May 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter


May 2016 Calendar

April 2016 Calendar




  • Late May to late August
  • Morning Hours 7 am to noon
  • Duties include: Cleaning, painting, minor repairs, floor care for church and school

Applications may be picked at the Church Office M-F, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 925 13th St. E., Glencoe, 320-864-5522, or download and drop off.

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

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 1, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 1 Page 151
HYMNS: 906, 844, (dis. 623, 617, 769), 830
SERMON: “Learning from Lydia” Acts 16:9-15 Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Paul Otte
DEACONS: 8:00 AM: Quinn Beneke, Dave Uecker, Scott Litzau
                  10:30 AM: Jerry Strobel, Kevin Dummer
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Ashley Radke, Lauren Terlinden
                   10:30 AM: Shayne Brelje, Quin Busse
            First Reading – Acts 16:9-15
            Epistle Lesson – Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27
             Gospel Lesson – John 16:23-33
10:30 AM: Lambs of the Lord “In the Family of God”
“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.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS for Mayer Lutheran High students are available. Pick up the application forms from the Church Office. They MUST be returned by May 13.
--TUITION AID APPLICATION for K-8 is available in the School Office along with a separate Preschool Financial Aid application form. Anyone and everyone is eligible for this aid which is based on Adjusted Gross Income. Turn in the first page of your tax form 1040 & Tuition Aid Application into the School Office. Thank you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGERS will sing Sun. May 8 at 8 AM, and Sun. May 22 at 10:30 AM. Be prepared to follow the screen and sing along with them when directed. "I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being." Psalm 104:33
NYG PAPER DRIVE: Sat. May 7 from 9 AM – 3 PM, Today and May 8 from 12 PM – 3 PM. *Located in the Alley on 13th St. between Judd & Knight Ave*
BOARD MEMBERS: agenda packets have been emailed out. Copies are only available per request before your meetings. Thank you, Kermit.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Known to be hospitalized: Jon Mathews - (Ames, IA) Grandson of Ruth Karg.
--Travis Rannow – upcoming surgery
--Gene Falling, Lynell Busse, Renae Jensen, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Derrick Drier, Marlys Barfknecht, Henry Becker, Kathy Becker
--The family of Mabel Ehrenberg whose funeral was here on Tuesday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.
--The family of Vivian Ortloff, whose funeral will be here on Tues. May 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center today from 9:15–10:15. The topic is: Jesus Raises Lazarus; John 11:1-45.
Sun. May 8: The topic is: Jesus Seeks the Lost; Luke 15. In our sin, we were lost from God and doomed to die. God, in his love, sought and found us and keeps us with Him forever.
May 1 – Senior Choir
May 15 – LWML – Miriam Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
MEN, JOIN US on Tues. night, May 3 from 7-8 pm at The Men’s Network as we discuss the seventh commandment. In Ephesians 4:28 we learn that we are to use the gifts God has given us to share with people in need. We encourage you to attend.
PICK UP ITEMS: There are items that have been left in the church kitchen from previous events. Please pick them up by Tues. May 31 or they will be donated or thrown. Thank you.
LWML meets May 2, at 7 PM. All ladies of the congregation are invited to join us. We’ll be packing “Mercy Kits” for victims of natural disasters for Orphan Grain Train to distribute. Bring any or all of the following new items: bath towel, washcloth, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb and 6 band-aids. See the flyer on the board in the Narthex & newsletter for more information.
STARTING Mon. May 2, through Tue. May 17, we’re asking parents of children under age 6 to participate in a short online survey about the need for quality childcare in the Glencoe area at .
--Please participate, even if you don’t currently use childcare. Also, please pass this information along to ALL parents you know. Thank you and God’s blessings.
TIME WITH ME Children’s Club for children ages 2 to 4 years old will meet for the last session on Wed. May 17 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Center. Come play, sing, do some planting, and make a cool butterfly.
THIS REPORT IS -- Revised to Report General Fund ONLY to Date
FISCAL YR TO DATE: Jul 1, 2015–April 29, 2016 (44 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts To Date:            $915,960.66
General Fund (only) Expenses To Date:           $984,429.49
Abundance or (Shortfall) To Date:                     ($68,468.83)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts To Date: Jul. 1, 2015–April 29, 2016
     Total Receipts To Date:        $40,399.85
SCHOOL HEATING FUND (Posted) BALANCE** to Date:  $6,055.25    **Receipts less Expenses
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  April 24 – April 30
               In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday       604                    215                 56             53
MEMBERS WITH UNKNOWN ADDRESSES: We are updating our congregation membership and have a lot of members with unknown addresses. I am asking for the congregation’s help in this matter as we proceed through the update process. There are booklets on the Welcome Centers in the Narthex and main South entrances. Please check if you have family members or friends in the booklet and update their address or have them contact the Church Office at 320.864.5522.
PART-TIME SUMMER CUSTODIAN: Will need someone from late May to late August - Morning Hours 7 am to noon - Cleaning, painting, minor repairs, floor care for church and school. Applications may be picked at the Church Office M-F, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 925 13th St. E., Glencoe, 320-864-5522, Or on our web site
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of April, May & June have been designated to “Families Moving Forward”. It is the emergency shelter program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative that opens their doors nightly to provide shelter and nutritious meals and welcome hospitality to families during a difficult time in their lives.
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
5K WALK/RUN for Common Cup Ministry, Inc. is Sat. May 7 at Masonic West River Park, 1003 Les Kouba Pkwy NW, Hutchinson. For more information visit, call Ralph Johnson 320-587-6733.
LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTION: Have this magazine delivered to your door each month for $19.26 per year. Drop your payment off at the Church Office or put $19.26 in your offering envelope (separate check please) and note Lutheran Witness on the outside of the envelope no later than May 20th.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will meet on Wed. May 25, at 7:00 PM at the home of Lesa Hueser’s home for discussion of the book “Dark Liaisons”, book one in the “COIL Series” by D.I. Telbat. All women are encouraged to join.
ON BEHALF of Common Cup Ministry, we wish to thank First Lutheran Church/Staff for allowing, us to have office space-to serve those less fortunate. God bless you as you continue to be a blessing to others.
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins – Tickets are reserved for Tue, July 26, 7 pm game against Atlanta. Seats are in Skyline Deck at $28 ea. and bus about $12. Call Cindy at 238-2148 to reserve your spot.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. May 1 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Senior Choir, 9:00 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
            Pastor Mathison Chapel LTC, 11:00 AM
            NYG Paper Truck, 12 PM – 3 PM
Mon. May 2 Screen Sub. Committee, 5:30 PM
            LWML, 7:00 PM
            Trustees, 7:00 PM
Tues. May 3 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Office Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Evangelism Board, 6:30 PM
            Day School Board, 7:00 PM
            Men’s Network, 7:00 PM
            Stewardship Board, 7:00 PM
            Youth Board, 7:00 PM
Wed. May 4 Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:15PM
            FLS Fine Arts Festival, 7:00 PM
Thur. May 5 FLS Chapel – Pastor Welch, 8:10 AM
            Christian Ed Board, 7:00 PM
            Deacons Board, 7:00 PM
Sat. May 7 NYG Paper Truck, 9 AM – 3 PM
Sun. May 8 Mother’s Day
            Worship, Comn.
            Fellowship Time – ????, 9:00 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            NYG Paper Truck, 12 PM – 3 PM           
Stewardship Message
Acts 16:9 “And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”” God does all the saving of the Macedonians – but He does it through the ministry of St. Paul who was called to go and help them out. How is the Lord calling you to use your gifts for His work?
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.