NEWS and EVENTS

March Newsletter (pdf)
March Calendar (pdf)
April Newsletter (pdf)
April Calendar (pdf)

 
NOTICE OF SPECIAL VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY:

There will be a Special Voters’ Assembly on
April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
for the sole purpose of voting for the
proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws. 

First Lutheran Church Constitution & Bylaws
***FINAL DRAFT UPDATE 4-16-2015***

Sunday Notes 4-19-2015

4/17/2015

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                              E-MAIL:  dscheele@firstglencoe.org
             WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org                              COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
            E-MAIL:   office@firstglencoe.org                              PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
                      

Third Sunday Of Easter

April 19, 2015

 
 
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
 
HYMNS: 741 v. 1-4, 644 v. 1-4, (dist. 645, 648, 651), 741 v. 5-8
 
SERMON: “The Church’s One Foundation”
Luke 24:36-49 Pastor Ronald Mathison
                                   
ORGANIST: Mrs. Yvonne Schuette 
 
DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Kevin Becker, Dave Randt
                   10:30 AM: Todd Trippel, Dave Schauer
 
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Katelyn Ober, Addisyn Stuewe
              10:30 AM: Jacob Harpel, Adam Schauer
 
SCRIPTURES:
            First Lesson – Acts 3:11-21
            Psalm - 4
            Epistle – 1 John 3:1-7
            Gospel Lesson – Luke 24:36-49
 
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8 AM: “Oh, He’s King Of Kings”, “Christ Is Arisen! Alleluia!” Sunday School Children
 
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
 
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
 
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
Apr. 19 – Endowment Committee
Apr. 26 – Confirmation Sunday – Christian Ed. Board
May 3 – Day School Board
May 10 – LWML – Esther Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
 
FLAMES OF FAITH KIDS CLUB update:  We have begun! Six children have been attending the after school program over the course of a week! We need age-appropriate, subject-appropriate DVD's for the kids, fruit snacks, pop tarts, granola bars, applesauce cups, and juice boxes. Registration is open. To register, contact Alissa Hanson at 864-4074.
 
MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY meets on Mon. Apr. 20, at 7 PM for Session 3: Human Authority vs. Divine Authority from the creation video study topic Out of Nothing: The Word, Creation and Faith. We will read Job 38:1-38. Plan now to attend the Men's Bible Study.
 
COINS FOR CHRIST will be collected in the containers on all three entrance stands thru June 7. MN South District has asked congregations to participate in a “Coins for Christ” offering. You can drop your loose change (no checks or paper money are accepted) into the containers to be collected and presented at the District Convention in June.
 
 OUT OF OFFICE: VACATION
Deb Ramirez – Mon. Apr. 27 thru Tues. Apr. 28
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Gail Schuch
--For Alice & Ivan Donnay, Mary Husberg, Hilton Born, Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann
--For Aubrey Schmidt for her upcoming surgery
 
Blessed Are Those Who Die In The Lord
--For the families of Joel Teubert and Lee Gary Miska who both have passed away this past week.
 
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: The Conversion of Paul – Acts 9:1-31.      
Sun. Apr. 26: The topic is: Paul’s First Missionary Journey – Acts 13-14. Just as God sent Paul and Barnabas to spread the Gospel, so today He sends pastors and missionaries to preach the Gospel, baptize, and administer the Lord’s Supper in mission fields around the world.
 
NOTICE OF SPECIAL VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY: There will be a Special Voters’ Assembly on April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM for the sole purpose of voting for the proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws. A copy of the proposed changes can be found on our website at www.firstglencoe.org click on “News and Events”.
 
JUNK ART DISPLAY --- TODAY! Stop in the Fellowship Center to see the “junk art” created by the 1st Gr. students. It is part of their Science unit and how they could demonstrate the creative ways junk can be recycled to make art.
 
NYG PAPER DRIVE: Sat. Apr. 18 & 25 – 9 AM – 3 PM, Sun. Apr. 19 & 26 – 12 PM – 3 PM. *Located in the Alley on 13th St. between Judd & Knight Ave*
 
GET SOME BEFORE IT’S GONE! Extra popcorn all $3 each (2) Micro. Butter, (2) Micro. Butter Light, (5) White Ruby, (4) White Gold, (5) Sea Salt Splash. 
 
CHURCH COUNCIL your May Agenda packet has been emailed out. No Email? Pick up a copy in the work room.
 
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  April 12 – April 18
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts         $12,990.11
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15          17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)                ($4,186.89)
 
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  April 12 – April 18
Receipts = $ 616,806.54  Budgetary Need = $ 704,283.00
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 Period of:  April 12 – April 18
           In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes
Sun         426                          136                     18                    99
 
PARENTS OF CONFIRMANDS, mark your calendars. Junior Confirmation is Sun. Apr. 26 at the 10:30 AM service and Oral Review will be Wed. Apr. 22 at 7 PM.
--7th Grade parents – please let us know what you are bringing for bars or cookies and if you can help during 8th Grade Public Review on Wed. Apr. 22.
 
YOU ARE INVITED! Please join us for this Saturday for Lutheran Hour Ministries 2015 MN South District Convention, April 25, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, (400 Franklin St. SW). The Convention begins at 9:30 AM. A banquet follows the convention at 5:15 PM. Music by Mrs. Penny Steele, pianist! Feature presentation- Dr. Fungchatou Lo, LINC-Twin Cities! Cost:  Convention and Banquet - $20, Convention Only $12.50, Banquet Only $12.50.Payment by Cash or Checks to MN SO District – LHM.
 
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Apr. 28 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM
 
STARTING IN AUG. we look forward to Miss Tori Kidd, our new DCE Intern, to help the youth, children, and all of us here at First "Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18)! Tori is a traditional-age student at Concordia Univ, NE who hails from Sanford, FL. Please keep Tori in your prayers as she prepares to begin her yearlong internship at First Lutheran this summer!
 
NOTE: If you or a family member would like the bulletin notes and/or newsletters, send your email address to office@firstglencoe.org and it will be added to the lists.
 
FIRST LUTHERAN BOOK CLUB will be reading “Appointments with Heaven” a true story by Dr. Reggie Anderson and then discuss the book Tues. Apr. 28th at 7:00 PM in the church couch area. All women of First Lutheran are welcome to participate.  
 
LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins Tickets are reserved for the Tues, July 28, 7 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. We have great seats in the Skyline Deck (Section S, Rows 4-8). The cost of ticket with bus transportation from Glencoe is $40. If you would like to attend, contact Cindy at 238-2148 or cindye@hutchtel.net.
 
2015 SUNDAY MORNING radio broadcasts: Anyone interested in sponsoring a radio broadcast, there are 2 spots available, Thanksgiving and the last Sunday in November. Contact the Church Office.
 
ANGEL SEEDS: April – June will go to “Faith Comes By Hearing: Military Outreach”. For more information, visit their website faithcomesbyhearing.com or call 1-800-545-6552.
 
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson.
 
WEEKLY SERVICES                      CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM         Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
 
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Apr. 19 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Endowment Comm., 9 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
            NYG Paper Truck, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Mon. Apr. 20 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM
            Adult Confirmation Class, 6:15 PM
            Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
            Men’s Mon. Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
                                   
Tues. Apr. 21 Newsletter Deadline
            Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Adjourned Meeting of the Voters Assembly, 7 PM
           
Wed. Apr. 22 Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
            NO Gr. 5 Public Sch. Confirmation
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
            Confirmation Public Review, 7:00 PM
 
Thur. Apr. 23 FLS Chapel – Mr. Scheele, 8:10 AM
            Technology Committee, 6:00 PM
            Church Council, 7:00 PM
 
Sat. Apr. 25 NYG Paper Truck, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Sun. Apr. 26 Confirmation Sunday
            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Christian Ed. Bd., 9 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            NYG Paper Truck, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Stewardship Message
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” There is the essence of our sanctification: becoming like our Lord. As St. John notes, this will only be completed in the Resurrection. But until then we are called to trust His grace and to grow into His image more and more.  
 
 
LCMS%20Missouri%20Synod%20CrossLCMS%20Missouri%20Synod%20CrossCommunion 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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Sunday Notes 4-12-2015

4/13/2015

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                                      E-MAIL:  dscheele@firstglencoe.org
            WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org                                                 COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
            E-MAIL:   office@firstglencoe.org                                               PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
                      

Second Sunday Of Easter

April 12, 2015

 
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 3 Page 184
 
HYMNS: 469, 470 v. 1-5, 851, (dist. 720, 649, 487), 470 v. 6-9
 
SERMON: “A Resurrection Nickname”
            Acts 4:32-37 Pastor Dan Welch
                                   
ORGANIST: Mrs. Robin Kruse 
 
DEACONS: 8 AM: Scott Litzau, Lee Terlinden
            10:30 AM: Arnie Alsleben, Fritz Schulz, Scott Litzau
 
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Deacon Help
            10:30 AM: Elizabeth Brelje, Destiney Exsted
 
SCRIPTURES:
            First Lesson – Acts 4:32-37
            Epistle – 1 John 1:1-2:2
            Gospel Lesson – John 20:19-31
 
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8 AM: “Exuberant Joy” Gospel Ringers
10:30 AM: “He Lives” Lambs of the Lord
 
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
 
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
 
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
Apr. 12 – LWML – Sarah Circle
Apr. 19 – Endowment Committee
Apr. 26 – Confirmation Sunday – Christian Ed. Board
May 3 – Day School Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
 
FLAMES OF FAITH KIDS CLUB update:  We have begun! Six children over the week have been attending the after school program! Thank you for helping to make this work! Right now we are in need of age-appropriate, subject-appropriate D.V.D.'s for the children. Also, we could use snacks such as fruit snacks, pop tarts, granola bars, applesauce cups, and juice boxes. Registration is open. If you wish to register your child, you may contact Alissa Hanson at 864-4074. Again, thank you!
 
MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY meets on Mon. Apr. 13, at 7 PM and will continue with the last part of Session 2 of the creation video study topic Out of Nothing: The Word, Creation and Faith. We will read Matthew 16:21-28. Plan now to attend.
 
COINS FOR CHRIST will be collected in the containers on all three entrance stands thru June 7. MN South District has asked congregations to participate in a “Coins for Christ” offering. You can drop your loose change (no checks or paper money are accepted) into the containers to be collected and presented at the District Convention in June.
 
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Marianne Breyer, Ralph Bulau
--For Mary Husberg, FLS 5th Grade Teacher
--For Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann
--For Gail Schuch & Hilton Born for their upcoming surgeries
 
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: Jesus Reinstates Peter – John 21:1-19. We are all like Peter in our words and actions, denying our Lord and weeping bitterly over what we have done. We need the same comfort Peter received – the comfort of sins forgiven and the assurance that even when we are faithless, Jesus remains faithful.   
Sun. Apr. 19: The topic is: The Conversion of Paul – Acts 9:1-31. Through the law, we are crushed by the weight of our sin, and like Paul, we are enemies of God, unable to save ourselves. As God revived Paul through Ananias, He revives us through the proclamation of His Word and the administration of His Sacraments, granting forgiveness, life, and salvation to all who believe.
 
NOTICE OF SPECIAL VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY: There will be a Special Voters’ Assembly on April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM for the sole purpose of voting for the proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws. A copy of the proposed changes can be found on our website at www.firstglencoe.org click on “News and Events”.
 
ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASSES will begin on Mon. April 13 and continue on Mondays through May 18th. The new member reception will be during a service on June 7. Pastor Welch will be conducting these six sessions from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM. If interested in becoming a member here at “First”, contact the Church Office or Dennis Wolter to register.
 
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  April 5 – April 11
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts      $38,278.86
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15       17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)            $21,101.86
 
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  April 5 – April 11
Receipts = $ 602,491.43  Budgetary Need = $ 687,106.00
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 Period of:  April 5 – April 11
              In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes
Thurs.         315                        261                      11
Fri                359                       339                       45                 
Sun           1127                        324                       62                  N/A
 
YOU ARE INVITED! Lutheran Hour Ministries 2015 MN South District Convention, April 25, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, (400 Franklin St. SW). The Convention begins at 9:30 AM. A banquet follows the convention at 5:15 PM. Music by Mrs. Penny Steele, pianist! Feature presentation- Dr. Fungchatou Lo, LINC-Twin Cities! Cost:  Convention and Banquet - $20, Convention Only $12.50, Banquet Only $12.50.Payment by Cash or Checks to MN SO District – LHM.
 
THANK YOU to the congregation for your generosity in bringing in your ham cards. Through the Coborns ham card program, Common Cup was able to obtain hams and serve many needy families.
 
PARENTS OF CONFIRMANDS, mark your calendars. Junior Confirmation is Sun. Apr. 26 at the 10:30 AM service and Oral Review will be Wed. Apr. 22 at 7 PM.
 
STARTING IN AUG. we look forward to Miss Tori Kidd, our new DCE Intern, to help the youth, children, and all of us here at First "Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18)! Tori is a traditional-age student at Concordia Univ, NE who hails from Sanford, FL. Please keep Tori in your prayers as she prepares to begin her yearlong internship at First Lutheran this summer!
 
NOTE: If you or a family member would like the bulletin notes and/or newsletters, send your email address to office@firstglencoe.org and it will be added to the lists.
 
FIRST LUTHERAN BOOK CLUB will be reading “Appointments with Heaven” a true story by Dr. Reggie Anderson and then discuss the book Tues. Apr. 28th at 7:00 PM in the church couch area. Watch for more info. on location in upcoming bulletins. All women of First Lutheran are welcome to participate.  
 
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS received in March - $1245 for FLC and $699 for FLS. Thank you Thrivent Members!
 
LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins Tickets are reserved for the Tues, July 28, 7 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. We have great seats in the Skyline Deck (Section S, Rows 4-8). The cost of ticket with bus transportation from Glencoe is $40. If you would like to attend, contact Cindy at 238-2148 or cindye@hutchtel.net.
 
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson.
 
EXTRA POPCORN FOR SALE $4 each: (5) Micro. Butter, (4) Micro. Butter Light, (3) Kettle Corn, (3) Caramel, (2) White Cheddar Peppercorn, (5) White Ruby, (5) White Gold, (6) Sea Salt Splash. 
 
ANGEL SEEDS: April – June will go to “Faith Comes By Hearing: Military Outreach”. For more information, visit their website faithcomesbyhearing.com or call 1-800-545-6552.
 
WEEKLY SERVICES                      CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM         Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
 
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Apr. 12 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – LWML Sarah Circle, 9 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Youth Gr. 9-12 Snacks, 5:30 PM
            Youth Bible Study, 6:00 PM
            NYG Meeting, 7:00 PM
 
Mon. Apr. 13 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM
            Adult Confirmation Class, 6:15 PM
            Building Committee, 6:30 PM
            Altar Guild, 7:00 PM
            Men’s Mon. Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
                                                                                                           
Tues. Apr. 14 GRHS Comn., 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Meeting, 10:00 AM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Manor Comn., 1:30 PM
            Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM
            Men’s Club, 7:00 PM
                                   
Wed. Apr. 15 Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
 
Thur. Apr. 16 FLS Chapel, 8:10 AM
            Pastor’s Meeting, Immanuel Brownton, 9 AM
 
Fri. Apr. 17 Youth Gr. 7-12 Game Night, 7:00 PM
 
Sat. Apr. 18 NYG Paper Truck, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Sun. Apr. 19 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Endowment Comm., 9 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
            NYG Paper Truck, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Stewardship Message
John 20:19 “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us, and not our works, we are now free to do good works not out of self-interest, but for the right reasons: out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.
 
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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