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Sunday Notes 3-22-2015


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

Fifth Sunday In Lent
March 22, 2015

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS: 900, 421, 894, (dist. 524, 526, 625), 527
SERMON: “Who Is Jesus?” Hebrews 5:7-9 Pastor Dan Welch
SUNDAY ORGANIST: Mrs. Robin Kruse 
WEDNESDAY ORGANIST: Mrs. Yvonne Schuette
DEACONS:            8 AM: Todd Trippel, Lee Terlinden
                   10:30 AM: Dave Schauer, Fritz Schulz, Brian Witte
                WED. 2 PM: Dan Dahlke, Quinn Beneke
                     7 PM: Paul Sievert, Brian Becker
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Payton Karg, Megan Jochum
              10:30 AM: Destiney Exsted, Morgan Dahlke
             WED. 2:00 PM: Deacon’s Help
                        7:00 PM:  Jill Schmidt, Mackenzie Stradtmann
            Old Testament – Jeremiah 31:31-34
            Epistle – Hebrews 5:7-9
               Gospel Lesson – Mark 10:35-45
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
Mar. 22 – LWML – Ruth Circle           
Mar. 29 – Palm Sunday – Senior Choir
Apr. 5 – Easter Breakfast – NYG Youth
Apr. 12 – LWML – Sarah Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
RECEIVED INTO MEMBERSHIP here at First are Waldemar & Geraldine Sylwester transferring from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in. May God bless you as you become a part of our church family!  
EASTER LILY SIGN UP is now thru Sun. Mar. 29. Cost is $9 each. Signups are before and after Sun. and Wed. services. Acknowledgements will be made in the Easter bulletin notes. Lilies can be picked up (please leave the plastic tray) after the last service on Easter Sunday. Contact Cheryl Scheidt at 864-3356 with questions.
LAST DAY to get your PASTRY PUFFINS ordered from our NYG Youth or contact Teresa at 864-3286 or email Delivery is Thurs. Apr. 2. Pick from: Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry-Cream Cheese, Blueberry-Cream Cheese, Apple, Cherry, Caramel & Mozzarella for $12 each.
Out of Office - Staff Vacations:
Louie – Mar. 30 thru Apr. 6
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none
--For Sheila Rand, Paisley Lindemann
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topic is: The Widow’s Mite – Mark 12:41-44. The widow gave all she had to God, trusting Him to provide and care for her; her actions point us to Jesus, who gave His all for us, even though we fail to trust in God for all things.    
Sun. Mar. 29: The topic is: Peter Denies Jesus – Mark 14:26-72. Though we, like Peter, deny Jesus and His gifts, Jesus cannot deny us because we are part of Him, baptized members of His own Body. Instead, He forgives us and welcomes us back.
THERE WILL BE a Special Voters’ Assembly on Mon, Mar. 30, at 7:00 PM to review and discuss changes to the First Ev. Lutheran Church’s Constitution & By-Laws. An agenda is available on the entrance stands
Lent 2015 – I Tell You The Truth
            Mar. 25 ~ Midweek 6           
  1. If One Dies, It Produces Life For Many:  John 12:23-27
            Apr. 2 ~ Maundy Thursday
  1. Until I Drink It Anew in the Kingdom Of God: Mark 14:22-25
            Apr. 3 ~ Good Friday
  1. Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise: Luke 23:39-43
            Special services each Wednesday at 2 and 7 PM.
U            DESSERT will be served by the LWML at 2:45 PM after the 2             PM Lenten service.
FOOD DRIVE: March is Minnesota Food Shelf Month. The Board of Evangelism will be conducting a food drive on Sundays, Mar. 22 & 29. Baskets will be at all entrances. Thank you for your help.
ON MON. MAR. 23, at 7 PM, Men’s Monday Night Bible Study will begin the video study topic “Out of Nothing:  The Word, Creation and Faith” and explore God's Word to learn more about creation. In Session 1:  How Can I Know? We will read Psalm 8 and Acts 17:24-31. All men are invited.
IT’S OPERETTA TIME!! K, 1st & 2nd Grade is performing “Herbie and the Good News Garden” Wed. Mar. 25 at 8:30 AM is the Dress Rehearsal and Thurs. Mar. 26 at 7:00 PM is the Performance in the Church Fellowship Center. Everyone is welcome!
EXTRA POPCORN FOR SALE: (2) Yellow Popping Corn $7, (6) Micro. Butter $7, (9) Micro. Butter Light $7, (7) Kettle Corn $7, (10) Caramel $7, (9) Cheddar $7, (8) Jalapeno Cheese $7, (6) White Cheddar Peppercorn $7, (6) White Ruby $9, (5) White Gold $9, (10) Sea Salt Splash $9, (4) Mud Puddles.

FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  Mar. 15 – Mar. 21
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts      $13,281.55
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2014-15      17,177.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)            ( $3,895.45)
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Mar. 15 – Mar. 21
Receipts = $527,035.73  Budgetary Need = $635,548.00
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:  Mar. 15 – Mar. 21
            In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sun           459                   154                11               96
Wed.         206                      7
GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH, Glencoe will be hosting "The
Stations of the Cross" on Apr. 1 from 7 PM - 8:15 PM to the public. If interested in helping, contact Lynn Exsted or
Deb Tessmer.
ANGEL SEEDS: January – March will be for “Common Cup Ministry”
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
MEN OF FIRST LUTHERAN: The Men’s Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Please join us in sharing God’s Word and fellowship. For questions, call Lester Ranzau 864-3395 or John Scheidt 864-3356.
“TIME WITH ME” Children’s Club will meet Tues. Mar. 24 for gym activities at the FLS gym. Bring a tricycle and water bottle. 
COBORNS HAM STAMPS: On behalf of Common Cup Ministry bring your ham cards or whole receipt to the main entrance and place in box by Sun. Apr. 5. Do not cut apart.
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Mar. 31 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.   
PARENTS OF CONFIRMANDS, mark your calendars. Junior Confirmation is Sun. Apr. 26 at the 10:30 AM service and Oral Review will be Wed. Apr. 22 at 7 PM.
--ONE OR TWO seventh grade parents to organize the volunteers who are needed for serving on Oral Review night. Contact the Church Office if interested.
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
THRIVENT MEMBERS can receive special ticket access to some Mpls theatrical productions. Visit Enter promo code TFMember when prompted. 
PLEASE PRAY for our partners in mission team. Rex & Linda Rinne serving in Ostrava in the Czech Republic; AND Deaconess Gail Ludvigson.
FLAMES OF FAITH KIDS CLUB UPDATES:  An Assistant Director has been hired and we are in the final stages of hiring the Lead Director. We should be able to open Tues, April 7. Once the details are finalized, we will contact those families currently on the waiting list, and then reach out to FLS families through Fast Direct. We are looking for donations of disposables such as paper plates, paper bowls, napkins, and cups along with non-perishable items such as granola bars, pop tarts, juice boxes, fruit snacks, fruit cups, raisins, and cereal. There is a donation box in the North and South entrances of church. See the April Newsletter for more details. For questions, contact Alissa Hanson 864-4074.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Mar. 22             Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – LWML, Ruth Circle, 9 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            First Bk Club, Hutchinson Library, 2 PM – 4 PM
Mon. Mar. 23             Men’s Mon. Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
Tues. Mar. 24             Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Church Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Time With Me Club, 6:30 PM
            Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM
Wed. Mar. 25             Lenten Worship, 2 PM & 7 PM
            Dessert Served, 2:45 PM
            Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation, 3:30 PM
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:00 PM
Thur. Mar. 26             FLS Chapel, Joel Landskroener, 8:10 AM
            Technology Committee, 6:00 PM
            FLS K-2 Operetta, 7:00 PM
Sun. Mar. 29             Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Palm Sun, Sr. Choir, 9 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
Genesis 22:2  He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." It’s hard for us to even fathom a faith as strong as Abraham’s: he follows the Lord’s Word even when it seems impossibly hard. But he does so because he knows that the Lord only means to bless. What happened here to Abraham should be an encouragement for us: trust the Lord and keep His Word.
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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