July 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter


July 2016 Calendar

June 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

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
June 26, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 688 v. 1-3. 685, (dist. 694, 696, 707), 701
SERMON: “Focus Forward” Luke 9:51-62  Pastor Ronald Mathison
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
WED. PIANIST: Mrs. Robin Kruse
DEACONS: 8:00 AM: Quinn Beneke, Wayne Mackenthun
                          10:30 AM: Brian Witte, Don Hepner, Kevin Dummer
DEACON: Wed. 6/29: 7 PM: Wayne Mackenthun
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Mikayla Husted, Katelyn Lemke
                    10:30 AM: Lillian Krueger, Grace Litzau
ACOLYTE: Wed. 6/29: 7 PM: Ashley Radke
            Old Testament – 1 Kings 19:9b-21
            Epistle Lesson – Galatians 5:1, 13-25
               Gospel Lesson – Luke 9:51-62
“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.
A VOLUNTEER is needed to run the PA/Sound system during the 8 AM service once a month.  Training is provided for a couple of Sundays prior to running the system alone. Contact the Church Office if interested.
June 26 – Altar Guild
July 17 – Polka Service – Men’s Club
July 24 – Endowment Committee
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
CEMETERY NOTICE: Remove all flowers and other memorials (except in permanent stands) no later than Tues. July 5. After that they will be disposed of.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Known to be hospitalized: Keith Zajicek
--Gene Falling, Renae Jensen, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Derrick Drier, Henry Becker, Kathy Becker, Jeremy Thiel
--Ken & Gwen Wendinger’s 40th wedding anniversary.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by the children of Willis & Marlene Winseman, in memory of Willis & Marlene’s wedding anniversary on June 18.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center TODAY: 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 fourth topic that we will look at is “Why listen to the Bible about sex & marriage?”
Sun. Jul. 3: NO Bible Study
Sun. Jul. 10: The topic is “What is the purpose of life?”
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP will continue thru Wed. Aug. 31 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
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.
PLEASE JOIN US TODAY after the 10:30 AM service in the Fellowship Center for a retirement reception for our awesome teacher Mrs. Mary Husberg. We will recognize her at the end of the service and the Day School Board will serve refreshments and cake after in the Fellowship Center.
--Card boxes will be available.
THIS REPORT IS Revised to Show General Fund ONLY to Date
FISCAL YR TO DATE: Jul 1, 2015–June 22, 2016 (51 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts To Date:               $1,061,109.59
General Fund (only) Expenses To Date:             $1,139,496.51
Abundance or (Shortfall) To Date:                          ($78,286.92)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts To Date: Jul. 1, 2015–June 22, 2016
     Total Receipts To Date:        $45,641.85
SCHOOL HEATING FUND BALANCE to Date:  6,770.75 plus unposted of $135 = $6,905.75
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Jun 19, to Jun 25, 2016
                    In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday               369                159                  3               35           
Wednesday         24                   24           
CAMP DAY at Baylor Park is Wed. Jun. 29. Any child wanting to attend the Camp must be registered by 9 PM TONIGHT (June 26). You can register online at and follow the link or there is a website printed on the posters.
TEACHER SUMMER BOOK CLUB will meet at Gert & Erma's on Wed, July 6 at 1 PM to discuss chapters 5, 6, and 7 (pages 36-82). Any teacher is welcome to join us. The book topic is classroom management. Contact Linda for more information on ordering a book.
THE NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING GROUP (NYG) invites you to a FREE Spaghetti Dinner on Sun. July 24th at 11:45 AM. We wish to THANK YOU for all of the blessings and support we have received from the congregation in helping us travel to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. There will be a video presentation of our recent trip to the gathering for everyone to see and for any students that are interested in joining NYG to get an idea of the awesome experience that is had by all.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING this summer, remember that First Lutheran offers the option of automated offerings to keep up with your intended offerings while you’re away. Deb Ramirez would be happy to help you, 864-5522.
COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive has started and will run thru Mon. Aug. 15. There is a school supply list and applications located on a table in the south main entrance of church.
--Pastor Welch Vacation: Now Thru Wed. Jul. 6
--Deb Ramirez Vacation: Now – Tues. Jun. 28
--Dean Scheele Vacation: Wed. Jul. 13 Thru Mon. Jul. 25
--Pastor Welch & Tori Kidd at National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA with youth Thurs. Jul. 14 – Thurs. Jul. 21
--Pastor Mathison Vacation: Thurs. Jul. 21 – Fri.  Aug. 12
--Sue Stradtmann Vacation Mon. Jul 25 thru Fri. Jul. 29
PLEASE UPDATE!!!!! Only a couple weeks left to update. There are still members with unknown addresses, away at college or in the military. Please email the Church Office at if you know these members would like to remain on the Church Roster. The church pays a fee per member annually and we have a large amount of members with either unknown addresses or are inactive. At the July Board of Deacons Meeting, a decision made on removing members with unknown addresses from the congregation roster.
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.
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of April, May & June has 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. thru Aug. 31, 7:00 PM          Fridays 5:30 PM
POLKA SERVICE: Sun. July 17 at the 8:00 and 10:30 AM services of worship. Our music will be led by Chuck Thiel and his Jolly Ramblers band.
--Songs will include both familiar hymns and polka tunes with worshipful lyrics. Remember to invite your neighbors and friends to this unique worship service. A free-will offering will be accepted.
COME TO WORSHIP, STAY FOR BREAKFAST: The Men’s Club will host a breakfast on July 17, Polka Sunday, from 9 AM until 11AM. The menu is: scrambled eggs, ham, mixed fruit, breakfast pastries and beverage. Cost is a free will offering.
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.
USHER CAPTAINS & USHERS: We are in desperate need of volunteers to help out with ushering. If interested, please contact Dennis Wolter, Arnie Alsleben, Brian Witte, or the Church Office.
LAST CHANCE to order tickets to see MN Twins on Tue, July 26th against Atlanta Braves. Seats are in Skyline Deck at $28 each. Bus cost is about $12 leaving FL at 4:30. Contact Cindy at 238-2148.
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY: Join us in the Fellowship Center in-between Sunday Services for a Ten-Part Video Series that tackles the tough questions that surround us all. The name of our study will be “From Confusion to Clarity: Big Questions, Biblical Answers.” Each week is a stand-alone lesson, so if you miss one or more, you won’t be behind. Come and join us as together we “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18)
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Jun. 26 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Altar Guild, 9 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Mary Husberg Retirement Reception, 11:45 AM
Mon. Jun. 27 LYF Valley Fair Day, 9:15 AM – 11:00 PM
Tues. Jun. 28 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Diaper Dist./City Center, 11 AM
            NYG Shepherd’s Meeting, 7:00 PM
Wed. Jun. 29 Office Meeting, 9:00 AM
            Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Sun. Jul. 3 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – AVAILABLE, 9 AM
            NO Adult Bible Study
            Worship, 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
1 Kings 19:18 “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” Elijah was so sure that he was right: that he was the only one left who had not gone after Baal. But, he was too pessimistic; his faith in God was off-center. We can't go by our own wisdom. We must trust the Lord and what He has revealed to us in His Word. Think about how this applies to our support of God's work in the Church with our offering (take a look in the Small Catechism's Table of Duties to see what the Bible has to say about our giving….).
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.