September 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter


September 2016 Calendar

August 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
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

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
October 2, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 1 Page 151
HYMNS: 8 AM: 902, 587, 722, (dist. 637, 643, 629), 728
        10:30 AM: 601, 587, 722, 728
SERMON: “Increase Our Faith” Luke 17:1-10 Pastor Dan Welch
    Old Testament – Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
    Epistle Lesson – 2 Timothy 1:1-14
   Gospel Lesson – Luke 17:1-10
ORGANIST: Mr. Luke Dahl
DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Lee Terlinden, Scott Litzau
              10:30 AM: Don Hepner, Robert Schuft
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Lillian Krueger, Grace Litzau
                    10:30 AM: Breann Goff, Bethany Hagen
SPECIAL MUSIC: 10:30 AM “Dear God” Lambs of the Lord
“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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - PARENTS & 2 year olds meet at 9:15 AM in the lower level classroom.
--CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL (ages 4-grade 8) meets in the Fellowship Center at 9:15 AM.
--YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (Gr. 9 – College) will meet at the school gym at 9:15 AM.
Oct. 2 – Stewardship Board
Oct. 9 – In honor of wedding anniversaries (Les & Linda Ranzau & Ardeen Oct. 16 – Youth Board      & Louis Graupmann
Oct. 23 – Senior Choir
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
BOARD MEMBERS: Your Agenda packets have been emailed. Per Kermit, if you need copies, please call the office.
LWML will meet Mon. Oct. 3, at 7:00 PM. There will be a presentation from DCE Tori Kidd. All guests are welcome.
MEN, JOIN us on Tues. Oct 4, at St John Lutheran, Plato from 7-8 pm for the Men’s Network video topic:  A Man Named Martin - Part 2, sessions 1 & 2 as we continue to learn about events which led to the Protestant Reformation. If you need a ride call Rich Streufert, 864-6884.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Donald Friauf, Robert Sellnow
--Gene Falling, Mary Husberg, Kathy Becker, Melvin Ahlbrecht
--Ava Marie Christensen, daughter of Taylor & Cassandra, who will be baptized at the 10:30 AM service.
--Jonathan & Janessa (Ide) Rose, who were here married last Saturday.
--Gannon Grochow & Alexis Hanson, who will be married here next Saturday.
--The flower placed in the Chancel is in honor of National 4H week.
JOIN US TODAY for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center: from 9:15–10:15. The Adult Bible Study group will be studying the book of the Bible:  Revelation: A Testament of Hope which is an 8-week study with 20-minute DVD presentation each Sunday followed by small and large group discussion. Today is Session 4 “The Trumpets – Christ’s People Witness” (Rev. 8:11)
--Sun. Oct. 9: Session 5 “The Book Interlude – Christ’s People Victorious Over Evil” (Rev. 12-14)
SHARING IN GARDEN BOUNTY – Do you have excess garden produce you’d like to share with others in our congregation? Simply drop/pick up at the table in the south entrance before or after Sunday services. Any leftovers will be donated to the MEFS on Mon. morning. For questions or to help, call Cindy at 238-2148.
MORNING NEW MEMBER CLASS There is still openings available to join the new member class starting Tues. Oct. 4 at 10:30 AM. If you are interested, contact the Church Office. The dates for the evening class are as follows:
--Mon, Jan. 9 – Feb. 13 evening classes with a tentative new member recognition Sun. Feb. 19 at the 10:30 AM service.
--If interested, and have not received a call, please contact the Church Office at 320.864.5522.
2017 SUMMER MISSION TRIP in at Lutherhaven Camp in Idaho for all 8th – 12th grade students. Please join us for an informational meeting scheduled for Sun. Oct. 9, at 7:30 PM regarding details for this trip. You can also look on their website at Any questions, contact Tori at
THE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL MARATHON is Fri. Oct. 7. As the major incentive this year, if students raise over $5,500, the school will host a pizza and pool party for all students and their families! There is also a signup sheet in the Church Office. Everyone from FLC, FLS, and the greater Glencoe community is invited to join us as we raise funds and walk from FLS to Oak Leaf Park.
NYG PAPER DRIVE: Sat. Oct. 15, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Sun. Oct. 16, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
LUTHERAN HOUR KDUZ Sponsorships are needed for October and forward. Cost is $94.00 contact Chuck Jensen for openings, 864-3579.
“COMMON CUP BACK PACK FOOD PROGRAM” is in need of supplies. “First” has been chosen to help supply the 2 oz. individual “MAC N’ CHEESE”  cups that will go into the pack sacks for needy children in Glencoe Schools Gr. K – 3. Fifty food sacks are sent home per week. Donations can be dropped off in the box by the furniture in the main south entrance. Monetary donations can be dropped off in the Church Office.
LAST WEEK TO BRING IN WARM COATS for McLeod County 2016: There will be a collection box in the south entrance area to collect good used coats from NOW thru Sun. Oct. 9. Distribution will be Thurs. Oct. 20 from 9 AM – 12 PM at the McLeod County Fairgrounds.
THE FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB is reading “A Time to Embrace”, by Karen Kingsbury. A discussion meeting will be held on Tues. Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM at Kathy Strobel’s home.
BUTTER BRAIDS: The NYG Youth of our church will be selling the 22 oz. braids from Oct. 16 – Oct. 30 and then delivered on Nov. 8th. They are $12 each. Any questions, please contact Teresa Brelje at or 864-3286.
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Oct 1, 2016   (13 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:                            $258,927.47
General Fund (only) Expenses:                           _280,419.42
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date:                       ($21,491.95)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Oct 1, 2016
     Total Receipts to Date:        $7,159.50
                (Posted and non-posted with all bills paid)                 
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2016
                    In Worship    Communed     Visitors    Classes
Sunday            417                 157                 14             88
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of October, November & December has been designated to “Faith Comes By Hearing: Military Outreach”. 
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM   Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
                                                  Fridays 5:30 PM
2017 RADIO BROADCASTS are still available. The cost to sponsor the broadcast for one month is $180. We also offer ½ sponsorship options for $90. Please contact Sue in the Church Office if interested. Months available are: March – Oct., Live Radio Broadcast for Thanksgiving and December.
2019 LCMS NYG provides youth an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ and it is held every three years. The Gathering is intended for high school students ages 14-19. A participant must be entering ninth grade or just have graduated at the time of the Gathering (2019). If your student is interested, join us Sun. Oct. 9 at 7:00 PM for an informational meeting. Any questions, please contact Cindy at 864-5025 or email or Tori at (local #) 854-1204.
FLS CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS CARD SALES will start on Mon. Oct. 17 – Tues. Nov. 4. If interested in purchasing, please contact Mr. Fountain and or call the FLS at 864-3317 and select #8 to leave him a message.
FLC MOVIE NIGHT is Sat. Oct. 29 featuring the newly released movie “God’s Not Dead 2” shown in the Fellowship Center. Popcorn and refreshments will start at 6:30 PM and movie at 7:00 PM. Invite your friends. Everyone is welcome. A free-will offering will be accepted.
ANNUAL BAKE & CRAFT SALE will be held on Sat. Dec. 3. Donations from the congregation are needed to make the sale a success. Please consider putting your needlework, painting, sewing, woodwork, jewelry making, and other talents to work. Any and all items will be appreciated.
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.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Oct. 2     Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
                       Fellowship Time: Stewardship Board, 9 AM
                       Sunday School Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
                       Worship, 10:30 AM
Mon. Oct. 3     E.C. Finance Committee, 6:30 PM
                       LWML, 7:00 PM
                       Trustees Board, 7:00 PM
Tues. Oct. 4    Bible Study, 9:30 AM
                       New Member Class, 10:30 AM
                       Office Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
                       Evangelism Board, 6:30 PM
                       Day School Board, 7:00 PM
                       The Men’s Network, St. John, Plato, 7:00 PM
                       Stewardship Board, 7:00 PM
                       Youth Board, 7:00 PM
                       L.L.L. Group, 7:30 PM
Wed. Oct. 5    Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
                       Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
                       Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
                       Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
Thur. Oct. 6    FLS Chapel – Pastor Welch, 8:10 AM
                       Christian Ed. Board, 7:00 PM
                       Deacons Board, 7:00 PM
Fri. Oct. 7       FLS Non-Public Marathon, 1:00 PM
                       Wedding Rehearsal, 6:00 PM
Sat. Oct. 8      Grochow / Hanson Wedding, 4:00 PM
Sun. Oct. 9     Worship, 8:00 AM
                       Fellowship Time: in honor of anniversaries, Les & Linda Ranzau, Ardeen & Louis Graupmann, 9 AM
                       Sunday School Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
                       Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
                       Youth Leadership Team Meeting, 6:00 PM
                       NYG Youth Informational Meeting, 7:00 PM
                       Gr. 8-12 Mission Trip Informational Meeting, 7:30 PM
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.