NEWS AND NOTES, September 8, 2019
At St. Paul, Preble
Sunday School/Bible Class resumes today. If anyone is interested in serving as a teacher or an aide, your time and devotion to our students would be greatly appreciated. Talk to Mr. Tim Hoffman.
Choir will start practice on Sept. 11th. We are looking to record our voices for Worship Anew this year, and possibly record our Sunday School students as well. As always, if you like to make a joyful noise to the Lord, St. Paul would be greatly benefited and blessed by your addition to the choir. New voices are always encouraged and appreciated. Talk to Mrs. Connie Garner if you would like to join.
St. Paul hosts the services at Woodcrest, 1:30pm Sept. 12th and at Adams Heritage, 11am Sept. 19th. We thank all who come to push wheelchairs at Woodcrest for their service. As always, the congregation is invited to these services and to visit with our St. Paul members beforehand and afterward.
100th Birthday of Mrs. Malinda Bieberich is September 18th of this year. St. Paul is hosting a small party for Malinda at Adams Heritage on Wed., Sept. 18th at 10am. All are welcome to join us. We would also like to have a card shower for Malinda on her birthday. Pastor Yeager will collect the cards - feel free to leave them on his desk.
Gently Used Sale Sept. 20 8am-4pm and Sept. 21 8-11am. Hosted by The Ladies’ Aid. The sack sale is $2/bag. Noodles will be on sale also. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to this event.
In Bible Class we will begin a new study on the Book of Psalms, with an emphasis on the use of Psalms in prayer. I will bring in some wisdom from C.S. Lewis, Bonhoeffer, and of course Luther on the Psalms as well as some of the Church fathers. This will be an excellent time to come to Bible Class if you don't already as we begin a new series of study in the Word of God. The goal is also for your daily prayer and devotional life to be enriched by this study. -Pastor
Acolytes. September's schedule is listed in the newsletter. As always, if your acolyte cannot make the service, please make arrangements to have a substitute. Also, it would be helpful if all parents would let Pr. Yeager know what services their acolytes would be willing to assist- early, late, or both. It will help with scheduling. Thanks.
Elders, Council, Voters' Assembly. Pr. Yeager will be absent on the date we originally selected for Council and Voters, Oct. 21-22 due to Pastor's Conference. A new date of Oct. 28-29 for these meetings is proposed, barring any objections.
The Wednesday night Large Catechism study continues to meet and all are invited.
High School Youth
The next youth event is Sept. 15th at 6:30pm at the Selking’s pond. All youth (grades 6-12) are invited to Emily and Evan Selking’s pond for an afternoon of fellowship and food. Swimming, fishing, paddle-boating, and a variety of outdoor activities will be enjoyed. Join us!
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. Higher Things is an annual, week-long Lutheran youth conference devoted to confessional Lutheran worship, catechesis, and fellowship. The mission of Higher Things is to assist parents, pastors, and congregations in cultivating a distinctly Lutheran identity among youth and young adults. Our youth have gone to the Conference in the past and found it to edifying and an opportunity to make lasting memories.
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.
Save the Date for the Wyneken Golf Outing! Cross Creek Golf Club on September 29 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to have some fun, support your Wyneken class of 2021, and have a chance to play a round of golf with your friends. Cost for players is $60 or $240/4 players. We are also looking for corporate sponsors for the golf outing. If you, would like to be a sponsor, contact Laura Kukelhan (laurakukelhan or 260-223-3828) or a member of the 7th grade class to sign up.
Hog Roast at Martini Lutheran Church, Sat., Sept. 28th, 4-9pm.Bring your family and friends as we celebrate this special evening with food, beer, silent auction items, games and raffles. $10/adults $5/kids.
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.