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NEWS AND NOTES, July 7, 2019

07.05.19 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

NEWS AND NOTES, July 7, 2019

WEEKLY CALENDAR Today: 9am The Fourth Sun. after Pentecost, D.S. 4 No Youth Gathering Wednesday: 6pm Large Catechism Class Next Sunday: 9am The Fifth Sun. after Pentecost, Matins 6:30pm HS Youth Gathering @ Parsonage 1 Next Mon.-Tue. Elders, Council, Voters



Today:             9am                   The Fourth Sun. after Pentecost, D.S. 4

                                                        No Youth Gathering

Wednesday:      6pm                 Large Catechism Class

Next Sunday:   9am                  The Fifth Sun. after Pentecost, Matins

6:30pm              HS Youth Gathering @ Parsonage 1

Next Mon.-Tue.                       Elders, Council, Voters


NEWS AND NOTES, July 7, 2019

At St. Paul, Preble


Lutheran Night at the TinCaps. Please join us for Lutheran Night at the TinCaps Monday, July 22nd, 7:05pm.  Order forms with details are available in the narthex. The discounted $10/Ticket includes select $1 menu items, post game fireworks, as well as a donation for the RN program at Lutheran Life Villages – please contact Brian or Kelly Todd, 639-7291 by today.


TinCaps Tailgate on Lutheran Night |July 22; 5-7 p.m.

The Indiana District and St. John Lutheran Church, Bingen (Decatur, IN) invite you to a family-friendly tailgate party outside of the Indiana District Office (1145 South Barr St.; Fort Wayne, IN 46802) before the 7:05 p.m. Lutheran Night TinCaps game on Monday, July 22. With the generous support of Thrivent, free BBQ, hamburgers, hot-dogs, watermelon, chips, ice-cream, water, and lemonade will be served from 5-7 p.m. Balloon twisting and some tail-gating games will be available for entertainment, and you are welcome to bring your own games, chairs, etc. if you wish. Thanks to the hospitality of St. Paul’s, Fort Wayne, a limited number of parking spaces will be available at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (1126 S. Barr Street; Fort Wayne, IN 46802) and in the parking lot adjacent to the District Office. A free-will offering will be received to support new church worker grants in the Indiana District. If your church would like to participate by facilitating a game or activity, please contact Pastor Peter Brock, NE Region Vice President ( ).


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 will be grill master. 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.

The Large Catechism Study continues to meet 6pm Wednesdays through the summer months.  Even if you missed the first few sessions, you are certainly invited to join now - we have materials available for you.


Middle School Youth


Middle School Youth Event: Sunday, July 28; 1-6 p.m. – Putt-Putt Golf, Go-Go Karts, Hop-Hop Frog, Choo-Choo Train, Twisty-McTwisterton, and the Himalaya – It rained a bit in May and this was postponed. To spite the storms, we have improved it for July. Forget the Fort, we’re going to the Fun Center in Columbia City!!! They’ve got the golf, and they’ve got the go-karts. They also have rides and an arcade. So bring a Hamilton (that would be a ten dollar bill) to Bingen’s parking lot at 1 p.m. and watch in bewildered embarrassment as the pastors behave like children on the choo-choo. It would be super-duper if we have at least 25 youth and adults, for that shall save us a bunch of Benjamins.


High School Youth


Sunday, July 7 – 4th of July Weekend – No Youth Gathering


Sunday, July 14; 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Did someone say…Slip-n-Slide Kickball?  If the weather warrants it, we’ll make it happen.


Sunday, July 21 – 4-H Fair – No Youth Gathering


Sunday, July 28; 1-6 p.m. – Putt-Putt Golf, Go-Go Karts, Hop-Hop Frog, Choo-Choo Train, Twisty-McTwisterton, and the Himalaya – This was a Middle School event scheduled for May, but it was rained out.  To spite the storms, we’ve made it bigger and better, and the high school hooligans are invited to the Fun Center in Columbia City!!! If you can beat the clergy at miniature golf, we’ll buy you a miniature prize. Bring a Hamilton to Bingen’s parking lot at 1 p.m. Bring also your friends and the neighbor’s nanny, ‘cuz we need at least 25 to save a bunch of Benjamins.


 At Wyneken

Summer office hours are 9 a.m. to noon (or by appointment) thru July 31.

Registration information for the 2019-2020 school year will be mailed to all currently enrolled Wyneken families by July 12.  If you have had a recent change in address, please call the school office with your new information at 260-639-6177. Registration day is Thursday, August 1. 

The Wyneken Annual Association Meeting is Monday, July 29. All budget and financial reports are due in to the office no later than July 15. This includes budget reports from the Wyneken PTL, Hot Lunch, Athletics Department and class fundraising reports. Reports are to be submitted in ready to print form and can be dropped off at the school office during the hours of 9am-12pm or sent by email to  .


Wyneken graduates.  As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Wyneken School, we recognize the graduates of our school. This week we remember the class of 2016.  Sam Albert, Emily Bergman, Issac Caston, Olivia Conrad, Kaylyn Cornett, Haylee Fisher, Kade Fuelling, Anna Geiger, Lanae Gilbert, Jonis Hoffman, Scott James, Kylene Jennings, Emma Keane, Chase Kukelhan, Dylan Lengerich, Nick Louis, Rachel McBride, MacKenzie McMahon, Grace Nelson, Emilee Scheumann, Joe Scheumann, Paul Scheumann, Kylene Schieferstein, Grant Sprague


Future Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School Summer Work Days:   July 27 – work day/painting day/mulch the playground – 8:00 a.m. start; August 4 – kitchen cleaning day – 2:00 p.m. start.  Please plan on volunteering of your time and talent on these days listed above as you are able – the more people we have the quicker it will go.  Please contact Michael Rabel, Chris Caston, Brian Bulmahn, or Mr. Gavrun with any questions.  Thank you in advance for your support of the school.  ~ Wyneken School Board


Other Important Dates:  The Wyneken Annual Association Meeting takes place on Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in Bingen’s Fellowship Hall.  Thursday, August 1, is registration day from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with August 8 the first day of school for those in grades K-8.  Just a reminder – there will be no bus service the first two days of school (August 8 and 9).  Parents are asked to make arrangements to get their children to and from school those days.  Pre-school and Pre-K begins on 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 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. 


Volleyball Coach Needed. Wyneken is in need of Varsity Volleyball coach for the 2019-20 school year. Contact Greg Louis, Athletic Director, at 260-450-2923 or by email at


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.