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

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
July 24, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 596 v. 1, 5-6, 538, 770, (dist. 774, 649, 620, 527), 725
SERMON: “In Christ Alone” Colossians 2:6-15 Pastor Dan Welch
            Old Testament – Genesis 18:20-33
            Epistle Lesson – Colossians 2:6-15
               Gospel Lesson – Luke 11:1-13
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
WED. PIANIST: Mrs. Cathie Hueser
DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Wayne Mackenthun
              10:30 AM: Dave Uecker, Jerry Strobel, Kevin Dummer
DEACON: Wed. 7/27: 7 PM: Roger Gronholz
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Kobe Boozikee, Lincoln Dummer
                    10:30 AM: Breann Goff, Bethany Hagen
ACOLYTE: Wed. 7/27: 7 PM: Blake Mickolichek
“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.
July 24 – Endowment Committee
July 31 – Christian Ed. Board
Aug. 7 – LWML – Ruth Circle
Aug. 14 – Altar Guild
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
--Sue Stradtmann Vacation Now thru Fri. Jul. 29
--Tori Kidd vacation Wed. Aug. 10 & 11
--Pastor Mathison Vacation: Now thru Fri. Aug. 12
THE EVANGELISM BOARD is asking all members of First Ev. Lutheran Church to help our local food shelf starting TODAY – Sun. Aug. 7. The challenge is to see…“How many church pews can we fill to benefit the food shelf?” The board is asking you to bring non-perishables (no expired dates that are 1 1/2 or more years old please) and to set them in the front lectern side pews before or after services. Let’s see how many pews we can fill! Thank you!
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Known to be hospitalized: Ralph Bulau
--Gene Falling, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Kathy Becker, Jeremy Thiel, Renae Jensen
--The family of Henry Becker, whose funeral is pending as of these bulletin notes. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
--Henry Michael Schmalz, son of Brent & Laura, who will be baptized at the 8 AM service today.
--Benjamin Brian Brinkmann, son of Christopher & Tanya, who will be baptized at the 10:30 AM service today.
JOIN US TODAY for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center: from 9:15–10:15. The topic is “What is the purpose of life?”
Sun. Jul. 31: The topic is “Why believe in a 6-day creation?
DUE TO THE SPECIAL Polka Service last Sunday, the worship services schedule for the remainder of the month will be as follows: Today & Jul. 31st both services will use screens and will follow Divine Setting 4 from Lutheran Service Book.
THE NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING GROUP (NYG) invites you to a FREE Spaghetti Dinner TODAY at 11:45 AM along with a video presentation of our trip in the Fellowship Center. 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.
--THE ATTENDEES WERE: YOUTH – Ariel Brelje, Austin Brelje, Elizabeth Brelje, Blake Dahlke, Morgan Dahlke, Destiney Exsted, Alex Haflund, Katy Kunkel, Paul Lemke, Haley Lukes, Madison Mathews, Morgan Mathews, Abby Maunu, Courtney Richer, Jill Schmidt, Jacob Schuch, Mackenzie Stradtmann, Savannah Stradtmann, Nathan Welch, Stephanie Welch; Pastor Welch; SHEPHERDS – Cindy Litzau, Scott Litzau, Teresa Brelje, Kathryn Brelje, Tori Kidd; COMMUNITY LIFE BUILDERS (CLB’s) – Dean Scheele, Sheila Scheele; YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTEER (YAV’s) – Brent Litzau, Samantha Welch. Thank you to everyone who has supported this group in any way.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS: agenda packets have been emailed out. Copies are only available per request before the meeting. Thank you, Kermit.
The NOMINATING COMMITTEE is currently recruiting new board members for all of our Church Boards. These positions are to serve two-year terms starting Jan 1, 2017. Please prayerfully consider joining a board to share your time and talents!
TWINS GAME UPDATE for Tues, July 26 – If you’re signed up for the Twins game, please be at FLC at 4:15pm. The bus will depart at 4:30PM. Remember to bring your game tickets!
HEY KIDS! VBS STARTS NEXT SUNDAY: Children finishing 3-year-old preschool thru 4th grade, get ready for a fun filled week at the Barnyard Round up VBS! Join us Sun. July 31 – Thurs. Aug. 4 from 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM.
--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.
--VBS Donations are listed on pieces of paper hanging on the big red sign next to the coatrack in the south entrance. Please consider helping the kids in VBS with their snack needs by selecting a snack item to purchase and return it to the Church Office by Fri. July 29 or drop off in the kitchen during the week of VBS. Blessings ~ Christian ED board
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – July 22, 2016   (3 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:             $118,937.62
General Fund (only) Expenses:              122,904.30   
Abundance or (Shortfall) To Date:         ($3,966.68)
The totals may change after end-of-year entries are made.
These are unreconciled amounts on 7-21-16.
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 -- July 22, 2016
     Total Receipts To Date:        $1,378.50
SCHOOL HEATING FUND BALANCE: $ 7,080.75 plus             
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Jul 17, to Jul. 23, 2016
                      In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday                 367                  145                18            N/A           
Wednesday           19                    16                                   
GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS, it’s time to submit a brief report of the 2015-2016 activities (social events, fundraisers, etc.) for the Annual Report, for July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016, via email no later than Friday, July 31.
--Treasurers of all committees and organizations are asked by the Audit Committee and Church Council to submit an annual financial report, showing receipts and expenditures for accountability and it helps safeguard the church’s tax-exempt status. It does NOT get printed, but remains on file.
ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: one class will be scheduled for mid-October on Tues. mornings at 11 AM and one will be scheduled for mid-January 2017 in the evenings. These classes are six sessions each and will meet with Pastor Welch. If interested, please contact Pastor Welch or register through the Church Office at 864.5522.
DATE CHANGE: WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP will continue thru **Wed. Aug. 24** at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of July, August & September has been designated to “Common Cup Ministries”. 
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
Wed. thru Aug. 24, 7:00 PM            Fridays 5:30 PM
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
FOR SALE:  Two used furnaces. Evcon, Model GM9S080C16DH, horizontal unit, 75,000 BTU’s & a Bryant Pulse 90T series, Model 352AAV, vertical unit, 100,000 BTU’s. Original price; $1900 each & used for 3-4 mos. Send B.O.’s to or call 320-864-5522. Debi Ramirez, Business Manager. (All bids are private)
THE COMMON CUP Diaper Distribution will be held at the City Center on Tues, July 26 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
THE COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive is accepting donations thru Mon. Aug. 15. Please put all donations in the School Bus Box located in the main south entrance of church.
--A school supply list and applications are located on a table in the south main entrance of church. Distribution of supplies will be Wed. Aug. 17, from 5 PM – 8 PM and Thurs. Aug. 18, from 9 AM – 11 AM at Lincoln School, Glencoe.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB is reading “A Time To Dance” by Karen Kingsbury from the Timeless Love series book one. A meeting and discussion is planned for Wed. Sept. 7, at 7:15 PM at Brenda Birkholz’ home (8262 130th St., Glencoe).
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Jul. 24 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time: Endowment, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn.,10:30 AM
            Free Spaghetti Dinner – NYG Video Presentation, 11:45 AM
Mon. Jul. 25 Nominating Committee, 5:30 PM
            Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
Tues. Jul.26  NO AM Bible Study
            Common Cup Diaper Distribution at City Center, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
            Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM - **DATE CHANGE**
Wed. Jul. 27 Office Meeting, 9:00 AM
            Teacher’s Book Club, 1:00 PM
            Worship, Comn, 7:00 PM
Thurs. Jul. 28 Church Council, 7:00 PM - **DATE CHANGE**
Sat. Jul. 30 VBS SET-UP
Sun. Jul. 31 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time: Christian Ed. Board, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Vacation Bible School, 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM
Stewardship Message
Luke 11:11 “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?” A generous, giving spirit comes from knowing that you have a generous, giving Father. He will care for our needs – we are therefore free to reflect His generosity in our lives. We can be generous in raising our children, supporting the Church, and serving our neighbor in the community. In these three areas (home, Church, and society), the Lord has called us to show His grace and generosity to those around us.
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.