September 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter


September 2016 Calendar

August 2016 Calendar



First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
925 13th St. East, Glencoe, Minnesota 55336

CHURCH OFFICE: 320-864-5522
Pastor Daniel Welch: 320-864-2753
Pastor Ronald Mathison: 320-864-5616
SCHOOL OFFICE: 320-864-3317
Principal Dean Scheele: 952-250-1149
COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 28, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 829, 842, 789, (dist. 684, 628, 631), 660
SERMON: “It’s About Sacrifice”  Hebrews 13:1-17  Pastor Dan Welch
            Old Testament – Proverbs 25:2-10
            Epistle Lesson – Hebrews 13:1-17
            Gospel Lesson – Luke 14:1-14
ORGANIST: Mr. Paul Otte
DEACONS: 8 AM: Don Hepner, Fritz Schulz
         10:30 AM: Arnie Alsleben, James Mathews, Brian Witte
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Breann Goff, Bethany Hagen
                    10:30 AM: Ashley Radke, Lauren Terlinden
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
VISITORS: WELCOME TO First Ev. Lutheran Church. Please fill out a Welcome card found in the cardholder slots in your pew. Tear off the top portion to keep and place the bottom portion in the offering plate. Members, please use these cards only to notify the Church Office of any changes or needs.
COMMUNION SIGN-UP BINDERS IN THE PEWS: Please sign up for communion only in the blue binders. If you have any questions, please contact a Deacon.
SUNDAY SCHOOL will resume on Education Sun. Sept. 11:
PARENTS & 2 year olds meet at 9:15 AM in the lower level classroom.
--CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL (ages 4-grade 8) meet in the Fellowship Center at 9:15 AM.
--YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (Gr. 9 – College) will meet at the school gym at 9:15 AM.
Aug. 28 – Deacons Board
Sept. 4 – Labor Day Weekend – ??
Sept. 11 – Education Sunday – Day School Board
Sept. 18 – LWML – Sarah Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
--Pastor Welch Out of Office: Tues. Aug. 30 (Move in day at Rochester - Stephanie)
FIRST DAY OF FIRST SCHOOL/OPENING CHAPEL is Mon. Aug. 29 for Pre-K thru Gr. 8. Class times are from 7:55 AM – 3:00 PM. Join us for opening chapel at 8:15 AM as we begin a new a blessed new school year!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Neubarth Landscaping for coming to the rescue after the storm brought down huge branches on the lot by the school and to Joel Cohrs Tree Service for cleaning up the large trees in the FLC Cemetery. We definitely appreciate it!
--Sandy Skolberg-Aaberg & Richard Gebhardt for upcoming surgery.
--Gene Falling, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Kathy Becker, Dorothy Rose, Melvin Ahlbrecht, Alan Rolf, Janet Wendorff, Lorna Nemitz, Rev. Harold Storm
Blessed are those who die in the Lord
--The families of Jeremy Thiel and Lawrence Biermann, who have passed way.
--Glen & Lora Beneke, in honor of their 66th wedding anniversary.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored In Loving Memory by Helma Hoernemann’s family.
JOIN US TODAY for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center: from 9:15–10:15. The topic is “What about the missing link?”
Sun. Sept. 4: The final topic is “From where did the different races come?”
--Beginning Sun. Sept. 11, the Adult Bible Study group will be studying the book of the Bible:  Revelation: A Testament of Hope is an 8-week study with 20-minute DVD presentation each Sunday followed by small and large group discussion. Session 1: How to Read and Understand Revelation (Rev. 1).
SHARING IN GARDEN BOUNTY – Do you have excess garden produce you’d like to share with others in our congregation? Or….would you love to enjoy some homegrown vegetables or fruit? Simply drop/pick up at the marked table in the south main entrance before or after Sunday services to participate in giving/receiving! Any leftovers will be donated to the MEFS on Mon. morning. For questions or to help, call Cindy at 238-2148.
CONFIRMATION PARENTS: Information letters were mailed out. If you did not receive one and should have, please contact Sue at the Church Office.
--CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION for parents & students, (gr. 5 & 6 Midweek only) & gr. 7 & 8, Wed. Aug. 31 at 7 PM.
A LIST OF PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS is being collected for upcoming ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASSES. One class will be scheduled for mid-October on Tues. mornings at 11 AM and one will be scheduled for mid-January 2017 in the evenings. These classes are six sessions each and will meet with Pastor Welch. Contact Pastor Welch or register through the Church Office at 864.5522.
BOARD MEMBERS of Christian Ed. & Deacons, your agendas were emailed out. ALL other boards will be emailed out Monday. Contact the office if you need any copies.
LWML will meet Mon. Sept. 12 at 7:00 PM for devotions and Bible Study. There will be reports from the recent MN South District LWML. The theme of the convention was “The Living Word”
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Aug. 27, 2016   (8 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:            $ 155,915.76
General Fund (only) Expenses:            _150,659.48
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date:           $5,256.28
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Aug. 26, 2016
     Total Receipts to Date:        $4,499.50
SCHOOL HEATING FUND BALANCE: $18,368.23              
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Aug. 21 to Aug. 27 2016
                     In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday              297                  137                   5             N/A
Wednesday        26                     21           
TODAY: Sun. Aug. 28:
K-8 FLS Blessings of the Backpacks, 10:30 AM Service.
Supplies “Drop-Off”, Open House/Meal at FLS, 11:45 AM
Mon. Aug. 29:
Pre-K4 thru Gr. 8, First Day of Classes, 7:55 AM – 3:00 PM
Opening Chapel Service, 8:15 AM
Thurs. Sept. 8:
Parent/Teacher Open House, 7:00 PM
**BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS: All students and their families, members and guests are invited to attend the 10:30 AM worship service on TODAY: Sun. Aug. 28. The students will be asked to bring their backpacks to the front of the church where Pastor will have a blessing and prayer to start the new school year.
--FOLLOWING THE SERVICE TODAY the students can drop off their supplies in the classrooms and EVERYONE is invited to FLS to see what’s new and enjoy a FREE picnic lunch of hotdogs, (with all the fixins’)  beans, chips, and lemonade. All this provided by your Day School board & FLS Teachers.
**FOR SAFETY AND LIABILITY REASONS, doors will be locked during the school day. The only door open in the north building (grades 3-8) will be the main center door. In the south building (PS-2) the only doors open will be the front entrance by the Church Office from 8 AM – 3:30 PM. All parents and visitors MUST check in at the office before proceeding to classrooms.
**FLS SCHOOL TEACHERS are planning and organizing for the upcoming school year.
            **Mrs. Erickson is in need of a bunch of TALL EMPTY PRINGLES CANS for some math storage.
            **Mrs. Bargmann for Preschool, is looking to fill their sensory table. They are in need of oats (not from a box) and kidney beans (25-50 pound sack).
**They can be dropped off at the Church Office.**
EDUCATION SUNDAY is Sun. Sept. 11 when our many educational programs will be celebrated.
--From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM the Christian Ed. Board and Sunday School teachers will welcome children and their parents to a registration carnival in the Fellowship Center. All children ages 2 through high school are welcome. It’s also grandparent’s day too, so bring your grandparents to enjoy the fun.
PLEASE JOIN US On Sun, Sept. 25 at the 10:30 AM service for the Installation of our Director of Christian Education, Tori Kidd. Also, at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Center for a special reception in her honor before the start of Sunday School and Adult Bible class hour.
WARM COATS for McLeod County 2016: There will be a collection box in the south entrance area to collect good used coats from Thurs. Sept. 8 thru Sun. Oct. 9. Distribution will be Thurs. Oct. 20 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the McLeod County Fairgrounds.
A Big THANK YOU again to all who were able to attend our Fish Boil last Sunday. We fed about 150 guests bringing us a donation of $1,589.25 for The Orphan Grain Train. Thanks to all the helping hands. Glencoe Zone LLL.
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of July, August & September has been designated to “Common Cup Ministries”. 
WEEKLY SERVICES                          CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
Wed. thru Aug. 24, 7:00 PM            Fridays 5:30 PM
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB is reading “A Time To Dance” by Karen Kingsbury from the Timeless Love series book one. A meeting and discussion is planned for Wed. Sept. 7, at 7:15 PM at Brenda Birkholz’ home (8262 130th St., Glencoe).
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Aug. 28 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time: Deacons Board, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Blessing of the Backpacks, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Open House/Supplies drop off and meal at FLS, 11:45 AM
            Pastor Mathison Chapel Grand Meadows, 1:30 PM
Mon. Aug. 29  1st Day of School PreK-Gr. 8, 7:55 – 3:00 PM
            Opening Chapel, 8:15 AM
            Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM
Tues. Aug. 30 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Diaper Dist. at City Center, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
Wed. Aug. 31 NO WORSHIP
            Parent/Student Confirmation Orientation for Public Gr. 5-8 and FLS Gr. 7-8, 7:00 PM
Thur. Sept. 1 Christian Ed. Board, 7:00 PM
            Deacons Board, 7:00 PM
Sat. Sept. 2 NO SCHOOL
Sun. Sept. 4 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time: ???
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
Communion Policy
 We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a Sacrament in which Christ’s body and blood are given in and with the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins (Matt. 26:26-28). When we receive Holy Communion at a church, we show that we agree with the faith that is taught there (1 Cor. 10:14-18).
St. Paul cautions us about receiving the body and blood of Christ in an unworthy manner (1 Cor. 11:27-29). Therefore, we invite to Holy Communion those who have received instruction in the teachings of the Lutheran Church and who agree with the confession of faith as taught in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. If you are not a member of a LCMS church, we kindly ask that you speak to one of the pastors first.