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NEWS AND NOTES, August 11th, 2019

08.09.19 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

NEWS AND NOTES, August 11th, 2019

WEEKLY CALENDAR Today: 9am The Ninth Sun. after Pentecost, Matins. 6pm Youth and Parents Organizational Mtg. @ St. John Parish Hall Monday 6pm Confirmation Meeting @ St. Paul Wednesday: 6pm Large Catechism Class Next Sun: 9am The Tenth Sun. after Pentecost, D.S. after service Church Picnic (sign up in narthex)

NEWS AND NOTES, August 11th, 2019



At St. Paul, Preble


Confirmation Meeting. Pastor Yeager is requesting a meeting with ALL parents of confirmation students for tomorrow (Monday, August 12th) at 6pm here at St. Paul. Our public school confirmation class will start Sunday, August 25th immediately after Service, will last an hour (after Labor Day, we will meet directly following the second Service, again for an hour, ~11:30am- 12:30pm each week) and continue meeting weekly for the year.


We are keeping with the tradition of having 6th-8th grade students in our Sunday morning class. Therefore, for parents of 7th-8th graders at Wyneken, and 6th-8th grade students at other schools, I would like to meet to discuss the details of Confirmation this year. This meeting will be especially important for the parents of our eighth graders, as we need to go over dates, flowers, gowns, etc. for Confirmation in May. Please tell Pastor if you cannot attend.


St. Paul Church Picnic. The congregation is invited to enjoy food and fun at a Church Picnic we will host on Sunday, August 18th. This will begin after the Divine Service on Sunday morning. Pastor Yeager and Jake Miller will be grill masters. Sign up in the narthex to bring food items to accompany the sumptuous fare of hot dogs, burgers, and brats. Also, we are in need of some outside games for the kids. If you have corn hole, spike ball, a volleyball net for outside, or any other fun game, please bring it along.


Noodle Making will be on August 26th, 27th and 28th starting at 7am come and stay as long as you can.  We will have a light lunch each day. Come and join in the fellowship!!


2 Services and Bible Class. On Sunday, Sept. 8th, we will revert to our schedule of two worship services at 8 and 10:15am with Sunday School and Bible Class in between. All eighth graders and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend Bible Class with their youth as part of Confirmation instruction. Also, we welcome those who were confirmed this past year to attend adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings, so that they may receive the Church’s ongoing catechesis and instruction for their faith and life.


New Church Directories for those who got their pictures taken at St. Paul are ready for pick up in the narthex. If you did not get your pictures taken and would like a copy of the directory, please take to pastor Yeager.


Voters’ Meeting and Confirmation, Wedding, and Funeral Policies.

The minutes of July’s Voters’ Meeting are in the narthex. Also, in the packet entitled ‘Pastor’s Report,’ I have three new policies for the Church to consider: a Confirmation, Wedding, and Funeral Policy which will set the guidelines for these events at St. Paul. I encourage every member to read these policies and give me feedback on what you think also needs to be included. I will update these drafts as needed and we will take them to October’s Voters’ Meeting for approval which is Oct. 22. –Pr. Yeager.



High School Youth


Sunday, August 11; 6 p.m. – Youth/Parent Organizational Meeting

All youth in grades 6-12 and their parents are encouraged to join us on Sunday August 11th at 6 p.m. in the St. John, Bingen Parish Hall for our 2019-2020 Youth Organizational Meeting. We will discuss our events and goals for the upcoming year. We’ll likely also have ice-cream. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older (and willing to submit to the required background check), is welcome to volunteer their time in serving our youth.


Sunday, August 18; 12noon – All-Youth Back-to-School Bash at Pine Lake

The current plan for the Back-to-School Bash at Pine Lake Waterpark is to meet in the St. John, Bingen parking lot at 12noon on Sunday, August 18 and carpool to Berne. The specifics may be changed at the Youth and Parent Organization Meeting on August 11, but you can pencil in the details for now. The cost for youth is $5. Chaperones are free as always. You may bring food and beverages in a cooler to be consumed at the picnic tables near the parking lot at Pine Lake. You may also bring additional cash to purchase concessions such as hamburgers, nachos, ice cream, etc. If you are willing to chaperone/drive, please contact Pastor Brock-to-School. ( ; 260-301-1640)


Sunday, August 25; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gathering Pars. 1. Bible study, snacks, and games. A hearty handshake to anyone who can beat the clergy at foosball.



 At Wyneken


Pre-school and Pre-K begins next Monday, August 19 (Pre-K) with the morning class beginning at 8 a.m. and running until 11 a.m. and the afternoon class beginning at 11:45 a.m. and continuing until 2:45 p.m. and next Wed., August 21 (pre-school) with classes running from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Registration forms and information will be mailed in mid-July. 


Childcare help needed. Do you have a love for children?  The Wyneken Child Care has some part-time positions open. If interested or desiring more information, please contact Christine Cornett, Director of the Wyneken Child Care program, at 639-6064.


Save the Date for the Wyneken Golf Outing! Cross Creek Golf Club on September 29 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to have some fun, support your Wyneken class of 2021, and have a chance to play a round of golf with your friends. Cost for players is $60 or $240/4 players. We are also looking for corporate sponsors for the golf outing. If you, would like to be a sponsor, contact Laura Kukelhan (laurakukelhan or 260-223-3828) or a member of the 7th grade class to sign up.



The Decatur Circuit


Circuit Forum. The LCMS national convention has recently concluded in Tampa, FL. We give thanks to the Lord that he continues to provide faithful leadership and guidance to His Church. As is the custom, we will be having a circuit forum for our circuit delegate, Rev. Shayne Jonker, to discuss the impact of resolutions which passed (or did not pass), and what the impact will be to the local congregations. The forum will be open to anyone who wishes to attend, both pastors and laity. The meeting is scheduled for 25 August at 3PM at St. John, Bingen. Please join us.