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Sunday Notes 11-2-2014

10/31/2014

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
                      

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
 
SCRIPTURES:
                  First Lesson – Revelation 7:9-17
                  Epistle – 1 John 3:1-3
   Gospel Lesson – Matthew 5:1-12
 
SPECIAL MUSIC:
                  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.
 
PRAYER REQUESTS: 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
            Presentation/Bible Study/Sunday
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           
 
Stewardship Message
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.
 
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 10-26-2014

10/24/2014

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
                      

Reformation Day (Observed)
October 26, 2014 

 
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
 
HYMNS: 656, 702, (dist. 571, 556, 703), 761
 
SERMON:  “Just Jesus”  Romans 3:19-28  Pastor Dan Welch
 
ORGANIST:                  Mr. Rick Grieger
 
DEACONS:                  8 AM: Dennis Wolter, Todd Trippel
                  10:30 AM: Arnie Alsleben, James Mathews, Dave Schauer
ACOLYTES:                  8 AM: Jackson Lemke, Jesse Mackenthun
                  10:30 AM: Haley Lukes, Grace Witte
 
SCRIPTURES:
                  First Lesson – Revelation 14:6-7
                  Epistle – Romans 3:19-28
   Gospel Lesson – John 8:31-36
 
SPECIAL MUSIC:
                  8 AM: “America, Give Thanks” Gospel Ringers
                  10:30 AM: “Martin Luther, Martin Luther”, “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage” Sunday School Singers
 
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
 
ON THIS REFORMATION SUNDAY we celebrate the joy of knowing that the righteousness God demands, He gives to us by grace. As God’s Word teaches, we are saved for eternal life by God’s Grace Alone, through Faith Alone as revealed to us in Scripture Alone! These were the distinguishing marks of the Lutheran Reformation which began almost 500 years ago. By God’s grace the Lord continues to bless us today with this same Good News! Just like Martin Luther at long last discovered for himself, we too can know without a doubt this truth: Christ has set us free from the power of sin and death.
 
PLEASE JOIN us for Fellowship Time today:
            Oct. 26 – Reformation Sunday – Bd. of Deacons
            Nov. 2 – All Saint’s Sunday – Senior Choir
            Nov. 9 – Still Available
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.
 
DON’T “LET IT GO” by: FIRST LUTHERAN MOVIE NIGHT is this Sat. Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM, featuring “FROZEN” in the Fellowship Center. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, invite your friends. A free-will offering will be accepted.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Beverly Becker, Cindy Dahlke
--For Vera Picha
--For Betty Smith in hospice care
--For the family of Laura Michaletz, whose funeral was here yesterday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Flowers are placed in her memory.
 
TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored by Lorraine Krumm and family, in memory of Edwin Krumm, who passed away three years ago on Oct. 27, 2011.
 
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. The topics are: God’s Covenant with Abram – Genesis 15:1-6; 17:1-27. God gave Abram (Abraham) faith to trust His promises to save His people. God gives us faith in Jesus, our Savior.
--Next week’s topic: 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.  
 
MEN, ON MONDAY NIGHT we study how Jesus witnessed two men on the way to Emmaus. He first listened and then he explained His suffering and death. Join us at 7 pm for The Challenge of Islam - Defending the Christian Faith, Lesson 2.
 
CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, on Nov. 2. 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.
 
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP…………
FINANCIALS: For the week of:  Oct. 19– Oct. 25
General  Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $ 10,186.29
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2014-15         $ 17,177.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall)            ($ 6,990.71)
 
2014-15 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Oct. 19 – Oct. 25
Receipts = $202,910.51  Budgetary Need = $292,009.00
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. 19 – Oct. 25
            In Worship                Communed                Visitors              Classes
  Sunday               446            160            23            94

THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Oct. 28 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
 
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.
 
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME reminder Nov. 2: Don’t forget to turn your clocks one hour back before you go to bed next Saturday evening, Nov. 2.
 
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.
 
PLEASE JOIN in celebration and welcome our new members on Sun. Nov. 9 at the 10:30 AM service, followed by a potluck at 11:45 AM.
--The congregation is asked to please join in welcoming our new members and bring a dish to share.
 
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. Oct. 26            Reformation Sunday
            Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
 
Mon. Oct. 27             Adult Membership Class, 6:15 PM
            Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM
            Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
            Flames Boosters, 7:00 PM
                                   
Tue. Oct. 28            Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Distribution, 11:00 AM
            Church Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Building Center Committee, 6:30 PM
                 
Wed. Oct. 29            Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
            Public School Confirmation 3:30 PM
            Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
            Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
 
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           
 
Stewardship Message
In 2 Corinthians 9:15 the Apostle Paul wrote, “Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” This inexpressible gift is God sending His Son, Jesus, to become one of us, to suffer and die on the cross, and to rise again overcoming sin, death, and the devil. God gave us what we need the most – a Savior. As forgiven and redeemed children of God, we are called to be stewards of God’s inexpressible gift. This gift has been given to us not to hoard or to keep just to ourselves. God has given us the wonderful privilege of sharing His love within us with others. We are called to be stewards of the Gospel.
 
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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