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OUR MISSION

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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, joining a Care Team, volunteering at church or in the community and loving one another. We invite you to join us in this journey. We Worshipped: Our Response to God’s Love March 7, 2010— 8:00 am service–133 10:15 am service–112

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. March 14, 2010
Leading and Assisting in Worship
Leader: Pastor Stephen Wood Organist: Olga Otte Lectors: Carol Mansfield (8:00); Nathan Otte (10:15) Deacons: Chris Otte (8:00); Milton Otte (10:15) Greeters: Jerry & Pixie Otte (8:00); Bill & Judy Wonning (10:15) Communion Assistant: Doug Brougher (8:00); Bill Wonning (10:15) Altar Care: Wanda Engelau (8:00); Teresa Browning (10:15) Flowers: Mildred Carter Acolytes: Jack Rosenberger (8:00); Kailee Hildebrand (10:15) Nursery: Marjorie Rust (10:15) Projectors: Erin Engelau (8:00); Ronni Rotert (10:15) Welcome Center: Luci Angel (8:00); Linda Seitz (10:15)

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 158 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. During the season of Lent, Holy Communion will be offered at both services every week. 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 in a basket at the entrance of the sanctuary. LARGER PRINT BULLETINS—There are a handful of large print bulletins available. They are located at the welcome center. THE NURSERY is available during the 10:15 am service for children under 3 years old.

Total Offerings: Spending Plan Giving $4,642.85 Other Giving $ 861.10

New Church $1,140.00 Wednesday Lenten Service $549.04

Readings for March 21st:
Prayers for Our Homebound Members Helen Harding, Betty Hoene, Norma Mellenbruch. Continued Prayers Andy Runge, Hayden States, Mallory Lainhart, Gary Christopher, Nancy Lutes, Melissa Corya, Peggy Meahl, Ron Mertz, Gary Kellermeier, Thelma Crider, Melanie Schroer, Doris Fogle, Bob Childs, Buck Meek, Dewayne Greathouse, Mildred Carter, Claire Kidd, Terry Jenkins, Mike Starr, Kate Madigan, Jerry Mellencamp, Ryan Christopher Ragains Jr. (Florence Otte’s Greatgrandson), Teresa Guffey. Prayers for those in Military Service Mike Albert, Donovan Shuler, Stephen Toppe, Andrew Toppe, Chad Brigdon, Evan Marshall, Randy Hooker II. Fifth Sunday in Lent Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:3-14 John 12:1-8 Lectors: Jamie Baker (8:00); Ed DeVoe (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: Tuesday - Friday Staff The Reverend Stephen Wood………...Pastor Carolyn Jones......Director of Youth & Family Ministries Wendy Rotert ……………………….Secretary Jeanette Kruse…………..Borchers Preschool Director Trish Tangman…………..Care Team Director Amy Pierceall and Mandy Otte………………………...Custodians

Those assisting with worship March 21st:
Flowers: Charlena Warfield Acolytes: Jess Hoevener (8:00); Zack Lawless (10:15) Nursery: Amy Pierceall (10:15) Welcome Center: Luci Angel (8:00) Need Volunteer (10:15) Projectors: Doris Rorick (8:00) Tyler Claycamp (10:15)

Jamie Baker…. Worship Technology Advisor and Web Master

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CALENDAR March 14th—20th Newsletter Deadline 9:15 am First Communion Class Pastor Steve on Vacation until 23rd of March 9:00 am Blanket Making 9:00 am Stampers/Scrap Bookers 5:30 pm Meal sponsored by WINGS 7:00 pm Lenten Service 9:00 am Borchers Breakfast Club March 21st—27th Lutheran Men’s Choir will sing at the 10:15 service 9:00 am Thrivent Meet & Greet Brunch 9:15 am First Communion Class 9:00 am Preschool 9:00 am Blanket Making 9:00 am Preschool 1:30 pm Clothing Center 5:30 pm Meal sponsored by Luther League 6:00 pm Adult Bells 7:00 pm Lenten Service 7:45 pm Choir 9:00 am Borchers Breakfast Club and Hannah Circle 9:30 am Hannah Circle Bible Study 7:00 pm WINGS 9:00 am Preschool

LENT is an annual opportunity to check up on the state of your spiritual health. Perhaps you have felt an inner prompting to tend more to your spiritual life. Perhaps you’ve even promised yourself that “some day soon” you would get serious and act on that prompting. There’s no better time than now. Available on the Welcome Center are three simple booklets designed to help you get started growing spiritually this Lenten season. DATE CHANGE: Hannah Circle will meet on Thursday, March 25th at 9:00 am with the Borchers Breakfast Club and have Bible Study at 9:30 am. ADULT BELLS PRACTICES IN MARCH: March 17th -NO PRACTICE March 24th -6:00 pm before the Lenten Service March 31st –6:30 pm Back to regular schedule after Easter. VOLUNTEERS needed to help set up tables for the bells on Sundays after the 10:15 am service. Contact Carolyn for information. WELCA will meet between services today. The meeting will be to discuss Thrivent funds for the Lutheran World Relief. LWR BLANKET MAKING on Tuesdays at 9:00 am through March. The blankets in the corner of the narthex by the Mission Outreach room are ready to be tacked. After they have been tacked please mark how many you did and place them in the Mission Outreach room. If you have questions contact the church office. STAMPERS AND SCRAP BOOKERS will meet on Wednesday, March 17th. In the Adult Sunday School room. Everyone is invited. ADULT CHOIR will practice on Wednesday, March 17th at 7:45 pm.

WINGS— 1st Annual 5 mile walk/run is Saturday, April 17th. Registration forms are at the Welcome Center or download from www.stpaul-borchers/run WINGS meeting on Thursday March 25th in the Fellowship Hall. Snacks- Jamie Baker, drinks- Leah Otte and devotions-Erin Engelau PICTORIAL HISTORY- The historic preservation committee has launched a project to gather, organize and publish pictures and stories captured during the building of the new church and the move of the old church. Jamie and Michael Baker are leading the effort and have a website setup for uploading images. If you have pictures you would like to share, you can upload to the site or give pictures to Jamie on CD, memory cards or prints. Please see the March newsletter for directions on how to upload the pictures. If you have questions, email webmaster@stpaul-borchers.org or see Jamie. Please submit all pictures by March 31, 2010. THE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY AND MASTER CONTACT List have been added to the church website. These pages are protected by a password so that only members of the church can view them. The password is "borchers" (do not use quotes when typing it in). To view these pages, visit our website at http://stpaul-borchers.org and click on "members" (under the ELCA logo). SEDER MEAL— On Maundy Thursday (April 1st) there will be a Seder Meal presentation followed by a meal. This is a part of the 1st Communion program. There will be a number of the youth who will be taking their first communion on that night during the service. If you are planning to be a part of this Seder Meal, please sign up at the Welcome Center by March 28th.

IN HONOR OF BISHOP STUCK’S 12 years of service to the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, the Synod is encouraging people to give a donation to the Freed to Lead Fund. There is pamphlet at the Welcome Center with more information about this opportunity. A MEET AND GREET will be held on March 21st between worship services. Entitled “Who is Thrivent” by Brian Hessong, Financial Associate from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. He will be presenting information and a media program for those who are members and non-members alike. A light brunch will be served, and there will be no adult forum that Sunday. To contact Brian directly, call 5224940. EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE- Early last Saturday morning Chile was struck by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake, the 7th strongest earthquake on the Richter Scale in recorded history. The epicenter of the quake was near Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, around 200 miles south of the capital in Santiago. Although not as devastating as last month's earthquake in Haiti, damage is widespread, loss of life is over 700, and many thousands are homeless throughout the country. As part of the international Lutheran response to this catastrophe, Kate Lawler in Argentina has been contacting Lutheran church leaders in Chile and passing information to the ELCA in Chicago and to the I-K Synod. Also, Karen Anderson, an ELCA missionary in Chile, now heads EPES (a public health organization). She is registering doctors flying in directly from Haiti to aid Chilean earthquake victims. Pastora Gloria Rojas, the President of the Lutheran Church in Chile, will soon be visiting Concepcion along with other church leaders (including the Lutheran World Federation) to identify needs and comfort victims. Currently travel overland to Concepcion is nearly impossible due to collapsed bridges and highways.

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2010 LENTEN DEVOTIONALS are at the Welcome Center. LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF INFORMATION BOOKLETS are available at the Welcome Center. 2010 LAWN MOWING BID FORMS are at the Welcome Center. If interested please turn the form into Ben Brown or Roger Douglass by March 21st.