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Bringing together St. Thomas, Waldo and Trinity-Town Wilson
February 2015 Issue 2-15
Inside this issue:
Pastor Frederick K. Jabs
Secretary - Cathy Timm
Office E-mail: [email protected]
St. Thomas Lutheran
N4097 County Road M
P.O. Box 223
Waldo, WI 53093
Trinity Lutheran Church –
6522 S. Business Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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Sundays at 8:30 AM
Sundays at 10:15 AM
Sunday School/Bible Study
Sundays at 9:30 AM
How are you? I just had to send a note to tell you how much I love you and care
I saw you yesterday as you were talking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping
you would also talk with me. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your
day and a cool breeze to rest you. I waited – you never came. Oh yes, it hurts, but I
still love you because I am your Friend.
I saw you fall asleep last night and longed to touch your brow,
so I spilled moonlight upon your pillow and face. Again I waited, waiting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts
for you! You woke up late and rushed off to work. My tears
were in the rain.
Today you look so sad – so all alone. It makes my heart ache
because I understand. My friends let Me down and hurt Me
many times too … but I love you.
Oh, if you would only listen to Me. I love you! I try to tell you
in the blue sky and in the green grass. I whisper it in the leaves
on the trees and breathe in the colors of flowers. I shout it to
you in the mountain streams. I give the love birds songs to sing. I clothe you with
warm sunshine and perfume the air with nature scents. My love for you is deeper than
the ocean and bigger than the biggest want or need in your head. Oh if you only knew
how much I want to walk and talk with you. We could spend an eternity together in
I know how hard it is on this earth, I really know! And I want to help you. I want
you to meet My Father. He wants to help you, too. My Father is that way you know.
Just call Me – ask Me – talk with Me! Oh please do not forget Me. I have so much
to share with you!
I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!"
In Christ’s service,
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Trinity – Town Wilson
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Trinity – Town Wilson
Pauline and Roger Ostermann (1981)
Tender Loving Christian Child Care & Preschool
6522 South Business Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081
From the Director …
Happy Valentine’s Day!
ing in the temple as a boy,
Jesus’ baptism, Jesus
healing the ten lepers, JeWe learned about sus Raising Jairus’s
dental health and daughter from the dead
how to take
and Jesus feedcare of our
ing 5 thousand
got all bundled up begrowing up, Jesus’s bapcause it’s snowing out.
tism, Jesus calling His
disciples and Jesus calmWe learned how commu- ing the storm.
nity helpers help us everyday.
Have a Happy Valentine’s
Day. Show someone how
During religion time we
much you love them.
learned about good health.
The older children heard
stories about Jesus studyMiss Wendy
Who do you love?
Make a list of the people that you
love. How many of them will be
joining you in heaven? How
many of them know about God’s
saving grace, and what He has
done for all who believe in Him?
Now make another list of people
who you enjoy being around, who
would come to your house for a
dinner party. It could be your
neighbors, friends, family, or
church members. How many of
them know about Jesus’ love for
us? What could you
share with them, so that
they can join you in
IN NEED OF PRAYER
* Giles Family— Laurie’s
Mom who is battling cancer.
Refill Hand soap 9 Volt Battery
2 Bars of Ivory Small Envelopes
THANK YOU! To Louette Ostermann, Miss Debbie, Miss Cindy, and members of St. Thomas
and Trinity Church for all your donations that you have given to our program. GOD has
blessed us with very special people.
Jesus loves us very much. He loves you and me, and
He loved a man named Zacchaeus a long time ago.
Only Zacchaeus didn’t know it yet. Zacchaeus was a
wee little man. When Jesus came to teach the crowd,
Zacchaeus couldn’t see. Zacchaeus heard Jesus loves
all people. He wondered if Jesus loved him. So he
wanted to see Him and find out.
He stood up on his tippy toes and stretched his neck
way out. He jumped and jumped up high until he had
to stop. At last, he cried, “I’ve got a plan!” He climbed
up a tree. And from the branches way up high, Zacchaeus now could see.
When Jesus walked beneath the tree, He looked up
happily. “Zacchaeus, come down here. I’m coming
home with you.” Zacchaeus was happy to learn Jesus
loved Him; Zacchaeus wanted to show His love for
Jesus too, as do we. We love Jesus because He first
Rattles & Practices
To kick off the day, serve some
heart-shaped pancakes. Pancake
batter makes nearly ideal "ink"
on a hot griddle. We used our regular made-fromscratch pancake recipe with a splash of extra milk
for fluidity and doubled the recipe so we'd have
plenty to practice with. It works with pancake mix,
as well. The key is to sift the flour (ideally with a
real sifter) so that lumps won't gum up the process.
For a "pen," funnel the batter into a squeeze bottle
with a hole in the cap, such as a clean chocolate
syrup container. On the griddle, shape the hearts
one lobe at a time. They're really just a V shape,
which spreads out into a heart on the griddle. You
can also write secret messages or your child's initials. Top with fresh berries and maple syrup.
For a perfectly shaped heart, make regular round
pancakes and cut them with a heart-shaped cookie
STAR OF THE MONTH
Hello! My name is Hannah. I am 9 months old.
My favorite person is my mom and dad. I love
to play with my piano and bouncing elephant.
My favorite food is peaches, not green beans!
My favorite song is “Rainbow Connection”. I
can pull myself into a standing position and
crawl. I learned to walk with a walker. When
I’m with my family I like to play, laugh, smile,
have Mom toss me (gently) onto the bed and
have Dad blow raspberries on my tummy. When
I’m at day care I like to paint.
Next Month’s Star is
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong.
They are weak but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus love me!
Yes, Jesus love me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
For the Bible tell me so.
The theme for this year’s Lenten Pulpit exchange is I Tell You The Truth. Our faith is dependent on
the truth of Jesus’ resurrection. If Christ had not been raised, our faith would be futile. But thanks be to God, He
is alive. Since Christ rose from the grave we can be confident that all of His other claims are true. This series
focuses on some of Jesus’ “I tell you the truth” statements.
The following is the schedule of themes and who will be our speakers for our special services:
I Tell You the Truth … Anyone Who Sins Is a Slave to Sin – John :31-36
I Tell You the Truth … If One Dies, It Produces Life for Many – John 12:23-27
Pastor Ken Serr, Grace Lutheran Church, Haven
I Tell You the Truth … You Will Disown Me – Mark 14:27-31
Pastor Darrel Bergelin, Trinity Lutheran Church, Howards Grove
I Tell You the Truth … One of You Will Betray Me – Mark 14:12-21
Vicar Adam Archer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Howards Grove
I Tell You the Truth … Fruits of Faith Will be Remembered – Mark 14:1-9
Pastor Dana Loney, Christ Lutheran Church, Sheboygan
I Tell You the Truth … Faith Can Move Mountains – Matthew 21:18-22
Pastor Bryan Osladil, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Sheboygan
I Tell You the Truth … Until I Drink It Anew in the Kingdom of God
– Mark 14:22-25 Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Pastor Jabs
I Tell You the Truth … Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise – Luke 23:39-43
Good Friday Communion Service, Pastor Jabs
I Tell You the Truth … Your Grief Will Turn to Joy – John 16:16-22
Easter Services, Pastor Jabs
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP TIMES
St. Thomas Lutheran – Waldo .…..6:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran – Town Wilson …7:30 PM
Trinity LENTEN SUPPERS
Suppers will (with your help) be served prior to
our Lenten worship services. Plan to join us at 6:15
PM for a time of food and fellowship on:
A free-will offering will be taken for the Roof Fund.
Sonrise at Trinity … 6:27 AM
Festival at Trinity … 8:30 AM
Festival at St. Thomas … 10:15 AM
LENTEN SUPPERS at St. Thomas
The Ladies Aid will be providing soup suppers. Plan to join us at 5:00 PM for a time of
food and fellowship prior to our Lenten worship on:
February 25 March 4 March 11
A free-will offering will be taken for the
Time and Talents and Other News
December Stewardship of Time and Talents
St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Waldo
Sunday, February 1, is “Souper Bowl Sunday” at
Trinity-Town Wilson. The Phoebe Society will put
out the soup kettle that day and invites you to join
them in adding your cash donations for St. Mark’s
Food Bank. Monies given will be used to purchase
items not always donated to the bank but always
needed by families. Thank you for your help in this
Congregation Night at
Thursday, February 19
All members of Trinity-Town Wilson and St. Thomas
Free admission to the boys’ basketball game against
JV2 plays at 4:30 p.m., JV plays at 5:50 p.m., and Varsity plays at 7:30 p.m.
Cheer on the Crusaders!
Sunday, February 8
Please join us after the 8:30 a.m. worship service as we celebrate God’s Word and
enjoy fellowship with each other.
Please bring a potluck dish to share.
St. Thomas Lutheran Church
2014 Membership Action Summary
January 1, 2014
December 31, 2014
Attendance (52 Services)
Regular Services Average
Attendance (14 Services)
Special Services Average
Average Times per
(divide total comm. attend.
by confirmed number)
Gains in Membership
Elaine Lottie Cordell on April 19, 2014
Eugene and Helen Buhler on May 16, 2014
Losses in Membership
Jim Lodl removed December 8, 2014
Anthony Florencio removed December 18, 2014
Anita Florencio removed December 18, 2014
Joan M. Lemkuil on July 12, 2014
Eugene G. Buhler on October 7, 2014
St. Thomas Voters’ Meeting – January 26, 2015
Chairman Jerry Selk called the meeting to order. Pastor Jabs opened with reading a paraphrase of Psalms 117
and 118 followed by prayer. Roll Call was take with 10 members present, including Pastor.
The Minutes of previous meeting were printed and the members reviewed them. A motion was made, seconded and approved the minutes.
Pastor Jabs read two notes. The first was a thank you from Pastor and Joan for the Christmas gift – as well as
the support throughout the year. The second was a note that was included in a memorial we received in memory of
Eugene Buhler commending St. Thomas for the fond memories the contributor had of Sunday School and hearing
of God’s love from the members of St. Thomas.
Baptized – 84 Confirmed – 67
Losses in Membership over the past quarter included the following transfers:
Jim Lodl to St. Paul’s, Sheboygan Falls (LCMS) on December 8 th, 2014
Anthony Florencio to St John’s, Sherman Center (LCMS) on December 18, 2014
Anita Florencio to St. John’s, Sherman Center (LCMS) on December 18, 2014
A motion was made, and seconded and carried to accept the Membership report.
Pastor Jabs also gave a summary of attendance and membership action from the year 2014.
Financial Secretary’s Report
The Financial Secretary’s Fourth Quarter and Annual Reports were presented. A motion was made, seconded
and carried to file the reports.
It was reported that Memorial and Student Aid CDs are due. Joan Hanson is looking for guidance. Since
there is not a current need for these funds at this time, Helen Hayon made a motion we should roll over the funds.
Motion was seconded and carried.
A question was asked if the Initial offering envelopes paid for the church envelopes. It was pointed out that
those envelopes also go into the general fund, and gets paid from there. A questioned was also asked as to why
nothing was on the treasurer’s report for the envelopes. Pastor pointed out that the Concordia bill for the envelopes
was included in the Office Supplies line.
It was noted that the Money Market account is taken care of by the Treasurer. The minutes from our last
meeting had a note regarding this under the Financial Secretary’s report. It should have been listed under the
The Treasurer’s Fourth Quarter and Year End reports were presented. A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the Treasurer’s Report.
Elders Report – no report.
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Kurt Stegemeyer reported all was going well. They have been keeping the sidewalks cleaned from snow.
Among items that are being worked on are the railings for the covered entrance (Pastor’s) to the parking lot.
We will also be looking at the roof as well as the canopy covering the front entrance, perhaps making it bigger and
to match the church roof line.
Board of Education Report – Bible Classes are going well.
Mission/Evangelism/Stewardship Report – With the absence of Sue Kracht there were no report, but we are sure
thank you for visiting notes were sent to people visiting.
Lutheran High Report
Things are going well.
Citrus order are due. If you are still interested in getting some fruit, orders need to be placed this evening.
The Lutheran High Auction is April 18 th. They are once again asking for Baskets. A motion was made, seconded and carried to take door offerings and ask the Ladies Aid to put the baskets together. Motion
We will once again be participating in a Lenten Pulpit Exchange with the same pastors as in the past.
Lenten suppers are usually provided by the Ladies Aid. However, it would be nice to publish in the newsletter
where the free will offering will go. The Voters felt a good project is the new roof.
Pastor thanked everyone for their help. Without the help of the congregation, Pastor would not always be
aware of things that are happening.
Pastor provided an update on the elections from last meeting. Currently we have only one elder. Jeff Koepke
and Ernie Koepke both declined the office, but are willing to help when needed.
With regard to Strategic Planning, Pastor is encouraging that we set up a total congregation meeting where we
would be looking at and discussing the future of St. Thomas. It was decided to have a potluck meal following worship on March 8th with the meeting to follow. Letters and phone calls will be sent and placed
to encourage everyone’s attendance.
It was reported that Pastor Gugel was reelected as Circuit Visitor.
Pastor also reported that South Wisconsin District is looking at rearranging the circuits during their convention
this summer. This is an effort to make the circuits closer in size.
Plymouth Review is no longer printing church times free in their paper. These will be published twice monthly
in the Plymouth Extra with a cost of $120.00 per year. A motion was made, seconded and carried to publish our church in this publication. It is something we need to do so people know who and where we are
in order to join us. It was suggested that we advertise for a sponsor to pay for this advertisement. However, if not enough comes in, we should take the money out of the Outreach Fund to pay the cost.
As a congregation we need to start thinking ahead and planning for our big Sale Day to be held on June 27,
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Spring clean-up day was discussed. We will be starting at 4:00 pm followed by a potluck mean. Motion was
made, seconded and carried to set May 6th as the date.
Pastor reminded the Voters that Matt Gartman will be the delegate and Elmer Hazen will be the alternate representing Trinity and St. Thomas at the District Convention this summer.
Pastor recommended that St. Thomas nominate President Wille for another term as District President and Pastor Bergelin from Howards Grove for another term on the District Board of Directors. Motion was made,
seconded and carried to make these nominations.
Helen Hayon reported that there are some problems with the organ and she has found someone to work on it.
She wanted to know if she should proceed in having the organ checked. Motion was made, seconded and
carried to proceed with the money coming from the Organ Fund.
Karen Van Ess asked if we, as a congregation, would like to give money to the Arbuckle’s who had a fire
earlier this year. Motion was made, seconded and carried to give $50.00.
Next Voters Meeting – April 27th at 6:30 pm
Adjournment and the Lord’s Prayer – 8:09 pm
Karen Van Ess, Secretary
Kids’ Fun Page
From the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (www.lcms.org)
“Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful” (Luke 6:36). The word for mercy that Jesus uses here
has a more concrete meaning than what we typically associate with mercy. It means more than just being kind. It means to be concerned about your neighbor’s state and well-being. Thus, Jesus taught that
we are to care, to be concerned about our neighbor’s state and well-being even as our Father in heaven
cares for and is concerned about our state and well-being.
How has our Father in heaven cared for our state? How has He shown His concern for our well-being?
How has He showered this mercy upon us?
He gave of Himself. He sent His only-begotten Son in human flesh, to become one of us—a man—and
to suffer all that we suffer and to endure what we endure—a fallen world full of sinful people, temptation, the attacks of the devil, and death. He took upon Himself what rightfully belongs to us—sin and
death—in order that He could give to us what rightfully belongs to Him—righteousness, purity, eternal
life, and victory over the temptation of Satan and this fallen world. That is how He cared for our state.
That is how He was concerned for our well-being. He entered into our state for the sake of our wellbeing, died in our place, rose for our justification, redeemed us to make all things new. He entered our
state so that by water and His Word we would be granted entrance into His state as children of our Father in heaven. In other words, He had empathy toward us, which resulted in true sympathy.
Jesus, therefore, calls the church to empathy and sympathy for her neighbors. “Be merciful even as your
Father in heaven is merciful.” He asks the church to give of herself, to enter into her neighbors’ state for
their well-being. And the church gives of herself the only thing in her that is worth giving. As the Body
of Christ, she gives Christ to her neighbors. She gives out the same mercy that she has received. She
gives the mercy that the heavenly Father poured out upon her through the sending of His Son. And she
does it through the preaching of the forgiveness of sins in Word and Deed, in Word and Sacrament. For
this is how the church lives—in the forgiveness of sins received in the means of grace—and, therefore,
this is what the church does. What else can she do?
And since this is how the church lives and what the church does, this is likewise how Christians live and
what Christians do. That is why giving to the church is so important. It ensures that the proclamation of
the forgiveness of sins in Word and Deed continues. It ensures that our neighbors’ state and well-being
is cared for and attended to. It ensures that our neighbors have access to our heavenly Father’s mercy
just as we have received it here in time for all eternity.
Therefore, I say, let us be merciful even as our Father in heaven is merciful.