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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
E-MAIL: email@example.com PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
May 24, 2015
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 497, 503, 650, (dist. 496, 700, 500), 965
10:30 AM: 477, 492, 830, 821
SERMON: “Happy Pentecost” John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS: 8 AM: Todd Trippel, Shelby Roe
10:30 AM: Brian Witte, James Mathews, Dave Schauer
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Jacob Harpel, Derek Trippel
10:30 AM: Joellen Dammann, Courtney Richer
Old Testament – Ezekiel 37:1-14
Epistle – Acts 2:1-21
Gospel Lesson – John 15:26-27;16:4b-15
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
May 24 – Men’s Club – Memorial Weekend
May 31 – Still Available
June 7 – Evangelism Board & Assimilation Committee
June 14 – LWML – Martha Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
OUT OF OFFICE:
**SUE STRADTMANN: Now thru Sun. May 31.
CONGREGATION MEMBERS ARE NEEDED to be on the 2015 Nominating Committee. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Congregation President, Kermit Terlinden at 864-3738.
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY Meeting: Tues. May 26, at 7 PM. Among items of business will be the proposed 2015-16 budgets for approval. All communicant members age 18 & older are encouraged to attend.
--Agendas, as well as proposed 2015-16 budgets, are available for pick up on the entrance stands.
SAVE THE DATE: Sun, May 31, The Day School Board is sponsoring “A Free-Will Offering Congregation/School Families Potluck” & Bake Sale in the Fellowship Center after the 10:30 AM service with all offerings going to the Husberg family. Card boxes will be on entrance stands that day.
--Potluck and bake sale items can be dropped off in the kitchen that morning.
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP starts June 3 thru Aug. 26 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none
--For Mary Husberg, Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann
--For Armed Services Sunday…We are reminded once again of the sacrifice that many have made in the service for our country in order that we may live in freedom.
--For Katie Nord & Matt Erickson, flowers are placed in celebration of their wedding on Fri. May 29.
--For Rachelle Brinkmann & Craig DeBlieck, who will be married here Sat. May 30.
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE IN THE LORD
Flowers are placed in memory of the following dearly departed:
--For the families of Betty Cohrs, Waldemar “Wally” Sylwester and Mildred Lindemann.
FOR THOSE WHO have family members currently serving or those who want to financially support the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, pick up a brochure on each of the entrance stands to mail in your donations.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: Paul sails for Rome – Acts 27. As Christ was with Paul and His companions in a perilous sea voyage, so He is with us, holding us up, keeping us with Him in the ship of the Church, and casting all our sins into the depths of the sea.
Sun. May 31: The topic is: John’s Vision of Heaven – Rev. 21-22. Those who believe that salvation has been accomplished by the all-availing sacrifice of Jesus on the cross will bear the sign of Christ, written on their forehead in Holy Baptism, and they will have access to the tree of life.
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. May 26 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE Baccalaureate is Sun. May 31 at the 10:30 AM service. Students meet in the Fellowship Center at 10 AM to complete a short postcard with upcoming plans. Wear gown and honor cords; NO CAPS. Students will process in together.
WARM COAT COLLECTION: Common Cup Ministries is collecting good condition and clean winter coats (used or new), now through May 31. Especially needed are children and youth sizes. There is a collection box in the south entrance of the church.
PART-TIME SUMMER CUSTODIAN: June-Aug, Approx. 20/25 hrs/week. Must be 16 to apply. Excellent opportunity for high school or college student. Will do cleaning, minor repairs, floor care for church & school, etc. Call Debi or Louie 864-5522. Pick up applications M-F 8 AM – 3:30 PM in the office.
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the Period of: May 17 – May 23
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $12,392.80
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15 17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall) ($ 4,784.20)
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for: May 17 – May 23
Receipts = $ 674,579.67 Budgetary Need = $ 790,168.00
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: May 17 – May 23
In Worship Communed Visitors Classes
Sun 413 200 17 75
Wed. 103 60
LET’S PLAY BALL! Interested people of All ages (Youth – Adults) are needed to represent “First” and play in a friendly softball “tournament” in Plato against other church teams Sat. June 20th. Sign-up by May 31 at one of the Welcome Center stands at the West and South entrances OR SHOW UP FOR THE PICNIC AND FELLOWSHIP, the main emphasis of this get-together! Thank you- Pastor Welch and the Youth Board.
LWML LADIES SALAD SUPPER Mon. June 1, at 6:30 PM. All ladies and girls of the congregation are welcome. The program is a representative of the McLeod County Historical Society. The Exec. Team will meet at 6:00 PM
COME and WELCOME OUR newest members on June 7, at the 8 AM service. Greet adult Confirmands and members who have transferred in during Fellowship Time.
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.
MEN’S CLUB PICNIC: will be Tues. June 9 at Oscar Olson Park starting at 6 PM with Fellowship and then 6:30 PM meal. All pancake volunteers and their families and wives of past members are urged to attend. Please bring a dish to pass along with eating utensils.
PONATH SCHOLARSHIP FUND for tuition scholarships for First Ev. Lutheran School students were mailed to all parents who will have students in K-Grade 8 next year. If you have a child enrolled and did not receive an application, stop in the Church Office to pick one up. App. deadline is Mon, June 15.
THE FLS KINDERGARTEN CLASS would like to say thank you to those who donated the stuffed animals. We have all of the ones that we needed. Thanks again!
WEEKLY SERVICES CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM Wednesdays 6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
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, in the Dominican Republic.
GLENCOE DAYS PARADE is Sat. June 27 at 3:00 PM and volunteers are needed to ride on “First’s” float and to walk and hand out candy. Contact the Church Office to sign up.
--Candy donations (tootsie rolls, lifesavers, suckers etc.) are also needed for the parade and can be dropped off in the Church Office.
COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive starts Tues. June 16 – Mon. Aug. 17. They will be collecting supplies for the 2015-16 school year. A school supply list and applications are located on a table in the south main entrance of church.
VBS VOLUNTEERS are needed to help at Camp Discovery, which will be held Sun. July 12 – 16. If interested, contact Jodi Michaelis at 864-5070.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. May 24 Worship, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time – Men’s Club, 9 AM
Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM
Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Worship at Grand Meadows, 1:30 PM
Mon. May 25 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Tues. May 26 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11:00 AM
Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
Voters’ Assembly Meeting, 7:00 PM
Thur. May 28 Technology Committee, 6:30 PM
Private Rental, 7:00 PM
Sat. May 30 Brinkmann/DeBlieck wedding, 3:30 PM
Sun. May 31 Worship, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time – Still Available, 9 AM
Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM
KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
Worship, Baccalaureate, Comn., 10:30 AM
Acts 2:1 “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost was the Old Testament harvest festival: a time of thanksgiving, bounty, and the giving of gifts. How appropriate that in the New Testament it takes on the meaning of harvest the ripe fields of the nations, bringing in the elect of every tribe and tongue to sing the Lord’s praise. Every farmer knows that it is God who gives the increase, that harvest calls for thanksgiving.
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