018

Palm/Passion Sunday

 Traditional Worship: 11:00 A.M.


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




RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)

ANTHEM                      “Hosanna to the King” Chancel Choir


We raise our voices and wave with joyful hope the palms of deliverance of God’s people.

Hosanna! Hosanna to the Son of David!

Our hearts are filled with expectation as we welcome the coming king.  

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

We receive into the crowded streets of our lives the One who is Savior, not only of us, but of all the earth.

Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!



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

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

SPECIAL MUSIC Sunday School Hand Bells


God, today, we wave our palm branches, cry for help, and lay the green leaves on the dusty ground.    

in hopes that our prayers will reach your ears.  

Save us, God, from our greed, our arrogance, our selfishness. From our ignorance, our apathy, our complicity.

Save us, God, from sickness and abuse. From people who would have us be someone other than ourselves.  

Following Jesus is hard, God. It means we must sacrifice and yield; sit still and explore; forgive and love.

So we ask you, and we ask each other for help, for companionship, for love.

Will you enliven us to help each other? To share the bread and the cup not only with our loved ones but with our enemies, too?

Only time will tell, Holy God, if we will be your hands and feet this Holy Week.

Palm branches wave across the sky.  

Hear us, God! Save us, God! Help us, God!

We hear you say: I am here, child.  

Silence falls like rain. We save our voices because we trust you know our hearts.



A Time of Prayer





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


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Mark 11:1-11 (p. 44)

MESSAGE               “Not The King We’re Expecting!”    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) (stz. 1 & refrain) “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 Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Dawn Kabella, Angela Herrmann


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.)




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) Todd & Jane Rodig                             

 (11:00) JoAnne Roach

Ushers                               (8:30) Dave & Alicia Cornemann; Kevin McKee

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

Acolyte Kenzie Giziewski

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers (8:30) Barb Olson (11:00) Beth Parr

Coffee Fellowship Heather, Ashely & Alexis Craft




March 25 – April 1

Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by The       Daugherty’s in memory of Kathleen Brannick.

  -  Youth Bake sale

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

6:30 PM -  Education Committee meets, Conference Room

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  - Men’s Bible Study, Majestic Bluffs

1:00 PM - Piecemakers Quilting

  5:30 PM - Hospitality Team meets, Conference Room

   7:00 – 8:30 PM - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: - REMINDER is mailed

5:15 PM - Kingdom Bells, (2nd-4th grade) rehearsal, Music Room (room 207)

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

5:30 PM - Board of Trustees meets, Conference 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

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

       7:00 PM   -  Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Friday: 8:00 PM   -   Good Friday Tenebrae Worship Service

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Easter Sunday

- No Sunday School

- No Communion, Communion will be served on April 8th


·                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!



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


Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) is on March 29th.  Our time together will end with Holy Communion. This will all take place in the Sanctuary beginning at 7:00pm.




Good Friday is March 30th. The Tenebrae Service will begin at 8:00pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.




Get My People Going: Keep Moving: Strength for the Journey

Moses was a great walker, but did you know that some of the most well-known people of faith were also walkers? People like Mother Teresa, St. Francis of Assisi, Dorothy Day, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer all included daily walks as a time to think and pray. Walking is good for your mind, your body, and your soul. Walk with a friend and create community! For more information, contact Susan Thorson, Faith Community Nurse 661-9302.



 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 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.




The last study is today, Sunday, March 25th at 6pm. Childcare will be available.  


KYNT Radio Broadcast, April 1st & 8th are available. 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.


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.


UMW News & Notes

United Methodist Women are invited and encouraged to attend


BroomTree Retreat United Methodist Women’s group will meet on Monday, April 9 at 10:30 am in the church parking lot to carpool to BroomTree. At BroomTree our group will take a guided tour of the retreat center and gift shop. We will have a catered lunch at a cost of $8.00 per person Dutch treat (this includes the tip). Lunch will be followed with a time of quiet meditation, devotions and a brief meeting. We will return back to the church by or before 3pm. Please respond with your RSVP as soon as possible to Carolyn Cappel at or 605–6 60–8312 cell. This is our April meeting and we are hoping for a good attendance.


"Focus Day 2018" Saturday, April 14th at Sunnycrest United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, SD. 9:00-9:30 am registration, includes lunch $8.00


Sisters with a Purpose

Bring your Bible & a smile! Join other United Methodist women for a morning of worship, learning, fun and fellowship. A great lunch will be served. RSVP to Carolyn Cappel at or phone 660-8312 by April 8th. We plan to carpool, leaving the church at 7:15 am. Focus day ends at 1 pm. If there is interest for at least one carload to stop/shop the new Lake Lorraine area (new Hobby Lobby and many other fine new shops), we could plan for 1 to 1 1/2 hours of shopping. Be sure to let Carolyn know when you make your reservation.  We hope for a good participation of women from Fist UMC!


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


“Make a Joyful Noise: Celebrating 150 Years” On Palm Sunday, March 25th, at 3:00 pm, the United Church of Christ will present “Make a Joyful Noise: Celebrating 150 Years” and it will be the first public event of our church’s ongoing Sesquicentennial celebration. Our 40-voice Adult Choir and Youth Handbell Choir will be joined by brass, timpani, organ, and piano, in anthems ranging from “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” to the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
The concert is free and open to the public as everyone is invited to help celebrate the first 150 years of music ministry in our historic church. For more information, please contact our church office – 605-665-7320 or  The Sanctuary is fully accessible through the elevator entrance.