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NEWS AND NOTES, November 24th, 2019

11.22.19 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

NEWS AND NOTES, November 24th, 2019

WEEKLY CALENDAR Today: 8am Divine Service III., P. 184. 9:15am Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15am Matins, P. 219, with Baptism P. 268. 11:30am Confirmation 1-5pm Youth, Miracle on 34th St., meet @ Bingen Tuesday: 6am Early Bird Bible Study 7pm Sunday School Teacher Meeting Wednesday: 7pm Choir Rehearsal Thursday: 9am Thanksgiving Divine Service Next Sun: 8am Advent 1, Matins 9:15am Bible Class and Sunday School 10:15am Advent 1, D.S. 11:30am Confirmation Class


Today:             8am                 Divine Service III., P. 184.

                        9:15am             Sunday School & Bible Class

                       10:15am           Matins, P. 219, with Baptism P. 268.

                       11:30am           Confirmation

                        1-5pm             Youth, Miracle on 34th St., meet @ Bingen

Tuesday:         6am                 Early Bird Bible Study

                      7pm                 Sunday School Teacher Meeting

Wednesday:    7pm                 Choir Rehearsal         

Thursday:       9am                 Thanksgiving Divine Service

Next Sun:        8am                 Advent 1, Matins

                      9:15am            Bible Class and Sunday School

                     10:15am          Advent 1, D.S.

                     11:30am          Confirmation Class

NEWS AND NOTES, November 24th, 2019

At St. Paul, Preble

Today, Sunday Nov. 24, marks the Last Sunday of the Church Year. As always, the Last Sunday gives us a picture of the Last Judgment. Sheep and Goats are separated on Christ's right and left; the goats go to eternal judgment, but the sheep to eternal life. Our reading for this Sunday is from Lk. 23:27-43, an excerpt from the Passion of our Lord from St. Luke's account, which has our Lord between two thieves. 

As it is for the sheep and the goats, so it is for the thieves: the thief on the left receives our Lord with scorn, the thief on the right with repentance and faith. "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom," is the repentant thief’s prayer to our Lord. And to him, Christ makes the sweet promise, "Today you will be with me in paradise." This teaches that the Final Judgment will be a winnowing of faith and unbelief. The kingdom of heaven is not earned by works, but given by grace alone to those unworthy and undeserving human beings, who by the power of the Spirit at work through his Word, learn to forsake themselves, turn from sin, and look to Christ for the forgiveness he purchased for the world at the cost of his own blood. 

We rejoice with Huxley Ronald Schueler, together with his parents Jacob and Tailor Schueler and their family this morning. Huxley will be baptized into the Name of the Triune God at the 10:15am service. His sponsors are Dustin York and Mallory Knott. May God the Holy Spirit, given in Baptism, be and abide with Huxley his whole life by the means of Word and Sacrament and sustain him unto eternal life.

Advent Devotions will be handed out after both services this morning. The congregation is encouraged to use these as an aid to personal meditation upon the Word of God during Advent. These devotions have been printed and compiled by Ralph and Marcia Selking, and Frank and Betty Becker. A big thank you to them!

A Sunday School Teacher’s Meeting is scheduled for this Tue. at 7pm. We need to plan for the children’s Christmas service.

The Thanksgiving Service will be Thanksgiving Day, Thurs. November 28th at 9AM. We thank the Lord of the harvest for providing us with all we need to support this body and life, for our daily bread and for farmers and those who labor in the fields, for favorable weather and an abundance of the fruits of the earth.

Ladies Aid Christmas Party on Thurs., Dec. 19th at 6:30pm. Everyone who has helped make noodles is encouraged to attend, bring your man, a gift for your man, and your appetite, as the evening meal will be provided. Please let us know if you are coming by calling Jamie Miller 223-4797, Cheryl Reinking 565-4223, or Kelly Todd 639-7291.

Advent Midweek Services will be 7pm Wednesdays throughout the season of Advent, Dec. 4, 11, and 18. We will use the first three petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, together with Martin Luther’s Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio as our theme. The service on Christmas Eve is 7pm, and the Divine Service on Christmas Day is 9am. Rejoice in the coming and birth of our Lord Jesus, born for us and our salvation.

Altar Guild volunteer needed. Anyone interested in assisting with altar guild duties, i.e. filling candles, changing paraments, etc. for a month or two, please call Kim Ehlerding 547-4229 or 701-8368.

Noodles were created once again by the Ladies, and it was a success. We made 383lbs. of noodles to sell at the Bazaar and later. We were encouraged by the presence of some new and younger members as well. Thanks to all who came, cleaned, made, and bought noodles.

Middle and High School Youth

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. today, November 24; 1-5 p.m.

All youth in grades 6-8 are invited to enjoy this Fort Wayne Civic Theatre musical based on the beloved 1947 movie. Rated G. We will leave from Bingen’s parking lot at 1 p.m. and should return by 5 p.m. Please let Pastor Yeager or Brock know if you are planning to attend.

Higher Things Conference 2020. At our annual youth group planning meeting, we decided to attend the Higher Things Conference next summer. The Conferences will be held at four locations across the country. We settled on the Conference happening at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, July 14-17, 2020, because of date and location.

If you are interested in going, please contact Pr. Yeager.

 At Wyneken

27th Annual Craft Show Sat., Dec. 7th, 9-2pm at Wyneken. Lunch served 11-1pm.  Cookie corner.  Over 70 vendors.

Painters Needed! The Wyneken School Board is looking for volunteers to paint the lower grade hallway and locker rooms. When: Saturday, December 21st from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM; Saturday, December 28th from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM; Tuesday, December 31st from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Positions Needing Filled Are: Taping and area prep, Washing of walls and surfaces, Painting of trim and jams, Cutting in, Rolling of walls. Verbal commitments may be called to Chris Caston at (260) 701-2276. E-mail commitments may be e-mailed to Chris Caston at . Bring a ladder, if you have one available. THANK YOU! in advance for your consideration and willingness to help control costs and maintain our first-class facility.

Wyneken PTL invites you to our Mighty Warrior Gala, February 29, 2020 located at The Eden, 14013 Emmanuel Rd., Hoagland, IN 46745. This annual fundraiser supports our school in many and various ways and is a fun night of fellowship with Wyneken parents, teachers, and pastors, past and present. Presale Tickets only. Contact Kari Butcher 260-223-2277 or to purchase tickets.

Square Dance at the Hoagland Hayloft. Friday, December 13 at 7:30pm, $10/person and includes 1 free drink ticket. Doors open 7:30.