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Sunday Notes 7-20-2014


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

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

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
July 20, 2014

ORDER OF SERVICE: Special Written Order of Service
HYMNS: Printed
SERMON: “The Oohs, Aahs, and Ahas of God”
                          Romans 8:18-27   Pastor Dan Welch
DEACONS:                  8 AM: Dave Randt, Lee Terlinden, Fritz Schulz
                  10:30 AM: Brian Witte, Arnie Alsleben
                  (Wed.) 7:00 PM: Paul Sievert, James Mathews
ACOLYTES:                  8 AM: Mackenzie Stradtmann, Destiney Exsted
                  10:30 AM: Haley Lukes, Megan Jochum
                  (Wed.) 7:00 PM: Ty Christensen, Tayler Terlinden
            Old Testament – Isaiah 44:6-8
            Epistle – Romans 8:18-27
   Gospel Lesson – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
   8:00 AM: Chuck Thiel & The Jolly Ramblers
 10:30 AM: Chuck Thiel & The Jolly Ramblers & Vacation Bible School Children
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
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.
PLEASE JOIN US for Fellowship Time today:
            July 20 – Polka Service – Men’s Club
            July 27 – LWML – Martha Circle
            Aug 3 – Evangelism Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
--Sue Stradtmann – Mon. Jul. 21 – Sun. Jul. 27
--Mr. Dean Scheele – Thurs. Jul. 24 – Sun. Jul. 27
--Pastor Mathison – Mon. Jul. 28 – Fri. Aug. 1
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Betty Smith, Michael Lentsch
--for the family of Sylvina Nelson, of Madison, WI, who passed away. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
--for Ryan Ide & Julie Kohls, who will be married here next week.
--for Nathan & Jamison (Thiel) Erickson, who were married yesterday.
PLEASE JOIN US for Sunday Morning Bible Class next Sunday at 9:15. There is no class this morning due to the Men’s Club Breakfast which is from 9 AM - 11 AM in the Fellowship Center.
POLKA SERVICES today are sponsored by Elroy Bargmann, in memory of wife Marcella, the First Lutheran Men’s Club, and an anonymous donor.
SPECIAL THANKS TO Mr. Chuck Thiel and his band for providing today’s special music. Chuck Thiel and The Jolly Ramblers’ recordings are available after today’s services in the Fellowship Center.
BREAKFAST SERVED: The Men’s Club will host a breakfast today, from 9 AM – 11 AM.
--The menu is scrambled eggs, ham, mixed fruit coffeecake and beverage. Cost is a free will offering.
We welcome Mr. Dean Scheele, our new principal of First Lutheran School and his wife Sheila to Glencoe and to First Lutheran. Mr. Scheele will officially be installed at our 10:30 Divine Service on Sunday, September 7th, as part of our Education Sunday at First Lutheran.
A SPECIAL VOTERS’ CALL MEETING will be held on Sun. July 27 at 9:15 AM.
--The white agenda for the call consideration of Katie Nord as a teacher at First Lutheran School can be found on the entrance stands for your review.
--If you are a communicant member of FLC, age 18 or older, please attend.
Due to Business Manager, Deb Ramirez’s vacation schedule, a financial update is not available this week. There will be an update in the July 27th bulletin notes that will include the week missed. Thank you
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. July 29, from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
 ATTENDANCE: for the week of: Jul. 13 – Jul. 19
                     In Worship              Communed                Visitors              Classes
Sunday            301            128            9            22
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP has started and will continue thru Aug. 27 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center. Please use south entrance doors only.
SUBMIT YOUR REPORTS: The annual report will be printed soon. Groups and organizations are invited to submit a brief report of their 2013-14 fiscal year activities, for the time period of July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014. We need all reports from your president, secretary, or group leader no later than Fri. Aug. 1.
--REMINDER: Treasurers of all committees and organizations are asked to submit an annual financial report showing receipts and expenditures. This report requested by the Audit Committee & Church Council, provides accountability, shares information of fund-raising, & helps safeguard the church’s tax exempt status. It doesn’t get printed, but remains on file.
A BIG THANK YOU from the Altar Guild goes to James & Rebecca Mathews Cabinetry for their construction and donation of the four new altar side tables. We appreciate their generosity and abilities.
NOTICE Twins Fans with Tickets for Lutheran Night at Twins…Bus will depart FLC at 4:30 pm on Tues, July 22.
THANK YOU to 4-Square Builders for donating the lumber for the trellis in the new butterfly garden. Take a look, it looks great.
COMMON CUP MINISTRY is collecting school supplies for the 2014-15 school year. There is a list of supplies, applications for child(ren) in need, and a drop box in the south entrance thru Fri. Aug. 15.Thank you for your donations.
WHAT AN AWESOME ADVENTURY we had at our Vacation Bible School this past week! At “Gangway to Galilee: Amazing Grace Adventures” well over 70 kids and over 20 helpers were all on board as we grew together in our faith in Jesus. Here we learned about some incredible things that Jesus did on and around the Sea of Galilee. Our Bible stories included Jesus; calling His disciples to follow Him, providing miraculous catches of fish, calming a storm, walking on water, and appearing to disciples after He rose from the dead! We also made crafts, sang songs, played games, ate delicious and healthy snacks, and had Bible challenge trivia. Thanks so much for everyone who helped to make “Gangway to Galilee” truly and “Amazing Grace Adventure” here at First Lutheran!
Thurs. Aug. 21 ~ K-8 Registration Day ~ 3-5 PM & 7-8 PM
Mon. Aug. 25 ~ Pre 4 Open House & Registration ~ 6:30 PM
Tues. Aug. 26 ~ Pre 3 Open House & Registration ~ 6:30 PM
Thurs. Aug. 28 ~ Supplies Drop-Off/Pictures ~ 4 PM – 6 PM
Tues. Sept. 2 ~ K-8 ~ Opening Chapel ~ 8:15 AM
Thurs. Sept. 11 ~ Parent Open House ~ 7:00 PM
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM         Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM                   Fridays 5:30 PM
ANGEL SEEDS: July – August will be supporting “Operation Christmas Child”.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Jul 20      Polka Worship, Comn, 8:00 AM
                          Polka Service Breakfast, 9-11 AM
                          NO Adult Bible Study
                          Polka Worship, 10:30 AM
                          Youth Gr. 9-12 Snacks, 5:30 PM
                          Youth Bible Study, 6:00 PM
                          NYG Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tues. Jul 22    NO Bible Study
                          Early Childhood Committee, 4:00 PM
                          Nominating Committee, 7:00 PM
Wed. Jul 23            Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thur. Jul 24   Technology Committee, 6:30 PM
                         Church Council, 7:00 PM
                         Worship Planning Committee, 7:00 PM
Sat. Jul 26      Kohls/Ide Wedding, 3:30 PM
Sun. Jul 27     Worship, 8:00 AM
                          Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
                          Special Voters’ Meeting, 9:15 AM
                          Adult Bible Study, 9:30 AM
                          KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
                          Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
In his letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul talks about the place money should have in your life: “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, Who richly provides us with everything to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17). God wants you to enjoy His gifts! Just as you seek God’s direction in other areas of your life, you should seek His direction for the use of your money. Your focus should not be on how much money you have, but rather on what you are doing with what you have. In your prayers, ask God to help you manage your money for His glory and the good of His people and to be thankful for all that He gives you.
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