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Sunday Notes 3-1-2015


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                E-MAIL:
                                   WEBSITE:                       COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
                                   E-MAIL:                     PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148

Second Sunday In Lent
March 1, 2015

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 1 Page 151
HYMNS: 8:00 AM 904, 798, 426, (dist. 688, 685, 430), 722
             10:30 AM: 593, 798, 426, 722
SERMON: “Imagine That!”
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16     Pastor Dan Welch
SUNDAY & WED. ORGANIST: Mrs. Yvonne Schuette
SUN. 8:00 AM: Dennis Wolter, Lee Terlinden, Scott Litzau
         10:30 AM: Arnie Alsleben, Todd Trippel
WED. 2:00 PM: Dave Randt, Quinn Beneke
         7:00 PM: Paul Sievert, Kevin Becker           
SUN. 8:00 AM: Abigail Maunu, Jill Schmidt
         10:30 AM: Haley Lukes, Payton Karg
WED. 2:00 PM: Deacon’s Help
         7:00 PM:  Morgan Dahlke, Madison Mathews
         Old Testament – Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
         Epistle – Romans 5:1-11
         Gospel Lesson – Mark 8:27-38
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
Mar. 1 – Youth Board
Mar. 8 – Silent Auction/Luncheon - Day School Board
Mar. 15 – NYG: Mackenzie, Savannah, Addisyn, Nathan, Stephanie, Alex, Morgan
Mar. 22 – LWML – Ruth Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
A LENT DEVOTION BOOKLET is provided for you on each of the entrance stands. Please help yourself.
Lent 2015 – I Tell You The Truth
            Mar. 4 ~ Midweek 3
  1. Fruits of Faith Will Be Remembered:  Mark 14:1-9
            Mar. 11 ~ Midweek 4
  1. One of You Will Betray Me:  Mark 14:12-21
            Mar. 18 ~ Midweek 5
  1. You Will Disown Me:  Mark 14:27-31
            Mar. 25 ~ Midweek 6           
  1. If One Dies, It Produces Life For Many:  John 12:23-27
            Apr. 2 ~ Maundy Thursday
  1. Until I Drink It Anew in the Kingdom Of God: Mark 14:22-25
            Apr. 3 ~ Good Friday
  1. Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise: Luke 23:39-43
            Special services each Wednesday at 2 and 7 PM.
UDESSERT will be served by the LWML at 2:45 PM after the 2 PM Lenten service.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none
--For Sheila Rand
--For Paisley Lindemann, granddaughter of Larry & Edna.
--For the family of Kevin Grack, whose funeral was here yesterday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in his memory.
--For Sophie Marie Witthus, daughter of Eric Witthus and Stacey Chastek, who will be baptized here today at the 10:30 AM service.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: Just as Jesus calmed the storm with His Word for the frightened disciples, so He calms and ends the storm of sin and its certain death by taking our sin on Himself and dying in our place so we may live eternally.    
Sun. Mar. 8: The topic is: Jesus Clears the Temple. John 2:13-22 – Jesus’ cleansing of the temple carries a twofold message: He is the Lord of the temple, in the flesh; even more important, He is the true temple, in whom our sins are paid for and we are made heirs of eternal life.
STILL MISSING: a 36” orange angled shovel with wheels. If you have seen it or borrowed it, please contact the church office or return it to the church with no questions asked. We have lots of sidewalks for Louie to shovel and that shovel helps out tremendously.
EASTER LILY SIGN UP is now thru Sun. Mar. 29. Cost for each lily is $9. A Guild member will assist with signups before and after Sun. and Wed. services. Acknowledgements will be made in the Easter bulletin notes. Contact Cheryl Scheidt at 864-3356 with questions.
BOARD MEMBERS: Your agendas have been emailed out. No email? Pick up yours from the workroom counter.
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  Feb. 22 – Feb. 28
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts         $18,148.73
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15         17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)    $971.73
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Feb. 22 – Feb. 28
Receipts = $ 482,993.89  Budgetary Need = $601,194.00
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:  Feb. 22 – Feb.28
            In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sun.          427                   112                25               93
Wed.         170                      9
MONDAY NIGHT Mar. 2, at 7 PM at Men's Bible Study we continue the video topic Death . . . Then What? Why is it important to trust Jesus as the final authority when it comes to heaven and hell? Men, join us as we read John 5:20-29. Our study begins at 7 pm.
LWML welcomes all ladies of the congregation to the annual "Prayer Service" Mon. Mar. 2 at 7 PM. The service, entitled "The Hats We Wear" will focus on our vocations (jobs, roles) as we live Christian lives in this world among our family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends. Bring an item for the McLeod county food shelf.
OPERATION MINNESOTA NICE would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to the members of the Congregation for your generous donations in 2014 and extend an extra special Thank You to the Students of First Lutheran for your donations and letters that we included in packages. They were greatly appreciated! With the help and generosity of many, we were able to send out 207 care packages to soldiers serving overseas. The amount of support we have received has been overwhelming and is greatly appreciated! Many Thanks! Linda Krueger, Colleen Benjamin, LaDonna Stuber
ANGEL SEEDS: January – March will be for “Common Cup Ministry”
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
8th SILENT AUCTION & LUNCHEON is Sun, Mar. 8. The Silent Auction is 9 am-1 pm, LIVE Auction at 1 pm, Luncheon from 11 am-1 pm. You can drop off your donation at the Church Office, contact Linda Donnay at 864-4159, visit or email the FLS Flames Boosters at with any questions or for more information. Thank You!
FIRST LUTHERAN BOOK CLUB is reading Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger and then meet for a community group discussion at the Hutchinson Library, Sun. Mar. 22, from 2-4 PM.
“TIME WITH ME” Children’s Club will meet Tues. Mar. 24 for gym activities at the FLS gym. Bring a tricycle and water bottle. 
COBORNS HAM STAMPS: Coborns has new receipts, so there are new instructions. Have your ham card stamped immediately at the register. On behalf of Common Cup Ministry bring your ham cards or whole receipt to the main entrance and place in box. DO NOT CUT APART.
PARENTS OF CONFIRMANDS, mark your calendars. Junior Confirmation is Sun. Apr. 26 at the 10:30 AM service and Oral Review will be Wed. Apr. 22 at 7 PM.
--ONE OR TWO seventh grade parents to organize the volunteers who are needed for serving on Oral Review night. Contact the Church Office if interested.
PLEASE PRAY for our partners in mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson.
PASTRY PUFFINS: The NYG Youth of our church will be selling puffins from Sun. Mar. 8 thru Sun. Mar. 22 with a delivery date of Thurs. Apr. 2. Cost of the puffins are $12. Flavors include: Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry-Cream Cheese, Blueberry-Cream Cheese, Apple, Cherry, Caramel and Mozzarella. To place an order or questions call Teresa at 864-3286 or email
GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH, Glencoe, is excited to install Ted Stroming as their new DCE (Director of Christian Education) during Sunday morning service on Mar. 1. We are asking that you would remember to prayerfully lift up Ted and the congregation of Good Shepherd as they minister together in the years ahead.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Mar. 1 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
         Fellowship Time – Youth Board
         Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
         Worship, 10:30 AM
Mon. Mar. 2 NO School
         Building Center Committee, 6:30 PM
         Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM
         LWML “Prayer Service”, 7:00 PM
         Men’s Mon. Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
Tues. Mar. 3 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
         Church Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
         Evangelism Board, 6:30 PM
         Early Childhood Comm. Meeting, 7:00 PM
         Day School Board, 7:00 PM
         Stewardship Board, 7:00 PM
         Youth Board, 7:00 PM
Wed. Mar. 4 Lenten Worship, 2 PM & 7 PM
         Dessert Served, 2:45 PM
         Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
         Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
         Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
         Senior Choir, 6:00 PM
Thur. Mar. 5 FLS Chapel, Pastor Welch, 8:10 AM
         Christian Ed. Board, 7:00 PM
         Trustees Board, 7:00 PM
         Deacons Board, 7:30 PM
Sat. Mar. 7 Daylight Savings Time
Sun. Mar. 8 Worship, 8:00 AM
         FLS Silent Auction, 9 AM – 1 PM
         Fellowship Time – Day School Board, 9 AM
         Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
         Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
         FLS Luncheon, 11 AM – 1 PM
         FLS Live Auction, 1 PM
         Youth Gr. 9-12 Snacks, 5:30 PM
         Youth Bible Study, 6:00 PM
         NYG Meeting, 7:00 PM
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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