St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church

3800 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47401

(812) 332-5252

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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: Pudding Mix, 1-2 lbs. bags of flour, 1-2 lbs. bags of sugar, Baking mixes

Non-food items: Laundry detergent, Diapers sizes 4, 5, 6

 

Psalm 126
Habakkuk 2: 1-5
Philippians 3: 7-11

Thursday December 11, 2014

Finance Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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

 

Psalm 126
Habakkuk 3: 2-6
Philippians 3: 12-16

Friday December 12, 2014

Ordination of Colleen R. Montgomery at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Worship at 7:00 p.m.
The Liturgy is reprinted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, setting 3 copyright © 2006 by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
A Time to Prepare

Prelude: Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying — Johann Sebastian Bach

Entrance Hymn: All are Welcome (ELW 641)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 42: 5-9
Responsive Reading: Psalm 121
Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 6: 11-16
Holy Gospel: Luke 1: 46-55

Homily: Bishop William Gafkjen

Hymn of the Day: Canticle of the Turning (ELW 723)

Rite of Ordination

Choir Anthem: A New Magnificat — Carolyn Jennings

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257)

Communion Hymn: Shout to the Lord (ELW 821)

Communion Hymn: You are Holy (ELW 525)

Sending Hymn: Thine the Amen (ELW 826)

Postlude: Fanfare — Jacques Lemmens

Bread and Wine: Colleen Montgomery

Flowers: Carol Seaman

 

Psalm 126
Habakkuk 3: 13-19
Matthew 21: 28-32

Lucy, martyr, 304

Saturday December 13, 2014

Adult Choir rehearses at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday Church School rehearses at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

John of the Cross, renewer of the church, 1591

December 14, 2014

Third Sunday of Advent (Liturgical Color: Blue)

The LORD has done great things for us (Psalm 126: 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 to Prepare

Prelude: Gloria: "Domine Deus" — Antonio Vivaldi

Entrance Hymn: People, Look East (ELW 248)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah (ELW 240)

Responsive Reading: Psalm 126
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24
Holy Gospel: John 1: 6-8, 19-28

Homily: Jeff Schacht, Diaconal Minister

Hymn of the Day: Hark, the Glad Sound! (ELW 239)

Responses to the Word

Choir Anthem: Veni, Veni Emmanuel — Christoph Dalitz

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: There's a Voice in the Wilderness (ELW 255)

Communion Hymn: He Comes to Us as One Unknown (ELW 737)

Sending Hymn: Creator of the Stars of Night (ELW 245)

Postlude: Prelude in A, BWV 536 — Johann Sebastian Bach

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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.

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

Prelude: Gloria: "Domine Deus" — Antonio Vivaldi

Entrance Hymn: People, Look East (ELW 248)

Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah (ELW 240)

Responsive Reading: Psalm 126
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24
Holy Gospel: John 1: 6-8, 19-28

Children's Christmas Pageant: Las Posadas: On the Road with Mary and Joseph

Hymn of the Day: Hark, the Glad Sound! (ELW 239)

Responses to the Word
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Communion Hymn: There's a Voice in the Wilderness (ELW 255)

Communion Hymn: He Comes to Us as One Unknown (ELW 737)

Sending Hymn: Creator of the Stars of Night (ELW 245)

Postlude: Prelude in A, BWV 536 — Johann Sebastian Bach

Bread and Wine: Chris Ogan

Flowers: Gail Seegert

Children's Christmas Program during the 11:00 a.m. service

Congregation Council meets at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Choir Concert at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

Psalm 125
1 Kings 18: 1-18
Ephesians 6: 10-17

Monday December 15, 2014

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

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

Book of Faith studying John meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Spinners and Weavers meets at 7:00 p.m. in Community Hall.

 

Psalm 125
2 Kings 2: 9-22
Acts 3: 17 - 4: 4

Tuesday December 16, 2014

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

Lay Care Visitors meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Pastor's Office.

Men's Group meets at 7:00 p.m. in Room 11.

 

Psalm 125
Malachi 3: 16 - 4: 6
Mark 9: 9-13

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Advent Services at noon and 7:00 p.m. — Myrrh for Jesus' Humanity

 

Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26
2 Samuel 6: 1-11
Hebrews 1: 1-4

Thursday December 18, 2014

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

 

Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26
2 Samuel 6: 12-19
Hebrews 1: 5-14

Friday December 19, 2014

Moody recital at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

 

Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26
Judges 13: 2-24
John 7: 40-52

Katharina von Bora Luther, renewer of the church, 1552

Saturday December 20, 2014

 



December 21, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Liturgical Color: Blue)

You, Lord, have lifted up the lowly (Luke 1: 52)
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah (ELW 240)

Responsive Reading: Luke 1: 46b-55
Second Lesson: Romans 16: 25-27
Holy Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38
Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah (ELW 240)

Responsive Reading: Luke 1: 46b-55
Second Lesson: Romans 16: 25-27
Holy Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38

The congregation congratulates Rachel Bourkland, Katie Delap, and Katcha Papesh on completing the requirements for our confirmation progam at St. Thomas Church. They have engaged in class work, retreats, memorization, and service to the congregation and community. They will present their confirmation testimony/project at worship during the 11:00 a.m. service.

Hamilton recital at 4:00 p.m.

Caroling at 5:00 p.m.

Winter Solstice at 6:03 p.m.

 

Psalm 96
Zephaniah 3: 8-13
Romans 10: 5-13

Monday December 22, 2014

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

 

Psalm 96
Zephaniah 3: 14-20
Romans 13: 11-14

Tuesday December 23, 2014

 

December 24, 2014

Nativity of Our Lord — Christmas Eve (Liturgical Color: White)

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad (Psalm 96: 11)
Worship at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2-7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 96
Second Lesson: Titus 2: 11-14
Holy Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20

 

December 25, 2014

Nativity of Our Lord — Christmas Day

Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the honest of heart (Psalm 97: 11)
Liturgy of the Word
First Lesson: Isaiah 62: 6-12
Responsive Reading: Psalm 97
Second Lesson: Titus 3: 4-7
Holy Gospel: Luke 2: [1-7] 8-20

 

Psalm 148
Jeremiah 26: 1-9, 12-15
Acts 6: 8-15, 7: 51-60

Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

Friday December 26, 2014

Church Office Closed


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