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We gather today as God’s beloved children to worship our Heavenly Father.

We praise his
holy name, we listen eagerly for his words of comfort, hope, and challenge to us, and we
offer ourselves to him in dedicated service. May you be blessed as you worship here today.

Leading and Assisting in Worship

January 4, 2015

Leaders: Pastor Stephen Wood
Organist: Olga Otte
Deacons: Tyler Shaw; Larry Guinn
Greeters: Paul & Ruth Ann Newkirk (8:00)
Bill & Judy Wonning (10:15)
Communion Assistant: Bill Wonning (10:15)
Altar Care: Linda Guinn (10:15)
Lectors: Ruth Ann Newkirk (8:00)
Judy Wonning (10:15)
Acolytes: Erin Otte & Emily Reinbold (8:00)
Charlotte Rust (10:15)
Projectors: Doris Rorick (8:00)
Hannah Wood (10:15)
Welcome Center: Shirley Lewis (8:00)
Michelle Wood (10:15)

St. Paul Lutheran Church
10792 North 210 East,
Seymour, IN 47274
Office
522-7364
Annex & Fax
522-7484
Parsonage
522-7421
email: stpaullutheran@stpaul-borchers.org
Web Site: stpaul-borchers.org
Office hours: Monday-Friday
Staff
The Reverend Stephen Wood………………Pastor
Carolyn Jones...............Director of Youth & Family
Ministries and Borchers Preschool Director
Michelle Wood…………...………………..Secretary
Trish Tangman………………..Care Team Director
Tyler Claycamp…...Intern Youth & Family Director
Amy Pierceall and
Mandy Otte………………………………Custodians
Jamie Baker………………. Director of Technology

St. Paul Lutheran Church is a congregation of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America (E.L.C.A.). It is referred to as
“Borchers” since Rev. Henry Borchers, who
served our congregation from 1857-1881,
advised and influenced a small group of
pioneer settlers that wanted to establish a
congregation in the area. This year we
celebrate 162 years of life and ministry in this
beautiful country setting in Southern Indiana.
We look forward to many more years of
growth and change as we seek continually to
be faithful to God’s call to mission.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is

offered at the 8:00 a.m. services on the 2nd
and 4th Sundays and at the 10:15 a.m. service on the 1st and the 3rd Sundays of the
month. Christians who believe in the true
presence of Christ in the bread and wine for
our forgiveness and salvation are invited to
receive Holy Communion.

Sunday School classes are held each Sunday for all ages at 9:10 a.m. Visitors are
welcome to attend.
HEARING ASSISTANCE: We have

head phones available for those in need of
assistance with hearing. They are located on
the table at the entrance of the sanctuary.
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS—There

are a handful of large print bulletins available. They are located on the table at the entrance of the sanctuary.

CALENDAR
Today:

8:00 am

LBW Worship

9:15 am

Sunday School

10:15 am LBW Communion
Monday 5th

NO PRESCHOOL
1:00 pm

Blanket Making

8:00 pm

Dartball at Brownstown 4

Tuesday 6th

7pm

Take down Borchers Chapel
Decorations

Wednesday 7th

9:00 am

Preschool

9:00 am

Blanket Making

5:30 pm

Kid’s Bells 1

6:00 pm

Kid’s Bells 2

6:30 pm

Kid’s Praise

9:00 am

Borchers Breakfast Club

7:00 pm

WINGS

Friday 9th

9:00 am

Preschool

Saturday 10th

9:00 am

Luther League take down

Thursday 8th

Christmas decorations
Next week:

January 4—January 10

Sunday 11th

Treasurer’s books due
8:00 am

WOV Communion

9:15 am

Mission Trip Meeting

9:15 am

Sunday School

10:15 am LBW Worship
11:30 am Laser Tag
Monday 12th

9 am

Preschool

1:00 pm

Blanket Making

8:00 pm

Dartball at Borchers

9:00 am

Preschool

9:00 am

Blanket Making

4 pm

TREATS

Thursday 15th

9:00 am

Borchers Breakfast Club

Friday 16th

9:00 am

Preschool

7 pm

Movies & Popcorn

Wednesday 14th

Pastor Steve and Family & Carolyn are on vacation from
December 29 through January 5.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kirstie and Chuck
Newkirk on the birth of a son, Warren Charles,
born December 23. Warren was welcomed home
by big brother Owen. Grandparents are Everett
and Linda Newkirk.
HOT SOUP FOR SENIORS begins this Thursday! Seniors may take home a pint jar of yummy
soup at noon on Thursday. If you attend BBC you
can pick up your soup as you leave the church. If
you're not a regular BBC attendee we'd still love
to share with you! Just let Trish Tangman or Joe
Hoene know you'd like some soup and it will be
ready for you at noon, or we will deliver it to you
with a smile!
CALLING ALL SOUP MAKERS! January is full,
but there are still openings for soup makers in
February. This effort not only provides a hearty
meal for seniors but also a warm feeling for recipients and cooks alike. Join the fun and experience how good it feels to GIVE!! Decide
which Thursday you'd like to donate a portion or
all the soup, and choose what type of soup you'd
like to fix! The sign-up sheet is on the Welcome
Center.
BLANKET MAKING—Blankets are made for
Lutheran World Relief which sends them to people in need throughout the world. The group will
meet on Mondays at 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays at 9:00 am from January through March.
Any questions, contact Wanda Engelau.
KID’S PRAISE will meet on January 7 at 6:30
pm. The kids will sing at both services on January 11.
WINGS will meet on January 8 at 7:00 p.m. in
the fellowship hall. Michelle Wood is the hostess.
LASER TAG—All ages are invited to the laser
tag event on January 11 after the 10:15 service.
The cost is $6, plus lunch money. Sign up on the
bulletin board in the office.

IT'S TIME FOR MOVIES & POPCORN !!! First
showings will be Friday, January 16 at 7:00
PM and again on Tuesday, January 27 at 10:00
AM. Our first family-friendly movie will be "Heaven
is for Real". This touching movie is based on the
#1 New York Times best-selling book by the same
name. You'll be inspired as a young boy recounts
details of his visit to heaven during a near death
experience. Invite your friends and neighbors and
feel free to bring sleeping bags or comfy seating! A
BIG "thanks" goes to Pastor and Jamie for working
out the details so we can enjoy movies and refreshments in the Fellowship Room. If you or your
group is interested in taking care of refreshments
for this event, contact Trish.
TREASURER BOOKS AND ANNUAL REPORTS
are due by January 11. They may be placed in a
marked box in the office workroom.
MISSION TRIP MEETING—On January 11 at
9:15 am, in the high school room, is a mandatory
mission trip meeting for youth and parents. Any
youth planning on going on the mission trip this
summer must attend this meeting. The mission
trip will be to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina the
week of June 28-July 3.
OFFERING ENVELOPES are available on the
table in the narthex.
OFFERING ACCOUNTS—If you wish to still
have an offering account, but not receive offering
envelopes, please put a note in Casey’s mailbox.
THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS,
a check for $1025.00 was mailed to the Indiana
Branch of Orphan Grain train! The money will be
used to support the organization’s new facility in
Jonesville.
CONGREGATION ANNUAL MEETING will be
on January 25 at 12:00 pm. A lunch will be provided after the 10:15 service.

DIRECTORY UPDATE—We are updating the
small phone directory. Please check the red
binder on the Welcome Center to verify or update your family’s information. We are now
including cell phone numbers and email addresses, if you wish to provide them. Please
check your information by January 25. Any
questions, talk to Michelle.
LUTHERAN MAGAZINE—If you wish to have
your name added or removed from “The Lutheran” mailing list, please let Michelle know.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS is reading and discussing Martin Luther’s Large Catechism. There are copies of the specific parts
we will study available at the Welcome Center.
The specific Sunday for each reading is
marked at the top of the page.
FOOD PANTRY item for January is canned
soup. Please place your donations in the basket by the main entrance or in the wooden box
by the kitchen.
ADDITIONAL HEARING DEVICES for worship have been purchased. They are in the
basket on the table outside the sanctuary.
These new units were purchased because of a
need which was expressed by people having
trouble hearing the worship services. We
thank you for bringing this need to our attention!

OUR MISSION:
Walking in Faith – Sowing Christ’s Love
The mission of St. Paul Lutheran Church is derived from our core values - the essence of
our purpose for existence and the criteria we should use to guide our congregational
decisions and actions.

Our Core Values:
1. Spirituality – to worship and to grow and
develop spiritually as Christians.
2. Outreach – To spread the message of God’s love and
grace by word and by action.
3. Service to Others – To live Christ’s message
to Love one another.
You can support the mission of our church by coming to worship, engaging in study, sharing the word, bringing a friend to church, taking part in Care Team initiatives, volunteering
at church or in the community and loving one another.
We invite you to join us in this journey.

Our Response to God’s Love
We Worshipped:
Christmas Eve Children’s—384 Candlelight—78 Christmas—52 New Year’s Eve—28
December 28th— 8:00 am service– 112
10:15 am service — 85
Total Offerings for December 24th: $12,222.00
Spending Plan-$6,290.00 New Facilities-$2,770.00 Other-$900.00 Sunday School-$2,262.00
Total Offerings for December 25th: $1,968.00
Spending Plan-$30.00
New Facilities-$500.00
Other (Wernle)-$1438.00
Total Offerings for December 28th: $10,489.00
Spending Plan-$3,849.00
New Facilities-$5,780.00
Other Giving-$860.00
{The weekly amount needed to cover expenses in the 2014 Spending Plan is $5,853.00}

Readings for January 11th:

Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 2
Matthew 3:1-17
Lectors:
Jamie Baker (8:00)
Amy Rotert (10:15)

Those assisting with worship January 11sth
Communion Assistant:
(8:00)

Ruth Ann Newkirk

Altar Care:
(8:00)

Ruth Ann Newkirk

Acolytes:

Madison Engelau (8:00)
Eli Wood (10:15)

Projectors:
Flowers:
Welcome Center:

Erin Otte & Jamie Baker (8:00)
Charlotte Rust (10:15)
Need volunteer
Shirley Lewis

January 4,
2015

Going Deeper

The purpose of this page is to provide a tool or instrument for your spiritual growth. This page
contains a brief synopsis of the readings as well as some questions for your reflection to help you go
deeper with the Word. On the back is a day by day listing of scripture readings with possible prayer
request. Individuals are listed on their day of birth—so that you might pray for them on their birthday.
Also on the back is the prayer list for the congregation. Keep on Growing Spiritually!!
Readings for the Day:

January 4,
2015

Going Deeper

The purpose of this page is to provide a tool or instrument for your spiritual growth. This page
contains a brief synopsis of the readings as well as some questions for your reflection to help you go
deeper with the Word. On the back is a day by day listing of scripture readings with possible prayer
request. Individuals are listed on their day of birth—so that you might pray for them on their birthday.
Also on the back is the prayer list for the congregation. Keep on Growing Spiritually!!

NOTES:

Readings for the Day:

Isaiah 63:7-9: God does not delegate divine intervention to a
messenger or angel. God’s own presence brings salvation. The
prophet and all who read these words join in celebrating God’s
gracious deeds. God trusts that God’s people will not act falsely.

Isaiah 63:7-9: God does not delegate divine intervention to a
messenger or angel. God’s own presence brings salvation. The
prophet and all who read these words join in celebrating God’s
gracious deeds. God trusts that God’s people will not act falsely.

Matthew 2:13-23: Matthew relates the slaughter of babies in
Bethlehem as one example of evil in the world. Jesus has been
born into this world to manifest God’s presence and save his
people from their sins.

Matthew 2:13-23: Matthew relates the slaughter of babies in
Bethlehem as one example of evil in the world. Jesus has been
born into this world to manifest God’s presence and save his
people from their sins.

‘From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2014 Augsburg Fortress’

Questions To Ponder:
1—What is the significance of Mary and Joseph going to
Egypt?
2—Why the emphasis upon the fulfillment of scripture being
mentioned?
3—What do you think is the overall message of this passage?
4—What does this text say to us today?
5—What does this text tells us about Jesus?

Memory Verse: Matthew 2:15
and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord
through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’

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NOTES:

‘From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2014 Augsburg Fortress’

Questions To Ponder:
1—What is the significance of Mary and Joseph going to
Egypt?
2—Why the emphasis upon the fulfillment of scripture being
mentioned?
3—What do you think is the overall message of this passage?
4—What does this text say to us today?
5—What does this text tells us about Jesus?

Memory Verse: Matthew 2:15
and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord
through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’

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Going Deeper in Prayer
Sunday 1/4
II Chronicles 5:1-14

Romans 12:1-21
 Sue Ann Shuler, Amy Rotert
 World peace
Monday 1/5
II Chronicles 6:1-42

Romans 13:1-14
 Linda Rust
 for children returning to school
Tuesday 1/6
II Chronicles 7:1-22

Romans 14:1-23
 Kenneth Runge
 social workers
Wednesday 1/7

Thursday 1/8
II Chronicles 9:1-31

Romans 16:1-27
 Conner Douglass
 Borcher’s Breakfast Club
Friday 1/9
II Chronicles 10:1-19

I Corinthians 1:1-31
 Milton Otte, Kendra Harris
 hospital workers
Saturday 1/10
II Chronicles 11:1-23

I Corinthians 2:1-16
 Camden McCory
 Christians in Russia

Going Deeper in Prayer
Sunday 1/4
II Chronicles 9:1-31

Romans 12:1-21
 Sue Ann Shuler, Amy Rotert
 World peace
Monday 1/5

Romans 16:1-27
 Conner Douglass
 Borcher’s Breakfast Club

II Chronicles 6:1-42

II Chronicles 10:1-19

Romans 13:1-14
 Linda Rust
 for children returning to school
Tuesday 1/6
II Chronicles 7:1-22

Romans 14:1-23
 Kenneth Runge
 social workers
Wednesday 1/7

II Chronicles 8:1-18

II Chronicles 8:1-18

Romans 15:1-33
 Wylie Jones
 Lutheran camps

Romans 15:1-33
 Wylie Jones
 Lutheran camps
Prayer List

Thursday 1/8

II Chronicles 5:1-14

Friday 1/9
I Corinthians 1:1-31
 Milton Otte, Kendra Harris
 hospital workers
Saturday 1/10
II Chronicles 11:1-23

I Corinthians 2:1-16
 Camden McCory
 Christians in Russia

Prayer List

Prayer for Homebound Individuals: Phyllis Neidinger; Betty Hoene, Eunice Lutes, Evelyn Otte; Orville
Schnitker

Prayer for Homebound Individuals: Phyllis Neidinger; Betty Hoene, Eunice Lutes, Evelyn Otte; Orville
Schnitker

Prayer for Long Term Care Issues: Helen Carter; Andy Runge; Pastor Ed and Joan Winter; Walter Von
Fange (Bertha Otte’s brother in-law); Sandy Smith (broken hip-mother of Robert Smith);

Prayer for Long Term Care Issues: Helen Carter; Andy Runge; Pastor Ed and Joan Winter; Walter Von
Fange (Bertha Otte’s brother in-law); Sandy Smith (broken hip-mother of Robert Smith);

Recent Hospitalizations: Virgil Kleffman; Brad Albert (heart surgery--son of Karen Hoene); Sarah Rotert;
Paul Otte, Alicia Perry, Tim Ross (brother of Beth Claycamp), Sally S. (friend of Terri DeVoe)

Recent Hospitalizations: Geneva Hoene; Brad Albert (heart surgery--son of Karen Hoene); Sarah Rotert;
Paul Otte, Alicia Perry, Tim Ross (brother of Beth Claycamp), Sally S. (friend of Terri DeVoe)

Other Prayer Requests: Family and friends of Ron Wunder; Jerry and Robin Walls; Geneva Hoene; Robert
Wischmeier (cancer-father of Susan Kaiser); Ron Kaiser (cancer-father of Troy Kaiser); Amanda Tiemeyer
(niece of Ruth Ann Hendrix); Joe Corya (cancer-brother of Alyssa Gorbett); David Templar (cancer-brother
of Amy Shaw); Calvin Clark (football injury—son of a co-worker of Tammi Reinbold); Anna Thompson
(awaiting heart surgery-friend of Alicia Perry); Dick Wessel (cancer-brother-in-law of Art Moorman); Charlie
Castillo (cancer-friend of Kathy & Benny Kleffman); Gene Speaker (bladder cancer); Steve Muster (heart
surgery-cousin of Patty Herkamp); Sharon Hurt (cancer-friend of Staci Eglen); Kalee Allbering (cancerfriend of Linda Guinn); Gary Bradley (heart transplant-friend of Carolyn Jones); Joe Ross (physical healthfather of Beth Claycamp); Carolyn Ross (pulmonary hypertension-mother of Beth Claycamp); Brian Vaughn
(cancer-neighbor of Merrell & Sara Otte); Richard Frischie (bone cancer-father of Renee Arney and Erin
Rieker); Missy Walker (epilepsy - Karen Hoene's niece); Linda (Schafstall) Wischmeier (cancer); Carolyn
Hughes (cancer-sister of Jo McGrew); Linda Witkemper (cancer—friend of Benny Kleffman); Vicky Ent
(cancer—friend of Judy Wonning); Matt; Ava Lewis (Nephroblastomatosis—2 yr. old friend of Charlena
Warfield); Rex Sipes (cancer—friend of Dennis and Vickey Otte); Jeannie Isaacs (physical health-cousin of
Karen Hoene); Claudine Rowe (cancer- friend of Bill & Marlis Kidd); Amy Siefker (cancer reoccurrence niece of Karen Hoene); Shirley Darlage Duncan (cancer-friend of Dena Schafstall)

Other Prayer Requests: Robert Wischmeier (cancer-father of Susan Kaiser); Ron Kaiser (cancer-father of
Troy Kaiser); Amanda Tiemeyer (niece of Ruth Ann Hendrix); Joe Corya (cancer-brother of Alyssa
Gorbett); David Templar (cancer-brother of Amy Shaw); Calvin Clark (football injury—son of a co-worker
of Tammi Reinbold); Anna Thompson (awaiting heart surgery-friend of Alicia Perry); Dick Wessel (cancerbrother-in-law of Art Moorman); Charlie Castillo (cancer-friend of Kathy & Benny Kleffman); Gene
Speaker (bladder cancer); Steve Muster (heart surgery-cousin of Patty Herkamp); Sharon Hurt (cancer-friend
of Staci Eglen); Kalee Allbering (cancer-friend of Linda Guinn); Gary Bradley (heart transplant-friend of
Carolyn Jones); Joe Ross (physical health-father of Beth Claycamp); Carolyn Ross (pulmonary
hypertension-mother of Beth Claycamp); Brian Vaughn (cancer-neighbor of Merrell & Sara Otte); Richard
Frischie (bone cancer-father of Renee Arney and Erin Rieker); Missy Walker (epilepsy - Karen Hoene's
niece); Linda (Schafstall) Wischmeier (cancer); Carolyn Hughes (cancer-sister of Jo McGrew); Linda
Witkemper (cancer—friend of Benny Kleffman); Vicky Ent (cancer—friend of Judy Wonning); Matt; Ava
Lewis (Nephroblastomatosis—2 yr. old friend of Charlena Warfield); Rex Sipes (cancer—friend of Dennis
and Vickey Otte); Jeannie Isaacs (physical health-cousin of Karen Hoene); Claudine Rowe (cancer- friend of
Bill & Marlis Kidd); Amy Siefker (cancer reoccurrence - niece of Karen Hoene); Shirley Darlage Duncan
(cancer-friend of Dena Schafstall)

Prayers for those in Military Service: Joey Ross (Beth Claycamp’s nephew); DJ Snyder (Cathy Wente’s
nephew); Steven Rieker (Jerry & Pixie Otte’s Grandson); Chad Brigdon, Evan Marshall, Tyler Kruse;
Benjamin Haymaker (son of Dee Dee & Scott Haymaker)

Prayers for those in Military Service: Joey Ross (Beth Claycamp’s nephew); DJ Snyder (Cathy Wente’s
nephew); Steven Rieker (Jerry & Pixie Otte’s Grandson); Chad Brigdon, Evan Marshall, Tyler Kruse;
Benjamin Haymaker (son of Dee Dee & Scott Haymaker)

(Names will be on the prayer list for 4 weeks, if you want the request extended, you may re-submit your request.)

(Names will be on the prayer list for 4 weeks, if you want the request extended, you may re-submit your request.)