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Sunday Notes 8-24-2014


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

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
August 24, 2014

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 8:00 AM 912, 575, (dist. 802, 644, 839), 921
SERMON: “Whom Do You Say I Am?”
                                Mark 8:27-35   Pastor Ronald Mathison
ORGANIST:                  Mrs. Robin Kruse
DEACONS:                  8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Fritz Schulz
                  10:30 AM: Dan Dahlke, Brian Becker, Dave Schauer
                  (Wed.) 7:00 PM: Fred Klitzke, Lee Terlinden
ACOLYTES:                  8 AM: Destiney Exsted, Elizabeth Brelje
                  10:30 AM: Madison Mathews, Jill Schmidt
                  (Wed.) 7:00 PM: Madison Ahlbrecht, Morgan Dahlke
                  Old Testament – Isaiah 51:1-6
                  Psalm - 138
                  Epistle – Romans 11:33 – 12:8
   Gospel Lesson – Mark 8:27-35
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PLEASE JOIN US for Fellowship Time today:
            Aug. 24 – Youth Board
            Aug. 31 – Board of Deacons
            Sept. 7 – Education Sunday – Day School Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
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
CHURCH COUNCIL: your agendas were mailed out. No email? Pick up your copy on the work room counter.
EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE UPDATE:  We are looking for one, possibly two, volunteers to be with the children before school starts and after. This has the real possibility of being a paid position once the program has begun. Please pray about it, and then contact a member of the committee. God's Blessings!
FIFTH SUNDAY’S in a month will be non-technology Sundays, and the congregation is encouraged to use the hymnals as there will be no screens.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Oda Comnick
--For the family of Mertle Mathews, whose funeral was here yesterday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.
--For Derek & Emma (Birkholz) Longhenry, who were married in Hutchinson yesterday.
PLEASE JOIN US for Sunday Morning Bible Class today in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. Please join us and together we will mine the riches of the Sunday morning Bible readings while we encourage class discussion and personal application.
CONFIRMATION PARENTS: ALL CONFIRMATION letters were mailed out. If you did not receive one and should have, please contact Sue at the Church Office.
--CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION for parents & students, (grades 5 & 6 Midweek only) & grades 7 & 8, Wed. Sept. 3 at 7:00 PM.
CHILD CARE SURVEY: The First Lutheran Early Childhood Education Committee is looking to start a Faith-based Before/After School care program in Jan. 2015, with the option of a Summer program and Child Care program in the future. Please take a few minutes to fill out the yellow ½ sheet survey pertaining to Child Care needs found on each of the entrance stands. Return it to the Church Office c/o Early Childhood Education Committee. The survey is also available online at Contact Amy Welch at 864-2753 with any questions. We would appreciate your feedback.
FINANCIALS: For the week of: Aug. 17 – Aug. 23
General  Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $10,525.50
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2014-15         $17,177.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall)            ($6,651.50)
2014-15 Year- To-Date Totals for:  Aug. 17 – Aug. 23
Receipts = $84,671.79              Budgetary Need - $137,416.00
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: Aug. 17 – Aug. 23
                     In Worship              Communed                Visitors              Classes
Sunday            377            152            10            24
Wednesday            18            15            
INTERESTED IN JOINING Handbells? Gospel Ringers, adults, meet on Wed. from 6 PM -7 PM in the church basement. Their first practice is Wed, Sept. 3, at 6 PM.
--CHRIST CHIMES: children grades 3 and older, meet on Wed. from 3:15- 4:15 PM in the church basement. Their first practice is Wed, Sept. 10, at 3:15 PM.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are needed for the upcoming school year. Please pray about it and contact Jackee Fountain at 864-3763 if interested.
EDUCATION SUNDAY is Sunday, September 7, Activities include: teacher dedications, special recognitions and a potluck. Please join us.
THE MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE Study resumes on September 8 from 7-8 pm with the topic What is Islam? (Part One). All men are invited to better understand and grow in faith that we may share the light of Christ to Muslims when we have the opportunity.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CARNIVAL activities include:
--games with prizes, meet your teachers and Sunday School Superintendent Jackee Fountain.
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Aug. 26 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
DO YOU…like making a positive difference…Are you…willing to take a $1 and turn it into something much more meaningful for those in need? Are you…a Thrivent member or interested in becoming one? If yes, you’re the perfect candidate to join the McLeod Chapter Leadership Board. You can help our members help others by providing funding and support for their chapter activities. To find out more about our McLeod Thrivent chapter programs and how to be involved in a rewarding opportunity, please contact:  Cindy at 612-205-7575 or
FELLOWSHIP, COMPETITION & GOOD FUN. Good Shepherd Church is challenging us to a Friendly Christian Competition. Softball and kickball on Sept. 7, at 4:30 pm. These games are for Grade 9 & up! If there is enough interest, there will be a “minor league” for the younger kids. or call the office at 864-5522. Come and join the fun. Debi Ramirez
ANGEL SEEDS: July – August will be supporting “Operation Christmas Child”.
THANK YOU AGAIN THRIVENT MEMBERS! This past month, we received $1,233 from the Thrivent Choice program ($539 for FLS and $694 for FLC) This brings our YTD total to over $17,000.
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.
RECYCLE & HELP THE YOUTH: The dates for the next paper truck are:  Sat. Sept. 27 ~ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sun. Sept. 28 ~ Noon – 3:00 PM, Sat. Oct. 4 & 11 ~ 9 AM – 3 PM, Sun. Oct. 5 & 12 ~ Noon – 3 PM.
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM            Fridays 5:30 PM
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Aug 24            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Fish Boil, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Mon. Aug 25             FLS 4-Year Old Preschool Registration/Open House, 6:30 PM
            Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM
Tue. Aug 26            Bible Study,  9:30 AM
            Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11 AM
            FLS 3-Year Old Preschool Registration/Open House, 6:30 PM
            Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM
            LWML McLeod Zone Bd Mtg, 7 PM
Wed. Aug 27            Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thur. Aug 28            Supplies “Drop-Off” & School
                                                Pictures, 4 PM – 6 PM
            Church Council, 7:00 PM
Sun. Aug 31            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
Giving sacrificially shows our willingness to rearrange our priorities. We may enjoy doing or having something, but we are willing to give to what we treasure the most, and that is Jesus. In order to give sacrificially, we may have to change our lifestyles. We may drive a less luxurious car or live in a smaller house. When we give sacrificially, we are willing to say “no” to things. Christians who love the Lord may not perceive that they are giving sacrificially, because they give naturally out of love for Him. And, in fact, if they do perceive it as such, pride has stolen the blessings that God would give.
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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