St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

(812) 332-5252

News & Events

Worship with Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sundays

(Summer schedule: Worship with Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Sundays)

Sunday Church School between services at 9:45 a.m. Sundays

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m. Thursdays

LCM Student lunch after the 11:00 a.m. service Sundays

On Wednesday evenings, LCM students meet at Rose House at 6:00 p.m. for a relaxing midweek meal, faith conversation, and fellowship.



Monthly Emphasis for the Food Pantry

St. Thomas support of MCUM continues to increase substantially. The increase is the good news; the bad news is that the tremendous need goes on.

Food needs: Canned Meats, Instant Cocoa, Peanut Butter, Dried Beans, Cooking Oil

Closet needs: Deodorant, Adult Socks, Men's Underwear (size small)

 

Psalm 119: 9-16
Isaiah 44: 1-8
Acts 2: 14-24

Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Bishop of El Salvador, martyr, 1980

Tuesday March 24, 2015

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

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

Pub Theology meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish Lion.

 

Psalm 119: 9-16
Haggai 2: 1-9, 20-23
John 13: 34-50

Annunciation of Our Lord

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Lenten Services at noon and 7:00 p.m. — Jesus is nailed to the cross

Lunch in Rooms 16 and 17 following the noon service

 

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29
Deuteronomy 16: 1-8
Philippians 2: 1-11

Thursday March 26, 2015

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

 

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29
Jeremiah 33: 1-9
Philippians 2: 12-18

Friday March 27, 2015

 

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29
Jeremiah 33: 10-16
Mark 10: 32-34, 46-52

Saturday March 28, 2015

Spinners and Weavers meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

 

Hans Nielsen Hauge, renewer of the church, 1824

March 29, 2015

Sunday of the Passion — Palm Sunday (Liturgical Color: Purple)

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. (Psalm 31: 5)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
A Time to Prepare

Prelude: All Glory, Laud and Honor — Max Reger

Processional Gospel: Mark 11: 1-11

Processional Hymn: All Glory, Laud and Honor (reprinted in the bulletin)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31: 9-16
Second Lesson: Philippians 2: 5-11
Holy Gospel: The Passion of Our Lord, according to Mark

Homily: Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: My Song is Love Unknown (ELW 343)

Responses to the Word

Choir Anthem: Lord Jesus, Think on Me — Dan Locklair

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Canticle: I call on thee, Lord Jesus Christ (reprinted in the bulletin)

Communion Hymn: Were You There? (ELW 353)

Communion Hymn: Ah, Holy Jesus (ELW 349)

Sending Hymn: Jesus, I Will Ponder Now (ELW 345)

Children's Choir rehearses at 9:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall

Godly Play (preschool age) meets in the room next to the Nursery.

Kindergarten through 6th grade meets in Rooms 12 and 15.

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 11. Matthew

Confirmation Class meets in Room 14.

Adult Forum: Life After Retirement- An Open Conversation, Conference Room: Have you reached the stage of life that excludes earning a paycheck or other major responsibilities? Ever wonder how others are adjusting to or "doing" their retirement years? Even though this "Golden Stage" has many satisfactions, it also has some unique challenges. Come share your experiences and hear how others are dealing with this very special stage of life! Participate in an informal conversation. Tell your story. Share your joys and your frustrations. Get ideas as others talk about their lives. Be renewed!

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 5 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
A Time to Prepare

Prelude: All Glory, Laud and Honor — Max Reger

Processional Gospel: Mark 11: 1-11

Processional Hymn: All Glory, Laud and Honor (reprinted in the bulletin)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31: 9-16
Second Lesson: Philippians 2: 5-11
Holy Gospel: The Passion of Our Lord, according to Mark

Homily: Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: My Song is Love Unknown (ELW 343)

Responses to the Word

Choir Anthem: Lord Jesus, Think on Me — Dan Locklair

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Canticle: I call on thee, Lord Jesus Christ (reprinted in the bulletin)

Communion Hymn: Were You There? (ELW 353)

Communion Hymn: Ah, Holy Jesus (ELW 349)

Sending Hymn: Jesus, I Will Ponder Now (ELW 345)

Bread and Wine: Drew and Melissa Watters

The absence of a postlude from today's liturgyhighlights the change of mood from Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem to eh ominous tone set by the Passion reading. Today's service is open-ended and is the first step in the Holy Week journey.

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31: 9-16
Second Lesson: Philippians 2: 5-11
Holy Gospel: Mark 14: 1 - 15: 47

Children's Choir rehearses at 9:00 a.m. in Heritage Hall

Godly Play (preschool age) meets in the room next to the Nursery.

Kindergarten through 6th grade meets in Rooms 12 and 15.

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 11. Matthew

Confirmation Class meets in Room 14.

Adult Forum: Life After Retirement- An Open Conversation, Conference Room: Have you reached the stage of life that excludes earning a paycheck or other major responsibilities? Ever wonder how others are adjusting to or "doing" their retirement years? Even though this "Golden Stage" has many satisfactions, it also has some unique challenges. Come share your experiences and hear how others are dealing with this very special stage of life! Participate in an informal conversation. Tell your story. Share your joys and your frustrations. Get ideas as others talk about their lives. Be renewed!

Worship at 10:15 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Responsive Reading: Psalm 31: 9-16
Second Lesson: Philippians 2: 5-11
Holy Gospel: Mark 14: 1 - 15: 47

First Communion Classes

 

Isaiah 42: 1-9
Psalm 36: 5-11
Hebrews 9: 11-15
John 12: 1-11

Monday March 30, 2015

Monday in Holy Week

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

 

Isaiah 49: 1-7
Psalm 7: 1-14
1 Corinthians 1: 18-31
John 12: 20-36

John Donne, poet, 1631

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Tuesday in Holy Week

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

 

Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Psalm 70
Hebrews 12: 1-3
John 13: 21-33

Wednesday April 1, 2015

Wednesday in Holy Week

 

April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday

I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. (Psalm 116: 13)
Worship at noon — Jesus dies on the cross
Liturgy of the Word
Responsive Reading: Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
Holy Gospel: John 13: 1-17, 31b-35
Worship at 7:00 p.m. — Jesus dies on the cross
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson:
Responsive Reading:
Second Lesson:
Holy Gospel:

 

April 3, 2015

Good Friday

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Psalm 22: 1)
Worship at noon — Jesus is laid in the tomb
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 22
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10: 16-25
Holy Gospel: John 18: 1 - 19: 42
Worship at 7:00 p.m. — Jesus is laid in the tomb
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 22
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10: 16-25
Holy Gospel: John 18: 1 - 19: 42

April 3, 2015

Good Friday

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Psalm 22: 1)
Worship at noon — Jesus is laid in the tomb
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 22
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10: 16-25
Holy Gospel: John 18: 1 - 19: 42
Worship at 7:00 p.m. — Jesus is laid in the tomb
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 22
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10: 16-25
Holy Gospel: John 18: 1 - 19: 42

 

April 4, 2015

Youth Group: Easter Brunch Work Day, 1-4pm. Parents and youth are invited to come help prepare our biggest event of the year, Easter Brunch! We'll be cooking, setting up, and decorating.

Resurrection of Our Lord — Vigil of Easter

Worship at 8:30 p.m..
Liturgy of the Word
God's mercy endures forever (Psalmm 136: 1)
Response: Psalm 46
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46: 7)
Testing of Abraham Genesis 22: 1-18
Response: Psalm 16
You will show me the path of life. (Psalm 16: 11)
Deliverance at the Red Sea Exodus 14: 10-31; 15: 20-21
I will sing to the LORD, who has triumphed gloriously. (Exodus 15: 1)
Salvation freely offered to all Isaiah 55: 1-11
Response: Isaiah 12: 2-6
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12: 3)
Response: Psalm 19
The statues of the LORD are just and rejoice the heart. (Psalm 19: 8)
A new heart and a new spirit Ezekiel 36: 24-28
Response: Psalm 42; Psalm 43
I thirst for God, for the living God. (Psalm 42: 2)
Valley of the dry bones Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Response: Psalm 143
Revive me, O LORD, for your name's sake. (Psalm 143: 11)
The gathering of God's people Zephaniah 3: 14-20
Response: Psalm 98
Lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing. (Psalmm 98: 4)
The deliverance of Jonah Jonah 1: 1 - 2: 1
Deliverance belongs to the LORD. (Jonah 2: 9)
Clothed in the garments of salvation Isaiah 61: 1-4, 9-11
Great is our God, the Rock, whose ways are just. (Deuteronomy 32: 3-4)
Deliverance from the fiery furnace Daniel 3: 1-29
Praise and magnify the Lord forever (Song of the Three: 35)
New Testament Reading Romans 6: 3-11
Holy Gospel

 

Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24
Genesis 1: 1-19
1 Corinthians 15: 35-49

Albrecht D¨rer, 1528; Matthias Gr¨newald, 1529; Lucas Cranach, 1553; artists

Monday April 6, 2015


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