St.Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — August 2011




August 1 to 3, 2011

Summer Conference on Faith Formation, Discipleship, and Baptismal Living

Pastors, worship leaders, and educators will gather at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA (south of San Francisco International Airport) for the Annual Gathering of the North American Association for the Catechumenate. Featured speakers are Mark Stamm (SMU/Perkins School of Theology) and Jessicah Duckworth (joining the faculty at Luther Seminary in July).

August 1 to 2, 2011

Beginning of Ramadan

Monday August 1, 2011

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

[PNS News: Poll: Anti-Muslim sentiment grew after bin Laden death]

[PNS News: Norway's churches at center of country's efforts to heal after attacks]

[PNS News: Child of apartheid to lead world Methodists]

[PNS News: A song of New Hope: California new church development takes joy in music, the stranger, acts of kindness]

[UMNS News: New same-sex blessing complaint filed]

Tuesday August 2, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

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

[ACNS News: Cardboard cathedral proposed for 'quake-hit Christchurch]

[ACNS News: Life for Zimbabwe Anglicans worsens with properties commandeered, priests arrested]

[ELCA News: Robert W. Mattheis, former ELCA bishop and political activist, dies]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers affordable website services for congregations]

[LCMS News: Day installed as executive director, National Mission]

[LCMS News: Bible story project mixes media to reach deaf, those who hear]

[LWF News: LWF General Secretary Brings Message of Hope to Maasai Lutherans]

[PNS News: Professor tweets Quran for Ramadan]

[PNS News: Hungarian churches divided over new religion law]

[PNS News: Week of Prayer 2012 asks what victory means for unity]

[PNS News: Not Fade Away: Synod Schoolers learn about rock 'n' roll, music's connection to faith]

[UMNS News: 12 million caught in Africa food crisis]

Wednesday August 3, 2011

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

[LWF News: Lutheran Leaders Praise Staff, Host Community, Government for Support to Refugees in Dadaab]

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[PNS News: Joplin after the tornado: a photo essay]

[UCC News: UCC leaders express gratitude, relief and continued concern in wake of debt ceiling law]

[WCC News: Political tension in Liberia occasions ecumenical team visit]

[WCC News: Ecumenical Institute hosts communications students]

August 5 to 7, 2011

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. For more information, check out the Family Camp page, and the Lutheran Hills Family Weekend Flyer

August 5 to 6, 2011

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Candidacy Retreat at Waycross Conference Center, Morgantown IN

Friday August 5, 2011

[ACNS News: Anglican Church of Kenya calls for action on food crisis]

[ACNS News: Anglicans to hold faith summit on food crisis]

[LCMS News: NAILS helps prepare housing for former homeless families]

[LCMS News: LHM men's Bible studies win 'Telly' honors]

[LCMS News: Seminaries offer free visits to prospective students]

[LWF News: LWF to Advocate for Increased Funds for Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa]

[PNS News: Blogosphere abuzz over Rupert Murdoch as 'Bible mogul']

[PNS News: Christian agencies continue work in Somalia despite security issues]

[PNS News: World-changing ideas: scientific breakthroughs are theoretical and concrete, Synod Schoolers learn]

[PNS News: Aftermath: Tuscaloosa churches, PDA committed to post-tornado rebuilding]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Tax Justice]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: King James Bible 400th Anniversary]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: The King James Bible: "Masterpiece by Committee"]

[UMNS News: What Youth 2011 Sacramento meant to me]

[WCC News: Statement on the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]

Saturday August 6, 2011

August 7, 2011

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 19) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints, 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: Slane — Franklin D. Ashdown

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

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19: 9-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 85: 8-13
Second Lesson: Romans 10: 5-15
Holy Gospel: Matthew 14: 22-33

Homily: "Walk with Faith Getting to Shore — Reverend Jon Kitto

Hymn of the Day: Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 756)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Cantabile — Rosalie Bonighton

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: When Peace, Like a River (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 785)

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

Postlude: Prelude from "Prelude and Fugue in g" — Johannes Brahms

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: Slane — Franklin D. Ashdown

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

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19: 9-18
Responsive Reading: Psalm 85: 8-13
Second Lesson: Romans 10: 5-15
Holy Gospel: Matthew 14: 22-33

Homily: "Walk with Faith Getting to Shore — Reverend Jon Kitto

Hymn of the Day: Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 756)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Cantabile — Rosalie Bonighton

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: When Peace, Like a River (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 785)

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

Postlude: Prelude from "Prelude and Fugue in g" — Johannes Brahms

Bread and Wine: Robin Hershberger

Flowers: Gary and Helen Ingersoll

Lutheran Hills Sunday BBQ and Dedication of New Stadium at Lutheran Hills

The Sunday gathering of Lutheran Hills friends and families for outdoor worship at 10:30 am. and lunch and recreation afterward. The Lutheran Hills Sunday BBQ is the camp's annual fund-raiser. Come join us!

10:30 a.m. Worship and Dedication of new Stadium

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. BBQ ($7 adults, $4 children)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Recreation - swimming pool and lake open

Monday August 8, 2011

Monday Bible Study meets from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 11.

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

[ELCA News: ELCA Board of Pensions names president-elect]

[PNS News: One Year Later]

[PNS News: Something stirring along the water's edge: Southern California church plant aims to 'get new fish']

[PNS News: Notes about people]

[PNS News: Orthodox Patriarch calls for reconciliation of Russia and Georgia]

[PNS News: Poll: American Muslims hopeful about life in the U.S.]

[PNS News: Ordinary encounters, extraordinary power: a monthly column by the general assembly stated clerk]

[UMNS News: Vital churches share common characteristics]

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

Tuesday August 9, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

[ACNS News: East Africa group engages with Fourth Mark of Mission and the Bible]

[NCC News: Ecumenical Work Week in New Orleans continues to help rebuild the Gulf Coast]

[PNS News: A dream fulfilled: Sharon Selestewa followed god's voice to claim her calling]

[PNS News: 'Friending' church: Synod School teacher demonstrates new media role in evangelism]

[PNS News: Haiti's reconstruction still an uphill battle]

[PNS News: In England, faith groups work to heal riot-scarred towns]

[PNS News: As candidates run for office, some run from their church]

[UCC News: UCC contingent among 5,000 rallying to 'Save Our Schools']

[UCC News: Interfaith disaster-recovery efforts 'light years' ahead of pre-9/11 days]

[UMNS News: Africa's 'witch daughters' receive new homes]

[UMNS News: Women rebuild lives through La. program]

[WCC News: WCC leader calls for an end to Syrian violence]

Wednesday August 10, 2011

[ACNS News: Zimbabwe High Court awards custody of church properties to excommunicated bishop]

[ACNS News: Church leaders launch Call to Action and Appeal for famine victims]

[LWF News: LWF Volunteer Security Teams Keep Peace in Dadaab Camps Diffusing Tension among Refugee Community]

[PNS News: All the church's a stage: drama productions take many forms, multiple roles in congregations]

[PNS News: Helping others while in the midst of your own disaster]

[PNS News: Resurrecting urban ministry: California new church development follows call of missional community]

[PNS News: Northern Sudan Christians face challenges after south's secession]

[PNS News: State Dept. tries to raise visibility of religion]

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

Thursday August 11, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

[ACNS News: Archbishop speaks in House of Lords about riots]

[LCMS News: Obare on East Africa famine: 'We need to save lives']

[LCMS News: Registration fee set for 2013 Youth Gathering]

[LCMS News: 'LWML Sunday' sample packets mailed]

[LCMS News: CPH distributes 700-plus backpacks of school supplies]

[LCMS News: PNG governor says he's 'committed' to mission work]

[LCMS News: Storkson, Quill join International Mission office]

[LWF News: Horn of Africa Appeal to the Lutheran Communion]

[PNS News: A way of life: evangelism, mission not limited to overseas work, ncd fete speaker says]

[PNS News: Presbyterians compose worship resources for 9/11: new hymn by Gillette, liturgy by Lindner and Brown available from NCC]

[PNS News: Campus Crusade ditches name for 'Cru']

[PNS News: Pioneering Japanese Protestant to be portrayed in TV series]

[WCC News: WCC representatives at World Youth Day in Madrid]

[WCC News: Peace convocation to inspire prayer for 21 September]

[WCC News: Priorities for joint ecumenical actions to ensure Asia's peace and security]

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

Friday August 12, 2011

Friday Musicale meets at 10:30 a.m.

[PNS News: Thirty-seven presbyteries honored for giving: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) honors generosity in several categories]

[PNS News: Here, there and everywhere: PC(USA)'s young adult volunteers prepare to deploy]

[PNS News: Hungry in Hungary: PC(USA) delegates reflect on Hungarian reformed youth festival]

[PNS News: Church leaders seek long-term solutions to Horn of Africa food crisis]

[PNS News: Poll: Americans want religious presidents, but are vague on details]

[RCA News: RCWS: Africa Hunger Crisis Is Growing]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Religious Hiring Rights]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Eugene Peterson]

Saturday August 13, 2011

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

August 14 to 22, 2011

ELCA Churchwide Assembly at the Marriott World Center, Orlando

August 14, 2011

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 20) (Liturgical Color: Green)

Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let all the peoples praise thee! (Psalm 67: 3)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from the liturgy booklet Now the Feast and Celebration,

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Prelude in E-flat, BWV 552 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 886)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 67
Second Lesson: Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32
Holy Gospel: Matthew 15: 10-28

Homily: "Beyond Boundaries" — Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: In Christ There Is No East or West (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 650)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Rhosymedre — Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Healer of Our Every Ill (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 612)

Sending Hymn: Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 707)

Postlude: Symphony No. 5 in f, Op. 42, No. 1 "Toccata" — Charles-Marie Widor

 

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

A Time of Preparation

Prelude: Prelude in E-flat, BWV 552 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 886)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8
Responsive Reading: Psalm 67
Second Lesson: Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32
Holy Gospel: Matthew 15: 10-28

Homily: "Beyond Boundaries" — Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: In Christ There Is No East or West (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 650)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Notturno, Op. 7 — Franz Strauss

Julie Gehardt, horn

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Healer of Our Every Ill (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 612)

Sending Hymn: Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 707)

Postlude: Symphony No. 5 in f, Op. 42, No. 1 "Toccata" — Charles-Marie Widor

Bread and Wine: Jim and Kay Eagleman

Special thanks are extended to Julie Gerhardt and Sarah Climis for playing at the 10:15 service today.

August 14th will be organist Patrick Pope.s last Sunday. Patrick will be returning to his home in North Carolina to finish his dissertation and continue his job search. We will say farewell to him on the 14th with a reception between Services and following the late Service.

In the afternoon the party will continue at the home of Jane Warner on Lake Lemon. Please bring a dish to share and a meat to grill. There will be boating, swimming games and conversation. Patrick's parents will join us for the party

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

August 15 to 19, 2011

ELCA Churchwide Assembly "Freed in Christ to Serve" at Marriott World Center, Orlando, FL

Monday August 15, 2011

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

[ACNS News: Communiqué - International Anglican Liturgical Consultation]

[ACNS News: The Anglican Communion's Secretary General pays tribute to Sir Paul Reeves]

[ELCA News: ELCA assembly officially launches the ELCA Malaria Campaign]

[ENS News: Applications accepted for Episcopal Church educational scholarships]

[PNS News: Changing times, changing needs: new church development pastors must be humble, teachable, authentic]

[PNS News: WCRC issues call to prayer for security in Mexico]

[PNS News: Faith groups concerned about North Korean leadership of U.N. group]

[PNS News: Mormons add shorter stints to boost missionaries]

[UMNS News: Chaplain remembers fallen helicopter pilot]

[UMNS News: Civil rights pioneer W. Astor Kirk dies]

Mary Mother of our Lord (Liturgical Color: White)

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

Tuesday August 16, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

[ACNS News: As eviction of Anglican priests begins, Harare bishop prays "God help us"]

[PNS News: The universal tentmaker: effective evangelism means all members are missionaries, Kimball says]

[PNS News: Not out of Africa: Jeff and Christi Boyd begin third decade of mission service on continent]

[PNS News: From unchurched to church planter: Californian calls journey to 'incarnational' ministry 'really normal']

[PNS News: Christian activists in India seeking stronger rules to curb alcoholism]

[PNS News: More Catholic departures than baptisms for first time in Germany]

[UCC News: Long Island UCC pastor to put feet to pavement as part of 'Mission:1']

[UMNS News: United Methodists in hunger documentary]

[WCC News: Reflections on the tragedy in Norway]

Wednesday August 17, 2011

Executive Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in the Pastor's Office.

[ENS News: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on the passing of Archbishop Sir Paul Reeves, former Anglican Primate of New Zealand]

[ENS News: Anglican Communion Provincial Secretaries strengthen relationships among provinces]

[LCMS News: LFL conference emphasizes 'Adopted in Christ' theme]

[LCMS News: WLI plans information meeting in St. Louis]

[LCMS News: CPH releases 'survival guide' for stepfamilies]

[LCMS News: Rast installation set for Sept. 11]

[LCMS News: LCMS missionary Karen Roemer dies]

[PNS News: Taste and see that the Lord is good: NCD conference told to embrace full humanity of Jesus]

[PNS News: Peace convocation to inspire prayer for Sept. 21: churches encouraged to observe International Day of Prayer for Peace]

[PNS News: In Australia, Christian leaders support asylum seekers]

[PNS News: Women show deep drop in church-going, survey says]

[PNS News: New international mission appointees complete orientation: assignments stretch from Haiti to Taiwan]

[UCC News: Four UCC biblical scholars contribute to 'Common English Bible']

[UCC News: Missouri UCC to host Muslim speaker on 9/11 anniversary]

[UMNS News: Arkansas woman builds Tanzania orphanage]

[WCC News: Ecumenical solidarity team aids in preparation for Liberian elections]

[WCC News: Norwegian church leaders give thanks for mutual support]

Thursday August 18, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Girl Scouts meets at 5:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: LivingLutheran.com video contest winners announced at ELCA assembly]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop calls for reflection on tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks]

[LWF News: Norwegian Lutheran Bishops Reiterate Gratitude to Global Church for Solidarity]

[PNS News: Mission in a post-Christian society: Pittsburgh seminary group travels to eastern Germany, where reformed history clashes with modern context]

[PNS News: Latin American Protestants, Catholics hold historic meeting]

[PNS News: Religious groups in Nepal start equal rights campaign]

[PNS News: Colleges sign up for Obama's interfaith program]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Vishnu]

[UMNS News: Deportations Leave Teen Alone]

[WCC News: Ecumenical team pays solidarity visit to Myanmar and to refugees]

[WCC News: WCC general secretary calls for urgent action in the Horn of Africa]

Friday August 19, 2011

[ELCA News: ELCA assembly adopts genetics social statement, plan for the church]

[LWF News: New Opportunities Offered by 2017 Reformation Anniversary]

[PNS News: We have the power: God equips us with tools to follow calling, pastor tells Engage Conference]

[PNS News: A different kind of discipleship: new church developments should 'capture people's imaginations']

[PNS News: Tutu: lingering effects of apartheid include 'self-hate']

[PNS News: Virginian on national religious history museum quest]

[PNS News: Andrew Black accepts call to become director of constitutional services: "brings a vision of the church God is calling us to be"]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Mormon Singles Chapel]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Pakistani Humanitarian]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Ramadan Iftar]

[UMNS News: Start of school big recovery step for Joplin]

Saturday August 20, 2011

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

August 21, 2011

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 21) (Liturgical Color: Green)

The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands. (Psalm 138: 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: Ode — Kenneth Leighton

Entrance Hymn: Christ is made the Sure Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 645)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 51: 1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 138
Second Lesson: Romans 12: 1-8
Holy Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-20

Homily: "The Trouble With Transformation" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Built On a Rock (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 652)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Choral Prelude on "Westminster Abbey" — Gerald Near

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

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

Sending Hymn: We All Are One in Mission (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 576)

Postlude: Fugue: Broadly — Gerald Near

 

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: Ode — Kenneth Leighton

Entrance Hymn: Christ is made the Sure Foundation (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 645)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 51: 1-6
Responsive Reading: Psalm 138
Second Lesson: Romans 12: 1-8
Holy Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-20

Homily: "The Trouble With Transformation" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: Built On a Rock (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 652)

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Choral Prelude on "Westminster Abbey" — Gerald Near

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

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

Sending Hymn: We All Are One in Mission (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 576)

Postlude: Fugue: Broadly — Gerald Near

Bread and Wine: Marian Baughman

Flowers: Deborah O'Brien

We thank our guest organist this morning, Rob Keene

Congregation Council meets following the late service.

Youth Group meets at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

Monday August 22, 2011

Head Start meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Community Hall.

Monday Bible Study meets from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Transitions Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Lutheran Center Chapel

[LWF News: Ecumenical Study Project Presented at World Methodist Conference Meeting]

[PNS News: Church leaders point to worship resources for 9/11 remembrances: tenth anniversary of the attacks will fall on a Sunday]

[PNS News: Study of secularism sees boost on college campuses]

[PNS News: Pakistani police claim Bhatti murder due to family dispute, story says]

[PNS News: An 'airport' congregation: Atlanta new church development focuses on the journey, not the institution]

[PNS News: Waiting on the Lord: Christians must not confuse busyness with faithfulness, NCD speaker says]

[UCC News: Small Ohio UCC church dreams big for Mission:1]

[UCC News: Calling Congregations conference invites 'young, transformative' leaders]

[UCC News: Mass. Conference Minister arrested at White House pipeline protest]

[UMNS News: Could I give away my possessions?]

[UMNS News: Places of worship honor workers on Labor Day]

Tuesday August 23, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

[ELCA News: Presiding bishop says ELCA is clear about identity, mission]

[ENS News: Episcopal Presiding Bishop on today's earthquake and Washington National Cathedral damage]

[PNS News: Mexican Presbyterian Church votes to end 139-year-old relationship with PC(USA)]

[PNS News: Church of Scotland GA votes for more dialogue on same-sex issues: PC(USA) delegate Lindsay Biddle reports on gathering]

[PNS News: Mar Thoma church in India celebrates 175th anniversary]

[PNS News: A soundtrack for your inner Dude]

[UMNS News: How many years until you graduate?]

[WCC News: WCC general secretary speaks in Kerala, India]

August 24 to 25, 2011

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Pre-Retirement Seminar at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, Fishers, IN

Wednesday August 24, 2011

[ELCA News: Kathryn Lohre named director of ELCA ecumenical, inter-religious relations]

[LWF News: FEATURE: "More than Just a Job"]

[NCC News: NCC President Elect Kathryn Lohre to direct ELCA ecumenical, inter-religious relations]

[PNS News: World Mission responds to ending of partnership by Mexican Presbyterian Church]

[PNS News: Latin American Protestant leaders criticize U.S. budget decisions]

[PNS News: Earthquake damages Washington National Cathedral]

[PNS News: Study sees link between education and views of heaven]

[PNS News: Newly revised study encourages congregation-wide reading of Bible in its entirety as Bible literacy in U.S. sees steep decline]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Ramadan Quran Recitation]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: A Stone of Hope]

[UMNS News: Kenyans suffer in East Africa drought]

St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

Thursday August 25, 2011

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

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

Organist search: Anyone interested in hearing candidates for the organist position play, may come to the sanctuary from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

[ENS News: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson Reflect on Dr. Pamela Chinnis]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church Executive Council draft triennial budget preparation process underway]

[LCMS News: PALS provides lifeline to pastors during 'critical' first years]

[LCMS News: ELCA adopts statement on genetics, resolutions for future]

[LCMS News: Commentary: Reflections on the 2011 ELCA Churchwide Assembly]

[LCMS News: Retreat helps strengthen college for new school year]

[LCMS News: CPH offers Walther Commemorative Medallion]

[LCMS News: Sem to host concert in memory of Robert Bergt]

[LWF News: LWF Urges UN Human Rights Presence in Honduras]

[LWF News: FEATURE: "We Meet God Even among Those Bushes"]

[PNS News: No more 'stinky talk': Peterson tells fellowship Jesus has a plan, call is to follow it]

[PNS News: Ecumenical team pays solidarity visit to Myanmar and to refugees]

[PNS News: Somali refugee camp expanding into Kenya's third-largest 'city']

[PNS News: At Church of Beethoven, music is the message]

[UMNS News: White coat' ceremony signals path to medicine]

[WCC News: Ecumenical voices at World Youth Day in Madrid]

Friday August 26, 2011

[ELCA News: ELCA presiding bishop to visit flood-affected congregations in Minot, N.D.]

[ELCA News: Dorothy Marple, retired church executive, dies]

[ENS News: Episcopal Church offers six-week reflections on stewardship: "Feasting On Gratitude"]

[PNS News: Filling the empty warehouse: Fellowship of Presbyterians leaders outline next organizational steps]

[PNS News: A new Presbyterian order? Mouw to Fellowship of Presbyterians: take a vow of theological orthodoxy]

[PNS News: PDA, presbyteries prepare for Hurricane Irene: storm could affect 25 presbyteries]

[PNS News: WCC general secretary calls for urgent action in the Horn of Africa]

[PNS News: Asian ecumenical group opposes South Korea base construction]

[PNS News: States scramble to find prison chaplains after cuts]

[RCA News: Seeking God's Will: Workshop Helps Set Direction]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: MLK National Memorial]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Robert Franklin Extended Interview]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: The Ethics of Drones]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Ghana]

[UCC News: Mass. Conference Minister cites irony at timing of protester arrests, planned King ceremony]

[UMNS News: 'Broken' Minot church, community lean on faith]

[WCC News: WCC calls cancellation of Methodist meeting by Fiji government "unacceptable"]

August 27, 28 and 29th, 2011

Each One, Feed One

MCUM needs YOU to make this annual food drive a success. 250 volunteers are needed to collect and process more than 15,000 pounds of food during this weekend:

STORE VOLUNTEERS collect donations at area grocery stores

SORTERS unload and sort donations as they arrive at MCUM; some lifting requred

STORE COORDINATORS and ASSISTANTS serve as store and volunteer liaisons, transport donations to MCUM; repeated lifting required

To volunteer of request information, contact Meri Reinhold: mcum@bloomington.in.us or 339-3429

Saturday August 27, 2011

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

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

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Mission Support Meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Lutheran Center Downstairs Conference Room

August 28, 2011

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 22) (Liturgical Color: Green)

For thy steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to thee. (Psalm 26: 3)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 9 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude

Blessing of Prayer Shawls

Entrance Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 879)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 15: 15-21
Responsive Reading: Psalm 26: 1-8
Second Lesson: Romans 12: 9-21
Holy Gospel: Matthew 16: 21-28

Homily: "Leave Room for God" — Pastor Lyle McKee

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr — Johann Sebastian Bach

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 802)

Communion Hymn: Will You Come and Follow Me (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 798)

Sending Hymn: Son of God, Eternal Savior (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 655)

Postlude: Preludium in e — Nicholas Bruhns

Rally Day for Sunday Church School: Come to Heritage Hall between services (9:45-10:45) for games, crafts, and to register your child for Sunday School.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 9 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

A Time of Preparation

Prelude

Blessing of Prayer Shawls

Entrance Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 879)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jeremiah 15: 15-21
Responsive Reading: Psalm 26: 1-8
Second Lesson: Romans 12: 9-21
Holy Gospel: Matthew 16: 21-28

Homily: "Leave Room for God" — Pastor Lyle McKee

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

Responses to the Word

Offertory Anthem: Dearest Jesus, at Your Word — S. Drummond Wolff

Adult Choir

The Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 802)

Communion Hymn: Will You Come and Follow Me (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 798)

Sending Hymn: Son of God, Eternal Savior (Evangelical Lutheran Worship 655)

Postlude: Preludium in e — Nicholas Bruhns

Bread and Wine: Mike and Jaydene Laros

Flowers: David Ellies and Shirley and Max Mingee

We thank our guest organist, Katie Timm

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)

August 29 to 30, 2011

Eid ul Fitr

Monday August 29, 2011

Bible Study meets at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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

[PNS News: Tiery-eyed: Fellowship of Presbyterians examines options for 'differentiation' from PC(USA)]

[PNS News: PC(USA) stated clerk condemns bombing of U.N. compound in Nigeria: Parsons deplores violence, calls for dialogue, discussion, diplomacy]

[PNS News: Alive with a new hope: second class of pastoral residents in the for such a time as this small church residency program are commissioned for service]

[PNS News: Son of Pakistani governor who criticized blasphemy law is kidnapped]

[PNS News: Charity group brings dollars, and controversy]

[RCA News: Flooding Hits East Coast Churches]

[UCC News: UCC's 'Mission:1' goals expanded to include $111,111 church-wide appeal for East Africa famine relief]

[UMNS News: Homeless flood victims race against winter]

[UMNS News: Volunteers bring help to N.D. heartbroken]

[UMNS News: United Methodists assess Irene's toll]

[UMNS News: Alabama immigration law put on hold]

Tuesday August 30, 2011

WIC Training from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Community Hall

Yoga Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Leadership Support Webex Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

[ACNS News: Special Commonwealth Fellowship scheme launched for Church education administrators]

[ACNS News: Trust offers £1,000 prize for people to explain why they will remain Anglican]

[LCMS News: Damage assessments continue after Irene]

[LCMS News: Mailings begin for 2013 convention]

[LCMS News: 'Koinonia' surfaces amid South Dakota floodwaters]

[LCMS News: Lutheran college fairs planned for fall]

[LWF News: FEATURE: A Life Free from Violence — The Safe Haven in Dadaab]

[LWF News: LWF Address to ELCA Assembly Underlines Transforming Power of Service]

[PNS News: 'Best friends': Thai church leaders seek PC(USA) volunteer english teachers]

[PNS News: After hurricane, faith-based groups mobilize relief]

[PNS News: Bats in belfry plague British church]

[PNS News: Is Twilight Bad News for Girls? New book offers feminist critique of popular series]

[RCA News: RCWS: Flooded Churches Need Help]

[RCA News: Rocky Mountain High 2011]

[UCC News: Hurricane floodwaters pack punch to Vermont UCC church members]

[WCC News: WCC offers condolences to UN, condemns bombing in Nigeria]

Wednesday August 31, 2011

[LWF News: New Homes in Kenya for Somali Muslims before Eid Festivities]

[PNS News: Aa harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make]

[PNS News: Church leaders call for prayer and support following Hurricane Irene]

[PNS News: Sing, sing a song: denominational sing-along kicks off this weekend]

[PNS News: Australian churches welcome refugee 'swap' ruling]

[PNS News: Jedis and Pastafarians: Real religion or just a joke?]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Ten Years Later: Thomas Long and Jack Moline]

[Religion and Ethics Newsweekly News: Ganesha Chaturthi]

[UMNS News: Bishop urges fight against racism]

[WCC News: End of Ramadan celebrations hailed by WCC general secretary]

[WCC News: Time for Creation 2011: Trees and forests shall rejoice]

Commemoration: John Bunyan, teacher, 1688 (Liturgical Color: White)

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