St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — July 2009




Wednesday July 1, 2009

Mission Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 11.

Men's Ministry meets at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

[ACNS News: Inter-Anglican Standing Commission for Unity, Faith and Order - IASCUFO]

[ELCA News: ELCA Pastor, Others Speak Out on Health Care Reform]

[ENS News: Private meeting with Williams at convention will address sexuality, ministry]

[ENS News: General Convention and new technology draw church family together]

[LCMS News: President calls attention to 'hate crimes' bill]

[LCMS News: LWML adopts new record mission goal of $1.825 million]

[LCMS News: Sieveking begins fourth term in Iowa West]

[LCMS News: Indiana District re-elects May as president]

[LCMS News: Hennings returned to office in Texas District]

[LCMS News: Iowa East District elects new president]

[LCMS News: Stoterau begins third term in Pacific Southwest ]

[LCMS News: Koch shares 'Top Ten Lessons' at convention]

[PNS News: Theological learning by doing: Re-Forming Ministry program seeks 'web of covenant relationships']

[PNS News: Special committee on civil union and Christian marriage invites feedback from the church: Seeks input on covenanted same-gender partnerships in Christian community]

[PNS News: Centering on Christ: World Mission Celebration '09 participants will connect, learn and be sent]

[RCA News: 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference]

[WCC News: WCC Central Committee member to moderate Council for World Mission]

Catherine Winkworth, 1878; John Mason Neale, 1866; hymnwriters (Liturgical Color: White)

Thursday July 2, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Emphasizes Unity in Message to Church Leaders]

[ELCA News: ELCA Seminary Measuring Effect of McCormick Decision to 'Disengage']

[ELCA News: Worship, Bible Study Leaders for ELCA Churchwide Assembly Named]

[ENS News: ECW members hope to 'Grow in Grace' at 46th triennial gathering]

[ENS News: Executive Council asks for comment on current Anglican covenant draft]

[LWF News: LWF Concerned about Situation in Honduras in Wake of Military Coup: General Secretary Noko Calls for Restoration of Democratically-Elected Government]

[PNS News: Bridge over troubled water: Foundation, GAMC near agreement on 'environment of cooperation']

[PNS News: Board of Pensions expands, simplifies Medical Plan: Mental health parity, habilitative services for children are added ]

[PNS News: Partnering for success: Sister churches in Iowa work together to help their town, increase support for public assistance]

[RCA News: Morning Land Meditations: Prepositions...and the Goldmann Enigma]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Women's Spiritual Voices: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Rev. Francisco Marrero Gutierrez: Cuba-US Relations]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Interview: Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Aravind Eye Hospital]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Faith Communities and Disability]

[WCC News: Religious leaders should facilitate peace building]

Friday July 3, 2009

Thomas, Apostle

Saturday July 4, 2009

July 5 to 10, 2009

Sr. High Servant Camp at Lutheran Hills

A Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon camp week that includes familiar camp activities with a "servant" theme. High school campers will assist with Habitat-For-Humanity type Humanity service projects in the Lutheran Hills area and with general on-site camp property projects. Participants must be entering grades 10-12. $275.

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.)

July 5, 2009

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 14) (Liturgical Color: Green)

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until he has mercy upon us. (Psalm 123: 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: Praeludium in G — Felix Mendelssohn

Entrance Hymn: Before You, Lord, We Bow (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 893)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Ezekiel 2: 1-5
Responsive Reading: Psalm 123
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10
Holy Gospel: Mark 6: 1-13

Homily: "The Gift of Imperfection" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: In Christ Called to Baptize (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 575)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Verset — Ernest Chausson

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: This Is My Song (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 887)

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

Postlude: Fugue in G — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Alison Kaiser

Lector: Barb Unger

Acolyte: Bailey Arnold

Server: Sue Berg

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeters: Jim and Kay Eagleman

Nursery: Mary Sasse

Council Coordinator: Pauline Caldwell

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

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Praeludium in G — Felix Mendelssohn

Entrance Hymn: Before You, Lord, We Bow (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 893)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Ezekiel 2: 1-5
Responsive Reading: Psalm 123
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10
Holy Gospel: Mark 6: 1-13

Homily: "The Gift of Imperfection" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: In Christ Called to Baptize (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 575)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Verset — Ernest Chausson

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: This Is My Song (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 887)

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

Postlude: Fugue in G — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Ben Eichmiller

Lector: Jennifer Garl

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Carol Seaman

Ushers: Deborah Owens and Kaye Hill

Greeters: Tim and Jennifer Garl

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Altar Care: Barb Unger and Marilyn Kelly

Bread and Wine: Debbie Moore

Patrick Pope is away until July 13, serving as the organist for a week-long course sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in America in Charlotte, North Carolina. Almost 130 singers from churches throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky will gather to prepare music for two worship services on Sunday, July 12, under the direction of Malcolm Archer, former organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Cathedral, London.

Patrick's organ substitute is Andrew Pester, who is connected to the IU organ department through his new wife, Dongho Lee (they were married June 19!). Andrew will enter the PhD program in musicology at Duke University this fall; he has degrees in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. Please give Andrew a warm St. Thomas welcome!

Monday July 6, 2009

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

[ENS News: Eucharist commissions convention volunteers]

[ENS News: Mission Funding receives gifts totaling more than $1 million]

[ENS News: Discussion of human sexuality will again occupy debate at General Convention]

[ENS News: Survey on bishop elections shows high regard for processes, areas to improve]

[ENS News: Program, Budget and Finance committee faces realities of current economic climate]

[PNS News: Hungary remembers opening of Iron Curtain with mixed feelings]

[PNS News: Stewardship approaches must take cultural diversity into account, Reese tells Big Tenters: Giving and involvement are inseparable, veteran fundraiser says]

[PNS News: New president installed at Montreat Conference Center: Pete Peery, former Ashville pastor, is 16th leader of storied center]

[RCA News: Middle Schoolers Take Off with Church Bakery Outreach]

[UCC News: UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns removes executive director]

Jan Hus, martyr, 1415 (Liturgical Color: Red)

July 7 to 10, 2009

Worship at the Center 2009—Journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

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.

Tuesday July 7, 2009

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

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

[ENS News: Sudan primate upholds 'mutual understanding, true partnership' with Episcopalians]

[ENS News: International guests find new understanding of Episcopal Church polity]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop to church: 'We will fail if we choose business as usual']

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury to make debut appearance at General Convention]

[ENS News: Anderson calls convention to deeper sense of mission]

[ENS News: Budget committee to present mission priorities resolution July 8: At hearing, Episcopalians call for return of explicit MDG commitment]

[ENS News: Convention notebook: Asian Ministries, Michael Jackson, a bright green coat]

[NCC News: Seven-Day Prayer Resource for the 2009 Hurricane Season]

[NCC News: Kinnamon praises American and Russian accord to reduce their nuclear arsenals]

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

[PNS News: PCA rejects study on women's roles in the church]

[PNS News: A new twist on partnership: International Peacemakers to team up with mission co-workers in pilot program]

[PNS News: Connecting with Dignity: Oregon congregation learns about homeless community, vows to help ]

[RCA News: Floodwaters Wreak Devastation at Western Seminary]

[UCC News: Synod news: It's a wrap]

[WCC News: International ecumenical teams to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uruguay and Bolivia]

[WCC News: WCC encourages US-Russia "leading by example" on nuclear disarmament]

July 8 to 9, 2008

Martyrdom of the Bab

Wednesday July 8, 2009

[ENS News: Convention Daily newspaper [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Chicago Consultation releases homosexuality study guide]

[ENS News: Archbishop hears from cross section of Episcopal Church: Meetings allow convention participants to tell their stories, explain governance]

[ENS News: Reconciling mission focus of convention opening Eucharist]

[ENS News: Deputies adopt mission priorities for 2010-2012]

[ENS News: Bishops seek deeper relations with Presbyterians, Church of Sweden]

[ENS News: Global economics a 'crisis of truthfulness,' Archbishop of Canterbury tells convention]

[ENS News: Resolution to allow 'generous discretion' for same-sex blessings draws passionate debate]

[ENS News: From organic coffee to 'holy hardware,' exhibit hall has something for everyone]

[NCC News: Kireopoulos greets North American Muslims during a 4th of July gathering in Washington]

[PNS News: Musical midwives: Story of Exodus 1 takes the stage for Presbyterian Women Gathering]

[UCC News: John Calvin remembered on 500th birthday]

Thursday July 9, 2009

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 12.

[ELCA News: Lutherans, Methodists Share Worship, Leaders; Await New Possibilities]

[ELCA News: ELCA Churchwide Assembly to Consider 144 Memorials from Synods]

[ELCA News: ELCA seminary awarded $325,000 grant]

[ENS News: Convention Daily newspaper [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Archbishop of Canterbury offers meditation, expresses gratitude to convention]

[ENS News: Opening day for Episcopal Church Women marked by firsts]

[ENS News: Archbishop thanks church women for 'sharing prayers, care and experience']

[ENS News: Denominational health plan gets committee endorsement]

[ENS News: 'Holy Women, Holy Men' is approved by liturgy and music committees: Bishops will consider expanded listing, a revision of 'Lesser Feasts and Fasts']

[ENS News: Budget committee's revenue hearing won't be testimony as usual]

[ENS News: LA diocese, Habitat for Humanity Orange County partner to build 'Gordon's House']

[ENS News: Episcopalians practice ancient art of conversation: Public narrative training continues Saturday, Monday]

[ENS News: Convention Notebook: Christian anti-Judaism, Anglican group leads prayers, slave trade film]

[ENS News: Bishops support increasing MDG commitment to 1 percent]

[ENS News: Marriage equality, same-gender rites receive broad support at hearings]

[ENS News: Budget committee hears Episcopalians ask for hope, symbols, money]

[ENS News: Testimony is overwhelmingly in favor of moving beyond B033]

[ENS News: Committee hears opinions on future of church communications: Proposal would change Episcopal Life to quarterly magazine from monthly newspaper]

[LCMS News: Synod joins Twitter, Facebook]

[LCMS News: 28 new missionaries prepare for worldwide service]

[LCMS News: Collaboration to bring video studio to Fort Wayne sem]

[LCMS News: Rural conference to look at values, partnerships, schools]

[LCMS News: SELC elects Krueger to fifth term]

[LCMS News: Michigan elects new president]

[LCMS News: Bueltmann to begin fifth term in Central Illinois ]

[LWF News: European Christians Must Offer Alternative to Worship of Money]

[LWF News: Christians Urged to Look to Luther for Insight on Relations with Islam]

[LWF News: Lutheran Churches Face Ongoing Struggle to Adapt to Post-Communist Realities]

[LWF News: European Lutheran Churches Seek New Forums for Dialogue]

[PNS News: Can you hear me now? Mission worker speaks via Skype to New York children about pollution in Peru]

[PNS News: Women of Faith Award-winner Evelyn Bonner dies: Champion of minority education succumbs to cancer at 69]

[PNS News: Bearing the standard: New generation of leaders prompting growth of Cuban church, general secretary says]

Friday July 10, 2009

[ACNS News: Visit of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the Anglican Centre of Rome]

[ELCA News: Religious leaders convene at Faith Leader Summit on Health Care]

[ENS News: Convention Daily newspaper [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Anglican primates, international guests called to consider economic justice at Nixon Library dinner]

[ENS News: Mandatory lay pensions get committee endorsement]

[ENS News: Church unity, Moravians celebrated at General Convention eucharist]

[ENS News: Convention newcomers and veterans serving with optimism]

[ENS News: Young adults' message: 'We ARE here!']

[ENS News: Resolution B033 continues to spark passionate debate]

[LWF News: European Lutheran Churches Seek New Forums for Dialogue]

[LWF News: LWF General Secretary Challenges Faith Communities to Reject Islamophobia]

[PNS News: 'Dialogue between theology and literature is urgent' says Puerto Rican theologian Luis Rivera Pagán]

[PNS News: Sharing Calvin's DNA]

[PNS News: Following Jesus into dangerous places: An interview with new Columbia Seminary president Steve Hayner]

[RCA News: Central Launches Presidential Search]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Mainline Protestants and Same-sex Marriage]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Dave Brubeck]

[UCC News: Haiti today: Hope and despair]

Saturday July 11, 2009

Habitat Work Day and Lunch Provision

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Convention Notebook: Alaska bishop search, Christian formation charter, bishops' CD, bishop consents]

[ENS News: PBS' Ray Suarez speaks of hospitality, community at convention eucharist]

[ENS News: Bishops adopt mandatory pension plan for lay workers]

[ENS News: Bonnie Anderson, Brian Prior re-elected to lead House of Deputies]

[ENS News: Studio 8 — a place to pray, network]

[ENS News: B033-related legislation to move to House of Deputies: Committee vote reveals differences between deputies, bishops]

[ENS News: Anderson's international guests reflect on uniqueness of convention]

[ENS News: Deputies urge greater committee member transparency]

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540 (Liturgical Color: White)

July 12 to 16, 2009

Vacation Bible School There's no place like Rome . . . for a whirlwind of fun! The adventure begins July 12th. Make plans now to attend Vacation Bible School. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Tiffany Shupe at tkshupe@comcast.net or 876-0166 or Heather Allen at hallen@bloomingtonhospital.org or 339-4903 if you can help.

Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1931 (Liturgical Color: White)

July 12 to 17, 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.

July 12 to 19, 2009

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.)

July 12, 2009

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 15) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. (Psalm 85: 8)
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: Pastorale — Cesar Franck

Entrance Hymn: Let Streams of Living Justice (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 710)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Amos 7: 7-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 85: 8-13
Second Lesson: Ephesians 1: 3-14
Holy Gospel: Mark 6: 14-29

Homily: "A Prophet's Courage" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Faith of Our Fathers (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 812)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Sonate II: "Ruhig bewegt" — Paul Hindemith

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: The Church of Christ, in Every Age (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 729)

Sending Hymn: Lead On, O King Eternal (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 805)

Postlude: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Carolyn Sowinski

Lector: Jim Eagleman

Acolyte: David Polansky

Server: Kris Stewart

Ushers: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Greeter: Mary Sasse

Nursery: Tiffany Shupe

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: Pastorale — Cesar Franck

Baptismal Hymn: Lift High the Cross (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 660)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Amos 7: 7-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 85: 8-13
Second Lesson: Ephesians 1: 3-14
Holy Gospel: Mark 6: 14-29

Homily: "A Prophet's Courage" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Faith of Our Fathers (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 812)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Sonate II: "Ruhig bewegt" — Paul Hindemith

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: The Church of Christ, in Every Age (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 729)

Sending Hymn: Lead On, O King Eternal (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 805)

Postlude: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kris Stewart

Lector: Charles Sweet

Acolyte: Joshua Melton

Server: Sandy Arnold

Ushers: Phil and Lissa May

Greeter: Margrethe O'Connor

Nursery: Carrie and Ellie Delap

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Altar Care: Janie Hansen and Carole Kirsch

Bread and Wine: Barb Unger

We welcome through Holy Baptism, Avery Jeanelle Willis, daughter of Jeremy and Hailey Willis, born April 6th. Avery's sponsors are Paul Dowd, Erika Greene, and Michael Frederick.

Patrick Pope is away until July 13, serving as the organist for a week-long course sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in America in Charlotte, North Carolina. Almost 130 singers from churches throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky will gather to prepare music for two worship services on Sunday, July 12, under the direction of Malcolm Archer, former organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Cathedral, London.

Patrick's organ substitute is Andrew Pester, who is connected to the IU organ department through his new wife, Dongho Lee (they were married June 19!). Andrew will enter the PhD program in musicology at Duke University this fall; he has degrees in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. Please give Andrew a warm St. Thomas welcome!

Mutual Ministry Committee meets in Room 11 following the early service.

Congregation Council meets at 12:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School begins this evening with dinner at 6:30. Are your children registered? They can still register this morning.

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Jenny Te Paa addresses the House of Deputies]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop preaches at eucharist, UTO ingathering]

[ENS News: ECW president takes her prayers, passion to House of Deputies]

[ENS News: Chicago Consultation hosts 'Doing Justice, Building Communion' luncheon]

[ENS News: Repentance for slavery has a long way to go, say advocates: Convention resolutions would extend process]

[ENS News: Budget committee asks convention for prayers: 'Unprecedented' letter hints at cut in diocesan assessments, 'innovative' reduction in convention costs]

Monday July 13, 2009

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

Vacation Bible School at 5:30 p.m.

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Same-gender blessings proposal moves to House of Bishops: Resolution invites Anglican Communion participation, ACC 'conversation']

[ENS News: Courtney Cowart's sermon at the July 13 General Convention Eucharist]

[ENS News: Bishops adopt $3.5 million plan to evangelize Latinos/Hispanics]

[ENS News: Anglican bishops, primates see Episcopal Church at work and prayer]

[ENS News: Domestic poverty theme of convention Eucharist]

[ENS News: Deputies consent to Ecuador Central bishop consecration: Luis Fernando Ruiz is seated in House of Bishops]

[ENS News: Bishops approve resolution opening ordination to gays, lesbians]

[PNS News: Birmingham Presbyterians celebrate Calvin's 500th in style: 'None of us is going to be around for his 1,000th']

[PNS News: Choosing life]

[PNS News: Calling for a ministry of meddlin': Plenary speaker examines call of community at Presbyterian Women Churchwide Gathering]

[PNS News: Seeing the "dazzling theater": Calvin Jubilee speaker kicks off conference celebrating 500th birthday]

[RCA News: Words from Wes: So What Does a General Secretary Actually Do?]

Tuesday July 14, 2009

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

Vacation Bible School at 5:30 p.m.

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Church leaders of hurricane-affected areas express gratitude to ECW]

[ENS News: Bulletin: Convention approves Resolution D025, affirms openness of ordination process]

[ENS News: Ecumenical guests raise their voices in song and prayer: Changes made to saints days in church calendar]

[ENS News: Abagail Nelson's address at the July 14 General Convention Eucharist]

[ENS News: Bishops to consider Rachel's Tears, Hannah's Hopes: Proposed liturgies address loss related to childbearing and childbirth]

[ENS News: Convention reaffirms open ordination process, commitment to communion]

[ENS News: Environmental issues are on the table at convention]

[ENS News: Peace Fellowship's young adult representatives are active advocates for justice issues]

[ENS News: Convention Notebook: Anglican covenant study, Altar Guild Art Show, open Communion]

[ENS News: Deputies reject litigation resolution, approve ecumenical agreement and communications study]

[PNS News: 'No option but to prevail': Palestinian Christian calls for Presbyterian Women to 'share stories of hope']

[PNS News: 'Now is the time': Presbyterian Women urged to act on immigration issues]

[PNS News: Love/hate: Calvin had pluses and minuses, Stacy Johnson tells Calvin Jubilee]

[PNS News: World on fire: 1,300 teenagers pack Montreat Youth Conference]

[PNS News: Recharging 'Presby' batteries: Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel holds annual retreat July 7-10]

[RCA News: General Synod Council]

[UCC News: UCAN continues work on HIV prevention]

[UCC News: 'Bring Betty Broadband' campaign leads new OC, Inc. initiative]

[WCC News: Peace ethics debated by experts from both strands of Orthodoxy]

Wednesday July 15, 2009

Vacation Bible School at 5:30 p.m.

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Pastor Returns to Work after Liver Transplant]

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Convention accepts revised ministry discipline canons]

[ENS News: Resolution D025 draws mixed responses]

[ENS News: God's dream is for a reconciled world, Deputies' president tells ECW]

[ENS News: Denominational health plan to provide coverage for all clergy, laity]

[ENS News: Bishops say 'all baptized persons' is inclusive enough for ministry access resolution: House recommends giving dioceses sole consent on bishop elections]

[ENS News: ERD Sunday encouraged, litury for companion animals proposed]

[ENS News: Focus on the environment is now, Bishop Charleston says at convention Eucharist]

[ENS News: Committee proposes $23 million budget cut, reduction in diocesan asking: Shorter General Convention, staff layoffs could be part of impact]

[ENS News: Convention Notebook: Official Youth Presence; Traces of the Trade nominated for Emmy]

[ENS News: Deputies approve lay pension plan, covenant study]

[ENS News: Bishops, deputies see crisis and opportunity in proposed budget]

[LCMS News: Apple of His Eye returns to gay-pride event]

[LCMS News: Students NAIL down summer job, ministry opportunities]

[LCMS News: Lester Schultz dies; former Board member]

[LCMS News: St. Louis sem to host 'Day of Reflection,' symposium, Witness Workshop]

[LCMS News: CPH announces online sale of 50 to 80 percent off]

[NCC News: 'Betty Broadband' campaigns for high-speed internet access for all]

[NCC News: Were you at 4th women's conference in Beijing in '95?]

[NCC News: Kinnamon lauds NAACP resolution addressing global climate change]

[PNS News: Sibling rivalry: Calvin was multi-faceted, Serene Jones tells Calvin Jubilee]

[PNS News: 40 years of fighting hunger: Presbyterian Hunger Program celebrates anniversary by looking back, looking forward]

[WCC News: European churches' assembly addressed by WCC president]

Thursday July 16, 2009

Vacation Bible School at 5:30 p.m.

Education Committee meets at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: ELCA Deaconess Community Celebrates 125 Years]

[ENS News: Continuing dioceses: The church is alive and well]

[ENS News: Crisis equals opportunity in the Episcopal Church, Brian McLaren says]

[ENS News: Bishops delay decision on retired bishops' voice and vote]

[ENS News: Crisis equals opportunity in the Episcopal Church, Brian McLaren says]

[ENS News: From Breath to Wonder: L.A. Night rocks Anaheim Convention Center Arena — McLaren calls for 'wholeness'; Poet Dominic Flores says, 'Jesus text me LOL']

[ENS News: Convention adopts severely reduced triennial budget: Deputies refuse to tinker with proposal; bishops act without debate]

[ENS News: Convention Notebook: Altar Guild officers installed; Volunteers needed to continue work]

[ENS News: West Texas bishop drafts 'Anaheim Statement,' reaffirms moratoria commitment]

[PNS News: Task force seeks to delineate news, public relations functions]

[PNS News: Caution: imagination at work — Calvin sought to revitalize worship, John Witvliet tells Calvin Jubilee]

[PNS News: PW Gathering hosts commissioning service for mission personnel]

Friday July 17, 2009

Youth Group Lake Party

[ELCA News: Iowa Lutheran Changes Lives Two Wheels at a Time]

[ELCA News: ELCA Video Contest Submissions Close, Judges Named]

[ELCA News: ELCA colleges, universities join Yellow Ribbon program]

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

[ENS News: Deputies value youth presence, call for increased mission activity: Clergy training to help respond to domestic violence victims]

[ENS News: Presiding officers' letter to Canterbury presents context for convention actions: Jefferts Schori, Anderson underscore 'deep commitment' to Anglican Communion]

[ENS News: Convention calls for collection of 'resources' for same-gender blessing]

[ENS News: Public narrative offers Episcopalians leadership training, call to mission]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop tells convention to spread the 'good news' at home]

[ENS News: Bishops reject resolution on Israel/Palestine, call for more balanced approach]

[ENS News: Bishops discuss budget realities]

[ENS News: Deputies address economic crisis, bishop elections]

[ENS News: Mood of convention reflects ubuntu]

[PNS News: 'Out of Chaos, Hope]

[PNS News: Being connected: A monthly column for the church from the GA vice moderator]

[PNS News: Blazing Trails: 'Set world on fire,' keynoter tells Montreat Youth Conference finale]

[PNS News: Champion of creation: Calvin prized God's creative power, Zachman tells jubilee celebration]

[RCA News: True Partnership Strengthens Niger Church-RCA Relationship]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Faith and the Brain]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Episcopal Convention Report]

[WCC News: Kobia urges churches to acknowledge existence of violence against women in Congo]

Bartolomé de Las Casas, missionary to the Indies, 1566 (Liturgical Color: White)

Saturday July 18, 2009

The Retired's Group will meet for dinner at 5:30 pm (place to be determined). Following dinner we will carpool to McCormick's Creek State park for a concert by the Bloomington Community Band at 7:30 pm. For more comfortable seating you might want to bring your own lawn chair. Please let Jane Warner know at janewarner@comcast.net or 988-8160 if you are planning on going.

[ENS News: Convention Daily [PDF File]]

July 19 to 22, 2009

A Definitely-Abled Youth Leadership Event and a Multicultural Youth Leadership Event at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

July 19 to 24, 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.

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.)

July 19, 2009

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 16) (Liturgical Color: Green)

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. (Psalm 23: 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: Suite Breve: "Dialogue on the Mixtures" — Jean Langlais

Entrance Hymn: O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 722)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 23
Second Lesson: Ephesians 2: 11-22
Holy Gospel: Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56

Mission Message: Francisca Piñto Ramierez

Hymn of the Day: Take My Life, That I May Be (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 583)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Nine Pieces: "Pasticcio" — Jean Langlais

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Jesus, Still Lead On (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 624)

Sending Hymn: O Sing to the Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 822)

Postlude: Carillon — Louis Vierne

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kris Stewart

Lector: Fail Seegert

Acolyte: Shelby Crouch

Server: Barb Unger

Ushers: Jim and Marti Doering

Greeters: John and Renée Steele

Nursery: Nancy Winningham

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: Suite Breve: "Dialogue on the Mixtures" — Jean Langlais

Entrance Hymn: O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 722)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 23
Second Lesson: Ephesians 2: 11-22
Holy Gospel: Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56

Mission Message: Francisca Piñto Ramierez

Hymn of the Day: Take My Life, That I May Be (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 583)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Nine Pieces: "Pasticcio" — Jean Langlais

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Jesus, Still Lead On (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 624)

Sending Hymn: O Sing to the Lord (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 822)

Postlude: Carillon — Louis Vierne

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Lyman Hitchcock

Lector: Vicki Polansky

Acolyte: Rachel Ringquist

Server: Kathy McDonald

Ushers: Cindy Ohslund and Kaye Hill

Greeters: Eric and Kari Isaacson

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Altar Care: Gail Seegert and Janie Hansen

Bread and Wine: Dean and Sandy Arnold

Flowers: Lyman and Gloria Hitchcock

Monday July 20, 2009

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

[ELCA News: Purdue researcher, Lutheran wins World Food Prize]

[ENS News: Global crises get convention's attention]

[PNS News: Joshua: A Book to Be Celebrated?]

[PNS News: Defining Church: Calvin's concepts need re-emphasizing, Joe Small tells Calvin Jubilee]

[WCC News: Despite Uruguay's peaceful image, churches strive to overcome violence]

[WCC News: Living Letters team visits Angola and Mozambique]

Tuesday July 21, 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.

[ELCA News: Episcopalians, Lutherans Taking Action on Sexuality Topics]

[ENS News: Convention takes steps forward in ecumenism]

[ENS News: Presiding officers write Canterbury explaining same-gender unions resolution]

[PNS News: For space churches, the rite stuff: Houston Presbyterians, Huntsville Methodists celebrate 'Lunar Communion' to mark moon landing]

[PNS News: Greet a stranger to celebrate Calvin: A monthly column for the church by the GA stated clerk]

[PNS News: No joke: PUN brings together Presbyterian congregations in Portland, OR]

[RCA News: Shared Suffering Sparks Reconciliation Ministry]

[UCC News: Our Church's Wider Mission in 'Plain Talk']

July 22 to 26, 2009

ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans

Wednesday July 22, 2009

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop's letter to the church on General Convention]

[PNS News: Mountain climber: Pete Peery brings pastoral skills to Montreat presidency]

St. Mary Magdalene (Liturgical Color: White)

Thursday July 23, 2009

Living History Interviews from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

[ELCA News: ELCA Youth of Color Discuss Racism, Celebrate Diversity at MYLE]

[ELCA News: ELCA Youth Participate in 'Definitely Abled' Leadership Event]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Begin 'Dirty Work' in New Orleans]

[ELCA News: ELCA Teens Told to Make Community Service a Way of Life]

[ENS News: Church's 2010-2012 triennial budget available to download [PDF File]]

[ENS News: TV journalist Walter Cronkite memorialized: Friends wish him 'good sailing']

[LCMS News: Jarrett 'shares his story' at Int'l LLL convention]

[LCMS News: Synod worker swims lake to raise money for missions]

[LCMS News: LFL offers convention scholarships for students]

[LCMS News: Irvine's Preus accepts call to Bethesda]

[LCMS News: Webcast to focus on health care legislation, abortion ]

[LCMS News: 'PRAY 2009' set Sept. 10-11 for Synod 'intercessors']

[LCMS News: CPH offers Christmas books at 35 percent off]

[PNS News: A debt to world mission: Congregation's capital campaign includes $200,000 for mission personnel]

[WCC News: People in DRC are yearning for peace, Living Letters team is told]

Birgitta of Sweden, 1373 (Liturgical Color: White)

Friday July 24, 2009

[ACNS News: Swine Flu: Archbishops' advice on sharing of Communion]

[ELCA News: Youth Gathering Participants Engage in Social Justice at Interaction Center]

[ELCA News: ELCA Youth Walk through Scripture, Service at the Krewes Learning Center]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Youth Receive Power and Grace in the Superdome]

[ELCA News: New Orleans Mayor Welcomes, Praises ELCA Youth Gathering Effort]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church official voices support for abortion-prevention bill: Maureen Shea of Office of Government Relations endorses Ryan-DeLauro Bill]

[PNS News: Practical knowledge: Presbytery of Ohio Valley partners with International Center of Bethlehem]

[PNS News: From chaos to college: National Presbyterian College Scholarship helps former foster child pursue her vocation]

[RCA News: Finding Healing at The King's Camp]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Is That All There Is?]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Watts Priest]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Health Care Costs and the Elderly]

Saturday July 25, 2009

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at 10:30 a.m.

[ELCA News: New Orleans Shops, Restaurants Get Boost from ELCA Youth Gathering]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Teens Clean Cemetery, Rebury Dead]

[ELCA News: ELCA Youth Urged to Volunteer, Provide Hope, Make Dreams Come True]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop's statement on the legal issues in litigation in the Diocese of San Joaquin]

[ENS News: California court ruling favors Episcopal Church and Diocese of San Joaquin]

St. James the Elder, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

July 26 to 31, 2009

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP (Grades 4-10) at Lutheran Hills

A special week offered at Lutheran Hills. Performing Arts Camp is for youth who love singing and performing. Campers spend 4-5 hours each day working on a high energy Christian musical. A final choreographed production is presented to parents, families, and participants of XYZ Day on Friday afternoon, July 31 at 1:30 pm. $275.

GUITAR CAMP (Grades 6-9) at Lutheran Hills

A week for beginning guitarists who want to learn to play their favorite camp songs, refine guitar skills, or simply want to learn playing the guitar for the first time. Along with the usual great camp activities, participants spend three hours daily in class. Luke Simpson, professional bluegrass musician, will lead the program and be assisted by other guitar-playing summer staff. Participants will take home a personal copy of the camp songbook, give a guitar concert at a local nursing home, and play a concert for family members prior to Friday afternoon pickup on July 31. (This same program is also offered at Lake Luther, July 5-10). $275.

July 26, 2009

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 17) (Liturgical Color: Green)

You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing. (Psalm 145: 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

Prelude: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120, No. 2: "Allegro amabile — Johannes Brahms

Linsey Rogers, violin

Entrance Hymn: Praise and Thanksgiving (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 689)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 2 Kings 4: 42-44
Responsive Reading: Psalm 145: 10-18
Second Lesson: Ephesians 3: 14-21
Holy Gospel: John 6: 1-21

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 461)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Solo Cello Suite in d, BWV 1008: "Sarabande" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Linsey Rogers, violin

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 775)

Sending Hymn: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 674)

Postlude: Jesu, Meine Freude, BWV 610 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Kathleen Boggess

Lector: David Ellies

Acolyte: Ellie Delap

Server: Jean Brown

Ushers: Steve and Janie Hansen

Greeters: Ron and Jean Brown

Nursery: Pauline Caldwell

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: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120, No. 2: "Allegro amabile — Johannes Brahms

Linsey Rogers, violin

Entrance Hymn: Praise and Thanksgiving (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 689)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 2 Kings 4: 42-44
Responsive Reading: Psalm 145: 10-18
Second Lesson: Ephesians 3: 14-21
Holy Gospel: John 6: 1-21

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 461)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Solo Cello Suite in d, BWV 1008: "Sarabande" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Linsey Rogers, violin

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 775)

Sending Hymn: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 674)

Postlude: Jesu, Meine Freude, BWV 610 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Lyman Hitchcock

Lector: Darrell Bakken

Acolyte: Nick May

Server: Katie Anderson

Ushers: Allan and Helen Mayfield

Greeter: Debbie Moore

Nursery: Kathy and Craig McDonald

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Altar Care: Beverly Lingvai and Pauline Caldwell

Bread and Wine: Charles Sweet

Flowers: David Ellies and Dean and Sandy Arnold

Thrivent Financial Summer Picnic at Karst Farm Park

The Monroe Lake Chapter of Thrivent Financial is inviting all members of St. Thomas to a picnic at Karst Farm Park on Sunday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. Come join other area Lutherans for food and fellowship. For details, check out the display in the Narthex, then sign up for an afternoon of fun. To assist the organizers, please be sure to sign up at the display no later than July 19 if you plan to attend.

[ELCA News: ELCA Youth Volunteer at Community Health Fair]

[ELCA News: Gators? Snakes? No Fear, Say Lutheran Teens Planting Wetlands]

Monday July 27, 2009

St. Thomas Youth and Chaperones return home from New Orleans.

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

[ELCA News: Lutheran Youth Encouraged to Lead Through Service]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Urges Youth to Remember Lessons from New Orleans]

[ENS News: Canterbury reflects on General Convention]

[ENS News: Northern Michigan episcopal election fails to receive required consents]

[NCC News: Churches support victims of rape in Democratic Republic of Congo]

[PNS News: Future figuring: Advocacy Committee for Women's Concerns works to define role, purpose]

[WCC News: Churches support victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo]

July 28 to August 2, 2009

Young Lutherans Sing — Carthage College, Kenosha Wisconsin

Tuesday July 28, 2009

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

[ACNS News: Communion, Covenant and our Anglican Future]

[ENS News: Cross-country ride raises awareness in the fight against malaria]

[NCC News: Kireopoulos named chair of Save Darfur Coalition]

[PNS News: New Wilmington conference encourages missionary service: Annual event at Westminster College draws 2,000]

[PNS News: Grace in the streets: Atlanta church joins with other groups to combat child prostitution]

[UCC News: United Church of Christ issues letter urging activism on health care reform]

Johann Sebastian Bach, 1750; Heinrich Schütz, 1672; George Frederick Handel, 1759; musicians (Liturgical Color: White)

Wednesday July 29, 2006

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

[ELCA News: Lutheran Rapper Spins Music into Money for ELCA World Hunger]

[ELCA News: H. Gerard Knoche, Bishop of ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod, to Retire]

[ENS News: Episcopalians urged to support affordable health care]

[LCMS News: Online-only registration opens Sept. 14 for 2010 Gathering]

[LCMS News: LCMS ministries get Wheat Ridge grants]

[LCMS News: Former Kansas President George Bruening dies]

[LCMS News: Time to celebrate ... Reflections on 50 years of DCE ministry]

[LCMS News: Web site features Synod young adult ministry ]

[LCMS News: New CHI Museum dedicated in St. Louis]

[LWF News: USD 87.6 Million for LWF Projects and Programs in 2008: LWF Annual Report 2008 Published]

[PNS News: Retiree makes joyful noise through church work: Presbyterian Men president blends local, national and international service]

Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany (Liturgical Color: White)

Olaf, King of Norway, martyr, 1030 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Thursday July 30, 2009

Circles Campaign meets from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Community Hall.

[ELCA News: Lutheran Youth Organization Elects Nicolette Faison President]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church Building Fund plans move to Virginia]

[LWF News: Groundbreaking Ordinations in Mexico Affirm Commitment to Women in Ministry: An Important Sign from the Latin American and Caribbean Region]

[LWF News: LWF World Service Director Affirms Crucial Role of Unified Church Humanitarian Body: "Act Alliance" to Be Launched in 2010]

[PNS News: Bill Forbes — A last word: 'Help the world learn to laugh']

[WCC News: Congolese churches doing "an enormous job" - Interview with Anna Muinonen]

July 31 to August 2, 2009

FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND at Lutheran Hills

A special weekend (Friday evening through Sunday noon) for families of all shapes and sizes. Housing is provided comfortable Shedron Lodge, our cabins, or tent/RV camping at our lake campground.

The Friday evening through Sunday noon program packed with activities for the whole family, including storytelling, games for kids, swimming, boating, Bible study, campfire programs, and more. Meals include Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Pastor Amy Albers will lead the Bible study and Sunday worship at Lutheran Hills. The storyteller-in-residence for the weekend will be Pastor Mark Radloff. Lutheran Hills staff will provide provide music and other special surprises for the weekend.

Housing Accommodations....Shedron Lodge Retreat Center has 5 comfortable rooms and four private bathrooms....Lutheran Hills Cabins can sleep 8-12 people and are easy walking distance to a bathhouse. Two families may share one cabin upon mutual request....Trailers/RVs are welcome at Lutheran Hills! Electrical hookups are available....Campsites are available for tent camping and are convenient to the bathhouse. Cost: Adults $50 each...Children (7-17) $40 each....Child (6 and under) Free.

July 31, 2009

XYZ Senior Citizen Day at Lutheran Hills

XYZ Day is the annual gathering of senior citizens from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Lutheran Hills program includes morning Bible study, a noon luncheon, and the Lutheran Hills Performing Arts Camp final performance at 2:00 pm. This event is sponsored by the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Committee on Older Adult Ministry and is FREE to senior citizens and their guests.

The Retired's Group will carpool to Lutheran Hills for XYZ Seniors Day. The day begins at 10 am. We will leave for home around 3 pm. Please let Jane Warner know at janewarner@comcast.net or 988-8160 if you are planning on going.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Worship Committee Meeting at the Synod Lutheran Center

[ELCA News: Lutheran Youth Organization Convention Develops Leadership]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Places First Darfuri Refugees]

[ENS News: Institute executive to travel through 'Pirate Alley']

[ENS News: Reactions to Canterbury's reflections range from support to disagreement, dismissal]

[LWF News: Understanding Humanitarian Crises in a Changing World: LWF World Service Director Says Role of Church-Based Organizations Must be Reassessed]

[PNS News: Back from the edge: Tennesseee church boosted by immigrant congregation]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Interfaith Wedding]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Interracial Churches]

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