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Sunday Notes 9-14-2014


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  
        WEBSITE:    COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511       E-MAIL:    PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 14, 2014

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 3 Page 184
HYMNS: 8:00 AM: 814, 606, 851, 790
                  10:30 AM: 596 v. 1, 5-6, 606, 851 (dist. 620, 814, 643), 790
SERMON: “A Caring Community Of Forgiven Sinners”
                                Matthew 18:21-35   Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST:                  Mrs. Robin Kruse
DEACONS:                  8 AM: Todd Trippel, Lee Terlinden
                  10:30 AM: Arnie Alsleben, Kevin Becker, Dave Randt
ACOLYTES:                  8 AM: Jackson Lemke, Jesse Mackenthun
                  10:30 AM: Tayler Terlinden, Dusty Wendinger
                  Old Testament – Genesis 50:15-21
                  Epistle – Romans 14:1-12
   Gospel Lesson – Matthew 18:21-35
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
--PARENTS & 2 year olds meet at 9:15 AM in the lower level classroom.
--CHILDREN’S SUNDAY School (ages 4-grade 8) meet in the North Fellowship Center at 9:15 AM.
--YOUTH SUNDAY School (Gr. 9 – College) will meet at the school gym at 9:15 AM.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed for the upcoming school year. Please pray about it and contact Jackee Fountain at 864-3763 if interested or stop in the Fellowship Center today at 9:15 AM to join them.
No Fellowship Time today:
            Sept. 14 – NO FELLOWSHIP TIME TODAY
            Sept. 21 – Stewardship Board
            Sept. 28 – Altar Guild
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
CHURCH COUNCIL: Your agendas have been emailed out. Copies for those needing them are on the work room counter.
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”- Psalm 119:105. Please stop by the special table in the Fellowship Center on Sundays during September to browse selected samples of Bibles and Bible Study Help books from Concordia Publishing House. There are Bibles especially geared for kids, too! Instructions and a sign-up sheet will be available to help you place your order and show you how you can save up to 33% of these outstanding resources.
SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION: for the safety and security of our day school students, during school hours, parents must check in at the main office at both buildings before going to the classrooms.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized:  Billy Koester, Allen Heil
--For Betty Smith in hospice care
--For Don Haus during his upcoming surgery
--For Danica Elizabeth Vinkemeier, daughter of Steven & Elizabeth, who will be baptized at the 10:30 AM service.
RADIO BROADCAST: Due to technical difficulties, there will be an edited 30 minute version of today’s broadcast aired on Sun. Sept. 21, at 9:30 AM and is sponsored by Ruth Karg, In Loving Memory of Eleanor Litzau.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: God Creates the World. Genesis 1:1-2:3. God made the world in six days by the power of His Word. All creation is God’s blessing to us.
--Next week’s topic: God Creates Adam and Eve – Genesis 1:26-2:25. God made us in His image, provided all things for our good, and made us rulers over the earth & everything in it.
FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL is looking for qualified people who are willing to substitute teach this year. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Scheele at 320-864-3317.
AT THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY on Monday night at 7:00 pm we look at the Muslim's viewpoint about "Angels, Jinn, and Qur'an". Be wary of Satan's schemes and keep safe in the truth of God's Word. All men are invited to attend.
THE MARY MARTHA ALTAR GUILD is looking for volunteers to join their group. Monthly meetings are once a month and approx. one hour. For more info. see Oct. Newsletter or join their next meeting on Mon. Oct. 13 at 7:00 PM or call Linda Ranzau 864-3395 or Michele Mackenthun 864-6232.
FINANCIALS: For the week of: Sept. 7 – Sept. 13
General  Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $ 15,990.67
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2014-15         $ 17,177.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall)            ($1,186.33)
2014-15 Year- To-Date Totals for:  Sept. 7 – Sept. 13
Receipts = 127,469.76   $  Budgetary Need = $188,947.00
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: Sept. 7 – Sept. 13
            In Worship              Communed                Visitors              Classes
Sunday            514            218            19            N/A
WARM COAT COLLECTION: Common Cup Ministries is collecting good condition and clean winter coats (used or new), now through Oct. 16. Especially needed are children and youth sizes. There is a collection box on the side of the Church Office.
ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASS starts Mon. Sept. 15 – Oct. 27 (6 sessions), from 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM. Classes will meet with Pastor Welch. If interested in becoming a member of First contact Pastor Welch, Dennis Wolter or call the Church Office.
RECYCLE & HELP THE YOUTH: The dates for the next paper truck are:  Sat. Sept. 27 ~ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sun. Sept. 28 ~ Noon – 3:00 PM, Sat. Oct. 4 & 11 ~ 9 AM – 3 PM, Sun. Oct. 5 & 12 ~ Noon – 3 PM.
THANK YOU Thrivent Members! We received another $415 in August from the Thrivent Choice Program! If you have Choice $ to designate, visit or phone 1-800-847-4836 and say “Choice Dollars.” Have your Thrivent ID# handy.
THE SR. (ADULT) CHOIR starts rehearsal Wed. Sept. 24 at 6:15 PM. Please use the North entrance. Any interested singers or those who would like to share their musical talents, vocal, instrumental, piano or any other form, contact Brian Grochow at 320-864-6047 / 320-864-4317 or e-mail Your talents may be used during our weekly worship services or in large or small groups during holidays. It is good to Praise the Lord and make music in His name!
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB is reading the 3rd and final book of Paul L Maiers’ “Skeleton” series and will meet Wed. Sept. 17 at 7 PM in the church seating area for discussion.
“TIME WITH ME” Children’s Club for children ages 2 – 4 years old will meet Wed. Sept. 24, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Center. Call Linda Donnay at 864-4159 with questions.
LWML SALAD LUNCHEON is Fri. Sept. 26, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The public is cordially invited. A donation of salads will be welcome. $8 adults, $4 Children age 4-11, free under age 4. To help or donate, call the Church Office 864-5522, Gloria Hilgers 864-4174 or Yvonne Schuette 864-3237.
FLAME BOOSTER CLUB is an organization of parents that supports and contributes to the advancement and needs of all programs at school. Volunteers are needed to help with their first annual Fall Harvest Festival. Contact Becky Edwards 864-3319, Jen Goff 864-8412 or Alissa Hanson  864-4074 for more information.
THANK YOU to all those that donated school supplies/money and or time to our School Supply Distribution event! There were over 500 students receiving supplies in our county.
ANGEL SEEDS: July – September will be supporting “Operation Christmas Child”.
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM            Fridays 5:30 PM
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Sept 14            EDUCATION SUNDAY
            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 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, 7:00 PM
Mon. Sept 15             Adult New Member Class, 6:15 PM
            Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7 PM
Tue. Sept 16            Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Wed. Sept 17            Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation 3:30 PM
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            First Edition Book Club/FLC, 7:00 PM
Thur. Sept 18            Newsletter Deadline
            Church Council, 7:00 PM
Fri. Sept. 19            Youth Game Night Gr. 7-12, 7:00 PM
Sun. Sept 21            EDUCATION SUNDAY
            Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
In Matthew 10:38, Jesus tells us, “And whoever does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” That’s quite a demand, don’t you think? To take up our “cross” could be quite a burden. Our crosses are different, but we all have them. Is your cross a rebellious child, a neighbor who won’t talk to you, or co-workers who harass you about your faith? To Jesus’ audience, the “cross” meant one thing, a wretched death. Those on the cross would hang before the world as a public spectacle. Roman criminals carried that cross to the crucifixion site. In Jesus’ name, we are to take up our crosses. Die, if necessary, for His name.
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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