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 chili, tuna, chicken, salmon, Hamburger Helper, Canned vegetables, Jelly and pancake syrup

Non-food items: Toilet paper, Shampoo and Conditioner

Thursday January 22, 2015

Adult Choir rehearses at 7:00 p.m.

ENS: Church of England makes history with online pastor role

LCMS: Harrison issues statement on 42nd Roe v. Wade anniversary

ENS: RIP: Marcus Borg, theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

 

Psalm 62: 5-12
Jeremiah 20: 7-13
2 Peter 3: 1-7

Friday January 23, 2015

UCC: UCC Leaders Celebrate The Life And Work Of Theologian Marcus Borg

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: State of the Union and News of the Week

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: Halki Seminary

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: Istanbul's Historic Religious Monuments

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: Bruce Cockburn

 

Psalm 62: 5-12
Jeremiah 20: 14-18
Luke 10: 13-16

Saturday January 24, 2015

Bach Cantata rehearsal at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Youth Group Skyzone Trip! Check your email for more details.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends

January 25, 2015

Third Sunday after Epiphany — Lectionary 3 (Liturgical Color: Green)

God alone is my rock and my salvation. (Psalm 62: 6)
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 to Prepare

Entrance Hymn: Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (ELW 816)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 62: 5-12
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31
Holy Gospel: Mark 1: 14-20

Homily: "A Powerful Call" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: How Clear is Our Vocation, Lord (ELW 580)

Responses to the Word
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound (ELW 779)

Communion Hymn: If You but Trust in God to Guide You (ELW 769)

Sending Hymn: Let Streams of Living Justice (ELW 710)

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

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

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

Adult Bible Study meets in Room 11. Luke

Confirmation Class meets in Room 14.

Adult Forum: "The Fabric of Faith" in the Conference Room. Come talk about the deep tradition of the sacred and devotional crafts of weaving, knitting, and sewing in our Christian faith. Stories of the early church saints Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe will be woven together with modern artisans in our own congregation. Suzanne Halvorson, Ruth Rives, and Pamela Smith, among others, will bring samples of thier textiles to share and experience. If you are a textile artist, crafter, or collector and would like to help plan this forum, please get in touch with Pastor Colleen as soon as possible!

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 to Prepare

Entrance Hymn: Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (ELW 816)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 62: 5-12
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31
Holy Gospel: Mark 1: 14-20

Homily: "A Powerful Call" — Pastor Lyle McKee

Hymn of the Day: How Clear is Our Vocation, Lord (ELW 580)

Responses to the Word

Choir Anthem: Here I Am, Lord — Daniel L. Schutte (arrangement Ovid Young)

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound (ELW 779)

Communion Hymn: If You but Trust in God to Guide You (ELW 769)

Sending Hymn: Let Streams of Living Justice (ELW 710)

Bread and Wine: Lyman and Gloria Hitchcock

Flowers: Barb and Kent Unger

Considering the Conversations: Part 2 Living Well Our Final Days at 1:00 p.m.

Bach Cantata at 2:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Youth Group meets at St. Thomas from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Psalm 46
Genesis 12: 1-9
1 Corinthians 7: 17-24

Conversion of Paul

Monday January 26, 2015

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

Mutual Ministry meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 11.

 

Psalm 46
Genesis 45: 25 - 46: 7
Acts 5: 33-42

Ludia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, witnesses to the faith

Tuesday January 27, 2015

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

Delta Kappa Gamma meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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

UCC UCC Groups Urge Community Dialogue After More Acts Of Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalism

WCC: Sustainability and environment: How the ecumenical movement helped mobilize ecology protest in East Germany

 

Psalm 46
Proverbs 8: 1-21
Mark 3: 13-19a

Thomas Aquinas, teacher, 1274

Wednesday January 28, 2015

 

Psalm 111
Deuteronomy 3: 23-29
Romans 9: 6-18

Thursday January 29, 2015

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

 

Psalm 111
Deuteronomy 12: 28-32
Revelation 2: 12-17

Friday January 30, 2015

 

Psalm 111
Deuteronomy 13: 1-5
Matthew 8: 28 - 9: 1

Saturday January 31, 2015

 

February 1, 2015

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany — Lectionary 4 (Liturgical Color: Green)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111: 10)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 18: 15-20
Responsive Reading: Psalm 111
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13
Holy Gospel: Mark 1: 21-28

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. Luke

Confirmation Class meets in Room 14.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 18: 15-20
Responsive Reading: Psalm 111
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13
Holy Gospel: Mark 1: 21-28

Souper Bowl of Caring, February 1, 2015:

Mission Endowment Fund request for proposals due February 1.

 

Psalm 35: 1-10
Numbers 22: 1-21
Acts 21: 17-26

Presentation of Our LOrd

Monday February 2, 2015

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

 

Psalm 35: 1-10
Numbers 22: 22-28
1 Corinthians 7: 32-40

Ansgar, Bishop of Hamburg, missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865

Tuesday February 3, 2015

Worship Committee meets at 6:30 p.m.

Mission Committee meets at 6:45 p.m.

 

Psalm 35: 1-10
Jeremiah 29: 1-14
Mark 5: 1-20

Wednesday February 4, 2015

Friday Musicale Board meets at 9:30 a.m.

 

Psalm 147: 1-11, 20c
Proverbs 12: 10-21
Galatians 5: 2-15

The martyrs of Japan, 1597

Thursday February 5, 2015

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m.

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

 

Psalm 147: 1-11, 20c
Job 36: 1-23
1 Corinthians 9: 1-16

Friday February 6, 2015


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