St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — June 2008




June 1, 2008

Third Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 5) (Liturgical Color: Green)

You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name's sake lead me and guide me. (Psalm 31: 3)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.

The Liturgy is reprinted from the liturgy booklet Now the Feast and Celebration.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Passacaglio in c, BWV 582/1 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: How Firm a Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 796)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 11: 18-21, 26-28
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31: 1-5, 19-24
Second Lesson: Romans 1: 16-17; 3: 22b-31
Holy Gospel: Matthew 7: 21-29

Homily: "A Mid-Year Reminder" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 597)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: How Beautiful — Twila Paris

Carrie Knudsen Hendrickson, mezzo-soprano

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

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

Communion Hymn: O Living Bread from Heaven (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 542)

Sending Hymn: Go, My Children, With My Blessing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 543)

Postlude: Fugue in c, BWV 582/2 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kathleen Boggess

Lector: Jaydene Laros

Acolyte: Alex Nixon

Server: Jean Brwon

Ushers: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Greeter: David Ellies

Nursery: Nancy Winningham

Council Coordinator: Rick Stults

Worship at 10:15 a.m.

The Liturgy is reprinted from the liturgy booklet Now the Feast and Celebration.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Passacaglio in c, BWV 582/1 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: How Firm a Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 796)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 11: 18-21, 26-28
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31: 1-5, 19-24
Second Lesson: Romans 1: 16-17; 3: 22b-31
Holy Gospel: Matthew 7: 21-29

Homily: "A Mid-Year Reminder" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 597)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: How Beautiful — Twila Paris

Carrie Knudsen Hendrickson, mezzo-soprano

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

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

Communion Hymn: O Living Bread from Heaven (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 542)

Sending Hymn: Go, My Children, With My Blessing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 543)

Postlude: Fugue in c, BWV 582/2 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Margrethe O'Connor

Lector: Emily Garl

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Kaye Hill

Ushers: Phil and Lissa May

Greeters: Tim and Debbie Moore

Nursery: Craig and Kathy McDonald

Council Coordinator: Rick Stults

Altar Care: Beverly Lingvai

Bread and Wine: David and Debbie Nixon

Flowers: Dave and Rita Pavolka and David Ellies

St. Thomas High School Graduates being recognized today:

Hayley Chrzastowski

Sam Julovich

Chris Ohslund

Lynae Sowinski

We thank Carrie Knudsen Hendrickson for sharing her ministry of music at the offering this morning. Originally from river Falls, Wisconsin, Carrie is a masters student in the School of Music studying voice. She regularly attends the late service at St. Thomas.

You are invited to an Open House Reception for Lynae Sowinski, 2008 graduate of Bloomington High School North from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Sowinski home.

[ENS News: Bonnie Anderson discusses Lambeth Conference with religion writers]

Justin martyr at Rome, c. 165 (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)

Monday June 2, 2008

Girl Scouts meets at 10:00 a.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

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

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

[ELCA News: Samuel Zeiser Elected Bishop of ELCA Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod]

[ELCA News: Stumme-Diers re-elected bishop of the ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod]

[ELCA News: Holloway re-elected bishop of the ELCA Southern Ohio Synod]

[ENS News: Province I announces Lambeth Conference plans for prayer and dialogue]

[ENS News: Methodists, Episcopalians celebrate historic Eucharist at Bruton Parish]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church, San Joaquin diocese amend property dispute]

[ENS News: Multicultural elements abound as Rochester ordains bishop in colorful ceremony]

Tuesday June 3, 2008

Women's Yoga meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Girl Scouts meets at 9:00 a.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

[ACNS News: Pastoral Message issued by the Bishops of the Church of the Province of Central Africa]

[ENS News: American Friends of Sudan hear challenge to act for peace, basic human needs]

[NCC News: Hospitality, worship and openness mark first Church-to-Church visits]

[PNS News: Playing in the band: PC(USA) anti-hunger partner hopes partnership with Christian band will get more young people to join fight against poverty]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: Obama Leaves Church]

[WCC News: Clement John, human rights advocate and ecumenical pioneer]

[WCC News: Letter to UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon on Myanmar and China]

The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 (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)

John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, 1963 (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)

Wednesday June 4, 2008

Men's Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room 12.

Girl Scouts meets at 9:00 a.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

[ELCA News: Someplace Safe honored women of the ELCA Northwestern Minnesota Synod]

[ENS News: American Friends of Sudan hear challenge to act for peace, basic human needs]

[ENS News: Merrill Lynch freezes disputed San Joaquin diocesan accounts pending court ruling]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop calls for Day of Prayer for Lambeth Conference]

[ENS News: Episcopal congregations join anti-torture effort]

[ENS News: In Haiti, Episcopalians respond to food price crisis]

[LWF News: Regional Cooperation Has Strengthened Lutheran Communion Among Latin American LWF Member Churches]

[LWF News: Ecuador's State Minister Patiño Commends LWF Churches for Support in Foreign Debt Review]

[PNS News: General Assembly backgrounder: Israel-Palestine - Investment-monitoring panel recommends continued engagement; some presbyteries propose stronger action]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Hillary Clinton: Israel and Isaiah]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: John McCain: "Moral Clarity" in the Middle East]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Barack Obama: Jewish Faith and Tikkun Olam]

[WCC News: In Jerusalem and around the world, a week of church action for Middle East peace begins]

[WCC News: Philippine government should be held accountable on human rights record, UN body is told]

June 5 to 7, 2008

Indiana Kentucky Synod Assembly in Lexington, KY at the Hyatt, Radisson and Convention Center

Thursday June 5, 2008

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m.

Reference & Counsel proceedings due for the I-K Synod 2008 Assembly

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Council Meeting at Synod Assembly in Lexington KY

[ELCA News: ELCA, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishops Urge Prayers for Peace in Sudan ]

[ELCA News: New Orleans ELCA Pastor to Preach on 'Day 1' on June 15 and 22]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Address Disaster Preparedness for Low-Income Communities ]

[ENS News: Episcopal Relief and Development commemorates World Environment Day]

[ENS News: Philippine human rights concerns raised by Presiding Bishop in Manila]

[ENS News: Sudan needs prayer and action, Episcopal, Lutheran presiding bishops urge in joint statement]

[LCMS News: Board OKs $84 million dollar budget, trims requests by $2.45 million]

[LCMS News: Mercy arm helps overlooked survivors]

[LCMS News: 'Issues, Etc.' cancellation draws responses]

[LCMS News: Noland resigns CHI post; seeks pastoral call]

[LCMS News: Free Children Making Music DVD debuts]

[PNS News: 27 self-help projects funded: SDOP disburses $671,604 at home and in the Dominican Republic]

[RCA News: Opening Worship Speaker Challenges Synod Delegates to be the Hands and Feet of Christ]

[WCC News: Greed-driven global food crisis demands immediate church attention]

Boniface, Bishop of Mainz, missionary to Germany, martyr, 754 (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)

Friday June 6, 2008

[ENS News: After visit to Zimbabwe's Anglicans, Massachusetts bishop calls for increased international action]

[ENS News: Robert Kennedy remembered at L.A. hospital where he died 40 years ago]

[ENS News: 'Everyone, Everywhere' mission conference opens with call to conversion]

[PNS News: Presbyterian churches display anti-torture banners: Nationwide effort coincides with 'Torture Awareness Month']

[RCA News: General Synod President Speaks on Innovations in Growth, Prayer, and Giving]

[RCA News: General Secretary Reflects on the RCA of Today and Tomorrow]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Faith and Works in American Politics]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Zen Convert]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Alzheimer's Testing]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Circuit Preacher David Brown]

[WCC News: Stop murderous violence against foreigners, WCC urges South African government]

Saturday June 7, 2008

Property Committee meets at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Group School's Out Picnic at Thompson Park beginning at 5:00 p.m. This is a family event.

Children's Day at Lutheran Hills

A day for children (ages 1-10) and parents where all the fun stuff of camp is packed into one Saturday from 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm. Activities include: camp hiking tour, arts & crafts, swimming (be sure to bring your swim suit and towel), lunch, campfire program, games, and lots more. The entire day is Free for the entire family!

[RCA News: Mouw Speaks on Being Reformed and Missional]

Seattle, chief of the Duwamish Confederacy, 1866 (Liturgical Color: White)

June 8 to 13, 2008

Pioneers at Lutheran Hills

A lively week packed with activities for upper elementary youth entering grades 4-6: hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, Bible study, singing, campfire programs, small group and all camp games. $260.

Trailblazers at Lutheran Hills

A week geared for young teens entering grades 7-9, involving more advanced activities and more individual choice than for younger campers. Activities included: Bible study, canoe/hiking trips, swimming, a cookout/campout, campfire programs, and special evening activities. $260.

Confirmation Camp I (Grade 6-8) at Lutheran Hills

June 8, 2008

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 10) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. (Psalm 50: 15)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Hosea 5: 15 — 6: 6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 50: 7-15
Second Lesson: Romans 4: 13-25
Holy Gospel: Matthew 9: 9-13, 18-26

Deacon: Elizabeth Constantine

Lector: Barb Unger

Acolyte: Jacob Buhr

Server: Kathleen Boggess

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeters: John and Renée Steele

Nursery: Pauline Caldwell

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Worship at 10:15 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Hosea 5: 15 — 6: 6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 50: 7-15
Second Lesson: Romans 4: 13-25
Holy Gospel: Matthew 9: 9-13, 18-26

Deacon: Margrethe O'Connor

Lector: Jennifer Garl

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Carol Seaman

Ushers: Kaye Hill and Deborah Owens

Greeter: Deborah O'Brien

Nursery: Vicky and David Polansky

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Altar Care: Shirley Mingee and Pauline Caldwell

Bread and Wine: Marilyn Baughman

Flowers: Kris Stewart and Walt Wood and Susan Krieg

Congregation Council meets at 12:15 p.m.

Monday June 9, 2008

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

[ACNS News: The Lambeth Conference 2008 - Media/Press/Communications Accreditation]

[ELCA News: Rossing Fund Awards to Nine Students from ELCA Colleges]

[ELCA News: James Arends Elected Bishop of ELCA La Crosse Area Synod]

[ELCA News: Mark Narum Elected Bishop of ELCA Western North Dakota Synod]

[ENS News: Everyone, Everywhere mission conference concludes with call for continued, deeper engagement]

[ENS News: Zimbabwe's oppressed Anglicans embody hope and courage, Massachusetts bishop says]

[ENS News: Mission from all to all: Five Marks provide for inclusive ministry]

[PNS News: Health-ministry van plans cross-country trek to General Assembly: Journey to include health screenings, educational programs in six states]

[RCA News: Carol Bechtel Named New General Synod President]

[RCA News: General Synod Elects James Seawood as Vice President]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Corwin Smidt: "You Win at the Margins"]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: New Study: Changing Political Preferences Among Religious Voters]

[WCC News: In the shadow of the dam, communities long for water]

[WCC News: Ecumenical theological education strategic, international congress says]

Columba, 597; Aidan, 651; and Bede, 735, renewers of the church (Liturgical Color: White)

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

Tuesday June 10, 2008

Women's Yoga meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

[ELCA News: ELCA Synod Bishops Visit Immigration Detention Centers ]

[ELCA News: Jerge re-elected bishop of the ELCA Upstate New York Synod]

[ENS News: Pennsylvania bishop's trial opens with recounting of secrets]

[ENS News: Episcopal Relief and Development launches new website, visual identity]

[PNS News: 15 semifinalists announced in Youth Video Challenge]

[RCA News: General Synod 2008 Highlights]

[UCC News: Children's advocates file brief to safeguard children on the airwaves]

Wednesday June 11, 2008

PFLAG meets at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

[ELCA News: John H.P. Reumann, ELCA Pastor, Professor, Scholar, Ecumenist, Dies ]

[ELCA News: Jonathan Beyer to Become ELCA Executive for Information Technology July 1 ]

[ENS News: Executive Council to meet June 13-15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico]

[PNS News: A Gospel purpose: Valentine reflects on first two years as executive director, is eager for more]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Archbishop Demetrios: Prayers and Discussions]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: John McCain: "We Are in Favor of Religious Freedom"]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: Plotting a Faith-Based Outreach]

St. Barnabas, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! (Psalm 112: 1)

Thursday June 12, 2008

Youth Group Coffee Hour

Senior High Coffee Hours are coming back from their year off this summer. At least for the summer, they will be on different days of the week and at different times so that no one gets "shut out" by work shifts, practices, or whatever.

The first one will be Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 at the PourHouse downtown. See you there!

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop, Other Religious Leaders, Meet with Obama ]

[LCMS News: Members turn to each other for help after flooding hits Midwest]

[LCMS News: Canada Lutherans elect new president]

[LCMS News: CPH offers worship bulletins at 45 percent off]

[LCMS News: Massey to direct Disaster Response]

[LCMS News: Kuchta named finalist in CFO awards competition]

[LCMS News: Worship conference offers one-day registration]

[LCMS News: Conference to focus on rural outreach]

[PNS News: New commitments seek three-pronged strategy, African-American growth]

[PNS News: Funds for six new overseas mission positions brings campaign total to 31]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Robin W. Lovin: It's a Change Election for Religion and Politics]

[WCC News: Egypt visit to highlight WCC Middle East focus]

June 13 to 14, 2008

Candidacy Interviews in the Synod Chapel

Friday June 13, 2008

Organ Recital at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

[ELCA News: ELCA Northeastern Iowa Synod postpones its assembly due to flooding]

[ELCA News: ELCA Small Town, Rural Ministry Alliance to hold annual meeting July 16-19]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Disaster Response Issues Statement on Midwest Flooding]

[ENS News: Grieves urges Episcopalians to join Public Policy Network, become 'a full-bodied chorus in Washington']

[ENS News: Executive Council opens three-day meeting in Albuquerque]

[LWF News: LWF Conference on the Protestant Understanding of Church in an Ecumenical Horizon]

[LWF News: LWF General Secretary Welcomes Canadian Government Apology to First Nations]

[PNS News: Groups seek wider embrace of 'Dallas Covenant']

[PNS News: Clergy struggle to meet detainees' spiritual needs]

[PNS News: Presbyterian response continues to Midwest flooding: East Iowa Presbytery office knocked out of commission, PDA responding]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: 2008 Campaign: Faith-Based Outreach Plans]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Retribution for Child Molesters]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Indiana Doctor in Kenya]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religion's Role in Kenya]

June 14 to July 6, 2008

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago announced dates and registration details for its three Youth in Mission programs, Serving Christ in the World, Beyond Belief, and Outdoor Ministry Ambassadors

Serving Christ in the World will be held at LSTC, in Texas, and in Mexico City June 14 - July 6, 2008. Current high school sophomores and juniors may apply for this three-week intensive exploration of living out one's faith in the world.

Beyond Belief, formerly a summer program, now offers year-round opportunities for high school youth groups to participate in service activities in Chicago. To serve youth enrolled in outdoor ministry camps, in June, July and August 2008, Youth in Mission will send seminarians to ELCA Outdoor Ministry programs as ambassadors.

February 20, 2008 is the application deadline for Serving Christ in the World. Serving Christ in the World is for youth seeking to learn about God, themselves and ways they can use their gifts in service to others. During the three-week program students spend over a week at LSTC's campus engaged in study, activities, dialogue, and reflection. New to the program in 2008 is a four-day borderland immersion in Texas, through the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest. The youth spend one week in Mexico City where they learn and share their faith in a global context.

LSTC offers minimal-cost housing, service project contacts, and two opportunities for time with seminarians: a welcome meal and tour of LSTC, and another meal time to discuss vocation. These contacts also offer the youth chance to talk with the seminarians about life at LSTC. Registration is required at least two months prior to arrival.

Information on all Youth in Mission programs, including applications and registration forms, is available at www.lstc.edu/yim or by calling 800-635-1116 ext. 725. Youth in Mission is also on myspace at www.myspace.com/youth_in_mission.

Youth in Mission was originally funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., for the purpose of encouraging young people to explore their gifts for ministry and to consider a profession of serving others through the church.

Saturday June 14, 2008

Indiana-Kentucky Synod SALT 2 Orientation Meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Synod Downstairs Conference Room

[ENS News: Executive Council briefed on proposed changes to discipline canons]

Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379; Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 385; Gregory, of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, c. 389; Macrina, teacher, c. 379 (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)

June 15 to 20, 2008

Confirmation II (Grade 6-8) at Lutheran Hills

June 15, 2008

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 11) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100: 3)
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: Méditation — Louis Vierne

Entrance Hymn: Rise, Shine You People (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 665)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 19: 2-8a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 100
Second Lesson: Romans 5: 1-8
Holy Gospel: Matthew 9: 35 - 10: 8[9-23]

Homily: "Living with Compassion" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 580)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Jesus, I Will Ponder Now — (arrangement, Donald Busarow)

With High Delight, Let Us Unite

Sarah Isaacson, flute; Eric Isaacson, soprano saxophone

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 471)

Communion Hymn: Around You, O Lord Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 468)

Sending Hymn: O Zion, Haste (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 668)

Postlude: Symphonie V: "Finale" — Louis Vierne

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Elizabeth Constantine

Lector: Gail Seegert

Acolyte: John Isaacson

Server: Gail Seegert

Ushers: Jim and Marti Doering

Greeters: Ron and Jean Brown

Council Coordinator: Melissa Eichmiller

Worship at 10:15 a.m.

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

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Méditation — Louis Vierne

Entrance Hymn: Rise, Shine You People (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 665)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 19: 2-8a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 100
Second Lesson: Romans 5: 1-8
Holy Gospel: Matthew 9: 35 - 10: 8[9-23]

Children's Sermon: Doug Doblar

Homily: "Living with Compassion" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 580)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Jesus, I Will Ponder Now — (arrangement, Donald Busarow)

With High Delight, Let Us Unite

Sarah Isaacson, flute; Eric Isaacson, soprano saxophone

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 471)

Communion Hymn: Around You, O Lord Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 468)

Sending Hymn: O Zion, Haste (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 668)

Postlude: Symphonie V: "Finale" — Louis Vierne

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Ben Eichmiller

Lector: Debbie Moore

Acolyte: Mailyn Fidler

Server: Chris Ogan

Ushers: Kaye Hill and Helen Mayfield

Greeter: Michael and Kabara Praskavich

Nursery: LeAnn Lipe and Haley Garl

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Altar Care: Betty Smith and Marilyn Harder

Bread and Wine: Pauline Caldwell

Flowers: Eric and Kari Isaacson

[ENS News: Executive Council learns of mission, ministry in Rio Grande, Province VII]

[ENS News: Executive Council calls Episcopal Church to prayer for bishops headed to Lambeth]

Monday June 16, 2008

Spinners and Weavers meet at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Plans for Relief Efforts in China Following May 12 Earthquake]

[ENS News: Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Consultation meets in Taiwan]

[PNS News: PC(USA) help is on the way to flooded Midwest]

Tuesday June 17, 2008

Women's Yoga meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Youth volunteer at MCUM from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

[ENS News: Iowa flooding devastates communities, displaces thousands; ERD responds]

[NCC News: Iraqi bishop: Americans need to know there is a Christian presence in Iraq]

[PNS News: Africa consultation on the Accra Confession calls for stand against world disorder]

[PNS News: General Assembly backgrounder: stated clerk election - Three challenge committee nominee Gradye Parsons for top post]

[RCA News: Hungarian Church Leader Thanks RCA for Supporting the Year of the Bible]

[RCA News: Nearly 100 Receive Seminary Degrees this Spring]

[RCA News: RCWS Responds as Iowa Floods Follow Tornado]

[UCC News: Iraqi Bishop: U.S. Christians need to remember there are Christians in Iraq]

[UCC News: UCC leaders join Cleveland community to protest death penalty]

[WCC News: Pray for Zimbabwe, WCC invites churches worldwide]

Wednesday June 18, 2008

[ELCA News: Two ELCA Congregations Earn Accessibility Awards]

[ELCA News: Salt Lake City to Host Women of the ELCA Gathering and Convention]

[ENS News: President Bush, First Lady visit American Cathedral in Paris]

[PNS News: General Assembly backgrounder: Form of Government - Revised polity intended to be simpler, less regulatory and 'missional']

[PNS News: New fellowship formed to meet needs of Middle Eastern Christians: Tucson group pastored by Lebanese pastor]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Richard Land: Candidates Should Endorse Us]

[UCC News: World's churches encouraged to pray for Zimbabwe on June 22]

[WCC News: In parish and parliament, churches of 40 countries give witness for Mid-East peace]

[WCC News: WCC calls on the UN to end violence in Zimbabwe, ensure free and fair election]

Thursday June 19, 2008

[ELCA News: Rwandan Lutheran Pastor Updates Status of Mumeya Hospital]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Support Relief Efforts in Colombia, Costa Rica]

[ENS News: Episcopal Relief and Development continues response to flooding in the Midwest]

[ENS News: Conservative Anglicans, former Episcopalians arrive in Jerusalem for GAFCON]

[LCMS News: Wheat Ridge offers 'Health, Hope' grants]

[LCMS News: LHM's 'Woman to Woman' launches new episodes]

[LCMS News: Sales of art goods benefit Kenyan women]

[LCMS News: Midwest still reeling from floods as clean-up begins]

[LWF News: LWF Council Meets in Arusha, Tanzania]

[PNS News: A dream comes true: New hostel is dedicated at Christian Girls High School in Pakistan]

[PNS News: Parting words: An interview with Clifton Kirkpatrick]

[PNS News: General Assembly backgrounder: Heidelberg Catechism - 30 seminary faculty support 'corrected' translation of German confession]

[PNS News: News Advisory: The 218th General Assembly]

[WCC News: Following Jesus into virtual space]

Friday June 20, 2008

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Visits Lutherans in Kenya, Emphasizes Unity]

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishop Calls for Prayer, Action Concerning Domestic Disasters]

[ELCA News: International Audience to Attend ELCA Global Mission Event in La Crosse]

[LWF News: Internet Visibility of World Lutheran Communion Addressed at LWF Round Table]

[LWF News: Communion Belonging Is Crucial for Small Churches, Says Argentine Church Leader]

[LWF News: Human Rights Cooperation Affirmed at LWF Meeting with Norwegian Ambassador]

[LWF News: LWF World Service Provides Assistance in Post-Conflict Situations]

[LWF News: Rights-Based Perspective Crucial for Relief Work]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Body Donor Memorial Service]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Circuit Preacher David Brown Revisited]

Saturday June 21, 2008

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

Onesimos Nesib, translator, evangelist, 1931 (Liturgical Color: White)

June 22 to 27, 2008

Pioneers at Lutheran Hills

A lively week packed with activities for upper elementary youth entering grades 4-6: hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, Bible study, singing, campfire programs, small group and all camp games. $260.

Trailblazers at Lutheran Hills

A week geared for young teens entering grades 7-9, involving more advanced activities and more individual choice than for younger campers. Activities included: Bible study, canoe/hiking trips, swimming, a cookout/campout, campfire programs, and special evening activities. $260.

June 22, 2008

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 12) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me. (Psalm 69: 16)
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

Entrance Hymn: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 836)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 20: 7-13
Responsive Reading: Psalm 69: 7-10[11-15]16-18
Second Lesson: Romans 6: 1b-11
Holy Gospel: Matthew 10: 24-39

Homily: "Staying Focused" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 676)

Responses to the Word

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O Bread of Life From Heaven (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 480)

Communion Hymn: I Come With Joy (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 482)

Sending Hymn: Rise Up, O Saints of God! (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 669)

Postlude: Symphonie VI: "Allegro" — Charles-Marie Widor

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Gary Ingersoll

Lector: Bob Cutter

Acolyte: Sarah Julovich

Server: Barb Unger

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeters: Darrell and Kathleen Boggess

Council Coordinator: Deborah O'Brien

Worship at 10:15 a.m.

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

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Stabat Mater — Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

"Quae moerebat et dolebat"

"Fac ut ardeat cor meum"

Mailyn Fidler and Emily Kathman, soprano duo

Entrance Hymn: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 836)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 20: 7-13
Responsive Reading: Psalm 69: 7-10[11-15]16-18
Second Lesson: Romans 6: 1b-11
Holy Gospel: Matthew 10: 24-39

Homily: "Staying Focused" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 676)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Stabat Mater — Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

"Quando corpus morietur"

"Amen"

Mailyn Fidler and Emily Kathman, soprano duo

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O Bread of Life From Heaven (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 480)

Communion Hymn: I Come With Joy (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 482)

Sending Hymn: Rise Up, O Saints of God! (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 669)

Postlude: Symphonie VI: "Allegro" — Charles-Marie Widor

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Doug Doblar

Lector: Shannon Wills

Acolyte: John Isaacson

Server: Rita Pavolka

Ushers: Kaye Hill and Cindy Ohslund

Greeters: Dave and Rita Pavolka

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Rita Pavolka

Altar Care: Kay Isaacson and Susan Lehr

Bread and Wine: Deborah O'Brien

Flowers: Bob Cutter

This morning we welcome our guest organist, Sunghee Kim, while Andy is in Minneapolis for the American Guild of Organists competition and convention this week. Sunghee holds her masters degree in organ from the University of North Texas and will be starting her second year in the doctoral program at IU.

We also thank Mailyn Fidler and her friend, Emily Kathman, for singing the preludial and offertory music today. Both young ladies will be sophomores at Bloomington North starting in the fall.

A few words about today's special music: the Stabat Mater Dolorosa (literally "stands the weeping mother") is an anonymous hymn thought to originate in the 13th century. Each of its twenty stanzas celebrates the emotions of Jesus's mother, the Virgin Mary, at the foot of the cross. Many composers, including Lasso, Rossini, Schubert and Vivaldi have set this text. The setting of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), from which we hear four excepts this morning, was written at the very end of the composer's short life while he was gravely ill with tuberculosis. With its heartfelt simplicity, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater stands in contrast to the operatic, highly ornamented type of Italian church music which was more typical of the time.

[ENS News: Jerusalem bishop calls GAFCON participants to reconciliation, not division]

[UCC News: Tom Hunter, UCC's modern-day minstrel, has died]

Monday June 23, 2008

July Newsletter Deadline

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

Indiana-Kentucky Church in Society Committee meets from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Synod Office Chapel

[ACNS News: Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion 2008 Triennial]

[ACNS News: People from the Anglican World encouraged to join their Bishops in Bible Study]

[ELCA News: LWF Leaders Discuss Zimbabwe Runoff Election, Environment, Food Crisis]

[ENS News: 'Traces of the Trade' to premiere June 24 on PBS: Documentary depicts an Episcopal Church family's role in the slave trade]

[NCC News: State and regional councils of churches are engaged in creative immigration ministries]

[UCC News: State ecumenical bodies taking lead in creative immigration ministries]

[UCC News: UCC's Southern California -- Nevada Conference reaffirms support for same-gender marriage]

Tuesday June 24, 2008

Women's Yoga meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Girl Scout Board Meets at 6:30 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

[ENS News: New study finds religion in U.S. is non-dogmatic, diverse]

[ENS News: Conservative Anglicans, meeting in Jerusalem, struggle to find a united voice]

[UCC News: 'Think You Can Dance' finalist is UCC]

[WCC News: World ecumenical bodies request international community to scale up efforts in Zimbabwe]

[WCC News: Zimbabwe needs urgent relief aid, postpone run-off election says young ecumenical leader]

John the Baptist (Liturgical Color: White)

But my eyes are toward thee, O LORD God; in thee I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless! (Psalm 141: 8)

Wednesday June 25, 2008

[ACNS News: Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at 400th Anniversary of the Granting of the Royal Charter]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Visits Tanzania Hospital, University, Orphans' Center]

[ELCA News: Book of Faith Resolutions Adopted at ELCA Synod Assemblies]

[ENS News: Communication director to conclude tenure]

[RCA News: GSC Meets at Close of General Synod]

[UCC News: Thomas to Bush: 'Not in my name will you justify torture']

[WCC News: Ecumenical solidarity team to visit Germany, share experiences on nonviolence]

[WCC News: Zimbabwe needs urgent relief aid, postpone run-off election says young ecumenical leader]

[WCC News: World churches' initiative against violence focuses on the Pacific]

[WCC News: Message to the Meeting of the Council of the Lutheran World Federation]

Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530; Philipp Melanchthon, renewer of the church, 1560 (Liturgical Color: White)

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

Thursday June 26, 2008

[ACNS News: Portuguese celebrate Anglican Foundations]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Environmental Concerns to LWF Council]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Climate Change, Other Global Concerns]

[ELCA News: ELCA congregation receives $12,000 vocational discernment grant]

[ENS News: Maritime Chaplains, Bishop Shaw's visit to Zimbabwe covered in 'Episcopal Life Focus' multicast]

[ENS News: Bennison convicted of conduct unbecoming a clergy member]

[LCMS News: 100 worship, praise songs approved]

[LCMS News: International students study, share faith at retreat]

[LCMS News: Reopened church holds first VBS since Katrina]

[LCMS News: Commentary: Today's economy and stewardship]

[LCMS News: Kieschnick, NICL issue reconciliation statement]

[LCMS News: Kieschnick addresses same-sex marriage ruling]

[LCMS News: Midwest still reeling from floods as clean-up begins]

[LWF News: Lutheran Communion Urged to Remain Focused on Root Causes of Food Insecurity]

[LWF News: LWF 2006 and 2007 Budgets Register Surplus]

[LWF News: Humanity at a Crossroads: LWF President Says Global Climate Change Consequences Are Inescapable]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Kim Lawton: Democratic Faith-Based Outreach Plans]

Friday June 27, 2008

Youth-Parent Softball Game

Especially since our first outing of the summer got flooded/rained out, I hope everyone can make the 2nd annual youth-parent softball game at BRYAN PARK (field 3) on Friday June 27th at 6:45. This event was a big hit last summer. Its a family event as well, so friends, family, and others are welcome to join us. Bring any baseball/softball equipment if you have it, but don't worry if you don't — we should have enough to share.

[ELCA News: ELCA Northern Illinois Synod Workshops Encourage 'Green Living']

[ENS News: Jerusalem friends launch schools appeal, seek development officer]

[ENS News: Virginia court rules application of 'Division Statute' is constitutional]

[LWF News: Festive Opening of LWF Council in Arusha, Tanzania]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: U.S. Religion Survey]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Political Buddhism]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: D'Iberville Rebuilding Celebration]

[UCC News: Presbyterians move to allow gay clergy, but fight remains]

Cyril Bishop of Alexandria, 444 (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)

Saturday June 28, 2008

Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, 444 (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)

June 29 to July 2, 2008

Pilgrims at Lutheran Hills

A great first camp experience for those entering grades 1-3. A shortened week allows four busy days of general camp activities geared towards a young age group. Enrollment is limited in order to keep living groups small and allow for extra individual attention. Activities: arts and crafts, singing, Bible study, games, swimming. $150.

June 29, 2008

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 13) (Liturgical Color: Green)

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 89: 1)
Worship at 9:30 a.m.

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

A Time of Preparation

Entrance Hymn: Oh, Praise the Gracious Power (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 651)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 12: 1-11
Responsive Reading: Psalm 87: 1-3, 5-7
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23
Holy Gospel: John 21: 15-19

Homily: "Dwelling Places for God" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 719)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling — (arrangement, Sarah Wangberg)

Sarah Wangberg, violin

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O God, My Faithful God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 806)

Communion Hymn: When Memory Fades (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 792)

Sending Hymn: On Our Way Rejoicing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 537)



Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Alison Kaiser

Lector: Kris Stewart

Acolyte: Ellie Delap

Server: Gene Laughman

Ushers: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Greeter: Shirley Mingee

Nursery: Mary Sasse

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Worship at 10:15 a.m.

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

A Time of Preparation

Entrance Hymn: Oh, Praise the Gracious Power (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 651)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Acts 12: 1-11
Responsive Reading: Psalm 87: 1-3, 5-7
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23
Holy Gospel: John 21: 15-19

Homily: "Dwelling Places for God" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 719)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling — (arrangement, Sarah Wangberg)

Sarah Wangberg, violin

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O God, My Faithful God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 806)

Communion Hymn: When Memory Fades (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 792)

Sending Hymn: On Our Way Rejoicing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 537)



Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Cindy Vosahlik

Acolyte: David Polansky

Server: Sharon Fawbush

Ushers: Dave and Rita Pavolka

Greeters: Tim and Jennifer Garl

Nursery: LeAnn Lipe and Haley Garl

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Altar Care: Barb Unger and Deborah O'Brien

Bread and Wine: Dennis and Carolyn Delap

Flowers: Pauline Caldwell and Wayne and Lois Selk

We say good-bye to Andy Kotylo: On June 29 after the late Service there will be a going away party for Andy at the home of Jane Warner on Lake Lemon. Bring a dish to share and a meat to grill. Also bring your swimsuit and a towel. There will be boating, skiing, tubing etc.

Andy is leaving for a full time position in New Haven CT. His last Sunday will be July 27. There will be a reception between services on that day.

Special thanks to Sarah Wangberg, providing our musical offering this morning. Sarah has just completed her Masters in Music Theory at Indiana University and will begin work on her Doctorate this fall. She is active in Lutheran Campus Ministry and regularly attends St. Thomas.

[ENS News: Global Anglican Future Conference issues final statement]

[ENS News: Idaho elects Brian Thom as 15th bishop; consecration set for October 11]

Peter and Paul, Apostles (Liturgical Color: Red)

Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. (Psalm 87: 3)

Monday June 30, 2008

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

[ACNS News: Archbishop of Canterbury responds to GAFCON statement]

[ENS News: Eugene Sutton consecrated as Maryland's first African American bishop]

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury responds to GAFCON statement]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop responds to GAFCON statement]

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury calls conservative Anglicans' proposals 'problematic']

[LWF News: Human Trafficking, Corruption and Inter-Religious Dialogue Elaborated]

[LWF News: LWF Renewal Committee Report Outlines Theological and Governance Implications]

[LWF News: Global Lutheran Communion Now Has 141 Members]

[LWF News: Tanzanian Leader Criticizes Carbon Credit Solution to Global Environmental Pollution]

[PNS News: PC(USA) leaders send letter to congregations: Reyes-Chow, Valentine, Parsons acknowledge anxiety, ask for unity]

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