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
All Saints’ Day Observed
November 2, 2014
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 1 Page 151
HYMNS: 677 v. 1-4, 676, (dist. 673, 563, 793), 677 v. 5-8
SERMON: “Because He Lives” 1 John 3:1-3 Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mrs. Yvonne Schuette
DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Scott Litzau, Joe Streufert
10:30 AM: Brian Becker, Kevin Dummer
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Ty Christensen, Dusty Wendinger
10:30 AM: Peyton Proehl, Jacob Schuetz
First Lesson – Revelation 7:9-17
Epistle – 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel Lesson – Matthew 5:1-12
8 AM: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Senior Choir
10:30 AM: “Dear God” Lambs of the Lord
“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. 2 – All Saint’s Sunday – Senior Choir
Nov. 9 – New Member Meet & Greet – Assimilation Comm.
Nov. 16 – NYG Youth – Morgan B, Ariel B, Elizabeth B,
Blake D, Morgan D
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME REMINDER
to turn your clocks one hour back before you go to bed on Sat. night.
BOARD MEMBERS: Your agendas have been emailed out. No Email? Pick up a copy from work room counter.
Out of office:
Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 6 & 7: Pastor Welch
Fri. Nov. 7: Sue Stradtmann
AT MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT Bible Study we learn that God disciplines us because He loves us and accepts us as His sons. Join us at 7 pm for The Challenge of Islam, Defending the Christian Faith, Lesson 3.
PIES AND CRISP from Carlson’s Apple Orchard is now available for purchase from our NYG Youth thru Nov. 7 with a delivery date of Nov. 17. There are 40 oz. Apple Pies (Crumb or Crust Top), 36 oz. Apple Crisp, or 32 oz. Pumpkin Pie. The pies are made fresh and then frozen for delivery. Contact a NYG Youth for purchase or Cindy Litzau at 864-5025.
: Known to be hospitalized: Sandy Skolberg-Aaberg
**BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE IN THE LORD**
--For the family of Vera Picha, whose funeral was here on Thurs. Flowers are placed in her memory.
--For the family of Betty Smith, whose funeral was here on Sat. Flowers are placed in her memory.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM
. The topic is: Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven – Genesis 18:1-15. God came to Abraham with the promise of a son. Abraham’s descendant, our Lord Jesus, comes to us in Word and Sacraments, telling us that in Him all things are possible.
--Next week’s topic
: Abraham and Isaac Genesis 21:1-7; 22:1-19 – As God Provided a sacrifice for Abraham and Isaac, so He provides the perfect sacrifice for our sin, His Son, Jesus, the Lamb of God.
CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, TODAY
. A day to celebrate all the faithful who are now part of the church in heaven. At First Lutheran, we remember the loved ones within our families who have died during the past 12 months. Their names will be read during both church services.
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART again provided the students of our school 8 pieces of art under the theme: “Culture Reflections of Art.” Presenters were: Lori Ehrke, Cindy Litzau, and Linda Becker. Stop in the Fellowship Center TODAY
to see the projects and more information about the program.
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the week of: Oct. 26– Nov. 1
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $ 7,677.85
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2014-15 $ 17,177.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall) ($ 9,499.15)
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1
Receipts = $212,496.37 Budgetary Need = $309,186.00
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: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1
In Worship Communed Visitors Classes
Sunday 422 138 17 106
THANK YOU: to all the workers who cleaned the church kitchen on Fri. It was very much appreciated!
EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE SEEKING DIRECTOR(S) FOR BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM!
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!
NEW MEMBER MEET & GREET – Meet our newest members on November 9 at 10 AM in the Fellowship Center. There will not
be a potluck as mentioned in the Oct. 26 bulletin, but refreshments will be provided by the Assimilation Committee & Board of Evangelism.
LWML will meet Mon, Nov 3, at 7 PM for Bible Study and Christian fellowship. Rosie Karg will lead an opening devotion. Pastor Mathison will do a Bible Study titled “Forgiveness”. "Mite" offerings will be gathered. Members are welcome to bring items or donations for the local food shelf. Volunteers and guests are welcome to join us. Executive board will meet at 6:30 PM.
ALL ALTAR GUILD MEMBERS are encouraged to attend the next meeting on Mon, Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM. We will be signing up for the 2015 monthly work schedule. Guests and prospective members are always welcome to attend.
THE FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will meet at First Lutheran’s sitting area on Tues, Nov. 11 at 7 PM to discuss Francine Rivers’ book Bridge to Haven
THE MARY MARTHA ALTAR GUILD is collecting items for the food shelf in Glencoe. There are baskets at the main entrances of church. The items collected will be used for our Thanksgiving display, after which all items and money collected will be taken to the local food shelf.
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 (they add up quickly.) On behalf of Common Cup Ministry, collect your cards or receipts (do not tear the points off if they weren’t stamped or they won’t be accepted), & bring them to the church’s main entrance & put them in the box.
FLS FLAMES BOOSTER CLUB would like to THANK everyone who helped, donated, and participated in this year's 1st Annual Fall Festival. A special THANK YOU to Bob & Gina Schuft Family and Cole Polzin for providing the hay ride. As a result, over $1,000 was raised.
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. 2 All Saints Sunday
Daylight Savings Time, 2:00 AM
Worship, Comn, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
Worship, 10:30 AM
Mon. Nov. 3 LWML, 7:00 PM
Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
Tue. Nov. 4 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Board of Stewardship, 6:30 PM
Day School Board, 7:00 PM
Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM
Youth Board, 7:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 5 Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
Public School Confirmation 3:30 PM
Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
Thurs. Nov. 6 Board of Christian Ed., 7:00 PM
Board of Deacons, 7:00 PM
Board of Evangelism, 7:00 PM
Board of Trustees, 7:00 PM
Fri. Nov. 7 No School
Sun. Nov. 9 Worship, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time: Assimilation Comm, 9 AM
School Classes, 9:15 AM
New Member Meet & Greet, 10:00 AM
Worship, New Member Recognition, Comn., 10:30 AM
Youth Gr. 9-12 Snacks, 5:30 PM
Youth Bible Study, 6:00 PM
NYG Meeting, 7:00 PM
God is God of our leisure and God of our work. He is God of all, including our money, and money is such a big part of our lives. Many of us find it difficult to manage according to God’s purposes, so I’m sharing a couple of thoughts that may be of help regarding money, especially the giving and spending of it. First of all, Christian giving is a response of gratitude to God. Through our giving, God is honored and worshipped. However, many gifts received by the church are given by people who are not committed followers of Jesus. While the church rejoices in those gifts and makes good use of them, what the church, as God’s people, really desires is that we give our hearts, not just our money, to the Lord and His work.
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.