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Sunday Notes 7-5-2015


First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

925 13th St. East, Glencoe, Minnesota 55336


            CHURCH OFFICE: 320-864-5522                                      SCHOOL OFFICE: 320-864-3317

            Pastor Daniel Welch: 320-864-2753                               Principal Dean Scheele: 952-250-1149

            Pastor Ronald Mathison: 320-864-5616              

            WEBSITE:                                      COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511

            E-MAIL:                                    PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148


Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

July 5, 2015


ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 1 Page 151


HYMNS: 724 v. 1-3, 743 v. 1-4, (dist. 478, 490, 741), 965


SERMON: “The Family Of God” Mark 6:1-13 Pastor Ronald Mathison


ORGANIST: Mrs. Yvonne Schuette 


DEACONS: 8 AM: Joe Streufert, Shelby Roe, Fritz Schulz

                   10:30 AM: Dan Dahlke, Robert Schuft

Wed. 7/8:  7 PM: Dennis Wolter, Paul Sievert


ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Katelyn Ober, Hannah Boesche

              10:30 AM: Mikayla Beneke, Hannah Boesche

Wed. 7/8:      7 PM: Jacob Schuch, Derek Trippel



            Old Testament Lesson – Ezekiel 2:1-5

            Second Lesson – 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

            Gospel Lesson – Mark 6:1-13


“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”


GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.



July 5 – ??

July 12 – LWML – Mary Circle

July 19 – Polka Service Breakfast – Men’s Club

July 26 – Altar Guild

There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.



--Pastor Welch: Mon. June 29 thru Fri. Jul. 10.

--Sue Stradtmann: Wed. July 22 thru Fri. July 24; Mon. Aug. 3 thru Fri. Aug. 7


WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP continues now through Aug. 26 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion. Use south main entrance only.


A SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING will be held on July 12 at 9:05 AM in the Sanctuary of the Church.

--The agenda for ‘the approval of empowering the Day School Board of First Lutheran School to offer a non-tenured call for the position of 5th Grade Teacher’ can be found on the entrance stands for your review.

--If you are a communicant member of FLC, age 18 or older, please attend.


FREE SUMMER MEALS REMINDER: meals are available to all kids birth to 18 at no cost. Adults are welcome to join their child for a fee. Breakfast: $2.10 and Lunch $3.70.


PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none

--For Mary Husberg, Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann

--For the family of Elva Kraemer, whose funeral was here on Wed. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.



Sun. July 12: continuing “A Closer Look At The Lord’s Prayer”, an Adult Bible study in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The Topic is: God’s Protection.

Sun. July 19: continuing “A Closer Look At The Lord’s Prayer.” The Topic is: God’s Protection.


A NEW BIBLE STUDY will be starting soon for Tues. mornings titled “Bible Parables and Word Pictures.” Join us every first, third and fourth Tues. of the month at 9:30 AM for fellowship and Bible Study.


TEACHER VACANCIES: First Lutheran School is looking for qualified candidates to fill the full-time teaching position for fifth grade homeroom as well as part-time music.

--HEAD COOK: FLS is looking for a qualified cook to fill the school’s head cook position.

Those interested should contact Principal Dean Scheele at 952-250-1149 or via email at You may also contact any School Board member.


EARLY CHILDHOOD will be discussing the upcoming school year for Flames of Faith Kids Club. All interested person are invited to join us on Tues. July 14 at 5:00 PM.


CEMETERY NOTICE: Remove all flowers and other memorials (except in permanent stands) no later than Mon. July 6. After that they will be disposed of.



FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  June 28 – July 4

General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts        $ 14,683.82

This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15          17,177.00

This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)                ($2,493.18)


2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  June 28– July 4

Receipts = $ 753,645.98   Budgetary Need = $ 879,323.00

This is the end of the Fiscal Year.  Next week will be a fresh start.

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.


ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  June 28 – July 4

                  In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes

Sun                   265                       87                       9                     43

Wed.                   38                       33

VBS VOLUNTEERS are needed to help at Camp Discovery, which will be held Sun. July 12 – Thurs. July 16. If interested in helping, contact Jodi at 864-5070.

--Registration for VBS is open for children finishing 3 year old preschool - grade 4 and is available online at, or you can pick one up from any of the entrance stands and return it to the Church Office.

--Please visit the VBS WISH TREE in the south entrance  with items needed for this year. Take an item tag and return it to the Church Office with your donation no later than Sun. July 12. Thank you for your support.


POLKA SERVICE: Sun. July 19 at 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 familiar hymns and polka tunes with worshipful lyrics. Invite your neighbors & friends. A free-will offering will be accepted.


COME TO WORSHIP, STAY FOR BREAKFAST: The Men’s Club will host a breakfast on July 19, 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.


COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive has started for the 2015-16 school year and will run thru Mon. Aug. 17. 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. 19, from 5 PM – 8 PM and Thurs. Aug. 20, from 9 AM – 11 AM at Lincoln School, Glencoe.


WOMEN’S RETREAT sponsored by LWML: Learn about the Biblical response to “Current Challenges to Christian Living” at the Best Western, North Mankato on July 24-25. This retreat is for all women. Cost for the entire retreat including 3 meals and coffee breaks are $85. Retreat with no meals is $50. See July Newsletter for more information.


ELECTRONIC PAYMENT options are coming in July to make regular offerings or tuition payments on the church website. Contributions and payments will be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. Watch upcoming bulletins for a start date of this new e-giving program.


GROUPS & ORGANZATIONS, it’s time to submit a brief report of their 2014-15 activities for the Annual Report, which will cover the time period of July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Your president, secretary or group leader must submit it via email no later than Friday, July 31.

--REMINDER: 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. This report provides accountability and helps safeguard the church’s tax-exempt status. It does NOT get printed, but remains on file.


WEEKLY BULLETIN NOTES are emailed out weekly and NEWSLETTERS monthly. If you would like to receive one or both of these, send your email address to or call the Church Office.


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.


WEEKLY SERVICES                          CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10

Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM

Wednesdays 7:00 PM                   Fridays 5:30 PM


ANGEL SEEDS: July – September Angel Seeds will support the Camp Omega Building Project.


FIRST LUTHERAN BOOK CLUB will be reading the book For Such A Time, by Kate Breslin. They are set to meet for discussion of the book on Aug. 25, at 7 PM at Linda Donnay’s home.


UPDATE FOR COBORNS “Labels For Learning” points: Coborn’s corporate office has assured us that the expiration dates on their receipts do not expire and that they are in the process of removing it. Keep your points even if expired, as FLS will receive 1 cent for each point turned in.


This Week at First Lutheran

Sun. July 5 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM

            Fellowship Time - ??, 9:00 AM

            NO Adult Bible Class

            Worship, 10:30 AM


Mon. July 6 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM

            Building Committee, 6:30 PM


Tues. July 7 Bible Study, 9:30 AM

            Evangelism Board, 6:30 PM

            Stewardship Board, 7:00 PM

            Youth Board, 7:00 PM


Wed. July 8 Staff Meeting, 9:00 AM

            Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM


Thur. July 9 Chapel at Grand Meadows, 1:30 PM

            Assimilation Committee, 7:00 PM

            Cemetery Board, 7:30 PM


Sat. July 11 VBS Set-Up


Sun. July 12 Worship, 8:00 AM

            Fellowship Time – LWML Mary Cir, 9:00 AM

            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM

            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM


Stewardship Message

2 Corinthians 12:10 “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.” Paul found contentment in Christ. To be content means to accept what the Lord gives us at any given time as somehow being from the hand of the Father who wants to bless us. Sometimes it’s hard to see how things like hardships, calamities, and insults will turn out for a blessing: but that is why Paul found this contentment in Christ and not in his own wisdom.


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.

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