St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — October 2009




Thursday October 1, 2009

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

[ELCA News: Lutherans "in the Pew" to Engage Globally through National, Local Events]

[ELCA News: ELCA, LCMS Leaders to Continue Cooperative Ministries, When Possible]

[ENS News: End the Cuba travel ban now, EPPN urges]

[PNS News: Cool, clear water: SDOP helps bring clean water to Haitian squatter communities in the DR]

[PNS News: Yodogawa Christian Hospital contributes more than $200,000 to PC(USA) mission in Asia: Missionary-founded health care center planning new facility near site in Osaka, Japan]

[UCC News: UCC sets $250,000 goal for aid to Southeast Asia and the Pacific]

[WCC News: Honest dialogue: the basis for interfaith encounters]

[WCC News: Transforming guns into hoes]

October 2 to 4, 2009

Sukkot

Friday October 2, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Office closed so that staff may attend the funeral of Bishop Stuck's mother.

[ELCA News: U.S., Overseas Lutherans Work Together in Response to Southeast Asia Storms]

[ELCA News: Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists Mark 10th Anniversary of Joint Declaration]

[ENS News: St. Francis celebrations bring animals, seekers to church]

[ENS News: Interfaith clergy letter on Sudan peace delivered to White House: Episcopal, other faith leaders participate in October 2 meeting]

[LCMS News: Kieschnick: Not implementing ELCA assembly actions 'would be a blessing']

[LWF News: African Lutheran Church Leaders Explore Climate Change Impact on Food Security: Nairobi Meeting Will Deliberate Theological Perspectives on "Daily Bread"]

[PNS News: Awakening leaders: National Korean Presbyterian Men conference focuses on equipping lay people, sharing God's blessings]

[PNS News: Legendary mission innovator Margaret Flory dies at 95: Ohioan founded Junior Year Abroad, Frontiers in Mission programs]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Navaratri]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Spiritual Gardening]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Church Garden]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Mojave Cross]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Afghanistan War]

[UCC News: Prayers for Geoffrey: Hundreds join phone call to mark Black's first day as GMP]

Saturday October 3, 2009

Property Committee meets at 9:00 a.m.

October 4, 2009

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 27) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. (Psalm 8: 5)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 4 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: "Now Thank We All Our God — (arrangement Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

Entrance Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 840)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Genesis 2: 18-24
Responsive Reading: Psalm 8
Second Lesson: Hebrews 1: 1-4; 2: 5-12
Holy Gospel: Mark 10: 2-16

Homily: " St. Thomas and the Way of Christ" — -->Pastor Bill Veith

Hymn of the Day: Our Father, By Whose Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 640)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Meditation — Marcel Dupré

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Father, We Thank You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 478)

Communion Hymn: In Christ There is No East or West (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 650)

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

Postlude: "Now Thank We All Our God" — (arrangement Piet Post)

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Carolyn Sowinski

Lector: Dale Ludwig

Acolyte: Hannah Fidler

Server: Barb Unger

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeters: Jim and Kay Eagleman

Nursery: Tiffany Shupe

Council Coordinator: Melissa Eichmiller

Sunday Church School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Age 3 through Kindergarten in the Godly Play Room

SPARK SCS Program — "The Burning Bush" (Exodus 3: 1-15)

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

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

Adult Bible Study in Room 11 — We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, with emphasis on the words spoken by Jesus

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 4 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: "Now Thank We All Our God — (arrangement Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

Baptismal Hymn: Baptized and Set Free (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 453)

Entrance Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 840)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Genesis 2: 18-24
Responsive Reading: Psalm 8
Second Lesson: Hebrews 1: 1-4; 2: 5-12
Holy Gospel: Mark 10: 2-16

Homily: " St. Thomas and the Way of Christ" — -->Pastor Bill Veith

Hymn of the Day: Our Father, By Whose Name (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 640)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Nun danket alle Gott — Johann Pachelbel

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Father, We Thank You (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 478)

Communion Hymn: In Christ There is No East or West (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 650)

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

Postlude: "Now Thank We All Our God" — (arrangement Piet Post)

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Jerry Smith

Acolyte: Nick May

Server: Katie Anderson

Ushers: Dave and Rita Pavolka

Greeters: Eric and Kari Isaacson

Nursery: Vicki and David Polansky

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Altar Care: Gail Seegert and Susan Lehr

Bread and Wine: Mark and Charlene Braun

Flowers: Seaman Family

The celebrations of our 50th anniversary begin! Pr. Bill Veith (Trinity Lutheran, Alton, Illinois) will be our guest holmilist. Bill and his wife Karen and sons Nathan and Jonathan are former members. Following the 11:00 service there will be the Oktoberfest, a catered dinner by the Schnitzelbank of Jasper, Indiana, with music by the Pavolka Polka Band!

"Now Thank We All Our God" - A common thread in St. Thomas's 50 years of worship. Many of the landmark worship services held at St. Thomas have included the singing of the hymn "Now Thank We All Our God" (ELW 840). It was sung at the 1959 service that called a mission developer, the 1963 sanctuary dedication service, and the 1999 organ dedication recital. This hymn is perhaps one of the most well-known in the entire world. The text was originally written as a table blessing for his family by German clergyman Martin Rinckart (1586-1649) in 1636. The powerful, uplifting nature of the text is all the more remarkable when considered along with Rinckart's personal circumstances: Eilenburg, the village in which he lived and worked, was ravaged by the ongoing Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), and was nearly decimated by an outbreak of the plague in 1637. It is believed that Rinckart buried almost 4,000 people that year. One is struck by the optimism and gratitude expressed in the text, in spite of the worldly circumstances surrounding its creation. The famous tune we associate with the hymn was not paired with the text until about 1647, first published by Johann Crüger in his collection Praxis Pietatis Melica, which was the most important Lutheran hymnal of the 17th century.

The text and tune of "Now Thank We All Our God" are woven into the fabric of today's worship service. Both organ voluntaries are based on the tune, and the Adult Choir's anthem is a setting of the tune and text (in German) by Johann Pachelbel. -Patrick Pope

We welcome through holy baptism, Allison Faith White, daughter of Brian & Misty White. Allison was born on June 20. Julie Wilson is Allison's sponsor.

Youth Group outing at Griffy Lake from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Francis of Assisi, renewer of the Church, 1226; Theodor Fliedner, renewer of society, 1864 (Liturgical Color: White)

Monday October 5, 2009

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

Mission Committee meets at 6:45 p.m. in Room 11.

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Comments on Assembly Responses, Finances]

[ENS News: Executive Council begins new term by learning about its job, call to ministry]

[ENS News: St. Philip's Church, Harlem, marks 200th anniversary]

[PNS News: PC(USA) responds to south Asian disasters: Leaders appeal for prayers, PDA support in Indonesia, Samoa, Philippines]

[RCA News: Words from Wes: Walking Paths of Suffering]

[UCC News: UCC celebrates 20 years in Cleveland headquarters]

Tuesday October 6, 2009

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

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

[ELCA News: LCMS President to ELCA Bishops: Don't Implement Assembly Decisions]

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Discuss Drafts of Possible Ministry Policies Revisions]

[ENS News: EPPN urges advocacy to end workplace discrimination]

[ENS News: Executive Council reorganizes, expands its standing committee structure: New committees center on aspects of Episcopal Church's mission]

[LCMS News: Joy FM to acquire KFUO-FM 'CLASSIC99']

[LCMS News: Funds needed to respond to deadly Asian disasters]

[PNS News: Self-Development of People announces grant recipients: $140,000 awarded to fund seven self-help projects in the United States]

[PNS News: SFTS president resigns to return to pastoral ministry: Butin concludes service in January after seven years]

[UCC News: UCC dedicates new 'Sing! Prayer and Praise' songbook]

William Tyndale, translator, martyr, 1536 (Liturgical Color: Red)

Wednesday October 7, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Told of Possible Changes in Domestic, Global Relationships]

[PNS News: Carolyn Gillette pens new hunger walk hymn: Liturgical resource aids CROP walks, World Food Day observances]

[PNS News: From greed to need: Pastor is still in the investment business, going from large firm in Houston to small church in North Texas]

[RCA News: Words from Wes: Pools of Healing, Signs of Hope]

[UCC News: UCC staff gives back to Cleveland]

[WCC News: Christians begin to rebuild their lives in Orissa]

[WCC News: One foot in the past and one in the future]

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, missionary to America, 1787 (Liturgical Color: White)

Thursday October 8, 2009

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

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

[ELCA News: LWR awarded $1.49 million from USAID for malaria work in Mali]

[ENS News: Executive Council expresses concern with covenant's disciplinary section: Response to communion outlines divergent views on current draft]

[PNS News: U.S. church leaders reflect on communications in 'fragmented world']

[PNS News: Bible requires new reading, says Nicaraguan theologian Araica: in 'convulsed world' alternate reading must be open to experience]

[PNS News: From texts to haiku: Web writing requires brevity, liveliness, links, personal voice]

[UCC News: Low-power radio bill passes key legislative hurdle]

October 9 to 10, 2009

Shemini Atzeret

Friday October 9, 2009

Andrea Boudra's DM Organ Recital at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BMV 564

Johann Sebastian Bach

Studien für die Pedalflügel, Op. 56

IV. A-flat Major

V. b minor

VI. B Major

Robert Schumann

Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité

Dans le Verbe était la vie et la vie était la lumière

Olivier Messiaen

Equisses Byzantines

Tu es Petra et portae inferi non praevalabunt adversus te

Henri Mulet

[ELCA News: ELCA and ELCJHL Bishops Deepen Conversations among Christians and Muslims]

[ELCA News: ELCA Board of Pensions annuity, bridge fund benefits reduced for three year]

[LWF News: LWF Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Award to US President Barack Obama: Noko Cites Efforts to Restore Broken Relationships and Build Bridges Across Faiths]

[LWF News: Lutheran Leader Urges African Churches' Intervention on Climate Change: Consultation Underlines Church Role in Holding Governments Accountable]

[PNS News: Partnering presbyteries: Colombian pastor speaks in Wisconsin on peacemaking amid civil war]

[PNS News: Seminary at the crossroads: Seminario Evangelico de Puerto Rico is 'focal point' says Irizarry]

[RCA News: Words from Wes: The Significance of Insignificant Places ]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Father Damien's Legacy]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: End of Life Decisions]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Cathleen Falsani Interview]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: A Serious Man]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Obama's Peace Prize]

[WCC News: Faith and Order today: Mary Tanner on miracles of the ecumenical movement]

October 10 to 11, 2009

Simchat Torah

Saturday October 10, 2009

Grounds and Gardens fall clean-up at 10:00 a.m.

[WCC News: Faith and Order: Facets of Faithfulness]

[WCC News: Letter to the US President Barack Obama]

October 11, 2009

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 28) (Liturgical Color: Green)

So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. (Psalm 90: 12)
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: Rhosymedre — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Entrance Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 705)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90: 12-17
Second Lesson: Hebrews 4: 12-16
Holy Gospel: Mark 10: 17-31

Homily: "Celebrating Generosity" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: O God of Mercy, God of Light (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 714)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: O How Amiable — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Take My Life That I May Be (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 583)

Communion Hymn: We Come to the Hungry Feast (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 479)

Sending Hymn: God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 678)

Postlude: Petite Suite: "Finale" — Gerald Bates

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Kathleen Boggess

Lector: Barb Unger

Acolyte: John Isaacson

Server: Jean Brown

Ushers: Gene and Gayl Laughman

Greeter: Mary Sasse

Nursery: Susan Krieg

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Sunday Church School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Age 3 through Kindergarten in the Godly Play Room

SPARK SCS Program — "Mannah, Quail, and Water" (Exodus 16: 1-18; 17: 1-7)

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

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

Confirmation Class finishes up on the First Commandment and begins on the Second this week. Don't forget your home"work" - the First Commandment says that we shall have no other Gods except for God, but what does it mean to make something a "god" or to worship it? Where is the line between having/liking/loving something and making it a "god" in our lives?

High School class will relive a couple of Sundays from their youth in this Sunday's Book of Faith section. The five Lutheran insights that help us to understand the Bible will bring back (hopefully happy) memories from Confirmation days. The insights are great- ones that we need reminding of all the way into adulthood. Bring your trusty Lutheran Handbooks if you think of it- they'll come in handy.

Adult Bible Study in Room 11 — We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, with emphasis on the words spoken by Jesus

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: Rhosymedre — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Entrance Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 705)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90: 12-17
Second Lesson: Hebrews 4: 12-16
Holy Gospel: Mark 10: 17-31

Homily: "Celebrating Generosity" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: O God of Mercy, God of Light (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 714)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness — Johannes Brahms

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Take My Life That I May Be (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 583)

Communion Hymn: We Come to the Hungry Feast (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 479)

Sending Hymn: God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 678)

Postlude: Petite Suite: "Finale" — Gerald Bates

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Emily Garl

Lector: Sandy Arnold and Bailey Arnold

Acolyte: Josh Melton

Server: Allan Mayfield

Ushers: Kaye Hill and Deborah Owens

Greeter: Marilyn Kelly

Nursery: Doug Doblar and Haley Garl

Council Coordinator: Nancy Winningham

Altar Care: Mary Sasse and Betty Smith

Bread and Wine: Larry and Sue Berg

Flowers: Gary and Helen Ingersoll

Congregation Council meets at 12:30 p.m.

IU Chamber Music at 5:00 p.m.

Monday October 12, 2009

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Speedway, Ind. at 7:00 p.m.

[ACNS News: A Statement from the Anglican Communion Environmental Network]

[PNS News: A new meaning of 'partnering': Mission co-worker shares stories of mutual relationship between Russian, U.S. churches]

[RCA News: Words from Wes: True Religion]

[WCC News: Common parents in the faith]

[WCC News: Seeking Christian unity in an Orthodox setting]

Tuesday October 13, 2009

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

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

[ELCA News: Lutheran 'Wallet' Votes for Mission of the Church]

[ELCA News: ELCA Director for Congregational Mission Addresses Lutheran CORE]

[NCC News: Legendary mission innovator Margaret Flory dies at 95]

[NCC News: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus Advocate for Green Job Creation for Those in Poverty]

[PNS News: Reaching others for Christ: Mission co-workers in Thailand work with theology students, prostitutes]

[PNS News: A PK on Broadway: Presbyterian elder Tim Shew says 'Hello Birdie'; show opens Oct. 15]

[RCA News: Youth Group, Homeless Men Connect on Service Project]

[UCC News: Back Bay Mission celebrates Katrina comeback]

[WCC News: Text and Context: The Nature and Mission of the Church]

[WCC News: Seeking Christian unity in an Orthodox setting]

[WCC News: Faith and Order inaugurates moral discernment study]

October 14 to 15, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod New to Roster Gathering at Pleasant View Lutheran Church, Indianapolis IN

Wednesday October 14, 2009

[ACNS News: Act local as well as national urges Archbishop of Canterbury]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Bishops Urge for Continued Commitment to Middle East Peace]

[ENS News: Gardens feed neighborhoods and neighborly feelings]

[NCC News: NCC partners with Mitch Albom]

[UCC News: Black sends congratulatory letter to Nobel laureate Obama]

[WCC News: Chile decorates former WCC general secretary]

Thursday October 15, 2009

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, LaPorte, Ind. at 7:00 p.m.

[ACNS News: Anglican Health Network - Micro Health Insurance Pilot]

[LCMS News: Operation Barnabas sponsors training]

[LCMS News: 2010 pocket diary available from LWML]

[LCMS News: CPH offers marriage Bible study]

[LWF News: Lead the Drive for Justice and Peace, Asian Faith Communities Urged: LWF Interfaith Consultation Challenges Religious Leaders to Promote Understanding]

[LWF News: African Lutheran Church Leaders Want Just Agreements at Copenhagen Climate Change Talks: Calls to Build Up Action amid Increased Vulnerability]

[LWF News: Ten Years of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification: Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Methodists to Commemorate the Event on October 30 and 31 in Augsburg]

[NCC News: Chile honors retired WCC general secretary for defense of human rights in Pinochet years]

[NCC News: National Council of Churches Health Task Force issues H1N1 flu virus check list for congregations]

[PNS News: Presbyterian Native American nursing school honored with National Historic Landmark status Historian: Sage Memorial changed Anglo and Native American attitudes]

[PNS News: 'Life in Haiti abounds': Mission co-worker focuses on simple, sustainable farming]

[WCC News: The violence of manual scavenging in India]

[WCC News: WCC delegation to visit North Korea]

Teresa of Avila, teacher, renewer of the church, 1582 (Liturgical Color: White)

Friday October 16, 2009

Education Committee meets at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: ABC-TV Stations Air ELCA's 'Ready to Forgive: An African Story of Grace']

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop, other leaders urge Obama to tackle Gulf Coast poverty, coastal restoration]

[NCC News: Anti-immigrant hate speech inspires Media Violence Fast '09]

[NCC News: Fifty faith leaders urge President to make Gulf restoration a priority]

[PNS News: Connecting, learning, sending: World Mission Celebration lifts up mission work, opportunities Oct. 22-24 in Cincinnati]

[PNS News: A seed grows in Tijuana: Bill Soldwisch's 25-year mission career inspired while a teenager]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson on Theology and Nuclear Weapons]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Season of Service]

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

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Abortion and Health Care Reform Extended Interviews]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Autistic Poet]

[UCC News: Media Violence Fast '09 focuses on anti-immigrant hate speech]

[UCC News: Black to UCC Executive Council: 'I am excited about this church']

Saturday October 17, 2009

Go Yamamoto's Violin Recital at 3:00 p.m.

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

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, c. 115 (Liturgical Color: Red)

October 18, 2009

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost (Lectionary 29) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place (Psalm 91: 9)
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: Processional — William Mathias

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

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 53: 4-12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 91: 9-16
Second Lesson: Hebrews 5: 1-10
Holy Gospel: Mark 10: 35-45

Children's Message — Doug Doblar

Homily: "Double Crossed" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 802)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs — R. Evan Copley

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 712)

Communion Hymn: When We Are Living (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 639)

Sending Hymn: Christ is Made the Sure Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 645)

Postlude: Carillon — Harbert Murill

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Eric Isaacson

Lector: Bob Cutter

Acolyte: Rachel Ringquist

Server: Kris Stewart

Ushers: Steve and Janie Hansen

Greeters: John and Reneé Steele

Nursery: Nancy Winningham

Council Coordinator: Walt Wood

Sunday Church School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Age 3 through Kindergarten in the Godly Play Room

SPARK SCS Program — "Deborah" (Judges 4: 1—5:31)

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

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

Adult Bible Study in Room 11 — We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, with emphasis on the words spoken by Jesus

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: Processional — William Mathias

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

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 53: 4-12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 91: 9-16
Second Lesson: Hebrews 5: 1-10
Holy Gospel: Mark 10: 35-45

Children's Message — Doug Doblar

Homily: "Double Crossed" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 802)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem:

Children's Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 712)

Communion Hymn: When We Are Living (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 639)

Sending Hymn: Christ is Made the Sure Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 645)

Postlude: Carillon — Harbert Murill

Presider: Pastor Lyle McKee

Deacon: Betty Smith

Lector: Dean Arnold

Acolyte: Drew Stults

Server: Sandy Arnold

Ushers: Dean and Sydney Arnold

Greeters: Tim and Jennifer Garl

Nursery: Pauline Caldwell and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Dean Arnold

Altar Care: Barb Unger and Pauline Caldwell

Bread and Wine: Mary Sasse

Flowers: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki and Kaye Hill

Mutual Ministry Committee meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.

Landscaping Group meets at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

CROP Walk

CROP Walk's purpose is to raise funds and awareness to help eliminate hunger and poverty. Some of the funds remain here locally to support MCUM, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Shalom Center and the Community Kitchen. The walk begins at MCUM and travels past several of the food related ministries in our community. Look for the CROP Walk table in the narthex and support us by walking, praying or financial support. We hope you will join us!

St. Luke, Evangelist (Liturgical Color: Red)

Our help is in the name of the LORD. (Psalm 124: 8)

October 19 to 20, 2009

Birth of the Bab

Monday October 19, 2009

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

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

Book of Faith Series meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room — This second session we'll begin reading the first chapter of Making Sense of Scripture. Books are still available for those who would like to join.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, Jeffersontown, KY at 7:00 p.m.

{ELCA News: Two ELCA Pastors on Opposing Sides Share a 'Profound Grace Moment']

{ELCA News: ELCA Youth Continue Struggle to End Hunger with 'JJJ Music Tour']

[ELCA News: ELCA Communication Services Joins '2009 Media Violence Fast']

[ELCA News: Eric Shafer, ELCA Pastor, Named Senior Vice President of Odyssey Networks]

[PNS News: Calvin legacy is mixed in South Africa: Supporters, defenders of apartheid both tried to claim Reformer]

[PNS News: Working with, not working for: Mission co-worker learns value of humility, partnership in Philippines]

[UCC News: UCC Executive Council encourages Puerto Rico churches]

[UCC News: Opinion: Leaving church]

Tuesday October 20, 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.

[ACNS News: Joint Statement by The Archbishop of Westminster and The Archbishop of Canterbury]

[ENS News: Pope announces special provisions to accept former Anglicans in Roman Catholic Church]

[UCC News: UCC Executive Council moves to explore unified governance]

[WCC News: Catholic Church and World Council of Churches to give more space to youth in ecumenical dialogue]

[WCC News: Theological education needed to strengthen Chinese churches]

Wednesday October 21, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. at 7:00 p.m.

[ENS News: Counting down to Copenhagen: Congregations to join International Day of Climate Action]

[LCMS News: Registration opens for 2010 LCMS Servant Events]

[LCMS News: Seminaries begin second classes of Specific Ministry Pastors]

[LCMS News: Melser named to LHM post]

[LCMS News: Gala honors Ludwigs, supports seminarians]

[LCMS News: He Qi exhibit opens at seminary]

[LCMS News: CHI announces awards for work in 2008]

[PNS News: Bowled over: Miami Valley Presbytery's Calvin celebration goes down a different alley]

[PNS News: Common ground: Reconciliation at the center of couple's ministry to Muslims and Christians]

[PNS News: Ginny Davidson dies at 93: Rochester native was much-honored advocate for full inclusion ]

[PNS News: Professing faith: Alice Winters teaches and learns from her students in Colombia]

[RCA News: General Synod Council, Meeting alongside Commissions, Focuses on the Future]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Senate Democrats: Discussing Moral Issues]

[WCC News: Nurture our unity in Christ, Kobia tells North Korean congregation]

[WCC News: Kobia and WCC delegation meet North Korean president Kim Yong-nam]

Thursday October 22, 2009

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Muncie, Ind. at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: Lutherans Offer 'Good Gifts' for the Upcoming Holiday Season]

[ELCA News: Women of the ELCA, 'The Lutheran' Reduce Churchwide Budgets, Staff]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church Center to initiate project-based, goal-oriented structure]

[ENS News: Survey results add data to Episcopal Life Online redesign]

[ENS News: Vatican proposal to welcome former Anglicans generates mixed reactions, commentary]

[LWF News: LWF Council Opening Worship Emphasizes Impact of Human Trafficking]

[LWF News: LWF Eleventh Assembly Web Site Launched: Churches Invited to Join Virtual Journey to Stuttgart]

[PNS News: The 'wholesaler': Mexico mission worker matches volunteers, needs]

[PNS News: When water is personal: Their own bad water experiences drive water system installers in Laos]

[PNS News: Change partners: Mission partnerships take many forms, PC(USA)'s Cuba Network learns]

[WCC News: Churches support Korean reunification at Hong Kong consultation]

[WCC News: Christian Leaders Advocate for Human Rights in Honduras after Coup]

Friday October 23, 2009

[ENS News: EPPN seeks support for ban on cluster munitions]

[ENS News: Six Episcopal bishops portray church's 'broad center' in meeting with Williams]

[LWF News: LWF Council Delays Election of Next General Secretary: Search Committee Asked to Bring Additional Name for Consideration]

[LWF News: LWF President Urges Commitment to a Sustainable and Strong LWF in the Future: "What Shall Be Our Witness?"]

[LWF News: LWF Treasurer Stoll Warns of Impact of Global Financial Situation on LWF's Work: Reduced Contributions from Some Member Churches and Related Agencies]

[PNS News: Family gathering: Farrell to Mission Celebration participants: 'transform global activity into global discipleship']

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Mary Setterholm]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Doctors, Patients and Prayer]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: New Vatican Policy on Anglicans]

[WCC News: Church leaders call for an inter-Korean confederation prior to reunification]

[WCC News: The road to reunification is obstructed by potholes]

James of Jerusalem, martyr (Liturgical Color: Red)

Saturday October 24, 2009

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room.

[ENS News: Connecticut diocese elects Ian T. Douglas as bishop coadjutor]

[ENS News: SOUTH CAROLINA: Special convention distances diocese from Episcopal Church]

[LWF News: Global Economic Crisis Has Adverse Impact on Lutheran Diaconal Activities: General Secretary Affirms LWF's Actions on Climate Change]

[LWF News: 350 for Climate Action: LWF Council Affirms Global Commitment to Reducing CO2 Emissions]

October 25, 2009

Reformation Sunday (Liturgical Color: Red)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. (Psalm 46: 7)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 4, copyright © by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Trytich on "Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word" — Walter Pelz

Entrance Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 504)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31: 31-34
Responsive Reading: Psalm 46
Second Lesson: Romans 3: 19-28
Holy Gospel: John 8: 31-36

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: O Word of God Incarnate (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 514)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: "Chorale" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 517)

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

Sending Hymn: The Church's One Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 654)

Postlude: A Mighty Fortress is Our God — (arrangement Helmut Walcha)

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Eric Isaacson

Lector: Jaydene Laros

Acolyte: Haley Garl

Server: Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg

Greeter: Shirley Mingee

Nursery: Mary Sasse

Council Coordinator: David Nixon

Sunday Church School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Age 3 through Kindergarten in the Godly Play Room

SPARK SCS Program — "God Calls Samuel" (1 Samuel 3: 1-20)

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

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

Confirmation Class skips ahead to the 4th Commandment (always a favorite of parents, for some reason). We'll go back and hit the 3rd next weekend.

High School Class (now featuring 9th graders!) begins actual methods for Bible study, complete with a practice session. The appetizer is behind us, now on to the main course.

Adult Bible Study in Room 11 — We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, with emphasis on the words spoken by Jesus

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 4, copyright © by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Trytich on "Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word" — Walter Pelz

Entrance Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 504)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31: 31-34
Responsive Reading: Psalm 46
Second Lesson: Romans 3: 19-28
Holy Gospel: John 8: 31-36

Homily: Pastor Kelli Skram

Hymn of the Day: O Word of God Incarnate (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 514)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: "Chorale" — Johann Sebastian Bach

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 517)

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

Sending Hymn: The Church's One Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 654)

Postlude: A Mighty Fortress is Our God — (arrangement Helmut Walcha)

Presider: Pastor Kelli Skram

Deacon: Kaye Hill

Lector: Margrethe O'Connor

Acolyte: Bailey Arnold

Server: Charles Sweet

Ushers: Phil and Lissa May

Greeters: Rick and Rachel Stults

Nursery: Sam and Andrew Eichmiller

Council Coordinator: Darrell Bakken

Altar Care: Kay Isaacson and Marilyn Harder

Bread and Wine: John and Renée Steele

Flowers: Betty Smith

The rose on the altar announces the birth of Kiplyn Boggess Hanna, son of Laura and Shane Hanna and granson of Darrell and Kathleen Boggess. Kiplyn is also welcomed by his sister Teagan and brother Brogan.

[ELCA News: ELCA Presiding Bishop Urges Commitment to Strong LWF]

Monday October 26, 2009

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Evansville, Ind. at 7:00 p.m.

[ACNS News: Province of Sudan elects seven new bishops]

[ELCA News: Martin Junge Named General Secretary of Lutheran World Federation]

[ELCA News: ELCA Congregations Define Mission According to Their Local Contexts]

[ELCA News: ELCA Vice President Addresses Dissatisfaction with Assembly Decisions]

[LWF News: Reformation Sunday Sermon Calls for Truth That Sets Free: LWF President Hanson Affirms Restoration of Human Relationships]

[LWF News: LWF Council Elects Chilean Pastor Martin Junge as New General Secretary: First Latin American to Head the LWF]

[LWF News: LWF Council Unanimously Adopts Statement Asking Forgiveness from Mennonites: Mennonites Welcome this Move toward Reconciliation, Says MWC General Secretary Miller]

[PNS News: Graduation day: Partnership enables Liberian refugee to complete CLP training]

[PNS News: Seeking land: PC(USA) mission worker helps those displaced by tsunami, war]

[UCC News: UCNews launches new editorial features]

[UCC News: Opinion: Confessions of one of 'them']

[WCC News: WCC congratulates LWF general secretary-elect]

Philipp Nicolai, 1608; Johann Heermann, 1647; Paul Gerhardt, 1676; hymnwriters (Liturgical Color: White)

Tuesday October 27, 2009

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

[ELCA News: ELCA University Receives $3 Million Gift For Solmaz Institute]

[ELCA News: Twelve ELCA Seminarians Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships]

[ELCA News: LWF General Secretary-Elect Names Priorities to Strengthen LWF Communion]

[LWF News: Call for Greater Public Awareness of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking: ILO Specialist Says Tighter Law Enforcement Is Required]

[LWF News: Evangelical Church in Central Germany Joins LWF: The Lutheran World Federation Membership Remains at 140]

[NCC News: National Council of Churches Releases a Healthy Spa Toolkit to Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month]

[PNS News: Living together, faithfully: Interfaith residential community at Stony Point to focus on nonviolence]

[PNS News: The old college try: FC College, other Pakistan Presbyterian schools are making a comeback]

[RCA News: CRC and RCA Leaders Experience the Contradictions of Palestine]

[UCC News: Get to know your G.M.P.!]

[UCC News: Local Church Ministries board votes to create church development center]

Wednesday October 28, 2009

Photo Directory meeting at 1:30 p.m.

2009 Luther Colloquy: Luther, Cranach and Calvin - Reformation Teams

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Seminary Chapel Gettysburg, Penn.

Presenters include Steven Ozment and Barbara Pitkin

[ELCA News: Bishop Margot Kaessmann to Lead German Protestants]

[LCMS News: On Web: Blue Ribbon Task Force report]

[LCMS News: Government offers two programs to reduce student debt]

[LCMS News: Concordia, Shanghai, celebrates new high school]

[LCMS News: LEA to host administrators]

[LCMS News: WR-HC debuts RSO newsletter]

[LCMS News: CPH, LHM offer Advent devotions]

[LCMS News: Funds urgently needed after string of deadly disasters]

[LWF News: LWF Congratulates Newly Elected Leader of German Protestant Church Body: Bishop Margot Kässmann Elected EKD Council Chairperson]

[LWF News: Women Challenged to Insist on Gender Justice for a Sustainable Community: First LWF Pre-Assembly in Anticipation of Stuttgart in 2010]

[NCC News: Ecumenical leaders urge international agencies to step-up actions against abuses in Honduras]

[PNS News: Rising market lifts BOP's portfolio 21.2 percent: Board mulls over Congressional health care reform proposals]

[PNS News: Renowned Christian educator Mary Duckert dies: Teacher, author was APCE 'Educator of the Year' in 1995]

[PNS News: Partners across borders: Plenary session focuses on mission in the Americas ]

[UCC News: Guess responds to misleading American Spectator blog posts]

St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles (Liturgical Color: Red)

In the LORD have I taken refuge (Psalm 11: 1)

Milvian Bridge Day — Christian

Thursday October 29, 2009

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Forum: What Does This Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Discussions with Bishop Jim Stuck and staff about the actions taken by the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly will take place at Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington, KY at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: Some ELCA Congregations Vote to Leave or Redirect Funds, Find It's Not Easy]

[ELCA News: ELCA Wittenberg Center Staff Ends Service Nov. 30, Center's Future Unclear]

[ENS News: Wyoming Bishop Bruce Caldwell witnesses Obama signing hate crime legislation into law]

[LWF News: Call for Increased Strategic Effort to Ensure Gender Equity in LWF Leadership: Pre-Assembly Participants Seek Stronger Women's Presentation at Governance]

[PNS News: Service-oriented: YAVs say PC(USA) volunteer stints lead to sense of call]

[PNS News: Church as a way of life: Luke 6 Project to be Christian partner in interfaith community at Stony Point]

[PNS News: 'Between Iraq and a hard place': PC(USA) supports tenacious Christian community in Middle East]

[UCC News: Hate crimes legislation becomes law]

[UCC News: Local Church Ministries board told 'scales will be tilting' toward emerging church]

[WCC News: Congratulation letter to Bishop Margot Käßmann]

Friday October 30, 2009

Pipes Spooktacular, a Bloomington AGO event, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Come in costume and listen to spooky organ music, sing pumpkin carols, and perhaps some candy following the performance (and you could win a door prize for scariest costume!). This is a family-friendly event sponsored by the Bloomington chapter, American Guild of Organists.

Procession of the "Screaming" Sardar

Michail Ippalitov-Ivanov

Dr. Janette Fishell and Mr. Colin Andrews

"Spook"-ata in c minor

Johann Pachelbel

Loralee Culbert and Brian McNulty

"Scared"-zo

Horatio Parker

Dr. Chris Young

Tocatta and Fugue in d-"readful" minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

An unholy legion of organists (Bernadette Wagner, Brian McNulty, Catherine Elliott, Hillary Sullivan, Loralee Culbert, Nick Drabik)

"Pumpkin Carols" sung to familiar carol tunes

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, organ

Inter-"dead"-zo from Symphonie VI

Charles-Marie Widor

Dr. Janette Fishell

Max-"imally Mystical" Cat Rag

Robin Dinda

Andrea Boudra and Hillary Sullivan

"Terrifying" Toccata from Suite Op. 5

Maurice Duruflé

Sunghee Kim

"Goblin" Galop-Marche

Albert Lavignac

A murderous muddle of organists (Brian McNulty, Elena Paradis, Loralee Gulbert, Mason Copland, Nick Bergin, Patrick Kronner, Samantha Koch)

[ACNS News: Faith leaders - tackling climate change is a "moral imperative"]

[ELCA News: Paul Manz, Distinguished Lutheran Organist, Composer and Teacher, Dies]

[LWF News: LWF Leaders Speak of Optimism for a Strengthened Lutheran Communion: Council Actions Affirm Call to Reconciliation in a Polarized World]

[LWF News: High Statistics on Lutheran Women's Ordination Hide Reality of Marginalization: LWF Pre-Assembly: Prayer for Daily Bread Is a Plea for Women]

[PNS News: Nominees sought for best Presbyterian writer: Presbyterian Writers Guild will name honoree at 2010 General Assembly]

[PNS News: Getting heard: Effective advocacy requires a plan, workshop teaches]

[PNS News: Unusual loan revives two weeklies: Philadelphia PC(USA) church brings newspapers to life]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: The Monastic Life]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Building a Monastery of the Heart]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Muslims in Germany]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: New Federal Hate Crimes Law]

[RCA News: Garden Project Takes Root]

[UCC News: 'Listening tour' makes stop in Massachusetts]

Saturday October 31, 2009

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Mission Roundtable from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Synod Office Chapel

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Worship for Mission Event "A Still More Excellent Way" from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Come2go Ministries in Fort Wayne IN

Contemporary Music, Luther, and the Future of the Church

[ENS News: Minnesota diocese elects Brian Prior as next bishop]

[LWF News: Dialogue between Lutherans and Roman Catholics Has Paid Off: Tribute to the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification]

[LWF News: Call for a Spiritual Ecumenism at Joint Declaration's Tenth Anniversary: LWF General Secretary Noko Says Walls of Separation Are Broken Down]

Reformation Day (Liturgical Color: Red)

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46: 4)

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