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 Craig Kohls 320-864-4628
Pastor Ronald Mathison: 320-864-5616 E-MAIL: email@example.com
WEBSITE: www.firstglencoe.org COMMON CUP: 320-864-5511
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PRAYER CHAIN: 320-864-3892 or 320-238-2148
1st Sunday Of Advent
December 1, 2013
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting 1 Page 151
HYMNS: 331, 332, 350, (dist. 644, 624, 619), 669
SERMON: “Be Ready! Christ(mas) Is Coming!”
Matthew 24:36-44 Pastor Dan Welch
ORGANIST: Mr. Rick Grieger
Old Testament – Isaiah 2:1-5
Epistle – Romans 8:11-14
Gospel Lesson – Matthew 24:36-44
8:00 AM: -“Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers” Sr. Choir Ensemble
--Violinist: Scott Landis “Adoration”
“Sharing Christ, Changing Lives”
GUESTS: Welcome! Please complete the friendship register as it is passed to you.
PARENTS & 2 year olds meet at 9:15 AM in the lower level classroom.
--CHILDREN’S SUNDAY School (ages 4-grade 8) meet in the Fellowship Center at 9:15 AM.
--PRIMARY BIBLE TIME for children ages 3, 4 & 5 years old: children meet in the main entry during the sermon hymn.
--YOUTH SUNDAY School (Gr. 9 – College) will meet at the school gym at 9:15 AM.
PLEASE JOIN US for Fellowship Time:
Dec. 1 – Endowment Committee
Dec. 8 - Board of Deacons
Dec. 15 – Day School Board
Dec. 22 – Youth Board
There are still dates open to serve. If you are interested in serving fellowship time, contact the church office.
THE PRINCIPAL CALL COMMITTEE invites any congregational member of FLC to submit names of rostered LCMS educators for the position of Principal/Administrator. Submissions must be received by Dec. 10, 2013. Forms are available in the Church Office along with a copy of the job description.
CHURCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY UPDATE: Due to unfortunate issues with the typesetter that is printing our directory, there is a longer delay in receiving our new book. The committee would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and they are working very diligently to provide you with a quality book as soon as possible.
: Known to be hospitalized: none
--for Jim McIntire and family for strength, comfort, & acceptance.
--for Bruce Donnay for upcoming surgery this week.
--for Walter & Marjorie Litzau in honor of their 55th
ALTAR FLOWERS are placed by the Board of Trustees for this Thanksgiving Holiday.
--Thank you to Les & Sue Engelmann for the decorative grasses for our display.
JOIN US for Adult Bible Study today, led by Pastor Welch from 9:15 – 10:15 AM in the Fellowship Center. The topic is “The Birth of John Foretold” Luke 1:5-25 – God sent John the Baptist to proclaim that the promised Savior had come. God gives us pastors to proclaim that Jesus is our Savior from sin and death.
--Next week’s topic
: is “Mary Visits Elizabeth” Luke 1:26-56 – God remembered Mary, filling her womb with the world’s Savior. God remembers us and, through His Word and Sacraments, fills us with Christ Jesus, granting us full salvation. Like Mary, we offer our humble praise.
FIRST LUTHERAN LWML
will meet Dec. 2 for a Christmas lunch and meeting. LWML volunteers, guests and members are welcomed. The meal will start at noon with a short executive board meeting immediately following. Christmas songs and entertainment will be provided by First Lutheran students. Members, please bring a dish to share.
A MEASURE OF OUR STEWARDSHIP………………
FINANCIALS: For the week of: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30
General Fund & Debt Reduction Receipts $9,579.87
Weekly Budgetary Needs for 2013-14 $20,206.00
Weekly Abundance or (Shortfall) ( $10,626.13)
2013-14 Year-to-Date Totals for Nov. 24 – Nov. 30
Receipts = $302,199.03 Budgetary Need - $444,532.00
KETCH-UP Funds Received: Sept. 29 – Nov. 30
Ketch-up Totals: $9,464.00 (included in weekly financial above)
ATTENDANCE: for the week of: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30
In Worship Communed Visitors Classes
Sunday 463 130 8 106
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH, BAKE & COUNTRY STORE Sale will be held on Sun. Dec. 7, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Church Fellowship Center. Pick up a pink handout sheet from one of the entrance stands for more information.
QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING Mon. Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM. All church members age 18 and older are encouraged to attend. Business will include: election of 2014 officer and board positions; recommendation from Victor Dietel Bequest Committee and Church Council to transfer funds from Rev. Matthew Heise to Rev. Dr. Carl and Deaconess Deborah Rockrohr.
REMINDER - THE STEWARDSHIP BOARD has placed extra “KETCH-UP” envelopes on each of the entrance stands to be used to help catch up on our congregation’s debt.
THE MEN’S CLUB annual Christmas party is Tues. Dec. 10. Social hour is at 6:00 PM. Dinner is at 6:30 PM. The chicken will be provided. All members, spouses and widows of former members are urged to attend. Please bring a wrapped $3 gift for a game.
to get 2014 HAPPENINGS BOOKS. They are just $30 each and can be purchased thru December 8
. For more information contact Joe Fountain after 3 PM at 864-3317 or stop in the Church Office.
ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS – PLEASE check if you have Thrivent Choice $ to designate. This is a free program and costs you nothing. You might think you only have a small amount to give, but all together, a little adds up to A LOT! It’s simple and easy……Visit (www.Thrivent.com/choice), phone (1-800-847-4836), or visit your Thrivent Financial Rep.
3RD ANNUAL CAROLING WITH GOOD SHEPHERD – Sun, Dec. 15 at 3 PM. Please join us! We will meet at Good Shepherd church and plan to visit Grand Meadows, Orchard Estates, and GRHS Long Term. We’ll gather afterwards back at Good Shepherd for barbeques and other goodies.
REMEMBERANCE TREE: In December, a Christmas tree in the main entry area is decorated with pictures of members who have died this past year. Family members, who would like these keepsakes, may take them after the Christmas Day services.
PLEASE PRAY for our two mission partners for the 2013-14 fiscal year: Rev. Jack & Cathy Carlos serving in Guinea, West Africa and our new mission partners, Rev. Dr. Carl and Deaconess Deborah Rockrohr serving in Ethiopia. A copy of Rockrohr News & Notes is on each of the entrance stands along with Pray for Us cards.
YOU’RE INVITED to Christmas Dinner at Dennis Wolter’s home. For more information and/or to RSVP, call 320-510-0206 by Wed. Dec. 18. Please indicate if you need a ride and Dennis will come and pick you up.
CEMETERY LAWN CARE: open bidding 2014. The Cemetery Board will be accepting bids for lawn mowing and weed spraying at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery for the calendar year 2014. Sealed bids are being accepted until Dec. 20 and can be submitted to the church office. Contact Don Wolff 320-864-5013 with questions.
Oct. – Dec. will go to Common Cup Ministries.
WEEKLY SERVICES CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM Wednesdays 6:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM
This Week at First Lutheran
Sun. Dec. 1 Worship, Comn, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
Worship, 10:30 AM
Youth Gr. 9-12 Snacks, 5:30 PM
Youth Bible Study, 6:00 PM
Mon. Dec. 2 LWML Christmas Potluck, 12:00 PM
Altar Guild Tree Decorating w/Deacons, 6 PM
Tues. Dec. 3 Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Board of Stewardship, 6:30 PM
Principal Call Committee, 6:30 PM
Christian Ed. Board, 7:00 PM
Day School Board, 7:00 PM
Youth Board, 7:00 PM
Wed. Dec. 4 Christ Chimes, 3:15 PM
Public Sch. Confirmation, 3:30 PM
Gospel Ringers, 6:00 PM
Senior Choir, 6:15 PM
Advent Worship, Comn., 7:00 PM
Thur. Dec. 5 Board of Evangelism, 7:00 PM
Board of Deacons, 7:00 PM
Board of Trustees, 7:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 7 Christmas Brunch, Bake & Country Store, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun. Dec. 8 Worship, 8:00 AM
Fellowship Time, 9:00 AM
Sunday Bible Classes, 9:15 AM
Worship, Comn 10:30 AM
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.