October 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter


October 2016 Calendar

September 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
DCE Tori Kidd: 320-854-1204
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

Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost
October 23, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 875, 573, 588, (dist. 702, 729, 627), 506
SERMON: “The Strongest Faith In The World” Luke 18:15-17 Pastor Dan Welch
    Old Testament – Genesis 4:1-15
    Epistle Lesson – 2 Timothy 4:6-8
   Gospel Lesson – Luke 18:9-17
ORGANIST: Mr. Paul Otte
DEACONS: 8 AM: Dave Aul, Wayne Mackenthun
              10:30 AM: Brian Witte, Fritz Schulz, Kevin Dummer
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Mikayla Husted, Katelyn Lemke
                    10:30 AM: Norique Stuewe, Sophia Touailat
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8 AM: “El Shaddai” First Lutheran Singers (Gr. 6-8)
“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 - PARENTS & 2 year olds meet at 9:15 AM in the lower level classroom.
--CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL (ages 4-grade 8) meets in the Fellowship Center at 9:15 AM.
--YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (Gr. 9 – College) will meet at the school gym at 9:15 AM.
Oct. 23 – Senior Choir
Oct. 30 – Reformation Sunday – Evangelism Board
Nov. 6 – All Saint’s Sunday – LWML – Esther Circle
Nov. 13 – Altar Guild
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
TIME WITH ME CLUB will meet Wed. Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM in the FLS Gym. Come and play, try some tossing activities and exercise. Bring a water bottle and bring a new friend. 
DONATIONS are desperately needed for the kids in the Flames of Faith program. They need juice boxes, Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, Ritz Bits, Peanut Butter and they could also use a gently used vacuum cleaner. Please put them in the box behind the coat rack in the main South entrance.
--Sheila Rand for recovery.
--Continuous prayers for Mary Husberg, Kathy Becker
JOIN US TODAY for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center: from 9:15–10:15. The Adult Bible Study group will be studying the book of the Bible:  Revelation: A Testament of Hope. Today is The Bowls and the Last Judgments – Cosmic Exodus (Rev. 15-19)
--Sun. Oct. 30: The Kingdom of Christ & Satan’s Doom (Rev. 20)
BUTTER BRAIDS: The NYG Youth of our church will be selling the 22 oz. braids now – Oct. 30 and then delivered on Nov. 8th. They are $12 each. Any questions, please contact Teresa Brelje at or 864-3286.
ANY LADIES that are interested in tying quilts; we meet on Mondays from 1 PM – 4 PM in the quilting room downstairs. No need to contact anyone, just show up!
MEN, please join us at The Men’s Network, here at First Lutheran Church on Tues. Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM.
THE FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB is reading “A Time to Embrace”, by Karen Kingsbury. A discussion meeting will be held on Tues. Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM at Kathy Strobel’s home, 2019 15th St. E, Glencoe.
THE COMMON CUP Diaper Distribution will at the Glencoe City Center on Tues. Oct. 25 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
FLC MOVIE NIGHT is Sat. Oct. 29 featuring the newly released movie “God’s Not Dead 2” shown in the Fellowship Center. Popcorn and refreshments will start at 6:30 PM and movie at 7:00 PM. Invite your friends. Everyone is welcome. A free-will offering will be accepted.
DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS! The FLS CHRISTMAS CARD SALES have started and will run now thru Tues. Nov. 4. If interested in purchasing, please contact Mr. Fountain at or call the FLS at 864-3317 and select #8 to leave him a message. You can also stop in the Church Office to look at a book.
THANK YOU: to all the volunteers who cleaned the church kitchen. It looks amazing and is very much appreciated!
COBORNS TURKEY CARDS: when you shop, get the stamps – even if it’s only 1 or 2 at a time (they add up quickly.) On behalf of Common Cup Ministry, collect your cards or receipts (do not tear the points off if they weren’t stamped or they won’t be accepted), & bring them to the church’s main entrance & put them in the box.
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Oct 22, 2016   (16 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:                            $314,345.24
General Fund (only) Expenses:                           _352,205.15
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date:                       ($37,859.91)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Oct 22, 2016
     Total Receipts to Date:        $9,246.50
                (Posted with all bills paid)                               
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2016
                   In Worship    Communed     Visitors    Classes
Sunday            404                   175                 2             78
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of October, November & December has been designated to “Faith Comes By Hearing: Military Outreach”. For more information, visit their website or call 1-800-545-6552
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM   Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
                                                 Fridays 5:30 PM
29TH ANNUAL MN LUTHERAN FREE CONFERENCE will be held on Sat. Nov. 5 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM with registration at 8:30 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2719 3rd St. N, St. Cloud. Registration is $25, which includes coffee, rolls and lunch. ($10 for High School and College Students).Though pre-registration is not required, a non-monetary pre-registration is required if you plan to eat. For the meal call 320-252-8171 or email by Oct. 27.
ANNUAL BAKE & CRAFT SALE will be held on Sat. Dec. 3. Donations from the congregation are needed to make the sale a success. Please consider putting your needlework, painting, sewing, woodwork, jewelry making, and other talents to work. Any and all donations will be appreciated.
2017 SUMMER MISSION TRIP is at Lutherhaven Camp in Idaho for all 8th – 12th grade students on June 22nd-July2nd. You can look on their website at for information. If you still want to sign up or if you have any questions, contact Tori at 320.854.1204 (local number unless using your cell) or email
“COMMON CUP BACK PACK FOOD PROGRAM” is in need of supplies. “First” has been chosen to help supply the 2 oz. individual “MAC N’ CHEESE”  cups that will go into the pack sacks for needy children in Glencoe Schools Gr. K – 3. Fifty food sacks are sent home per week. Donations can be dropped off in the box by the furniture in the main south entrance. Monetary donations can be dropped off in the Church Office.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME reminder Nov. 6: Don’t forget to turn your clocks one hour back before you go to bed Saturday evening, Nov. 5.
CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, Nov. 6. A day to celebrate all the faithful who are now part of the church in heaven. At First Lutheran, we remember the loved ones within our families who have died during the past 12 months. Their names will be read during both church services.
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.
OUR CONGREGATIION is committed to the various ministries we carry out. God has blessed us with His grace, and our giving is an act of worship in response to what He has done for us.
FIRST LUTHERAN LWML will meet Mon. Nov. 7 at 7:00 PM. This is an important meeting. Members will vote on our local mission grants for 2016.
ALL ALTAR GUILD MEMBERS are encouraged to attend the next meeting on Mon, Nov. 14 at 7:00 PM. We will be signing up for the 2017 monthly work schedule. Guests and prospective members are always welcome to attend.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Oct. 23    Worship, 8:00 AM
                       Fellowship Time: Senior Choir, 9 AM
                       Sunday School Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
                       Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
                       8th-12th Grade Youth Group, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Mon. Oct. 24   Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
                       Flame Boosters, 6:30 PM
Tues. Oct. 25 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
                       New Member Class, 10:30 AM
                       Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11:00 AM
                       Office Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
                       First Ed. Bk Club/Kathy Strobel’s Home, 7 PM
                       The Men’s Network/verify location, 7:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 26   Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
                       Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
                       Time With Me Club/FLS Gym, 6:30 PM
Thur. Oct. 27   FLS Chapel – Mrs. Erickson, 8:10 AM
                       E.C. Finance Committee, 6:30 PM
                       Technology Committee, 7:00 PM
Sat. Oct. 29     First Lutheran Movie Night:
                       Refreshments Start, 6:30 PM
                       Movie “God’s Not Dead 2”, 7:00 PM
                       Worship, 8:00 AM
                       Fellowship Time: Evangelism Board, 9 AM
                       Sunday School Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
                       KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
                       Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
                       Pastor Mathison at GRHS – LTC, 1:00 PM
Time, Talent, and Treasure
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.