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News and Notes April 26, 2020

04.20.20 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

News and Notes April 26, 2020

The (Temporary) Suspension of Corporate Worship and all Business of the Church. Due to the Governor’s edict all services and meetings of the congregation at St. Paul are, for the time being, suspended. Services will be recorded and broadcast on Facebook Live and immediately uploaded to YouTube and sent out to the membership via email.

Park-In Services. The park-in services are working well, and thanks be to God, we’ve have good weather for them up to this point. Since this format works for safely gathering together, we are going to continue meeting in this way as a congregation for the foreseeable future. Sundays at 9AM, come to St. Paul and tune your radio to 106.1FM. The deacons will pass out bulletins and collect offerings. Participate in the service by hearing, singing, and praying along.

I will continue to record the services ahead of time for those that stay at home and post these services both on YouTube and Facebook, until we can meet together again. Please don’t get used to this! Pray to the Lord for an end to this scourge so that we can worship in person and receive the Lord’s Supper. If you would like me to bring you the Lord’s Supper, call me.

Confirmation. Examinations with confirmands are currently being scheduled on the calendar. When the confirmand feels prepared to answer the questions given on the Study Guide, contact me to set up a time when we can meet for the examination, whether it be video-conference or in person, whichever you are most comfortable with. I am trying to get the elders to be present for these meetings too. Robes have been ordered and they will be $15/confirmand. Parents can reimburse the Church for this expense. We look forward to the day when we can celebrate with our students with the Rite of Confirmation and receive the Sacrament together with them.

Elders, Council, and Voters were scheduled to meet April 20-21. Due to restrictions, these meetings have been tentatively rescheduled to May 18-19.

Offerings and E-Giving. To continue to support St. Paul and our school in the midst of this crisis, you may mail your offering envelope to the Church, drop it off in a plate by the narthex door if you are near Church, or give online. Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and others wishing to support our mission may now provide their contributions through a secure, and Synod-approved online website, titled Vanco GivePlus.

To view this opportunity, simply go to the Congregation's website, www.splutheranpreble.org, click the Online Giving tab in the upper right corner of the homepage, then click the Donation Link provided, set up your online giving profile, and follow the simple instructions. More details will be coming over the next several months. Please contact Tim Ehlerding.

At Wyneken.

Wyneken Office Hours are 8am – 11:30am until further notice and by appointment for other hours. Office contact: 260-639-6177 or by email at and

Please join us! Join us online for Morning Prayer! Visit www.wyneken.org for the link.

School Tuition Payments were to be paid in full by Wednesday, April 1. If you need to know what your final balance is or will need to make other arrangements, please contact Cheryl Reinking (business assistant) at 260-639-6177 or by email at She is available to speak with you during our current business hours.

Library books will not be charged any late fees. Books to be returned by May 22.

SCRIP: Scrip is available for purchase in the school office during the hours of 8am -11:30am.

SGO Applications – Children who will be enrolled in grades K-8th for the 2020-2-21 school year will be receiving their SGO applications in the coming week. If you do not get one by Monday, April 20, please call the school office at 260-639-6177. Deadline is June 1, 2020.

Praise Be to God & Congratulations! We celebrate with Mrs. Pam Brewer (Grade 5 teacher) for 30 years of service, Mrs. Amber Franz (Language Arts teacher) and Mrs. Carolyn Voshell (Grade 1 teacher) both with 15 years of service, and Ms. Tricia Day (Kindergarten teacher) for 5 years of service in the teaching ministry. In addition, we rejoice with Mrs. Danielle Fuhrman (School secretary) for 25 years of service, Mrs. Sharon Franke (Food Service Director) and Mrs. Stephanie Comer (Custodian) both with 15 years of service, Mrs. Christine Cornett (Childcare Director) for 10 years of service, Mrs. Erin Hull (Teacher aide/Librarian) and Miss Dakota Miller (Childcare) with 5 years of faithful service at Wyneken. Praise be to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for devoted teachers and staff members who serve at Wyneken!

The spring association meeting for Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School has been postponed to Thursday, May 28. More information regarding the meeting will be forthcoming.

Friday, May 22 is the final home-based remote learning day – Tuesday, May 26 is a waiver day. All assignments for the last week are due by 2:30pm on Friday, May 22.

*May 22 - Tentative drop off day of school textbooks and other school belongings/pick up of any remaining personal items of students. We are here to help you in any way we can, either in person, by phone, or email. Please do not hesitate to reach out during these next few weeks.