February 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter


February 2017 Calendar

January 2017 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

Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany
February 19, 2017

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 8 AM 912, 644, 707, (dist. 728, 851, 793), 790
          10:30 AM 590, 644, 790
SERMON: “Getting Even Through Love” Matthew 5:38-48  Pastor Dan Welch
    Old Testament – Leviticus 19:1-2, 9:1-18
    Epistle Lesson – 1 Corinthians 3:10-23
   Gospel Lesson – Matthew 5:38-48
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS: 8 AM Quinn Beneke, Lester Schauer, Lee Terlinden
             10:30 AM Todd Trippel, Jerry Strobel
ACOLYTES: 8 AM Breann Goff, Bethany Hagen
                10:30 AM Emma Malz, Haley Schultz
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8 AM: Senior Choir “We Believe” and Stanza #2 of hymns #644 & 790.
                              ALSO WELCOME, Walter Asmus Jr. playing trumpet at both services this morning.
10:30 AM: Sunday School Children “Give Me Jesus” and “Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation”
“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.
Feb. 19 – Deacons Board
Feb. 26 – Thrivent Congregation Advocates
Mar. 5 – Day School Board
Mar. 12 – Lutheran Hour Men’s Club
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
MEN, JOIN US at The Men’s Network Tues, Feb 21 from 7-8 pm at First Lutheran as we continue with the video topic, “God Connects: A Course In Christianity.” We are in Session 10 – Communion. Hope to see you there. 
FLS POPCORN SALES are now thru 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.
--Continuous prayers for Vanna Wolff, Caroline Vogt, Sheila Rand, Mary Husberg, Helen Suttles
--Pastor Kath, for recovery. All cards can be mailed to 15107 84th St NE, Otsego, MN 55330.
--Quincy Charles Lindee Jr., son of Quincy & Sarah (our new members today), who will be baptized today at the 10:30 AM service.
Blessed Are Those Who Die In The Lord
--The family of Verda (Bartels) Scheele, who passed away. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
--The family of LeRoy Weber, whose funeral was here on Saturday. Flowers are placed in his memory.
SUN. Feb. 19: JOIN US TODAY in the FELLOWSHIP CENTER at 9:15 – 10:15 AM for Adult Bible Class with Pastor Welch. The topic will be: Western Religions 2 (The Cults, Scientology).
--Sun. Feb. 26, for Adult Bible Study we are concluding our DVD series Bible Study with Dr. Paul Maier called “Christianity and the Competition.” The topic will be Conclusion: A Christian Response.
RECEIVED INTO MEMBERSHIP at the 10:30 AM service TODAY through Adult Confirmation: Tanner Schaefer, Anna Mackenthun, Kaitlyn Ische, Robert & Susan Neid, Warren Willcox and Quincy Lindee Sr. & Sarah Lindee , (Quincy Jr. will be baptized today). (Tianna Hueser also attended Adult Instruction class but is unable to be here this morning).
We also will recognize Ryan Fox, Jason & Janet Betsinger who attended our Adult Instruction class and are transferring into First Lutheran from other LC-MS congregation. Janet and Jason’s children Bailey & Samuel are also transferring to First Lutheran. Others who have joined First Lutheran in recent months and whom we also welcome today at our 11:45 AM potluck dinner are:  Jill Wischnack, Christopher & Rebecca Turner, LaDonna Brinkmann, Amy Edwards, Linsey Weidendorf and children Kaylee & Levi & baby Paisley (who will be baptized at a later date), and Jeremy Geib. May God bless you, as you become a part of our church family.
***COME & WELCOME our newest members during a Welcome Luncheon at 11:45 AM in the Fellowship Center. The meal will include hot dish, salads, and desserts. Sponsored by the Assimilation Committee, Board of Deacons, Board of Evangelism, and Thrivent Action Team program.
THE VOTERS’ QUARTERLY MEETING, is Mon. Feb. 27, 6:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Center.
--If you are a communicant member of First Lutheran, age 18 or older, please attend.
--Agenda packets can be picked up from each of the entrance stands.
PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE is Tues. Feb. 21 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM for all prospective 3 and 4-year-old preschoolers as well as prospective kindergarteners. All interested families are encouraged to attend.
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! 
--LUNCH MENU: includes slow roasted and smoked pulled pork sandwiches served with a secret sauce, whiskey baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, brownies and drinks.
--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
LENT IS COMING SOON! During our midweek services this year, we will look at the theme: The Book of Job – Blessed Be the Name of the Lord!” Lenten worship services are Mar. 1, Ash Wednesday at 2 PM and 7 PM through Wed. Mar. 5.
DESSERT will be provided and served by the LWML at 2:45 PM after the 2 PM Lent service.
MONTHLY KDUZ RADIO BROADCASTS: There are quite a few left for 2017 if anyone is interested in sponsoring a broadcast. March – July and October are available. Each broadcast is $180 or a partial is $90. Stop in the Church Office if interested.
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Feb. 18, 2017   (34 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:                              $723,844.13
General Fund (only) Expenses:                               766,772.22 
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date                          ($61,928.09)
GENERAL FUND INDEBTEDNESS:      ($208,673.03) ***
             ***includes $19,000 from our line of credit at 4.50%
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Feb. 18, 2017
     Total Receipts to Date:        $21,038.50
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Feb. 11, 2017 – Feb. 17, 2017
                  In Worship    Communed     Visitors    Classes
Sunday           421                 137                   6             95
THE “THRIFT STORE” of Common Cup Ministry located at 712 11th St E, is accepting donations. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering for the Thrift Store, please call Gloria at 864-4174.
THRIVENT CHOICE $ received in January were $ 414 for FLS and $850 for FLC. If you're a Thrivent member, be sure to check your account and direct your Choice $ prior to the end of March! 
REFORMATION AND HISTORY TOUR Oct. 19 – Nov. 2, 2017. Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany. A TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Paul Otte (one of our wonderful organists) and his wife are leading this trip. There will be several meetings held at Peace Lutheran, Hutchinson on Tues. Feb. 21, Mar. 7 & 21 at 2 PM & 7 PM for anyone interested. For more information, contact Paul at or call 320-587-5215.
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.
WEEKLY SERVICES                     CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM        Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
                                                        Fridays 5:30 PM
Some Quotes From Martin Luther:
            Pray, and let God worry!!!
TIME WITH ME CLUB for 2-4 year olds will meet Wed. Feb. 22 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the FLS Gym. Come play and exercise. Bring a water bottle and a toy to share.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will be reading “Room For Hope” by Kim Vogel Sawyer and then meet for discussion on Tues. Feb. 28 at 7 PM at Kathy Strobel’s home.
2017 LCEF SCHOLARSHIPS Deadline is Feb. 28 visit the website at, contact, Director of Communication & Marketing, LCEF upper Midwest districts or call toll free at 1-877-371-5233.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Feb. 19   8:00 AM – Worship, Comn
                       9:00 AM – Fellowship Time – Deacons Board
                       9:15 AM - Sunday Bible Classes
                       10:30 AM – Worship, Receive New Members
                       11:45 AM – New Member Recept. & Welcome
Mon. Feb. 20   6:00 PM – Flame Boosters Club
                       6:30 PM – E.C. Finance Committee
Tues. Feb. 21  9:30 AM – Bible Study
                       1:00 PM – Staff Meeting
                       6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Preschool / Kindergarten Open House
                       7:00 PM – The Men’s Network/FLC
Wed. Feb. 22   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 – Time With Me/FLS Gym
                       FLS Popcorn Ends
Thur. Feb. 23  8:10 AM - FLS Chapel, Mr. Husberg
                       7:00 PM – Technology Committee
Sun. Feb. 26   8:00 AM – Worship
                       9:00 AM – Fellowship Time – Thrivent Cong. Adv.
                       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.