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News and notes may 3, 2020

05.03.20 | Bulletins

News and notes may 3, 2020



At St. Paul.


Holy Communion at St. Paul. We are offering Holy Communion at St. Paul in groups of ten people or less, starting today, this Sunday. Please let me know if you would like to sign up for one of these services which will start at 11AM and continue every half hour thereafter until we have communed everyone who desires it. It is necessary for us to take extreme precautions to ensure the safety of all those who come into the building, and to provide that we stay within the CDC guidelines. Here are some highlights to the precautions we will be observing:


+10 people or less in the building at all times

+Social distancing (everyone sits 6 feet apart) in the pews

+Hand sanitizer is used upon entering and leaving the sanctuary 

+Communion elements on sanitized trays

+Pastor never touches the bread, wine, or cups except with gloved hands. Elements of bread and wine are not passed from hand to hand or hand to mouth

+6 feet of distance is maintained between everyone at the altar rail

+There is no common cup. Bread and individual cups are never touched by anyone except for the person communing himself or herself

+Pews and all touched areas are disinfected with a hospital grade cleaner


I want to emphasize that there is no pressure for anyone to receive the Sacrament at this time. All are free in Christ to stay at home and receive the Word of God via the recorded services or come to the Park-In Service at 9AM. I will be maintaining these park-in services Sundays at 9AM for the near future and would like to thank the deacons, our tech guys, Connie on the organ, and Pr. Brege for helping facilitate these each week. 


Park-In Services. Since this format works for safely gathering together, we are going to continue these 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.


Recorded Services. 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.


Confirmation. Examinations are currently being scheduled. If you have not called me to set up a time for the examination, please do so now. Confirmation itself is TBD until we can gather again corporately. In my announcement from last week, I said that the robes would be $15/each but we have a gracious donor who would like to provide these free of charge. Thanks!


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.