August 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter


August 2016 Calendar

July 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

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 21, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 915, 813, (dist. 673, 620, 563), 526
SERMON: “The Narrow Door”  Luke 13:22 – 30 Pastor Ronald Mathison
            Old Testament – Isaiah 66:18-23
            Epistle Lesson – Hebrews 12:4-24 (25-29)
            Gospel Lesson – Luke 13:22-30
ORGANIST: Mr. Luke Dahl
WED. PIANIST 8/24: Mrs. Yvonne Schuette
DEACONS: 8 AM: Don Hepner, James Mathews, Brian Witte
         10:30 AM: Todd Trippel, Robert Schuft
DEACON: Wed. 8/24: 7 PM: Wayne Ahlbrecht
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Norique Stuewe, Sophia Touailat
                    10:30 AM: Austin Exsted, Blake Mickolichek
ACOLYTE: Wed. 8/24: 7 PM: Emma Malz
“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.
Aug. 28 – Deacons Board
Sept. 4 – Labor Day Weekend – AVAILABLE
Sept. 11 – Education Sunday – Day School Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
--Pastor Welch Out of Office: Sat. Aug. 20 thru Mon. Aug. 22 (Move in days for Seward - Samantha) & Tues. Aug. 30 (Move in day at Rochester - Stephanie)
--Tori Out of Office: Sat. Aug. 20 thru Mon. Aug 22
FISH BOIL DINNER is TODAY from 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Price is a freewill donation for the Orphan Grain Train. Any questions, contact John Scheidt at 864.3356.
THE FINAL WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP is Aug. 24 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
--Joel Ide and Jan Wendorff for upcoming surgeries.
--Ruth Nelson for recovery
--Gene Falling, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Kathy Becker, Jeremy Thiel, Dorothy Rose
Sun. Aug. 28: JOIN US for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center: from 9:15–10:15. The topic is “What about the missing link?”
Sun. Sept. 4: The topic is “From where did the different races come?”
SHARING IN GARDEN BOUNTY – Do you have excess garden produce you’d like to share with others in our congregation? Or….would you love to enjoy some homegrown vegetables or fruit? Simply drop/pick up at the marked table in Fellowship Center (East Side) before or after Sunday services to participate in giving/receiving! Any leftovers will be donated to the MEFS on Mon. morning. For questions or to help, call Cindy at 238-2148.
A LIST OF PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS is being collected for upcoming ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASSES. One class will be scheduled for mid-October on Tues. mornings at 11 AM and one will be scheduled for mid-January 2017 in the evenings. These classes are six sessions each and will meet with Pastor Welch. contact Pastor Welch or register through the Church Office at 864.5522.
FLAMES OF FAITH KIDS CLUB NEWS: To register or for more information you can contact Nancy at:
FLS Fast Direct, Nancy’s Personal Cell 320.510.0905, Program Email, visit the church website at
--PROGRAM DONATIONS needed are things like Clorox Wipes, Juice Boxes, white paper: tablets or loose leaf, 13-gallon kitchen bags, gently used CD player, Playdoh, 5 ft. household extension cord. Thank you for all your support.
FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2016 – Aug. 20, 2016   (7 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts:            $139,500.85
General Fund (only) Expenses:            150,659.48
Abundance or (Shortfall) To Date:     ($11,158.63)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2016 – Aug. 20, 2016
     Total Receipts To Date:        $4,013.50
SCHOOL HEATING FUND BALANCE: $ 18,073.23              
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 2016
                      In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday                 355                118                   3              50
Wednesday           13                   13           
**DATE CHANGE** UMon. Aug. 22:
Pre-K3 Registration Day, 7:00 PM
Thurs. Aug. 25:
Pre-K4 thru Gr. 8 Registration Day, 3-5 PM & 6-7:30 PM
Sun. Aug. 28:
K-8 FLS Blessings of the Backpacks, 10:30 AM Service.
Supplies “Drop-Off”, Open House/Meal at FLS, 11:45 AM
Mon. Aug. 29:
Pre-K4 thru Gr. 8, First Day of Classes, 7:55 AM – 3:00 PM
Opening Chapel Service, 8:15 AM
Thurs. Sept. 8:
Parent/Teacher Open House, 7:00 PM
**BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS: All students and their families, members and guests are invited to attend the 10:30 AM worship service on Sun. Aug. 28. The students will be asked to bring their backpacks to the front of the church where Pastor will have a blessing and prayer to start the new school year.
--FOLLOWING THE SERVICE the students can drop off their supplies in the classrooms and EVERYONE is invited to FLS to see what’s new and enjoy a FREE picnic lunch of hotdogs, (with all the fixins’)  beans, chips, and lemonade. All this provided by your Day School board.
**FOR SAFETY AND LIABILITY REASONS, doors will be locked during the school day. The only door open in the north building (grades 3-8) will be the main center door. In the south building (PS-2) the only doors open will be the front entrance by the Church Office from 8 AM – 3:30 PM. All parents and visitors MUST check in at the office before proceeding to classrooms.
**CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION for PARENT/STUDENT is Wed. Aug. 31 at 7:00 PM in the Church Fellowship Center. This includes ALL Public School Grades 5-8 and FLS Grades 7-8. If unable to attend, you MUST contact the Church Office at 864.5522. Orientation for parents & students is necessary before confirmation instruction begins.
--WATCH for information in the mail by mid-August.
**FLS SCHOOL TEACHERS are planning and organizing for the upcoming school year.
            **Mrs. Erickson is in need of a bunch of TALL EMPTY PRINGLES CANS for some math storage.
            **Mrs. Bargmann for Preschool, is looking to fill their sensory table. They are in need of oats (not from a box) and kidney beans ( 25-50 pound sack).
**They can be dropped off at the Church Office.**
EDUCATION SUNDAY is Sun. Sept. 11 when our many educational programs will be celebrated.
--From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM the Christian Ed. Board and Sunday School teachers will welcome children and their parents to a registration carnival in the Fellowship Center. All children ages 2 through high school are welcome. It’s also grandparent’s day too, so bring your grandparents to enjoy the fun.
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.
WARM COATS for McLeod County 2016: There will be a collection box in the south entrance area to collect good used coats from Thurs. Sept. 8 thru Sun. Oct. 9. Distribution will be Thurs. Oct. 20 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the McLeod County Fairgrounds.
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of July, August & September has been designated to “Common Cup Ministries”. 
WEEKLY SERVICES                          CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
Wed. thru Aug. 24, 7:00 PM          Fridays 5:30 PM
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB is reading “A Time To Dance” by Karen Kingsbury from the Timeless Love series book one. A meeting and discussion is planned for Wed. Sept. 7, at 7:15 PM at Brenda Birkholz’ home (8262 130th St., Glencoe).
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Aug. 21 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time: AVAILABLE, 9:00 AM
            NO BIBLE STUDY
            Worship, 10:30 AM
            Fish Boil Dinner, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Mon. Aug. 22 Nominating Committee, 5:30 PM
            PS-3 Registration, 7:00 PM
Tues. Aug. 23 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Wed. Aug. 24 Office Meeting, 9:00 AM
            LAST WED. Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thur. Aug. 25 FLS Pre-4 – Gr. 8 Registration, 3 PM – 7:30 PM
Sat. Aug. 27 Bridal Shower, 11:30 AM
Sun. Aug. 28  Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time: Deacons Board, 9:00 AM
            Adult Bible Study, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Blessing of the Backpacks, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Open House/Supplies drop off and meal at FLS, 11:45 AM
Luke 13:26 “Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'” Proximity to Jesus and the things of faith is not faith itself. Many Pharisees heard His Word – but ignored it, refused to believe in it. We want to be not only hearers, but doers of Jesus' Word. We want not just proximity to Jesus, but true communion with Him. We want to hear Him, follow Him, praise Him, and return thanks.
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.