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SUNDAY NOTES 5-24-2015

5/22/2015

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                        E-MAILdscheele@firstglencoe.org

        WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org        COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511

            E-MAIL:   office@firstglencoe.org        PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148

                      

Pentecost

May 24, 2015

 

 

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203

 

HYMNS:  497, 503, 650, (dist. 496, 700, 500), 965

                  10:30 AM: 477, 492, 830, 821

 

SERMON: “Happy Pentecost”    John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

                   Pastor Dan Welch

                                   

ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger 

 

DEACONS: 8 AM: Todd Trippel, Shelby Roe

                   10:30 AM: Brian Witte, James Mathews, Dave Schauer

 

ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Jacob Harpel, Derek Trippel

              10:30 AM: Joellen Dammann, Courtney Richer

 

SCRIPTURES:

            Old Testament – Ezekiel 37:1-14

            Epistle – Acts 2:1-21

               Gospel Lesson – John 15:26-27;16:4b-15

 

“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.

 

PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:

May 24 – Men’s Club – Memorial Weekend

May 31 – Still Available

June 7 – Evangelism Board & Assimilation Committee

June 14 – LWML – Martha Circle

There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.

 

OUT OF OFFICE:

**SUE STRADTMANN: Now thru Sun. May 31.

 

CONGREGATION MEMBERS ARE NEEDED to be on the 2015 Nominating Committee. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Congregation President, Kermit Terlinden at 864-3738.

 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY Meeting: Tues. May 26, at 7 PM. Among items of business will be the proposed 2015-16 budgets for approval. All communicant members age 18 & older are encouraged to attend.

--Agendas, as well as proposed 2015-16 budgets, are available for pick up on the entrance stands.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Sun, May 31, The Day School Board is sponsoring “A Free-Will Offering Congregation/School Families Potluck” & Bake Sale in the Fellowship Center after the 10:30 AM service with all offerings going to the Husberg family. Card boxes will be on entrance stands that day.

--Potluck and bake sale items can be dropped off in the kitchen that morning.

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP starts June 3 thru Aug. 26 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none

--For Mary Husberg, Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann

--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 Katie Nord & Matt Erickson, flowers are placed in celebration of their wedding on Fri. May 29.

--For Rachelle Brinkmann & Craig DeBlieck, who will be married here Sat. May 30.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE IN THE LORD

Flowers are placed in memory of the following dearly departed:

--For the families of Betty Cohrs, Waldemar “Wally” Sylwester and Mildred Lindemann.

 

FOR THOSE WHO have family members currently serving or those who want to financially support the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, pick up a brochure on each of the entrance stands to mail in your donations.

 

JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: Paul sails for Rome – Acts 27. As Christ was with Paul and His companions in a perilous sea voyage, so He is with us, holding us up, keeping us with Him in the ship of the Church, and casting all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Sun. May 31: The topic is: John’s Vision of Heaven – Rev. 21-22. Those who believe that salvation has been accomplished by the all-availing sacrifice of Jesus on the cross will bear the sign of Christ, written on their forehead in Holy Baptism, and they will have access to the tree of life.

 

THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. May 26 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

 

HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE Baccalaureate is Sun. May 31 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), now through May 31. Especially needed are children and youth sizes. There is a collection box in the south entrance of the church.

 

PART-TIME SUMMER CUSTODIAN: June-Aug, Approx. 20/25 hrs/week. Must be 16 to apply. Excellent opportunity for high school or college student. Will do cleaning, minor repairs, floor care for church & school, etc. Call Debi or Louie 864-5522. Pick up applications M-F 8 AM – 3:30 PM in the office.

 

A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………

FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  May 17 – May 23

General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts                      $12,392.80

This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15                       17,177.00

This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)                   ($  4,784.20)

 

2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  May 17 – May 23

Receipts = $ 674,579.67 Budgetary Need = $ 790,168.00

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:  May 17 – May 23

               In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes

Sun              413                        200                     17                    75

Wed.            103                          60

 

LET’S PLAY BALL! Interested people of All ages (Youth – Adults) are needed to represent “First” and play in a friendly softball “tournament” in Plato against other church teams Sat. June 20th. Sign-up by May 31 at one of the Welcome Center stands at the West and South entrances OR SHOW UP FOR THE PICNIC AND FELLOWSHIP, the main emphasis of this get-together! Thank you- Pastor Welch and the Youth Board.

 

LWML LADIES SALAD SUPPER Mon. June 1, at 6:30 PM. All ladies and girls of the congregation are welcome. The program is a representative of the McLeod County Historical Society. The Exec. Team will meet at 6:00 PM

 

COME and WELCOME OUR newest members on June 7, at the 8 AM service. Greet adult Confirmands and members who have transferred in during Fellowship Time.

 

COINS FOR CHRIST will be collected in the containers on all three entrance stands thru June 7. MN South District has asked congregations to participate in a “Coins for Christ” offering. You can drop your loose change (no checks or paper money are accepted) into the containers to be collected and presented at the District Convention in June.

 

MEN’S CLUB PICNIC: will be Tues. June 9 at Oscar Olson Park starting at 6 PM with Fellowship and then 6:30 PM meal. All pancake volunteers and their families and wives of past members are urged to attend. Please bring a dish to pass along with eating utensils.

 

PONATH SCHOLARSHIP FUND for tuition scholarships for First Ev. Lutheran School students were mailed to all parents who will have students in K-Grade 8 next year. If you have a child enrolled and did not receive an application, stop in the Church Office to pick one up. App. deadline is Mon, June 15.

 

THE FLS KINDERGARTEN CLASS would like to say thank you to those who donated the stuffed animals. We have all of the ones that we needed. Thanks again!

 

WEEKLY SERVICES                        CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10

Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM

Fridays 5:30 PM

 

ANGEL SEEDS: April – June will go to “Faith Comes By Hearing: Military Outreach”. For more information, visit their website faithcomesbyhearing.com or call 1-800-545-6552.

 

PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.

GLENCOE DAYS PARADE is Sat. June 27 at 3:00 PM and volunteers are needed to ride on “First’s” float and to walk and hand out candy. Contact the Church Office to sign up.

--Candy donations (tootsie rolls, lifesavers, suckers etc.) are also needed for the parade and can be dropped off in the Church Office.

 

COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive starts Tues. June 16 – Mon. Aug. 17. They will be collecting supplies for the 2015-16 school year. A school supply list and applications are located on a table in the south main entrance of church.

 

VBS VOLUNTEERS are needed to help at Camp Discovery, which will be held Sun. July 12 – 16. If interested, contact Jodi Michaelis at 864-5070.

 

LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins Tickets are reserved for the Tues, July 28, 7 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. We have great seats in the Skyline Deck (Section S, Rows 4-8). The cost of ticket with bus transportation from Glencoe is $40. If you would like to attend, contact Cindy at 238-2148 or cindye@hutchtel.net.

 

This Week at First Lutheran

Sun. May 24 Worship, 8:00 AM

            Fellowship Time – Men’s Club, 9 AM

            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM

            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM

            Worship at Grand Meadows, 1:30 PM

 

Mon. May 25 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

                                                     

Tues. May 26 Bible Study, 9:30 AM

            Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11:00 AM

            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM

            Voters’ Assembly Meeting, 7:00 PM

                             

Thur. May 28 Technology Committee, 6:30 PM

            Private Rental, 7:00 PM

 

Sat. May 30  Brinkmann/DeBlieck wedding, 3:30 PM

 

Sun. May 31 Worship, 8:00 AM

            Fellowship Time – Still Available, 9 AM

            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM

            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM

            Worship, Baccalaureate, Comn., 10:30 AM

 

Stewardship Message

Acts 2:1  “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost was the Old Testament harvest festival: a time of thanksgiving, bounty, and the giving of gifts. How appropriate that in the New Testament it takes on the meaning of harvest the ripe fields of the nations, bringing in the elect of every tribe and tongue to sing the Lord’s praise. Every farmer knows that it is God who gives the increase, that harvest calls for thanksgiving.

 

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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Sunday Notes 5-17-2015

5/18/2015

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                        E-MAILdscheele@firstglencoe.org
            WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org        COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511            
            E-MAIL:   office@firstglencoe.org        PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
                      

The Ascension Of Our Lord - Observed

May 17, 2015

 
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
 
HYMNS: 8 AM: 477, 492, (dist. 493, 495, 491), 805
                  10:30 AM: 477, 492, 830, 821
 
SERMON: “Book II: The Story Continues” Acts 1:1-11
                    Pastor Dan Welch         
                     
ORGANIST: Mr. Luke Dahl 
 
DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Scott Litzau, Joe Streufert
                   10:30 AM: Joe Streufert, Kevin Dummer
 
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Mikayla Beneke, Hannah Boesche
              10:30 AM: Ethan Bernstein, Max Edwards
 
SCRIPTURES:
            First Lesson – Acts 1:1-11
            Epistle – Ephesians 1:15-23
            Gospel Lesson – Luke 24:44-53
 
SPECIAL MUSIC: 8 AM: Sunday School Finale
            10:30 AM: “How Beautiful” Senior Choir
 
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
 
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL FINALE is TODAY at the 8:00 AM service. This will be the final time the entire Sunday School group will sing this year. The congregation will be invited to join in on the refrain. The words are on the screens.
 
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
May 17 – Youth Board
May 24 – Still Available – Memorial Weekend
May 31 – Still Available
June 7 – Altar Guild
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
 
OUT OF OFFICE:
**SUE STRADTMANN: Fri. May 22 – Sun. May 31.
--Note – all articles for the bulletin notes MUST be emailed to the office by Thurs. May 14. No exceptions, please!
 
LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTION: 1 year magazine subscription is $19.26 per year. Drop off payment in the Church Office or in your offering envelope (separate check please) and note Lutheran Witness on the outside by May 18.
 
SAVE THE DATE: Sun, May 31, The Day School Board is sponsoring “A Free-Will Offering Congregation/School Families Potluck” & Bake Sale in the Fellowship Center after the 10:30 AM service with all offerings going to the Husberg family. There will be card boxes available on entrance stands that day.
--Potluck and bake sale items can be dropped off in the kitchen that morning.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none
--For Mary Husberg, Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann, Ronny Schuft
--The flowers in the chancel area are in honor of Dorothy Herbst’s 95th birthday and placed by her family.
--For Lorna Shanahan in honor of her 96th birthday on May 23.
 
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE IN THE LORD
--For the family of Betty Cohrs, whose funeral is here on Mon. May 18. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
--For the family of Waldemar “Wally” Sylwester, who passed away. Funeral arrangements are pending.
 
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: Paul and Silas in Prison – Acts 16:16-40.
Sun. May 24: The topic is: Paul sails for Rome – Acts 27. As Christ was with Paul and His companions in a perilous sea voyage, so He is with us, holding us up, keeping us with Him in the ship of the Church, and casting all our sins into the depths of the sea.
 
FLS 8TH GRADE GRADUATION will be Wed. May 20 at 7:00 PM during the worship service with communion.
--HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE Baccalaureate will be Sun. May 31 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.
 
JOIN US FOR Men's Mon. Night Bible Study, May 18 at 7 pm for two video sessions led by Pastor Ken Klaus from the Men's Network dvd The Baloney Shop. We conclude our Monday night Bible Study for this school year with a review of the past year's topics. Thanks Men for being a part of this group!
 
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY Meeting: Tues. May 26, at 7 PM. Among items of business will be the proposed 2015-16 budgets for approval. All communicant members age 18 & older are encouraged to attend.
--Agendas, as well as proposed 2015-16 budgets, are available for pick up on the entrance stands.
 
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP starts June 3 thru Aug. 26 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion.
 
PART-TIME SUMMER CUSTODIAN: June-Aug, Approx. 20/25 hrs/week. Must be 16 to apply. Excellent opportunity for high school or college student. Will do cleaning, minor repairs, floor care for church & school, etc. Call Debi or Louie 864-5522. Pick up applications M-F 8 AM – 3:30 PM in the office.
 
BEANIE BABY DONATIONS: The FLS Kindergarten class is looking for a donation of the following stuffed plush: (1) eagle, It may be dropped off at the Church Office or in the work room for Mrs. Donnay.
 
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  May 10 – May 16
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts          $13,237.23
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15          17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)                ($3,939.77)
 
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  May 10 – May 16
Receipts = $ 662,186.87 Budgetary Need = $ 772,991.00
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:  May 10 – May 16
               In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes
Sun               428                       137                     14                    68
 
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. May 26 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
 
WARM COAT COLLECTION: Common Cup Ministries is collecting good condition and clean winter coats (used or new), now through May 31. Especially needed are children and youth sizes. There is a collection box in the south entrance of the church.
 
LWML LADIES SALAD SUPPER Mon. June 1, at 6:00 PM. All ladies and girls of the congregation are welcome. The program is a representative of the McLeod County Historical Society.
 
COINS FOR CHRIST will be collected in the containers on all three entrance stands thru June 7. MN South District has asked congregations to participate in a “Coins for Christ” offering. You can drop your loose change (no checks or paper money are accepted) into the containers to be collected and presented at the District Convention in June.
 
COME and WELCOME OUR newest members on June 7, at the 8 AM service. Greet adult Confirmands and members who have transferred in during Fellowship Time.
 
MEN’S CLUB PICNIC: will be Tues. June 9 at Oscar Olson Park starting at 6 PM with Fellowship and then 6:30 PM meal. All pancake volunteers and their families and wives of past members are urged to attend. Please bring a dish to pass along with eating utensils.
 
PONATH SCHOLARSHIP FUND for tuition scholarships for First Ev. Lutheran School students were mailed to all parents who will have students in K-Grade 8 next year. If you have a child enrolled and did not receive an application, stop in the Church Office to pick one up. App. deadline is Mon, June 15.
--FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION for K-8 is available in the school office along with a separate Preschool Financial Aid application form.
 
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
 
ANGEL SEEDS: April – June will go to “Faith Comes By Hearing: Military Outreach”. For more information, visit their website faithcomesbyhearing.com or call 1-800-545-6552.
 
PLEASE PRAY for our Partners in Mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson, in the Dominican Republic.
 
TIME WITH ME CLUB for parent(s)/guardian and children ages 2 to 4 years old will be Tues. May 19 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Center. Guests are welcome to bring a friend.
 
LAST CALL FOR FOOD CLUB LABELS: Time to turn in all the labels for learning receipts. Please turn them in to the school or church by May 22.
 
VBS VOLUNTEERS are needed to help at Camp Discovery, which will be held Sun. July 12 – 16. If interested, contact Jodi Michaelis at 864-5070.
 
LUTHERAN NIGHT at the MN Twins Tickets are reserved for the Tues, July 28, 7 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. We have great seats in the Skyline Deck (Section S, Rows 4-8). The cost of ticket with bus transportation from Glencoe is $40. If you would like to attend, contact Cindy at 238-2148 or cindye@hutchtel.net.
 
LET’S PLAY BALL! Interested people of All ages (Youth – Adults) are needed to represent “First” and play in a friendly softball “tournament” in Plato against other church teams Sat. June 20th. Sign-up by May 31 at one of the Welcome Center stands at the West and South entrances OR SHOW UP FOR THE PICNIC AND FELLOWSHIP, the main emphasis of this get-together! Thank you- Pastor Welch and the Youth Board.
 
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. May 17 Worship, Sun. School Finale, Comn., 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Youth Board, 9 AM
            Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, 10:30 AM
 
Mon. May 18 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM
            Adult Confirmation Class, 6:15 PM
            Early Childhood Committee, 6:30 PM
            Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
                                                     
Tues. May 19 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Time With Me Club/FLC, 7:00 PM
            Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM
            Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM
                 
Wed. May 20  Worship, FLS Gr. 8 Graduation, Comn., 7 PM
                 
Fri. May 22  FLS Closing Chapel, 12:45 PM
 
Sun. May 24 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Men’s Club, 9 AM
            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Worship at Grand Meadows, 1:30 PM
 
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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