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Sunday Notes 7-26-2015


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 320-238-2148


Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

July 26, 2015



ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 4 Page 203


HYMNS:  907, 809, (752, 731, 765), 761


SERMON:  “Mine! ”  Pastor Dan Welch


DEACONS: 8 AM: Quinn Beneke, Shelby Roe

              10:30 AM: Dan Dahlke, Brian Witte, Kevin Dummer

Wed. 7/29:  7 PM: Paul Sievert, Arnie Alsleben


ACOLYTES: 8 AM: Claire Witte, Megan Siewert

              10:30 AM: Katelyn Ober, Addisyn Stuewe

Wed. 7/29:    7 PM: Jacob Harpel, Adam Schauer



            Old Testament – Genesis 9:8-17

            Psalm – 136:1-9

            Epistle Lesson – Ephesians 3:14-21

               Gospel Lesson – Mark 6:45-56


“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”

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



July 26 – Altar Guild

August 2 – Altar Guild

August 9 – Still Available

August 16 – Still Available

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


FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL is looking for people to fill in as substitute cooks if needed. If you are willing to do this, please call the school office at 864-3317.



--Sue Stradtmann: Mon. Aug. 3 thru Fri. Aug. 7


WHAT AN AWESOME time our campers had at our Vacation Bible School this past week. At Camp Discovery: Jesus At Work Through Us. Well over 55 kids and over 25 helpers gathered around the fire as we grew together in our faith in Jesus. Here we learned that Jesus is at work through us. Our Bible stories included: God Makes David Bold, Deborah Judges With God’s Wisdom, God Saves Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Jesus Gives Bartimaeus Sight and God Sends Ananias To Saul. We also made crafts, sang fun songs, played games, ate delicious and healthy snacks and had Bible Challenge Trivia. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Camp Discovery truly and amazing adventure here at First Lutheran.


THE SENIOR CHOIR will practice on Wed. Aug. 5th at 6:15 PM. New members are always welcome to join.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Known to be hospitalized: Sheila Rand

--Bill VonBerge for upcoming surgery

--For Mary Husberg, Paisley Lindemann

--For the family of Eunice Lewis, whose funeral was here last Thurs. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.


TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is sponsored in Loving Memory of Myron Michaletz, who passed away January 15, 2015, from his family.


JOIN US TODAY in the Fellowship Center from 9:15 – 10:15 AM continuing the fascinating study about the most mysterious member of the Holy Trinity: God, The Holy Spirit. The topic is “The Spirit Speaks”

Sun. Aug. 2: Join us as we continue the fascinating study about the most mysterious member of the Holy Trinity: God, The Holy Spirit. The topic is “The Spirit of God”


DEAR MEMBERS of First Lutheran Church and School,

After prayerful consideration, I have been guided to accept your call to serve as fifth grade teacher at First Lutheran School for the upcoming school year. There are so many exciting and positive things happening at First Lutheran and I look forward to being a part of your ministry and getting to know many of you personally and professionally! In Christ’s Love, Luke Dahl.


THE COMMON Cup Diaper Distribution will be held here, in the lower level Common Cup area, on Tues. July 28, from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.


COMMON CUP SCHOOL Supply Drive for this year will run thru  Aug. 17. A school supply list and applications are located on a table in the south main entrance of church.



FINANCIALS: For the Period of:  July 19– July 25

General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts        $ 12,004.26

This Period’s Budgetary Needs in 2015-16          17,716.00

This Period’s Abundance or (Shortfall)              ($ 5,711.74)


2015-16 Year-To-Date Totals for:  July 19 – July 25

Receipts = $ 48,061.88 Budgetary Need = $ 53,148.00

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:  July 19 -- July 25

            In Worship          Communed          Visitors          Classes

Sun            492                      175                      43                    15

Wed            23                        18

 ELECTRONIC PAYMENT options are available to make regular offerings or tuition payments on the home page of the church website at Under links click on the “Online Giving” button, contributions and payments will be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. Contact


WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP continues through Aug. 26 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Center with communion. Use south main entrance only.

--Reminder that the Sermon is the same as the previous Sunday’s Sermon.


WEEKLY SERVICES                         CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10

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

Wednesdays 7:00 PM                   Fridays 5:30 PM


ANGEL SEEDS: July – September Angel Seeds will support the Camp Omega Building Project.


REMINDER TO VOTE: Randy Bussler put two different bulbs in the north/south aisle of the church, and we would like to hear from the congregation as to which of these two bulbs we should use. These bulbs will earn rebates through the Light & Power Company. Contact the Church Office via email with your vote - north or south light bulb.


FIRST LUTHERAN BOOK CLUB will be reading the book For Such A Time, by Kate Breslin. They are set to meet for discussion of the book on Aug. 25, at 7 PM at Linda Donnay’s home.


GROUPS & ORGANZATIONS, it’s time to submit a brief report of the  2014-15 activities for the Annual Report, for July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015, via email no later than Friday, July 31.

--Treasurers of all committees and organizations are asked by the Audit Committee and Church Council to submit an annual financial report, showing receipts and expenditures for accountability and it helps safeguard the church’s tax-exempt status. It does NOT get printed, but remains on file.


HOW ABOUT A SAINTS BASEBALL GAME? WHEN: Fri. Sept. 4th; 4:30 PM departure for a 7:05 PM game. Ticket + transportation approx. $30/person. WHO: FLC members, family, & friends. Call the Church Office to RSVP by Sun. Aug. 2 in order to reserve tickets, a bus, etc. (or cancel). Sponsored by your Board of Evangelism.



Tues. Aug. 25 ~ Pre 3 Open House & Registration ~ 6:30 PM

Thurs. Aug. 27            ~            K-8 Registration Day ~ 3-5 PM & 7-8 PM

            ~ Supplies Drop-Off ~ 3-5 PM & 7-8 PM

             ~ Pictures ~ 4 PM – 8 PM

Mon. Aug. 31 ~ K-8 ~ Opening Chapel ~ 8:15 AM

Thurs. Sept. 10 ~ Parent Open House ~ 7:00 PM


FLAMES OF FAITH KIDS CLUB:  We are making plans to begin again in August. You may download a registration form from the church's website, Email Alissa Hanson at or call 864-4074. Pick up an information sheet from the Church Narthex and watch for more information in the August Newsletter.


FLAMES OF FAITH DONATIONS: Through your generous donations, we were able to have our program with little cost expenditures. We are still okay with perishable items, but need of a few things like juice boxes/pouches, a small whiteboard with dry erase markers, and a broom with a dustpan. These items can be put in the box outside the Church Office. Thank you for helping to make this happen!


EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER UPDATE: the Early Childhood Committee and the New Building Committee are looking over a new set of blueprints for the center and checking sizes and State licensing. The next joint meeting will be Tues, July 28, at 7 PM. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For questions, contact Kermit Terlinden or Amy Welch. We will need to form a fundraising committee soon. Please keep this in your prayers.


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.


This Week at First Lutheran

Sun. July 26 Worship, 8:00 AM

            Fellowship Time – Altar Guild, 9:00 AM

            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM

            KDUZ Radio Broadcast, 9:30 AM

            Worship, Comn., 10:30 AM


Mon. July 27 Screen Sub Committee, 5:30 PM

            Endowment Committee, 6:30 PM


Tues. July 28 Teacher’s Book Club, 9:00 AM

            Bible Study, 9:30 AM

            Common Cup Diaper Distribution, 11:00 AM

            Day School Board, 7:00 PM

            Early Childhood Committee, 7:00 PM

            New Building Committee, 7:00 PM


Wed. July 29 Staff Meeting, 9:00 AM

            Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM


Sun. Aug. 2 Worship, Comn., 8:00 AM

            Fellowship Time – Altar Guild, 9:00 AM

            Adult Bible Class, 9:15 AM

            Worship, 10:30 AM



Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. . .” We often shortchange God by failing to remember what Paul says here: God can do far more than what we can think or ask. His power, and His love, are without bound and without measure. So why do we fear to follow His word? Isn’t it in fact fear that keeps us back from a life of joyous generosity and open-handedness? But God is able to do far more abundantly! So let us not be afraid to take the Lord at his Word and live according to it.


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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