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First Lutheran Church Albert Lea, MN www.flcal.org

M O N T H LY M E S S E N G E R

JULY 2018 JUNE 30, 2018

V OLUME LXVIIl + N O .7

First Lutheran Church July 23 — July 26 Ingham Okoboji Monday through Thursday Vacation Bible School 12:30-5:00 pm

First Lutheran Church + F.L.C. + For the Love of Christ

Regis tratio n for m i nside !

Stop in or call the church to sign up!

Volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School. We need people to house our camp counselors for the week. Also, we need volunteers to help serve the daily snack. Contact Jenny at church 373-6424.

Pastor John’s Letter

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Musical Notes

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New Women’s Bible Study

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Men’s Ministry

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Caring & Sharing

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What’s Happening at FLC

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July Calendar

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Miscellaneous Information

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FLC Youth Announcements

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Letter from Scott & Vicky Satre

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Thank you’s

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Memorials and Special Gifts

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Join us

Have a safe and

for a six week

Happy 4th of July!

See page 4.

woman’s bible study

THE MISSION OF FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IS: TO GATHER, EQUIP, AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO JOYFULLY DO 1

CHRIST’S WORK.


Rejoice in the Lord

Dear Friends in Christ, Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, At the old ball game.* These words are familiar to most people. This song is known as the national anthem of baseball in America. There is something about singing this at the 7 th inning stretch that seems to unify the crowd and make us happy. In the days since the 9/11/2001 attacks, often at major league games (especially on Sundays and holidays) this prayerful song is substituted at the 7th inning: God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above From the mountains to the prairies To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, my home sweet home; God bless America, my home sweet home.** There is something in our culture that still recognizes the importance of God in our life as a nation. Without God’s blessing we would be lost. However, church attendance is down in the U.S. A Bible verse that calls to many is found in Hebrews 10: 23-25: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. It will be fun on Sunday, July 1, for many of us to go to Hayek Field in Albert Lea for “First Lutheran Church Day at the Albert Lea Lakers” game. The game is scheduled to start at 4:00 pm. Discount tickets are available at church. I hope you can come. More importantly, I hope you’ll come to church whenever you can. Try singing this and catch the Spirit of our fellowship together: Take me out on the Lord’s Day; Take me out to the church. We’ll sing and pray and give thanks for grace; Jesus’ blood all our sins will erase! Father, Son and God’s Holy Spirit will guide us all of the way! So let’s come together each week, on the good Lord’s Day!*** In the light of His love,

Pastor John F. Holt * by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer (1908). Public domain. ** by Irving Berlin (1918/1938). Public domain. *** by John F. Holt (© 2018).

PS  Men, join us for Bible Study when you can at 6:30 am Wednesdays at Snap Fitness, downtown AL  At the end of May, General Fund income was down about 8% compared with last year. Please, remember FLC in your tithes and offerings.  Our partnership with ISD #241 leasing space at FLC for VPK, to help 4 year olds be Kindergarten ready, is exciting. What great things God is doing among us to serve our greater community! 2


MUSICAL NOTES

Most of us have heard of Christmas in July events, yes? Well, in my job as Minister of Music and Worship, the worship planning part takes much of my time AND I have to stay well-ahead--even months ahead--of the seasons and services. So, I have been listening to lots of Advent and Christmas music recently. I have to say, even though it is warm outside, listening to the beautiful Christmas music does "put me in the Christmas Spirit ". Now that is probably a good idea--to live in the Spirit of Christmas in July and the other eleven months too! I have listened to one piece over and over because of its beautifully textured music and its hauntingly beautiful poetry. This piece is called Glow by a genius named Eric Whitacre: "Softly falls the winter snow--whispers to the sleeping world below. 'Winter tide awakes'. Morning breaks and sets the Earth aglow in gentle tone of warmest white--Proclaim the glory of our Savior's light." Christmas is right around the corner!!! PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING ONE OF OUR CHOIRS— First Lutheran Church Choir--Open to ages youth through adult--Wednesday Rehearsals from 6:30 to 8 PM. You don't have to read music! We will work with you! Consider the Advent/Christmas Season OR the Lent/Easter Season OR CHOOSE BOTH! The Choir is on hiatus for the summer, but starts back on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room. First Lutheran Church Hand Bell Choir--Open to ages youth through adult--Wednesday Rehearsals from 5:30 to 6:25 PM. We are looking for music readers for bells! The Bell Choir is on hiatus for the summer, but starts back on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the bell loft. Spirit Express Band and Singers--Open to ages youth through adult--Tuesday Rehearsals from 7:15 to 8:45 PM. We are always looking for singers and band players! Thanks for your prayers and support. Peace, Tim tim@flcal.org, 507-373-6424, 303-887-4513 3


Women’s Bible Study Opportunity Passing our faith onto our children is vital. How can we help them want to know Christ? This six-session course will discuss how to make God real to our children. Join us for a six week woman’s bible study series.

“Developing the Spiritual Life of Children” Edgewater Park – Outdoor North/South Pavilion Large Shelter Area 5:00-6:00 pm Bring a lawn chair! Children welcome too! Sunday, July 8th - Make God Real to Your Children Use everyday examples to teach your child about God’s love, creation, knowledge and presence,

Sunday, July 15th – Teach Children to Pray This could be the most important skill we pass on to our children. Sunday, July 22nd – Make Church a Positive Experience for Kids How can we help kids to love church? Sunday, July 29th – Help Children Make Faith Their Own If we don’t teach them, who will? Sunday, August 5th – Nurture a Child’s Faith Authentic faith is cultivated in the soil of the home. Sunday, August 12th Use Stories to Pass on the Faith How can we use stories to convey meaning, inspire action, and pass on the faith? Attendance at all bible studies is not mandatory. Come for all sessions or come for one or two!

If you are interested in attending any of the bible study sessions, please contact: Katie Davis davis.katie@hotmail.com or 605-310-7406

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FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN (FLCW) CARING AND SHARING

August Program

July 2018– Hannah

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:45 a.m. Program: Haiti Mission By: Kara Heinemann Devotions: Sandy Narverud Offering Prayer: Sandy Narverud

Co-Chairs

Bonnie Schneider Cheryl Moran

373-3767 383-5066

Workers Paula Bennett

Julie Gilbertson

Linda Pederson

Ann Bowman

Laurie Lenz

Barb Rogness

Sharon Buley

Julie Lokken

Debbie Sorenson

Karen Christenson

Sandi Nesse

Mary Stapleton

Cindy Fjermestad

Deloris Osmundson

Orlene Woodside

Cakes Kathy Attig

Jayne Iverson

Kim McArdle

Susan Blenka

Pam Jerdee

Susan Morris

Delphine Drommerhausen

Carol A. Johnson

Beverly Nelson

Carol Hedalen

Brenda Malepsy

Julie Schewe

Fran Heilman

September Program Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:15 p.m. Pioneer Day/Past Presidents Program: Musical Presentation By: Carol Purdy and Jan Reshetar Devotions: Offering Prayer:

Sharon Wakefield

MEN’S MINISTRY Searchers Men’s Summer 2018 Bible Study Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15 6:30 am — at Snap Fitness, downtown Albert Lea “MASCULINITY—Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up” Come Weekly or Occasionally. Bring your own Bible. Study guide materials provided. Questions: contact Pastor John Holt at 373-6424 or 383-4750.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am Bridge Community Church

2016 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, MN  Bring your appetite.  Bring your friends.  Bring your prayerful heart. See you there! David Peterson 507.213.6148 “The Body of Christ working together “as one”

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FLC? We would like all portions of the commitment You should have received a letter in the mail from cards that are to be returned to church, the Spirit of Giving team at the end of May which brought back by July 31st. They can be returned also included a commitment card. This letter was to the church office, dropped in the offering plate, part of our Spring Drive, and our hope was that it or placed in the green box at the Welcome Center. would inspire you to make a commitment to God’s Thank you so much for your individual commitment to our ministries, here at First Lutheran. work happening in and through First Lutheran Church! If you did not receive a letter, please call Together we can do so much more, and each one the church office (373-6424), as we may not have of us has something special to share! God’s Blessings! your most current address on file. We would be happy to send one to you!

FLC Members and friends,

Madeleine's Chocolate Chip Cookies The cookies will be for sale between services on July 22nd and July 29th. The cookies will be $1.00 each. Proceeds will go to Relay For Life. Get your cookies on the above dates as we will not be at the Relay event this year. Thank you for your support. Mary Stapleton, Judy Kropp, Cindy Gilbert, Lilah Aas, Becky Boelter, and Judy Mullen

Report from Happiness Is A Blanket... The “Happiness is a Blanket” quilters sent 123 quilts on the Lutheran World Relief truck on May 19, 2018. We also donated 9 full sized quilts to the Salvation Army, and 1 to the American Legion Auxiliary. We want to thank everyone who contributed material and money to this project. Please continue to remember us as you are cleaning closets or finding good usable things at garage sales. We can use fabric, bedding (sheets, pillow cases, mattress pads, comforters, bed skirts) table linens, drapes, curtains, clothing and jeans. This

means we used many yards of fabric for the 123 quilts that were sent on the van. Besides the fabric we use fill for warmer quilts and sheets for lighter quilts. They are sent to various climates. We also welcome anyone interested in joining the group. You do not have to know how to sew as there is a variety of jobs to be done such as ripping trying, ironing, cutting, etc. ~Quilters If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Christensen 373-2770 or Bonnie Trampel 373-1665. 6


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FLC? isolated hometown after his NHL career ended, so victory Having read A Man Called Ove, I was looking for another would help justify the Anderssons choice to return. A violent act to a young teenager leaves her petrified and book by Fredrik Backman, so was pleased to find the puts the town in an upheaval just before the semifinal new hardcover copy of Beartown in our church library. match. People of the town do not believe the girl’s story Beartown is a tiny town nestled deep in the forest and everyone knows it’s a dying community. There is an old as it means the end of the town’s dream. The girl displays incredible courage in going against the grain. ice rink built many years ago down near the lake. The people of the town have all their hopes built around that No one is left unaffected, as accusations are made and just like the ripples of the town’s lake, they spread rink, which is home to the junior hockey team ready to throughout Beartown. This book is a real page turner! compete in the national semifinals. A lot of pressure is put on a handful of teenage boys. A Please check out the many adult and children’s books we have in our library. A grateful thank you to those who victory could send the star hockey player, Kevin, to a professional hockey league and for Amat, who is treated have donated books, new and used. Summertime is a as an outcast everywhere except on the ice, it could great time for our children and teenagers to catch up on mean everything to him and his mother. their reading. The general manager, Peter and his wife returned to his

Library Corner

FRIENDS @ FIRST will not meet in July or August. The Special Outreach Cause for July is: Compassion International Compassion International connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program. Goal $500.

Your support provides:      

Medical checkups Nutritious food Health and hygiene training Educational assistance Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children Conversations about Jesus Christ and encouragement to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

Special offering envelopes are available from the ushers at our worship services. Please, make checks payable to F.L.C.

A Lutheran World Relief Ingathering, hosted in May by the Social Ministry Team, was attended by 60 area churches. Over 2300 quilts, 100 fleece-tied blankets, 80 school kits, 775 personal care kits, 175 baby care kits, 15 fabric kits, and 600 pounds of soap were collected. $3000 was donated to LWR for its shipping expenses. THANK YOU!! to all the volunteers who helped in so many ways. Special thanks to Crossroads Trailer of Albert Lea for providing the truck & delivery to the LWR warehouse in St. Paul. 7


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MISCELLANEOUS FLC INFORMATION FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OFFICE: Phone (507) 373-6424; E-mail: firstoffice@flcal.org; Fax 373-6330 Mailing address—301 W. Clark St., Albert Lea, MN 56007 Office Hours- Monday- Thursday: 8am-5pm; Friday: 8am-4:45pm Building Hours- Monday – Thursday: 7am-8:30pm; Friday: 8am-4:45pm Saturday: 8am-12pm; Sunday: 7am-12pm Other times by appointment or as meetings/events are scheduled Web site–www.flcal.org PASTORAL STAFF e-mails and emergency telephone numbers: Pastor John Holt, johnh@flcal.org (Cell–383-4750; Home–377-0046) Pastor Sean Forde sean@flcal.org (Cell 772-323-1778)

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May 2018 Financial Reports - Year-to-Date Offerings Other Income Total Income Expenses Surplus (Deficit) January 1, 2018 May 31, 2018

Radio Income Expense Net gain (loss)

FLC General Fund (G.F.) Actual Budget $254,495 $300,054 59,586 52,988 $314,081 $353,042 $336,514 $353,042 ($22,433) -0$150,868 G.F. ‘Fund Balance’ $128,435 G.F. ‘Fund Balance’ FLC Broadcast Ministries Actual Peace & Power $5,490 Income 5,130 Expense $360 Net gain (loss) 10

Over/(Under) ($45,559) $6,598 ($38,961) 16,528 ($22,433)

Actual $26,761 17,972 $8,789


FLC YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS The Garden Project

Valleyfair

Everything is planted now. We are growing: corn, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, carrots, peas, zucchini, and melons We are spending most of our time at the garden weeding.

Wednesday July 18th

Cost: $25

For youth in 7th - 12th Grades

We will leave at 8:00 am return home at 10:00 pm. Bring extra money to eat or bring a sack lunch.

To sign up contact Jordan (373-6424)

Sign up deadline: July 15

EVENTS OF INTEREST Healing Haiti Mission Support Opportunity

Hello, My son, Josh, and I (members of First Lutheran) will be going to Haiti through www.healinghaiti.com August 27-September 3, 2018. We’re trying to raise some money to cover the cost of the trip and were hoping the church would consider making a contribution. To donate on line go to www.gofundme.com and enter “Brad Kramer, Haiti” in the search. This would be very much appreciated. 11


LETTER FROM SCOTT & VICKY SATRE

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Thanks to all who shared words of congratulations and blessings following the 8 am service on Sunday, June 10, 2018. During that service Pastor John Holt made mention of three/four pastors advancing years, members of this congregation who are celebrating 50 plus years of ordained ministry: Pastor Al Stoa, 50 years, Chaplain Monrad Mandsager 55 years and Pastor Phil Peters 50 years of commissioned Ministry by Pastor Marilyn Peters representing 205 years of ministry together. They all served in various places and are glad to finish off their years and participate as best they can here at First Lutheran in Albert Lea. Thanks to the following people who helped make it a special day: Jackie Sletten for decorating beautifully, Cake cutters and coffee servers: Diane Damerow, Jane Maiden, Ann Satre, and Bonnie Trampel. Thanks again to Pastor John Holt

I would like to thank the First Lutheran Scholarship committee and congregation for the scholarship I received. I have enjoyed serving the church for the past 13 years. Having par ticipated in the various trips going to different states, helping at the garden and at the Jenny Awards. My time at First Lutheran has been great. My current plan is to leave for the army for the next eight years and make plans to go to college to use this scholarship. Thank you Garret Larson

Thank you so much for your generous scholarship and support of my educational goals. Thank you also for everything you do for our community. It has been a pleasure being a part of First Lutheran Church where God has taught me so much! Best Regards, Carine Rofshus Freshman, School of Fine Art Institute of Chicago 13


MEMORIALS, HONORS & SPECIAL GIFTS PEACE & POWER FUND In Memory Of: Gary Bush given by: Truman & Barbara Thrond Maxine Hamer given by: Richard & Debra Berg Betty Abben given by: Hildy Vallevand Mitchell Wakefield given by: Ruth Noren Terry Jenson given by: Helen Johnson, Carlyle & Janet Engebretson Robert “Bob” Groe given by: Mike & Sue Jordan, Tom & Karen Hovde Kathy Pacovsky given by: Al & Tep Christensen Forrest “Forrie” Claussen given by: Dwaine & Dawn Winkels, Lorraine Bakken, Ben & Phyllis Fredrickson Arnold Stadheim given by: Family & friends Richard Hoium given by: Bill & Marilyn Danielsen, Mark & Terri Stadheim, Marvyl Dahl,, Craig & Michele Johnson Irma Perkins given by: Lorraine Bakken Edith Jackson given by; Hildy Vallevand Willard Spilde given by: Ben & Phyllis Fredrickson Lily Anderson given by: George & Deloris Goskeson, Robert & Theresa Hartke, Donald & Joanne Johnsrud Opal Harmes given by: Bev Nelson Rolland “Rollie” Marquardt given by: Bev Nelson, Jack & Orlene Woodside Lowell Grasdalen given by: Lorraine Bakken Friends given by: Joy White Dr. Thoburn Thompson given by: Jack & Orlene Woodside Gifts Given By: Patricia Tallman, Senior Towers of Albert Lea, MN, Leroy & Garnet Folie, Patricia Tallman, Ray & VaLane Tyler RADIO FUND In Memory Of: Our parents, J.H. Heckes, Chris & Arlida Venem given by: Arnie & Mary Ann Venem Paul Twito given by: His parents Gifts Given By: Glenn & Alicia Helland, Lyle Senholtz, Martha Tasker, Jason & Fran Heilman, Deborah Pilgrim, Clifford & Margaret Otterson, David & Jody Nechanicky, Naomi Schmidt, Julie Hamson, Carol Olson, Donald & Jeanne

Tomlinson, Ronald Johnson, John & Robin Kelly, Leann Bibus PRAYER SHAWL FUND In Memory Of: Carol Gilderhus given by: Jane Maiden Janice Jacobson given by: Jane Maiden CHOIR STOLES/FOLDERS FUND In Memory Of: Mitchell Wakefield given by: Al & Bonnie Bakken Kenny Nagel given by: Al & Bonnie Bakken David Kaehler - brother of Judy Menssen given by: Wayne & Jackie Sletten BILL HAMMER SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Memory Of: Terry Jenson given by: Judy Folven SANCTUARY LIGHTING FUND In Memory Of: Ches Gilbertson given by: Gerry Gilbertson Walter Posingies, my cousin, Opal’s husband given by: Janice & Larry Lestrud PARISH NURSE FUND In Memory Of: Kathy Pacovsky given by: Bill King EVELYN STADHEIM SCHOLARSHIP In Memory Of: Arnold Stadheim given by: W.A. & Gwenda Groskurth, Rory & Janet Schumaker, James & Teresa Fourniea, Ronald & Patricia Holtan, Jane Lair, Gary & Cheryl Petersen, Kent & Patrice Hanson, Jason Culbert, Lois Schoeneman, Ryan & Stacy Palmer, David & Elaine Syverson, Thomas & Sherri Andersen, Nicholas & Annabel Cronin, Yvonne Dahl, Larry & Joan Beck, Michael & Lisa Miller, Dennis & Harriet Seaton, Carlyle & Leslie Dalen, Susan Enser, Karen McGill, Steven & Debra Hild, Joseph & Kera Madsen, Robert & Toni Erickson, North Iowa Golf, LLC of Mason City, IA, O. Jay Tomson, Family & friends, Lyle & Karen Felsch, Mark & Andrea Stotts, Daniel & Angela Kolker, Lon Fjetland, Michele Nelson, David & Anne Bonnerup, Curtis & Betty Honsey, Joyce Bronson, Vicki Ordalen, Lowell & Joanne Barr, James & Debra Jahnke, Christopher & Debra Koenigs, Albert & Vergie Asper, Michal & Jane Hanson SHINEFEST FUND In Honor Of: In Appreciation for the spring clean up crew given by: Gen Montei 14


Pastoral Records Baptisms Jameson Darrell Casterton, June 3, 2018 Sylphrena Rose Le, June 17, 2018

Weddings Larry Nelson and Pauline Kohnke, June 9, 2018 Matthew Dorman and Samantha Jerdee, June 23, 2018

Funerals Pamela Helmers, May 31, 2018 Cory Johnson, June 16, 2018

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eed a ride to church? We are using the Albert Lea Taxi Service. Those who need a ride to church can call 383-3341 to schedule a ride to the service of their choice 8:00, or 10:00 am on Sundays, or Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. Just let the driver know to bill FLC.

PRAYER REQUESTS Our Continued Prayers are requested for healing and wholeness for:

Adeline Baker, Alan J. Christensen, Mary Ann Christian, Millard Hamborg, Gregg Hatleli, Breckyn Heinemann, Karen Houge, Marlene Jensen, Luke Marcs, Fred (Fritz) Moran, Jim Olivero, Colleen Politz, Steven Seeger, Betty Stolaas, Warren VanRiper, Christina Woodside and…safety for people serving in the Armed Forces, and their families. WHEN YOU NEED PRAYER...Call the prayer chain coordinators, Jo Hanson 763-257-9018 or Julia Tonder 373-9594 All prayers are confidential.

PERSONAL VISITATION BY THE PASTORS To support people at the time of illness or injury we pastors do make personal visits in the hospital, homes or Care Centers. We occasionally check local hospital lists, but sometimes names do not show up on the list. So, please, call, if you want us to know. Do not hesitate to call the church [373-6424], if you have not seen a pastor and would like to request a visit. We try to be available in emergencies. ‘After hours’ the church phone system will automatically put your call through to the pastor ‘on call’ by keying #3. We ask permission before we include a name on our printed prayer list. Please let us know if you want to be on the list or be visited.~ Your FLC Pastors 15


Come Worship With Us Meet New Friends Two Services on Sunday 8 am — Traditional Service* 10 am — Praise & Worship Service* Thursday: 6:30 pm Worship Service in the Chapel* * Holy Communion: First & Third Sundays of the month First & Third Thursdays of the month

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