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
WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost
November 16, 2014
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 902, 508, 783, (dist. 534, 627, 668), 660
SERMON: “Sharing In Our Master’s Joy” Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Luke Dahl
DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Scott Litzau, Shelby Roe
10:30 AM: Brian Witte, Dave Schauer
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Abigail Maunu, Morgan Dahlke
10:30 AM: Elizabeth Brelje, Destiney Exsted
First Lesson – Zephaniah 1:7-16
Epistle – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Gospel Lesson – Matthew 25:14-30
10:30 AM: “Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled” 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:
Nov. 16 – NYG Youth – Morgan, Ariel, Elizabeth, Blake,
Nov. 23 – Endowment Committee Morgan
Nov. 30 – Youth Board
Dec. 7 – Day School Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
Wed. Nov. 26 at 7:00 PM with communion
Thurs. Nov. 28 at 9:00 AM with communion
STACY SCHUCH our lunchroom director for the past 11 years is moving on to another position. As a result, First Lutheran School is looking for someone to fill our head cook position. Interested persons should contact Mr. Scheele in the school office at 320-864-3317 or at home 864-3449. We thank Stacy for her dedicated work and pray that she will be blessed in her new position.
ALL NEWSLETTER ARTICLES are due by Mon. Nov. 17
because of the holidays. No exceptions.
ATTENTION THRIVENT MEMBERS – Attention Thrivent Members – Voting for Chapter Officers will be held TODAY in the Main Entrance Area. FLC will receive $1 for each vote collected – please cast your ballot!
--Need more info or ideas on how a Thrivent Action Team can benefit your fundraiser or service activity? Pick up info on any of the entrance stands!
“THERE ARE NOT THREE GODS” is the topic for the Men’s Bible Study
on Mon. Nov. 10, at 7:00 PM.
: Known to be hospitalized: Don Wolff, Jason Frauendienst
--For Jeanne Friske
--For the family of Gladys Ortloff, whose funeral was here Thursday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.
--For Kevin & Angela (Ahlbrecht), in celebration of their wedding here yesterday.
--For Jakob & Melissa (Tyler) Scheele, who were married last Saturday.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM
. The topic is: Isaac and Rebekah – Genesis 24 – God worked His plan of salvation through the lives of Isaac and Rebekah. God’s plan for our salvation is fulfilled through Jesus, their descendant.
--Next week’s topic
: Jacob and Esau – Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-40. God worked through Jacob and Esau, despite their sin, to advance His plan of salvation. In spite of our sinful actions, God accomplishes His will and plan for our lives.
NEW MONTHLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY with Pastor Welch Sun. Dec. 14 from 6:00 – 6:45 PM. Join us as we examine the book “Broken: 7 ‘Christian’ Rules That Every Christian Ought To Break as Often as Possible” by Jonathan Fisk. Free snacks are available at 5:30 PM.
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 (see November Newsletter for more information) The application deadline is February 28, 2015.
CHURCH COUNCIL: Your agenda packet has been emailed out. No email? Pick your copy up in the work room.
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the week of: Nov. 9 – Nov. 15
EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE SEEKING DIRECTOR(S) FOR BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM!
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $ 12,718.92
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2014-15 $ 17,177.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall) ($ 4,458.08)
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for: Nov. 9– Nov. 15
Receipts = $243,078.92 Budgetary Need = $343,540.00
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: Nov 9– Nov. 15
In Worship Communed Visitors Classes
Sunday 416 151 16 114
Approved at the last Church Council meeting: we are looking to hire a director(s) for the Before and After School Care Program. This can be one or two people acting as directors. This is a paid position, prayerfully beginning January 2015. TIMES? Morning:
tentatively 6:00 AM to 7:50 AM. Afternoon:
3:00 PM to tentatively 6:00 PM. DAYS?
Scheduled school days for 2014 – 2015 school year. (We hope to continue the program for the summer, as opportunity and circumstances dictate.) MEALS:
Breakfast served from 6:30 - 7:30 AM. Snacks provided at 3:30 PM. ACTIVITIES PROVIDED?
Morning and Afternoon Devotions, Homework Assistance, Breakfast/Snack as appropriate, Activities, Christian Nurturing. WAGES:
$9/hour with possible pay raises. If interested or for questions, please contact Laurie Halligan or Amy Welch. Please keep this program in your prayers!
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Nov. 25 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM
THE LIVE NATIVITY IS BACK FOR 2014! WHEN: Sat, Dec. 20, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Oak Leaf Park. Volunteers are needed to dress up as Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and more! There will be two, 1-hour shifts. If interested, contact Lynn Exsted (320-510-2020). In conjunction with the Nativity will be a Food Shelf collection (free will donation of ‘cans or cash’).
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: NYG Youth reserved Fri. Nov. 28 from 9 AM – 3 PM to work at the processing warehouse. Anyone interested in going, contact Cindy Litzau at 864-5025 or email@example.com
. Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the Church Office with $7 per box to cover shipping. Make checks to Samaritan’s Purse or visit samaritanspurse.org.
TIME WITH ME CLUB for (2-4 year olds) will meet Wed. Nov. 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the gym at First Lutheran School. Bring a water bottle.
COMING TOGETHER IN SONG VIII: Music provided by the choirs of Common Cup Ministry Churches, Sun. Nov. 23 at 3:00 PM, Hutchinson High School Auditorium. A free will offering will be taken.
CEMETERY LAWN CARE: open bidding 2015. The Cemetery Board will be accepting bids for lawn mowing and weed spraying at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery for the calendar year 2015. Sealed bids are being accepted until Fri. Dec. 19 and can be submitted to the Church Office. Contact Don Wolff 864-5013 with questions.
ATTENTION CRAFTERS! The annual Bake & Craft Sale will be held on Sat. Dec. 6. Donations are needed from the congregation. Please consider putting your needlework, painting, sewing, woodwork, jewelry making, etc. talents to work. Any and all items will be appreciated.
COBORNS TURKEY CARDS: when you shop, get the stamps – even if it’s only 1 or 2 at a time. Common Cup Ministry, will collect your cards or receipts from the box in the south main entrance thru December 4.
PLEASE PRAY for our partners in mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
FREE SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY
PLANNING workshop hosted by Thrivent on Tues. Nov. 25 in the Church Fellowship Center at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Call Michele at 952-240-3510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place for yourself and a guest.
THE FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will meet for their Christmas potluck supper and then discuss Karen Kingsbury’s book The Bridge on Tues, Dec. 9 at 6:30 pm. (The Donnay’s home 1604 Birch).
ANGEL SEEDS: October – December will be for “Orphan Grain Train”
WEEKLY SERVICES CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM Wednesdays 6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Nov. 16 Worship Comn., 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time: NYG Youth, 9 AM
Special Deacons Meeting, 9:15 AM
Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
Worship, 10:30 AM
Youth Vikings Game/FLS Gym, 12:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 17 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
Tues. Nov. 18 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 19 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/FLS, 6:30 PM
Thurs. Nov. 20 Church Council, 7:00 PM
Sun. Nov. 23 Worship, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time: Endowment Comm., 9 AM
Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
By God’s grace, we acknowledge that God is the Creator Who continues to sustain His creation by the power of His word. This creative work was expended on our behalf and placed under our rule. God gave to man the task of being a steward of His creation (Genesis 1:26). From the beginning of time, God has provided for all our needs, physical and spiritual, and we are reminded by Jesus’ words that we are to share our gifts with others: “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8 NIV).
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.