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Sunday Notes 10-26-2014


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

Reformation Day (Observed)
October 26, 2014 

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 656, 702, (dist. 571, 556, 703), 761
SERMON:  “Just Jesus”  Romans 3:19-28  Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST:                  Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS:                  8 AM: Dennis Wolter, Todd Trippel
                  10:30 AM: Arnie Alsleben, James Mathews, Dave Schauer
ACOLYTES:                  8 AM: Jackson Lemke, Jesse Mackenthun
                  10:30 AM: Haley Lukes, Grace Witte
                  First Lesson – Revelation 14:6-7
                  Epistle – Romans 3:19-28
   Gospel Lesson – John 8:31-36
                  8 AM: “America, Give Thanks” Gospel Ringers
                  10:30 AM: “Martin Luther, Martin Luther”, “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage” Sunday School Singers
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
ON THIS REFORMATION SUNDAY we celebrate the joy of knowing that the righteousness God demands, He gives to us by grace. As God’s Word teaches, we are saved for eternal life by God’s Grace Alone, through Faith Alone as revealed to us in Scripture Alone! These were the distinguishing marks of the Lutheran Reformation which began almost 500 years ago. By God’s grace the Lord continues to bless us today with this same Good News! Just like Martin Luther at long last discovered for himself, we too can know without a doubt this truth: Christ has set us free from the power of sin and death.
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
            Oct. 26 – Reformation Sunday – Bd. of Deacons
            Nov. 2 – All Saint’s Sunday – Senior Choir
            Nov. 9 – Still Available
Nov. 16 – NYG Youth – Morgan B, Ariel B, Elizabeth B, Blake D, Morgan D
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
DON’T “LET IT GO” by: FIRST LUTHERAN MOVIE NIGHT is this Sat. Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM, featuring “FROZEN” in the Fellowship Center. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, invite your friends. A free-will offering will be accepted.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Beverly Becker, Cindy Dahlke
--For Vera Picha
--For Betty Smith in hospice care
--For the family of Laura Michaletz, whose funeral was here yesterday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Lorraine Krumm and family, in memory of Edwin Krumm, who passed away three years ago on Oct. 27, 2011.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topics are: God’s Covenant with Abram – Genesis 15:1-6; 17:1-27. God gave Abram (Abraham) faith to trust His promises to save His people. God gives us faith in Jesus, our Savior.
--Next week’s topic: Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven – Genesis 18:1-15. God came to Abraham with the promise of a son. Abraham’s descendant, our Lord Jesus, comes to us in Word and Sacraments, telling us that in Him all things are possible.  
MEN, ON MONDAY NIGHT we study how Jesus witnessed two men on the way to Emmaus. He first listened and then he explained His suffering and death. Join us at 7 pm for The Challenge of Islam - Defending the Christian Faith, Lesson 2.
CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, on Nov. 2. 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.
FINANCIALS: For the week of:  Oct. 19– Oct. 25
General  Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $ 10,186.29
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2014-15         $ 17,177.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall)            ($ 6,990.71)
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Oct. 19 – Oct. 25
Receipts = $202,910.51  Budgetary Need = $292,009.00
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 week of:  Oct. 19 – Oct. 25
            In Worship                Communed                Visitors              Classes
  Sunday               446            160            23            94

THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Oct. 28 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
PIES AND CRISP from Carlson’s Apple Orchard is now available for purchase from our NYG Youth thru Nov. 7 with a delivery date of Nov. 17. There are 40 oz. Apple Pies (Crumb or Crust Top), 36 oz. Apple Crisp, or 32 oz. Pumpkin Pie. The pies are made fresh and then frozen for delivery. Contact a NYG Youth for purchase or Cindy Litzau at 864-5025.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME reminder Nov. 2: Don’t forget to turn your clocks one hour back before you go to bed next Saturday evening, Nov. 2.
LWML will meet Mon, Nov 3, at 7 PM for Bible Study and Christian fellowship. Rosie Karg will lead an opening devotion. Pastor Mathison will do a Bible Study titled “Forgiveness”. "Mite" offerings will be gathered. Members are welcome to bring items or donations for the local food shelf. Volunteers and guests are welcome to join us. Executive board will meet at 6:30 PM.
PLEASE JOIN in celebration and welcome our new members on Sun. Nov. 9 at the 10:30 AM service, followed by a potluck at 11:45 AM.
--The congregation is asked to please join in welcoming our new members and bring a dish to share.
ALL ALTAR GUILD MEMBERS are encouraged to attend the next meeting on Mon, Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM. We will be signing up for the 2015 monthly work schedule. Guests and prospective members are always welcome to attend.
THE FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will meet at First Lutheran’s sitting area on Tues, Nov. 11 at 7 PM to discuss Francine Rivers’ book Bridge to Haven.  
THE MARY MARTHA ALTAR GUILD is collecting items for the food shelf in Glencoe. There are baskets at the main entrances of church. The items collected will be used for our Thanksgiving display, after which all items and money collected will be taken to the local food shelf.
ATTENTION CRAFTERS! The annual Bake & Craft Sale will be held on Sat. Dec. 6. Donations are needed from the congregation. Please consider putting your needlework, painting, sewing, woodwork, jewelry making, etc. talents to work. Any and all items will be 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.
FLS FLAMES BOOSTER CLUB would like to THANK everyone who helped, donated, and participated in this year's 1st Annual Fall Festival. A special THANK YOU to Bob & Gina Schuft Family and Cole Polzin for providing the hay ride. As a result, over $1,000 was raised. 
ANGEL SEEDS: October – December will be for “Orphan Grain Train”
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Oct. 26            Reformation Sunday
            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Mon. Oct. 27             Adult Membership Class, 6:15 PM
            Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
            Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
            Flames Boosters, 7:00 PM
Tue. Oct. 28            Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Distribution, 11:00 AM
            Church Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Building Center Committee, 6:30 PM
Wed. Oct. 29            Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation 3:30 PM
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
Sun. Nov. 2            All Saints Sunday
            Daylight Savings Time, 2:00 AM
            Worship, Comn, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM           
Stewardship Message
In 2 Corinthians 9:15 the Apostle Paul wrote, “Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” This inexpressible gift is God sending His Son, Jesus, to become one of us, to suffer and die on the cross, and to rise again overcoming sin, death, and the devil. God gave us what we need the most – a Savior. As forgiven and redeemed children of God, we are called to be stewards of God’s inexpressible gift. This gift has been given to us not to hoard or to keep just to ourselves. God has given us the wonderful privilege of sharing His love within us with others. We are called to be stewards of the Gospel.
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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