November 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter


November 2015 Calendar

October 2015 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
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

First Sunday in Advent
November 29, 2015

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 3 Page 184
HYMNS:  357 v. 1-4, 343, 706, (dist. 624, 618, 789), 357 v. 5-7
SERMON:  “So Much To Be Thankful For, So Much Yet To Do!”
                    1 Thessalonians 3:9-13  Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS: 8 AM: Dennis Wolter, Lee Terlinden
            10:30 AM: Dennis Wolter, Kevin Becker, Scott Litzau
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Ebony Schuch, Dani Tessmer
              10:30 AM: Jacob Schuch, Derek Trippel
            First Lesson – Jeremiah 33:14-16
            Epistle Lesson – 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
               Gospel Lesson – Luke 19:28-40
8:00 AM: “Hymn Of Advent” Senior Choir
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
WELCOME TO FIRST EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH: Guests, please fill out a Welcome card found in the card holders 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.
CHILDREN’S WORSHIP BULLETINS for ages 3-6 (buff color) and ages 7-12 (white) are located on the front of all of the entrance stands. KIDS don't forget to grab one on your way into church!
November 29 – Deacons Board
December 6 – LWML – Martha Circle
December 13 – Youth Board
December 20 – Senior Choir
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
PLEASE STOP BY the Fellowship Center this morning to view the FLS 6th grade Art Class projects. The students are asked to pick up their projects following the 10:30 service today.
BOARD MEMBERS: Your agenda packets have been emailed. No Email! Pick up your copy from the work room counter.
CHECK OUT THE NYG YOUTH WALL: The LCMS National Youth Gathering is held every 3 years. In 2016 it will be held in New Orleans. Twenty youth from our congregation will be attending. Please take a look at the northeast wall in the Fellowship Center for more information about our youth
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Known to be hospitalized: Donald Teschendorf, Duane Bierbaum
--Renae Jensen, Mary Husberg, Vanna Wolff, Dave Randt
--Cindy Eggersgluess, Jacoby Alsaker for upcoming surgeries
Blessed are those who die in the Lord!
--The family of Lila Kucera, who passed away. Flowers are placed in her memory.
--The family of Eldora Pulkrabek, whose funeral was here Wed. Flowers are placed in her memory.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Lilah Mackenthun and family, in memory of Weldon Mackenthun, who passed away on June 11, 2005.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. Topic: The Birth of Jesus Foretold – Luke 1:26-38.        
Sun. Dec. 6: Topic: Mary Visits Elizabeth – Luke 1:39-56. God remembered Mary, filling her womb with the world’s Savior. God remembers us and, through His Word and Sacraments, fills us with Christ Jesus, granting us full salvation. Like Mary, we offer our humble praise.
THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER will be available sometime next week.
HELP WANTED: The Mary & Martha Altar guild is in need of volunteers to help transport the Thanksgiving food collection to the Food Shelf in Glencoe. To volunteer please call Cheryl at 302-510-1424 or come to the south entry between 7:30-7:45 AM on Mon, Nov. 30. Thank you!
KETCHUP: As in our families we “ketchup” to pay our bills and obligations. So also in our congregation, it is time once again to “ketchup” with our bills. Please help us out as you have done so generously in the past. Thank you!
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  Nov 22 – Nov 25
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts        $16,334.33
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2015-16         17,716.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)               ($1,381.67)
2015-16 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Nov 22 – Nov 25
Receipts = $ 288,867.28  Budgetary Need = $ 364,443.43
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.
KETCH-UP Funds Received: Nov 6 –  Nov 25
Ketch-up Totals: $ 8,290.00 (included in receipts above)
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Nov 22 – Nov 25
        In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sun       523                  153                  2                 86
QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING is Mon. Nov. 30 at 7:00 PM. All church members age 18 and older are encouraged to attend. Business will include: The release of funds from the Victor Dietel Fund, etc. Agenda Packets can be picked up from the entrance stands.
A SOUP AND SANDWICH SUPPER hosted by FLS 7th & 8th grade students and parents will be served Wed. Dec. 9 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM to raise money for their class trip to Wolf Ridge. A free-will offering will be accepted. This is a Thrivent Action Team Event.
THE ANNUAL Bake & Craft Sale will be held on Sat. Dec. 5 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. All donated items may be brought to the Fellowship Center on Thurs, Dec. 3rd from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM or Fri, Dec. 4th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Any needle work, sewed items, art items, woodwork items and craft items should be marked with amount. The baked items will be priced by the committee.
YOUTH ANNUAL FOOTBALL GAME DAY is Sun. Dec. 6 around noon at FLS Gym for the Vikings/Bears game. Lunch will be provided for $2 if signed up in the church office by November 13th or $3 at the door.  Bring your favorite snack to share and feel free to show your Viking spirit by dressing up.
LWML Christmas party is Dec. 7 at noon. Bring a dish to share. If you wish to participate in an ornament exchange game, bring a wrapped ornament. It can be a favorite from your own tree, homemade or purchased. (Perhaps you'll purchase one at the Dec. 5 brunch, bake and craft sale!) First Lutheran gr. K- 2 will entertain. Special guests will be our volunteers and quilting ladies.
MEN’S CLUB CHRISTMAS POTLUCK, Tues. Dec. 8. Fellowship 5:30 PM, Potluck at 6:00 PM. All members both present and past, spouses and widows of former members are urged to attend. Please bring a wrapped $3 gift.
…Paul Sievert for all the carpet cleaning he has donated to FLC these past years, along with his hard work and dedication.
…The Anonymous Donors who has donated funds toward the Security/Surveillance system being proposed for FLC and FLS. Your generosity is amazing.
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
ANGEL SEEDS: October – December will be for the McLeod County Food Shelf
2016 LCEF SCHOLARSHIPS: There are six scholarships available to be awarded. The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2016. Visit  or call Maria Hendrickson 877-371-5233. See Oct. Newsletter for more information.
THE FIRST LUTHERAN CEMETERY BOARD is accepting sealed bids thru Dec. 18 for lawn mowing at the church cemetery for the calendar year 2016. Please submit bids, a copy of liability insurance and applicator’s license to the Church Office.
THE FL CEMETERY BOARD is looking for someone to work alongside Superintendent Eddie Brelje with the intent to replace him in the not too distant future. Call Eddie at 864-3678 with questions.
Wed. Dec. 2, 7PM – Divine Service with Holy Communion
                                   Sermon Theme: Behind, but with Hope (Exodus: 33:19-20)
Sat. Dec. 5 – 8:30 AM – 1 PM - Brunch, Bake & Craft Sale
Wed. Dec. 9 – 5PM – 6:30 PM Soup & Sandwich Supper
Wed. Dec. 9 – 7PM – Advent Choral Concert with FLC Choirs
                                     Sermon Theme: Buffeted, but on Faith (Romans 15:4)
Wed. Dec. 16 – 7PM – A shorter service w/special music
                                      Sermon Theme: Surrounded by the Father’s Love (Matt. 11:2-6)
Sun. Dec. 20 – 10:30 AM Sunday School Christmas Service
Tues. Dec. 22 – 7PM FLS Pre-K- Gr. 8 Christmas Service
Thurs. Dec. 24 – 2PM, 5PM, 7PM – Christmas Eve Services
Fri. Dec. 25 – 9AM – Christmas Day Worship, Communion
Sat. Dec. 31 – 5PM – New Year’s Eve Worship, Communion
Fun Fact: Did You Know? Approximately 1320 children graduated from First Lutheran School?
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Nov. 29 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Deacons Bd., 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Mon. Nov. 30 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM
            NO Men’s Monday Night Bible Study
            Voters’ Assembly Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tue. Dec. 1 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Altar Guild Decorating, 6:00 PM
            Evangelism Board, 6:30 PM
            Day School Board, 7:00 PM
            Stewardship Board, 7:00 PM
            Youth Board, 7:00 PM
Wed. Dec. 2 Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:00 PM
            Advent Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thur. Dec. 3 FLS Chapel – Pastor Welch, 8:10 AM
            Donation Drop Off – 3:00 – 5:00 PM
            Christian Ed. Board, 7:00 PM
            Trustee Board, 7:00 PM
            Deacons Board, 7:00 PM
Fri. Dec. 4 Donation Drop off for bake/craft sale, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat. Dec. 5 Brunch, Bake & Craft Sale, 8:30 AM – 1 PM
Sun. Dec. 6 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – LWML Martha Circle, 9 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
            Youth Vikings Game/FLS Gym, 12:00 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.