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Sunday Notes 4-20-14


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 Craig Kohls 320-864-4628
            Pastor Ronald Mathison: 320-864-5616                      E-MAIL:
            WEBSITE:                                 COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
            E-MAIL:                                PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148

The Resurrection Of Our Lord
April 20, 2014

Organist: Mr. Rick Grieger
Officiant: Pastor Dan Welch
6:30 & 8 AM SERMON:
“Locating Jesus” John 20:1-18
9:15 & 10:30 AM SERMON: “A Resurrected Christ Means Radical Change” Acts 10:34-48
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
GUESTS: Welcome! FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS are placed at the end of each pew. After the welcome announcements, please complete and pass it to the person next to you. Visitors, please complete the “Address, Zip, and Telephone Columns. Thank you.
PLEASE MUTE all cellphones and turn off electronic devices during the service. Thank you.
THERE ARE NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES or Primary Bible Time TODAY. Classes will resume Sunday, April 27. The children will sing at the 9:15 AM service today.
PLEASE JOIN US for Fellowship Time:
            April 20 – Easter Sunday – NYG Youth Breakfast
            April 27 – Confirmation Sunday – Christian Ed. Board
            May 4 – Day School Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
TICKETS for the Mother-Daughter-Sister-Friend Salad Supper, May 5, at 6 PM, are available today after each worship service at the Welcome Center in the south entry. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket to attend. Free will donations the night of the Salad Supper will be received. All ladies are welcomed to enjoy good food, Christian friendship and good singing by the Sunday School girls modeling "Little Dresses."
CHURCH COUNCIL: May Agendas have been emailed out. No email? Your copy is on the work room counter.
SUE STRADTMANN will be out of the office for vacation on Monday April 28.
THANK YOU to our vocal and instrumental musicians today including: Justin Schiroo, Gabby Fountain,Rick Grieger, Jodi Richer, Cathie Hueser, Senior Choir, Worship singers, and Sunday School.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: none
--Thanksgiving prayer for the 40th wedding anniversary of Roger & LuAnn Schmidt on April 19th.
--THANK YOU to all who helped in beautifying our church by sharing your Easter lilies for today’s services. Be sure to pick up a cream colored acknowledgement sheet from the entrance stands. Easter lilies can be picked up after the 10:30 AM service, but please leave the protector plates for Altar Guild.
MR. DEAN SCHEELE has accepted the Call to be the principal/teacher of First Lutheran School. Please keep he and his wife Sheila in our prayers as they transition to First in the coming months
EASTER BREAKFAST: The NYG youth will be serving Easter Breakfast from 7 AM – 10:30 AM today.
--A free-will offering will be accepted. Funds raised will be used for the NYG Gathering in New Orleans, LA.
NO BIBLE STUDY TODAY. The Sun. Apr. 27 Topic is “The Resurrection of Jesus” – Matthew 28:1-10 – The resurrection reveals that the Father has accepted the Son’s sacrifice for our sins, and it fills us with confident hope that, as Christ has been raised from the dead, we, too, will rise to eternal life.
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. April 29, from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
LITTLE DRESSES: Thank you for all the donations of fabric, supplies and completed little dresses. Over 80 dresses have been completed for this LWML project, and are still coming in! Our dresses will be distributed in Haiti through Orphan Grain Train, and the Lutheran Hour Ministries human care department. Please keep sewing! We will continue collecting the "Little Dresses" until the District LWML Convention Jun. 20.
FINANCIALS: For the week of: Apr. 13 – Apr. 19
General  Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $13,527.50
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall)             ($6,677.50)
2013-14 Year-to-Date Totals for:  Apr. 13 – Apr. 19
Receipts = $632,624.02     Budgetary Need - $843,034.76
ATTENDANCE: for the week of: Apr. 13 – Apr. 19
             In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sunday       578                228                10            104
MEN, a family learns much from a committed husband and father. Putting the Lord first can create some difficult choices in life. Come read and discuss with us Genesis 22:1-19. Monday night Men’s Bible Study 7-8 pm.
PARENTS OF CONFIRMANDS: Mark your calendars. Junior Confirmation is April 27 at the 10:30 AM service. Oral Review will be Wed. Apr. 23 at 7 PM. There will be a letter coming out towards the end of March with more information on it.
FIRST EDITION BOOK CLUB will meet on Thurs. May 1, at 7:00 PM at Brenda Birkholz’s home at 8262 130th St, Glencoe to discuss the current book “More Than A Skeleton” by Paul L. Maier.
JOIN HANDS EVENT – Sat AM - May 3rd. Food Pack for MEFS – Glencoe City Center. Volunteers are needed to organize and package meals of soups for our local Foods Shelves. So that we can anticipate needed supplies and establish a schedule, please contact 238-2148 or if you or your group will help!
THE DAY SCHOOL BOARD and FLAME BOOSTERS invite you to join us on Sun, May 4, for a RETIREMENT CELEBRATION of Mr. Craig Kohls and Mrs. Kathy Ehlers from FLS. This pot luck will be held after the 10:30 AM service. All students, staff, families, alumni and members of the congregation are invited to attend.
--Please drop off any pot luck items in the kitchen before the 2nd service.
--Card boxes will be available for each of them in the south entrance.
COMING SOON! FLC will begin offering 5th Grade Public School Catechism (Confirmation) instruction. If you would be interested in teaching this class, contact the Church Office for consideration of this position.
NYG PAPER DRIVE: Sat. May 3, 10, 17 – 9 AM – 3 PM AND Sun. May 4, 11, 18 – 12 PM – 3 PM. Located in the Alley on 13th St. between Judd & Knight Ave. See May Newsletter for more information.
THANK YOU to all you directed their Thrivent Choice $ prior to the March 31 deadline! We received $3,479 for FLC and $3,207 for FLS! These are fantastic numbers and they are much appreciated! Thank you Thrivent members!
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
Fridays   5:30 PM
ANGEL SEEDS: Apr. – June will go to Common Cup Ministry.
TWINS TICKETS available for Lutheran Night at MN Twins vs Cleveland. Tues, July 22 at 7:30 pm. Our tickets are in Section 222, Rows 3 – 7 at a cost of $34. Bus Transportation from Glencoe at $8 pp. To reserve your seat, contact Cindy at 238-2148 or
PLEASE PRAY for our two mission partners for the 2013-14 fiscal year: Rev. Jack & Cathy Carlos serving in Guinea, West Africa and Dr. Carl and Deaconess Deborah Rockrohr serving in Ethiopia. An APRIL copy of Rockrohr News & Notes is on each of the entrance stands.
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Apr. 20         EASTER SUNDAY
                               No Sunday School Classes/No Primary Bible Time
                               Sunrise Worship, 6:30 AM
                               Easter Breakfast, 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
                               Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM
                               NO Adult Bible Study
                               Worship, 9:15 AM
                               Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
Mon. Apr. 21        CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
                               Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
                               Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7 PM
Tues. Apr. 22        Bible Study, 9:30 AM
                               Technology Committee, 6:30 PM
                               Worship Planning Committee, 7:00 PM
Wed. Apr. 23        Public Sch. Confirm., 3:30 – 4:45 PM
                               Gr. 8 Public & FLS Confirm., 3:30 – 5 PM
                               Confirmation Public Review, 7:00 PM
Thur. Apr. 24        Church Council, 7:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 26           Private Rental, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun. Apr. 27         CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
                               Worship, 8:00 AM
                               Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
                               Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
                               KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
                               Worship, (Confirmaton Comn.,) 10:30 AM
Stewardship Message
Easter is the most joyous, the most victorious celebration of the church year. It is an opportune time for us as stewards to "Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples" (Psalm 96:3)! What deed can be more marvelous than the resurrection of our Lord from the dead? Yes, "Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep" (1 Corinthians 15:20), and we, too, shall be raised from the dead to live with Him forever in Heaven.
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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