First United Methodist Church - Yankton
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
207 W 11th St Yankton SD 57078 (605) 665-2991

First United Methodist Church

Yankton, South Dakota

April 29, 2018




Yankton, South Dakota

(605) 665-2991    Fax # (605) 665-9603

E-mail address:



April 29, 2018


Fifth Sunday of Easter/Confirmation Sunday


Blended Worship: 9:30 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Christ is Enough

                                                                                                             As It Is In Heaven




REGISTER ATTENDANCE (Please leave complete address)



     Through every age and in every place, Jesus Christ in whose name we gather,      calls disciples with a simple invitation, words of challenge: “Come follow me.”

           And where is it that we go with Christ?

     Christ leads us among enemies and strangers, causing us to regard all persons     as potential friends.    

           Christ leads us into uncharted places of spiritual wilderness where the        word and will of God are the only reliable guides.

     Christ leads us to love ourselves just so we might be found; just so grace might      become real.

           And Christ leads us to the apparent dead – end of a cross to reveal a                        highway to new life.

All: We gather to worship the Christ who leads. May we gain the wisdom and courage to follow as we celebrate this day of new beginnings for those who will be confirmed, claiming the name of Christian.




*SONGS OF PRAISE                                                                                   Hallelujah







PRAISE SONG                                                                       This Little Light of Mine


SCRIPTURE                                            Hebrews 11:8-13; John 8:31-32 (p. 211, 95)


MESSAGE                    “Finding Out Who You Are”                                     Rev Ron




RESPONSE #347 (vs. 1 & refrain)                                                                   “Spirit Song”






*SENDING FORTH                                                                                                             



*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 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                                                                                                                      Tate Beste

Greeters                                Vivian Van Essen; Lydia Giziewski; Chris & Cassandra Hathaway

Ushers                                              Suzanne Tessier; Susan Thorson; Brook & Troy Thurman

Nursery Attendant                                                                         Cassie Pietz/Kathy Lawrence

Coffee Fellowship                                                                                    Education Committee

Hy-Vee Card Sellers                                                                                                 Barb Olson


In Our Thoughts and Prayers:


Dawn Kabella, Angela Herrmann, Barb Hirsch, Ken Doering


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.)


Letter Carrier Food Drive is coming up on Saturday, May 12th. Postal customers from Yankton, Mission Hill, Gayville, and Utica can put their non-perishable donation in or by their mailbox and their letter carrier or a volunteer will pick it up.  All donations go to the local food pantry here in Yankton.


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.


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.


New volunteer positions are available at Sacred Heart Monastery. Assisting with activities with the older Sisters on Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm or being a companion for one or two older Sisters during the evenings from 6-7 pm. We are looking for those who are cheerful, patient and compassionate with the elderly and those with dementia. Experience would be helpful. For more information, contact Sister Phyllis Hunhoff at the monastery, 605-668-6000 or email:   


Poverty is a realty for people in our own backyard.  Habitat asks that you prayerfully consider volunteer or participating in a powerful poverty simulation.  By participating, you will increase your understanding of the dynamics of poverty and experience, on a small scale, the struggle for self-sufficiency many people in Yankton County face.  The experience lasts about 2 hours and will offer a hands on experience for you to learn about ways you can get involved in reducing poverty in our community. 

Habitat is a proud to participate in United Way’s SPARK Connections For Community Poverty Simulation 

May 4, 2018 at Mount Marty College Cimple Arena

 Session 1    8:30-11:00AM

Session 2      1:00-3:30PM

To get involved call United Way at (605) 665-6766 or visit

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life.  We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day.  We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.  Because you, me we – we’re all humans.  Every one of us deserves a fair chance.    Please share your time and your voice to create a community that understands poverty living in Yankton County and what we can do collaboratively to help eliminate the barriers that affect so many living in our community!!




April 29 – May 6

Today:    8:30 AM   -  “The United Methodist Hour” on KYNT 1450 AM Radio is sponsored by                                          Tom & Jane Gilmore in memory of In memory of Lucille Gilmore and Elizabeth                                    Allison.

      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

                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

Wednesday: 9:30 AM   -  PEO, Wesley Hall

                5:30 PM   -  Missions Committee meets, Adult Sunday School Room

             5:45 PM   - Jubilee Bell (Adults) rehearsal in the Music Room (room 207)

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

   7:30 – 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

             7:00 PM      - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

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:           -  Communion

                                -  Sr. High Graduate Recognition


·                     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!


Fifth Sunday Bucket, Today, 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.


Seats & Feets The Evangelism committee will be collecting underwear and socks from April 22nd thru May 27th. The donations will be distributed on Thursday, May 31st when FUMC serves The Banquet. You can help by taking a sock and/or underwear cutout from the clothes line located in the lobby, purchase the size indicated, and return it to church and place it in the tote. 

2018 Graduate Recognition will be held at the 8:30 service on Sunday, May 6th, with a reception following in Wesley Hall. Seniors you should have gotten a letter, if you are graduating from High School and did not get a letter call the church office 665-2991. We would also like to list those in our church family that are graduating from college, please call Lisa in the office and let her know who is graduating, from what college and with what degree by Monday, May 2nd.


Women of First United Methodist Church (all women-member or not) are invited and encouraged to attend the May 7th meeting of UMW.  Together as sisters in Christ, we create a powerful sanctuary with sacred places, sacred spaces. Join us May 7th, 1:30 PM in the upper lounge. Our speaker will be Dr. Tom Stanage from Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health speaking on critical issues concerning today's mental health including depression and suicide. There will be a short time of devotions and a wonderful lunch will be served by Corinne Ditmar and Susan Becker. We hope to see you there.


Summer Worship Hours The Worship Committee again has looked at the summer months that are approaching with busy activities of our church family. It has been determined that one service on Sunday morning and one evening service on Wednesday has in the past and will again this summer fill the spiritual needs of our members as well as visitors that will be in Yankton with families or guests in our fair city. Sunday service will begin June 3rd at 10:00am. Wednesday evening service will be at 6:30pm beginning May 30th. An evening meal will be prepared by Barry and Mona Schroeder that will be served at 5:30pm on Wednesday evenings for any one that would like to come and partake with food and fellowship. This schedule will be in effect until Labor Day. It is one of our missions as a Worship Committee to keep Christ in our lives through Worship during the busy summer months.  Peace, Love and see you in church either on Sunday or Wednesday evening.


Come one come all to "FORTNITE FOR THINGS TO COME!" All 2018-19 United Methodist Senior High Schoolers and guests, yes that includes this year’s eighth graders. We are having Sunday School May 6th for all Senior High students for the 2018-19 school year. It is open to all senior high students and guests. We are organizing for the upcoming school year and will recap things from this past school year. Come join the fun and maybe we even learn something along the way. Charlie's Breakfast Pizza and drinks are provided so plan on attending. 

Date:  May 6th

Time:  9:45 May start serving around 9:30

Place:  Senior Youth room UMC


Invitees - Trey Bakke, Jared Buchholz, Cooper Cornemann, Ashley Craft, Alexis Craft, Reid Dutrow, Gerrit Dykstra, Sean Garcia, Dustin Gusso, Brady Jaquith, Allison Karnes, Reagen Kolberg, Sam Mooney, Megan McCorkell, Alex Palecek, Alix and Bailey Peterka, Kylie Rodig, Morgan Rodig, Cole Sawatzke, Thomas Stewart, Matthew Stowe, Bailey Wiesler, Brody Burgeson, Jimmy Cunningham, Julianna Enfield, Kyle Kyriss, Nick Doby, Dominic Kabella, Lilly Lawerence, Claire Mooney and Elle Guthmiller. If you see someone that should be on this list let me know or invite them to come, I do need to know if you don't plan to come so I can order the correct amount of pizza.                                   Dave Cornemann

  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.


Attention Gardeners!! The Evangelism committee tries to reach out to our church neighbors whenever we can. The residents, in the apartments, to the East of the church have access to plots to garden in. We are reaching out to those gardeners who would like our help. Some may only want some guidance, while others may need help with everything.  The manager of the apartments will provide some seeds and a few tools. If anyone would like to help sow some seeds, please contact Paula Keehr at 665-5501 or


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 Tomorrow, 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.