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Sunday Notes -25-2015


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
         WEBSITE:         COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
         E-MAIL:         PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148

Third Sunday After The Epiphany
January 25, 2015

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 915, 856, 831, (dist. 629, 730, 839), 735
SERMON: “Jonah: The Unwilling Missionary” (A Testimonial) 
           Jonah 3:1-5, 10  Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
DEACONS: 8 AM: Joe Streufert, Lee Terlinden
           10:30 AM: Dan Dahlke, Kevin Becker, Kevin Dummer
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Madison Mathews, Abigail Maunu
           10:30 AM: Dusty Wendinger, Ty Christensen
           Old Testament – Jonah 3:1-5, 10
           Epistle – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
           Gospel Lesson – Mark 1:14-20
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8 AM: “How Great Thou Art” Senior Choir
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
Jan. 25 – Board of Trustees
Feb. 1 – Pancake Dinner – Men’s Club
Feb. 8 – Board of Evangelism
Feb. 15 – Board of Deacons
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
MEN’S CLUB PANCAKE DINNER, Sun. Feb. 1, serving 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in the Fellowship Center. Tickets: $9 for adults, $5 ages 4-12, age 3 & under free.
--Menu includes all you care to eat of potato and regular pancakes, sausages, applesauce, cheese, ice cream, coffee and milk.
THE MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY will not meet on Mon, Jan 26. We will continue the topic "Who am I? What am I doing here?" with Lesson 5 on Mon. Feb. 2 at 7 PM.
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Jan. 27 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
LWML will meet Mon. Feb. 2 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will focus on Women's Heart Health and include devotions, a short Bible Study and refreshments. All ladies of the congregation are always welcomed to join us. Even if you are not a member, we welcome and include guests.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none
--For Kevin Grack
--For the family of Leon Koentopf, whose funeral was here on Thurs. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in his memory.
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Eunice Mackenthun’s children, in celebration of her 85th birthday on January 27.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: Jesus Calls Matthew – Mark 2:13-17. We sinners rejoice, for we, like Matthew, have been called from our own sin to dine at the table of the friend of sinners, Jesus.  
Sun. Feb. 1: (Will take place in the Sanctuary) The topic is: Jesus and the Little Children – Mark 10:13-16. Jesus came to us, who because of sin are like children – helpless, dependent, and needy – to bestow His love and eternal gifts upon us.
LOST: During Myron Michaletz’s funeral on Sun. Feb. 18 a men’s black jacket with leather gloves in the pockets. The owner is looking for it. Please call 507-964-5779 or return it to church if you have this jacket. Thank you.
PLEASE CHECK the lost and found box in the back of the church on the coat rack for any lost items. The lost jewelry items are in the Church Office and can be claimed there until the end of Feb.
TIME WITH ME CLUB for 2-4 year olds will meet Wed. Jan. 28 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Center.
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts         $11,442.75
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15          17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)  ($5,734.25)
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
Receipts = $ 410,909.83  Budgetary Need = $ 515,309.00
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:  Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
          In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sun           490                  195                17              91

EARLY CHILDHOOD UPDATES: 1) Name chosen for Before/After school care is “First Lutheran Flames of Faith Kids Club” selected by FLS students. 2) Donations needed: cube shelf, cabinet/table/cart, college fridge, toaster, large trash can, disposables: paper plates, cups, napkins, and silverware; board games, puzzles, coloring books, etc. Drop donations off at church by Mon. Jan. 19. 3) Flames of Faith Open date: prayerfully Feb/Mar., when committee may become a board.
KDUZ LUTHERAN HOUR is broadcast each Sunday at 12:30 PM on KDUZ AM – 1260. Sponsors are needed for February and the upcoming 2015 year. Contact Charles Jensen at 864-3579. The cost is $93.
ANGEL SEEDS: January – March will be for “Common Cup Ministry”
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB invites women interested in reading and discussing Christian books to the next gathering on Tues. Feb. 3 at 7 PM in the church main seating area. The book selection is, Two From Galilee, by Marjorie Holmes.
THE NYG WHITE LINEN DINNER for VALENTINE’S DAY will be Sat, Feb. 14, in the Church Fellowship Center. The menu choices are: Prime Rib of Beef - $27, Fillet of Salmon - $19, Breast of Chicken with Raspberry sauce - $16. The event starts at 6:15 PM. Contact Sheila at 320-864-4699 for reservations by Sun, Feb. 8th. Sorry, no refunds.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the 8th Annual SILENT AUCTION & LUNCHEON on Sun, Mar. 8. Donations are being accepted and can be dropped off at the Church Office, remember these items must be NEW. Everyone's participation is extremely important! Thank you for considering ways you can help. Visit for more information or email with any questions.
BUSINESS EXPO Volunteers needed at our church/school booth at the Glencoe Expo on Sun. Feb. 22, 2015. (note: The Expo is only 1 day this year) If interested, call the Church Office.
--Candy donations are being accepted.
GREETERS NEEDED to greet members and visitors as they arrive for church services. Greeters are put on a rotating schedule based on their availability. Call the Church Office to volunteer.
 PLEASE PRAY for our partners in mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson.
SIX LCEF 2015 SCHOLARSHIPS are available. Each in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to six graduating high school seniors or current full-time post-secondary students (
The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2015.
NOTE: If you or a family member would like the bulletin notes and/or newsletters, send your email address to and it will be added to the lists.
--Please make sure to check your spam folder to unblock the church email address.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Jan. 25 Worship, 8:00 AM
           Fellowship Time: Trustees Board
           Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
           KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
           Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
           Circuit Congregational Meeting – Our Saviors,
           Hutchinson, 1 PM
Mon. Jan. 26 Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
           Flame Boosters Club, 7:00 PM
Tues. Jan. 27 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
           Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11 AM
           Church Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
           Summer Teacher Book Club, 4 – 5 PM
Wed. Jan. 28 Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
           Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
           Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
           Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
           Time With Me Club/FLC, 6:30 PM
Thur. Jan. 29 FLS Chapel, Mrs. Scheele, 8:10 AM
Sun. Feb. 1 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
           Men’s Club Pancake Breakfast, 9 AM – 3 PM
           Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
           Worship, 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
Our free gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life cost Jesus His life. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Because of His great love for us, He willingly suffered and died on our behalf. Christ made us righteous in the sight of God. When we give faithfully, we express our thanks and gratitude for our new lives in Jesus. We give to worship and glorify Him. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
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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