January 2017 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter


January 2017 Calendar

December 2016 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
Visitation Pastor Ronald Mathison: 320-864-5616
DCE Tori Kidd: 320-854-1204
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

Third Sunday After The Epiphany
January 22, 2017

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 906, 856, 649 (dist. 618, 643, 839), 826
SERMON: “Change The World” Matthew 4:12-25 Pastor Dan Welch
    Old Testament – Isaiah 9:1-4
    Epistle Lesson – 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
   Gospel Lesson – Matthew 4:12-25
ORGANIST: Mr. Luke Dahl
DEACONS: 8 AM Todd Trippel, Lee Terlinden
             10:30 AM Arnie Alsleben, James Mathews, Kevin Dummer
ACOLYTES: 8 AM Mikayla Husted, Devin Chalupsky
                10:30 AM Norique Stuewe, Sophia Touailat
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8:00 AM: Men’s Quartet “Agnus Dei”
                           10:30 AM: All FLS Choir “Christ Is Our Rock”
“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.
Jan. 22 – Trustees Board
Jan. 29 – Trustees Board
Feb. 5 – Pancake Dinner – Men’s Club
Feb. 12 – Finance Committee
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
THE MEN’S NETWORK will meet on Tues. Jan. 24 at First Lutheran from 7-8 pm. We continue our study and discussion on Baptism. All men are invited to attend.
TIME WITH ME CLUB for 2-4 year olds will meet Wed. Jan. 25 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Center. The theme for the day will be Jesus’ Baptism. Come play, “sink and float’ do several projects and hear about the baptism of Jesus.
LWML will meet on Feb. 6, 1:15 PM, at GRHS – LTC Chapel to remember and celebrate Baptism. Come early to visit with the residents and help get everyone settled into the chapel.
--Continuous prayers for Caroline Vogt, Sheila Rand, Mary Husberg, Linda Bargmann, Helen Suttles
--the family of Gladys Bartels, whose funeral was here on Thurs. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.
SUN. JAN. 22: JOIN US TODAY in the Fellowship Center at 9:15 – 10:15 AM for Adult Bible Class with Pastor Welch. The topic will be The Middle East Religions (Judaism, Mithraism, Montanism, Manicheism, Baha’i)
--Sun. Jan. 29, Adult Bible Study topic will be: Islam (Part 1).
IN THE INTEREST OF SAVING MONEY, your 2016 OFFERING STATEMENTS will be available for pick up at the Welcome Center by the main south entrance. We will have them available TODAY Sun. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 after both services. If you need them before that time, please stop at the office between 8 am and 3:30 pm during the week. Blessings, Debi Ramirez.
MEN’S CLUB All You Care To Eat, Potato Authentic German Recipe Pancake & Sausage Dinner is Sun. Feb. 5, 9 AM - 3 PM in the Fellowship Center. Cost is $10 Adults, $5 Ages 4-12, and Age 3 & under free.
-- GENTLEMEN OF FLCThe Men’s Club needs help with the set-up of their pancake dinner on Sun. Feb. 5. If you’re able to assist with the set-up or take down on Fri. Feb. 3, Sat. Feb. 4, Sun. Feb. 5, and/or Mon., Feb. 6, please contact: John Scheidt at 320-864-3356 or Arnie Alsleben at 320-309-7687. If you leave a message, please state your name, phone number, and your availability.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will be reading “Room For Hope” by Kim Vogel Sawyer and then meet for discussion on Feb. 27 at 7 PM at Kathy Strobel’s home.
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Jan. 20, 2017   (29 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:                              $651,718.52
General Fund (only) Expenses:                              666,590.96 
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date:                         ($14,872.44)
GENERAL FUND INDEBTEDNESS:      ($198,978.16) ***
             ***includes $20,000 from our line of credit at 4.50%
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Jan. 21, 2017
     Total Receipts to Date:        $18,665.08
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Jan. 15, 2017 – Jan. 21, 2017
                   In Worship    Communed     Visitors    Classes
Sunday             423                175                    8             86
FLAME BOOSTERS CLUB is now taking donations for the 10th Annual Silent Auction & Luncheon on Sun, Mar. 5, 2017. ***NEW THIS YEAR: Wall of Wine! We are seeking donations of unopened bottles of wine for the Wall of Wine. All donations are greatly appreciated! 
--GIFT CERTIFICATES are available to purchase in any amount you wish, to be used at the Silent Auction on Mar. 5, 2017. Give them to your friends and family. Stop in the School or the Church Offices to purchase. They will be sold throughout the upcoming months.
--TO VOLUNTEER or make a donation, please contact a member of the Flame Boosters Club. For more info, visit and click on Silent Auction or visit the event on Facebook at
THANK YOU First Lutheran Family! The Charlie Becker Family would like to thank everyone for your generosity and help during our loss of our home and belongings. There is much work ahead and ask that you keep us in your prayers.
FLS POPCORN SALES start Tues. Feb. 7th – Wed. Feb. 22nd. Orders can be placed with a FLS student or stop in the Church Office. Checks can be made payable to FLS at the time the order is placed.
PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE is Tues. Feb. 21 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM for all perspective 3 and 4 year old preschoolers as well as perspective kindergarteners. All interested families are encouraged to attend to see firsthand how God’s love will be shared with students as they learn about His wonderful world.
2017 LCEF SCHOLARSHIPS:, Director of Communication & Marketing, LCEF upper Midwest districts or call toll free at 1-877-371-5233.
2017 RADIO BROADCASTS are available for sponsorship for the months of March – Jul., Oct., Dec., and the live broadcast for Thanksgiving 2017. Broadcasts are $180 each or $90 for a portion of a broadcast. Contact the Church Office if interested.
ANGEL SEEDS for the months of Jan, Feb, & Mar. has been designated to “Feed My Starving Children”. FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their mission is:  Feed God’s starving children in body and spirit.
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM        Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
                                                        Fridays 5:30 PM
Some Quotes From Martin Luther:
            Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. 
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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.
Sponsored by First Lutheran NYG
 Saturday, February 11, 2017
First Lutheran Church Fellowship Center.
This dinner is a benefit fundraiser for the NYG trip to Minneapolis, MN in 2017.
*The menu choices & prices are:
   Prime Rib of Beef - $30
   Fillet of Salmon - $18
   Breast of Chicken with Raspberry sauce - $16
*All meals will be served with Salad, Potato, choice of Glazed Carrots or Green Beans, Dinner Roll and choice of Dessert – Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake or Fresh Fruit Cup.
*Free daycare will be available.
The event will start with a social hour and hors d’oeuvres at 6:15 PM. Seating for dinner will begin at 7 PM.
*When making your reservation, please indicate menu choice, choice of vegetable and dessert. Also, indicate if daycare is needed and whether you want to be seated with other parties. There will be six to eight place settings at each table.
*If you’d like to attend, contact Tori Kidd at 320-854-1204 or look for a sign-up table in the Fellowship Center after services on Sunday. The deadline for reservations is Sun, Feb. 5th. Sorry, we will not be able to offer refunds for this event.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Jan. 22   National Lutheran School’s Week
                       8:00 AM – Worship
                       9:00 AM - Fellowship Time: Trustees Board
                       9:15 AM - Sunday Bible Classes
                       10:30 AM – Worship, Comn.
Mon. Jan. 23   7:00 PM – 8:15 PM - Adult New Membership
                       7:00 PM – Assimilation Committee
Tues. Jan. 24  9:30 AM – Bible Study
                       1:00 PM - Staff Meeting
                       7:00 PM – The Men’s Network/FLC
Wed. Jan. 25   3:15 PM – Christ Chimes
                       3:30 PM – 4:45 PM - Public School Confirm.
                       6:00 PM - Gospel Ringers
                       6:15 PM - Senior Choir
                       6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Time With Me Club
Thur. Jan. 26  8:10 AM - FLS Chapel, Mrs. Schmidt
                       7:00 PM – Technology Committee
Sun. Jan. 29   8:00 AM – Worship
                       9:00 AM - Fellowship Time: Trustees Board
                       9:15 AM - Sunday Bible Classes
                       9:30 AM – KDUZ Radio Broadcast
                       10:30 AM – Worship, Comn.
                       6:30 PM – 8:00 PM I.M.P.A.C.T Gr. 8-12
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.