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NEWS AND NOTES, September 29th, 2019

09.26.19 | Bulletins | by Kim Ehlerding

NEWS AND NOTES, September 29th, 2019

WEEKLY CALENDAR Today: 8am The Divine Service, Setting III, P. 184 9:15am Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15am The Divine Service, Setting III, P. 184 11:30am Confirmation Instruction 6:30-8:30pm Bonfire and Gathering at Parsonage #1 Tuesday: 6am Early Bird Bible Study—St. John Wednesday: 6pm Large Catechism Class 7pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15pm Adult Catechism Class Next Sun: 8am Matins 9:15am Bible Class and Sunday School 10:15am Divine Service 11:30am Confirmation Instruction 6:30-8:30pm Bonfire and Gathering at Parsonage #1

NEWS AND NOTES, September 29th, 2019


At St. Paul, Preble


Adult Catechism begins this Wednesday at 7:15, (following the Large Catechism class) and will continue October thru March. If you or someone you know is interested in taking classes toward membership at St. Paul this class is a great opportunity, not simply to increase one’s knowledge about God, but to strengthen faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and to help one live out that faith in life. Since receiving the Lord’s teaching is a way of life, not only for first-time catechumens but for all Christians, this class is open and available to all members of St. Paul, as well as friends and relatives. Please spread the word! If you are interested please let Pr. Yeager know of your intention to join so that we have enough materials for everyone.


Next Sunday Oct. 6th, Pastor Brege will be in attendance to share the Word of God with us in preaching. As always, we continue to pray for Pr. Brege as he serves in his capacity as District President, for many congregations of the Ind. District under his care, and for Synod.


Elders, Council, and Voters will be Oct. 28-29th. Pastor Yeager will be away at Pastor’s Conference Oct. 20-22, so these were rescheduled.


Refreshments for Sunday morning Bible Class/Sunday School. All members are welcomed to sign up on the calendar in the fellowship hall to provide refreshments on any Sunday. Most of October is currently free for those who would like to sign up. Thanks!



High School Youth


Tonight we will gather at parsonage #1 for a bonfire, fellowship, and prayer at 6:30pm. We will do the same next Sunday at 6:30 as well.


Father/Son Seminary Visit is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at 9am-3pm. All middle and high school boys and their fathers are invited to Concordia Theological Seminary on this Wednesday of Fall Break. We will leave Bingen’s parking lot at 9, attend chapel, tour campus, sit in on a class, meet faculty and staff, and get a glimpse into the process of pastoral formation. If there is any interest in the Pastoral Ministry as a future vocation, this trip will be for you. Contact Pr. Yeager for details.


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. We are only at the beginning stages where we are gathering names at this point. More information concerning registration fees, fundraisers, etc. will be forthcoming. We are seeking to fund this event by several avenues, including a Lutheran Foundation Grant. If you would like to learn more about Higher Things, go to www.higherthings.org. Thank you.



 At Wyneken

Scrap Metal Donations. Got any type of metal lying around and need to get rid of it? Like aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, wrought iron or old appliances, leftover building material, strands of burnt-out Christmas lights, farm equipment, cars, and tin roofing. Wyneken Class of 2020 has continued an open account at OmniSource on 1430 Meyer Rd (in between New Haven and Ft. Wayne) to allow for donations. It’s easy, take your scrap metal in 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.


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



Sister Churches


Senior Citizen Lunch, Age 55 and better, at New Hope Luth. Church, Ossian, Thurs. Oct. 3rd, starting at 11:30am. The lunch will be followed by a special program: the Rev. Michael Frese will speak on the topic: “Military Chaplain Duties at War and At Home.” Call 622-7954 to reserve your spot by Tuesday, October 1st.

Pork Chop Dinner sponsored by Bethlehem, Ossian @ Lighted Gardens, 10794 N SR 1, Ossian, will be served Sunday, Oct. 6th from 10:30-1:30pm. THIS IS A DRIVE THRU DINNER. Cost is $9. Dinner includes: smoked pork chop, baked potato, green beans, roll. For advance tickets, call Kathy Narwhal at 260-705-6257 or Cheryl Louison at 260-414-5526. Proceeds support the school roof repair.


Soup and Sandwich Day at Zion Lutheran, Decatur, on Oct. 11th, 2019. Serving 11-1pm and 4-6pm will be held in the Family Life Center Gym. There is a Carry Out order form on the bulletin board which could be copied, filled out, and mailed to Zion to pre-order food.

Chicken and Swiss Steak Dinner at St. Peter, Fuelling, Sun., Oct. 13th 10:30am—1:30pm. Adults $9; kids 12 and under $5.

Fall Rummage & Bake Sale at Emmanuel, Soest, 9909 Wayne Trace, Thurs., Oct. 24 from 8am—4pm and Fri., Oct. 25th from 8—noon.

Theology in the Parish Lectures at Zion, Ft. Wayne, 2313 Hanna St., is pleased to announce An Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew by Rev. Prof. James Voelz, followed by sacred music at Zion: hymns of Nicolai, Heerman, and Gerhardt, Sat. Oct. 26th, 1:30-4pm. $5 Adults.

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.