November 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter


November 2017 Calendar

October 2017 Calendar



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

What is the Divine Service?

The Divine Service is where God promises to meet us in His Word and Sacraments.
 It is where God comes to bestow us with His blessings, promises, comfort, and forgiveness for our sins.
Once we receive these free gifts, we give back to God and serve one another.
It is where, God, the Divine, serves us.
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, October 1, 2017
17th Sunday after Pentecost

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service, Setting 1,
                                    Page 151

HYMNS: 8:00 AM  #842, 696, (619, 556, 596), 525
             10:30 AM   #842, 696, 525
SERMON  “A Change of Mind”
                    Matthew 21:23-32
                  ~Pastor Dan Welch
    Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
    Epistle Lesson: Philippians 2:1-4, 14-18
    Gospel Lesson: Matthew 21:23-32
CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10: Wednesdays 6:30 PM                                                           Fridays 5:30 PM

Thank you for Serving:

ORGANIST:  Mrs. Yvonne Schuette

8:00 AM – Scott Litzau, Lee Terlinden,
                   Wayne Ahlbrecht
10:30 AM – James Mathews, Dave Uecker
8:00 AM – Jordan Mickolichek, Logan Ober
10:30 AM – Beau Christensen, Kyle Hagen
10:30 AM – “The Spirit of Christ”
                     ~ Lambs of the Lord FLS Choir
                        (Kindergarten to Grade 2)
“When Satan tells me I am a sinner, he comforts me immeasurable, since Christ died for sinners.” ~Martin Luther
-- Prayers for Joann Creese, mother of Sherri Boozikee, who is now in hospice care
-- Continuous prayers for Gaylen Schuft, Donna Schade, Helen Suttles, Barbara Dahl (mother of Luke Dahl)
FLOWERS TODAY: It is National 4-H Week and the flowers today are provided in honor of our 4-H clubs and the service for which they provide for our communities
FELLOWSHIP TIME TODAY:  Please join us in the Fellowship Center today at 9:00 AM for fellowship and refreshments.
                Oct. 1 – Evangelism                                                Oct. 15 – Youth Board
                Oct. 8 – Stewardship                                              Oct. 22 – *OPEN*

This Week at First Lutheran

KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE: This week  the theme is ‘What is the Baptismal Font?’ The inserts are located in the Children’s Bulletins. Parents, there is a section for you, too!

Sun., Oct. 1          8:00 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship Time: Evangelism
                              9:15 AM – Bible Class and Sunday School
                              10:30 AM – Divine Service
                              5:30 PM – Open House at the Light House
                              6:30-8:00 PM – I.M.P.A.C.T. at the Light House

Mon., Oct. 2        1:00 PM – Quilt Tying
                              7:00 PM – Trustees
                              7:00 PM – LWML

Tue., Oct. 3          9:30 AM – Bible Study
                              1:00 PM – Staff Meeting
                              3:00-5:00 PM – Tweens Youth Group
                              6:00 PM – Evangelism
                              7:00 PM – Stewardship
                              7:00 PM – Day School
                              7:00 PM – Men’s Network at St. John’s Lutheran in Plato
                              7:00 PM – LLL (Lutheran Laymen’s League)

Wed., Oct. 4         3:15 PM – Christ Chimes Handbell Choir
                              3:30-4:45 PM – Public School Catechism
                              6:15 PM – Gospel Ringers Handbell Choir
                              6:15 PM – ALL Senior Choir
                              7:00-8:20 PM – Adult New Membership Class (Room 111)

Thu., Oct. 5          8:10 AM – FLS Chapel (Pastor Dan)
                              7:00 PM – Christian Education
                              7:00 PM – Deacons

Fri., Oct. 6            First Lutheran School Marathon

Sat., Oct. 7           9:00 AM-3:00 PM – NYG Paper Truck

Sun., Oct. 8          8:00 AM – Divine Service
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship Time: Stewardship
                              9:15 AM – Sunday School and Adult Bible Class
                              10:30 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                              Noon-3:00 PM – NYG Paper Truck

SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS: Today, we will begin a five-week video Bible Study Called “A Man Named Martin: The Movement.” Here we will see how God was at work in the Reformation, in the lives of the men and women that shaped it, and in the societal transformations that resulted. Everything from education and government to marriage and vocation came under the influence of the Reformation. Beginning with Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg 500 years ago this month the Reformation launched by Luther produced enormous changes in Europe- changes that eventually swept across the Atlantic, influencing our nation as well. Please join us for Sunday morning Bible Classes in October as we celebrate and give thanks to God for the saving Gospel of Christ made clear once again through the work of the Reformation!
BOUNTY OF GARDEN: Please donate and/or help yourself to our members’ extra garden produce in the church entrance.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE LIGHT HOUSE: Tonight from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, you are invited to The Light House, the new youth room, located above The Temple dry cleaners. The youth and DCE Tori Kidd are very grateful for the support and generosity which First Lutheran has shown to the program. Much renovation has been done, primarily painting. Please, come check it out before the I.M.P.A.C.T. youth group has their meeting at 6:30 PM.
LWML: First Ev. Lutheran LWML will meet Mon, Oct. 2 at 7:00 PM for Bible study and prayer. The meeting will begin with devotions and end with refreshments and fellowship. Bev Bonte from Common Cup will be telling us about the mission work that is done in McLeod County by Common Cup Ministries. Do you need opportunities to serve your Savior and your church with women like you who serve the Lord with gladness? Please join us. Members, volunteers, and guests are always welcomed. Executive board will meet at 6:30 PM.
TWEENS YOUTH GROUP: For our Tweens, Grades 4 – 7, you are invited to a Youth Group, just for you, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from after school to 5 PM at First Lutheran. We will be meeting this Tuesday from 3 to 5 PM.

MEN’S NETWORK: Men, you are invited for study in God’s Word through the Lutheran Hour’s Men’s Network. We will meet on Tue., Oct. 3 at 7:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran in Plato (1st Tue. of the month) led by Pastor Mastin of St. John’s.

LUTHERAN LAYMEN’S LEAGUE – LLL: The next LLL meeting is scheduled on Tue., Oct. 3 at 7:30 PM at First Lutheran.

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB: First Lutheran’s “First Edition” book club is reading Harvest Raise by Katie Schuermann (Concordia Publishing House). Please join us Mon., Oct. 16 at 7 PM in the main entry seating area.

FIRST LUTHERAN CITY-WIDE TRUNK OR TREAT: On Tue., Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 PM, you are invited to join us for a safe trick-or-treating venue which will include candy (of course!), games, brats, friends, and lots of fun! See the Oct. Newsletter!

Opportunities to Share Your Time, Talent, and Treasures

TRUNK OR TREAT HELP: On Tue., Oct. 31, we will be having the First Annual FLC city- wide trunk or treat!  And we need your help! We want to have MANY trunks decorated in our parking lot so that we can have a lot for the people that come to trick or treat! If you’re wondering what that would look like you can Google, or look on Pinterest for ideas! The church will be celebrating the 500th reformation year, but you can choose whatever theme you would like for your trunk!
If you want to participate then let Tori Kidd know by sending an email to,
RECYCLE AND HELP THE YOUTH:  Did you know that you can recycle and help the NYG Youth at the same time? There are actually two ways to do this.  The NYG Youth would like to thank everyone for their support in helping us reach the goal of attending the 2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering!
Aluminum Cans-There is a small plastic shed on the northeast side of church by the handicap parking.
Paper/Cardboard- Save newspaper, magazines, old books, boxes, food boxes.
Dates and Times- Sat. Oct. 7 & 14 from 9 AM – 3 PM and Sun. Oct. 8 & 15 from Noon – 3 PM.
LIGHTHOUSE (NEW YOUTH ROOM) NEEDS: The Lighthouse is painted and now has WiFi! To help complete this new facility for our youth, we are in need of a few items: chairs (folding chairs), toilet paper, paper towels, snacks, drinks, one small desk (or table) for the computer. If you have questions please contact Tori at .

MORE SCHOOL REWARDS:  At Coborn’s, we have a strong tradition of community caring, service, and support. Investing in youth is one of our top priorities, so we are excited to announce our NEW MORE School Rewards program! How It Works - MORE School Rewards is completely digital and easy as 1‐2‐3: You can log into or the MORE Rewards mobile app to designate your preferred school or childcare facility. Shop at Coborn's, Cash Wise, and Marketplace Foods stores for our store brands (Food Club, Full Circle, Top Care, @ease, Paws, Tippy Toes, and more!) to earn points for your designated school. Coborn's, Inc. is committed to donating $150,000 to local entities during the 2017‐2018 school year. The points a school earns will help grow their share of the $150,000 total. It's like a pie ‐ the size of a school's slice will depend on how many points they have received.
WE THANK GOD FOR A WARM CHURCH THIS WINTER! Our church boiler needed to be replaced and at the Special Voters Meeting on Mon., Aug. 28, it was motioned and approved to purchase a new two-boiler system. Now we need to pay the loan so we can afford to heat the church this Winter! No gift is too small!
WARM COAT COLLECTION:  Warm winter coats are being collected here at church for the Coat Distribution on Oct.18.


OCTOBER NEWSLETTER: The Calendar has been emailed out and the newsletter will be available early this week.
$$ THRIVENT MONIES UPDATE: Current Thrivent Choice $ month - $ 895 for FLC and $407 for FLS! Thank you!
STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE: Oct. 1 ( Proper 21)
Matthew 21:26 – “But if we say, 'From man,' we are afraid of the crowd. . .” Foolish Pharisees! They fear men more than they fear God, and so they miss out on the great blessing of knowing Jesus and His love. All our sins are like this: we fear something more than we fear God. And how foolish that is!. Just think of the blessings we miss out on whenever we place our fear or trust in something other than God.
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 LC-MS. If you are not a member of an LCMS church, we kindly ask that you speak to one of the pastors.

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 – Sept. 30, 2017   (12 of 52 weeks)                                      Attendance 09/24/17 - 09/30/17
                                                                                                                                                       Sunday Worship Total: 353
Receipts General Fund (only):                               $271,966.05                                                         8:00 AM Service: 228 
Expenses (General Fund only):                             $278,314.94                                                      10:30 AM Service:  125
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date                          ($11,903.07)                                                               Communed:   77    
                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitors:    2    
                                                                                                                                                            Sunday School Total: 85
                                                                                                                                                                                 Children: 48
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2017                                                                                  Adults: 37
    Total Receipts to Date:       $8,079.00

                                                                               Boiler Donations = $13,360