St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

News & Events — June 2003




June 1, 2003

Ascension Sunday / Youth Sunday (Liturgical Color: White)

The Lord knows the way of the righteous. (Psalm 1:6)
Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Liturgy: Now the Feast and Celebration
Entrance Hymn: Oh, Sing to the Lord (With One Voice 795)
Hymn of the Day: Bind Us Together Lord (With One Voice 748)
Offertory: Here I Am Lord
Communion Hymn: Eat This Bread (With One Voice 709)
Communion Hymn: One Bread, One Body (With One Voice 710)
Sending Hymn: Alabaré (With One Voice 791)
Homily: An Interpretive Skit based on Today's Gospel — Middle and Senior High Youth
Presider: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Deacon: Ryan Smith
Lector: Emily McDonald
Acolyte: Anna Isaacson
Server: Jenny Kolloff
Ushers: Ben Wood and Lynae Sowinski
Greeter: Jessica Nierzwicki
Nursery: Mary Jane Krupinski and LeAnn Lipe
Council Coordinator: Margrethe O'Connor

Flowers: Walt Wood and Susan Krieg and Dave and Rita Pavolka
Bread and Wine: Tim and Debbie Moore

Personnel Committee meets at 11:00 a.m.

Confirmation Class meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth House

Call Committee meets at 7:45 p.m. in Heritage Hall

[LDR News: Midwest Tornadoes: Kansas Update by Gil Furst]

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

Monday June 2, 2003

Community Band meets at 7:00 at Beth Shalom.

Call Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Martin Doblmeier's new feature documentary, Bonhoeffer will be screened at Eastern Star Church, 5750 East 30th, Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Doblmeier will host a time of discussion following the showing.

Tuesday June 3, 2003

Martin Doblmeier's new feature documentary, Bonhoeffer will be screened at Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 West Main St.at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Doblmeier will host a time of discussion following the showing.

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

Wednesday June 4, 2003

Call Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall.

Call Committee meets at 3:00 p.m. in Room 7.

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at the church for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the church.

Martin Doblmeier's new feature documentary, Bonhoeffer will be screened at St. Luke's United Methodist, 100 West 86th, Indianapolis at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Doblmeier will host a time of discussion following the showing.

[ELCA News: Thousands of Lutheran Youth Will "Do Life" this Summer]

Thursday June 5, 2003

Ascension of Christ - Orthodox Christian

Seminars by Satellite is available at King of Glory, 2201 E. 106th, Indianapolis. "How People Grow in Small Groups" will be presented from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. or 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Continues leadership training series on spiritual formation in small group ministries.

Staff meeting at 4:00 p.m.

Finance Committee meets at 7:00 p.m.

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m.

[ELCA News: Lutherans Continue Recovery Efforts from Spring Storms]

[ELCA News: ELCA Churchwide Assembly to Meet in Milwaukee Aug. 11-17]

[ELCA News: ELCA Synods to Host Post LWF Assembly Visits]

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

Friday June 6, 2003

Shavuot

[ELCA News: ELCA Theologians of Color Focus on Leadership Recruitment]

[ELCA News: Bolick Re-elected Bishop of ELCA North Carolina Synod]

Saturday June 7, 2003

Vigil of Pentecost (Liturgical Color: Red)

The Lord is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)

Children's Day at Lutheran Hills
A day for children (ages 1-10) and parents where all the fun stuff of camp is packed into one Saturday from 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm. Activities include: camp hiking tour, arts & crafts, swimming (be sure to bring your swim suit and towel), lunch, campfire program, games, and lots more. Adults $7, Youth (4-10) $4.

Seminars by Satellite is available at King of Glory, 2201 E. 106th, Indianapolis. "Children's Ministry Metamorphosis" will be presented — time to be announced. How to make Sunday School the best hour of every kid's week!.

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

June 8-13, 2003

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. $205.

Trailblazers (Grades 7-9) at Lutheran Hills
A week geared for young teens entering grades 7-9, involving more advanced activities and more individual choice than for younger campers. Activities included: Bible study, canoe/hiking trips, swimming, a cookout/campout, campfire programs, and special evening activities. $205.

June 8, 2003

Day of Pentecost (Liturgical Color: Red)

Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:31)
Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Liturgy: Setting 2, reprinted from Lutheran Book of Worship
Prelude: Komm, Gott Schöpfer — Johann Sebastian Bach (Lutheran Book of Worship 473)
Entrance Hymn: Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Lutheran Book of Worship 523)
Offertory: One Faith, One Hope, One Lord — Craig Courtney (Adult Choir)
Communion Hymn: O Day Full of Grace (Lutheran Book of Worship 161)
Communion Hymn: O Holy Spirit, Enter In (Lutheran Book of Worship 459)
Sending Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Lutheran Book of Worship 473)
Postlude: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott — Johann Sebastian Bach (Lutheran Book of Worship 163)
Homilist: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Presider: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Deacon: Rick Stults
Lector: Kris Stewart
Acolyte: MacKenzie Colston
Server: Shirley Mingee
Ushers: Larry and Sue Berg
Greeter: Lynn and Carol Brown
Nursery: Phil and Lissa May
Council Coordinator:
Altar Care: Beverly Lingvai
Flowers: Dean and Sandy Arnold and Carol Seaman
Bread and Wine: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Special thanks to Phil May for his assistance with the trumpet.

The St. Thomas Music Community invites everyone to a picnic/party after church at the lake home of the Warners. Map and information sheets are tacked up on the bulletin board by the Music Office.

Church Council Workshop from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Church Council meets at 6:00 p.m.

Youth Group meets at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth House.

Monday June 9, 2003

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

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

[LWR News: Iraq Aid is for Basic Needs Two Months After War]

[LWR News: The Distance to Mid-East Peace: Going to a Daughter's Graduation, Stopping a Million-Dollar Tax Decision]

[LWR News: Liberians Flee New Fighting Near Capital, Some Aid Continues]

[LWR News: The Silver Lining in Last Year's Snow Storm]

[ELCA News: Lutheran Leader H. W. Pfennig, Jr., Dies]

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

Tuesday June 10, 2003

[ELCA News: Dunkin Re-elected ELCA W.Va.-Western Maryland Synod Bishop]

Wednesday June 11, 2003

Staff Meeting at 10:30 a.m.

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at the church for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch to Room 3.

DePaul Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Youth Bible Study from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Jenny's apartment.

[ELCA News: Bishop Opens 'Another Look' at ELCA Statement on Environment]

Commemoration: St. Barnabas, Apostle (Liturgical Color: Red)

Happy are they who fear the Lord. (Psalm 112:1)

Thursday June 12, 2003

[ELCA News: Peters to Serve as Interim President at Lutheran Seminary]

[ELCA News: Prayer, Work Needed for Middle East Peace, Says Presiding Bishop]

Friday June 13, 2003

[ELCA News: ELCA Pastor Naw-Karl Mua Detained in Laos]

Attention baseball fans and all of you looking for some St. Thomas fun and fellowship! June 13 is Bloomington Community Night at the Indianapolis Indians' Victory Field. The game against the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons starts at 7:00 p.m. This night also features the first fireworks display of the season. Tickets are being sold to the Bloomington community at a reduced rate of $9 for a box seat. We can meet at church and carpool to Victory Field. Call the church office or Susan Krieg at home if you are interested.

The Bloomington Muslim Dialog Group invites you to its biweekly coffee hour/discussion at 8:45 p.m. at the Fountain Park Apartments Community Room.
The guest speaker for the next coffee hour is Professor Adel Mekraz, who is one of the active members of the Muslim community.
Professor Mekraz has an MS degree from Houston Baptist University. He worked in the retail industry for over 12 years holding various store management positions. After leaving the retail industry, he worked as a consultant for small retail businesses and as adjunct faculty for the University of Houston Downtown. At the moment he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, at Indiana University. He is also the faculty advisor for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team, which won a regional championship and Rookie of The Year awards at a competition in the spring of 2001.
The title of Professor Mekraz's talk will be " 'Reason' in the Islamic System of Belief".

Saturday June 14, 2003

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

June 15-20, 2003

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. $205.

Trailblazers at Lutheran Hills (Grades 7-9)
A week geared for young teens entering grades 7-9, involving more advanced activities and more individual choice than for younger campers. Activities included: Bible study, canoe/hiking trips, swimming, a cookout/campout, campfire programs, and special evening activities. $205.

Backpacking Camp (Grades 6-8) at Lutheran Hills
A boys only adventure on the newly established "Tecumseh Trail," a 42 mile trail that crosses the Lutheran Hills property. Each day the group will hike a 10-12 mile section of the trail and camp out. Led by Pastor Chris Sanderson and male counselors from Lutheran Hills, attention will be to developing wilderness skills, group building, and spiritual growth. $205.

June 15, 2003

Trinity Sunday - First Sunday after Pentecost (Liturgical Color: White)

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 29:2)

Pentecost - Orthodox Christian

Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Liturgy: "Bread of Life", Setting 5 from With One Voice
Prelude: Variations on "Nicea" — Austin Lovelace
Entrance Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy (Lutheran Book of Worship 165)
Hymn of the Day: Glory Be to God in Heaven, printed in bulletin
Offertory: Alleluia — Randall Thompson
Communion Hymn: Baptized in Water (With One Voice 693)
Communion Hymn: Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates (With One Voice 631)
Sending Hymn: Christ is Made the Sure Foundation (With One Voice 747)
Postlude: The Golden Trumpet — Franklin Ashdown
Homilist: Pastor Kyle Halverson
Presider: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Deacon: Rick Stults
Lector: Jennifer Garl
Acolyte: Mackenzie Colston
Server: Kaye Hill
Ushers: Dave and Rita Pavolka
Greeter: Tim and Jennifer Garl
Nursery: Craig and Emily McDonald
Council Coordinator: Jennifer Steinbachs
Altar Care: Betty Smith
Flowers: Bob and Joan Burt
Bread and Wine: Dave and Debbie Nixon

We will celebrate First Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service for Andrew Eichmiller, John Isaacson, and Christopher Ohslund.

The students of the Center for University Ministry will be doing a Taizé prayer service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Hospital Chapel. The service will include prayer, scripture readings, song, and silent meditation.

June 16 to 20, 2003

The parking lot will be closed for resealing this week. Please use the parking area at the Youth House. (This is postponed from the week of June 9.)

Monday June 16, 2003

Deadline for Adult Choir Director resumés

Community Band meets at 7:00 in Heritage Hall.

Worship Service Task Force meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 7.

[ELCA News: 'Understanding Islam' Theme of Summer 2003 MOSAIC]

[ELCA News: ELCA Seeks Government Funding for Service Providers]

[ELCA News: Ubuntu, Theme of the ELCA Youth Gathering, Changes Lives]

Tuesday June 17, 2003

[ELCA News: ELCA's 'Davey' Documentary to Begin Airing in September]

[ELCA News: Anderson Elected Bishop of ELCA Southwestern Minnesota Synod]

[ELCA News: Pile Re-elected Bishop in ELCA Allegheny Synod]

Wednesday June 18, 2003

Staff meeting at 10:30 a.m.

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at the church for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch to Room 3.

Property Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 7.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

Youth Bible Study meets from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble.

MCT meets at 7:15 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

June 19 to 21, 2003

Generations of Wisdom — From the spring, to the river, to the ocean, we are all one body of water. The 10th Anniversary Gathering¬† of the Re-Imagining Community in Roseville MN

June 19 to 23, 2003

Division for Higher Education and Schools, National Campus Ministry Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Thursday June 19, 2003

Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian

New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian

Yoon-mi Lim DM Organ Recital from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Seminars by Satellite is available at King of Glory, 2201 E. 106th, Indianapolis. "Innovation and Risk Taking" will be presented — from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Develop bold leadership to build the church and change the world!.

[ELCA News: ELCA Conducts Consultation on Workplace Ministries]

[ELCA News: Vagley Directs Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs]

[ELCA News: MOSAIC to Receive Award for 'Lutheran Roots']

Friday June 20, 2003

[ELCA News: LutherLink Book Discussions Begin in July]

Saturday June 21, 2003

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

June 22-27, 2003

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. $205.

Trailblazers (Grades 7-9) at Lutheran Hills
A week geared for young teens entering grades 7-9, involving more advanced activities and more individual choice than for younger campers. Activities included: Bible study, canoe/hiking trips, swimming, a cookout/campout, campfire programs, and special evening activities. $205.

June 22, 2003

Second Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 7 (Liturgical Color: Green)

God stilled the storm and quieted the waves of the sea. (Psalm 107:29)

All Saints - Orthodox Christian

Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Liturgy: Setting 2, reprinted from Lutheran Book of Worship
Prelude: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty — Johann Walther
Entrance Hymn: Father, We Praise You (Lutheran Book of Worship 267)
Hymn of the Day: Jesus Savior, Pilot Me (Lutheran Book of Worship 334)
Anthem: Blessed Jesu, At Thy Word — Paul Manz
Communion Hymn: Come, You Thankful People, Come (Lutheran Book of Worship 407)
Communion Hymn: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (Lutheran Book of Worship 327)
Sending Hymn: Sent Forth by God's Blessing (Lutheran Book of Worship 221)
Postlude: Trumpet Tune — David Johnson
Homilist: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Presider: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Deacon: Gail Seegert
Lector: Monica Jones
Acolyte: Caleb Winningham
Server: Mary Sasse
Ushers: Paul and Ashley Reynolds
Greeter: Ron and Jean Brown
Nursery: Mary Krupinski
Council Coordinator: Debbie Moore
Altar Care: Dorothy Soudakoff
Flowers: Bob Cutter
Bread and Wine: Deborah O'Brien

Special Thanks to our guest organist, Jim Reifinger

Monday June 23, 2003

Community Band meets at 7:00 in Heritage Hall.

Seekers Bible Study meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth House, studying the Book of Romans.

Call Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7.

Stewardship Committee meets at 8:30 in Room 17.

[ELCA News: ELCA Bishops Support Lawsuit Against Concealed Weapon Law]

June 24-28, 2003

Grand Adventure-South
Sr. High Grand Adventure-South is a small group adventure trip--hiking a 19 mile section of the Appalachian Trail and whitewater rafting a 9 mile section of the Nolichucky River in east Tennessee. The week begins (Monday morning, June 24) and ends (Friday afternoon, June 28) at the Indiana-Kentucky Synod office in Indianapolis. Participants must be entering grades 9- 12 and be in excellent physical shape and be ready for a challenge. E-mail Lutheran Outdoor Ministries to request a complete information packet. $325.

June 24, 2003

Personnel Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7.

[ELCA News: Ohio Congregation Wins ELCA Accessibility Award]

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

My eyes are turned to you, Lord God. (Psalm 141:8)

June 25 to 27, 2003

Lutheran Education Association Early Childhood Leadership Academy at Faith Lutheran Church and School, Marietta GA.

Wednesday June 25, 2003

There's a Place At The Table for you. The Wednesday Lunch Group meets for devotions, prayer and study of next Sunday's scriptures at noon at the church for one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch to Room 3.

Staff Meeting at 3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Men are invited to attend weekly Bible Study and Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Rooms 12 and 13.

Youth Group Bible Study from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 321 N. Indiana

[ELCA News: Two new disasters: tornadoes and fires]

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

Thursday June 26, 2003

[ELCA News: 'Bonhoeffer' Documentary to Show in Several Cities]

Friday June 27, 2003

Blessed Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian

The BMDG Bi-weekly Coffee Hour, with guest Father Dan Atkins will be held at 8:45pm on Friday, June 27, 2003 in the Fountain Park Apartments Community Room.

Father Dan Atkins is a Catholic friend of and participant in the Bloomington Muslim Dialog Group. He is the pastor of St. Paul Catholic Center, the Catholic student center for Indiana University. A high school teacher for twelve years, Fr. Dan earned a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University before entering the St. Meinrad School of Theology, receiving a Master of Divinity, and being ordained in 1987.

The title of Father Dan's talk will be "Nostra Aetate: a Doorway into Dialogue?"

Father Dan will lead a discussion about the possibilities and the challenges posed by Nostra Aetate, which is a document set forth by the Roman Catholic Church during the 1960s.

Here is a brief description of Nostra Aetate:

Between the years of 1962-1965 leaders of the Roman Catholic Church met in council to discuss how it might better serve the will of God and humanity. The sessions of Vatican II created sweeping changes in how the Church understood its identity and its role in the world, especially its relationship to other religions. In one of the last documents of the council, Nostra Aetate (In our age...), the bishops set forth their vision of how Catholics might relate to people of other religions.

[LDR News: Domestic Disaster Response Update]

Saturday June 28, 2003

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

June 29-July 2, 2003

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. $135.

June 29, 2003

Third Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 8 (Liturgical Color: Green)

I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up. (Psalm 30:1)
Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Liturgy: adapted from Bread of Life (Setting 5 in With One Voice)
Prelude: Children of the Heavenly Father (Swedish melody)
Entrance Hymn: Oh, Worship the King, reprinted from the "Renewing Worship" effort of the ELCA
Hymn of the Day: Christ Is the King, printed in bulletin
Offertory: Praise Him, Praise Him, All Ye Little Children
Communion Hymn: As the Grains of Wheat, printed in bulletin
Communion Hymn: One Bread, One Body, printed in bulletin
Sending Hymn: Jesus Loves Us, printed in bulletin
Homilist: Pastor Joyce Gerwing
Deacon: Gail Seegert
Lector: Walt Wood
Acolyte: Emily Garl
Server: Lori Rowold
Ushers: Tim and Morissa Moore
Greeters: Eric and Kari Isaacson
Nursery: Janet Ellis and Joan Burt
Council Coordinator: Allan Mayfield
Altar Care: Shirley Mingee
Flowers: Marcella Calvert
Bread and Wine: Margrethe O'Connor

New Council members Jennifer Steinbachs, Allan Mayfield, Dave Belbutoski, Kris Stewart, Dean Arnold, and Deb Moore will be installed during the service this morning

Youth Group visits the Indianapolis Zoo after the 9:30 a.m. service. Leave the church at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m.

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

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

Monday June 30, 2003

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

July Newsletter deadline

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

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