St.Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — October 2003




Wednesday October 1, 2003

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at the church for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch to Room 3.

Staff meeting at 1:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

LCM Students Midweek meal and bible study. We'll meet at the Rose House (314 South Rose Avenue, across 3rd Street from Forest and Wilkie Dorm) around 5:15, share a meal, and then begin bible study. (You can use this time to congratulate Kyle on performing his civic duty as he will be serving Jury duty all this week!) We should be done by around 7:30. You can come late or leave early, as your schedule permits. Hope some of you can join us.

[ELCA News: Lutheran Vespers Gains Denver Affiliate Thanks To Generous Listener]

Thursday October 2, 2003

Adult Choir rehearsal at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall

The BMDG Coffee Hour will have three students from different faiths who will discuss the meaning of prayer and the effects of prayer on one's life.

The Coffee Hour will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the President's Room of University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. The topic is "The meaning of prayer" and there will be tea and delicious, hand-made food after the talk, which will last from 30 to 60 minutes.

[ELCA News: David Gring Announces Retirement from ELCA Roanoke College]

Friday October 3, 2003

Retired Group and Friends of St. Thomas are all invited to the Warner's for Oktoberfest. Meet at Church at 10:30 a.m. to carpool. There will be pontoon boat rides to see the fall colors, fishing, conversation, board and card games... Please call or e-mail the Warner's to sign up for the food item you would like to bring — table service will be provided.

Sister Parish delegation arrives from Chichipate. The delegation includes Emilio Quinich, Herlinda Quinich Cacao, Santiago Pop, Teresa Cac dePana, Rosa Tut deMucu and their liaison/translator, Virginia Scott.

[LWR News: A 90-Ton Challenge: Double The Use Of Fair Trade Coffee]

[LWR News: LWR's Gender And Development Expertise Featured At Capitol Hill Briefing]

[LWR News: You 'Allow Us To Dream' Overseas Partners Tell LWR Board]

[LWR News: See The "Luther" Film And Appreciate Reformer's Wider Legacy]

[LDR News: Hurricane Isabel Update]

Saturday October 4, 2003

The Jill Behrman Run for the End Zone 5K Run ($20), 5K Walk ($15), and One Mile Walk ($15). For details or to register online go to recsports.indiana.edu OR call 812-855-0482 or 812-855-7772 OR pick up a pamphlet at the SRSC or the HPER.

Commemoration: Francis of Assisi, renewer of the Church, 1226; Theodor Fliedner, renewer of society, 1864 (Liturgical Color: White)

October 5, 2003

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 22 (Liturgical Color: Green)

You adorn us with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:6)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy: Now the Feast and Celebration
Prelude: Suite Gothique op. 25: Priere a Notre Dame — Leon Boellman
Entrance Hymn: Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen (With One Voice 674)
Hymn of the Day: Where Love Is Found (With One Voice 749)
Offertory: Rubrics: The Peace May Be Exchanged — Dan Locklair
Communion Hymn: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (With One Voice 784)
Communion Hymn: Oh, Sing to the Lord (With One Voice 795)
Sending Hymn: Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (With One Voice 783)
Postlude: Tuba Tune in D Major op. 18 — Craig Sellar Lang
Homilist: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Presider: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Deacon: Lyman Hitchcock
Lector: David Ellies
Acolyte: Kelley Brinley
Server: Charlene Braun
Ushers: Paul and Ashley Reynolds
Greeters: Michael and JayDene Laros
Nursery: Renee Steele

Sunday Church School at 9:45 a.m.

SCS Programs for children ages 3 years through sixth grade.

Senior High Forum in the Youth House

Adult Forum in Room 14 — Meet with Guatemalan Delegates "Respond by Listening to Their Stories"

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 16

LCM Students meet at 10:00 a.m. in Room 3

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy: Now the Feast and Celebration
Prelude: Suite Gothique op. 25: Priere a Notre Dame — Leon Boellman
Entrance Hymn: Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen (With One Voice 674)
Hymn of the Day: Where Love Is Found (With One Voice 749)
Offertory: Set Me As a Seal — Rene Claussen (Adult Choir)
Communion Hymn: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (With One Voice 784)
Communion Hymn: Oh, Sing to the Lord (With One Voice 795)
Sending Hymn: Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (With One Voice 783)
Postlude: Tuba Tune in D Major op. 18 — Craig Sellar Lang
Homilist: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Presider: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Deacon: Dan Rademacher
Lector: Jane Warner
Acolyte: Katie Schmidt
Server: Margrethe O'Connor
Ushers: Sam and Melissa Eichmiller
Greeter: Kaye Hill
Nursery: Sandy Arnold
Altar Care: Betty Smith and Karen Blaisdell
Flowers: Dottie Mitchell and Debbie Schmidt
Bread and Wine: John and Renee Steele

We thank the musicians who added to our service today.

Personnel Committee meets at 11:00 a.m.

Confirmation meets at 4:30 p.m.

Property Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13

Lutheran Campus Ministry Lunch following the 11:00 service — all students welcome! Please gather near the kitchen. This week lunch will be provided by Tim and Jennifer Garl.

Yom Kippur begins at sundown

Monday October 6, 2003

Community Band rehearses from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

Seekers Bible Study meets in the Youth House at 7:00 p.m., continuing study of the book of Isaiah. Childcare is available.

Worship Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 7

Commemoration: William Tyndale, translator, martyr, 1536 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Tuesday October 7, 2003

Dinner with the Sister Parish delegates at 7:15 p.m. Please bring food for yourself — a meal will be prepared for the delegates.

Youth Steering Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room 7

Seminars by Satellite is available at King of Glory, 2201 E. 106th, Indianapolis. "Ministry Mistakes" will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Failure doesn't have to be fatal — learn how mistakes can be a catalyst for growth..

Commemoration: Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, missionary to America, 1787 (Liturgical Color: White)

Wednesday October 8, 2003

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at Charlene Braun's home for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Staff meeting at 1:30 p.m.

dePaul Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 14 and 16

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

LCM Students Midweek meal and bible study. We'll meet at the Rose House (314 South Rose Avenue, across 3rd Street from Forest and Wilkie Dorm) around 5:15, share a meal, and then begin bible study. (You can use this time to congratulate Kyle on performing his civic duty as he will be serving Jury duty all this week!) We should be done by around 7:30. You can come late or leave early, as your schedule permits. Hope some of you can join us.

Thursday October 9, 2003

Dinner with the Sister Parish delegates at 5:30 p.m. Please bring food for yourself — a meal will be prepared for the delegates.

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Hear Mixed Financial Forecast; More Reductions]

[ELCA News: All-Lutheran Candle Lighting for Mental Illness in October]

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Elect Roy Riley, Chair, Andrea Degroot-Nesdahl, Vice Chair]

[LDR News: Update on Hurricane Isabel #3]

Friday October 10, 2003

Dinner with the Sister Parish delegates at 6:30 p.m. Please bring food for yourself — a meal will be prepared for the delegates.

Music for an English Cathedral
Meridian Vocal Consort opens St. Thomas' 2003-2004 Worship and Arts season showcasing choral music by Herbert Howells, honoring his life and music in this concert marking the 20th anniversary of his death.. Hear this professional group perform a wide array of his music, including his St. Paul's, London setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in addition to hymns and his Three Rhapsodies for Organ Op. 17. This event is co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists and will begin at 8:00 p.m. There is no admission cost.

The Meridian Vocal Consort, conducted by Dr. Michael Messina, consists of:

Soprano
Deb Havill
Elisabeth Hoegberg
Diane Stebbe
Karri York
Alto
John Bohl
Kristen Morris
Jackie Murphy
Steven Rickards
Tenor
Daniel Blosser
Jeffrey Collier
Doug Dilling
Jeremy Woodard
Bass
Mark Duray
Brian Leeper
Max Murphy
Samuel Smith

[ELCA News: ELCA Fund for Leaders in Mission Awards Sixteen Scholarships]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Men in Mission Explores Young Men's Ministry]

October 11-16, 2003

Sukkos —  Jewish

October 12, 2003

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 23 (Liturgical Color: Green)

So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy: Setting 2, reprinted from Lutheran Book of Worship
Prelude: Prelude in b minor BWV 544 — Johann Sebastian Bach
Entrance Hymn: Oh, Sing to God Above (With One Voice 726)
Hymn of the Day: Blest Are They (With One Voice 764)
Offertory: Victoria, Victoria — Tomas Pascual (Adult Choir)
Communion Hymn: Grains of Wheat (With One Voice 708)
Communion Hymn: For the Fruit of All Creation (With One Voice 760)
Sending Hymn: On Our Way Rejoicing (Lutheran Book of Worship 260)
Postlude: Sonata III: Allegro con Maestoso — Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Homilist: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Presider: Pastor Walt Johnson
Deacon: Lyman Hitchcock
Lector: Mike Laros
Acolyte: MacKenzie Colston
Server: David Ellies
Ushers: Gene and Gayle Laughman
Greeters: John and Rene Steele
Nursery: Nancy Winningham
Council Coordinator: Kathy McDonald

Sunday Church School at 9:45 a.m.

SCS In celebration of World Hunger Day, there will be a number of special events for all ages surrounding the subject of Hunger.

Godly Play (Pre-Kindergarten through Kindergarten) Meet in classroom, then go to Community Hall together

Grades 1 - 6 Meet in Heritage for Christmas Program practice as usual, then go by class to Community Hall

Grades 7 - 12 Meet in Rooms 12 and 13 for a special project

Adult Forum in Room 14 — Do You Know What it is to be Really HUNGRY?

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 16

LCM Students meet at 10:00 a.m. in Room 3

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy: Setting 2, reprinted from Lutheran Book of Worship
Prelude: Prelude in b minor BWV 544 — Johann Sebastian Bach
Entrance Hymn: Oh, Sing to God Above (With One Voice 726)
Hymn of the Day: Blest Are They (With One Voice 764)
Offertory: Now We Offer (With One Voice 761)
Communion Hymn: For the Fruit of All Creation (With One Voice 760)
Sending Hymn: On Our Way Rejoicing (Lutheran Book of Worship 260)
Postlude: Sonata III: Allegro con Maestoso — Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Homilist: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Presider: Pastor Walt Johnson
Deacon: Ryan Smith
Lector: Dean Arnold
Acolyte: Hayley Chrzastowski
Server: Chris Ogan
Ushers: Phil and Lissa May
Greeters: Tim and Jennifer Garl
Nursery: Mary Krupinski
Council Coordinator:
Altar Care: Kay Isaacson and Susan Lehr
Flowers: Allan and Helen Mayfield and Kris Stewart
Bread and Wine: Kris Stewart

Lutheran Campus Ministry Lunch following the 11:00 service — all students welcome! Please gather near the kitchen. Today's lunch is provided by Carl Ziegler, Lutheran Campus Ministry Board member and Director of the Collins Living Learning Center.

Confirmation Class meets at 4:30 p.m.

Youth Group Fall Feast and Festival at 6:00 p.m.

Pitch-in Dinner with the Sister Parish delegates at 5:30 p.m.

Gathering with the Sister Parish delegates at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of cultural sharing. If you would like to sing, play an instrument or share another talent, please notify the St. Thomas Office. Special invited guests are members of Abundant Grace Church of Greenwood, which is being served by Pastor Jan Wiersma Halverson, who went to Guatemala with our delegation.

World Hunger Sunday

Monday October 13, 2003

Sister Parish Delegation departs for Guatemala.

Seekers Bible Study meets in the Youth House at 7:00 p.m., continuing study of the book of Isaiah. Childcare is available.

Community Band rehearses from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

Wednesday October 15, 2003

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at Charlene Braun's home for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Staff meeting at 1:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

LCM Students Midweek meal and bible study. We'll meet at the Rose House (314 South Rose Avenue, across 3rd Street from Forest and Wilkie Dorm) around 5:15, share a meal, and then begin bible study. We should be done by around 7:30. You can come late or leave early, as your schedule permits. Hope some of you can join us.

[ELCA News: Lutheran Young Adults Experience Accompaniment Overseas]

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Offer Suggestions on Churchwide Restructuring]

[LDR News: South Texas Needs Volunteers]

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Hear Upcoming Plans for ELCA Studies on Sexuality]

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Address Advertising, Discuss Lay Presidency Issues]

Thursday October 16, 2003

World Hunger Day

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall

Seminars by Satellite is available at King of Glory, 2201 E. 106th, Indianapolis. "How People Grow in Small Groups" will be presented from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. or 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Continue leadership training series on spiritual formation in small group ministries.

[LWR News: Colombian Women Visit Midwest to Help End World's Longest War]

[LWR News: Java Justice: Church Aid Groups Working Together For Nicaragua's Coffee Farmers]

[LWR News: Two TV Shows And One 'Crop For Christ']

[ELCA News: Lutheran Men in Mission Optimistic about Future]

[ELCA News: ELCA Ministry Board Voices Empathy, Concern with Restructuring]

Friday October 17, 2003

Lutheran Campus Ministry has the privilege of working the doors each fall at Midnight Madness — October 17th. Midnight Madness is the beginning of the Hoosier Basketball practice season. The entry fee is canned food, and we collect thousands of pounds of food — which are donated to a local food pantry (Hoosier Hills). Please consider leaving the night of the 17th open so you might pledge your time. Please consider this an opportunity to positively contribute to the Bloomington area community that becomes yours when you attend Indiana University.

Commemoration: Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, c. 115 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Saturday October 18, 2003

Join the American Diabetes Association for the Eighth Annual America's Walk for Diabetes at the IU Memorial Stadium. You'll enjoy music, food and lots of fun, all while helping families in our community who are affected by diabetes. Use your feet to help find a cure. Call 1-800-228-2897 or visit the website at www.diabetes.org/walk for more information, to register, or to volunteer.

BMDG presents an Open Discussion on Islam from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 1C at the Monroe County Public Library. Refreshments will be served after the discussion.

Commemoration: St.Luke, Evangelist (Liturgical Color: Red)

Our help is in the name of the Lord. (Psalm 124:8)

Shemini Azterot

October 19, 2003

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 24 (Liturgical Color: Green)

You have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your habitation. (Psalm 91:9)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy: "Bread of Life", Setting 5 in With One Voice
Prelude: Praeludium in e minor — Nicholas Bruhns
Entrance Hymn: Arise, Your Light Has Come! (With One Voice 652)
Hymn of the Day: Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love (With One Voice 765)
Offertory: Hear My Prayer — Moses Hogan (Adult Choir)
Communion Hymn: Father, We Thank You (With One Voice 704)
Communion Hymn: Praise the Spirit in Creation (With One Voice 682)
Sending Hymn: God! When Human Bonds Are Broken (With One Voice 735)
Postlude: Fanfare — Jacques Lemmens
Homilist: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Presider: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Deacon: Gail Seegert
Lector: Kay Isaacson
Acolyte: Erin Smith
Server: Jerry Smith
Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg
Greeters: Gene and Gayle Laughman
Nursery: Joan Burt
Council Coordinator: Sam Eichmiller

Sunday Church School at 9:45 a.m.

SCS Programs for children ages 3 years through sixth grade.

Senior High Forum in the Youth House

Adult Forum in Room 14 — Financial Freedom – Enabling Our Ministries

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 16

LCM Students meet at 10:00 a.m. in Room 3

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy: "Bread of Life", Setting 5 in With One Voice
Prelude: Praeludium in e minor — Nicholas Bruhns
Entrance Hymn: Arise, Your Light Has Come! (With One Voice 652)
Anthem: I'm a Disciple, Too! — Jane Southwich (Children's Choir)
Hymn of the Day: Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love (With One Voice 765)
Offertory: Schmücke dich — Johannes Brahms
Communion Hymn: Father, We Thank You (With One Voice 704)
Communion Hymn: Praise the Spirit in Creation (With One Voice 682)
Sending Hymn: God! When Human Bonds Are Broken (With One Voice 735)
Postlude: Fanfare — Jacques Lemmens
Homilist: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Presider: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Deacon: Ryan Smith
Lector: Dave Belbutoski
Acolyte: Anna Isaacson
Server: Dorothy Soudakoff
Ushers: Dave and Rita Pavolka
Greeters: Eric and Kari Isaacson
Nursery: LeAnn Lipe
Council Coordinator: Margrethe O'Connor
Altar Care: Charlene Braun and Marilyn Harder
Flowers: Bob Cutter and Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki
Bread and Wine: Charles Sweet

Lutheran Campus Ministry Lunch following the 11:00 service — all students welcome! Please gather near the kitchen. Today's lunch is provided by Diane McCurry.

CROP Walk — Sign up in the narthex to WALK or make a donation to support the St. Thomas team; meet at Fairview Methodist at 1:30 p.m. to register and walk at 2:00 p.m.

The first annual Alzheimer's Asociation Memory Walk will be held in Bryan Park as a fundraiser for programs serving Altzheimer's patients and their caregivers in South Central Indiana. Registration may be made at (812) 372-3755 or (800) 351-3755 or www.MemoryWalk2003.org

Youth Group Rock Climbing at at Hoosier Heights — cost is $15. Meet at Church at 4:15 p.m.

Church Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday October 20, 2003

Community Band rehearses from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

Spinners and Weavers meet at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

Tuesday October 21, 2003

MCT meets at 7:15 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

Early Music Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in Room 7.

Wednesday October 22, 2003

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at Charlene Braun's home for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Staff meeting at 1:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

LCM Students Midweek meal and bible study. We'll meet at the Rose House (314 South Rose Avenue, across 3rd Street from Forest and Wilkie Dorm) around 5:15, share a meal, and then begin bible study. We should be done by around 7:30. You can come late or leave early, as your schedule permits. Hope some of you can join us.

[LWR News: "We're Here Because You Can Help," Colombian Peace Delegation Tells Midwest Audiences]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Withdraws Restructure Plan, Prepares for Cuts]

Thursday October 23, 2003

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall

dePaul Parent Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Room 16.

[ELCA News: ELCA Restructure Proposal Withdrawn During Churchwide Meetings Oct. 17-19]

Commemoration: James of Jerusalem, martyr (Liturgical Color: Red)

Friday October 24, 2003

BMDG Coffee Hour will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the International Center. The speaker will be Eli Kaufman on the topic "The God of Truth and Mercy".

Eli received his B.A. from Indiana University in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and his Masters degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in Educational Administration. He worked for U.S. Army Intelligence for four years as a translator and strategic debriefer. He has since worked for the past 15 years at General Electric. Eli has two sons, Joseph and Joshua, and a wife of 29 years, Kriss. Eli has organized over 90 public forums, dealing with the important issues of our time. Forty-five of these forums dealt with possible connections and relationships between science and religion. The other 45+ forums were an invitation to anyone to come and speak about any religious or spiritual topic. Everyone was invited to give a presentation at these public discussions and no one was turned away. Several dozen people found a forum for their personal views when many of them might not have otherwise found a public voice. Eli is not so impressed by calls for artificial unity because truth is often the casualty when pressure is brought to bear in the name of unity and brotherhood. Rather, Eli believes strongly in the freedom of speech and expression. He holds the position that if we will have patience and truly listen to one another, then we will naturally find common ground and also learn new ways of creative thinking. He is also convinced that God is primarily manifested through the characteristics of truth and mercy.

October 26, 2003

Reformation Sunday (Liturgical Color: Red)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46:4)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy: Martin Luther's German Mass
Prelude: Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne BuxWV 137 — Dietrich Buxtehude
Entrance Hymn: Built on a Rock (Lutheran Book of Worship 365)
Kyrie: Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved (Lutheran Book of Worship 96)
Hymn of Praise: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Lutheran Book of Worship 473) stanzas 1 and 4
Gospel Verse: With High Delight Let Us Unite (Lutheran Book of Worship 140) stanza 1
Hymn of the Day: O Jesus, I Have Promised (Lutheran Book of Worship 503)
Anthem: Ein Feste Burg BuxWV 184 — Dietrich Buxtehude
Offertory Canticle: We Give Thee but Thine Own (Lutheran Book of Worship 410)
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy (Lutheran Book of Worship 165) stanza 1
Sending Hymn: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46) (Lutheran Book of Worship 229)
Postlude: Toccata in d minor BWV 538 "Dorian" — Johann Sebastian Bach
Homilist: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Presider: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Deacon: Mary Lou Nierzwicki
Lector: Jerry Smith
Acolyte: Caleb Winningham
Server: Mary Sasse
Usher: Frank Nierzwicki
Greeters: Gene and Gayle Laughman
Nursery: Janet Ellis
Council Coordinator: Kris Stewart

Sunday Church School at 9:45 a.m.

SCS Programs for children ages 3 years through sixth grade.

Senior High Forum in the Youth House

Adult Forum in Room 14 — Financial Freedom – Enabling Our Ministries

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 16

LCM Students meet at 10:00 a.m. in Room 3

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy: Martin Luther's German Mass
Prelude: Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne BuxWV 137 — Dietrich Buxtehude
Entrance Hymn: Built on a Rock (Lutheran Book of Worship 365) stanzas 1,3,5
Kyrie: Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved (Lutheran Book of Worship 96)
Hymn of Praise: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Lutheran Book of Worship 473) stanzas 1 and 4
Gospel Verse: With High Delight Let Us Unite (Lutheran Book of Worship 140) stanza 1
Hymn of the Day: O Jesus, I Have Promised (Lutheran Book of Worship 503)
Hymn: Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus (Lutheran Book of Worship 487)
Anthem: Verleih uns Frieden — Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Adult Choir)
Offertory Canticle: We Give Thee but Thine Own (Lutheran Book of Worship 410)
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy (Lutheran Book of Worship 165) stanza 1
Sending Hymn: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46) (Lutheran Book of Worship 229)
Postlude: Toccata in d minor BWV 538 "Dorian" — Johann Sebastian Bach
Homilist: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Presider: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Deacon: Ellen Mills
Lector: Kathy McDonald
Acolyte: Ben Eichmiller
Server: Lori Rowold
Ushers: Carol Seaman and Kaye Hill
Greeters: Eric and Kari Isaacson
Nursery: Phil and Lissa May
Council Coordinator: Sam Eichmiller
Altar Care: Beverly Lingvai and Karen Blaisdell
Flowers: David Ellies
Bread and Wine: Bob and Jane Warner

Celebration of Confirmation at the 11:00 a.m. Service, with reception following the service — the seven confirmands are:


Scott Bauer, son of Carl and Christine
Kelley Nichole Brinley, daughter of Gary and Marilyn
Mackenzie Leigh Colston, daughter of Bruce and Susan
Anna Kristina Isaacson, daughter of Eric and Kari

Katherine LeeAnn Schmidt, daughter of Robert and Deborah
Erin Marie Smith, daughter of Lindsey and Dawn
Kathryn Alexis Smith, daughter of Kelley and Christine


Lutheran Campus Ministry Lunch following the 11:00 service — all students welcome! Please gather near the kitchen.

Our thanks to Timothy Shantz, directing the choir this morning while Jennifer Loux is away, and to Phil May for trumpet accompaniment

Confirmation Class (7th and 8th grade) at 4:30 p.m. in Room 7

Youth Group Halloween Party at 6:00 p.m.

Commemoration: Philipp Nicolai, 1608; Johann Heermann, 1647; Paul Gerhardt, 1676; hymnwriters (Liturgical Color: White)

Shimchas Torah

Monday October 27, 2003

Seekers Bible Study meets in the Youth House at 7:00 p.m., continuing study of the book of Isaiah. Childcare is available.

Community Band rehearses from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

November Newsletter Deadline

Ramadan month begins - Islam

Tuesday October 28, 2003

Commemoration: St.Simon and St.Jude, Apostles (Liturgical Color: Red)

In the Lord have I taken refuge. (Psalm 11:1)

Milvian Bridge Day - Christian

[ELCA News: ELCA Publisher Launches 2004 VBS with Davey and Goliath Theme]

[ELCA News: The Rev. Paul M. Orso, Former Lutheran Bishop and LSS Leader, Dies]

[LDR News: California Fires Update]

Wednesday October 29, 2003

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at Charlene Braun's home for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Staff meeting at 1:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

LCM Students Midweek meal and bible study. We'll meet at the Rose House (314 South Rose Avenue, across 3rd Street from Forest and Wilkie Dorm) around 5:15, share a meal, and then begin bible study. We should be done by around 7:30. You can come late or leave early, as your schedule permits. Hope some of you can join us.

[ELCA News: ELCA Church in Society Board Lays Groundwork for Future Work]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Manage Fire Relief Efforts in Southern California]

Thursday October 30, 2003

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall

[ELCA News: Lutherans Continue Clean Up After Hurricane Isabel]

Friday October 31, 2003

Reformation Day (Liturgical Color: Red)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46:4)

The Fourth Annual Halloween AGO Pipes Spooktacular will be held at 9:00 p.m. Indiana University organists (including our own Michael Bennett) will present a variety of scary selections in costume. All in attendance are encouraged to wear costumes, as we scheduled this later hoping that youngsters would come from "trick or treating". There is no admission cost.

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Last update: Tuesday 4 November 2003 19:11

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