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NEWS AND NOTES, May 5, 2019

05.03.19 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

NEWS AND NOTES, May 5, 2019

WEEKLY CALENDAR Today 8am 3rd Sun. after Easter, Matins 10:15am 3rd Sun. after Easter, DS III Wednesday: 7pm Choir practice Next Sunday: 8am 4th Sun. after Easter, DS III 9:15am Bible Class/Sunday School 10:15am 4th Sun. after Easter, Matins



Today              8am 3rd Sun. after Easter, Matins  

10:15am 3rd Sun. after Easter, DS III  

Wednesday:     7pm Choir practice

Next Sunday:    8am 4th Sun. after Easter, DS III

                        9:15am Bible Class/Sunday School

                           10:15am 4th Sun. after Easter, Matins  


NEWS AND NOTES, May 5, 2019


At St. Paul, Preble


Rite of Confirmation. Today we are pleased to rejoice with five students who, by the grace of God, are confirmed in the Christian faith: Sydney Keane, Leyna Macke, Nevaeh Martinez, Skyler Steiner, and Haleigh Wesley. These young adults have been faithfully catechized, examined, and absolved, and by virtue of their Confirmation into the Church, will become communicant members of The Lutheran—Church Missouri Synod. We rejoice in the gifts God gave them at their Baptism and pray the Holy Spirit would ever instill in them a hunger and thirst to return to God’s Word and blessed Sacraments throughout their lives. The Rite of Confirmation is found on P.272 and will follow the Offering.


We Rejoice with Sem. Tim Schmeisser, who was assigned as Vicar to Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Mich. this week. We rejoice with Tim on this placement and also on his upcoming marriage to Chelsea MacIntosh, deaconess student at CTS. May God bless them.


Vacation Bible School. 2019 Miraculous Mission Vacation Bible School

at Wyneken - June 23-27. Online registration for both children and volunteers is open: www.vbsmate.com/wyneken.


At Wyneken


6th Grade Fundraiser.  will be selling Nelson’s ½ Chicken for $8 starting April 14 until Mother’s Day. Contact Maddie Vitatoe, Dane Lenegar, Daniel Vogel, Drew Kolter, Evan Sovine, or Elijah Steiner for tickets.


7th Grade Fundraiser. The 7th graders (Wyneken class of 2020) are selling gift certificates to Heller's, The Grainery and Main's of New Haven again this year. Support our Trip to Washington DC! $ 20 Gift Certificates available to: The Grainery in Decatur, Heller’s Nursery in Preble, Main’s in New Haven. $10 Gift Certificates available to: Main’s in New Haven. Certificates are available from any current 7th grader till May 12th. Kord Fuelling, Beau David, Aiden Faurote, Amanda Rabel, Maddy Reinhart, Maddison Fisher. 


Pre-Kindergarten Program - Our Year of Learning - May 13 @ 6:30pm

Fine Arts & Spring Concert:  You are invited to the annual Wyneken Fine Arts & Spring Concert Festival Night on Tuesday, May 14. Musical selections (6-8 Wyneken singers and 4-8 Chimes) will begin the evening at 6:30pm, viewing of student artwork (k-8) and refreshments at 7pm, and an unveiling of the Wyneken 50th Anniversary Sculpture at 7:30pm. Come celebrate the God-given talents of our amazing students and 50 years of education!  Doors will open at 6pm.

Spring Work Day:  Saturday May 11th, 2019 will be a work day at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.  Many hands are needed to move lockers from the stage area to the north wing of the school.  Also, if you have them, please bring drills/drivers, wrenches, hand trucks, etc... to help with the move and installation.  Start time will be 8:00 am - we will meet at the main school entrance.  Please contact Michael Rabel, Chris Caston, or Brian Bulmahn with any questions.

Middle School Youth Event:  Sunday, May 19; 1-5 p.m. - Putt-Putt Golf, Go-Go Karts, Yum-Yum Snacks!!  You know the drill. Meet in Bingen's parking lot at 1 p.m. Bring a parent to drive and $10 to play. Caddies provided. Seatbelts required. Injuries optional. Tell Pastor Putter if you're going by Wednesday, May 15. ( ; 260-301-1640). If it's raining, we'll try again in June.


High School Youth Event: Sunday, May 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Spring Cleaning at Parsonage 1. Because that credenza is not going to dust itself. We’ll also vacuum the windows and wash the carpets. If it’s nice, we’ll have a fire. If it’s not, we’ll have a fit. Bring your mother’s cleaning supplies and a definition of the word “credenza.”


Wyneken Soccer:   Plan now to attend our 11th Annual Pink Out Varsity Soccer game on Thursday, May 16th @5:45pm at Wyneken. Bring the kids out to purchase some baked goods, get their face painted and hair sprayed pink for a free will donation! Order your pink wear using the link below.  The online store will be open until mid-night on April 28. All orders will be processed and delivered to school on May 13.  All proceeds will go to Francine's Friends.


Teacher Needed.  Wyneken is accepting applications for an additional 1st grade teacher.  It is preferred that all candidates have LCMS synodical and theological teacher training.  Please contact Mr. Gavrun in the school office (639-6177) with any names for consideration.


Wyneken Graduates: As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wyneken Lutheran School, we recognize the graduates of our school.  This week we remember the class of 2006.  Nathan Bienz, Jorae Bradbury, Jessica Brookmyer, Kyle Brown, Caleb Buuck, Jarvis Cale, Elliot Conrad, Paul Drier, Emily Ehlerding, Conner Emenhiser, Samantha Garner, Nathan Hoffman, Allyssa Johnson, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shawn Kiess, Hailey Macke, Tyler Reinhart, Brooke Scheumann, Hailey Schieferstein, Ethan Schorey, Kelsey Skaggs, Layton Stoppenhagen, Jenna Timm.



SGO Information:  SGO applications with instructions were mailed to families with children in grades K-8 the week of April 29. We encourage all families to apply. The SGO applications and forms are to be completed in full and returned no later than June 3, 2019. You may drop off the application(s) in the school office between the hours of 8am-3pm or return by mail. Last day of school is Friday, May 24. Summer office hours beginning May 28 will be 9am-12pm.


                                      Sister Congregations


Nelson’s Chicken Dinner – Zion Decatur’s Alaskan Service Mission team is hosting a Chicken Dinner and 9 Hole Golf Scramble on May 19 from 11:30 – 1 at the Cross Creek Golf Course. This location will serve Nelson’s half chicken, two sides, drink and a cookie for $9. We are also selling the Nelson’s half chicken only at the 24/30 which is on the corner of Monroe and 13th Street from 10:00 – 2:00 for $7. Please contact the church office at 724-7177 for additional information.