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 8, 2018

Second Sunday of Easter


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                                                                                         We Believe




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)


SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                      Everything Glorious

                                                                                                              Christ is Enough


SPECIAL MUSIC                         “Hallelujah”                                             Jubilee Bells




PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)



SCRIPTURE                                                Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 (p. 114, 108)


MESSAGE                   “So Now What?”                                                         Rev. Ron 


















MUSIC DURING COMMUNION                                                            Remembrance




*SENDING FORTH                                                                                 Christ is Risen

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:



Second Sunday of Easter

April 8, 2018

 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                 “Hallelujah”                                                      Jubilee Bells

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP (Please leave complete address)


   Peace be with you.

         And also with you.

   As we enter into God’s presence, God calls us by name and invites us to believe.

         We believe, O God. Help our unbelief! 

   As we enter into Christ’s resurrection story, Christ offers us the fullness of life everlasting.

         May we live our faith with the fullness of hope and joy!

   As we enter into this time of worship, the Spirit blesses us with a holy calling.  

         May we live as disciples, serve as Jesus served, love as God loves, and                        offer salvation as Christ has offered salvation to us.  



*HYMN OF PRAISE #2115 (black song book)                                “Christ Is Risen

A Time of Prayer




PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord’s Prayer will be used as a part of the Communion liturgy.)

PRAYER RESPONSE #2086 (black song book)                           “Open Our Eyes, Lord


A Time of Proclamation


SCRIPTURE                                                 Acts 4: 32-35; John 20:19-31 (p. 114, 108)  

MESSAGE                      “So Now What?”                                                           Rev. Ron


A Time of Celebration


*COMMUNION HYMN #617 (UM hymnal) (stz. 1, 3, 4, 5)                    “I Come with Joy”







    The Lord be with you.

         And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

         We lift them up to the Lord.

      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

         It is right to give our thanks and praise.


     And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your       name and join their unending hymn:

         Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full                       of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the                          name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


     And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer     ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with           Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

         Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.


     Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all    honor and glory is yours, almighty father (God), now and forever.




COMMUNION HYMN #620 (UM hymnal)                           “One Bread, One Body”

                                   #314 (UM hymnal)                                      “In the Garden”



 A Time of Sending Forth


*SONG OF PARTING #2196 (black song book) (stz. 1, 2)                  “We Walk by Faith”


*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.









Summer Camp – Time to start planning!

            Camp brochures are here – if you did not get one in the mail you can find them on the table outside the church office. Deadline for the Early Bird price is April 30th.  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 April 30th – 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.


            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 K – 3rd graders we need to have 1 adult attend camp with every 5 campers.  There is a cost for Shepherds that attend SonSeekers camp (K-3rd graders) & Summers Last Blast (K-5th graders).


                Remember the grade listed for each camp is the grade the camper is currently in.








April 8 – 15

Today:      8:30 AM   -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by Liza &                                Guy Larson in honor of their 33rd wedding anniversary.

      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

             7:45 PM   -  Narcotics Anonymous, Upper Room

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

            10:30 AM   -  UMW Bloom Tree retreat

                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

   7:00 – 8:30 PM   - NAMI, Upper Room

Wednesday: 9:30 AM   -  Questers meeting, Wesley Hall

                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

             6:00 PM   -  NAMI Family program, Upper Room

Friday:           Noon  -  Administrative Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs at Minervas

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:           -  Native American Ministries Sunday (special offering)


·                     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!


Broom Tree 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.


Get My People Going: Looking to the Promise: The Journey Ahead

Thank you for journeying with others during this eight-week trip toward wholeness in Get My People Going! Please stop by Wesley Hall to complete a one-page survey about your experience of the program. For more information, contact Susan Thorson, Faith Community Nurse 661-9302.


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


UMW News & Notes

United Methodist Women are invited and encouraged to attend


"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 First UMC!



April 29th, Worship Service – 9:30 a.m. Confirmation Reception – following worship service. No Sunday School



 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 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.


Fifth Sunday Bucket, April 29th Bucket Sundays are held whenever we have 5 Sundays in one month. This month’s offering will go to Camping Scholarship. Drop your loose change (bills accepted also) in the bucket.


Heritage Sunday We will be recognizing our 50 and 50+ year members on Sunday, May 20th.  If you have been a member of the Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, or United Methodist Churches for fifty or more years and have not been recognized in past years, please contact the church office ASAP so we may add you to our list.


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.


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.


Camp Scholarship Funds with the Dakotas Foundation

This fund was established to assist youth with camping registrations and/or expenses.  The main sponsor of this scholarship came from Ethel Schenk who originally contributed $3,750. This amount, along with other memorial gifts from various people who designated the funds to be used towards camp scholarships, made up the balance. This money is invested with the Dakotas Foundation. This money is intended to assist families that have youth (1st grade through graduating seniors) attending camp that express the need for additional financial support to cover their share of the cost. The way the money will be distributed is any family that would like a little extra financial help is to fill out a Camp Scholarship Card located in the church office and place it in the decorated box by Sunday, April 22nd. The Education committee has a formula established to equally split the $500 amongst the designated recipients as an equal percent based on the cost of each camp. It is the hope of the Finance and Education Committees that people will contribute to this fund and the size of our investment will grow so that the amount of money we are able to distribute grows.



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

Acolyte                                                                                                              Connor Nickles        

Greeters                                                                                            (8:30) Dan & Laura Slowey                                     

                                                                                      (11:00) Lorraine Slade & Jean Johnson

Ushers                                                                                    (8:30) Michael & Denise Erickson

                                                                                   (11:00) Andy & Chelsa Gall; Rick Petersen

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Coffee Fellowship                                                                                     Evie Sime and family

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                     (8:30) Mike Miller (11:00) Rick Daugherty



In Our Thoughts and Prayers:



Dawn Kabella, Angela Herrmann, Barb Hirsch


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.)