September 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter


September 2017 Calendar

August 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

Today is Education Sunday!

 Today we remember in our prayers the beginning of a new year of Christian education here at First Lutheran!
We have classes for all ages, beginning with two-years-old to adult. We pray for a right knowledge of Christ:
“Almighty God, whom to know is everlasting life, grant us perfectly to know Your Son, Jesus Christ,
to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life, that following His steps we may steadfastly walk in the way that leads
to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. “ (Lutheran Service Book, 2006, p.311)
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, September 10, 2017
14th Sunday after Pentecost

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service, Setting 3,
                                    Page 184

HYMNS: 8:00 AM  #605, 866, 725, 867
             10:30 AM   #605, 866, 725,
                                    (864, 709, 622), 867
SERMON  “On Becoming a Child of God”
                    Matthew 18:1-20
                  ~Pastor Dan Welch
    Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 33:7-9
    Epistle Lesson: Romans 13:1-10
    Gospel Lesson: Matthew 18:1-20
CABLE TV, CHANNEL 10: Wednesdays 6:30 PM                                                           Fridays 5:30 PM

Thank you for Serving:

ORGANIST:  Mr. Luke Dahl

8:00 AM – Todd Trippel, Les Schauer
10:30 AM – Fritz Schulz, Brian Witte,
                     Brian Schuch
8:00 AM – Ella Malz, Alexis Dahlman
10:30 AM – Elijah Liestman, Mason Petron
“People go through three conversations:
the conversation of their head, their heart,
and their pocketbook; unfortunately,
not all at the same time.” ~Martin Luther
-- Collins Taylor Lang, daughter of Jennifer and Tyler Lang, who we welcome into God’s family here at First Lutheran through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at the 8:00 service.  May God bless you and keep you in the one true faith!
-- Friends and Family of Donna Baumann, who was called home to be with her Savior this past Sunday. Services were here at First Lutheran this past Friday. Blessed are those who die in the Lord!
-- Continuous prayers for Donna Schade, Helen Suttles
FELLOWSHIP TIME TODAY: Please join us in the Fellowship Center today at 9:15 a.m. for fellowship and refreshments.
Sept. 10 – Day School Board (Education Sunday)                                  Sept. 24 – Men’s Club
Sept. 17 – Finance Committee                                                                  Oct. 1 – Evangelism
KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE BULLETIN INSERT: There is a new children’s bulletin insert available in the children’s bulletins. This week’s topic is an explanation of the SACRISTY.  Parents, please see the section just for you. J
CHURCH BULLETIN NOTE DEADLINE:  Please give your submissions to the church office by 3 PM on Thursdays. 

This Week at First Lutheran

Sun., Sept. 10      8:00 AM – Divine Service
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship Time: Day School Board
  Education          9:15 AM – Sunday School Carnival
     Sunday          10:30 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                            11:30 AM – Retirement Party for Mrs. Schmidt
                               FLS BAKE SALE

Mon., Sept. 11    1:00 PM – Quilt Tying
                              7:00 PM – Trustees
                              7:00 PM – LWML
                              7:00 PM – Altar Guild

Tue., Sept. 12      NO Bible Study
                              9:30 AM – GRHS with Communion
                              1:00 PM – Staff Meeting
                              1:30 PM – Millie Beneke with Communion
                              7:00 PM – Youth Board
                              7:00 PM – The Men’s Network Bible Study

Wed., Sept. 13    3:30-4:45 PM – 1st Day Public School Catechism
                              6:15 PM – MEN Senior Choir
                              6:30 PM – ALL Senior Choir
                              7:00 PM – Nominating Committee
                              FLS Picture Day

Thu., Sept. 14     8:10 AM – FLS Chapel (Pastor Aldelsen)
                              1:30 PM – Chapel at Grand Meadows
                              6:30 PM – Finance Committee

Sun., Sept. 17      8:00 AM – Divine Service with Communion
                              9:00 AM – Fellowship Time: Finance
                              9:15 AM – Sunday School and Adult Bible Class
                            10:30 AM – Divine Service
                              6:30-8:00 PM – I.M.P.A.C.T.

Today at First Lutheran

ADULT BIBLE CLASS: There will be no Sunday morning adult Bible class this morning. Please join us next week!
INSTALLATION OF EDUCATORS:  First Lutheran School Teachers and Aides, Sunday School Teachers and Aides, Catechism Teachers, and other Christian Educators will be installed today at the 10:30 AM service.
SPECIAL MUSIC TODAY: The FLS choirs will be singing today at the 10:30 service.Thank you for sharing your talents!
THE BOUNTY OF GARDEN:  Please donate and / or help yourself to our members’ extra garden produce on the table.
FLS BAKE SALE:  Please check out the bake sale table in the Fellowship Center. 100% of the proceeds go towards FLS.
RETIREMENT PARTY FOR MRS. SCHMIDT: Please join us in the Fellowship Center following the 10:30 AM service.

This Week at First Lutheran

SUNDAY SCHOOL CARNIVAL The 2017-2018 Sunday School year begins! Join us in the Fellowship Center TODAY at 9:15 AM, where the Christian Education Board and Sunday School teachers will welcome children and their parents for Sunday School registration and a carnival. Parents will register their children while the children play games, meet their teachers and have a snack. All children ages 2 through high school are welcome. It’s Grandparents Day, too!
SPECIAL FLS TEACHER RECOGNITION: Today we recognize teaching milestones for two of our teachers at FLS.  Mrs. Deb Bargmann has been teaching for twenty years and Mrs. LuAnn Schmidt has taught for fifteen years. We thank these ladies for their dedication in educating our youth here at First Lutheran!
QUILT TYING:  It’s time to start tying quilts again! We tie on Monday afternoons, beginning at 1 PM. Anyone interested, please come and join in this fellowship time. We will start on Monday, Sept. 11. For questions, please call Joyce 864-3920.
ALTAR GUILD: Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to help at church? We are looking for new members to join. If you want to check it out first, we are meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month, beginning Mon., Sept. 11 at 7:00 PM.
MEN’S NETWORK: Men are invited for study in God’s Word through the Lutheran Hour’s Men’s Network. We are beginning again on Tue., Sept. 12 at 7:00 PM here at First, led by Pastor Mastin of St. John’s Plato.
MEN’S CLUB: The Men’s Club are beginning their quarterly meetings again. Please join us on Tue., Sept. 12 at 8:00 PM. All interested men of the congregation are invited to join our group.
FIRST LUTHERAN HANDBELL CHOIRS:  We are blessed to have two groups at FLC! Gospel Ringers -- This group of adults and high schoolers rehearse on Wednesdays (except summer) at 6:15 PM. Christ Chimes -- This group of school age children (Grades 3 and up) rehearse on Wednesdays at 3:15 PM. Please use the North Entrance. Experience in playing handbells is not needed, but of course welcome. Any interested bell ringers should contact Gabby Fountain or the church office. Your talents will be used at weekly rehearsal and monthly or bi-monthly performances and during holidays. The hand bell choirs enhance the worship services with their music; RING unto the Lord a new song. Start date: Sept. 13.
NEW SEASON! NEW SONGS! NEW DIRECTOR! Jennifer Becker is the new Senior Choir Director. We are starting choir this Wed., Sept. 13 with just the men at 6:15 PM and the women can join at 6:30 PM.
I.M.P.A.C.T. and NYG: These are two different groups for youth, grades 8 to 12. You may belong to one, or both. I.M.P.A.C.T. will meet Sun., Sept. 17 at 6:30 PM and NYG will meet Sun., Sept. 24 at 7 PM. Please see Tori Kidd.
TWEENS YOUTH GROUP: For our Tweens, Grades 4 – 7, you are invited to Youth Group, just for you, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from after school to 5 PM at First Lutheran. First Date: Tue., Sept. 19. Please contact Tori Kidd.
TIME WITH ME CLUB: “Time with Me Club” is an activity group for two, three, and four-year-olds. Our first session is Wed., Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Come play, sing, and make projects as we hear and learn about a baby in a basket (Moses.)  This year’s theme is “God Takes Care of Us as We Grow.”
ADULT NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Classes begin Wed., Sept. 20 from 7 – 8:20 PM. Sessions will be held on Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25. If interested, please contact the church office

Opportunities to Share Your Time, Talent, and Treasures

FOR THOSE MUSICALLY INCLINED: “[Music] a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity,arrogance,and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.” ~Martin Luther  Anyone interested in sharing their musical gifts, whether vocal or instrumental, for a Sunday morning worship service, we would like to hear you. If you would like an accompaniment, one can be provided. If interested, please contact Brian Grochow at or call 952-412-1696.
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  Thank you!
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 two new boilers. Now we need to pay the loan so we can afford to heat the church this Winter!  No gift is too small! Incentive, Debi challenges our members to give $50 each to the heating fund. We don’t want to wear snowsuits in the sanctuary!
WARM COAT COLLECTION:  Warm winter coats are being collected here at church for the Coat Distribution in October.
CAMP OMEGA: Do you have any Camp Omega pictures to share? Camp Omega is the perfect setting for summer camp, family reunions, retreats, conferences and other gatherings. There is a poster board near the South Entrance to the Sanctuary to post pictures you have of Camp Omega. All donations given to the Angel Seed fund through the end of September will be given directly to Camp Omega. Thank you for your support!


MARTIN LUTHER PROGRAM FOR 150th ANNIVERSARY TO AIR: PBS will air a two-hour documentary on the life and impact of Martin Luther. The film, “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” will air Tue., Sept. 12 at 7 PM on TPT2. Thrivent Financial is the exclusive sponsor of the film, which was created to recognize the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and starring Padraic Delaney in the title role, the film brings to life the great adventure story of Luther's struggle. Interspersed among the dramatic recreations (shot in Europe), is commentary from theologians and scholars from a variety of Christian traditions.
SENIOR EXPO UPDATE:  The Senior Expo will be held at the Hutchinson Event Center. (Facebook incorrectly stated the locations as The Oaks and Pines.) Sorry for the confusion.
$$ THRIVENT MONIES UPDATE: Current Thrivent Choice $ month - $ 895 for FLC and $407 for FLS! Thank you!
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.

The beginning of September is a very busy time, especially at our church and school, as new activities begin again in the Fall. In order to keep you informed of all the many events coming up this week, as well as other important announcements, some items usually seen in the church bulletin notes, were not included this week, but will be printed again next week.


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 – Aug 19, 2017   (07 of 52 weeks)                                        Attendance 08/13/17 - 08/19/17
                                                                                                                                                       Sunday Worship Total: 310
General Fund (only) Receipts:                               $146,064.56                                                         8:00 AM Service: 194 
Expenses (General Fund only):                             $160,454.62                                                      10:30 AM Service:  116
Abundance or (Shortfall) to Date                          ($14,390.06)                                                               Communed:    91    
                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitors:    2    
                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday School Total:
                                                                                                                                                                                Children: N/A
DEBT REDUCTION Receipts: Jul. 1, 2017 – Aug 19, 2017                                                                                    Adults:   38
    Total Receipts to Date:       $4,669.00