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Sunday Notes 8-30-15


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

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

August 30, 2015

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 3 Page 184
HYMNS:  660, 665, (668, 566, 554), 662
SERMON:  “Putting On The Full Armor Of God” Ephesians 6:10-20 
                     Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS: 8 AM: Shelby Roe, Lee Terlinden
              10:30 AM: Kevin Becker, Robert Schuft, Scott Litzau
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Jacob Schuch, Derek Trippel
              10:30 AM: Katelyn Ober, Addisyn Stuewe
            Old Testament – Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
            Psalm 119:129-136
            Epistle Lesson – Ephesians 6:10-20
               Gospel Lesson – Mark 7:14-23
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL will resume on Education Sun. Sept. 13. 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.
EDUCATION SUNDAY is Sun. Sept. 13 - From 9 AM – 10 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.
August 30 – Board of Deacons
September 6 – Still Available
September 13 – Education Sunday – Day School Board
September 20 – Christian Ed. Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is looking for additional members to fill these Boards:  2 Deacons, 1 Christian Education, 1 Stewardship. Please contact Debi in the church office at,  if you have a desire to serve. 
Mon. Aug. 31 ~ K-8 ~ Opening Chapel ~ 8:15 AM
Thurs. Sept. 10 ~ Parent Open House ~ 7:00 PM
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Walter Heuer, Henry Becker, Sue Schulz
--For Frances Downer
--We pray that members will prayerfully consider to accept the open positions on the various church boards
--For Mary Husberg, Paisley Lindemann
--For the families of Laura Boesche and Joletta Wiemann. Flowers are placed in their memory.
--For the family of Elvera Brelje.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Louis & Ardeen Graupmann, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on August 26.
JOIN US TODAY in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM continuing the fascinating study about the most mysterious member of the Holy Trinity: God, The Holy Spirit. The topic is “Baptized with the Spirit”.
Sun. Sept. 6: Join us as we finish the fascinating study of the Holy Trinity. The topic is “The Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit.”
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. Sept. 2 at 7 PM.
CORRECTION: On the September calendar-LWML will meet on Sept. 14 at 7:00 PM. All women are encouraged to join us.
REMINDER: If you no longer have a landline phone number, please update the Church Office with your new number.
BOARD MEMBERS: Your agendas have been emailed out. Please call or email the office if you need copies.
FLAMES BOOSTER CLUB is in need of volunteers to help with the Fall Harvest Bake Sale, Sun. Sept. 13, from 9 AM – 11 AM. Donations of baked goods are welcome. Proceeds will go to support various programs at FLS.
MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY meets Mon. Sept. 14, 7 PM – 8 PM. We will begin the Lutheran Hour Ministries Men’s Network video Bible Study: A Man Named Martin – Part 1: The Man. All men welcome!
THE EARLY CHILDHOOD Building Committee will be meeting on Wed, Sept. 9 and Tues., Sept. 15 at 7:00 PM to finalize their proposal on a daycare facility. Two different plan options have been drawn up and will be presented to Church Council on Sept. 17. Please continue to pray for direction as the committee prepares to present this opportunity to our congregation.
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  Aug 23 – August 29
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts        $9,570.50
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2015-16       17,716.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)             ($8,145.50)
2015-16 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Aug 23 – August 29
Receipts = $ 105,657.56  Budgetary Need = $ 141,728.00
PLEASE NOTE:  The above “Budgetary Need” is our budget, not what is actually spent. This reports a shortfall of our budgetary needs not our indebtedness.
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Aug 23 - August 29
            In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes
Sun              351                     123                     22                   N/A
Wed               21                       17
“WELCOME CARDS” to replace visitor sheets coming soon. They will be placed in the card slots on the back of the pew in front of you and can be used by visitors and members. Check out the September Newsletter for more information.
WARM COATS for McLeod County 2015: There will be a collection box in the south entrance area to collect good used coats from Tues. Sept. 8 thru Wed. Oct. 9. Distribution will be Thurs. Oct. 15. Times will be announced at a later date.
ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT: If any elderly members would be interested in helping out the college students of our congregation in an "adopt a college student" program, please contact Tori Kidd (DCE Intern) in the Church office or email her at
RECYCLE & HELP THE YOUTH: The dates for the next paper truck are:  Sat. Oct. 3 & 10 ~ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sun. Oct. 4 & 11 ~ Noon – 3:00 PM. The NYG Youth would like to thank everyone for their support in helping us reach the goal of attending the 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering.
A BIG Thank You to all who were able to join us at last Sundays Fish Boil. We had a total of 190 guests bringing a donation of $1,601.95 for The Orphan Grain Train. Thanks to all our helping hands – helpers for the day and to the ladies for making the quilts going to Orphan Grain Train and making this a special day. Glencoe Zone LLL
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
ANGEL SEEDS: July – September Angel Seeds will support the Camp Omega Building Project.
FLAMES OF FAITH KIDS CLUB NEWS:  Nancy Ahlers is our new Program Director! To register or for more info. contact her at one of the following: email at FLS Fast Direct, personal cell 320-510-0905, program email, program cell 320-300-8614 or visit our website at .
--PROGRAM DONATIONS NEEDED:  drink boxes / pouches, broom with dustpan. * Flames of Faith Kids Club is the Before / After school care program at First Lutheran School. We offer a caring, Christian environment for school-age children.
DID YOU KNOW:  Pastor Welch graduated High School from Washburn High School in Minneapolis?
A HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP is in the works here at “First”. Our vision of the group would include games, fellowship time, large and small group discussions. While the details are still being worked out, Tori will be making calls and scheduling home visits to meet and get to know all of you, along with getting your ideas of what you would like to have in this group! If you have any questions, email Tori at or call 320-864-5522. 
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
COBORN’S “Labels for Learning” reminder: these points are awarded by Coborn’s when you purchase the generic brand name items – Paws, Food Club, Top Care, Domestics, Full Circle, and Tippy Toes – and appear at the bottom of your receipt. Watch for these points and drop them off at school or church…the rewards are awesome and super easy!
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Aug. 30 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Board of Deacons, 9 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Mon. Aug. 31 FLS first day of classes, 7:55 AM
            Opening Chapel, 8:15 AM
            Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM
Tue. Sept. 1 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Day School Board, 7:00 PM
            Evangelism Board, 7:00 PM
            Youth Board, 7:00 PM
Wed. Sept. 2 Parent/Student Confirm. Orientation, 7 PM
Thur. Sept. 3 Christian Ed. Board, 7:00 PM
            Trustees Board, 7:00 PM
            Deacons Board, 7:00 PM
Sun. Sept. 6 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Still Available, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
Luke 10:25   And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" That’s just not a good question! Doing and inheriting just don’t go together: what can you do to inherit the English throne? Nothing. Inheriting is about birth right; doing is about merit. We receive eternal life by birth right in our Baptism into Christ. All of our doing in the Kingdom of God flows from this, from who we are by our new birth. It can never be the other way around.
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.
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