November 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter


November 2015 Calendar

October 2015 Calendar



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

Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 22, 2015

ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203
HYMNS:  816, 516, 649, (dist. 680, 658, 621), 508 v. 1, 2, 6, 7
SERMON:   “The Wagon Train To The Promised Land”
                       Jude 20-25  Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Paul Otte
DEACONS: 8 AM: Shelby Roe, Dave Schauer
10:30 AM: Brian Witte, James Mathews, Brian Becker
ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Cullen Lukes, Michael Waibel
             10:30 AM: Megan Siewert, Breana Templin
            First Lesson – Isaiah 51:4-6
            Epistle Lesson – Jude 20-25
            Gospel Lesson – Mark 13:24-37
8:00 AM: “Come Thou Fount” A Tenor Quartet
10:30 AM: “Silver and Gold Have I None” First Lutheran School Singers Gr. 6, 7, 8
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
WELCOME TO FIRST EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH: Guests, please fill out a Welcome card found in the card holders 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.
CHILDREN’S WORSHIP BULLETINS for ages 3-6 (buff color) and ages 7-12 (white) are located on the front of all of the entrance stands. KIDS don't forget to grab one on your way into church!
November 22 – Endowment Committee
November 29 – Deacons Board
December 6 – LWML – Martha Circle
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
TIME WITH ME will meet Tues. Nov. 24 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the FLS Gym. Come play and exercise. Please bring a water bottle.
Wed. Nov. 25 at 7:00 PM with communion
Thurs. Nov. 26 at 9:00 AM with communion
THANKS TO THRIVENT MEMBERS who designated CHOICE Dollars to our church ($993) and our school ($1627)!
PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Donald Teschendorf
--For Renae Jensen, Mary Husberg, Vanna Wolff, Dave Randt
Blessed are those who die in the Lord!
--For the family of Alice Stuedemann, whose funeral was here Thursday. Flowers are placed in their memory.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. Topic: God Provides Manna, Water, and Quail – Exodus 16-17.        
Sunday School (today): The Birth Of John Foretold – Luke 1:5-25.
Sun., Nov. 29: Topic: The Birth of Jesus Foretold – Luke 1:26-38. Because Christ, God favored Mary and chose her to be the mother of the Savior. Because of Christ, God favors us and chooses us to be His children.
FOOD SHELF ITEMS: The Mary Martha Altar Guild is collecting nonperishable food in the baskets at each of the entrances for our Thanksgiving display thru Nov. 26.
HELP WANTED: The Mary & Martha Altar guild is in need of volunteers to help transport the Thanksgiving food collection to the Food Shelf in Glencoe. To volunteer please call Cheryl at 302-510-1424 or come to the south entry between 7:30-7:45 AM on Mon, Nov. 30. Thank you!
THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. Nov. 24 from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.
KETCHUP: As in our families we “ketchup” to pay our bills and obligations. So also in our congregation, it is time once again to “ketchup” with our bills. Please help us out as you have done so generously in the past. Thank you!
FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  Nov 15 – Nov 21
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts        $15,152.26
This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2015-16         17,716.00
This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)               ($2,563.74)
2015-16 Year-To-Date Totals for:  Nov 15 – Nov 21
Receipts = $ 270,637.90  Budgetary Need = $ 354,320.00
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.
KETCH-UP Funds Received: Nov 6 –  Nov 21
Ketch-up Totals: $ 4,070.00 (included in receipts above)
ATTENDANCE: For the Period of:  Nov 15 – Nov 21
        In Worship     Communed     Visitors     Classes
Sun       458                   170                  1               90
COMING TOGETHER IN SONG IX: a major fundraiser of Common Cup Ministries. Sun., Nov. 22 at 4:00 PM. Free Will Offering (New Location)  Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 S. Grade Rd SW, Hutchinson. Contact Jenine at 320-484-2357 with any questions.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: NYG Youth reserved Fri. Nov. 27 from 9 AM – 3 PM to work at the processing warehouse. Anyone interested in going, contact Cindy Litzau at 864-5025 or Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the Church Office with $7 per box to cover shipping. Make checks to Samaritan’s Purse or visit
QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING is Mon. Nov. 30 at 7:00 PM. All church members age 18 and older are encouraged to attend. Business will include:  The release of funds from the Victor Dietel Fund, approval of Church Finance Committee Members and Early Childhood Finance Committee Members, and Board reports. Agenda Packets can be picked up from the entrance stands.
ATTENTION CRAFTERS! The annual Bake & Craft Sale will be held on Sat. Dec. 5. 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.
LWML Christmas party is Dec. 7 at noon. Bring a dish to share. If you wish to participate in an ornament exchange game, bring a wrapped ornament. It can be a favorite from your own tree, homemade or purchased. (Perhaps you'll purchase one at the Dec. 5 brunch, bake and craft sale!) First Lutheran gr. K- 2 will entertain. Special guests will be our volunteers and quilting ladies.
KUDOS TO OUR FLC YOUTH involved in GSL’s Fall Play.  Seniors: Katy Kunkel, Travis Uecker, Stephanie Welch, Freshmen:  Morgan Dahlke, Haley Lukes, Grace Witte, 8th Grader:  Rachel Meyer.
COBORNS TURKEY CARDS: 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 by Sunday, Nov. 29.
WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM            Wednesdays  6:30 PM
            Fridays 5:30 PM
ANGEL SEEDS: October – December will be for the McLeod County Food Shelf
2016 LCEF SCHOLARSHIPS: There are six scholarships available to be awarded. The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2016. Visit  or call Maria Hendrickson 877-371-5233. See Oct. Newsletter for more information.
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.
THE FIRST LUTHERAN CEMETERY BOARD is accepting sealed bids thru Dec. 18 for lawn mowing at the church cemetery for the calendar year 2016. Please submit bids, a copy of liability insurance and applicator’s license to the Church Office.
THE FL CEMETERY BOARD is looking for someone to work alongside Superintendent Eddie Brelje with the intent to replace him in the not too distant future. Call Eddie at 864-3678 with questions.
Wed. Dec. 2, 7PM – Divine Service with Holy Communion
                                   Sermon Theme: Behind, but with Hope (Exodus: 33:19-20)
Sat. Dec. 5, 8:30 AM – 1 PM - Brunch, Bake & Craft Sale
Wed. Dec. 9, 7PM – Advent Choral Concert with FLC Choirs
                                   Sermon Theme: Buffeted, but on Faith (Romans 15:4)
Wed. Dec. 16, 7PM – A shorter service w/special music
                                    Sermon Theme: Surrounded by the Father’s Love (Matt. 11:2-6)
Sun. Dec. 20, 10:30 AM Sunday School Christmas Service
Tues. Dec. 22, 7PM FLS Pre-K- Gr. 8 Christmas Service
Thurs. Dec. 24, 2PM, 5PM, 7PM – Christmas Eve Services
Fri. Dec. 25, 9AM – Christmas Day Worship, Communion
Sat. Dec. 31, 5PM – New Year’s Eve Worship, Communion
Fun Fact: Did You Know? The lot where the church currently sits was bought for $75 in 1880?
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Nov. 22 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Endowment Comm., 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
            Worship at Grand Meadows, 1:30 PM
            NYG Fun Night, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 23 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM
            Flame Boosters, 7:00 PM
            Men’s Monday Night Bible Study, 7:00 PM
Tue. Nov. 24 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
            Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11:00 AM
            Staff Meeting, 1:00 PM
            Time With Me Club/FLC Gym, 6:30 PM
Wed. Nov. 25 FLS Chapel – Mr. Dahl, 8:15 AM
            NO Christ Chimes
            NO Public School Confirmation
            Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
            Thanksgiving Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thur. Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day
            Church Office Closed
            Thanksgiving Worship, Comn., 9:00 AM
            (KDUZ Live Radio Broadcast)
Fri. Nov. 27  Church Office Closed
Sun. Nov. 28 Worship, 8:00 AM
            Fellowship Time – Deacons Bd., 9:00 AM
            Sun. Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM
            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM
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.