June 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter


June 2016 Calendar

May 2016 Calendar




  • Late May to late August
  • Morning Hours 7 am to noon
  • Duties include: Cleaning, painting, minor repairs, floor care for church and school

Applications may be picked at the Church Office M-F, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 925 13th St. E., Glencoe, 320-864-5522, or download and drop off.

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

Second Sunday After Pentecost
May 29, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 3 Page 184
HYMNS: 8 AM: 737 v. 1-3, 702, 737 v. 4-7
        10:30 AM: 592 v. 1-2, 702, (dist. 729, 731, 589), 737 v. 1-3
SERMON: “Trust In God – He Remains Faithful” Luke 7:1-10
                   Pastor Ronald Mathison
ORGANIST: Mr. Paul Otte
DEACONS: 8:00 AM: James Mathews, Fritz Schulz
                  10:30 AM: Dave Uecker, Brian Witte, Roger Gronholz
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Lillian Krueger, Grace Litzau
                  10:30 AM: Ashley Radke, Lauren Terlinden
            Old Testament – 1 Kings 8:22-24, 27-29, 41-43
            Epistle Lesson – Galatians 1:1-12
             Gospel Lesson – Luke 7:1-10
8:00 AM: “I Will Serve The Lord All My Days” Senior Choir
“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.
TUITION AID APPLICATION for K-8 is available in the School Office along with a separate Preschool Financial Aid application form. Anyone and everyone is eligible for this aid which is based on Adjusted Gross Income. Turn in the first page of your tax form 1040 & Tuition Aid Application to the School Office. Deadline is July 1.
CONGREGATION MEMBERS ARE NEEDED to be on the 2016 Nominating Committee. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Congregation President, Kermit Terlinden at 864-3738.
May 29 – Memorial Day – AVAILABLE
June 5 – Youth Board
June 19, Father’s Day - AVAILABLE
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive starts Thurs. June 16 – Mon. Aug. 15. They will be collecting supplies for the 2015-16 school year. A school supply list and applications are located on a table in the south main entrance of church.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Known to be hospitalized: none
--Gene Falling, Renae Jensen, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Derrick Drier, Marlys Barfknecht, Henry Becker, Kathy Becker, Lorna Shanahan, Dorothy Herbst.
--Eleanor Lou Ahl, daughter of Travis Diers & Amanda Ahl, who will be baptized today at the 10:30 AM service.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center Sun. June 5: from 9:15–10:15. We will begin a ten-part video series titled “From Confusion to Clarity: Big Questions, Biblical Answers” that tackles the tough questions that surround us all. The first topic that we will look at is “Why Study the Bible?”
Sun. Jun. 12: The topic is “Does science confirm the Bible?”
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Alice Donnay and family, in memory of Ivan Donnay, who passed away November 30, 2015.
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP starts Wed. June 1 – Wed. Aug. 31 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
A FIRST LUTHERAN MILESTONE: During the 8 AM worship service on Sun. June 5 our new communion ware will receive a blessing and the Lord’s Supper will be served.
ATTENTION VBS CAMPERS! Children finishing 3 year old preschool thru 4th grade, get ready for a fun filled week at the Barnyard Round up VBS! Camp begins on Sun. July 31 – Thurs. Aug. 4.
--Parents sign your children up by using the form in the June newsletter and bring it to the Church Office or visit the church website, There are also registration forms at the entrance stands.
NYG AT COBORN’S BRAT STAND on Thurs. June 2 from 11 AM – 6 PM and Sat. June 4 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Please stop in and support our youth that are heading to New Orleans in July.
--Sue Stradtmann: Mon. May 23 thru Mon. May 30
--Tori Kidd: Wed. Jun. 22 – Sun. Jun. 26
--Deb Ramirez: Thurs. Jun. 23 – Tues. Jun. 28
--Pastor Welch & Tori Kidd at National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA with youth Thurs. Jul. 14 – Thurs. Jul. 21
--Pastor Mathison: Thurs. Jul. 21 – Fri.  Aug. 12
JOIN FRANKLIN GRAHAM along with other Christians for a prayer rally Thurs. Jun. 16 at 12 Noon at the Minnesota Capital Lower Mall. A bus will be leaving Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe at 9 AM and return in the afternoon. Bring a bag lunch. Sign up at Good Shepherd no later than Mon. Jun 6. Cost is $10. Any questions, call Virginia Pavelek 864-3923 or Good Shepherd 864-6157.
MEMBERS WITH UNKNOWN ADDRESSES: Still looking for contact information for the members with unknown addresses to  update congregation database. The names of those who do not have addresses by the July Board of Deacons Meeting, will be reviewed and instructions given; because, we have been unable to contact them. Please help by checking if you have family members or friends in the booklet and update their address, or have them contact the Office at 320-86-5522.
Sunday School Volunteers, 
Thank you for all the hard work that you have put in this year. We appreciate that you have helped the kids here at First Lutheran continue to grow in their faith, and learn more about their Savior! Blessings on your summer! ~~Christian Ed Board
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of April, May & June have been designated to “Families Moving Forward”. 
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
Wed. June 1, 7:00 PM                    Fridays 5:30 PM
LWML SALAD SUPPER is Mon. Jun. 6 at 6:30 PM. All women of the congregation are invited. Mr. Luke Dahl, a teacher at FLS and one of our organists, will be telling the ladies about organs and also playing some songs for us.
--MERCY KITS will be put together again before the salad luncheon if you would like to be part of this ministry. You may drop off items at the church before Jun. 6, or bring them when you come.
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
THIS REPORT IS Revised to Show General Fund ONLY to Date
FISCAL YR TO DATE: Jul 1, 2015–May 27, 2016 (47 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts To Date:                 990,375.84
General Fund (only) Expenses To Date:           $1,049,146.89
Abundance or (Shortfall) To Date:                        ($58,771.05)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts To Date: Jul. 1, 2015–May 27, 2016
     Total Receipts To Date:        $41,652.85
SCHOOL HEATING FUND (Posted) BALANCE** to Date:  5,900.75 plus unposted  of $740 = $ 6,650.75
  **Receipts less Expenses - Reconciled
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  May 22 to May 28, 2016
               In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday         389                 140                   5              28
YOUNG INVESTORS CLUB stamp program for ages 0-18 has wrapped up for another school year. Thank you to all our young savers who are taking their first steps in practicing financial management. See the June Newsletter for more information on this awesome program.
ANNUAL LYF VALLEY FAIR DAY is Mon. June 27. FLC’s group will leave the church parking lot at 9:15 AM and return at 11 PM. Carpooling will be provided. Price is $35 before Tues. Jun. 21 and $40 after. Cost includes entrance and transportation. An emergency form needs to be filled out prior to sign up. Sign up with Tori in the Church Office or with Joe Fountain.
NYG GARAGE SALE will be in the Church Fellowship Center Wed. Jun. 8, Noon – 6 PM, Thurs. Jun. 9, 9 AM – 5 PM and Fri. Jun. 10, 9 AM – 5 PM.
--DONATION items for the sale will be accepted on Tues. Jun. 7, noon – 5 PM. Thank you for supporting our youth.
MEN’S CLUB PICNIC will be held Tues. Jun. 14 at Oscar Olson Park. Fellowship is at 6:00 PM with meal time at 6:30 PM. Men’s Club will provide the meat and beverages. All pancake breakfast volunteers and the wives of past members are urged to attend. Please bring a dish to pass and eating utensils.
LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins – There are 20 tickets left that are reserved for Tue, July 26, 7 pm game against Atlanta. Seats are in Skyline Deck at $28 ea. and bus about $12. Call Cindy at 238-2148 to reserve your spot.
CHRISTIAN LIFE DAY, Fri. Jun. 24 during the 26th biennial convention at the Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom, Mankato. This day will include 4 sessions concerning our use of God’s Holy Word. Visit to learn more and to register.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. May 29 Worship, 8:00 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Mon. May 30 MEMORIAL DAY – Church Office Closed
Tues. May 31 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Diaper Dist./City Center, 11 AM
            Office Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
Wed. Jun. 1 Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thurs. Jun. 2 NYG @ Coborn’s Brat Stand, 11 AM – 6 PM
            Deacons Board, 7:00 PM
Sat. Jun. 4 NYG @ Coborn’s Brat Stand, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sun. Jun. 5 Worship, Blessing of Communion Ware, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Youth Board, 9 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            Worship,10:30 AM
            Youth Snacks, 5:30 PM
            Youth Bible Study, 6:00 PM
Stewardship Message
Galatians 1:6 “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel.” The Bible uses the image of “turning” to another gospel, or to another god, to show us the seriousness of sin. When we are tempted to follow some sinful course of action, we are being told to turn our backs on God. But the Lord calls upon us to turn away from sin and turn toward Him – where we will find a Father's smiling face and loving embrace. In our stewardship, let us not turn toward greed in fear, but toward our Lord in humility and faith.
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.