St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — May 2007




Tuesday May 1, 2007

Yoga class at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Adult Choir rehearses at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Aesthetics Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 12.

[ELCA News: Lutheran Bishop of Canada Greets ELCA Church Council]

[ELCA News: ELCA Council Sees World Hunger Milestone, Seeks $25 Million in Annual Gifts]

[ENS News: Single Episcopalians to gather for Solo Flight August 31-September 3]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop urges Nigerian Primate to reconsider plans to install bishop]

[NCC News: "It's time to get out" of Iraq: NCC's Edgar]

[WCC News: "Recognise that we belong to each other" is Kobia'"s message in Dublin and Belfast]

St. Philip and St. James, Apostles (Liturgical Color: Red)

Wednesday May 2, 2007

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 in Room 3 for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Spiritual Journaling Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 3

Adult Choir rehearses at 6:30  in the Sanctuary.

Men's Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 12.

[ENS News: Mollegen Forum explores planet's water crisis, hears calls for 'theology of water']

[NCC News: Call for Essay Proposals: Theology and the Environment]

[NCC News: Darfur inaction causes NCC leader to take action]

[WCC News: WCC asks Turkish government to ensure rule of law, safeguard all citizens after murder of Christians]

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373 (Liturgical Color: White)

Thursday May 3, 2007

Adult Choir rehearses at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

"Growing up Amish" at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

County Extension Educator and St. Thomas member Sue Berg will give a presentation relating her experience of growing up in Pennsylvania and how the Amish practice their religious beliefs in the modern world. There is a $3.00 charge to cover the cost of an Amish dessert that will be served.

[ELCA News: ELCA 'Connecting Event' for Large Congregations Set for June 18-21]

[ENS News: Nigerian Primate responds to letter from Presiding Bishop]

[ENS News: May Day immigration rallies keep pressure on U.S. Congress]

[LWF News: African Envoys Laud Religious Leaders' Role in Peace and Development]

[NCC News: NCC's Edgar to urge divestment in Sudan

[WCC News: Rediscovering Christ's call to unity is 21st century church challenge, Kobia says]

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Friday May 4, 2007

[ENS News: Church Center completes lease of space to Ad Council]

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury urges Nigerian Primate to cancel plans to install bishop]

[ENS News: Communion to celebrate first woman priest Li Tim-Oi on anniversary of birth]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Canon Andrew White on Iraq]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Jewish Intermarriage]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Chefs' Training]

Monica, mother of Augustine, 387 (Liturgical Color: White)

Saturday May 5, 2007

Brothers! meets at 9:00 a.m. in Room 3.

Adult Choir rehearses from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Property Committee meets at 10:00 a.m.

[ENS News: Edward J. Konieczny elected bishop of Oklahoma]

May 6 to 8, 2007

Ecumenical Middle East Peace Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C.

Focusing on U.S. policy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

May 6, 2007

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Liturgical Color: White)

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. (Psalm 148: 13)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Prelude on "Rhosymedre" — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Entrance Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 874)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 11: 1-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 148
Second Lesson: Revelation 21: 1-6
Holy Gospel: John 13: 31-35

Homily: "A New Pentecost" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Alleluia! Jesus is Risen (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 377)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Canzona on "Liebster Jesu" — Richard Purvis

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Word of God, Come Down on Earth (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 510)

Communion Hymn: Strengthen for Service, Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 497)

Sending Hymn: Look, the Sight is Glorious (reprinted in the bulletin)

Postlude: Prelude on "Bryn Calfaria — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Kathleen Boggess

Lector: Sue Berg

Server: Barb Unger

Ushers: Frank Nierzwicki and Paul Reynolds

Greeters: Jim and Kay Eagleman

Nursery: Mary Sasse

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Children's Choir rehearses at 9:00 a.m.

Godly Play, ages 3 to Kindergarten in the nursery

Grades 1-2 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 15

Grades 3-4 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 13

Grades 5-6 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 7

Adult Bible Study in Room 12

Adult Forum: Culture of Conversation, led by Pastor McKee in the Sanctuary

New Member Class in Room 14.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Prelude on "Rhosymedre" — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Entrance Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 874)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 11: 1-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 148
Second Lesson: Revelation 21: 1-6
Holy Gospel: John 13: 31-35

Homily: "A New Pentecost" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Alleluia! Jesus is Risen (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 377)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Canzona on "Liebster Jesu" — Richard Purvis

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Word of God, Come Down on Earth (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 510)

Communion Hymn: Strengthen for Service, Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 497)

Sending Hymn: Look, the Sight is Glorious (reprinted in the bulletin)

Postlude: Prelude on "Bryn Calfaria — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Elizabeth Constantine

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Margrethe O'Connor

Ushers: Phil and Lissa May

Greeter: Marilyn Baughman

Nursery: Marcy Grupenhoff and Hannah Wood

Council Coordinator: Jennifer Garl

Altar Care: Jean Brown and Pauline Caldwell

Bread and Wine: Kent and Barb Unger

Flowers: Jane Warner

Harmony Music Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in Community Hall

Spring Choir Concert at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

The St. Thomas Adult and Children's Choirs, with a Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Kotylo, organist and Jonathan Yaeger, conductor, present music of Mendelssohn, Noble, Britten and Dawson.

Christus: "There Shall a Star from Jacob" — Felix Mendelssohn
Adult Choir
Grieve Not, the Holy Spirit — T. Tertius Noble
Carolyn Sowinski, soprano; Adult Choir
Elijah — Felix Mendelssohn
Trio
Carolyn Sowinski, Kris Frampton & Alison Kaiser
Chorus
Adult Choir
I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray — Spiritual (arrangement William Dawson)
Daniel Rademacher, tenor; Adult Choir
Friday Afternoons — Benjamin Britten
Cuckoo! Cuckoo!
I must be married on Sunday
Children's Choir
Psalm 42 — Felix Mendelssohn
Adult Choir
Rachel Erie, soprano
Quartet (Timothy Chenette, Brad Raymond, David Sims & Bill Ewing)
Benjamin Weiss, violin; Jennifer Blickenderfer, violin; Deanna Caldwell, viola; Andre Micheletti, violoncello; Hennessy Ng, contrabase

Youth Group meets at 5:00 p.m.

Monday May 7, 2007

Bloomington Community Band rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

Worship Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 12.

Sorority Group from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the kitchen.

[ELCA News: ELCA Publisher Finishes 2006 With Positive Operating Income]

[ELCA News: Iowa Congregation to Deliver 1.6 Million Meals to People in Haiti]

[ENS News: Virginia church supports Liberian education]

[ENS News: Nigerian Primate proceeds with CANA installation]

[NCC News: NCC women's Mideast delegation focus is women and children]

Tuesday May 8, 2007

Sorority Group meets from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the kitchen and Rooms 16 and 17.

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in the office,

Home Schooling Celebration from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

Altar Guild Supper at 6:00 p.m. at Barb Unger's.

The Altar Guild invites anyone who is interested in joining their group in service to the church, to come to their annual potluck salad supper this Tuesday, May 8. Members of the Altar Guild prepare the communion elements for each worship service. The salad supper will be at Barb Unger's home.

[ELCA News: Bruce Burnside Elected Bishop of ELCA South-Central Wisconsin Synod]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Assess Storm Damage in U.S. Great Plains]

[ENS News: Union of Black Episcopalians to focus on reconciliation July 2-6 in Houston]

[ENS News: Honduras diocese will welcome Presiding Bishop, highlight partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development]

Julian of Norwich, renewer of the church, c.1416 (Liturgical Color: White)

Wednesday May 9, 2007

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 in Room 3 for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

[ENS News: Middle East Peace addressed by ecumenical coalition in Washington]

[NCC News: NCC eco-justice sermon award addresses God's creation 'From Apocalypse to Genesis']

Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, renewer of the church, hymnwriter, 1760 (Liturgical Color: White)

Thursday May 10, 2007

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Christian Education committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 12.

[Michigan Lutherans Help Collect Thousands of Pharmaceuticals]

[ENS News: A conversation of recollections with Jerry Hames]

[WCC News: Ecumenical gathering in Stuttgart reflects a "new Europe", says Kobia]

Friday May 11, 2007

Euchre Night at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

[LWF News: Hungarian Pastor George Posfay Looks Back 60 Years]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Pope Benedict XVI's Brazil Trip]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Battlefield Ethics]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Organ Transplants]

[WCC News: Ecumenical gathering in Stuttgart reflects a "new Europe", says Kobia]

Saturday May 12, 2007

Brothers! meets at 9:00 a.m.

[ENS News: Gregory Rickel elected bishop of Olympia]

May 13, 2007

Sixth Sunday of Easter (Liturgical Color: White)

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. (Psalm 67: 4)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Gospel Preludes: "Amazing Grace" — William Bolcom

Entrance Hymn: Our Father, By Whose Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 640)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 16: 9-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 67
Second Lesson: Revelation 21: 10, 22—22: 5
Holy Gospel: John 14: 23-29

Homily: "Your Kingdom Come" — Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: I Love to Tell the Story (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 661)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Dearest Jesus, We Are Here — Johann Sebastian Bach

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: When Peace, Like a River (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 785)

Communion Hymn: I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 815)

Sending Hymn: Glorious Things of You Are Spoken (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 647)

Postlude: To God Be the Glory — Jerry Aultman

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Gary Ingersoll

Lector: Gail Seegert

Server: Charlene Braun

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeters: Darrell and Kathleen Boggess

Nursery: Nancy Winningham

Council Coordinator: Matt Shupe

Children's Choir rehearses at 9:00 a.m.

Godly Play, ages 3 to Kindergarten in the nursery

Grades 1-2 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 15

Grades 3-4 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 13

Grades 5-6 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 7

Adult Bible Study in Room 12

Adult Forum:

New Members Class meets in Room 14.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Gospel Preludes: "Amazing Grace" — William Bolcom

Entrance Hymn: Our Father, By Whose Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 640)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 16: 9-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 67
Second Lesson: Revelation 21: 10, 22—22: 5
Holy Gospel: John 14: 23-29

Homily: "Your Kingdom Come" — Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: I Love to Tell the Story (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 661)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Dearest Jesus, We Are Here — Johann Sebastian Bach

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: When Peace, Like a River (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 785)

Communion Hymn: I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 815)

Sending Hymn: Glorious Things of You Are Spoken (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 647)

Postlude: To God Be the Glory — Jerry Aultman

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Lyman Hitchcock

Lectors: Sandy and Bailey Arnold

Acolyte: Hannah Fidler

Server: Dorothy Soudakoff

Ushers: Kaye Hill and Deborah Owens

Greeters: Dom and Linda Cuffia

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Deborah O'Brien

Altar Care: Mary Sasse and Nona Johnson

Bread and Wine: Mike and Jaydene Laros

Flowers: Barb and Kent Unger

Congregation Council meets at 6:00 p.m.

Monday May 14, 2007

Visitation Group meets at 10:30 a.m.

Spiritual Pilgrims meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 3.

Bloomington Community Band rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

[ELCA News: ELCA Creates Global Sabbatical Awards to Foster Global Relationships]

[ENS News: 'Shoestring' evangelism: new Reno congregation taps unchurched]

[ENS News: Earth Keeper Clean Sweep yields more than a ton of drugs]

[ENS News: New York Times ad notes Episcopal Church history, mission]

[ENS News: Episcopal Divinity School announces summer courses]

[NCS News: NCC joins major initiative for nuclear free world]

[WCC News: Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2007]

Matthias, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

Tuesday May 15, 2007

Home Economists meet from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

[ENS News: Episcopal seminaries prepare for graduation ceremonies]

[ENS News: An exciting time to be an Episcopalian, Presiding Bishop tells lay group]

[ENS News: Executive Council continues to invite response to draft Anglican Covenant]

[WCC News: International ecumenical conference to explore Christian thought and contributions to peace, reconciliation and forgiveness]

Wednesday May 16, 2007

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 in Room 3 for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Spiritual Journaling Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 3

Mutual Ministry meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 8.

[ENS News: 'Local eating' provides food security, sustainability]

[ENS News: Iraq's future requires careful, reasoned debate, bishops say in letter to Congress]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop urges ETSS graduates to live out 'si, se puede']

[ENS News: Growing Honduras diocese welcomes Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Relief and Development delegation]

[NCC News: NCC, Rev. Bob Edgar mark passing of Rev. Jerry Falwell]

[NCC News: Ending hunger is topic of NCC TV documentary]

[WCC News: WCC general secretary visits Eritrea]

Thursday May 17, 2007

Girl Scouts meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 8.

Safe Sanctuaries meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 8.

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

[ACNS News: Arctic to begin rebuilding 'igloo church'

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop, Other Church Leaders Call for Compassionate Budget]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop joins call for federal budget to address poverty and disease]

[ENS News: In harm's way]

[WCC News: World Mission and Evangelism Conference recommended for 2011]

[WCC News: Ecumenical Water Network conference on churches' response to Africa's water crisis]

The Ascension of Our Lord (Liturgical Color: White)

God has gone up with a shout. (Psalm 47: 5)

Friday May 18, 2007

[ENS News: Lament is vital for the hope that transforms, Ndungane tells EDS commencement]

[ENS News: Griswold, McAlpen, Swing, Vergara receive honorary degrees from CDSP]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: The Catholic Church and Latin America]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Reverend Jerry Falwell]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religious Literacy]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: "Who Do Men Say That I Am?"]

Erik, King of Sweden, martyr, 1160 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Saturday May 19, 2007

Brothers! meets at 9:00 a.m. in Room 3.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Global Mission Committee Meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Synod Office Downstairs Conference Room

[ENS News: The Rev. Sean W. Rowe elected bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania]

Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988 (Liturgical Color: White)

May 20, 2007

Seventh Sunday of Easter (Liturgical Color: White)

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! (Psalm 97: 12)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: I Love to Tell the Story — arrangement Michael Hassell

Entrance Hymn: I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 732)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 16: 16-34
Responsive Reading: Psalm 97
Second Lesson: Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Holy Gospel: John 17: 20-26

Homily: "Come for the Gift" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Son of God, Eternal Savior (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 655)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Sarabande and Presto — Antonio Vivaldi (Phil May, piccolo trumpet)

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 658)

Communion Hymn: Father, We Thank You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 478)

Sending Hymn: Christ is the King (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 662)

Postlude: Festival March — Norman Warren

Presider: Pastor Walt Johnson

Deacon: Kris Stewart

Lector: Kay Isaacson

Server: Larry Berg

Ushers: Jim and Marti Doering

Greeter: David Ellies

Nursery: Joan Burt

Council Coordinator: Brad Dahlberg

Children's Choir rehearses at 9:00 a.m.

Godly Play, ages 3 to Kindergarten in the nursery

Grades 1-2 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 15

Grades 3-4 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 13

Grades 5-6 in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., then in Room 7

Adult Bible Study in Room 12

Adult Forum:

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: I Love to Tell the Story — arrangement Michael Hassell

Entrance Hymn: I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 732)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 16: 16-34
Responsive Reading: Psalm 97
Second Lesson: Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Holy Gospel: John 17: 20-26

Homily: "Come for the Gift" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Son of God, Eternal Savior (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 655)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Gift of Finest Wheat — arrangement John Ferguson (Adult Choir)

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 658)

Communion Hymn: Father, We Thank You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 478)

Sending Hymn: Christ is the King (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 662)

Postlude: Festival March — Norman Warren

Presider: Pastor Walt Johnson

Deacon: Lyman Hitchcock

Lector: Eric Isaacson

Acolyte: Jacob Buhr

Server: Rita Pavolka

Ushers: Allan and Helen Mayfield

Greeters: Tim and Debbie Moore

Nursery: Carolyn and Ellie DeLap

Council Coordinator: Jeff Franz

Altar Care: Kay Isaacson and Karen Blaisdell

Bread and Wine: Lori Rowold

Flowers: Nona Johnson

We welcome through Holy Baptism Wendy Catherine Graham Westphal and Marcus Orlando Ka'imi Westphal. Marcus' sponsors are Crystal Mechinus and Matthias Lampe.

New Members will be received at the 11:00 service.

Jamie Crouch and children Jacob and Shelby
John & Ella Fox
Elizabeth Gaskins
Rev. D. James & Nikki Kuchera
Linwood & Kelly Mielke
Matthew Voss
Matthias & Wendy Westphal and son Marcus

Reception celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Rev. Walter F. Johnson, Pastor Emeritus, in Heritage Hall, between services and after second service

Ground-breaking ceremony begins the 11:00 service.

Youth Group meets from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Congregation Council meets at 6:00 p.m.

Monday May 21, 2007

Bloomington Community Band rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.

Spinners and Weavers meets at 6:30 p.m.

[ELCA News: David Brauer-Rieke Elected Bishop of ELCA Oregon Synod ]

[ELCA News: ELCA Synod Bishops Join LIRS in Expressing Immigration Bill Concerns]

[ENS News: ELCS's Global Mission Event to imagine 'New Heaven and New Earth']

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop reflects on poverty, climate change in San Francisco Chronicle op-ed]

[ENS News: Immigration-reform bill must be compassionate, practical, EMM director says]

[ENS News: Episcopal immigration advocates meet, call for broader commitments]

[ENS News: Religious leaders unite to address global warming]

[NCC News: NCC women's delegation hears from Iraqi, Palestinian refugees ]

Helena, mother of Constantine, c. 330 (Liturgical Color: White)

Tuesday May 22, 2007

Extension Homemakers meets from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts meet at 6:00 p.m. in Room 12.

Building Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 8.

[ELCA News: John Nunes Named President of Lutheran World Relief]

[ENS News: 'Energizing the Grass Roots' theme of Global Episcopal Mission Network June gathering]

[ENS News: First Lambeth Conference invitations sent out]

[ENS News: Decision on Lambeth Conference invitations draws reaction]

[NCC News: NCC's Edgar to head Common Cause]

[NCC News: NCC's Edgar joins interfaith global warming action]

[WCC News: In Eritrea, Kobia discusses peace and reconciliation]

Wednesday May 23, 2007

Retired's Group potluck at noon in Community Hall.

P-FLAG meets at 7:00 p.m. in Community Hall.

[ELCA News: John Schleicher Elected Bishop of ELCA North/West Lower Michigan Synod]

[ELCA News: ELCA 'Grace Matters' Features Don Saliers, Emily Saliers May 27, June 3]

[ENS News: Episcopal Relief and Development hosts annual Network Meeting in New Orleans]

[ENS News: Washington priest voices support for immigrant family reunification]

[LWF News: Brazilian Theologian Carlos Bock to Head Mission and Development Committee]

[LWF News: Indian Pastor Augustine Jeyakumar Joins Communications Committee]

[LWF News: Former Slovak Bishop Július Filo to Head LWF Project Committee]

[WCC News: WCC asks the Jordanian government to reconsider decision on Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem]

Shavuot

Thursday May 24, 2007

Adult Choir rehearsal at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Confererence Deans Meeting in the Synod Office Chapel

[ENS News: Los Angeles seminar offers reconcilers 'third way,' hope]

[ENS News: Individual bishops respond to Lambeth Conference invitations announcement]

[WCC News: Melting ice caps on Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro need action now]

[WCC News: Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2007]

Nicolaus Copernicus, 1543; Leonhard Euler, 1783; scientists (Liturgical Color: White)

Friday May 25, 2007

[ACNS News: Regional Associates to develop theological education work in the Anglican Communion]

[ENS News: Agreed Anglican–Orthodox statement released]

[ENS News: Lambeth Conference won't look like past gatherings, design team member predicts]

[LWF News: French Lutherans and Reformed Agree to Unity Process]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Iraqi Refugees]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Homage and Commemoration]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Soldier Dead]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Sara Miles]

Saturday May 26, 2007

Brothers! meets at 9:00 a.m. in Room 3.

Vigil of Pentecost (Liturgical Color: Red)

The LORD is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33: 20)

May 27, 2007

The Day of Pentecost (Liturgical Color: Red)

When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground. (Psalm 104: 30)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Veni crator Spiritus — Leo Sowerby

Entrance Hymn: O Day Full of Grace (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 627)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 2: 1-21
Responsive Reading: Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b
Second Lesson: Romans 8: 14-17
Holy Gospel: John 14: 3-17 [25-27]

Homily: "Adopted by the Spirit" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Come down, O Love Divine (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 804)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether — Harold Friedell (Adult Choir)

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 403)

Communion Hymn: Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 401)

Sending Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 395)

Postlude: Komm, gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle Mckee

Deacon: Allison Kaiser

Lector: Kris Stewart

Server: Jean Brown

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeter: Bruce and Susan Colston

Nursery: Ronna Papesh

Council Coordinator: Kari Isaacson

Worship at 10:15 a.m.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Veni creator Spiritus — Leo Sowerby

Entrance Hymn: O Day Full of Grace (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 627)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 2: 1-21
Responsive Reading: Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b
Second Lesson: Romans 8: 14-17
Holy Gospel: John 14: 3-17 [25-27]

Homily: "Adopted by the Spirit" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Come Down, O Love Divine (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 804)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Komm Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott — Dietrich Buxtehude

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 403)

Communion Hymn: Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 401)

Sending Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 395)

Postlude: Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Shari Rogge-Fidler

Lector: Charles Sweet

Acolyte: Mailyn Fidler

Server: Deb Moore

Ushers: Kaye Hill and Melissa Eichmiller

Greeters: Dean and Sandy Arnold

Nursery: Vicki and David Polansky

Council Coordinator: Rick Stults

Altar Care: Betty Smith and Susan Lehr

Bread and Wine: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Flowers: Carol Seaman and the Worship Committee

John Calvin, renewer of the Church, 1564 (Liturgical Color: White)

Monday May 28, 2007

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Office closed for Memorial Day

St. Thomas Office closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday May 29, 2007

Mission Endowment Fund Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 17.

Quarryland Men's Chorus meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

[ENS News: Episcopal Divinity School announces 2007-2008 series lecturers]

[ENS News: Historic Japanese-American parish marks centennial]

[NCC News: Group documents media bias toward conservative faith leaders]

[WCC News: Churches worldwide to advocate for just peace in Palestine and Israel, 3-9 June 2007]

[WCC News: Ecumenical Water Network calls for holistic approach to water issues]

Jiri Tranovský, hymnwriter, 1637 (Liturgical Color: White)

Wednesday May 30, 2007

[ELCA News: ELCA Awards Phoebe Herman Scholarships to 17 International Students]

[WCC News: Towards greater coherence of the one ecumenical movement]

Thursday May 31, 2007

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

[ACNS News: Communique from the Anglican - Lutheran International Commission]

[NCC News: NCC asks FEMA to investigate 'toxic' trailers /a>]

Visit of Mary to Elizabeth (Liturgical Color: White)

Last update: Friday 1 June 2007 16:42

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