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 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 (salmon, beef stew, etc.); fruit juices, coffee and other beverages; baking mixes (cornbread, pancake, etc.); canned and dried fruit; canned vegetables (carrots, greens, potatoes, etc.)

Non-food items: Laundry soap, general household cleaners, sponges and scrubbies, bleach, mops, trash bags

 

Psalm 1
Proverbs 24: 23-34
John 5: 39-47

Saturday October 25, 2014

"Recovering Church and Living Testimony" with author Sarah Bessey at First Presbyterian Church

 

October 26, 2014

Reformation Sunday (Liturgical Color: Red)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Psalm 46: 7)
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 to Prepare

Prelude: Maestoso — Geroge Frederic Handel

Entrance Hymn: A Might Fortress Is Our God (ELW 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: Colleen Montgomery, Minister of Youth and Christian Nurture

Hymn of the Day: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (ELW 631)

Responses to the Word

Musical Offering: Reformation Cantata: BWV 79, No. 3 — Johann Sebastian Bach

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Jesus, Priceless Treasure (ELW 775)

Communion Hymn: O Lord, We Praise You (ELW 499)

Sending Hymn: How Firm a Foundation (ELW 796)

Postlude: Alegretto — George Frederic Handel

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: Conversation about Caring Ministries in the Conference Room

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 to Prepare

Prelude: Maestoso — Geroge Frederic Handel

Entrance Hymn: A Might Fortress Is Our God (ELW 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: Colleen Montgomery, Minister of Youth and Christian Nurture

Hymn of the Day: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (ELW 631)

Responses to the Word

Musical Offering: Reformation Cantata: BWV 79, No. 3 — Johann Sebastian Bach

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: Jesus, Priceless Treasure (ELW 775)

Communion Hymn: O Lord, We Praise You (ELW 499)

Sending Hymn: How Firm a Foundation (ELW 796)

Postlude: Alegretto — George Frederic Handel

Bread and Wine: Frank and Mary Lou Nierzwicki

Flowers: Ruth Rives and Debbie Selk

Many Thanks to th emusicians playing today:

New Members Class meets following the late service in the Conference Room.

Martin Luther Singers rehearse at 1:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

Psalm 119: 41-48
Deuteronomy 6: 1-9, 20-25
James 2: 8-13

Monday October 27, 2014

Monday Bible Study meets at 1:00 p.m. in Room 11..

Back 40 Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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

 

Psalm 119: 41-48
Deuteronomy 10: 10-22
James 2: 14-26

Simon and Jude, Apostles

Tuesday October 28, 2014

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

Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible book study at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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

 

Psalm 119: 41-48
Proverbs 16: 1-20
Matthew 19: 16-22

Wednesday October 29, 2014

 

Psalm 43
1 Samuel 2: 27-36
Romans 2: 17-29

Thursday October 30, 2014

Indiana Youth Musicians rehearse at 6:00 p.m. in Rooms 16 and 17.

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

 

Psalm 43
Ezekiel 13: 1-16
2 Peter 2: 1-3

Friday October 31, 2014

Reformation Day

 

Psalm 43
Malachi 1: 6 - 2: 9
Matthew 23: 13-28

Saturday November 1, 2014

All Saints Day

Property Committee Outdoor Work Day at 10:00 a.m.

Back Forty/Community Garden Work Day at 10:00 a.m.

 

November 2, 2014

All Saints Sunday (Lectionary 32) (Liturgical Color: White)

Fear the Lord, you saints of the Lord; for those who fear the lord lack nothing (Psalm 34: 9)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Revelation 7: 9-17
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 1-10, 22
Second Lesson: 1 John 3: 1-3
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5: 1-12

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.

Culture of Conversation in the Sanctuary

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Revelation 7: 9-17
Responsive Reading: Psalm 34: 1-10, 22
Second Lesson: 1 John 3: 1-3
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5: 1-12

Martin Luther Singers rehearse at 1:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Kick-off gathering for the Capital Campaign at 5:00 p.m.

 

Psalm 5
Jeremiah 5: 18-31
1 Thessalonians 2: 13-20

Martin de Porres, renewer of society, 1639

Monday November 3, 2014

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

Mission Committee meets at 6:45 p.m.

 

Psalm 5
Lamentations 2: 13-17
Acts 13: 1-12

Tuesday November 4, 2014

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

Worship Committee meets at 6:30 p.m.

 

Psalm 5
Proverbs 16: 21-33
Matthew 15: 1-9

Wednesday November 5, 2014

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

 

Psalm 70
Amos 1: 1 - 2: 5
Revelation 8: 6 - 9: 12

Thursday November 6, 2014

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

 

Psalm 70
Amos 3:1-12
Revelation 9: 13-21

John Christian Frederick Heyer, 1873; Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, 1719, Ludwig Nommensen, 1918; missionaries

Friday November 7, 2014

Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for a concert of sacred choral and organ music directed by Jacobs School of Music doctoral candidate Katie Timm. The program is based around two great Lutheran chorales, Wake, Awake, for Night is FlyingO Morning Star, How Fair and Bright. This event is sponsored by the St. Thomas Worship and the Arts concert series.

 

Psalm 70
Amos 4: 6-13
Matthew 24: 1-14

Saturday November 8, 2014

Congregation Beth Shalom will be hosting Rabbi Andrew Hahn, aka the Kirtan Rabbi for a fabulous evening of Hebrew chant. Think ancient technology (Kirtan is a Hindu prayer style) meeting ancient religion (Judaism) and you end up with...ecstatic call-and-response song that is at once spiritual, deep, fun, good to dance to, and celebratory.

 

November 9, 2014

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 33) (Liturgical Color: Green)

You are my helper and my deliverer; O Lord, do not tarry. (Psalm 70: 5)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Amos 5: 18-24
Responsive Reading: Psalm 70
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
Holy Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13

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: Spiritual Growth Group Meeting

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Amos 5: 18-24
Responsive Reading: Psalm 70
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
Holy Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13

Commitment Sunday for the Capital Campaign


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