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NEWS AND NOTES October 21, 2018

10.19.18 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

NEWS AND NOTES October 21, 2018

Today: 8am pg 219 Matins 9:15-10am Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 10:15am pg 184 Divine Service , Setting Three 6:30-8:30 Youth Gathering at Parsonage 1 by Bingen Monday: 10:30am funeral for Jim Merriman Tuesday: 6am Early Bird Bible Class 7am noodle making Wednesday: 7pm Adult Instruction Class and Bible Class 7pm Choir practice Thursday: 7am noodle making Friday: 7am noodle making Saturday: Next Sunday: 8am pg. 184 Divine Service, Setting Three 9:15-10:00 am Sunday School and Bible Class 10:15am pg. 219 Matins 6:30-8:30 Wyneken Volunteer Service and Games

Serving Christ During the Week


Today:      8am  pg  219 Matins

                                9:15-10am Adult Bible Class & Sunday School

                                10:15am  pg  184 Divine Service , Setting Three

                                6:30-8:30 Youth Gathering at Parsonage 1 by Bingen

Monday:          10:30am funeral for Jim Merriman

 Tuesday:          6am Early Bird Bible Class

                          7am noodle making

Wednesday:         7pm Adult Instruction Class and Bible Class

                                                7pm  Choir practice

Thursday:                             7am noodle making

Friday:                   7am noodle making


Next Sunday:   

                8am  pg. 184 Divine Service, Setting Three

                9:15-10:00 am Sunday School and Bible Class

                10:15am pg. 219 Matins

             6:30-8:30 Wyneken Volunteer Service  and Games


                                NEWS AND NOTES October 21, 2018


  • Today Alter flowers are in blessing of Ken and Pendy Selkings  28th wedding anniversary.  May theirs and all couples be blessed in Gods glory


  • October Baptismal Birthdays : Elijah Steiner, Max Nussbaum, Gus Nussbaum. Jacob David, Dane Lenegar, Harmon Bluhm, Hannah Faurote, Levi Adams


  • Wyneken School Fall Break is October 22-26 with a planned e-Learning day on Monday October, 22.


  • We will be making noodles on the 22nd, 23rd, 25th and 26th starting at 7am each day. Come whenever you can and stay as long as you wish.  Lunch is served each day.  Come and join in the fellowship.


  • Preble along with Bingen and Friedheim will be discussing the future path for our tri church youth director. We are creating a committee that includes 3 representatives from each church to review all options and make recommendations to the church voters assembly’s.


  • Our Wyneken Parents who attend worship here with their Wyneken children are reminded to initial their column on the special books in the narthex. We have begun another 6 months of record keeping for attendance.  Recall that each family with their Wyneken children must attend at least 14 services at the church to retain their member tuition status.


  • The Early-Bird Bible Class, which meets every Tuesday morning at 6 am in the Bingen Parish Hall, is studying the book of Acts. This offers a wonderful way to start the day with the Word of God and prayer.


  • As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, we recognize the graduates of our school. This week we remember the Wyneken graduation class of 1978.  Martin Aumann, Linette Becker, Cynthia Berning, Mark Berning, Lisa Bieberich, Sandy Bieberich, Eric Blum, Brenda Bradtmueller, Susan Daugherty, Stacy Gallmeyer, Michael Heckman, Scott Kendall, Linda Keuneke, Bradley Kiess, Rita Koenemann, Michael Linnemeier, Kraig Macke, Gregory Riffe, Kirk Scheumann, John Schueler, Randal Selking, Terry Selking, Jeffrey Smith, Laurie Smith, Jeff Witte, Mark Witte


  • Help needed: Wyneken School Board is seeking individuals to assist with the installation of some new emergency lighting at the school. Those available  to help with this project should plan to meet at Wyneken on Saturday, October 27 at 8am.  Any questions may be directed to Chris Caston at 260-701-2276


  • SCRIP: A new SCRIP representative (volunteer position) is needed for Zion, Friedheim and for St. Paul , Preble.  Please prayerfully consider your church and school in this capacity.  If  interested,  contact Mr. Gavrun at principal or by phone at 260-639-6177.


  • Youth Gathering at Parsonage 1 by Bingen; It’s bonfire season and we’re doing it again,.twice! Think about hot dogs. Think about delicious bee  and vegetables wrapped in foil.  Think about bringing a fire extinguisher and friend!!


  • Next Sunday the Wyneken Volunteer and Games will meet again. We had 18 youth and 6 adults last month , and we’ve got space and soda for more.  Join your fellow Wyneken alumni for an hour or so of service before having fun times in the Wyneken gymnasium.


  • Wall of Honor: Sunday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day.  We know that our freedom  isn’t free.  Because of the sacrifices of many brave men and women, we can enjoy the many rights and privileges that this country has to offer.  We would like to honor our many veterans.  In order to do this, we will be assembling a Veterans’ Day Wall and we need your help.  We are asking for pictures of  family and friends that have served or are currently serving in the military.  Along with a picture, we would like to have the following information with the photo; Names of person in photo, name of person submitting the photo, relation to you, branch of service and when that person served.  Please send in your pictures and information to the school office by November 1.


  • Grandparents/Special Guest Day: Mark your calendars for Friday, November 1!  Times are 8am-10am for visitations and chapel at 10am.  No lunches to be served.  Here is a link to get your guests registered for Grandparents Day;
  • https://wynekengpday.eventbrite.com On line registration will close on October 30.


  • Prayer List: for members to use as they bring the needs of others before God’s throne of grace:  Kathy Terhune, Marilyn Harvey, Rae Fuhrmann (long time Wyneken teacher), Lorretta Boroff-sister of Jake Miller



  • St Peter Immanuel Lutheran School Fish and Tenderloin dinner, Saturday, October 27 4-7pm Adults $10 Children $5 under 5 free



  • SGO DONATIONS. For those planning to donate to our Wyneken School through an SGO, SGO donations will still give the donor a 50% tax credit for their Indiana State taxes. However, the federal IRS will no longer allow such donations to be itemized. Call John Dize at 260-203-4509 or go to

  • November 4, 11, 18; 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Youth Gathering at Parsonage 1 Join us on Sunday evenings for food, fellowship, and fun. Frivolity optional.


  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church Ossian is having their Holiday Bazaar Sunday, November 4th 11:15-1:30 pm . Swiss Steak Dinner Adults $10, children 12 and under $5, carry out available.


  • The Women’s Guild of Emmaus Lutheran 8626 Covington Rd, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar & Sale on Saturday, November 10 from 9am-2pm in the gym.


  • Next week lessons: Jeremiah 31:7-9, Hebrews 7:23-28, Mark 10:46-52









Saint Paul Lutheran Church



Sermon:  Earthly Wealth and Heavenly Treasure (Mark 10:23-31)

 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”  These words of our Lord are unsettling.  What is the danger of wealth?  That, as riches increase, we begin to put our trust in them and make them our god, as the Rich Young Man had done in his own life.  The disciples are astonished at Jesus’ word.  Verse 26, “Then who can be saved” If getting into heaven is so difficult, than no one can get in! This is true, according to the Law.  The Law is given to show our sin that we might despair of ourselves, turn to Christ, and receive his righteousness by faith. With man, salvation is impossible.  But all things are possible with God. Christ divested himself of all riches and made himself poor, that we might be rich with God’s grace.  He who was great made himself small, and traveled through the eye of the needle for us, pulling us through with him by our Baptism into his death and resurrection.  All things are possible through Christ who saves us.


P:  Lord, in your mercy     C:  Hear our prayer:

The Communicants

Our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

The Nation

Those Who Mourn:  Family of  Rich Loshe, brother of Susie Ehlerding

           Family of Jim Merriman

The Harvest: the health and safety of all farmers, as they bring in the abundance of the fruits of the earth





Our Sick & Shut-in

Birthdays:  Mandy Harkless, Wally Mesing, Jordan  Miller, Sean Werling, Duane Melcher, Anthony Marbach, Penny Smith, Sandy Kolter, John Polk, Dick Borne




      Serving Christ and Being Served in Worship

                                                              8am. 135

                                                                                                  9am. Bible class  67

                                                                                                10:15am 110                                                       

                                      Serving Christ in our Offerings

Need Weekly:  $7,049.90     Received Last Week:  $5,572.10


(+) or (-) Weekly: ($1,477.80)   (+) or (-) Year to Date: ( $53,468.77)