Called to be Mine
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by
name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)
Dear Friend of Trinity Lutheran High School,
This past month, Trinity hosted a large gathering of supporters and friends for an evening of food,
fellowship, and to thank God for all He has accomplished here. All who attended were delighted to hear
Seymour native Mark Emkes share some amazing stories and practical wisdom gained during his journey
from a tire changer in a Houston, Texas Firestone store, to the current C.E.O. of Bridgestone Americas
Mark’s presentation was spectacular, and the audience could not have been more captivated. He reminisced
his memories of growing up in Seymour and spoke about meeting Mario Andretti and Tiger Woods. He
shared the importance of setting goals, building teamwork, and the value of integrity in today’s world. But
it was one belief he stated that I will never forget…Life is difficult, but it is not complicated.
How true are those words for us as Christians! What God demands of us is clearly stated in His Word and
on our hearts, leaving no confusion. Even back in the Garden of Eden, there was no misunderstanding the
expectations God had for Adam and Eve, yet their openness to the deceitful words of the serpent brought
about sin and a separation between God and man.
The law God has given to us is clear, and it tells us what to do. Our ability to follow His law is much more
than difficult, it is impossible! How thankful we should be that the Holy Spirit has revealed the Gospel to
us through the work of Christ, showing us what He has done.
Life may be difficult at times, but there is no complicating the saving work of Jesus Christ in His death and
resurrection. Today and always, let us celebrate what God has done through His Son!
The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the
more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20-21
Trinity Lutheran High School
TLHS Mission Statement: Trinity Lutheran High School seeks to educate, develop, and prepare
Christian servants and leaders.
Become A Drama Partner Crows – Becky Curtis, Brittany Pottschmidt, Katie
Rieckers, Felicia Rieckers
The Drama and Music Departments at Trinity are Trees – Meghin Shelton, David Lewbowornkait,
Jennifer Cox, Macie Ellis
pleased to announce the combined production of
Poppies – Leah Schepman, Sage Lacey, Brittany
Trinity's fall musical, The Wizard of Oz! Scheduled Pottschmidt, Eva Huang, Katie Rieckers
performances will take place on November 2, 3, 4, and Snowmen – Brittney Kamman, Courtney Whipker
5 in the commons. To ensure the quality and longevity Osians – John-Michael Hendershot, Jonathon Bruce,
of the Drama and Music programs we are asking you to Samantha Caughey, Becky Curtis, Julie Wehmiller, Micah
consider becoming a drama partner through one of the Owens, Felicia Rieckers, Ashley Foster
following levels: Emerald City Guard – Steven Schwipps; Wizard of
Director's Circle $250.00 and above Oz – Cody Deaton; Winkie General – Aaron Rose; Nikko –
Patron of the Arts $100.00 to $249.00 Jay Noelker
Friend of the Theatre $ 25.00 to $ 99.00 Winkies – Brandon Muhlbach, Monica Wilson,
Stephanie Tumminello, Jennifer Cox
All Drama Partners will have their names or businesses
Monkeys – Laura Cox, Meghin Shelton, Stephanie
published in this year's program. For publication Tumminello, Kelly Thiessen, Emilee Newkirk, Andrea
purposes, forms and their accompanying donations must Newkirk
be received no later than October 20.
Name ________________________________________ Jay C Foods Plus Card for Education Program
Address_______________________________________ Trinity is once again participating in the Jay C Foods
City/State/Zip Code _____________________________ Plus Card for Education Program. If you already shop at
Jay C, just take the bar code below in to the store and
Name(s) to appear on program if different from above: have it scanned. You only need to have it scanned one
_____________________________________________ time, and from 10/1/2006 to 3/31/2007 our school will
earn credit towards educational equipment. Trinity
My desired level of participation is: would like to earn enough credit for a digital camera for
a school newspaper and a megaphone for student events.
_____ Director's Circle $250.00 and above Thank you for your help!!
_____ Patron of the Arts $100.00 - $249.00
_____ Friend of the Theatre $ 25.00 - $ 99.00
I have enclosed a check for _______________________
Please detach this section and send to: Trinity Lutheran
High School, Drama Department, 7120 N. Co. Rd. 875
E., Seymour, IN 47274
Thank You P.T.L.
for raising the money last year to buy new desks
The Wizard of Oz Cast for Mr. Anderson’s classroom. The students and
Dorothy Gale – Kayla Gill; Aunt Em – Julie Wehmiller;
Mr. Anderson love them!
Uncle Henry – John-Michael Hendershot; Zeke – Jonathan
Bruce; Hickory – Steven Schwipps; Hunk – Jay Noelker;
Miss Almira Gultch – Kelly Thiessen; Professor Chester
Marvel – Cody Deaton; Glinda the Good Witch – Katie Trinity Lutheran FFA
Keily; Wicked Witch of the West – Miranda Jackson; The Trinity FFA (Future Farmers of America) met in
Scarecrow – Layna Schneider; Tin Woodsman – Ryan September and the following officers for 2006-07 were
Schneider; Cowardly Lion – Kody Kamman elected: Clayton Klosterman, President; Tom Schroer,
Tornado Dancers – Ashley Foster, Andrea Newkirk,
Vice-President; Kayla Trimpe, Treasurer; Lisbeth
Katie Rieckers, Sage Lacey, Emilee Newkirk
Mayor – Micah Owens; Coroner – Brandon Klosterman, Secretary; Katie Rieckers, Reporter; Leah
Muhlbach; Barrister – Jay Noelker Schepman, Sentinel; Drew Blanford, Historian; Eric
Munchkins – Felicia Rieckers, Eva Huang, Brittney Schepman, Parliamentarian; Daniel Pinnow, Chaplain;
Kamman, Stephanie Tumminello, Samantha Caughey, David Kody Kamman, Technology. New members include
Lewbowornkait; Cody Deaton; Macie Ellis Greg Wehmiller, Kyle Klosterman, Alex Franke, Daniel
Tots – Kelly Thiessen, Brittany Pottschmidt, Laura Clayton, Andrea Newkirk, Stephanie Kilgas, Morgan
Cox, Andrea Newkirk VonDielingen, and Daniel Wint. The chapter invites
Tough Guys – Monica Wilson, Meghin Shelton, everyone to visit Trinity’s website for additional
Leah Schepman, Courtney Whipker information about upcoming activities and events.
Girls’ Golf Notes
Cougar Cub Club The girls’ golf team finished a tremendous season on
Membership Application Friday, September 15 at the Seymour Sectional. The
team took second place with a score of 203 at the
Child's Name ______________________________________ Henryville Invitational on August 28. Stephanie Kilgas,
Morgan Von Dieliengen, and Samantha Caughey
T-shirt size (youth S, M, L Adult S, M, L, X_____________ finished in the top 10 at the four team event. The team
also posted a school record 196 in a match versus
Address __________________________________________ Christian Academy on August 17.
_________________________________________________ Team members were seniors Stephanie Kilgas,
Morgan Von Dielingen, Julie Wehmiller, Kayla Trimpe,
and Kelly Luecke, junior – Kaitlin Weissert, and
sophomores Samantha Caughey and Meghin Shelton.
The girls’ golf team was coached by Becky Ward and
Parents____________________________________________ Jennifer Chastain.
If there are any students or future students
Sports that I like to participate in_______________________ interested in joining the Girls’ Golf Team for the 2007
season, please contact Coach Ward at 521-7676.
___yes ___no I am interested in being a ball boy/girl for the
following Trinity teams:
___girls' golf ___volleyball ___girls' basketball
___boys' basketball ___baseball ___boys' golf
___yes ___no I would like to be a pen pal to a Trinity Sports Shorts
athlete. ● The volleyball season is off to a fast start with a
___yes ___no Please include my name in door prize 12-4 record. Trinity will be hosting its Cougar Invitation
drawings at home sporting events. on September 23 with Rising Sun, Borden, and
University high schools participating. The Cougars will
Please return application with $15.00 fee (checks payable to finish their regular season with three home matches.
TLHS) to: Cougar Cub Club They will take on Medora on October 6, Henryville on
c/o Trinity Luth. High School October 10, and Hauser on October 12. We hope to see
7120 North Co. Rd. 875 E you there!
Seymour, IN 47274
● The Trinity soccer team is also off to a great
start with a record of 1-1-1 as of September 15. The
team collected the first win in school history on
Student Government News September 6 with a 2-1 victory over Shawe Memorial.
Trinity’s 2006-07 Student Government Association is The Cougars will finish their soccer season with five
hard at work planning student activities. Friday pizza games the final two weeks of September. Their final
sales and occasional “dress down” days are just two of home game is Monday, Sept. 25 against Henryville
the many fundraising activities that are in progress.
Plans are also beginning for Spirit Week, which will
● The Trinity cross country team also picked up
culminate in Homecoming games and a dance on
their first win of the year on September 5 in a triangular
match with Covenant Christian and Indianapolis
Lutheran. At the Christian Academy Invitational on
Student government is led by President, Aaron Rose;
Sept. 12, Zach Smith and Ryan Schneider medaled by
Vice-President, Monica Wilson; Secretary, Andrea
finishing 16th and 17th respectively.
Newkirk; Treasurer, Becky Curtis; and Publicity
Chairman, Greg Wehmiller.
● Trinity recently hired Jason Anderson to the
position of boys’ golf coach and Bob Tabeling to the
They are joined by two representatives from each class
position of girls’ basketball coach.
including seniors: Julie Wehmiller and Micah Owens;
juniors – John-Michael Hendershot and Courtney
Trinity is also seeking a qualified individual to fill the
Whipker; sophomores – Ashley Garlick and Michael
position of Junior Varsity boys’ basketball coach.
Wagner, and freshmen – Kraig Klosterman and Sage
Interested candidates should contact Jon Sprengel,
From Your Director of Development…
Greetings in the name of Jesus!
I would like to give you some updates this month on what’s happening in the area of development and also share with you some
information on a new law congress passed this summer in Washington D.C.
The tennis court fund-raiser scheduled for this October has been changed from a sponsorship tournament to a donation opportunity for
local corporations. After surveying the adult tennis players in the area, it was determined that the later option would be a much more
effective way to raise funds and, in fact, has already received a very positive reaction from some local corporations. Please keep these
efforts to provide tennis courts for our students and the local community in your prayers!
Trinity will be starting a Feasibility Study in November to explore the possibility of a Capital Campaign next year. We need the help
of volunteers to run the study. If you would like to get involved and help Trinity organize and run this study through the direction of
Capital Funding Services out of St. Louis, Missouri, please contact me soon.
Trinity’s auction is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2006. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Columbus again. The doors will
open at 4:00 PM. The closing of silent auction tables will be staggered this year. The Oral auction begins at 7:10. Corporate Tables
cost $700 (10 to a table). Individual tickets are $65 and couples are $125. Tickets will go on sale December 1, 2006. We will not be
sending out invitations this year because we have become well known for having an excellent auction and the demand for tickets is
very high. Therefore, please stop by Trinity’s office to get your tickets ASAP. I hope to see you at the auction!
Finally, I’d like to share with you a letter that I recently received from Terry Gerdts, Executive Officer for the LCMS Foundation,
concerning new legislation congress passed in August that addresses IRA Rollovers to charitable organizations. This is a landmark
piece of legislation that can have a huge impact on LCMS churches and schools.
SUMMARY OF THE NEW IRA ROLLOVER PROVISION
As part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 enacted August 17, 2006, a new provision will allow individuals to make direct gifts
of up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) to a charity without including the distribution in income. Under
previous law, a donor would have to include the distribution in income and then make a corresponding cash contribution to charity.
Although the cash contribution generally would be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction, tax rules may prevent donors from
receiving a full deduction in the year of the contribution or may cause donors to have other adverse tax consequences from the income
Can NOT be used for split interest gifts (gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts) or DAFs
$100,000 limit per taxpayer per year
Taxpayer must be at least 70 ½ when the distribution is made
Distribution must be made directly from IRA trustee to charity
Only applies to IRA accounts (either traditional or Roth); not employer-sponsored plans like 401(k)s
Distribution counts towards the donor’s minimum distribution requirement for IRAs
Excluded from income – so NO charitable deduction
New provision effective for tax years 2006 and 2007
Excludes income for federal income tax purposes; distribution amount may still be included for state income tax purposes
(varies from state to state).
Please feel free to contact me or the LCMS Foundation if you have questions concerning this legislation. The fact that this will not be
counted as income for you, the donor over 70 ½, could result in huge tax savings for you when you give to your church or Trinity with
God bless and have a wonderful fall!
Michael Bridges, DCE
Director of Development, TLHS
WISH LIST FOR OCTOBER
CD Player for the English Department
Plastic Forks for students at lunch
Portable Bleachers to be used for soccer, baseball, and softball
In Memory Of… Ivan & Helen Wehmiller Edna Lambring
Harold Pollert Dorothy Fleetwood
Irene Christopher Roger, Susan, Julie & Greg Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Kilgas
Carolyn Goecker Wehmiller Armin Mellencamp & Family
Mr./Mrs. Everett Moritz & Family Dale & Mary Lou Siefker Mr. & Mrs. Brent Kilgas
Blanche Meek Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kysar Hank & Greta Hansen
Marilyn Tangman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mills Mr. & Mrs. Robert Goecker
Katherine L. Noelker Tom Niemeyer Tom & Patty Bryant
Wendell & Carol Borcherding Morris & Joy Nolting Katherine Noelker
Carol King Mr. & Mrs. Richard Peters D.O. & Norma Kieser
Ron & Carla Raine Dorothy Bowman Hulda Goecker
Mr./Mrs. Tim Carter & Family Frances & Harley Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Rabel Newkirk
Terry & Carla Ault Tom Duncan Family Mindy & Brett Roeder
Joe & Rita Deppen Mr. & Mrs. Loren Wischmeier Bernard & Orpha Emkes
Rick & Bonnie Findley Beth & Tony Gerth Edward & Tammy Koerner
Shirley Miller & Wells Family David & Linda Hendershot
The Winlinger Family Hulda Goecker Arvile Nolan
David Cunningham Mark & Patty Goble Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hall
Jeff & Terri Henry & Family Gary & Leah Schneider Max & Connie Roeder
Terry & Rhonda Sutherland Paul & Joanne Kerkhof
Leon & Loretta Hoevener Ed, Tammy, & Jordan Koerner Joan T. Fourman
Gayle & Letti Wheeler Steve & Donna Koerner Maggie Schneider
William & Loreda Hendren Don Borcherding Thomas & Darlene Cooley
Carol Webb Harlan & Ora Boxman Edwin & Marjorie Patman
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Snyder Tina & Don Espiritu Mr. & Mrs. Allan Wessel
Dennis & Betty Noel Alfred & Mary Lou Rittman Hulda Goecker
Mr./Mrs. Max Klosterman & Fam. Mr. & Mrs. Bob Goecker
Norm & Joyce Prange Leona Peters Richard & Janice VonDielingen
Marvin & Alice Christopher Norma Thiele Mr. & Mrs. Steve Kiel
Morris & Sandra Kovener Mr. & Mrs. Michael Schult Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Fenneberg
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Moritz Mildred Wessel Prima Heidemann
Elsie Kiewitt Arliss Boren & Family Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kamman
Dennis & Debbie Gleason
Mr. & Mrs. Willard Schepman Marcia Sitterding
George Rieckers Irene VonDielingen Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Fenneberg
Marian VonDielingen Dave & Pam Spurgeon Mr. & Mrs. Herman Franke
Alan & Polly Pollert Mr. & Mrs. Steve Kiel Mr. & Mrs. Louis Wischmeier
Carol Bobb Norma Thiele & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Klosterman Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wischmeier
Joe & Kathy Kerkhof Eldor F. Bobb Ann Burgess
Norma Thiele Dorothy Hoevener Mildred Wessel
Norma Kolb Norma Thiele David Cunningham
Irma Nieman Mr. & Mrs. Willard Schepman
James W. Tungeitt Phil & Teresa Noelker & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Brackett Jean Barkman Kathryn Buse Fine
Mrs. Joanne Carter Dorothy Otte Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Fenneberg
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Sweatt Mark & Janet Bobb The Naffe Family
Mr. Donald Sweatt Edna Kellermeier
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Sweatt George Morgan In Honor Of…
Mr. & Mrs. James Sweatt Beth Ann & Donald White
Mr./Mrs. Jeff Jordan & Betsy Harold Pollert Hannah, Emily & Abby Currao
Norma Thiele Joyce & Vern Prange Pastor Andrew Currao
Bud & Shirley Shade Bud & Shirley Shade
Mr. & Mrs. David Bode Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bobb
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Thompson Thom & Barb Hayes
Jean Barkman Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Klosterman
Mark Your Calendars!
Trinity’s Drama and Music Departments are excited to
announce this year’s musical production, The Wizard of
Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Famous for its television Did You Know…
production, The Wizard of Oz has become a favorite The Cougar’s Den is a resale shop and proceeds are
story for people of all ages. Trinity’s performances will given to Trinity Lutheran High School for financial
be held on Thursday, November 2; Friday, November 3; support of the school. The Cougar’s Den opened in
Saturday, November 4; and Sunday, November 5 at 7:00 April 2005 and is located at 610 West Second Street in
P.M. Tickets cost $7.00 and can be purchased in the Seymour (812-522-8126). Bob and Sharon Kamman
school office or from one of our cast members beginning own the building and have donated its use to house the
October 2. We hope you can make plans to join us for shop. We THANK GOD for them and their generosity.
an entertaining event with your entire family!
The Cougar’s Den hours are Thursdays and Fridays from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Calling All Seventh & Eighth Grade Students The Cougar’s Den sells donated merchandise and is
Trinity invites you to attend a “No Fear” lock-in on staffed solely by volunteers. When cleaning out your
Friday, October 13 from 7:00 P.M. until 7:00 A.M. the household goods remember that donations of gently used
following morning. Come hear about how God takes furniture, household items, books, clothing and
away our fears and gives us hope for the future. We’ll miscellaneous items are always appreciated.
be playing games, watching movies, and having a great
time. Call the school office and sign up by Monday, The Cougar’s Den has already given the sum of $33,500
October 9 for this exciting event! to Trinity! To God be the glory! The Cougar’s Den
now features fall and winter clothing items (many with
designer labels), shoes, boots, handbags, home
furnishings, art work, toys, games, books, and other
quality merchandise – all at very reasonable prices.
Recruitment Update The Cougar’s Den will be holding its CHRISTMAS
■ Congratulations to the following students who OPEN HOUSE November 9th, 10th, and 11th. Christmas
will serve as Student Ambassadors this year: Jim décor will be available and many lovely gift items will
Beabout, Samantha Caughey, Meghan Doyle, Alex be featured. Of course, our regular line of merchandise
Franke, Ashley Garlick, John-Michael Hendershot, will also be available.
Jacob Hercamp, Trent Kimbrell, Tyler Kimbrell, Ben
Otte, Micah Owens, Shivani Patel, Jeffrey Pinnow, Katie Well, now that you know a lot about the Cougar’s Den –
Rieckers, Adam Rodriguez, Zach Smith, Stephanie don’t wait any longer – COME SEE WHAT’S IN AT
Tumminello, Julie Wehmiller, Courtney Whipker, THE DEN!!
Monica Wilson, and Jordan VonDielingen.
■ Thanks to all of the Student Ambassadors who
traveled with Mrs. Bauman to the elementary schools
this month. Your testimonies for Trinity have been
wonderful! Thanks, also, to all who helped out at the Open House for Prospective Students
Open House. You contributed immensely to our Join us for an Open House at Trinity on Sunday, October
success! 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. in the commons and receive
one free ticket to The Wizard of Oz, Trinity’s fall
■ October is another busy month for our musical. Tickets are in high demand already. You
recruitment team. Mrs. Bauman and her ambassadors won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!
will be visiting St. Ambrose and St. Mary’s. Watch for
them as they come to visit students in grades five If you are interested in attending Trinity or know of
through eight. someone who might be interested, please contact
Recruitment Director, Michelle Bauman at 1-812-524-
■ For the first time ever, student enrollment is over 8547. We are currently enrolling students for the 2007-
100 at Trinity! What an exciting milestone for all of us. 2008 school year.
Praise be to God for the growth He has blessed us with
in the last five years.