NEWS AND NOTES, November 3rd, 2019
At St. Paul, Preble
November Newsletter with the month’s acolyte rotation is in narthex.
All Saints’ Day. The Feast of All Saints was Friday Nov. 1, but we transfer it to the nearest Sunday in November that we might celebrate it together as a congregation. On All Saints, we remember the Church Triumphant—those saints in heaven, whose bodies have been laid to rest, and whose souls are with the Lord. These saints enjoy the Sabbath rest of God (Heb. 4:9). As the First Reading from Revelation 7 tells us, they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. They are the “host arrayed in white” as we shall sing in our Hymn of the Day. Free of the stain of sin and every source of temptation, “they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple.” Their one joy and delight is to worship the Lamb before his throne, and, with palm branches in their hands, they sing together one unending chorus, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” [Rev.7] In his Beatitudes, our Lord promises the Church on earth, which does battle against Satan, world, and flesh and so often finds itself weak and suffering, the unending blessedness of the future life of the world to come. The Church on earth and the Church in heaven is one Church. Though we have been separated from our departed brothers and sisters by death, we are in communion with them when we receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Lord’s Supper. In the Lord’s Supper, heaven joins earth, and together with the angels, archangels, and all the company of heaven, we worship God and the Lamb. Jesus feeds us of his own Body and Blood, so that, in perfect communion with him and with all his saints, we may share in the hope of eternal life.
Ladies Aid Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 23. 10:30am-1pm. We will have a bake sale including cookie corner, frosted Christmas cookies, noodles and other baked goodies as well as crafts. Luncheon served.
From the Roemer family: Thank you on behalf of Dave and Lisa Roemer for your time in attending the benefit, and for your generous donations and friendship. Your prayers mean so much in getting Dave this far and his continued progress. God bless you.
Middle and High School Youth
Today, November 3; 6:30 p.m. – High School Gathering at Parsonage #1. Come for fellowship with your peers.
Sunday, November 10; 5:30 p.m. – Movie Night at Caston Home
Chris and Tina Caston will again host a movie night at their home (1988 E. 900 N.; Decatur, IN 46733). Come and enjoy their incredible home theater! Pizza and popcorn provided. Butter if you wish. Please note the start time of 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 24; 1-5 p.m. – Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. 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 going by November 15.
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.
Grandparents/Special Guest Day is on Friday, November 8. Look for information to be shared soon in our weekly newsletter and on the Wyneken website on how to register your attendees for the event.
27th Annual Craft Show Sat., Dec. 7th, 9-3pm at Wyneken. Lunch served 11-1pm. Cookie corner. Over 70 vendors.
SCRIP Coordinator is Heather Yeager (St. Paul, Preble.) SCRIP representatives are –Jennifer Faurote, Preble; Teegen Brock, Bingen; and Cheryl Lengerich, Friedheim. Consider SCRIP for all of your shopping needs-this program supports the PTL of Wyneken.
Scrap Metal Donations. Got any type of metal lying around and need to get rid of it? Wyneken Class of 2020 has continued an open account at OmniSource on 1430 Meyer Rd (in between New Haven and Ft. Wayne) to donate. Take in your scrap metal and tell them that you would like to donate it to the Wyneken Class of 2020. Can’t get it there or don’t have a truck large enough for old pieces or farm implements, we will come get it. Contact Lori Cole for any questions.
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.
Bethlehem Holiday Bazaar and Swiss Steak Dinner Sun., Nov. 3rd 11:15-1:30 pm. 6514 E 750 N Ossian, IN in the school gym. Adults $10, children 12 & under $5, Hot Dog meal $3. Carry out will be available.
Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale at Martini Lutheran Church, Saturday, November 9th, 9:00am to 2:00pm. 333 E Moeller Road, New Haven, IN. A light breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For table reservations contact Barb Johnson at 414-0271.