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Sunday Notes 7-27-2014


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
COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
SCHOOL OFFICE: 320-864-3317
Principal Dean Scheele: 952-250-1149
PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892


Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
July 27, 2014

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 8:00 AM: 651, 763, 649, 728
      10:30 AM: 590 v. 1-2, 763, 649, (dist. 623, 818, 746), 728
SERMON: “Comforting Food:  Water and Words”
                                Matthew 13:44-52   Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST:                  Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS:                  8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Shelby Roe
                  10:30 AM: Brian Witte, Kevin Becker, Brian Becker
                  (Wed.) 7:00 PM: Paul Sievert, Fred Klitzke
ACOLYTES:                  8 AM: Peyton Proehl, Jacob Schuetz
                  10:30 AM: Madison Mathews, Elizabeth Brelje
                  (Wed.) 7:00 PM: Katherina Cohrs, Megan Jochum
                  Old Testament – Deuteronomy 7:6-9
                  Epistle – Romans 8:28-39
   Gospel Lesson – Matthew 13:44-52
8:00 AM “The Potter’s Hand” by the First Lutheran Tenors
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PLEASE JOIN US for Fellowship Time today:
            July 27 – LWML – Martha Circle
            Aug 3 – Evangelism Board
            Aug. 10 – Still Available
            Aug. 17 – Still Available
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
A SPECIAL VOTERS’ CALL MEETING will be held on TODAY at 9:15 AM in the Church Fellowship Center.
--The white agenda for the call consideration of Katie Nord as a teacher at First Lutheran School can be found on the entrance stands for your review.
--If you are a communicant member of FLC, age 18 or older, please attend.
--Pastor Mathison – Mon. Jul. 28 – Fri. Aug. 1
THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER will be emailed out and available to pick up on the entrance stands by Fri, Aug. 1.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Betty Smith, Michael Lentsch
--For Skyler Ann Dahlman, daughter of Ryan & Kelli, who will be baptized at the 10:30 AM service.
--The Chancel flowers are placed by Ryan & Julie (Kohls) Ide, in celebration of their wedding here yesterday.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Delmer Schmidt, in memory of Lorna Schmidt, who passed away Feb. 26, 2012 and in honor of Lorna’s July 20th birthday.
PLEASE JOIN US for Sunday Morning Bible Class today in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. Please join us and together we will mine the riches of the Sunday morning Bible readings while we encourage class discussion and personal application.
COMMON CUP MINISTRY is collecting school supplies for the 2014-15 school year. There is a list of supplies, applications for child(ren) in need, and a drop box in the south entrance thru Fri. Aug. 15.Thank you for your donations.
FINANCIALS: For the two weeks of: Jul. 13 – Jul. 26
General  Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $25,421.86
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2013-14    $34,354.00 (2 weeks)
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall)                  ($8,932.14)
2014-15 Year End Totals for:  Jul. 13 – Jul. 26
Receipts = $36,502.27              Budgetary Need - $68,708.00
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 week of: Jul. 20 – Jul. 26
                     In Worship              Communed                Visitors              Classes
Sunday            429            178            33            0
Wednesday            21            20            0                         
WHAT AN AWESOME ADVENTURE we had at our Vacation Bible School this past week! At “Gangway to Galilee: Amazing Grace Adventures” well over 70 kids and over 20 helpers were all on board as we grew together in our faith in Jesus. Here we learned about some incredible things that Jesus did on and around the Sea of Galilee. Our Bible stories included Jesus; calling His disciples to follow Him, providing miraculous catches of fish, calming a storm, walking on water, and appearing to disciples after He rose from the dead! We also made crafts, sang songs, played games, ate delicious and healthy snacks, and had Bible challenge trivia. Thanks so much for everyone who helped to make “Gangway to Galilee” truly and “Amazing Grace Adventure” here at First Lutheran!
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. July 29, from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
ANGEL SEEDS: July – August will be supporting “Operation Christmas Child”.
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP has started and will continue thru Aug. 27 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center. Please use south entrance doors only.
SUBMIT YOUR REPORTS: The annual report will be printed soon. Groups and organizations are invited to submit a brief report of their 2013-14 fiscal year activities, for the time period of July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014. We need all reports from your president, secretary, or group leader no later than Fri. Aug. 1.
--REMINDER: Treasurers of all committees and organizations are asked to submit an annual financial report showing receipts and expenditures. This report requested by the Audit Committee & Church Council, provides accountability, shares information of fund-raising, & helps safeguard the church’s tax exempt status. It doesn’t get printed, but remains on file.
EDUCATION SUNDAY is Sunday, September 7, the resuming of First Lutheran’s many educational programs will be celebrated. The 10:30 AM service will include an order of dedication of all teachers to their educational ministries. Special recognition will be given to Bill Husberg (45) years and Sherri Boozikee (20) years teaching ministry and the Installation of Dean Scheele and Katie Nord as a Called Teacher.
Thurs. Aug. 21 ~ K-8 Registration Day ~ 3-5 PM & 7-8 PM
Mon. Aug. 25 ~ Pre 4 Open House & Registration ~ 6:30 PM
Tues. Aug. 26 ~ Pre 3 Open House & Registration ~ 6:30 PM
Thurs. Aug. 28 ~ Supplies Drop-Off/Pictures ~ 4 PM – 6 PM
Tues. Sept. 2 ~ K-8 ~ Opening Chapel ~ 8:15 AM
Thurs. Sept. 11 ~ Parent Open House ~ 7:00 PM
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM            Fridays 5:30 PM
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Jul 27            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Special Voters’ Meeting, 9:15 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Mon. Jul 28            Teacher Bk Club/Gert & Erma’s 9 AM
            Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
            Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM
            Victor Dietel Bequest, 7:00 PM
Tues. Jul 29            NO Bible Study
            Common Cup Diaper Distrib., 11 AM
            Assimilation Committee, 7:00 PM
Wed. Jul 30            Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Sun. Aug 3            Worship, Comn, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
Your purpose as a steward is again stated in the second chapter of Genesis. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it” (Genesis 2:15). You are a manager and caretaker of God’s creation.
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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