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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 April 11, 2010— 8:00 am service–112 10:15 am service– 68 New Church $115.00

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 Pastor: Stephen Wood Organist: Olga Otte Lectors: Leah Otte (8:00); Judy Wonning (10:15) Deacons: Chris Otte (8:00); Milton Otte (10:15) Greeters: Ben & Jodi Brown (8:00); Gene & Jeanette Kruse (10:15) Communion Assistant: Gene Kruse (8:00); Altar Care: Florence Otte (8:00); Flowers: Terri DeVoe Acolytes: Cam Mansfield (8:00); Hannah Wood (10:15) Projectors: Jamie Baker (8:00); Tyler Claycamp (10:15) Welcome Center: Judy Wonning(10:15) Nursery: Marjorie Rust
April 18, 2010

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

Total Offerings: Spending Plan Giving $2,175.59 Other Giving $200.00

Prayers for Our Homebound Members Helen Harding, Betty Hoene, Norma Mellenbruch. Continued Prayers Andy Runge, Hayden States, Gary Christopher, Nancy Lutes, Melissa Corya, Peggy Meahl, Ron Mertz, Thelma Crider, Melanie Schroer, Bob Childs, Buck Meek, Dewayne Greathouse, Claire Kidd, Mike Starr, Kate Madigan, Jerry Mellencamp, Mark Cupp, Geneva Hoene, Vicki Woodruff, Arnold Rotert. Prayers for those in Military Service Mike Albert, Donovan Shuler, Stephen Toppe, Andrew Toppe, Chad Brigdon, Evan Marshall, Randy Hooker II.

Readings for April 25th:
Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 Lectors: Lois Bryden (8:00); Laberta Otte (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 Jamie Baker…. Worship Technology Advisor and Web Master

Those assisting with worship April 25th:
Flowers: Luci Angel Acolytes: Karen Dringenburg (8:00); Hannah Wood (10:15) Welcome Center: Need Volunteer (8:00) Judy Wonning (10:15) Projectors: Erin Engelau (8:00) Samantha Browning & Claire Tangman (10:15) Nursery: Brandy & Jessica Rotert Communion Asst.: Ben Brown Altar Care: Luci Angel

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.

This week: TodayMonday 19thWednesday 21st-

Thursday 22ndFriday 23rdSaturday 24thNext week: Sunday 25th-

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CALENDAR April 18th—24th 9:10 am Quarterly Meeting 2:00 pm Lutheran Home Service 9:00 am Preschool 9:00 am Preschool 9:00 am Stampers & Scrapbookers Meeting 6:00 pm Kid’s Bells 6:00 pm Stampers & Scrapbookers Meeting 6:30 pm Adult Bells 7:15 pm Adult Choir 9:00 am Borchers Breakfast Club 7:00 pm WELCA Meeting 9:00 am Preschool 5:30 pm Wetzel Rehearsal 5:30 pm Wetzel Wedding April 25th—May 1st 8:00 am Blood Drive 1:00 pm Luther League Putt Putt Golf Scramble 9:00 am Preschool 7:00 pm Day Camp Planning Meeting 9:00 am Preschool 9:15 am Preschool Chapel 1:30 pm Clothing Center 7:00 pm Preschool’s Mothers Tea (All Classes) 6:00 pm Kid’s Bells 6:30 pm Adult Bells 7:15 pm Adult Choir 9:00 am Borchers Breakfast Club 9:00 am Preschool (Last Day for Raindrops) Jr. High Workday in INDY.

THE LUTHER LEAGUE are selling hanging baskets and will be ready for Mother's Day. They are wave petunias and are $15 each. Colors are either purple or pink. Please contact a Luther League member to place an order. Money raised will be going towards the mission trip. If you have questions contact Beth Albert. 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. CEMETERY FLOWERS-As Spring is upon us, we ask that family members be attentive to the decorations on/near the grave stones. Please consider replacing flowers that have been damaged/faded throughout the year. Thank you. NURSERY: We are in need of volunteers take care of the nursery at the 10:15 am service. If you are interested please contact Michelle Wood. PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY will meet on Mondays in April at 7:00 pm in the narthex. Come enjoy fellowship and learn how to knit or crochet. WELCA’S SPRING MEETING is April 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Hannah Circle will be the hostess.

THE CONGREGATION is invited to the wedding of Kimberly Black (Florence Otte’s granddaughter) and Adam Ingle on May 8th at 3:30 pm. The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds Community Building. PUTT PUTT GOLF SCRAMBLE—The Luther League is having a Putt Putt golf scramble fundraiser on Sunday, April 25th beginning at 1:00 pm at Construction Zone Mini Golf. It will be 2 person teams. $10 for 6th grade and younger and $20 for 7th to adult. Price includes 18 holes, shirt, and meal. If you would like more information or would like to be a hole sponsor contact Nate Otte. SHIRTS If you ordered shirts from the Luther League you can pick them up in the narthex today. GOLF SCRAMBLE—the Youth Group from St. Peter Lutheran Church, Waymansville is having a Golf Scramble. The Golf Scramble is May 1st at Hickory Hills Golf Course in Brownstown. Cost is $40.00 per person (includes 18 holes of golf, cart, food and drink) Registration is at 8:00 am and Tourney begins at 9:00 am. All proceeds will go to help defray the expenses of the Youth Group’s trip this summer to the National Youth Gathering. Call Adam Otte @ 4983056 if you would like to get a team together. THE CARE TEAM is in need of ribbon for decorating bouquets for shut-ins. All widths and colors are appreciated; however, oneinch pastels are used the most. Ribbon can be left in the main office, or the Care Team office. Thanks to those of you who have donated vases--- our closet is overflowing! STAMPERS AND SCRAPBOOKERS will meet on Wednesday, April 21st at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm in the Adult Sunday School room. Everyone is welcome to join!

A BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for April 25th from 8—1:00 pm in the preschool room. Please sign up at the Welcome Center. VOLUNTEERS are needed to mow the Picnic Grove this summer. A sign up sheet is at the Welcome Center. Thank you! THANKS to everyone for making my 70th Birthday such a special event! It's something I'll always remember. Your thoughtfulness is sincerely appreciated! —-Gib Claycamp WELCOME CENTER: We are in need for many volunteers to help with the Welcome Center throughout the year for both services. There is a sign up sheet at the Welcome Center with a brief description of responsibilities.

THE CONGREGATIONALQUARTERLY MEETING will be today between the church services.

BORCHERS PRESCHOOL is now accepting enrollments. Enrollment forms are available at the Welcome Center. There are 3 class available 4/5 year old, 3/4 year old and 2/3 year old. For more information please see Jeanette Kruse.

THE CHURCH KITCHEN— Please mark food that is placed in the refrigerator with the event the food is for and the date. Thank you!!

THE CHURCH PICTURE DIRECTORIES can be picked up at the information center. One is available per family.