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 1, 2018

Easter 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                                                                   All Because of Jesus




SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                                   Glorious Day

                                                                                                                    Our God Saves




FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART                                “The Big Surprise”


SCRIPTURE                                   1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 (p.165, 108)


MESSAGE    “Never Assume What God Is Going To Do”       Rev. Ron Johnson


SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                  In Christ Alone”




*SENDING FORTH                                                                                King of Heaven



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:



Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

 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              “Christ Is Risen, Alleluia”                      Chancel Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                               

      Morning has broken, but this morning is different.

            The birds are singing tunes of joy in the trees surrounding the graves.            Soon the flowers buds will burst in colors vibrant around each stone.

        We’ve come to visit the grave, but “He is not here.”

            The sun is rising in the East; the shadowed grays turn bright! The Son           is risen in our Hearts; darkness and death end in defeat.

        Now we understand what Christ said, what God did. Now we can proclaim.

            Christ Is RISEN! Hallelujah!!



*HYMN OF PRAISE #302 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1-4)                                                           

                                                                                “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

*AN EASTER AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                              

        Risen Lord, your light is the only light we need as we travel through life’s      mystery.         Your word, the only voice we hear that still small voice that leads us         to the place where we should be. Your presence is the only company we need as we walk this narrow road. Your fellowship the warmth we crave to    help us on our way.   

            May the truth of Easter

            The joy of Easter

            And the blessings of Easter

            Be with us this day and all days. Amen  


A Time of Prayer

SHARING CONCERNS                                                                              



PRAYER RESPONSE #145 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & 3)      “Morning Has Broken

A Time of Proclamation


FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART         “The Big Surprise!”

SCRIPTURE                1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 (p. 165, 108)

MESSAGE          “Never Assume What God Is Going To Do”    Rev. Ron


A Time of Response and Dedication




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


*HYMN OF DEDICATION #322 (UM hymnal) “Up From the Grave He Arose”


A Time of Sending Forth



*SONG OF PARTING #310 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1 & refrain)                         “He Lives”


*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) Jeff & Carol Skonhovd                                     

                                                            (11:00) Heather, Alexis, Ashley Craft, & Lawrence Sweet

Ushers                                                  (8:30) Bob & Jane Walser; Rhonda Hofer, Laurie Baily

                                                                       (11:00) Loy Gravholt; Rick Petersen; Jack Skinner

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                              (8:30) Scott Nedved (11:00) Chrissie Wieseler




April 1 – 8

Today:      8:30 AM   -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Bob &                                Jane Walser in memory of their daughter Sarah.

                                        -  The rose on the altar announces the birth of Mabel Edith, daughter of                                 Wyatt & Lisa Yager, born Friday, March 23rd.

     9:30 -10:45 AM   -  NO Coffee fellowship, Wesley Hall

             9:45 AM   -  NO Sunday School, All ages, Education Wing

             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    -  Men’s Bible Study, Conference Room

             1:00 PM   -  Piecemakers Quilting

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

               5:15 PM   -  Confirmand dinner, Wesley Hall

               5:30 PM   -  Missions 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

             6:00 PM   -  NAMI Family program, Upper Room

             6:30 PM   -  Evangelism Committee meets, Conference Room

Friday:   10:00 AM   -  XYZ, Church Lounge

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

            12:30 PM   -  ERTH (Ecumenical Religious Training for the Handicapped) in Wesley Hall

               7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

Next Sunday:           -  Communion will be served


·                     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: The Fourth Commandment: Sabbath Rest

When the children of Israel traveled through the wilderness, they needed to rest along the way. Remember the fourth commandment, which talks about Sabbath rest? Most adults need 7–9 hours of sleep, but average only 6.9. Children need 10–11 hours. The National Sleep Foundation has created an educational website for children at that includes games and puzzles. Sleep is critical for people of all ages!  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.



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.



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 9th at 10:30 am in the church parking lot to carpool to Broom Tree. At Broom Tree 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.


Native American Ministries Sunday is April 15th The Native American Ministries Sunday offering supports Native American outreach within annual conferences, provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans, and strengthens, develops and equips Native American rural, urban and reservation congregations, ministries and communities