St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — February 2008




Friday February 1, 2008

[ACNS News: AACC and WCC Peace Delegation Visit Burundi]

[ENS News: Religious leaders back President's Israeli-Palestinian peace pledge]

[ENS News: Editor sought for Episcopal Life monthly newspaper]

[PNS News: Out of the ashes: Oregon church vows to minister on after fire destroys sanctuary]

[PNS News: Lewis Wilkins dies at age 71: Texas native was heavily involved in Presbyterian reunion]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: Religion and Politics by the Numbers]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religious Support in the Presidential Primaries]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Iraqi Orphan Adoption]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: God's Army: Mormon Missionaries]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Jewish Life and Times at the Movies]

[UCC News: Insurance Boards shows further signs of improved financial strength]

[WCC News: Kenyan churches seek peace for country "on the verge of genocide"]

Saturday February 2, 2008

Young Women's Group meets at 10:00 a.m.

Property Committee meets at 10:00 a.m.

"Carbon Footprint" Workshop will be held at St. Thomas from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This is the first of a series of educational workshops sponsored by the newly formed Bloomington Interfaith Climate Change Committee. Come and learn what you can do in your daily life to improve the health of the planet and reduce your household expense.

[ENS News: Rochester elects Prince Singh as eighth bishop]

The Presentation of our Lord (Liturgical Color: White)

How dear to me is your dwelling, O LORD. (Psalm 84: 1)

February 3, 2008

Transfiguration of Our Lord (Liturgical Color: White)

I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, "You are my son; today I have begotten you. (Psalm 2: 7)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 9, copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Prelude in E, BWV 566/1 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 316)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 24: 12-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 2
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1: 16-21
Holy Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9

Homily: "The Glory of the Lord" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Jesus on the Mountain Peak (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 317)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: We Saw His Glory — Erhard Mauersberger

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: How Good, Lord to Be Here (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 315)

Communion Hymn: Christ Be Our Light (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 715)

Sending Hymn: Alleluia, Song of Gladness (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 318)

Postlude: Fugue in E, BWV 566/2 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Kelly Skram

Deacon: Alison Kaiser

Lector: Bob Cutter

Acolyte: Alex Nixon

Server: Shirley Mingee

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeters: Ron and Jean Brown

Nursery: Mary Sasse

Council Coordinator: Kari Isaacson

Godly Play meets in the new Godly play room next to the nursery.

Grades K — 6th gather in rooms 14 & 15.

Confirmation Class meets in room 16.

High School Youth meet in the new youth room.

Culture of Conversation in the Sanctuary at 9:45 a.m.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 9, copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Prelude in E, BWV 566/1 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Baptismal Hymn: Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 445)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 24: 12-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 2
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1: 16-21
Holy Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9

Homily: "The Glory of the Lord" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Jesus on the Mountain Peak (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 317)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Scherzetto — Joseph Jongen

organ voluntary

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: How Good, Lord to Be Here (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 315)

Communion Hymn: Christ Be Our Light (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 715)

Sending Hymn: Alleluia, Song of Gladness (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 318)

Postlude: Fugue in E, BWV 566/2 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Dom Guido

Lector: Sharon Fawbush

Acolyte: Mailyn Fidler

Server: Helen Mayfield

Ushers: Phil and Lissa May

Greeter: Chris Ogan

Nursery: Rick and Rachel Stults

Council Coordinator: Kari Isaacson

Altar Care: Jean Brown and Renee Steele

Bread and Wine: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Flowers: Lucille Ricketts

We welcome through baptism Zoe Annemarie Marquardt, daughter of new members Jerry and Jessie Marquardt. Zoe was born November 25, 2007.

IU student lunch near the kitchen following the late service

Executive Council meets today following the late service.

At 4:00 p.m. St. Thomas is privileged to host another fine concert presented by the Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, which annually gathers some of the most talented choral singers in the area to present seldom-heard sacred works for choir with organ. This year's program will focus on some of our native-born composers, including Lee Hoiby, Ned Rorem, and the "dean" of American church musicians of the 20th century, Leo Sowerby.

Judge Eternal — Gerre Hancock

Woo-sug Kang, conductor

Andrew Kotylo, organ

Prayer of St. Francis — Searle Wright

Juan Mesa, conductor

Shannon Gallier, organ

Lyric Rhapsody — Searle Wright

Andrew Kotylo, organ

At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners — Lee Hoiby

Mark Doerries, conductor

Yoon-mi Lim, organ

Let This Mind Be in You — Lee Hoiby

Jeong-Hoon Song, conductor

Andrea Boudra, organ

Sunset to Sunrise Changes Now — Bruce Neswick

Christopher Schroeder, conductor

Prelude on Psalm 40: 1-3 — Craig Phillips

Hillary Sullivan, organ

Turn Thou To Thy God — Leo Sowerby

Leo Kan, conductor

Monica Harper, organ

Love Came Down at Christmas — Leo Sowerby

James Goyer, conductor

Mitch Rorick, organ

Come, Holy Ghost — Leo Sowerby

David Sims, conductor

Peter Rogahn, organ

Sing My Soul, His Wondrous Love — Ned Rorem

Elaine Sonnenberg, conductor

Praise the Lord, O My Soul — Ned Rorem

John Leonard, conductor

Juan Mesa, organ

Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg, missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 (Liturgical Color: White)

Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with victory. (Psalm 48: 10)

Monday February 4, 2008

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

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

[ACNS News: The Anglican Communion Network for Interfaith - NIFCON, launches document: Generous Love]

[ELCA News: Draft of Proposed ELCA Social Statement on Sexuality Available March 13]

[ENS News: Black History Month is celebrated at Episcopal Church Center]

[PNS News: Narnia Center leads Russia in publishing Christian literature for kids]

[PNS News: Taking it to the streets: Small group ministers to Moscow]

[PNS News: Advocacy Days conference to explore true meaning of security]

[RCA News: RCWS Update on Crisis in Kenya]

Tuesday February 5, 2008

The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper takes place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17. Come one, come all! If you can help by donating ingredients or cooking or cleaning up, please sign up on the bulletin board next to the Youth Room.

[ACNS News: Anglicans Observe Ash Wednesday]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop's Lenten message]

[ENS News: Executive Council to meet February 11-14 in Quito, Ecuador]

[LCMS News: World Mission re-evaluating situation in Kenya]

[LCMS News: Conference debuts new disaster-response plan]

[LCMS News: Sanft named president of Concordia Plan Services]

[LCMS News: Upcoming conferences focus on campus missions]

[PNS News: Group calls for an end to Israeli occupation of Palestine]

[WCC News: Churches in Burundi and African ecumenical notables engage to stabilize the country]

[WCC News: Make peace now, an international ecumenical delegation has urged Kenyan top political leaders]

The Martyrs of Japan, 1597 (Liturgical Color: Red)

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you. (Psalm 5: 11)

February 6 to March 21, 2008

Passion Pilgrimage, an 18-piece series of textile art, will be exhibited at Servants of Christ Lutheran Church, 7650 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis.

The series is the work of award-winning textile artist Linda Witte Henke of Indianapolis. The pieces in Henke's Passion Pilgrimage series are fashioned from commercial, hand-dyed, and hand-painted cotton and synthetic fabrics. They reflect a variety of techniques, including traditional and foundation piecing; appliqué, improvisational hand and machine embroidery; improvisational stitching; computer-generated imagery; and embellishment with threads, stenciling, stamping, beading, and handmade polymer clay forms.

Henke's Passion Pilgrimage series received the Jurors' Award at Expressions of the Sacred, a juried, mixed-media exhibition at the University of Denver. It was the featured display at Sacred Threads 2005, an international, biennial textile exhibition in the Columbus, Ohio metro area; and it was included in the 2006 Liturgical and Sacred Art Exhibition in Springfield, Illinois. It has also been exhibited at conferences and in congregations throughout the United States.

Henke is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, where she earned the Master of Divinity Degree. She pastored congregations in the Denver area before devoting full-time energies to her textile art. She is now based in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to her exhibited work, Henke maintains a full schedule of commissioned projects, most of which are purposed for liturgical use.

The exhibit may be viewed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as on Sunday mornings. Additional viewing times for groups of 10 or more may be arranged in advance by calling the church office at 317-823-9580. There is no admission charge.

Henke will make a presentation about the series at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 10.

For additional information about the exhibit, contact Rev. Alan Rider, pastor of Servants of Christ Lutheran Church, at 317-823-9580 or socpastor@servantsofchrist.org

Wednesday February 6, 2008

Ash Wednesday (Liturgical Color: Black)

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51: 1)

This "Year of Global Mission" sets the theme for our Lenten Series this year. The series is entitled:

Living in God's Amazing Grace—Reaching Out in Mission! Lent from around the world

For Ash Wednesday we highlight Mexico and missionary The Rev. David Brondos

Ash Wednesday Worship at noon.

The Liturgy text is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

Responsive Reading: Psalm 51: 1-18
First Lession: Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5: 20b—6:10
Holy Gospel: Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

Meditation: Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Our Father, We Have Wandered (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 606)

Invitation to Lent
Confession of Sin
The Imposition of Ashes

Communion Hymn: Savior, When in Dust to You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 601)

Communion Hymn: Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 476)

Sending Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 320)

Deacon: Kaye Hill

Lector: Jan Warner

Lunch will be provided by the Retireds' Group following the noon Ash Wednesday service. All are welcome.

Ash Wednesday Worship at 7:30 p.m.

The Liturgy text is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

Responsive Reading: Psalm 51: 1-18
First Lession: Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5: 20b—6:10
Holy Gospel: Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

Meditation: Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Our Father, We Have Wandered (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 606)

Invitation to Lent
Confession of Sin
The Imposition of Ashes

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God — Carl Mueller

Adult Choir

Communion Hymn: Savior, When in Dust to You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 601)

Communion Hymn: Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 476)

Sending Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 320)

Deacon: Kris Stewart

Lector: Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Server: Kay Isaacson

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeters: Betty and Jerry Smith

Altar Care: Mary Sasse

Bread and Wine: Mary Sasse

Men's Group meets at 7:30 p.m.

Call to Assembly mailing for the I-K Synod 2008 Assembly

[ACNS News: Covenant Design Group issues communique and draft]

[ENS News: Covenant Design Group issues communiqué and second draft]

[ENS News: Editor sought for Episcopal Life monthly newspaper]

[LCMS News: Knolhoff accepts call to head Stewardship Ministry]

[PNS News: Fraternal Twins: Russian pastor stresses importance of PC(USA) "twinning project"]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: David Gushee: Old Categories are Changing]

Thursday February 7, 2008

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline for Young Adult scholarships to Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 7 to 10, 2008 in Washington D.C.

[ACNS News: Anglican Communion Inter Faith Network launches key document]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers for Peace in Kenya]

[ENS News: Seminaries continue movement toward greater cooperation in theological education]

[ENS News: Title IV Task Force proposes revisions to canons on ecclesiastical discipline; comment period opens]

[ENS News: ERD reaches out to tornado-affected areas]

[ENS News: Anglican Communion Interfaith Network launches key document 'Generous Love']

[ENS News: Lifting Every Voice: UBE's next generations launch new chapters of ministry, history, tradition]

[PNS News: Pastors' primer: New handbook designed to provide ministers 'helpful tips for coping']

Friday February 8, 2008

[ELCA News: ELCA Synod Bishop Expresses 'Shock, Sadness' over Missouri Shootings]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Assess Damage from Feb. 6 Winter Storms, Tornadoes]

[ENS News: Archives launches African American web exhibit]

[LCMS News: Canada seminary president resigns]

[LCMS News: Kieschnick issues statement on Kirkwood shootings]

[LWF News: Kenya's Lutheran Bishops Say Injustices Must Be Addressed]

[PNS News: ACSWP approves policy document and resolutions: Papers on Iraq war, affordable housing for homeless among those going to GA]

[PNS News: Storytelling key following visit to Kenya by Kirkpatrick, others in World Council delegation]

[PNS News: Unto the least of these: PC(USA) supports outreach to orphanages in Russia]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Analysis of Super Tuesday and the Religious Vote]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Young Nuns]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religious Concerns about Kenya]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Tallit Making]

WCC News: WCC congratulates Archbishop Hieronymos II upon his election as head of the Church of Greece]

Saturday February 9, 2008

Renewal Network one-day conference, "Speaking the Truth in Love: Reforming the Reform" on Saturday, February 9 at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers, Ind.

The conference begins at 10:00 a.m. and the cost is $10, and includes lunch and materials.

For more information about the event and to register, contact Pr. Shockey at dave@hebronlutheran.org or call (859) 689-7590.

Note: In order to most thoroughly explore issues relating to human sexuality in a Christian context, consider continuing the discussion in the third study, Free in Christ to Serve the Neighbor: Lutherans Talk about Human Sexuality, part of the six-year "Journey Together Faithfully" conversation initiated by the ELCA in preparation for Synod Assembly 2009.

From the first session comes this statement: "On complicated matters, Christians can and will in good conscience disagree about interpreting the will of God. ...We do not disagree that we are saved by grace through faith. We do not disagree that we are called to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. So then, as God's own people called to freedom in the gospel, we ask, 'How then shall we live?' Discovering this 'how' is not a simple matter. It will likely produce some struggle, but because we are bound together in the gospel we can deliberate without fear and without threat of division."

[ENS News: Southern Africa: ERD responds to floods in Malawi, Zambia]

February 10, 2008

The First Sunday in Lent (Liturgical Color: Purple)

Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. (Psalm 32: 10)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Chorale Prelude on "O Deepest Sorrow" — Johannes Brahms

Entrance Hymn: O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 319)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 32
Second Lesson: Romans 5: 12-19
Holy Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11

Children's Sermon

Homily: "Guidance for the Journey" — Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: Bless Now, O God, the Journey (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 326)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 — Johann Sebastian Bach

organ voluntary

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 802)

Communion Hymn: Restore in Us, O God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 328)

Sending Hymn: Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 618)

Postlude: Fugure in a — Johannes Brahms

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kris Stewart

Lector: Mike Laros

Acolyte: David Polansky

Server: Jean Brown

Ushers: Ruth Engs-Franz and Jeff Franz

Greeters: John and Renee Steele

Nursery: Joan Burt

Council Coordinator: Melissa Eichmiller

Godly Play meets in the new Godly play room next to the nursery.

Grades K — 6th gather in rooms 14 & 15.

Confirmation Class meets in the Youth Room.

High School Youth meet in the Education Wing.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Chorale Prelude on "O Deepest Sorrow" — Johannes Brahms

Entrance Hymn: O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 319)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 32
Second Lesson: Romans 5: 12-19
Holy Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11

Children's Sermon

Homily: "Guidance for the Journey" — Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: Bless Now, O God, the Journey (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 326)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Verleih uns Frieden — Felix Mendelssohn

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Let us Ever Walk With Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 802)

Communion Hymn: Restore in Us, O God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 328)

Sending Hymn: Guide me Ever, Great Redeemer (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 618)

Postlude: Fugue in a — Johannes Brahms

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Alison Kaiser

Lector: Deb Moore

Acolyte: Meg Garl

Server: Dorothy Soudakoff

Ushers: Dean and Sandy Arnold

Greeter: Marilyn Kelly

Nursery: Carolyn and Ellie Delap

Council Coordinator: Rick Stults

Altar Care: Beverly Lingvai and Susan Lehr

Bread and Wine: Jim and Suzanne Halvorson

IU student lunch near the kitchen following the late service

Fair Trade Chocolate and Social Justice during the Education Hour.

Please join the Committee on Mission in the conference room to learn about fair trade and human rights issues in the chocolate business—what is being done and what you can do.

Come and taste wonderful chocolate desserts made with fair trade chocolate and prepared by Francie Hurst of the Bloomington Cooking School. Fair trade chocolate will also be available for you to taste and purchase.

Congregation Council meets at 6:00 p.m.

February 11 to 12, 2008

Leadership Conference at LSTC: "Perfect Potential: Seeking Excellence in Ministry"

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present "Perfect Potential: Seeking Excellence in Ministry," its 2008 Leadership Conference. The conference explores questions such as "What is the Christian understanding of excellence?" "What does it mean to talk about excellence in ministry?" and "How do we simultaneously celebrate and survive ministry?"

Conference fees are $80 per day or $155 for both days. Recent LSTC graduates (2005- 07) may register for $100 for two days.

The Rev. Dr. James P. Wind, president of the Alban Institute, will present the keynote address, "Stories That Take Us Somewhere: The Narrative Work of Congregations" on Monday, February 11, 2007, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Kurt K. Hendel will present "Faithfulness: Luther's View of Excellence" on Tuesday, February 12, 2007, at 9:15 a.m.

Pastor Heidi Neumark, author of Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx, is the preacher at 11:15 a.m. on February 11 and at 11:00 a.m. on February 12.

Kelly Fryer, author of Reclaiming the "L" Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Heritage, writer for the No Experience Necessary Bible study series, and co-founder of A.R.E.: A Renewal Enterprise, is a featured workshop leader.

For more information, visit the LSTC website at www.lstc.edu or send an email to leadershipconference@lstc.edu .

Monday February 11, 2008

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

[ACNS News: Presidential Address to the opening of General Synod]

[ELCA News: Lutherans purchase 'eco-palms' for Palm Sunday]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Deaconess Association Names Lisa Polito Director ]

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address to Church of England's General Synod]

[ENS News: Canterbury defends Sharia comments in General Synod address]

[ENS News: San Joaquin steering committee represents 'broad theological spectrum']

[ENS News: Executive Council opens four-day meeting in Ecuador]

[ENS News: Glimpses of Hope: Vermont Episcopalians visit projects supporting AIDS orphans in Africa]

[LCMS News: LCMS places 'hope' newspaper ads]

[NCC News: A fond farewell to Ruth Stafford Peale]

[NCC News: Ieronymos of Thebes and Levadeia elected head of Greek Orthodox Church]

[PNS News: Presbyterian Church part of interfaith coalition against domestic violence]

[PNS News: Judicial Council considering presbytery resolutions on ordination standards]

[PNS News: Russia's Killing Field: Smolensk pastor, his grandfather a victim, reflects on 'the unspeakable' ]

[PNS News: Moscow's good Samaritans: PC(USA) supported ministry fights racist attacks in Russian capital]

[PNS News: The bread of life: PC(USA)-supported soup kitchen serves up food, community to Moscow]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: Clinton and Obama Compete for Religious Votes]

[UCC News: New radio spots will air before Easter on Sirius Satellite Radio]

[UCC News: Stillspeaking launches grant opportunities for local radio ad buys]

[WCC News: Ecumenical solidarity visit allows churches to affirm peace, grasp the complexity of the Kenyan conflict]

Tuesday February 12, 2008

[ACNS News: Archbishop of Canterbury appoints Windsor Continuation Group]

[ENS News: Black History Month book event highlights reconciliation, celebration, education]

[ENS News: Windsor Continuation Group appointed by Canterbury]

[ENS News: Mission director search suspended]

[ENS News: Four bishops' renunciations of ministry accepted by Presiding Bishop]

[ENS News: Ecuadorian Episcopalians welcome Executive Council]

[RCA News: 2008 Southern U.S. Tornadoes Take Heavy Toll]

Wednesday February 13, 2008

This "Year of Global Mission" sets the theme for our Lenten Series this year. The series is entitled:

Living in God's Amazing Grace—Reaching Out in Mission! Lent from around the world

For today we highlight Slovakia and missionary The Rev. David Schick

Lenten Worship at noon.

The Liturgy is Vespers '86 by Marty Haugen

Meditation: "Finally Listening" — Rev. David Schick (presented by Pastor McKee)

Organ Meditation at 7:00 p.m. presented by David Sinden.

Fantasia in f, K. 608 — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chorale Partita on "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" — Johann Pachelbel

Fugue, Chorale & Epilogue — Herbert Howells

Lenten Worship at 7:30 p.m.

The Liturgy is Vespers '86 by Marty Haugen

Meditation: "Finally Listening" — Rev. David Schick (presented by Pastor McKee)

[ENS News: Executive Council gets briefing on Ecuador's challenges]

[ENS News: Executive Council reviews budgets, considers draft of letter to the Episcopal Church]

[PNS News: Train up a child: For nearly 100 years the Presbyterian Pan American School has focused on preparing racial-ethnic students for success]

[PNS News: Designing for the future: Fundraising campaign to expand, modernize Presbyterian Pan American School for next 100 years]

[PNS News: Two Presbyterians among those killed in Missouri City Hall shooting rampage — Critically injured Kirkwood mayor also a Presbyterian]

[WCC News: Moderator urges perseverance toward unity]

[WCC News: WCC welcomes two new member churches]

Thursday February 14, 2008

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

Christian Education Commitee meets at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: Lutherans Work to End Hunger through 'Souper Bowl of Caring']

[ENS News: Executive Council, diocese celebrate mission at Ecuadorian cathedral]

[ENS News: Sudan elects Daniel Deng Bul as Primate]

[ENS News: Executive Council promises help to Episcopalians in San Joaquin, other dioceses]

[NCC News: The NCC's 2008 Yearbook of Churches reports wide range of health care ministries]

[NCC News: U.S. Religious Delegation to Northern Ireland Models Interfaith Climate Change Cooperation]

[PNS News: Top court prohibits scrupling fidelity-chastity standard]

[PNS News: Preliminary list of issues facing 218th General Assembly outlined]

[PNS News: Fort Worth elder elected chair of General Assembly Council]

[PNS News: PC(USA) helps Russian seminary celebrate 10 years]

[PNS News: Unrestricted mission revenues exceeded budget in 2007]

Cyril, monk, 869; Methodius, bishop, 885; missionaries to the Slavs (Liturgical Color: White)

Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with victory. (Psalm 48: 10)

Friday February 15, 2008

[ELCA News: Lutherans Offer Comfort after Northern Illinois University Shooting]

[ELCA News: ELCA Mission Investment Fund Announces Challenge Gift to Fund for Leaders]

[ELCA News: ELCA Campus Pastor Ministers with Northern Illinois University Community]

[ENS News: Illinois parish offers support, resources following university shootings]

[ENS News: Five primates announce Lambeth Conference boycott]

[LCMS News: First Children's Ministry Conference set for July]

[LCMS News: Registration opens for second 'Living Well' event]

[LWF News: Global Increase in LWF Churches' Membership Pushes Total to Over 68.3 Million ]

[LWF News: From Humble Beginnings: Ethiopian Church Counts 4.9 Million Members, World's Second Largest Lutheran Church ]

[PNS News: Presbytery leaders issue open letter regarding hurricane-relief funds]

[PNS News: GAC approves mission work plan: Proposed strategy will guide Council's work from 2009-2012 ]

[PNS News: Spirituality and discipleship: GAC committee acts on business surrounding three PC(USA) racial-ethnic schools and colleges]

[PNS News: GAC creates new 'Compassion, Peace and Justice' Ministry: Action moves two programs to World Mission]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Sharia Law and the Archbishop of Canterbury]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Texas Lottery Controversy]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Bangladesh Relief]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: A Tale of God's Will]

Saturday February 16, 2008

Young Women's Group meets at 10:00 a.m. in Room 17.

"Carbon Footprint" Workshop will be held at St. Thomas from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 17. This is the second of a series of educational workshops sponsored by the newly formed Bloomington Interfaith Climate Change Committee. Come and learn what you can do in your daily life to improve the health of the planet and reduce your household expense.

Basketball at 9:00 p.m.

Shalom Community Center has committed to provide volunteers to work a concession stand during nine Indiana University basketball games. Through this effort we hope to raise at least $5000, but we need volunteers!

Volunteers need to indicate whether they can arrive two or three hours prior to the game. The stand closes down before the games are over, so most of the time, everyone will be finished with the clean-up and ready to leave by the time the games are over, or shortly thereafter.

February 17, 2008

The Second Sunday in Lent (Liturgical Color: Purple)

I lift up my eyes to the hills from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121: 1,2)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

The liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: A Quaker Reader — Ned Rorem

VIII "...No Darkness at all..."

VII "A Secret Power"

IV "There is a Spirit That Delights to Do No Evil..."

Entrance Hymn: The God of Abraham Praise (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 831)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Genesis 12: 1-4a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 121
Second Lesson: Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17
Holy Gospel: John 3: 1-17

Homily: "The Wilderness of New Life" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: All Who Believe and Are Baptized (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 442)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Give Me Jesus — Moses Hogan

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of The Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: God Loved the World (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 323)

Communion Hymn: We Place Upon Your Table, Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 467)

Sending Hymn: Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 327)

Postlude: Fugue in b, BWV 544 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Elizabeth Constantine

Lector: Jim Eagleman

Acolyte: Kaleb Rich

Server: Betty Smith

Ushers: Jim and Marti Doering

Greeters: Mark and Charlene Braun

Nursery: Ronna Papesh

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Godly Play meets in the new Godly play room next to the nursery.

Grades K — 6th gather in rooms 14 & 15.

Confirmation Class meets in room 16.

High School Youth meet in the new youth room.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

The liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: A Quaker Reader — Ned Rorem

VIII "...No Darkness at all..."

VII "A Secret Power"

IV "There is a Spirit That Delights to Do No Evil..."

Entrance Hymn: The God of Abraham Praise (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 831)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Genesis 12: 1-4a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 121
Second Lesson: Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17
Holy Gospel: John 3: 1-17

Homily: "The Wilderness of New Life" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: All Who Believe and Are Baptized (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 442)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: When Jesus Wept — William Billings

Children's Choir

The Liturgy of The Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: God Loved the World (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 323)

Communion Hymn: We Place Upon Your Table, Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 467)

Sending Hymn: Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 327)

Postlude: Fugue in b, BWV 544 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Deborah O'Brien

Lector: Shannon Wills

Acolyte: Jacob Buhr

Server: Charles Sweet

Ushers: Allan and Helen Mayfield

Greeter: Rick and Rachel Stults

Nursery: Sandy and Sydney Arnold

Council Coordinator: Rita Pavolka

Altar Care: Barb Unger and Karen Blaisdell

Bread and Wine: Larry and Sue Berg

No Altar Flowers during Lent

We thank our guest organist this morning, Shannon Gallier. Originally from Texas, Shannon is a first-year Masters student at the Jacobs School of Music where he studies organ with Larry Smith. Andy Kotylo is away playing a recital this afternoon at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit, Michigan.

IU Student lunch following the 11:00 service near the kitchen

Youth Group meets at 5:30 p.m.

The 14th annual Soup Bowl Benefit for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Convention Center.

Music will be provided by The Mutinhimira Marimba Ensemble (who played at St. Thomas on January 27th), women's a capella group Kaia and guitarist Steve Sobiech.

Local restaurants and bakeries are contributing food to be served in bowls made by local artisans.

Nearly $70,000 was raised at the benefit in 2007 to support the local food bank. Tickets for adults are $25 from any of the three Bloomingfoods stores, Yarns Unlimited and Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Children's tickets will be available at the door for $6.

Trinity Episcopal Church invites the community to join them in Taizé Services during Lent: Sunday evenings, February 17th and 24th, March 2nd and 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. All are welcome.

Monday February 18, 2008

March Newsletter Deadline

Spinners and Weavers meet at 7:00 p.m. in Room 17.

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

Care of Creation Free Public Seminar from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Cook West Room, Bloomington Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.

The information presented in the seminar on high-performance energy-efficient homes is helpful to both current and prospective homeowners wheo want to cut their energy bills — and cut down on carbon emmissions resulting from the heating and cooling of homes.

Presenter Bob Geswein from the Harrison County REMC will cover basic building science relevant to energy efficiency, including foundations, framing, caulking, windows and doors, insulation, heating and cooling. Attendees will be given the tools to evaluate what actions may give the biggest bang for the buck — in saving money and cutting carbon emissions. The seminar is free and open to the public.

The seminar is presented by the City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability, Environmental Commission, and EnergyPros.

Martin Luther, renewer of the church, 1546 (Liturgical Color: White)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. (Psalm 46: 7)

Tuesday February 19, 2008

Basketball at 7:00 p.m.

Shalom Community Center has committed to provide volunteers to work a concession stand during nine Indiana University basketball games. Through this effort we hope to raise at least $5000, but we need volunteers!

Volunteers need to indicate whether they can arrive two or three hours prior to the game. The stand closes down before the games are over, so most of the time, everyone will be finished with the clean-up and ready to leave by the time the games are over, or shortly thereafter.

[ENS News: Black Episcopal colleges celebrate, reestablish focus at 'A Day of Recognition']

[PNS News: Council adopts "collaborative model" for mission]

[PNS News: GAC calls for cost estimate for maintaining "appropriate" number of mission workers]

[RCA News: World Council of Churches Marks 60 Years]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: James Forbes: "Lord, Have Mercy"]

[UCC News: Ohio newspaper makes 'satanic' name reference to UCC church]

[UCC News: Non-members may expand next WCC global assembly]

Wednesday February 20, 2008

This "Year of Global Mission" sets the theme for our Lenten Series this year. The series is entitled:

Living in God's Amazing Grace—Reaching Out in Mission! Lent from around the world

For today we highlight Indonesia and missionary Rosie Kameo

Lenten Worship at noon.

The Liturgy is Vespers '86 by Marty Haugen

Meditation: "For Just Such a Time as This" — Rosie Kameo (presented by Pastor McKee)

Organ Meditation at 7:00 p.m. presented by Andrea Boudra.

Chorale-Partita in an Old Style on "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten" — William Albright

From Symphonie gothique, Op. 70 — Charles-Marie Widor

II. Andante sostenuto

Two Lenten Hymn Meditations — Mark C. Jones

Ah, Holy Jesus

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

O Lamm Gottes, unshuldig, BWV 656 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Lenten Worship at 7:30 p.m.

The Liturgy is Vespers '86 by Marty Haugen

Meditation: "For Just Such a Time as This" — Rosie Kameo (presented by Pastor McKee)

Application Deadline for Youth in Mission June 14 to July 6, 2008

[ACNS News: Lambeth Conference 2008 - John's Gospel basis for Bible study]

[ELCA News: ELCA synod requests prayer for Minnesota's Cottonwood community]

[ENS News: EYE Design Team will welcome church's youth to San Antonio this summer]

[ENS News: GAFCON rearranges conference following protests from Jerusalem church leaders]

[ENS News: International group to prepare Lambeth Conference Bible studies]

[ENS News: Berkeley-based Episcopal, Lutheran seminaries offer second annual joint Summer Session]

[LCMS News: God's love,' not shooting, 'defines us,' says pastor]

[LCMS News: Open Arms sponsors child care conference]

[LCMS News: Seminary to host 'Women in Times of War' forum]

[LCMS News: Historic Saxon Memorial opens March 1]

[LCMS News: Sandfort, other educators receive LEA awards]

[NCC News: Walter Burghardt, leading American theologian]

[PNS News: When African-American history is just known as history: A message to the PC(USA) from the vice-moderator]

[PNS News: Faith, the simple life and coffee]

[PNS News: Teach your children well: PC(USA)-related school helps fill Russian educational void]

[WCC News: Three statements pay attention to elections]

[WCC News: WCC statements address climate change, other topics]

[WCC News: Search committee for a new WCC general secretary begins its work]

Rasmus Jensen, the first Lutheran pastor in North America, 1620 (Liturgical Color: White)

My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. (Psalm 84: 2)

Thursday February 21, 2008

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

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

Christian Education Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 13.

I-K Synod Church in Society Meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the I-K Synod Chapel

[ACNS News: Bishop Katanda helps open door to democracy in Congo]

[ENS News: Indianapolis diocese notes enthusiasm for hosting 2012 General Convention]

[NCC News: The Poverty of Global Climate Change]

[PNS News: Giving us the ministry of reconciliation: Stated clerk Reflects on 2 Cor. 5:19 in context of Kenya mission]

[PNS News: Korea context to be theme of 2009 week of prayer]

[PNS News: Stony Point outlines balanced budget for 2008, readies for transitional director]

[UCC News: Illinois churches ministering in response to NIU shootings]

[WCC News: WCC central committee: Making a difference together]

Friday February 22, 2008

[ELCA News: Lutheran Congregation Helps Cottonwood Grieve, Heal]

[ENS News: Seabury-Western Theological Seminary announces major restructuring, discernment]

[PNS News: Celebrating self-help: SDOP Sunday pays tribute to program that empowers the poor]

[PNS News: Educators honor MacKichan-Walker: New Jersey church educator acclaimed for her strong advocacy]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: Catholic Voters]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: McCain and the New York Times]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: God and Hollywood]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Hindu Healing]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Oscar Watch: Religion And The Movies]

[WCC News: WCC says a proposed new treaty to ban cluster munitions must be strong]

February 23 and 24, 2008

Middle School Youth Tobaggan Weekend

Stay overnight at Luther Camp and go tobaganning at Pokagon State Park. This is a fun event for Middle School Youth from around the Synod.

Saturday February 23, 2008

I-K Synod Nominating Committee Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the I-K Synod Office Chapel

[ENS News: Endowed parishes tackle challenges to effective mission]

Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, martyr, 156 (Liturgical Color: Red)

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you. (Psalm 5: 11)

Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, missionary to India, 1719 (Liturgical Color: White)

Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with victory. (Psalm 48: 10)

February 24, 2008

The Third Sunday in Lent (Liturgical Color: Purple)

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (Psalm 95: 1)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

The liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Lyric Rhapsody — Searle Wright

Entrance Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 807)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 17: 1-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 95
Second Lesson: Romans 5: 1-11
Holy Gospel: John 4: 5-42

Homily: "God's Fields of Harvest" — Pastor Lyle McKee

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing — Paul Manz

organ voluntary

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 332)

Communion Hymn: As the Deer Runs to the River (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 331)

Sending Hymn: Christ, The Life of All the Living (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 339)

Postlude: Toccata — Eugène Gigout

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Betty Smith

Lector: Pauline Caldwell

Acolyte: Sarah Julovich

Server: Dave Ellies

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeters: Jim and Kay Eagleman

Nursery: Nancy Winningham

Council Coordinator: Deborah O'Brien

Godly Play meets in the new Godly play room next to the nursery.

Grades K — 6th gather in rooms 14 & 15.

Confirmation Class meets in room 16.

High School Youth meet in the new youth room.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

The liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Lyric Rhapsody — Searle Wright

Entrance Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 807)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 17: 1-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 95
Second Lesson: Romans 5: 1-11
Holy Gospel: John 4: 5-42

Homily: "God's Fields of Harvest" — Pastor Lyle McKee

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Give Me Jesus — (arrangement, Moses Hogan)

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 332)

Communion Hymn: As the Deer Runs to the River (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 331)

Sending Hymn: Christ, The Life of All the Living (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 339)

Postlude: Toccata — Eugène Gigout

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Alison Kaiser

Lector: Cindy Vosahlak

Acolyte: John Isaacson

Server: Sandy Arnold

Ushers: Kaye Hill

Greeter: Deb O'Brien

Nursery: Craig and Kathy McDonald

Council Coordinator: Jennifer Garl

Altar Care: Betty Smith and Carole Kirsch

Bread and Wine: Lester and Gladys Dorman

No Altar Flowers during Lent

IU Student lunch following the 11:00 service near the kitchen

Trinity Episcopal Church invites the community to join them in Taizé Services during Lent: Sunday evenings, February 17th and 24th, March 2nd and 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. All are welcome.

Monday February 25, 2008

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

[ENS News: Omaha cathedral, Nebraska diocese welcome Church Center regional office]

[ENS News: Anglican women encouraged to 'stand up straight for Christ': Opening Eucharist sets tone for UNCSW gathering]

[ENS News: Great Idea: Creedal gymnastics teach about community]

Elizabeth Fedde, deaconess, 1921 (Liturgical Color: White)

Tuesday February 26, 2008

Girl Scout Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room 17.

Basketball at 7:00 p.m.

Shalom Community Center has committed to provide volunteers to work a concession stand during nine Indiana University basketball games. Through this effort we hope to raise at least $5000, but we need volunteers!

Volunteers need to indicate whether they can arrive two or three hours prior to the game. The stand closes down before the games are over, so most of the time, everyone will be finished with the clean-up and ready to leave by the time the games are over, or shortly thereafter.

[ELCA News: William Lazareth, Former ELCA Synod Bishop, Author, Professor, Dies]

[ENS News: Congolese Anglicans, Europe Convocation explore partnership opportunities]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop tells endowed parishes to be 'confessors of the resurrection']

[PNS News: Presbyterians to rally for farm bill reform]

[PNS News: Women of Faith Award winners named]

[RCA News: HomeTeamNYC Houses 28 in One Day]

[UCC News: Obama's General Synod speech prompts IRS to investigate UCC's tax-exempt status]

Wednesday February 27, 2008

This "Year of Global Mission" sets the theme for our Lenten Series this year. The series is entitled:

Living in God's Amazing Grace—Reaching Out in Mission! Lent from around the world

For today we highlight Cameroon and missionary The Rev. Timothy Reynolds

Lenten Worship at noon.

The Liturgy is Vespers '86 by Marty Haugen

Meditation: "Peacework" — Rev. Timothy Reynolds (presented by Pastor McKee)

Organ Meditation at 7:00 p.m. presented by Michael Bennett.

Hymne d'Action de Grâce: Te Deum — Jean Langlais

Fantaisie in G (Pièce d'Orgue), BWV 572 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria — Paul Manz

Prélude sur l'Introit de l'Epiphanie — Maurice Duruflé

Fugue sur le Carillon de Soissons

If You But Trust in God to Guide You — Craig Phillips

Lenten Worship at 7:30 p.m.

The Liturgy is Vespers '86 by Marty Haugen

Meditation: "Peacework" — Rev. Timothy Reynolds (presented by Pastor McKee)

[ENS News: Taiwan diocese to host Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries consultation June 6-10]

[ENS News: Church Center concludes Black History Month series with call to engage one another]

[ENS News: More San Joaquin congregations opt to remain within Episcopal Church; March 29 special convention anticipated]

[LWF News: Theologians Explore Questions of People's Survival Amidst Religious Resurgence]

[LWF News: Thousands of Chadian Refugees in Cameroon Still Afraid to Return Home]

[PNS News: U.S. faith leaders share global warming views with Irish counterparts]

[RCA News: Brown Appointed President of Western Seminary]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Rod Parsley: "Culturally Incorrect"]

[UCC News: UCC establishes legal fund to defray IRS-investigation expenses]

Thursday February 28, 2008

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 17.

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Helps Rebuild Indonesian Fishing Town ]

[ENS News: Tanzania elects Valentino L. Mokiwa as primate]

[LCMS News: Structure task force presents time line for study, recommendations]

[LCMS News: Board actions support schools, other ministries]

[LCMS News: Calling all young artists]

[LCMS News: AALC, LCMS reps work on operating agreements]

[LCMS News: Synod, Haiti church reps discuss work]

[LCMS News: Women's Institute sponsors leadership conference]

[LCMS News: CPH offers free shipping on new VBS program]

[NCC News: Faith leaders implore Bush to end torture]

[PNS News: 15 new church-related projects get help from GAC]

[PNS News: Pittsburgh minister to face new charges for same-sex union ceremony]

[PNS News: Nominees sought for new hymnbook committee: New Presbyterian hymnal due for 2014 launch]

[PNS News: Nebraska elder is fourth candidate for moderator]

[UCC News: IRS investigation leads to multiple UCC news stories]

Friday February 29, 2008

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Finance Committee Meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Synod Office Chapel

[ACNS News: Coventry's "Cross of Nails" comes to Anglican Communion Chapel London]

[ELCA News: Teresita Valeriano Named LWF Regional Officer for North America]

[ELCA News: Lutherans in Davenport, Iowa, 'Journey to Jerusalem' to Buy Mules, Goats]

[PNS News: Sacramento church delegation visits jailed Philippines pastor]

[PNS News: Missionaries request prayers for Cameroon]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Barack Obama: Speech to the UCC]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Otis Moss III: Rooted in Africa and Christianity]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: More Religion Controversy for Obama]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Obama Religion Questions]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Mary Gordon]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Pew Survey on Religion in the U.S.]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Buddhist Ash Interment]

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