July 2017 Newsletter
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July 2017 Calendar
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NEWS & EVENTS
First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School ~ Missouri Synod
Glencoe, MN // www.firstglencoe.org // Facebook: Church // Facebook: School
FIRST EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH
925 13th St. E., Glencoe, MN 55336
CHURCH: 320-864-5522 // email@example.com
Senior Pastor: Daniel Welch
320-864-2753 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Pastor: Peter Adelsen 320-864-3522
DCE: Tori Kidd 320-864-5522 // email@example.com
CHURCH BUSINESS MANAGER: Debi Ramirez
BUSINESS SECRETARY: Becky Edwards
WORSHIP SECRETARY: Amy Welch
FIRST EV. LUTHERAN SCHOOL
1015 E. 14th St., Glencoe, MN 55336
Principal: Dean Scheele
952-250-1149 // firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
You Have Come to the Right Place!
You have come to the right place where God promises to meet you!
He promises to meet you in His Word and in His Sacraments. Through these means of Grace,
we receive strength for our faith, forgiveness of our sins, knowledge of our Lord and Savior,
comfort in our sorrows, and encouragement to live our lives in service for one another.
All of this we receive for free as a gift from our Good Shepherd Jesus!
Blue Binders in the pews are for signing in for Communion only.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service, Setting 3,
HYMNS: 8:00 AM #906, 684, 763
10:30 AM #906, 684, (618, 643, 622),
SERMON “I Will Give You Rest”
Matthew 11:25-30 ~Pastor Dan Welch
Old Testament Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12
Epistle Lesson: Romans 7:14-25a
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 11:25-30
CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10: Wednesdays 6:30 PM Fridays 5:30 PM
Thank you for Serving:
ORGANIST: Luke Dahl
8:00 AM – Todd Trippel, Fritz Schulz
10:30 AM – Dave Uecker, Brian Witte,
8:00 AM – Elijah Liestman, Ella Malz
10:30 AM – Cassidy Rislund, Caden Lang
which is conducting a Food Drive campaign for the McLeod County Food Shelf. See the July Newsletter for more details.
July Events at First Lutheran
REMINDER FROM THE CEMETERY BOARD: Please remove all flowers and other memorials (except those in permanent stands) from the First Lutheran Church Cemetery by Tue., July 11. (This date was changed from the church newsletter.) Items left after that date will be disposed of by the First Lutheran Church Cemetery Board. Thank you!
POLKA SERVICE: The Polka Service will be on Sun., July 16, at the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM services. Music will be led by Chuck Thiel and his band. Songs will include both familiar hymns and polka tunes with worship-style lyrics. This will be our last scheduled Polka Service, so please plan to attend!
MEN’S CLUB BREAKFAST: The Men’s Club invites you to come to the Church Breakfast provided on Sun., July 16. The men will be serving between the Polka Services. The menu includes: scrambled eggs, ham, mixed fruit, breakfast pastries, and beverages. Free-will offering encouraged. Please plan to join us for food and fellowship!
THE LORD IS MY ROCK! Women's Retreat Fri., July 28 and Sat., July 29. Nourish your body and soul at this two-day retreat for women at AmericInn Hotel, Mankato. Learn about God's eternal care and His earthly care. Study faith's solid foundation and the family's solid foundation in Jesus, the Rock. $85 includes all Bible studies and supplies Friday through Saturday noon and three meals. Lodging reservations at AmericInn are on your own. See the poster and registration slips on the church bulletin board or office. The retreat is hosted by LWML. You do not have to be an LWML member to attend. Contact Darlene Dammann or Glenda Schuft with questions.
August Events at First Lutheran
The July Newsletter included the June Flames Flash Edition in error. Copies of the July Flames Flash are located on the entrance stands. Please help yourself to a copy of the most up-to-date information regarding First Lutheran School!
Ordination and Installation Plans
It is Today! All members of First Lutheran are invited to the Ordination and Installation Service for Peter Adelsen today at 4:00 PM. There will be a full meal to follow at approximately 5:30 PM. Please plan to come and welcome our new assistant pastor and his wife, Melissa.
Service Plans—We will be using Divine Service, Setting 4, with Special Music provided by our various choirs. The Ordination Service is a once-in-a-lifetime event in which Peter will be ordained as a pastor in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The Installation Service ‘installs’ Pastor Peter as a pastor here at First. Pastors from our Circuit are invited to come and take part in the service.
Meal Plans—There will be a meal to follow, at approximately 5:30 PM.
Donations— If you would like to help with costs for the meal and other miscellaneous expenses for the occasion, a yellow donation box is available on the welcome stand in the main (South) church entrance. Thank you!
Card Shower— We will also be having a card shower for Peter and Melissa. A basket will be provided on Sunday, July 9 for any cards and / or gifts you may wish to give to help welcome the Adelsens and get them settled in their home.
JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP Parents of students going into Grades 4 - 6: We are offering a program for your kids on Tuesday's from 9 – 11 AM. Upcoming dates to participate are July 11, July 18, and ending on July 25. What you can expect for your kids: Games, snack, devotion, crafts, and a fun time with their peers. Amy Welch and Tori Kidd will be leading this program. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: We are looking forward to VBS this summer, which is July 30 - August 3. Mark your calendars. Bright green flyers are available on the greeter stands. To volunteer, please contact Tori firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to celebrating with our Mighty Fortress theme that goes along with the 500th Reformation year!
ANGEL SEEDS: First Quarter Angel Seeds will be given to Camp Omega. Thank you for your support!
SCHOOL GARDEN REQUEST: Deb Bargmann has been working diligently on the school garden. If you would like to help with the weeding, tending, planting, and/or harvesting, please contact Deb, the school office, or the church office.
Also needed are your grass clippings. If you would like to donate your grass clippings, please drop them off at the school garden site and they will be used to help keep the weeds under control. Thank you.
JULY FOOD DRIVE : The Evangelism Board NEEDS YOUR HELP filling pews with non-perishables and collecting monetary donations for our local food shelf. Food can be set in a pew near one of the pillars in the back of the church or in one of the baskets at any of the entrances. Checks payable to MEFS can be dropped off at the church office. One box or one dollar CAN make a difference! Thank you!
STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE: July 9 Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus has come to do the work so that we might have rest from burdens and labors we are not capable of bearing. He frees us from sin, death, and the demands of the Law. In that peace and rest of Jesus we find a new purpose – His light yoke which is no burden to bear, but a joy!
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 an LCMS church, we kindly ask that you speak to one of the pastors first. Thank you