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We gather today as Gods 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


Leaders: Pastor Steve Wood
Organist: Olga Otte
Deacons: Tyler Shaw; Larry Guinn
Greeters: Roger & Delores Douglass (8:00)
Larry & Linda Guinn (10:15)
Childrens Sermon: Leah Otte
Communion Assistant:
Mark Rorick (8:00)
Dan Davis (10:15)
Altar Care: Mandy Otte (8:00)
Amy Pierceall (10:15)
Lectors: Jodi Brown (8:00)
Kendall Alstatt 10:15)
Acolytes: Carly Kaiser (8:00)
Rachel Hildebrand (10:15)
Projectors: Erin Otte (8:00)
Chloe Bryden (10:15)
Welcome Center: Luci Angel (8:00)
Judy Wonning (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 WoodPastor
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 OtteCustodians
Jamie Baker. Director of Technology

March 1, 2015
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 Gods 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 BULLETINSThere

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

CALENDAR

Today:

Friday 6th
Saturday 7th

8:00 am Communion
9:15 am First Communion Class
9:15 am Sunday School
10:15 am Communion
11:30 am Tweeners to Childrens Museum
9:00 am Preschool
1:00 pm Blanket Making
8:00 pm Dartball at Borchers
9:00 am Preschool
9:00 am Blanket Making
5:30 pm Meal (Preschool)
6:00 pm Adult Bells
7:00 pm Lenten service
8:30 am Devotions in sanctuary
9:00 am Borchers Breakfast Club
7:00 pm Ruth Circle
7:00 pm WINGS
9:00 am Preschool
2:00 pm Daughters of the King

Next week:

March 8th-March 14th

Sunday 8th

Daylight Savings Time


8:00 am Communion
9:15 am First Communion Class
9:15 am Sunday School
10:15 am Communion
11:45 am Confirmation class
12:00 pm Luther League meets at
Buffalo Wild Wings
9:00 am Preschool
1:00 pm Blanket Making
7:00 pm Church Council
8:00 pm Dartball at Borchers
10:00 am Movies & Popcorn
9:00 am Preschool
9:00 am Blanket Making
4:00 pm TREATS
5:30 pm Meal (Jr. High)
6:00 pm Adult Bells
7:00 pm Lenten service
9:00 am Borchers Breakfast Club
9:00 am Preschool

Monday 2nd

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th

Monday 9th

Tuesday 10th
Wednesday 11th

Thursday 12th
Friday 13th

GIVING STATEMENTS FOR 2014 are located


on a table near the Welcome Center.
TWEENERS TRIPWe will be going to the Childrens Museum in Indy today after the late service. Please talk to Tyler Claycamp.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES are being held
during the Sunday School time. Letters were
mailed out to parents earlier. Please let Pastor
Steve know if your child will be attending. Teachers for the class are Pastor Steve and Susie Alstatt.
LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES will be held
every Wednesday through March 25. Meals will
begin at 5:30 p.m., a short hymn sing will begin
at 6:50 p.m. and worship will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The theme this year is What It Means to be
Church.
PRESCHOOL SERVING LENTEN MEAL on
Wednesday, March 4. It will be a variety of
soups, hot dogs and desserts. Parents should
be at the church around 5:00 to help.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME beings on March 8.
Turn your clocks ahead one hour!
DAUGHTERS OF THE KINGSign up today!
Ladies and girls of all ages are invited on Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 to celebrate living as
Daughters of the King in the fellowship hall.
The event will be an afternoon filled with refreshments, entertainment , princess crafts and special guest speaker Miss America 2009Katie
Stam Irk!! Invite your mom, daughters,
grandmas and girlfriends to join us for a fun afternoon. Little girls are encouraged to wear their
favorite princess dresses. Please sign up at the
Welcome Center so we can prepare enough
items. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Any questions,
see Susan Kaiser, Jamie Baker or any WINGS
member.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSDuring
Lent, we will be discussing What It Means To Be
Church. We will explore the same topics which
Pastor Steve will be telling us about at Wednesday Night Lenten Services.

THE CARE TEAM FAMILY CARE FUND was


established in 2010 primarily to help families
within our congregation and immediate community who are in need of emergency monetary assistance due to a crisis situation. We have provided
monetary assistance for basic needs such as
groceries and utilities, as well as transportation
costs involved in visiting family members in major
hospitals. The Family Care Fund is currently depleted! Donations are needed to replenish the
account so funds will be available for future
needs. Please consider contributing by giving
cash or a check to: SPLC Care Team Family
Care. Please direct questions to Pastor or Trish.
SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES sign-up sheets
are on the Welcome Center. We need helpers
for Wednesday night Lenten services and Maundy Thursday.
RUTH CIRCLE will meet on Thursday, March 5
at 7:00 p.m. A hostess is needed. Delores
Douglass will lead the Bible study.
WINGS will meet on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00
p.m. in the fellowship hall. Debbie Herbert is the
hostess.
LUTHER LEAGUE/MISSION TRIP YOUTH will
be having a meeting on Sunday, March 8 at
12:00 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings. We will be
planning our Lenten Meal and Easter Sunrise
Breakfast.
FOOD PANTRY items being collected for
March are peanut butter and jelly. Please place
your donations in the basket by the main entrance or in the wooden box by the kitchen.
LAWN MOWING BID FORMS are located at the
Welcome Center. Forms must be turned in to
Charlotte Guinn or Louis Wonning no later than
March 15.
BILL NEIDINGER has moved to a nursing
home in Nashville, Indiana. He would love to
have visits and phone calls. Send things to Bill
Neidinger, c/o Brown County Health & Living, 55
Willow St., Nashville, IN 47448. Phone number:
(812) 988-5008.

BOOK COLLECTION DURING LENTIn the


narthex, you will find collection boxes for gently
used and new books appropriate for reading
levels 1st through 7th grade. Books will be donated to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Reading
Camp, a week long summer camp devoted to
struggling readers. Books collected will be given
to attendees to take home with them after camp,
and used to practice their skills throughout the
summer. This is a great opportunity to weed
books from your childs collection he/she may
have outgrown! If you have questions about
donating books or about the camp, contact
Susie Alstatt at 524.0947.
BLANKET MAKINGCome join us! Blankets
are made for Lutheran World Relief which sends
them to people in need throughout the world.
The group meets on Mondays at 1:00 pm and
Wednesdays at 9:00 am through March. Any
questions, contact Wanda Engelau or Olga Otte.
BLANKETS NEED TIEDLutheran World Relief blankets that are ready to be tied are by the
Mission Closet door. Any questions, contact
Wanda Engelau or Olga Otte.
SYNOD ASSEMBLY DELEGATES NEEDED
Synod Assembly will be June 5-7 in Indianapolis. We need 1 female and 1 male delegate.
Pastor Steve will be unable to attend due to officiating a wedding on June 6. Please talk to Pastor Steve if interested.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORSThe A. F. Robertson Trust is accepting applications for scholarships for up to $2,000 from Seymour and Trinity
Lutheran high school seniors. Applicants must
reside in Hamilton Township. Interested seniors
may pick up a cover sheet from their guidance
counselor and complete the standard application
form. Deadline to apply is today. For further
questions, you may also contact Larry Lewis.
(Hamilton Township Alumni Scholarship is a
separate scholarship that is also available.)

OUR MISSION:
Walking in Faith Sowing Christs 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 Gods love and
grace by word and by action.
3. Service to Others To live Christs 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 Gods Love


We Worshipped: February 22nd 8:00 am service 105

10:15 am service 59

Total Offerings for February 22nd: $5452.00


Spending Plan Giving $3932.00
New Church Loan Payment $950.00
Other Giving $570.00
{The weekly amount needed to cover expenses in the 2015 Spending Plan is $6,038.00}
*This amount does not include the $5,900.00 monthly mortgage payment

Readings for March 8th:

Those assisting with worship March 8th:


Communion Assistant:
Altar Care:

Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm 45: 10-17
Matthew 22: 1-14

Acolytes:
Projectors:

Lectors:
Dot Goodwin (8:00)
Kailee Hildebrand (10:15)

Flowers:
Welcome Center:
(8:00)

Mark Rorick (8:00)


Dan Davis (10:15)
Doris Rorick (8:00)
Gretchen Lawles (10:15)
Katie Otte (8:00)
Sarah Davis (10:15)
Madison Jones (8:00)
Rachel Hildebrand (10:15)
Leah Otte
Luci Angel
Judy Wonning (10:15)

March 1,
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 birthso 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:

March 1,
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 birthso 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:

Jonah 3:10-4:11: After Jonahs short sermon in 3:4, the


Ninevites all repented and God decided to spare the city. Jonah
objected to this and became even more angry when God ordered a
worm to destroy a plant that was providing shade. The book ends
with a question that challenges any who are not ready to forgive:
You, Jonah, are all worked up about a bush, but should not I be
concerned about a hundred and twenty thousand Ninevites who
do not know the difference between their right and left hands?

Jonah 3:10-4:11: After Jonahs short sermon in 3:4, the


Ninevites all repented and God decided to spare the city. Jonah
objected to this and became even more angry when God ordered a
worm to destroy a plant that was providing shade. The book ends
with a question that challenges any who are not ready to forgive:
You, Jonah, are all worked up about a bush, but should not I be
concerned about a hundred and twenty thousand Ninevites who
do not know the difference between their right and left hands?

Matthew 20:1-16: Jesus tells a parable about Gods generosity,


challenging the common assumption that God rewards people
according to what they have earned or deserve.

Matthew 20:1-16: Jesus tells a parable about Gods generosity,


challenging the common assumption that God rewards people
according to what they have earned or deserve.

From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2014 Augsburg Fortress

From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2014 Augsburg Fortress

Questions To Ponder:
1Why do you think that the landowner continue to hire
people throughout the day?
2Would you have been upset if you were one of the workers
hired early in the day? Why or Why not?
3 Do you think it is fair that all workers received the same
pay? Why or Why not?
4What does this parable tell us about Gods grace?
5What does this text said to us today?

Questions To Ponder:
1Why do you think that the landowner continue to hire
people throughout the day?
2Would you have been upset if you were one of the workers
hired early in the day? Why or Why not?
3 Do you think it is fair that all workers received the same
pay? Why or Why not?
4What does this parable tell us about Gods grace?
5What does this text said to us today?

20

Memory Verse: Matthew 20:16


So the last will be first, and the first will be last.

20

Memory Verse: Matthew 20:16


So the last will be first, and the first will be last.

NOTES:

Going Deeper in Prayer


Sunday 3/1
Esther 2:1-23
I Thessalonians 3:1-13
Thomas Hildebrand, Amanda Schreier
World peace

Monday 3/2
Esther 3:1-15
I Thessalonians 4:1-18
youth workers

Tuesday 3/3
Esther 4:1-17
I Thessalonians 5:1-28
Ella Warfield, Joe Hoene, Jay Herbert
musicians

Wednesday 3/4
Esther 5:1-14
II Thessalonians 1:1-12
Eliana Baker, Lily Baker, Mason Schafstall, Don Rotert,
Chris Otte
emergency medical personnel

Thursday 3/5
Esther 6:1-14
II Thessalonians 2:1-17
college students

Going Deeper in Prayer

Monday 3/2
Esther 3:1-15
I Thessalonians 4:1-18
youth workers

Tuesday 3/3
Friday 3/6

Esther 7:1-10
II Thessalonians 3:1-18
Brett Quillen, Jamie Baker, Luke Lanam
people preparing to retire

Saturday 3/7
Esther 8:1-17
I Timothy 1:1-20
Scott Rosenberger
Christians in Latin America

Prayer List

Wednesday 3/4

Sunday 3/1
Esther 2:1-23
I Thessalonians 3:1-13
Thomas Hildebrand, Amanda Schreier
World peace

Esther 4:1-17
I Thessalonians 5:1-28
Ella Warfield, Joe Hoene, Jay Herbert
musicians

Esther 5:1-14
II Thessalonians 1:1-12
Eliana Baker, Lily Baker, Mason Schafstall, Don
Rotert, Chris Otte
emergency medical personnel

Thursday 3/5
Esther 6:1-14
II Thessalonians 2:1-17
college students

Friday 3/6
Esther 7:1-10
II Thessalonians 3:1-18
Brett Quillen, Jamie Baker, Luke Lanam
people preparing to retire

Saturday 3/7
Esther 8:1-17
I Timothy 1:1-20
Scott Rosenberger
Christians in Latin America

Prayer List

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

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

Prayer for Long Term Care Issues: Helen Carter; Andy Runge; Pastor Ed and Joan Winter; Walter Von
Fange (Bertha Ottes brother in-law); Art Moorman

Prayer for Long Term Care Issues: Helen Carter; Andy Runge; Pastor Ed and Joan Winter; Walter Von
Fange (Bertha Ottes brother in-law); Art Moorman

Recent Hospitalizations: Kathy Glover (pancreatic cancer---cousin of Michael Baker);

Recent Hospitalizations: Kathy Glover (pancreatic cancer---cousin of Michael Baker);

Other Prayer Requests: Allison Williams (strokefriend of Nate Otte); Amanda Newby (teacher at
Cortlandhouse fire); Linda Rust (leukemia); Doris Otte (breast cancer); Sherri Huffman (cancerrelative
of Pam Huffman); Virgil Kleffman; Jerry and Robin Walls and family; 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); 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);
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 (cancerfriend of Benny Kleffman); Vicky Ent (cancerfriend of Judy
Wonning); Rex Sipes (cancerfriend 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: Allison Williams (strokefriend of Nate Otte); Amanda Newby (teacher at
Cortlandhouse fire); Linda Rust (leukemia); Doris Otte (breast cancer); Sherri Huffman (cancerrelative
of Pam Huffman); Virgil Kleffman; Jerry and Robin Walls and family; 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); 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);
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 (cancerfriend of Benny Kleffman); Vicky Ent (cancerfriend of Judy
Wonning); Rex Sipes (cancerfriend 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 Claycamps nephew); DJ Snyder (Cathy Wentes
nephew); Steven Rieker (Jerry & Pixie Ottes Grandson); Chad Brigdon, Evan Marshall, Tyler Kruse;
Benjamin Haymaker (son of Dee Dee & Scott Haymaker)

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