June 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter


June 2016 Calendar

May 2016 Calendar




  • Late May to late August
  • Morning Hours 7 am to noon
  • Duties include: Cleaning, painting, minor repairs, floor care for church and school

Applications may be picked at the Church Office M-F, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 925 13th St. E., Glencoe, 320-864-5522, or download and drop off.

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

The Day of Pentecost
May 22, 2016

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 8 AM: 507, 953, 506, 876
        10:30 AM: 507, 953, (dist. 940, 802, 506, 876), 805
SERMON: “God’s Delight” Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Paul Otte
DEACONS: 8:00 AM: Dave Uecker, Fritz Schulz
                  10:30 AM: Don Hepner, Brian Witte, Robert Schuft
ACOLYTES: 8:00 AM: Austin Exsted, Shane Brelje
                  10:30 AM: Breann Goff, Bethany Hagen
            Old Testament – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
            Epistle Lesson – Acts 2:14a, 22-36 (8 AM only)
            Gospel Lesson – John 8:48-59
10:30 AM: Sunday School Singers Finale
“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.
TUITION AID APPLICATION for K-8 is available in the School Office along with a separate Preschool Financial Aid application form. Anyone and everyone is eligible for this aid which is based on Adjusted Gross Income. Turn in the first page of your tax form 1040 & Tuition Aid Application to the School Office. Deadline is July 1.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGERS sing today at 10:30 AM for their Sunday School Finale.
--NOTE: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL and will resume on Education Sunday September 11.
May 22 – Evangelism (9 – 9:15 & 10 -10:15 there will be cake & refreshments to honor ALL graduates & their families.)
May 29 – Memorial Day – AVAILABLE
June 5 – Youth Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
THE QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING is Mon. May 23 at 7 PM. All church members age 18 and older are encouraged to attend. Business will include: The release of funds from the Stoeckmann and Schleeter Funds, etc., approval of 2016-2017 budget, and reports from all boards and committees. Agenda packets can be picked up from the entrance stands. Most items are contingent upon Church Council approval on May 19.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR: Known to be hospitalized: Lorna Shanahan
--Dave & Joyce Aul, for their 40th wedding anniversary May 22.
--Gene Falling, Renae Jensen, Mary Husberg, Dave Randt, Derrick Drier, Marlys Barfknecht, Henry Becker, Kathy Becker.
--For Armed Services Sunday…We are reminded once again of the sacrifice that many have made in the service for our country in order that we may live in freedom. FOR THOSE WHO have family members currently serving, have served, or those who want to financially support the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, pick up the brochure on each of the entrance stands.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Welch, in the Fellowship Center today from 9:15–10:15. The topic is Jesus Blesses the Little Children – Mark 10:13-16.
Sun. June 5:  We will begin a ten-part video series titled “From Confusion to Clarity: Big Questions, Biblical Answers” that tackles the tough questions that surround us all. The first topic that we will look at is “Why Study the Bible?”  
WHAT IS THE Lutheran Church Missouri Synod? What issues does our synod face today? How can we improve our synod to be closer to God's Word? Men, join us at The Men’s Network on Tues. night, May 24, from 7-8 pm as we read and learn from God’s Word answers to these questions.
LOOKING for volunteers for the 2016 Nominating Committee. Call President, Kermit Terlinden for details, 864-3738.
HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE Baccalaureate is TODAY at the 10:30 AM service. Students meet in the Fellowship Center at 10 AM to complete a short postcard with upcoming plans. Wear gown and honor cords; NO CAPS. Students will process in together.
WARM COAT COLLECTION: Common Cup Ministries is collecting good condition and clean winter coats (used or new), thru MON. MAY 23. Especially needed are children & youth sizes. A collection box is available in the south entrance.
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP starts Wed. June 1 – Wed. Aug. 31 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
A FIRST LUTHERAN MILESTONE: During the 8 AM worship service on Sun. June 5 our new communion ware will receive a blessing and the Lord’s Supper will be served.
ATTENTION VBS CAMPERS! Children finishing 3 year old preschool thru 4th grade, get ready for a fun filled week at the Barnyard Round up VBS! Camp begins on Sun. July 31 – Thurs. Aug. 4.
--Parents sign your children up by using the form in the June newsletter and bring it to the Church Office or visit the church website, There are also registration forms at the entrance stands.
--Dean Scheele: ½ Day Fri. May 20 thru afternoon Mon. May 23
--Sue Stradtmann: Mon. May 23 thru Mon. May 30
--Tori Kidd: Wed. Jun. 22 – Sun. Jun. 26
--Deb Ramirez: Thurs. Jun. 23 – Tues. Jun. 28
--Pastor Welch & Tori Kidd at National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA with youth Thurs. Jul. 14 – Thurs. Jul. 21
--Pastor Mathison: Thurs. Jul. 21 – Fri. Aug. 12
THIS REPORT IS Revised to Show General Fund ONLY to Date
FISCAL YR TO DATE: Jul 1, 2015–May 20, 2016 (46 of 52 wks)
General Fund (only) Receipts To Date:                 $976,106.09
General Fund (only) Expenses To Date:            $1,049,146.89
Abundance or (Shortfall) To Date:                         ($73,040.80)
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts To Date: Jul. 1, 2015–May 20, 2016
     Total Receipts To Date:        $41,537.85
SCHOOL HEATING FUND (Posted) BALANCE** to Date:  5,900.75    **Receipts less Expenses - Reconciled
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  May 8 to May 21, 2016
                      In Worship       Communed        Visitors       Classes
Sunday               438                   160                       2                82
Wednesday          63                     48                     15
NYG AT COBORN’S BRAT STAND on Thurs. June 2 from 11 AM – 6 PM and Sat. June 4 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Please stop in and support our youth that are heading to New Orleans in July.
THANK YOU to all who donated snacks, games and supplies to the Flames of Faith after school program. Your gifts were very much appreciated.  Blessings to you.  Nancy Ahlers, Director.
JOIN FRANKLIN GRAHAM along with other Christians for a prayer rally Thurs. Jun. 16 at 12 Noon at the Minnesota Capital Lower Mall. A bus will be leaving Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe at 9 AM and return in the afternoon. Bring a bag lunch. Sign up at Good Shepherd no later than Mon. Jun 6. Cost is $10. Any questions, call Virginia Pavelek 864-3923 or Good Shepherd 864-6157.
MEMBERS WITH UNKNOWN ADDRESSES: Still looking for contact information for the members with unknown addresses to  update congregation database. The names of those who do not have addresses by the July Board of Deacons Meeting, will be reviewed and instructions given; because, we have been unable to contact them. Please help by checking if you have family members or friends in the booklet and update their address, or have them contact the Office at 320-86-5522.
ANGEL SEEDS:  the months of April, May & June have been designated to “Families Moving Forward”. It is the emergency shelter program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative that opens their doors nightly to provide shelter and nutritious meals & welcome hospitality to families during difficult times in their lives.
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sunday’s 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesday’s 6:30 PM
Wed. June 1, 7:00 PM                     Fridays 5:30 PM
LWML SALAD SUPPER is Mon. Jun. 6 at 6:30 PM. All women of the congregation are invited. Mr. Luke Dahl, a teacher at FLS and one of our organists, will be telling the ladies about organs and also playing some songs for us.
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
NYG GARAGE SALE will be in the Church Fellowship Center Wed. Jun. 8, Noon – 6 PM, Thurs. Jun. 9, 9 AM – 5 PM and Fri. Jun. 10, 9 AM – 5 PM.
--DONATION items for the sale will be accepted on Tues. Jun. 7, noon – 5 PM. Thank you for supporting our youth.
MEN’S CLUB PICNIC will be held Tues. Jun. 14 at Oscar Olson Park. Fellowship is at 6:00 PM with meal time at 6:30 PM. Men’s Club will provide the meat and beverages. All pancake breakfast volunteers and the wives of past members are urged to attend. Please bring a dish to pass and eating utensils.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will meet on Wed. May 25, at 7:00 PM at Lesa Hueser’s home for discussion of the book “Dark Liaisons”, book one in the “COIL Series” by D.I. Telbat. All women are encouraged to join.
LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins – There are 20 tickets left that are reserved for Tue, July 26, 7 pm game against Atlanta. Seats are in Skyline Deck at $28 ea. and bus about $12. Call Cindy at 238-2148 to reserve your spot.
CHRISTIAN LIFE DAY, Fri. Jun. 24 during the 26th biennial convention at the Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom, Mankato. This day will include 4 sessions concerning our use of God’s Holy Word. Visit to learn more and to register.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. May 22 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Evangelism, 9 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Baccalaureate, Sunday School Finale, Comn., 10:30 AM
            ALL Gr. 9-12 Youth Fun Night, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Mon. May 23 Voters’ Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tues. May 24 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Office Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Men’s Network, 7:00 PM
Wed. May 25 First Edition Book Club/Lesa Hueser’s, 7:00 PM
Sun. May 29 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
From the Service of the Sacrament: "Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored." Three times the angels in Isaiah 6 cry out: “Holy, Holy, Holy!” which is an indication of the threeness in the one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name we are baptized into. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are now called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family: we are to be godly, to live in God’s image. As God is loving, and kind, and generous – so are we called to be.
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.