St.Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — August 2009




Saturday August 1, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Executive Committee meets from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Synod Lutheran Center.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Churchwide Voting Members Meeting from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Synod Lutheran Center Chapel.

August 2 to 5, 2009

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Biennial Conference in Milwaukee Wisonsin

"Brimmed for Pouring: Pastors, Musicians and the Whole People of God" is a summer continuing education opportunity for all Lutheran pastors, musicians, and worship leaders.

How do pastors and musicians work together to serve the church? What are the blessings and challenges of each role? Come experience days filled with engaging speakers, inspiring worship and valuable connections with colleagues.

Plenary Speakers, Susan Briehl, Samuel Torvend, Robert a. Rimbo

August 2 to 5, 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.

August 2 to 7, 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.

August 2, 2009

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 18) (Liturgical Color: Green)

He rained down on them manna to eat, and gave them the grain of heaven. Mortals ate of the bread of angels; he sent them food in abundance. (Psalm 78: 24, 25)
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

Prelude:

Down by the Riverside

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Shall We Gather at the River

Jazz Combo

Baptismal Hymn: Remember and Rejoice (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 454)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 78: 23-29
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4: 1-16
Holy Gospel: John 6: 24-35

Homily: "Promised Providence" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 773)

stanzas 1, 2, 3

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Pennies from Heaven

Jazz Combo

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Amazing Grace (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 779)

Choir Anthem: A Gaelic Blessing — John Rutter

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

Postlude: When the Saints Go Marching In

Jazz Combo

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kris Stewart

Lector: Gail Seegert

Acolyte: John Isaacson

Server: Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeter: Shirley Mingee

Nursery: Heather Allen and Sarah Isaacson

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Altar Care: Barb Unger and Charlene Braun

Bread and Wine: David and Debbie Nixon

Flowers: Jim and Carolyn Sowinski

About the Postlude:

Very possibly "When the Saints Go Marching In", the most famous of all Dixieland jazz tunes, originated in the Bahamas, and it is possible too that the song was based on a much earlier inspirational tune called "When the Saints March in for Crowning." In any case its pep and its famous "echo" made it popular among the hymns-shouting revivalists at the turn of the century. Early jazz musicians of New Orleans then felt free to throw caution to the winds and did what they pleased with this song, which had already been turned into a red-hot gospel tune. Some say "The Saints" took on its special flavor because it was used as a funeral march in New Orleans; a hired brass band would accompany the coffin to the ceremony, playing the spiritual with dignity and muffled drums, and then march back to the city playing it in a brightly swinging tempo about twice as fast. The tune became an important part of the musical score for a film, The Green Pastures, in 1936, and in the mid-1940s attained a new audience thanks to the efforts of the old New Orleans trumpeter Bunk Johnson.

Our thanks to the jazz musicians participating in today's service:

Dave Pavolka, trombone

Phil May, trumpet

Ben Lumsdaine, drums

Lissa May, piano

Jeremy Allen, bass

Today we say farewell to Jon Yaeger, our choir director for the past 5 yeas. Following the worship service there will be a brunch in Heritage Hall and later in the afternoon there will be a party on Lake Lemon at the home of Jane Warner. Maps to Jane's home are on a table in the narthex. Please bring a snack to share. If you plan on swimming etc bring your own towel.

Monday August 3, 2009

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

IU Choral Department rehearsal at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

[NCC News: People of faith speak out against mountaintop removal]

[PNS News: Gathered in faith: NBPC preacher Chineta Goodjoin calls for 'a collaborative vision of hope']

[PNS News: Calling for more straw: President of Stillman College opens National Black Presbyterian Caucus]

[UCC News: 'Future of progressive church' being discussed this week in Atlanta]

[UCC News: UCCIB weathers financial crisis, expands client list and services]

[WCC News: WCC calls on Pakistan to protect Christian minority under attack]

Tuesday August 4, 2009

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

IU Choral Department rehearsal at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

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

[ACNS News: WCC calls on Pakistan to protect Christian minority under attack]

[ACNS News: Archbishop of Canterbury condemns atrocities in Pakistan]

[ACNS News: Christians in Pakistan: recent attacks and the challenge for the future]

[ELCA News: Scholarships Awarded to Nine ELCA Students Studying Physics]

[PNS News: 'Tremendous legacy': National Black Presbyterian Women honors, challenges leaders at Lucy Craft Laney luncheon]

[RCA News: Annville Institute Celebrates Centennial]

[WCC News: Ensure safety of all citizens, WCC urges Nigerian government]

August 5 to 8, 2009

Network of Biblical Storytellers, 22nd International 2009 Festival Gathering

2009 Theme: Provoking Creation: Saving the world through holiness and tenderness

Ridgecrest Conference Center, near Ashville, N.C. in the Blue Ridge mountains

Keynote speaker: Prof. Richard Swanson, Augustana College

Wednesday August 5, 2009

IU Choral Department Concert at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

The IU Summer Chorus will present a program titled "Mendelssohn at 200," conducted by William Gray. The concert will include several of Mendelssohn's unaccompanied Psalm settings, as well as two much-loved works, "Hear My Prayer" and "Grant Us Thy Peace." Several organ solos will also be included. The concert is free and open to the public.

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

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop sends letter to Secretary of State about eviction of Palestinian families]

[ENS News: Record numbers accessed General Convention through church's media]

[LCMS News: Terri Schiavo's death not peaceful, says brother]

[LCMS News: LWML president launches 'blog' ]

[LCMS News: WR-HC grants aid 25 hands-on ministries]

[LCMS News: Wittenberg project enters new phase]

[LCMS News: Freitag retiring from LCEF presidency ]

[NCC News: Diana Eck is slated to address RCC2010]

[PNS News: Historic Presbyterian mission named historic landmark: Ganado's Sage School of Nursing honored by National Park Service]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: The Things of This World

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: The Real Paul]

[WCC News: Bolivian churches struggle to overcome violence amid change and political tension]

Thursday August 6, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Contributions Help Improve Situation in Zimbabwe]

[LWF News: Christian and Muslim Theologians Seek Common Understanding on Freedom and Responsibility: LWF Joint Theological Study for Constructive Interfaith Relations]

[PNS News: New Day: Texas congregation reaches out to homeless children congregation]

August 7 to 8, 2009

Annual Indiana-Kentucky Synod Candidacy Retreat at Waycross Episcopal Conference Center and Camp, Morgantown, Indiana

Who is invited? Anyone from the I-K Synod who is trying to figure out whether they are called to public ("rostered") ministry in the ELCA or who is already moving down that road...and their spouses or fiancés, too.

Why should you participate? This annual retreat is a great time to:

become personally acquainted with the synod's candidacy committee in a relaxed setting

make new acquaintances and renew old ones among the inquirers, applicants, and candidates of the synod

receive important and helpful information about the candidacy process and ask questions about that process

meet and get to know the bishop of the synod, Jim Stuck, Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Candidacy, Bill Gafkjen, and Region 6 Coordinator, Marilyn Smith

worship together

explore various aspects of candidacy and ministry in the ELCA

participate in breakout sessions around important and interesting candidacy-related topics

get away from whatever routine usually shapes your days and into a beautiful, comfortable, relaxing setting for a bit

Visit the Candidacy Retreat Web page for more information or contact April Lynch at alynch@iksynod.org

Friday August 7, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Pastor to Preach on Ecumenical Radio Program]

[ELCA News: ELCA Reports 4.6 Million Members, Offerings $2.7 Billion in 2008]

[ELCA News: Twitter, Facebook Expand Opportunities to Follow ELCA Churchwide Assembly]

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

[PNS News: Leaders for the future: National Black Presbyterian Caucus elects new officers, hears from national staff]

[PNS News: 'God is never done with us': National Black Presbyterian Caucus banquet celebrates past, looks to future]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Islam and Modernity]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Joel Hunter]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Mark Pinsky on Joel Hunter]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Joel Hunter Interview]

Saturday August 8, 2009

Thrivent-sponsored Lutheran Habitat for Humanity home will be dedicated at 4:00 pm.

Indiana-Kentucky Synodical Women's Organization meeting in the Synod Lutheran Center Chapel.

Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), 1221 (Liturgical Color: White)

August 9, 2009

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 19) (Liturgical Color: Green)

O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. (Psalm 34: 8)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 1 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Selected English Folksongs — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Liz Gorman, clarinet

Entrance Hymn: O Living Bread From Heaven (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 542)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19: 4-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 1-8
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4: 25 — 5: 2
Holy Gospel: John 6: 35, 41-51

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Prelude on "Schmücke dich" — (arrangement Donald Busarow)

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 484)

Sending Hymn: All My Hope on God is Founded (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 757)

Postlude: "Little" Prelude and Fugue in F, BWV 556 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Carolyn Sowinski

Lector: Larry Berg

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Charlene Braun

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeters: Steve and Janie Hansen

Nursery: Susan Krieg

Council Coordinator: Melissa Eichmiller

Worship at 10:15 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 1 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Selected English Folksongs — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Liz Gorman, clarinet

Entrance Hymn: O Living Bread From Heaven (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 542)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19: 4-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 1-8
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4: 25 — 5: 2
Holy Gospel: John 6: 35, 41-51

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Prelude on "Schmücke dich" — (arrangement Donald Busarow)

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 484)

Sending Hymn: All My Hope on God is Founded (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 757)

Postlude: "Little" Prelude and Fugue in F, BWV 556 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Margrethe O'Connor

Lector: Robin Hershberger

Acolyte: Drew Stults

Server: Charles Sweet

Ushers: Heather Allen and Dean Arnold

Greeters: Rick and Rachel Stults

Nursery: Vicki and David Polansky

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Altar Care: Shirley Mingee and Reneé Steele

Bread and Wine: Robin Hershberger

Flowers: Kent and Barb Unger

Sharing her talent in worship today is Liz Gorman, clarinetist. Liz is a rising sophomore at the IU Jacobs School of Music and is involved in Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Congregation Council meets at 11:30 a.m.

Monday August 10, 2009

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

Personnel Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Urges Lutherans to Sign Letter to Obama about Sudan]

[ENS News: Churches for Middle East Peace express 'grave concern' over East Jerusalem eviction]

[PNS News: A heart for soldiers: Girlhood in war-torn Lebanon shaped Army chaplain's call to ministry]

[WCC News: Christians and Muslims consult on peace in the Horn of Africa]

[WCC News: Ecumenical team encourages Honduran churches to stand by the people]

[WCC News: WCC supports United Church of Canada's Israel-Palestine advocacy]

Lawrence, deacon, martyr, 258 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Tuesday August 11, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Seminary Professor, Pastor to Preach on Ecumenical Radio Show]

[ELCA News: Lutherans Take Action on Social Justice Issues]

[ELCA News: H1N1 Influenza Confirmed Among Some ELCA Youth Gathering Participants]

[PNS News: Camps for kids with disabilities in Cuba are a sign of hope]

[PNS News: ABCs: Tutoring program revitalizes Detroit neighborhood, congregation]

[RCA News: Schreuders Celebrate Growth of Church Leaders in Chiapas]

[UCC News: Status updates, community feeds now part of myUCC]

Clare, Abbess of San Damiano, renewer of the Church, 1253 (Liturgical Color: White)

Wednesday August 12, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop, Other Leaders Criticize Palestinian Evictions]

[ENS News: Taiwanese Episcopalians assist with typhoon relief efforts]

[LCMS News: 'Fan into Flame' hits $50 million mark]

[LWF News: LWF General Secretary Says Quest for Daily Bread Is Also a Spiritual Issue]

[NCC News: Rev. Robert C. Campbell dies in California at 85]

[NCC News: William J. Schmidt, ecumenical scholar, supporter of World and National Councils]

[PNS News: Bolivian churches struggle to overcome violence amid change and political tension]

[RCA News: Dr. Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner Passes Away]

[WCC News: There's value in diversity, say young people from three faiths]

[WCC News: Compliance with Geneva Conventions a priority, WCC says]

Thursday August 13, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Clergy Support Gay, Lesbian Rights, Ordination, Survey Says]

[ELCA News: ELCA Synod Bishop Paul Stumme-Diers Accepts Call in Washington State]

[ELCA News: Lutherans commend, remain hopeful on recent immigration detention reform]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Services in America's Jill Schumann named in The NonProfit Times]

[PNS News: Awareness and prevention: India church making major effort in country's struggle against HIV/AIDS]

Florence Nightingale, 1910; Clara Maass, 1901; renewers of society (Liturgical Color: White)

Friday August 14, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Freed to Lead Development Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Synod Lutheran Center Chapel

[ACNS News: Appointment of new Director for Unity, Faith and Order announced]

[ELCA News: Finalists Named in ELCA Video Contest]

[ELCA News: Lutheran youth raise $154,488 at ELCA Youth Gathering to help end hunger]

[ENS News: Summaries of General Convention actions now available]

[LWF News: Lutherans' Reconciliation with Mennonites Would Be an Occasion for Healing: Mennonite World Body Hears Study Commission Results and Proposed Lutheran Action]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Doctor T]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Greener Bar Mitzvah]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Spafford Childen's Center]

[WCC News: William J. Schmidt remembered by WCC]

Maximilian Kolbe, 1941; Kaj Munk, 1944, martyrs (Liturgical Color: Red)

Saturday August 15, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Finance Team meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Synod Lutheran Center Chapel.

[ELCA News: Lutherans Explore Programs to Help Older Adults Stay at Home Longer]

Mary, Mother of our Lord (Liturgical Color: White)

I will make your name to be remembered from one generation to another. (Psalm 45: 18)

August 16, 2009

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 20) (Liturgical Color: Green)

The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. (Psalm 34: 10)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 1 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness, BWV 654 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Phil May, trumpet

Entrance Hymn: Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 533)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Proverbs 9: 1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 9-14
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5: 15-20
Holy Gospel: John 6: 51-58

Homily: "Gratitude Always?" — Pastor Lyle McKee

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Sonata in B-flat, Op. 65, No. 4: "Allegretto" — Felix Mendelssohn

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 488)

Sending Hymn: Lord, Speak to Us (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 676)

Postlude: Festive Trumpet Tune — David German

Phil May, trumpet

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Acolyte: Rachel Ringquist

Server: Martha Selk

Ushers: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Greeters: Mike and Jaydene Laros

Nursery: Mary Sasse

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Worship at 10:15 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 1 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Orchestral Suite in D, BWV 1068: "Air" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Phil May, trumpet

Entrance Hymn: Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 533)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Proverbs 9: 1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 9-14
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5: 15-20
Holy Gospel: John 6: 51-58

Homily: "Gratitude Always?" — Pastor Lyle McKee

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Sonata in B-flat, Op. 65, No. 4: "Allegretto" — Felix Mendelssohn

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 488)

Sending Hymn: Lord, Speak to Us (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 676)

Postlude: Festive Trumpet Tune — David German

Phil May, trumpet

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Shari Rogge-Fidler

Lector: Meg Garl

Acolyte: Bailey Arnold

Server: Allan Mayfield

Ushers: Dave and Rita Pavolka

Greeter: Marilyn Kelly

Nursery: Doug Doblar and Haley Garl

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Altar Care: Shirley Mingee and Reneé Steele

Bread and Wine: Kris Stewart

Flowers: Gary and Helen Ingersoll

August 17 to 23, 2009

The 11th ELCA Churchwide Assembly at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Monday August 17, 2009

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Transitions Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Synod Office Downstairs Conference Room

[ELCA News: ELCA Council Prepares for the 2009 Churchwide Assembly]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Actions to be "Respectful", says Presiding Bishop]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Opens with Worship]

[ENS News: Obama, faith leaders to discuss health care reform]

[UCC News: Disaster recovery: Push is on for organized mission trips to Galveston]

[WCC News: Letter of condolences to the widow of Mr Kim Dae-jung, former president of South Korea]

Tuesday August 18, 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: ]

[ELCA News: 'Jubilee' Weekend Advances ELCA Book of Faith Initiative]

{ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Host Synods Celebrate Diversity, Present Assembly with Gift]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Asked, "What's Our Witness?" by Presiding Bishop]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Begins Work on "Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust"]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Begins Discussing Proposed Social Statement]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly to Consider $10 Million Fundraising Campaign for HIV and AIDS]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Learns of Decrease in 2010-2011 Income Expectations]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Told of Possibilities for Lutheran Malaria Initiative]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Endorses Lutheran Malaria Initiative]

[LCMS News: Kieschnick: LCMS will not endorse health care that funds abortion]

[LCMS News: Survey measures worship practices, attitudes in Synod]

[LCMS News: Jensen takes helm of campus ministry group]

[LCMS News: Nunes to speak at sem's Lutherhostel]

[PNS News: All kinds of carpenters: Project that began at Presbyterian church now involves entire city]

Wednesday August 19, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA VP Says He's Willing to Serve Second Term]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears Finances Remain Positive]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Begins Balloting for Vice President]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Adopts 'Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust']

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Endorses Immigration Reform]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Continues Through Severe Weather in Minneapolis]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Votes to Raise $10 million for HIV, AIDS Strategy]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears Secretary's Priorities]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears ELCIC Bishop's Words of Solidarity]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Urged by LYO to Address Racial, Sexuality Issues]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Urged to Continue Strong Support of Miltary, Veterans]

[PNS News: Form of Government Task Force approves final draft: 'We commend this work to the church']

[WCC News: Violence affects not only eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo]

August 20 to 21, 2009

Beginning of Ramadan

Thursday August 20, 2009

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

Circles Program at 4:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

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

Synod Leadership Support Meeting at 10:00 a.m. by Webex Conference Call

[ACNS News: Episcopal Elections in the Church of the Province of Central Africa]

[ACNS News: Advocacy for Christians in Pakistan]

[ACNS News: Lambeth Conference Bible Studies published]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Action Draws Sharp Criticism, Praise from Advocacy Groups]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Receives Palmer's Words of Love]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Discusses Ministry Policies]

[ELCA News: Tour de Revs Makes Final Stop at ELCA Assembly]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Takes Steps to Implement Social Statement on Sexuality]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Completes Second Ballot for Vice President]

[ENS News: Lutheran Churchwide Assembly adopts statement on sexuality]

[ENS News: Persecution of Pakistani Christians must end, interfaith network says: Petition calls for repeal of blasphemy law]

[ENS News: Obama, religious leaders urge people of faith to participate in health care reform]

[LWF News: ELCA Assembly Adopts Social Statement on Human Sexuality: LWF President Underscores Focus on Church Witness]

[PNS News: 140,000 participate in historic faith call with President Obama: Conference call on health reform co-sponsored by PC(USA)]

[PNS News: More than just a garden: Hunger grant helps educate youth about personal health and healthy communities]

Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153 (Liturgical Color: White)

Friday August 21, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Affirms Work of Lutheran Disaster Response]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears Message of Unity from Ecumenical Partners]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Takes First Steps on Ministry Policies Document]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Picks Three Finalists for Vice President]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Opens Ministry to Partnered Gay and Lesbian Lutherans]

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Comments on Decisions Regarding Ministry Policies]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Actions Draw Criticism, Praise from Advocacy Groups]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Welcomes Peter Mayer, Buffett's Lead guitarist]

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop stands in solidarity with Pakistani Christians, signs blasphemy law petition]

[PNS News: Lightning destroys Florida church: 50-year-old building a total loss]

[PNS News: Statistically speaking: 'Comparative Statistics 2008' analyzes 25 years of Presbyterian reunion]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Jewish Children's Museum]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Passing the Mantle]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: U.S. Nuns and the Vatican]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Lutheran Meeting]

Saturday August 22, 2009

Girl Scout meeting at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall

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

Seventh Annual Workshop for Small and Rural Congregations Epiphany Lutheran Church Fort Wayne, Indiana

New sessions this year include:

Planning a Workshop/Small Church Event

Thanking six times

How About a Contemporary Worship Service At Our Church?

Prayer: Connecting with God

Communication and Technology in Small and Rural Congregations

Engaging the Laity for Ministry

Learn more and download the brochure. Pre-register by August 18 and save $5.00 on the $15.00 fee.

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears Presiding Bishop Hanson Call for Continued Unity]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Adopts 2010-2011 Reduced Budget]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Re-Elects Carlos Peña Vice President]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears LCMS President on Same-Gender Decisions]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Agrees to a Social Statement on Justice for Women]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Adopts Amendments to Constitution, Bylaws]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Urges Church Involvement in Health Care Reform]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Told of Video Contest Winners]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Hears Greetings from Lutheran Organizational Representatives]

August 23, 2009

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 21) (Liturgical Color: Green)

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. (Psalm 34: 15)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 1 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007: "Prelude in G" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Joseph Kaizer, cello

Entrance Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 873)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 15-22
Second Lesson: Ephesians 6: 10-20
Holy Gospel: John 6: 56-69

Homily: "Choose Today" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Around You, O Lord Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 468)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007: "Sarabande in G" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Joseph Kaizer, cello

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: He Comes to Us as One Unknown (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 737)

Sending Hymn: O Jesus, I Have Promised (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 810)

Postlude: Suite Gothique: "Minuet" — Leon Boellmann

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Eric Isaacson

Lector: Jaydene Laros

Acolyte: Shelby Crouch

Server: Kathleen Boggess

Ushers: Jim and Marti Doering

Greeters: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Nursery: Tiffany Shupe

Council Coordinator: Darrell Bakken

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 1 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007: "Prelude in G" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Joseph Kaizer, cello

Entrance Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 873)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 15-22
Second Lesson: Ephesians 6: 10-20
Holy Gospel: John 6: 56-69

Children's Sermon

Homily: "Choose Today" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Around You, O Lord Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 468)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007: "Sarabande in G" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Joseph Kaizer, cello

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: He Comes to Us as One Unknown (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 737)

Sending Hymn: O Jesus, I Have Promised (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 810)

Postlude: Suite Gothique: "Minuet" — Leon Boellmann

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Doug Doblar

Lector: Jane Warner

Acolyte: David Polansky

Server: Deb Moore

Ushers: Sam and Ben Eichmiller

Greeters: Tim and Jennifer Garl

Nursery: Sandy and Sydney Arnold

Council Coordinator: Darrell Bakken

Altar Care: Mary Sasse and Charlene Braun

Bread and Wine: Pauline Caldwell

Flowers: David Ellies

Rally Day and Church Picnic

After late service we will have good food to share, games and activities for the kids, and information about our exciting "Spark" Sunday School program. We're excited about our program and are looking forward to a great year!

PLEASE NOTE--DATE CHANGES: Sunday School for age 3 though Grade 6, as well as Confirmation Class and Senior High Youth begin next Sunday, August 30!

Today's visiting musician is Joseph Kaizer, a doctoral student in the IU Jacobs School of Music, studying with Janos Starker.

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Reviews Hunger, Disaster Response]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Approves Resolution on Israel and Palestine]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Discusses Mission]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Bishop Gene Robinson]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Bishop Robert Duncan]

Monday August 24, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Leader Asks Members to Respect Each Other, Allow Time]

[ELCA News: Lutheran World Leader Says Body of Christ 'Not Ours to Dismember']

[ENS News: Honolulu church marks 50th anniversary of Filipino-American ministry]

[NCC News: NCC leaders welcome Lutheran decision to enter into full communion with UMC]

[PNS News: 'Embracing others in our midst': Hispanic pastoral development seminar explores legacy of Calvin]

[PNS News: Lessons for life: Crestline, Calif., church runs literacy program for inmates nearing release]

[UCC News: Commentary: Thinking about health care]

St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

Tuesday August 25, 2009

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

[PNS News: ACSWP releases three new study resources: Resources designed to help churches explore Social Creed, homelessness, serious mental illnes]

[UCC News: Parker Lecture marks 50 years of media justice]

Wednesday August 26, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Shares Significant Actions with Ecumenical, Global Partners]

[ELCA News: ELCA Assembly Elects Council, Committee, Board Members]

[LCMS News: Merritt directs schools, congregations to H1N1 resources]

[LCMS News: Kieschnick issues statement after ELCA assembly actions]

[LCMS News: NLSA accredits 95 schools]

[LCMS News: Freudenburgs get award]

[LCMS News: CPH online sale offers items at 50 to 80 percent off]

[LWF News: Free from Bonded Labor: LWF Nepal Program Marks 25 Years of Service]

[LWF News: A Refuge from Domestic Violence: Chilean Lutheran Church Agreement with Government Provides Women's Shelters]

[NCC News: Edwin Tuller, American Baptist leader]

[PNS News: Easy being green: Tustin church creates liturgy for 'International Day of Climate Action']

[PNS News: 'Hungry to Make a Difference': San Francisco church's 'Welcome Ministry' transforms lives, members]

[WCC News: Kobia urges the "courage to hope"]

[WCC News: Altmann: WCC stands at crossroads]

Thursday August 27, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Churchwide Organization Begins Revising Its Ministry Policies]

[ENS News: General Convention renounces Doctrine of Discovery: Repudiation of centuries-old theory has modern implications, advocates say]

[LWF News: LWF Congratulates Newly Elected WCC General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit: Noko Highlights Norwegian Lutheran's Ecumenical Experience]

[NCC News: Norwegian theologian Olav Fykse Tveit elected to lead World Council of Churches]

[PNS News: Spirit blowing, water flowing: Living Waters for the World completes first project in Cuba]

[PNS News: Angolan women still face war — by other means]

[WCC News: WCC considers three sites for 10th Assembly]

[WCC News: Olav Fykse Tveit elected WCC general secretary]

August 28 to 29, 2009

Synod Outdoor Ministries Committee Meeting from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. Saturday at Lutherwald Camp.

Friday August 28, 2009

[ELCA News: ELCA Synod Bishops, Voting Members Respond to Assembly Actions]

[ELCA News: 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Addresses Variety of Topics]

[ELCA News: Lutheran College Fairs set for August, September]

[ENS News: Memories, evidence of hurricanes' destruction still linger: Episcopalians join others to mark anniversaries of storms' passages]

[PNS News: Beyond the walls: Small West Virginia churches look outward to surrounding communities]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Shaun Casey: Senator Edward Kennedy and Religion]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Gaither Gospel Singers]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Moishe House New Orleans]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Ramadan is Here]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: CIA Interrogation Tactics]

[UCC News: Olav Fykse Tveit elected WCC general secretary]

[WCC News: The new agenda: unity remains central]

[WCC News: IEPC plans practical approach to peace]

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 430 (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)

Moses the Black, monk, martyr, c. 400 (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)

Saturday August 29, 2009

August 30, 2009

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 22) (Liturgical Color: Green)

O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? (Psalm 15: 1)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 10 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude:

All Glory Be To God On High

Aria — Paul Manz

Entrance Hymn: Morning Has Broken (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 556)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-9
Responsive Reading: Psalm 15
Second Lesson: James 1: 17-27
Holy Gospel: Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Homily: "True Religion" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: O That The Lord Would Guide My Ways (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 772)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: O Divine Redeemer — Charles Gounod

Carolyn Sowinski, soprano

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

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

Communion Hymn: Take, O Take Me As I Am (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 814)

Sending Hymn: Savior, Again to Your Dear Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 534)

Postlude: Toccata on "Old Hundredth" — Michael Burkhardt

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Eric Isaacson

Lector: Dana Barron

Acolyte: Nick May

Server: David Ellies

Ushers: Steve and Janie Hansen

Greeter: Kathleen Boggess

Nursery: Susan Krieg

Council Coordinator: Walt Wood

Sunday Church School at 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School for age 3 though grade 6 starts Sunday, August 30! We're excited about our program and can't wait to start. Confirmation and Senior High Youth begin on Sept 6.

Age 3 through Kindergarten in the Godly Play Room

SPARK SCS Program — "Adam and Eve" (Genesis 2: 4-25)

1st and 2nd Grade in Room 14 (Cindy Ohslund)

3rd through 6th Grade in Room 16 (Ronna Papesh and Tiffany Shupe)

Confirmation starts off the year with "How to Read the Bible."

The High School class is going to start with the ELCA's "Book of Faith" series, begining with "Opening the book."

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 10 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude:

All Glory Be To God On High

Aria — Paul Manz

Entrance Hymn: Morning Has Broken (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 556)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-9
Responsive Reading: Psalm 15
Second Lesson: James 1: 17-27
Holy Gospel: Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Homily: "True Religion" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: O That The Lord Would Guide My Ways (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 772)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: O Divine Redeemer — Charles Gounod

Carolyn Sowinski, soprano

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

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

Communion Hymn: Take, O Take Me As I Am (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 814)

Sending Hymn: Savior, Again to Your Dear Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 534)

Postlude: Toccata on "Old Hundredth" — Michael Burkhardt

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Doug Doblar

Lector: Dawn Bakken

Acolyte: Hannah Fidler

Server: Sandy Arnold

Ushers: Heather Allen and Dean Arnold

Greeter: Margrethe O'Connor

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Dennis Delap

Altar Care: Janie Hansen and Susan Lehr

Bread and Wine: Jane Warner

Flowers: Dave and Rita Pavolka

Youth Group volunteers at "Each One Feed One" from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Monday August 31, 2009

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

[ENS News: Listening Process a 'gift' to church]

[NCC News: National Council of Churches Marks 20th Anniversary of Orthodox Day of Prayer on the environment]

[PNS News: 'Coming of Age' film opens Canada's largest film fest: PC(USA)'s McNulty serves on jury for Montreal World Film Festival]

[PNS News: 'God is up to things': Presbyterian Global Fellowship meeting focuses on moving into neighborhoods]

[WCC News: WCC Central Committee bids farewell to Kobia]

[WCC News: Churches must be "salt of the earth"]

[WCC News: Ecological debt is a spiritual issue]

[WCC News: WCC 10th Assembly to take place in Korea]

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