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 18, 2018

Fifth Sunday in Lent


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           As It is in Heaven

Mighty to Save


SPECIAL MUSIC                “Glorify Thy Name” Agape Bells





SCRIPTURE                    Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 (p. 691, 100)


MESSAGE           “Time to Kick This Thing into High Gear!”    Rev. Ron






*SENDING FORTH      Let Your Kingdom Come



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 18, 2018

Fifth Sunday in Lent

 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          “Holy, Holy, Holy” Kingdom Bells

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


  The time is coming and now is:

Time for love. Time for hope.

Time for mercy. Time for faith. 

Time for worship. Time for prayer.

Time for singing. Time for praise.

The time is coming and now is.

Come, it is time to worship.


*HYMN OF PRAISE #159 (UM hymnal) “Lift High the Cross”

*AN AFFIRMATION OF FAITH #885 “A Modern Affirmation”

A Time of Prayer





PRAYER RESPONSE #420 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1)

“Breathe On Me Breath of God”


A Time of Proclamation



SCRIPTURE Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 (p. 691, 100)

MESSAGE        “Time to Kick This Thing into High Gear!”   Rev. Ron

A Time of Response and Dedication




“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #338 (UM hymnal) “Where He Leads Me”


A Time of Sending Forth



*RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION #663 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & 2)

“Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name”


*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:


Chuck Gukeisen’s 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.)



You’re Invited on Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 pm the AME Allen Chapel (508 Cedar Street) will be hosting Just Cuz’ does Folk!  Michael Schumacher and his cousin, Nancy Dyson, of Twin Cities fame, will be bringing you your favorite folk tunes as you enjoy apple cider, coffee, cookies, and bars. This time, Jill Wermers of Ability Building Services, will discuss the ABS Foundation and how it assists Ability Building Services to fund the programs for the people they serve.  All proceeds will go to the ABS Foundation, so please give generously!


“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.




March 18 – 25

Today:   8:30 AM - “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Curt &   Julie Dykstra in honor of their granddaughters Nora & Makayla.

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

12:30 PM - Prison Ministry 

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 - 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

5:30 PM - SPPR meets, Conference Room

6:30 PM - Worship Committee meets, Conference Room

Wednesday: - REMINDER information is due

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

5:15 PM - Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

      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

5:00 PM - Staff meeting, Wesley Hall

5:45 PM - Music meeting, Wesley Hall

6:00 PM - NAMI Family program, Upper Room

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

7:45 PM - Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday: - Youth Bake sale



·                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!



Get My People Going: On the Mountain: Prayer and Worship

Prayer was an important part of Moses’s life. Prayer is also central to us, people made in the image of God. Through prayer God enlivens, strengthens, guides, and blesses. We are not alone. Prayer is important to our spiritual health but also to overall health. It reminds us that we do not carry the weight of the world. That job belongs to God. Prayer reminds us that we are God’s creatures and connected to others. Let us agree to remember each other in prayer. For more information, contact Susan Thorson, Faith Community Nurse 661-9302.


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 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.



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



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, 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.


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.



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) Sherry & Kent Rabenberg

 (11:00) Lydia Giziewski

Ushers                               (8:30) Mark & Syndee Droppers; Barb Hirsch

(11:00) Terry & Jenae Norton; Arlo & Carlene Watchorn

Acolyte Deklan Olson

Nursery Attendant Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

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

Coffee Fellowship Kevin Doby