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First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School ~ Missouri Synod
Glencoe, MN  //  //  Facebook: Church  //  Facebook: School

925 13th St. E., Glencoe, MN 55336
CHURCH: 320-864-5522  //
Senior Pastor: Daniel Welch
          320-864-2753  //
Visitation Pastor: Ronald Mathison 320-864-5616
DCE: Tori Kidd 320-854-1204  //
COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
1015 E. 14th St., Glencoe, MN 55336
SCHOOL: 320-864-3317
Principal: Dean Scheele
          952-250-1149  // 

“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives

Welcome to First Evangelical Lutheran Church!
We’re glad that you could join us today to hear God’s Word, have your sins forgiven, sing praises to God,
 and comfort one another! 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.
God’s Blessings to you as we live our lives in service to God and to one another.

Today at First Lutheran:
March 19, 2017
Third Sunday in Lent

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service, Setting 4, Page 203                                              Thank you for Serving:
                                                                                                                ORGANIST:  Luke Dahl
HYMNS: 8:00 AM  761, 648, 437, (642, 684, 718) 918
             10:30 AM  761, 648, 437, 918                                                    DEACONS:
                                                                                                                8:00 AM – Quinn Beneke,Brian Schuch, Fritz Schulz
SERMON  “Satisfaction Guaranteed” Exodus 17: 1 – 7                           10:30 AM – Todd Trippel, Dave Uecker
                                      Pastor Dan Welch
BIBLE READINGS:                                                                                          8:00 AM – Ashley Radke, Lauren Terlinden
    Old Testament Reading – Exodus 17: 1 – 7                                        10:30 AM – Emma Malz, Haley Schultz
    Epistle Reading – Romans 5: 1 - 8
   Gospel Reading – John 4: 5 - 26                                                         SPECIAL MUSIC: 10:30 AM “God Loves Me Dearly”
                                                                                                                                                King’s Kids FLS Choir (Grades 3 to 5)
CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10: Wednesdays 6:30 PM and Fridays 5:30 PM
Forgiveness is God's command.”  Martin Luther
COMMUNION SIGN-UP BINDERS IN THE PEWS: Please sign up for communion only in the blue binders.
FELLOWSHIP TIME TODAY:  Please join us in the Fellowship Center  at  9:00  AM:
Mar. 19 – Christian Ed. Board
Mar. 26 – Stewardship Board
There are still dates open to serve. Please contact the church office.
--Those hospitalized: Marilyn Templin, Donna Stepien, Lloyd Duenow, Delmar Schmidt;  --Hans Kranz, member of Immanuel Lutheran, Gaylord;  --Continuous prayers for Vanna Wolff, Caroline Vogt, Sheila Rand, Mary Husberg, Helen Suttles, Linda Bargmann, Lora Beneke
ADULT BIBLE CLASS TODAY:  Please join us in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. We are continuing our overview of the Book of Job to see how Job dealt with the losses in his life and how we can apply the lessons of Job to ourselves today and with the hardships we may endure.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun., Mar. 19        8:00 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship: Christian Education Board
                              9:15 AM -- Sunday Bible Classes
                              10:30 AM – Divine Service
Mon., Mar. 20       7:00 PM – FLS School Operetta (K  to 2nd Grade)
Tue., Mar. 21        9:30 AM – Bible Study
                              1:15 PM – FLS Confirmation Class
                              6:30 PM – Salary Review Board
                              7:00 PM – The Men’s Network at First Lutheran
Wed., Mar. 22       2:00 PM & 7:00 PM -- Lenten Divine Service 
                              2:45 PM – Dessert Served
                              3:15 PM – Christ Chimes
                              3:30 PM to  4:45 PM - Public School Confirmation
                              6:00 PM -- Gospel Ringers
                              6:00 PM -- Senior Choir
Thu., Mar. 23        8:10 AM -- FLS Chapel, Mr. Fountain
                              1:00 PM – Staff Meeting
Fri., Mar. 24          5:00 PM – Youth Lock-In (Grades 5 to 12)
Sat., Mar. 25         8:00 AM – Pick-Up for Youth Lock-In (Grades 5 to 12)
Sun., Mar. 26        8:00 AM – Divine Service 
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship: Stewardship Board
                              9:15 AM -- Sunday Bible Classes
                              10:30 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                              6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – I.M.P.A.C.T. (Grades 8 to 12) at Good Shepherd
LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE: During our midweek services, we will look at the theme: “The Book of Job – Blessed Be the Name of the Lord! Lenten worship services are Wednesday in March through April 5 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. This Wed., Mar.15 the theme is ‘Learning to Lament’ (Job 3: 1 - 26). * DESSERT will be provided and served by the L.W.M.L. at 2:45 PM.
THE MEN’S NETWORK BIBLE STUDY: Men, you are invited to join us at The Men’s Network on Tue., Mar. 21 as we continue in “God Connects, A Course in Christianity.” We are in ‘Session 11-The End of Time’. We meet from 7-8 PM at First Lutheran.
EASTER LILIES: Sign-up for the lilies is on the Sundays and Wednesdays before and after services from now until Wed., April 19 .Cost is $9 per lily. Please contact Cheryl Scheidt at 864-3356 or for any questions.
TIME WITH ME CLUB: This club for children ages 2 to 4-years-old will meet on Tue., Mar. 28 from  6:30 – 7:30 PM in the FLS gym. Please bring a trike and water bottle.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB: We will be reading The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate (2013) and meeting for discussion on Tue., April 4, at 7 PM at Linda Donnay’s home (1604 Birch Ave., Glencoe). 
SPOONS! The school kitchen is need of spoons! If you would like to donate eating spoons for the school lunch program, please mark your donation for Amy and drop off in the church office workroom. Thank you!

Youth Corner

PASTRY AND PUFFIN CRUST PIZZA: The  N.Y.G. will be selling puffins and pizza from today until Sun., March 26 with a delivery date of Thu., April 13. Cost of the puffins are $12.00. Thank you for your support!
YOUTH LOCK-IN: This much anticipated event begins Fri., Mar. 24  at 5:00 PM and ends Sat., Mar. 25 with an 8:00 AM pick-up.  Emergency forms and payment may be brought to the church office. Questions? Please see Tori.
YOUTH GROUP MEETING: Next meeting is Sun., Mar. 26 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Good Shepherd. Please join us.
YOUTH MISSION TRIP  TIP NIGHT AT UNHINGED PIZZA: Come, support us on Thu., Mar. 30 from 4 – 8 PM at Unhinged!
JUNIOR CONFIRMATION: Junior Confirmation is on Sun., April 30 at 10:30 AM. Oral Review will be Wed., April 26 at 7 PM.

Thrivent News

THRIVENT CHOICE MONIES UPDATE:  This month we received $1971 for FLS and $1753 for FLC. Thrivent members, please check your account and direct your Choice Dollars at or call 800-847-4836 before the end of March.
THRIVENT’S 6TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CONTEST  Encourage the kids in your life to answer this question:  What does having enough mean to you? Entries, which are due April 17th, can be submitted by parents or guardians in the form of a video, an essay, or a drawing. Entries will be judged for their creativity in five age categories, from preschool to high school. Thrivent members can get complete details and rules at
THRIVENT MEMBERS: Please post your ideas for Action Team events on the poster displayed in the south entry. Thank you.
LUTHERAN NIGHT AT MINNESOTA TWINS: Spring Training has begun and it is time to think baseball! Tickets are reserved for Tue., Aug. 8,  7 PM  game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Contact Cindy at 238-2148 or

Thank you’s

CHILDREN’S SERMON TREATS:  Thank you for your generous donations of Children’s Sermon Treats! We are set for awhile!
SILENT AUCTION UPDATE: Thank you to all who helped with and/or donated to the 10th Annual First Lutheran School Silent Auction. We raised over $16,000 this year!
EGG CARTON DONATIONS APPRECIATION:  Thank you to everyone who donated egg cartons for our 7/8th Grade Sunday School Service Project! We are generously supplied with enough cartons to make the “Resurrection Eggs.


WANTED – CHURCH SECRETARY:  Per the Board of Trustees, we are looking for two self-motivated individuals to fill the Church Secretary position. We are splitting the duties into a Worship Secretary and a Business Secretary. Both need to be self-starting, detailed, and conscientious. Both positions will be 20 to 25 hours per week with one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Compensation will be dependent upon experience. Please contact Debi Ramirez, Business Manager at 320-854-1201 with any questions and Email for an application. Applications are due by noon on Fri., March 24, 2017.
CORRECTIONS:  Please accept our apologies for any errors in the bulletin notes. Corrections may be brought to the attention of Amy Welch in the church office. Please note the following:
1) “Time with Me Club” on Tue., Mar. 28 begins at 6:30 PM, not 6:00 PM.
2) Lilies will be sold until April 9, not April 19.
MARCH IS NATIONAL FOOD SHELF MONTH: The Board of Evangelism will be collecting items for the food shelf during the month of March. Baskets are located at all church entrances. Donations will be presented to the food shelf the first week of April. Monetary donations can be delivered to the church office. Thank you for helping those in need.
MONTHLY KDUZ RADIO BROADCASTS: There are still some spots available for 2017. If interested, March, April, June, and July are open. Stop in or call the Church Office if interested. Thank you for your support!
RATE CHANGE FOR RADIO BROADCASTS:  This past week the church received notice from KDUZ radio station that there will be a rate adjustment for broadcasts. Effective April 30, 2017, they will now be $185.00 each. A half sponsorship, $92.50.
SPRING LUNCHEON & BAKE SALE:  Peace Lutheran Guild of Arlington invite you on Sun., April 2 at Peace Fellowship Hall, 514 Freedom Drive, for this event. Serving from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Menu: hot dish, salads, rolls, dessert, beverage. Cost: Adults $8, Children $4, Under 4 years free.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB AT MAYER LUTHERAN HIGH:  Today, Sun., March 19 at 2 PM. Adults $10, Under 12 years $7.
STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE: Exodus 17:3 — But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, "Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?" Even the Israelites who saw miracles with their own eyes fall into unbelief and fear. From this distance we can see how foolish their worry is. How foolish will our worries appear from the distance of eternity? The Lord cared for them, and He will care for us.
ANGEL SEEDS: For the months of January, February, and March, Angel Seeds has been designated to “Feed My Starving Children”. FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals, specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their mission is to feed God’s starving children in body and spirit. Thank you for your donation.
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 an LCMS church, we kindly ask that you speak to one of the pastors first. Thank you.
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Mar. 18, 2017   (38 of 52 wks)                                             Attendance 03/12/17 - 03/18/17
                                                                                                                                                Sunday    Worship: 380,  Com. 103
General Fund (only) Receipts:                               $812,788.35                                                         Visitors: 0     Classes 57
General Fund (only) Expenses:                                574,009.09                                      Wednesday  Worship: 194
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date                           ($61,220.74)                                                                      
GENERAL FUND INDEBTEDNESS:      ($209,606.66) ***
             ***includes $17,000 from our line of credit at 4.50%
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Mar. 18, 2017
     Total Receipts to Date:        $23,751.50