St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — June 2009




Monday June 1, 2009

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

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Bloomington In, Inc will hold their annual meeting on Monday, June 1 at 7 pm in the Monroe County History Center on East 6th St. Special guest Josh Slocum Executive Director of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance will present "Deathstyles of the Everyday and Middle Class." We can't afford to live like we used to. We can't afford to die that way either. We have a lot more control over funeral costs than we realize. Come learn about what you can do.

[ELCA News: Lutheran Leaders Respond to Slaying in Wichita Church]

[PNS News: Future of Presbyterian News Service debated as task force meets: Role, editorial freedom of news agency are primary topics of GAC review]

[PNS News: Won't you be my neighbor? Spiritual relationship, not geographic location, is key to community, Peacemaking Conference will affirm]

[PNS News: Healing spirits: PDA: rebuilding communities, leadership is key part of disaster recovery]

[RCA News: General Synod 2009: Orientation Videos]

[UCC News: UCC justice leader decries Tiller murder]

Justin, martyr at Rome, c. 165 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Tuesday June 2, 2009

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

Outreach Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 11.

[ENS News: Full communion with Moravians proposed: General Convention set to address key ecumenical issues]

[PNS News: 'Enlarge the site': PHEWA conference looks to expand PC(USA)'s social outreach ministries]

[PNS News: New Mexico's presbyteries move to shared staff model: With national funds dwindling, Sierra Blanca and Santa Fe adapt]

[PNS News: Store of success: Churches in Winnebago Presbytery 'pay it forward' with donations for thrift stores]

[RCA News: How to Follow General Synod 2009]

[UCC News: During Synod, Stillspeaking will launch media blitz in Grand Rapids]

Wednesday June 3, 2009

Men's Group meets at 8:00 p.m. in Room 11.

[ENS News: Pregnancy-loss prayers, new church calendar proposed: General Convention to address liturgical issues]

[ENS News: Bishops' Theology Committee chair declines to release names of same-gender study group: Advocacy groups call decision 'insult' that goes against church's transparent governance]

[LCMS News: Shanghai school raises some $160,000 for education]

[NCC News: NCC General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has condemned the murder of Dr. George Tiller as "a cruel, evil act."]

[PNS News: Church of Sweden elects lesbian bishop]

[PNS News: Many peoples, one church: Racial Ethnic Convocation at Big Tent to celebrate customs, cultures, worship styles]

[PNS News: Survivor: southern Louisiana edition. Atakapa-Ishak villagers are determined to preserve indigenous way of life]

[WCC News: Ecumenism is a way of life]

The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 (Liturgical Color: Red)

John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, 1963 (Liturgical Color: White)

June 4 to 6, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Thursday June 4, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Congregation Grieves After Member Shot in Church]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Welcomes President's Remarks on U.S.-Muslim Relations]

[ELCA News: ELCA task force continues studies on criminal justice issues]

[ENS News: Obama's Cairo speech, Peacemaking efforts welcomed by U.S. Christian leaders]

[PNS News: Stories to tell: PCN Conference at Big Tent will hone communication skills]

[PNS News: PC(USA) energy policy playing well in Washington: PDA: 'green construction' in disaster areas hampered by lack of clarity]

[PNS News: American Christian leaders applaud Obama's speech: PC(USA)'s Parsons among leaders voicing grave concern over 'deteriorating situation in the Holy Land']

[PNS News: Stepping out: Presbyterian to walk 700 miles to raise awareness about rare brain disease]

Friday June 5, 2009

[ACNS News: Major Anglican Ecumenical Report 'The Vision Before Us' is now Published]

[ACNS News: Appeal for Crisis Aid for Sri Lankan Refugee Casualties]

[ELCA News: ELCA saves $167,000 on 2009 health benefits costs so far]

[ENS News: Northern Michigan diocese, bishop-elect will 'respect' consent process: Thew Forrester says he is steeped in orthodoxy]

[PNS News: What comes after 'I believe': Stewardship Conference at Big Tent to explore giving as spiritual practice]

[PNS News: Birthday bash: Big Tent to end with celebration of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s 26 years]

[PNS News: Self-Development of People announces grant recipients: More than $300,000 awarded]

[PNS News: Cairo seminary reflects Christian history in Egypt: PC(USA) missionaries started school more than 150 years ago]

[RCA News: General Secretary Calls RCA to Deep Discipleship]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Brother Paul Quenon on Thomas Merton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Paul Pearson on Thomas Merton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Thomas Merton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Obama in Cairo]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Muslim Reaction to Obama's Address]

Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, missionary to Germany, martyr, 754 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Saturday June 6, 2009

Children's Music Recital at 3:00 p.m.

June 7, 2009

Holy Trinity (Liturgical Color: White)

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor. (Psalm 29: 2)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from the liturgy booklet Now the Feast and Celebration

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Theme and Variations on "Holy, Holy, Holy" — Piet Post

Entrance Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 413)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 6: 1-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 29
Second Lesson: Romans 8: 12-17
Holy Gospel: John 3: 1-17

Homily: Reverend Ralph Kirkpatrick

Hymn of the Day: All Glory Be to God on High (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 410)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Praise His Holy Name — Keith Hampton

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Father, Most Holy (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 415)

Communion Hymn: Come, Join the Dance of Trinity (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 412)

Sending Hymn: Holy God, We Praise Your Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 414)

Postlude: Toccata in Seven — John Rutter

Presider: Reverend Ralph Kirkpatrick

Deacon: Eric Isaacson

Lector: Sue Berg

Acolyte: Rachel Ringquist

Server: Kay Isaacson

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeters: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Nursery: Pauline Caldwell

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Worship at 10:15 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from the liturgy booklet Now the Feast and Celebration

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Theme and Variations on "Holy, Holy, Holy" — Piet Post

Entrance Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 413)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 6: 1-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 29
Second Lesson: Romans 8: 12-17
Holy Gospel: John 3: 1-17

Homily: Reverend Ralph Kirkpatrick

Hymn of the Day: All Glory Be to God on High (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 410)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Praise His Holy Name — Keith Hampton

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Father, Most Holy (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 415)

Communion Hymn: Come, Join the Dance of Trinity (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 412)

Sending Hymn: Holy God, We Praise Your Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 414)

Postlude: Toccata in Seven — John Rutter

Presider: Reverend Ralph Kirkpatrick

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Cindy Vosahlik

Acolyte: David Polansky

Server: Margrethe O'Connor

Ushers: Heather Allen and Dean Arnold

Greeter: Dean Arnold

Nursery: Carrie and Ellie Delap

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Altar Care: Kay Isaacson and Renée Steele

Bread and Wine: Katie Anderson

Flowers: David Ellies

Mission Committee meets at 11:30 a.m.

Youth Group "School's Out" Picnic at Thomson Park after church

[RCA News: James Seawood Elected President]

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

Monday June 8, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Pastor Brings Words of Promise to Wichita Congregations]

[PNS News: From Pentecost to partnership: Big Tent event to include exploration of immigrant ministries]

[PNS News: Plates are full for GA special committees: Final reports are due for most at next year' assembly]

[RCA News: Synod Adopts Belhar]

[WCC News: Change is in the air, as churches do week for Middle East peace]

Tuesday June 9, 2009

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

Worship Committee meets at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: ELCA 'God's Work. Our Hands' Video Contest Starts June 15]

[ELCA News: Gregory Pile re-elected bishop of ELCA Allegheny Synod]

[ENS News: Churches hear of fear, anxiety and hope for Middle East peace]

[NCC News: NCC: U.S. must protect most vulnerable from the impacts of climate change]

[PNS News: A blessed, warm fog: A monthly message to the church from the General Assembly stated clerk ]

[PNS News: Pitching a Big Tent in our multicultural neighborhood: How, not if, is multicultural ministry question, conference planners say]

[PNS News: Going the distance: Pennsylvania church has special connection to Kenyan Presbyterians]

[RCA News: General Synod Concludes Business]

[UCC News: UCC students awarded FTE national leadership development fellowships]

[UCC News: South African hails American church vote to confess racism as a sin]

[UCC News: Arizona pastor invited to lead preaching symposium at Windsor Castle]

Columba, 597; Aidan, 651; Bede, 735; confessors (Liturgical Color: White)

Wednesday June 10, 2009

Mission Movie at 7:00 p.m — End of the Spear

[ELCA News: ELCA Survey Reveals Influences on Congregation Leaders]

[ELCA News: Leonard Bolick re-elected bishop of ELCA North Carolina Synod]

[ELCA News: Ralph Dunkin re-elected bishop of ELCA West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod]

[ENS News: Episcopal camps nurture faith and friendships]

[ENS News: California appellate court rules La Crescenta property belongs to Los Angeles diocese: Separate settlements mark July 1 return for Petaluma, Modesto Episcopal congregations]

[LCMS News: Team treats record numbers in Kenya ]

[LCMS News: Seminary lengthens application timeline]

[LCMS News: CPH offers Lutheran Confessions at half price]

[LCMS News: Benke re-elected to 7th term in Atlantic]

[LCMS News: New England re-elects Keurulainen]

[LCMS News: Kansas District re-elects Kohlmeier]

[LCMS News: Klettke re-elected in New Jersey]

[LCMS News: Sommerfeld returned to top post in Nebraska]

[PNS News: PC(USA) students awarded FTE leadership fellowships: Grants encourage next generation of pastors, Christian educators to share leadership gifts to meet growing church challenges]

[PNS News: Prominent religious leaders to urge President Obama to create a torture commission: June 11 witness at White House to include meeting with administration]

[PNS News: Help wanted: World Mission asks Presbyterians to identify mission service candidates]

[RCA News: General Synod 2009: Videos/Audio]

[UCC News: Holocaust Museum shooting elicits response from UCC leadership]

[WCC News: To twitter or not to twitter the gospel]

[WCC News: Peru: WCC laments loss of life, condemns attempts to abrogate indigenous peoples' rights]

Thursday June 11, 2009

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 11.

[ELCA News: Extraordinary Faith, Ordinary Life — A Lutheran Horseshoe Pitcher's Tale]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Holocaust Museum Shooting]

[PNS News: Report card: Lack of resources, support for teachers will doom "No Child Left Behind" experts tell ACSWP]

[PNS News: Just coffee isn't just coffee: New book chronicles story of PC(USA)-backed coffee cooperative]

[PNS News: Second World Mission Challenge is bigger than first: 150 presbyteries agree to host mission speakers this fall]

[UCC News: 'Religious Public Witness' against torture urges government inquiry]

[UCC News: OC, Inc. policy director offers Capitol Hill testimony on low-power radio]

[WCC News: Over 100 theologians to gather for ecumenical "landmark" event]

St. Barnabas, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

Friday June 12, 2009

[ELCA News: Lutherans raise awareness about health care issues]

[NCC News: Bruno Kroker, ecumenical journalist who opposed Hitler, is dead at 93]

[PNS News: No business as usual: 1,500 gather in Atlanta for first-ever 'Big Tent' celebration]

[PNS News: Justice for neighbors: PC(USA) looks toward a new immigration reality]

[PNS News: Opening doors (or flaps): Big tent apt metaphor church as reflection of God's intent, preacher says]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: American Jews and Israel]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Riverside Church Installation Sermon for Brad Braxton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Extended Interview: Brad Braxton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Brad Braxton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religion and Hate Crimes]

[UCC News: Faith leaders press Obama on torture commission]

Saturday June 13, 2009

Lutheran Hills CHILDREN'S DAY & Open House

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!

June 14 to 19, 2009

Confirmation Camp at Lutheran Hills

TRAILBLAZERS (Grades 7-9) 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. $275. (*Sunday-Thursday $250.)

June 14, 2009

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

The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (Psalm 92: 12)
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 and Fugue in A, BWV 536 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: O Day of Rest and Gladness (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 521)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Ezekiel 17: 22-24
Responsive Reading: Psalm 92: 1-4, 12-15
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-17
Holy Gospel: Mark 4: 26-34

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: For the Fruit of All Creation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 679)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Meditation on "Ar hyd y nos" — Charles Callahan

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: We Walk By Faith (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 635)

Communion Hymn: Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 512)

Sending Hymn: Sent Forth By God's Blessing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 547)

Postlude: Toccata Brevis — Daniel Gawthrop

Presider: Doug Bauder

Deacon: Carolyn Sowinski

Lector: Kris Stewart

Acolyte: Ellie Delap

Server: Gail Seegert

Ushers: Jim and Marti Doering

Greeter: Kay Isaacson

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

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: Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: O Day of Rest and Gladness (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 521)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Ezekiel 17: 22-24
Responsive Reading: Psalm 92: 1-4, 12-15
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-17
Holy Gospel: Mark 4: 26-34

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: For the Fruit of All Creation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 679)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Meditation on "Ar hyd y nos" — Charles Callahan

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: We Walk By Faith (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 635)

Communion Hymn: Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 512)

Sending Hymn: Sent Forth By God's Blessing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 547)

Postlude: Toccata Brevis — Daniel Gawthrop

Presider: Doug Bauder

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Kari Isaacson

Acolyte: Bailey Arnold

Server: Katie Anderson

Ushers: Allen and Helen Mayfield

Greeters: Jerry and Betty Smith

Nursery: Craig and Kathy McDonald

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Altar Care: Betty Smith and Marilyn Kelly

Bread and Wine: Martha Selk

Flowers: Eric and Kari Isaacson

Congregation Council meets at 12:30 p.m.

[WCC News: Mercy exceeding justice preached as anti-racism conference opens]

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

June 15 to 18, 2009

Worship at the Center 2009—Journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter at St. Olaf College, Northfield MN

Evangelical Lutheran Worship invites us to keep Ash Wednesday through Easter in a new-old way. At these summer retreats sponsored by the ELCA, we will worship using the services for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter. Then we'll join in reflection, study, and discussion of the cross and empty tomb, baptism and Bible-the meaning of this journey for ourselves and the world. Retreat leaders include Liv Larson-Andrews, Mark Mummert, Gail Ramshaw, Ben Stewart, and Scott Weidler.

Monday June 15, 2009

Fiftieth Anniversary Task Force meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 11.

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

[ACNS News New Primus for the Scottish Episcopal Church]

[ENS News Scotland elects David Chillingworth as primus]

[ENS News: Southern Illinois bishops serving as committee members for proposed Anglican province]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop accepts renunciations of Bane and MacBurney]

[PNS News: What comes after vision: Prayer unlocks strategic planning, multicultural church experts say]

[PNS News: Health signs: What are the symptoms of a healthy church, presbytery and seminary?]

[PNS News: Looking for Jesus on the streets: Peacemakers take an "Urban Plunge" into the contrasts and contradictions of downtown Atlanta]

[WCC News Bible is the "ultimate immigration handbook"]

Tuesday June 16, 2009

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

Young Women's Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at Bakehouse East.

[PNS News: Young adults see the world through different lenses: Understanding consumerism is key, Nishioka tells Stewardship Conference]

[PNS News: Phil Tom receives PHEWA's Rod Martin award: Social welfare umbrella group opens conference with award, look at future]

[PNS News: Able to stand: Leadership requires knowledge, skills and desire, Racial Ethnic Convocation told]

[PNS News: Stephen A. Hayner named president of Columbia Theological Seminary: New seminary head is called 'bridge-builder']

[RCA News: Words from Wes: A Week of General Synod]

[UCC News: John B. Cobb Jr. issues challenge to the UCC]

[WCC News: The Fourth Panorthodox Preconciliar Conference met in Chambésy, Geneva]

Wednesday June 17, 2009

VISITING CHOIR CONCERT -- the Choir School of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, will present a concert at the First United Church (2420 E. Third Street) at 7:00pm. Comprised of 61 children ages 8-18 in three different choirs, the Choir School will sing a variety of sacred and secular music. Their Bloomington concert will be the second of several stops on their way from Charlotte to Chicago. Plan to be a part of this special musical event, sponsored by the St. Thomas Worship and Arts Series. A tremendous thank you to all those who are housing these young choir members.

Global Gifts, a new non-profit fair trade store in downtown Bloomington will be holding volunteer orientation meetings on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Both orientations will be held at the downtown store: 122 N. Walnut Street. Orientations will explain short term store set-up needs as well as longer term opportunities. Please contact Mary Embry at 812-333-6871 or fairtradebloomington@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP

[ELCA News: A Lutheran's Faith Remains Steadfast After Tragic Accident]

[ELCA News: Jon Anderson re-elected bishop of ELCA Southwestern Minnesota Synod]

[ENS News: World Refugee Day turns spotlight on millions of displaced people worldwide]

[LCMS News: Apple of His Eye wins lawsuit on distributing religious literature]

[LCMS News: Eastern District elects Wicher as new president]

[LCMS News: Mid-South returns Lampe to top post]

[LCMS News: Seitz re-elected to seventh term in Minnesota South]

[LCMS News: Texas agency gets $24.3 million to help hurricane survivors]

[NCC News: Faith groups cheer Congressional approval of FDA regulation of tobacco industry]

[NCC News: Religious leaders declare health care reform 'has become an urgent priority']

[PNS News: Every birth has a story: Diversity in geneology and cultural history produces community]

[PNS News: Tell me about it: Communicators urged to view storytelling as gift from God]

[PNS News: Giving back to the community: Young adults return gift of service to Big Tent host city ]

Thursday June 18, 2009

Education Committee meets at 7:00 p.m.

[ACNS News: Archbishop of Canterbury calls for commitment to sustainable peace in Sudan]

[LWF News: Just When I Needed It Most: Thai Church Scholarships Help Needy Students Realize Their Dreams]

[NCC News: NCC's Faith and Order Commission introduces an online forum aimed at bringing Christians in local communities closer together]

[PNS News: How a handshake can be a life saver: Our new opportunity to serve those new to America]

[PNS News: Spinning the multicultural church web: Celebrating diversity and confessing stereotyping is key, Jin Kim says]

[PNS News: Youth ministry task force begins work: 15-member group interviews Big Tent participants to gather information ]

[UCC News: International church anti-racism conference sees time for change]

[WCC News: International church anti-racism conference sees time for change]

Friday June 19, 2009

[ENS News: Panel discusses church's response to plight of world's refugees in live webcast]

[LCMS News: Florida-Georgia elects Walton as new president]

[PNS News: 'Very human' history honored by PWG: Story of Louisville congregation wins Presbyterian first-book award ]

[PNS News: Reaching out: Presbyterian pastors host radio show for the church and beyond]

[PNS News: Clay named interim CEO of Presbyterian Foundation: Search is re-opened for Bob Leech's successor]

[PNS News: The ritual of storytelling: Recalling history creates unity, Racial Ethnic Convocation told]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Geneive Abdo: The Religion Factor in Iran's Political Crisis]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Role of Religion in Iran Election]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Pilgrimage to Chartres]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Churches in Financial Distress]

Saturday June 20, 2009

Global Gifts, a new non-profit fair trade store in downtown Bloomington will be holding volunteer orientation meetings on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Both orientations will be held at the downtown store: 122 N. Walnut Street. Orientations will explain short term store set-up needs as well as longer term opportunities. Please contact Mary Embry at 812-333-6871 or fairtradebloomington@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP

June 21 to 24, 2009

PILGRIMS (Grades 1-3) 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 21 to 26, 2009

PIONEERS (Grades 4-6) 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. $275.

Reading Camp "CADETS" at Lutheran Hills

Reading Camp is an initiative by the Indiana-Kentucky Synod designed to give tools and hope for a better future to 4th and 5th graders ladding behing their peers in reading skills. Professional teachers conduct the program, assisted by volunteer "Cadets," older high school and college students (ages 17-22) from synod congregations with an interest in elementary education. "Cadets" work with the teachers they are partnered with for 3 hours each morning and interact with students throughout the day on general camp activities, including leading "Read Aloud" story sessions each evening. Contact Reading Camp Director, Cleo Swager (260) 456-3168 for more information and a special application packet. No Cost.

June 21, 2009

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

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalm 107: 29)
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: Variations on "St. Anne" — Paul Manz

Entrance Hymn: We Praise You, O God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 870)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Job 38: 1-11
Responsive Reading: Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13
Holy Gospel: Mark 4: 35-41

Homily: "A Safe Harbor" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 632)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Prelude on "Kremser" — Craig Phillips

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 817)

Communion Hymn: Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 773)

Sending Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 756)

Postlude: Sortie — Noel Rawsthorne

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Carolyn Sowinski

Lector: Mike Laros

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Shirley Mingee

Ushers: Gene and Gayle Laughman

Greeter: David Ellies

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

Prelude: Variations on "St. Anne" — Paul Manz

Entrance Hymn: We Praise You, O God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 870)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Job 38: 1-11
Responsive Reading: Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13
Holy Gospel: Mark 4: 35-41

Homily: "A Safe Harbor" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 632)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Prelude on "Kremser" — Craig Phillips

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 817)

Communion Hymn: Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 773)

Sending Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 756)

Postlude: Sortie — Noel Rawsthorne

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kaye Hill

Lector: Jan Ellis

Acolyte: Shelby Crouch

Server: Margrethe O'Connor

Ushers: Dave and Rita Pavolka

Greeter: Margrethe O'Connor

Nursery: Vicki and David Polansky

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Altar Care: Gail Seegert and Pauline Caldwell

Bread and Wine: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Flowers: Frank and Kris Stewart

The rose on the altar announces the birth of Evan Patrick Rodenberg on May 27th. Parents are Ryan and Michelle Rodenberg.

Members being installed to serve on the Mutual Ministry Committee are:

Bruce Colston

Jim Eagleman

Susan Goldsworthy

Gene Laughman

Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Kris Stewart

Today's postlude is a short, festive work with the title "Sortie", which is French for "to leave" or "to go out". Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929) was organist at Liverpool Cathedral from 1955-1980.

Summer Solstice at 05:45 UTC

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

Monday June 22, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA to Engage in 50 Days of Prayer Leading to Churchwide Assembly]

[PNS News: Elders' task is to help others get into the Bible, Gardner says]

[PNS News: Producing passionate pastors: Church, seminary leaders discuss ideas for improving leadership development]

[PNS News: All's set for the 104th New Wilmington Mission Conference: More than 1,000 expected for July 18-24 event]

[PNS News: 'All in the genes': Miatta Wilson's church career inspired by volunteer work]

[PNS News: Special committee on civil union and Christian marriage plunges into details in second meeting: Group envisions final report being more 'descriptive' than 'prescriptive']

[PNS News: PC(USA) records steepest membership loss since reunion in 1983 Stated clerk: 'Presbyterians can be evangelists']

[RCA News: Words from Wes: The Past and Coming Weeks]

[WCC News: Eye witness perspectives on Middle East peace]

Tuesday June 23, 2009

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

[ELCA News: Lutherans Open their Church Doors to Immigrant Families]

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury to speak at General Convention forum]

[PNS News: Church membership: Who's counting? And how?]

[PNS News: Reluctant about evangelism: Mead, Hoey present attitudes, styles that can overcome fears]

[PNS News: Tools for effective spiritual leadership: No church will rise above the quality of its elders]

[RCA News: CRC Proposes Belhar Adoption]

[RCA News: Our Multiracial Future Freed from Racism]

[UCC News: Still Speaking: UCC offers many ways to get General Synod news]

Wednesday June 24, 2009

[ENS News: Survey invites Episcopalians to help shape the church]

[ENS News: Three-year revenue projections decreased by $9 million: Program, Budget and Finance chair says creativity, new processes needed]

[LCMS News: 'Congregation Connect' links mission teams with fields]

[LCMS News: Proclamation marks 50 years of DCE ministry ]

[LCMS News: Southern returns Schultz to top post ]

[LCMS News: Stechholz re-elected in English District ]

[LCMS News: Golter re-elected to third term in Rocky Mountain ]

[LCMS News: Ohio re-elects Cripe as president ]

[LCMS News: Northwest District elects Linnemann to first term]

[LCMS News: Forke re-elected to top post in Montana]

[LCMS News: Hoelter re-elected in North Wisconsin]

[LCMS News: LHM names Wurdeman as executive director]

[PNS News: South Korea churches urge unconditional support of children in North]

[PNS News: Celebrating Johnnie Monroe: PHEWA award recipient urges church to 'stand up and cry out']

[PNS News: A little help from their friends: 'Re-forming ministry' program helps build strong relationships]

[RCA News: Grant empowers house churches for ministry]

The Nativity of John the Baptist (Liturgical Color: White)

Thursday June 25, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Students Awarded National Leadership Development Fellowships]

[ELCA News: ELCA plans Lent, Holy Week services retreats across country]

[ELCA News: With world hunger on the rise, Lutherans set to respond, hunger leader says]

[ENS News: North American Anglican group holds inaugural gathering]

[PNS News: Returning marble stone to Jerusalem, New Yorker seeks forgiveness]

[PNS News: Mixed reception for economic code to 'protect' indigenous people in Chile]

[PNS News: Building blocks: 10 Presbyterian churches construct houses, relationships in Fort Collins]

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

Friday June 26, 2009

[ELCA News ELCA Seminaries Cope With, Challenge Economic Climate]

[ELCA News Kansas Lutherans Say Home is Where God's Heart is Visible]

[ENS News: Interfaith coalition applauds Obama commitment on immigration]

[PNS News: Nun leading Presbyterian seminary shows 'Reformed ecumenism']

[PNS News: What time is it? Regain sense of urgency in responding to God, McNeil urges]

[PNS News: Pastoral music: Musician and minister turn passion for supporting clergy into collection of meditations and songs]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Stained Glass Artist]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Parents Circle]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religion and Health Care Reform]

[UCC News: Group vows to preserve almost forgotten history]

[UCC News: Festival celebrates our growing diversity]

[UCC News: Bikers ride to Synod to spread conservation message]

[UCC News: Water takes center stage at DeVos Place]

[WCC News: Two candidates nominated for WCC general secretary]

Saturday June 27, 2009

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

[UCC News: Dancing Wheels: Let justice roll]

[UCC News: Go fly a kite: 'We need a wing and some air']

[UCC News: LGBT Coalition urged to 'transform society']

[UCC News: Electrifying preaching punctuates Friday night worship]

Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, 444 (Liturgical Color: White)

June 28 to July 2, 2009

PIONEERS (Grades 4-6) 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. $250.

TRAILBLAZERS (Grades 7-9) 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. $275. (*Sunday-Thursday $250.)

June 28, 2009

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

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. (Psalm 30: 1)
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:

If You But Trust in God to Guide You — Marcel Dupré

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

Entrance Hymn: Lord God, We Praise You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 558)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Lamentations 3: 22-33

Psalm 130: "Out of the Depths I Cry to You" (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 600)

Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 8: 7-15
Holy Gospel: Mark 5: 21-43

Homily: "Be Healed" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: If You But Trust in God to Guide You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 769)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: There is a Balm in Gilead — (arrangement Robert J. Powell)

liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: There is a Balm in Gilead (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 614)

Communion Hymn: Healer of Our Ev'ry Ill (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 612)

Sending Hymn: Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 534)

Postlude: Fourish for an Occasion — William Henry Harris

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Alison Kaiser

Lector: Pauline Caldwell

Acolyte: Hannah Fidler

Server: Kris Stewart

Ushers: Steve and Janie Hansen

Greeters: Barb and Kent Unger

Nursery: Susan Krieg

Council Coordinator: Walt Wood

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:

If You But Trust in God to Guide You — Marcel Dupré

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

Entrance Hymn: Lord God, We Praise You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 558)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Lamentations 3: 22-33

Psalm 130: "Out of the Depths I Cry to You" (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 600)

Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 8: 7-15
Holy Gospel: Mark 5: 21-43

Homily: "Be Healed" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: If You But Trust in God to Guide You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 769)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: There is a Balm in Gilead — (arrangement Robert J. Powell)

liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: There is a Balm in Gilead (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 614)

Communion Hymn: Healer of Our Ev'ry Ill (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 612)

Sending Hymn: Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 534)

Postlude: Fourish for an Occasion — William Henry Harris

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kaye Hill

Lector: Margrethe O'Connor

Acolyte: John Isaacson

Server: Debbie Moore

Ushers: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Greeter: Deborah O'Brien

Nursery: Jane Warner and Haley Garl

Council Coordinator: Dennis Delap

Altar Care: Shirley Mingee and Marilyn Harder

Bread and Wine: Carol Seaman

Flowers: Wayne and Lois Selk

The roses on the altar announce the births of:

Natasha Irene, duaghter of Shannon and Justin Diercks, born June 5 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Natasha is also the grandaughter of Lindsey and Dawn Smith.

Allison Faith, dughter of Misty and Brian White and sister to Nick. Allison was born in Bloomington on June 20.

Mission Movie — In the name of God after the late service

[UCC News: Synod pays tribute to John Thomas]

[UCC News: NPR's Krista Tippett makes radio show a place of testimony]

[UCC News: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer charts diversity within the black community]

[UCC News: No trouble in 'River City': Activities abound for Synod goers]

Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202 (Liturgical Color: White)

June 29 to July 2, 2009

Worship at the Center 2009—Journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH

Evangelical Lutheran Worship invites us to keep Ash Wednesday through Easter in a new-old way. At these summer retreats sponsored by the ELCA, we will worship using the services for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter. Then we'll join in reflection, study, and discussion of the cross and empty tomb, baptism and Bible-the meaning of this journey for ourselves and the world. Retreat leaders include Liv Larson-Andrews, Mark Mummert, Gail Ramshaw, Ben Stewart, and Scott Weidler.

Monday June 29, 2009

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

[ELCA News: 37,000 Lutherans Heading to ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Study Genetics in Preparation for Social Statement]

[ELCA News: ELCA's St. Olaf College awarded for energy efficiency]

[NCC News: This is the season for church meetings and NCC General Secretary is on the road]

[PNS News: Denominational challenges in post-denominational times: Hard times offer challenges and opportunities, Lindner says]

[PNS News: Louisville Seminary president to retire in 2010: Dean K. Thompson has served since 2004]

[PNS News: Looking forward, looking back, looking now: Belhar Confession special committee discusses significance of document at first meeting]

[UCC News: Chaplains emphasize care for returning service personnel]

[UCC News: Sunday worship: playful, refreshing, redeeming water]

[UCC News: Church lay women honored at General Synod 27]

[UCC News: UCC choir still singing at Synod]

[UCC News: Synod worshippers immersed in reaffirmation of baptism]

[UCC News: Youth are still speaking about Sacred Conversations ]

[UCC News: Synod-goers plunge into Sacred Conversations on Race]

[UCC News: General Synod switches gears: Resolution committees begin work]

St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles (Liturgical Color: Red)

Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of our God. (Psalm 87: 2)

Tuesday June 30, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Provides Funds to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Pakistan]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Leads Bible Study At ELCIC National Convention]

[ENS News: House of Deputies may convene unusual sessions on Resolution B033]

[ENS News: Convention to consider increased funding, name change for missionaries]

[PNS News: Pastors push affordable health care: Independence Day weekend ad campaign targets five key states]

[PNS News: It takes a village to build a neighborhood: The world meets 'Mr. Rogers' in Atlanta church's cardboard creation]

[PNS News: Bill Forbes is dead at 62: General Assembly mainstay succumbs to pancreatic cancer]

[RCA News: Diverse Congregation Reaches Out in Manhattan]

[RCA News: Belhar Calls to Worship]

Johan Olof Wallin, Archbishop of Uppsala, hymnwriter, 1839 (Liturgical Color: White)

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