July 2017 Newsletter

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July 2017 Calendar

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School ~ Missouri Synod
Glencoe, MN  //  //  Facebook: Church  //  Facebook: School

925 13th St. E., Glencoe, MN 55336
CHURCH: 320-864-5522  //
Senior Pastor: Daniel Welch
          320-864-2753  //
Assistant Pastor: Peter Adelsen 320-864-3522
DCE: Tori Kidd 320-864-5522  //
1015 E. 14th St., Glencoe, MN 55336
SCHOOL: 320-864-3317
Principal: Dean Scheele
          952-250-1149  // 
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!

Visitors, thank you for being here today and please fill out a welcome card found in the cardholder slots
 in your pew. You may tear off the top portion to keep, and place the bottom in the offering plate.
Members, please use these cards only to notify the Church Office of any changes or needs. Thank you.
Blue Binders in the pews are for signing in for Communion only.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
5th Sunday after Pentecost

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service, Setting 3,
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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,
                     Kevin Dummer
8:00 AM – Elijah Liestman, Ella Malz
10:30 AM – Cassidy Rislund, Caden Lang
“God defends me against all danger and protects me from all evil. All this He does out of fatherly divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.~Martin Luther.
FELLOWSHIP TIME TODAY: Please join us in the Fellowship Center today at 9:15 a.m. for fellowship and refreshments.
July 9 – Youth Idaho Mission Trip                                        July 16 – Men’s Club
July 23 – Endowment Committee                                        July 30 – Christian Education
-- Rebecca Schaff, International Ministry Coordinator in Minneapolis, who we are now supporting as our missionary
-- Continuous prayers for: Linda Bargmann, Donna Schade, Helen Suttles, Thusnelda Vollmer
-- Peter Adelsen and his wife Melissa. Peter will be ordained and installed this afternoon at 4:00 PM.
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY: There will be NO Adult Bible Class today, July 9. Please join us for the presentation on the Youth Mission Trip.
IDAHO MISSION TRIP PRESENTATION: Everyone is invited to join us today at 9:00 AM for a presentation by the Youth who attended the Mission Trip to Camp Lutherhaven in Idaho. Refreshments will be provided by the Youth.
MINUTEMAN MESSAGE TODAY:  The Minuteman Message today is brought to you by the Stewardship Board,
which is conducting a Food Drive campaign for the McLeod County Food Shelf. See the July Newsletter for more details.

This Week at First Lutheran

Sun., July 9           8:00 AM – Divine Service
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship Time (Idaho Mission Trip)
                              9:15 AM – Idaho Mission Trip Presentation
                            10:30 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                              4:00 PM – Ordination & Installation Service for Pastor Adelsen
                              5:30 PM – Reception Meal honoring Pastor Adelsen

Mon., July 10       6:30 PM – Trustees
                              7:00 PM – Christian Education

Tue., July 11         9 to 11 AM – Junior Youth Group
                              9:30 AM – GRHS with Communion
                              1:00 PM – Staff Meeting
                              1:30 PM – Millie Beneke Communion
                              7:00 PM – Day School
                              7:00 PM – Stewardship
                              7:00 PM – Youth Board

Wed., July 12       10:00 AM – Summer Teacher Book Club @ Gert & Erma’s

Thu., July 13        1:30 PM – Chapel at Grand Meadows
                              6:30 PM – Nominating Committee
                              6:30 PM – Finance Committee

Sun., July 16         8:00 AM – Divine Service with Communion
      Polka               9:00 AM – Men’s Club Breakfast
    Service              9:15 AM – Video Bible Study in Sanctuary
                              10:30 AM – Divine Service


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

LUTHERAN NIGHT AT THE MINNESOTA TWINS:  There are about a dozen tickets remaining for the MN TWINS game on Tue., Aug. 8 at 7:10 PM. See the July newsletter for details or contact Cindy Eggersgluess at 320-238-2148.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY IN AUGUST: Are you looking for a deeply meaningful service opportunity this summer? Then you don’t want to miss the packing food event at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in Chanhassen on Sat., Aug. 12 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Please consider engaging your hearts, hands and minds for Christ and feel fulfilled knowing you made a tangible difference. Currently we have 40 open spots, so if you or your group are interested in helping out, please contact the church office by Mon., July 31. You may call or email. Provide your name or group name and indicate how many will be attending. This event is sponsored by the Evangelism Board, so if you have questions, please reach out to one of our board members. More details on the event and travel arrangements to come later July. Please Note: For safety reasons, children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the packing area - sorry, no exceptions!
WOULD YOU LIKE FISH WITHOUT THE FISHING? The Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) will be having their annual Fish Boil on Sun., Aug. 20 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the church Fellowship Center. Menu includes boiled fish, potatoes, and dessert. Please mark your calendars now and join us for Fish, Fun, and Fellowship!
FELLOWSHIP TIME OPEN: We have one open slot available for serving during Fellowship Time on Sun., Sept. 3 (Labor Day Weekend). If your church organization or a group of individuals is interested in serving, please contact the church office. Thank you! Your gift of providing for this special time is greatly appreciated!


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 PlansWe 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 PlansThere will be a meal to follow, at approximately 5:30 PM.

DonationsIf 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.

Youth Corner

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 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 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

Measure of Our Stewardship

Please NOTE that these amounts are posted and non-posted sums as of the date provided.
They are not reconciled to any bank statement at the time of this publication.


FISCAL YEAR:  Jul 1, 2017 – Jul 8, 2017   (01 of 52 weeks)                                         Attendance 06/11/17 - 06/24/17
                                                                                                                                                       Sunday Worship Total: 325

General Fund (only) Receipts:                               $17,438.53                                                           8:00 AM Service: 200 
Expenses (General Fund only):                                            $0                                                        10:30 AM Service:  125
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date                        ($17,483.53)                                                                Communed:  163    
                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitors:    4    
GENERAL FUND INDEBTEDNESS:      ($ 213,148.88) ***                                                 
             ***includes $14,500 from our line of credit at 5.0%                                          
Sunday Bible Classes Total: 0
                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday School: N/A

DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2017 – Jul 8, 2017                                                                  Sunday Adult Class: N/A
    Total Receipts to Date:    ($511.00)