School News: Feb. 21, 2017

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

As I was studying the spiritual gifts mentioned in I Corinthians 12, I got to thinking about other talents and abilities God has given us. There are so many talented artists, musicians, speakers, athletes, and writers. In fact, there are too many talents to list here. We should be thankful for these talents, but sometimes, we forget that. We allow ourselves to think less of classmates, friends, and others because they do not have the same talents and abilities that we think we have. They are not athletes or artists. They are not musicians or speakers. They don’t have the talents that we have decided are the most important.

Let’s remember - each of us is talented in some way, and each talent and ability is important to the community. No one is talented in every area. Think about it. If all of us were musicians, who would provide the art? If all of us were athletes, who would provide the music?  As the group brought together this year as the St John Lutheran School community, our individual talents and abilities combine to produce a great learning environment for all.

This week, let’s praise God for the variety of students we have at St. John. And let’s look for new ways to celebrate all of the talents and abilities God has provided for our school community.

SCHOOL NEWS

SCI-FEST TONIGHT

This event, which involves students in grades 1-8, begins in the Gym at 6:30 PM. Students will be seated on the floor along the west wall. Parents will sit in the bleachers along the east wall. We hope to see all of you there.

ISTEP+

Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the first part of our annual state testing beginning next Monday, February 27. We will be using the paper-and-pencil edition for this part of the test.  

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Our Grandparents and Special Persons Day is happening Fri., March 17.  Our visitors will be with us from 12:15 to 3 PM that day and will participate in a variety of activities with the students. We also offer a Book Fair as part of that day.

SPIRIT DAY FOR ROBOTICS

St. John will have a “Spirit Day” on Fri., February 24 to recognize the third grade students who form our Robotics team. The team will compete in a state competition on Sat., Feb 25. Dress in school colors to show your school spirit as we cheer them on.

REGISTRATION FOR 2017-18 IS NOW OPEN TO NEW FAMILIES

We continue to have a few openings in our PS-3, PK-PM and lower grade classes.

PRINCIPAL CALL COMMITTEE: Please continue to pray …….

SUMMER “CAMP INVENTION” AT NATIVITY

Information is available outside the office about the annual Camp Invention to be hosted by our neighbors at Nativity Catholic School from June 12-16

(9 AM – 3:30 PM daily). This weeklong program presents children with hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

CHURCH NEWS

WE HAVE 2 SERVICE TIME OPTIONS TO WORSHIP DURING LENT

Join us for Lenten services for the Series “Life Together” based on 1 Peter. Wednesday Lenten services will be at 4:30 PM in the Sanctuary, and 7 PM in the Dwelling Place with a soup supper between services in the Commons, starting Ash Wednesday (Mar. 1).

LUTHERANISM 101

Pastor Troy has started a new Sunday morning class for a broad audience, using the book Lutheranism 101. You are still welcome to drop in any time.  Here is a bit of the description, "If you’re a lifelong Lutheran looking to dig deeper, new to Lutheranism and want answers, or are just curious about the Lutheran church—this book is for you! Conversational and fun to flip through, this reference guide helps you easily get to know theology basics in a way that won’t make your brain hurt.”  We will have some books available for purchase next week; however, you don’t have to have a book to attend the class.

LHSI NEWS

SAINTS ON STAGE

Saints on Stage are pleased to present HONK! The Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling. Performances are 7 PM on February 24 and 25 and 3 PM on February 26. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available by calling the school office at 317-787-5474.

ENROLL @ LHSI TODAY

Enrollment is open for new and returning students at Lutheran High School. Go to lhsi.org/admissions to apply or re-enroll today – enrollment fees increase on March 1.

LuFest 2017

Friday March 17, 6 –10:30 PM. Reserve your place at LuFest.org for LHS’ annual dinner/auction to be held at The Crane Bay Event Center on March 17. Tickets are $85/person or $800/table of 10; these discounted prices have been extended through February 22. Drop off auction items through March 10 in the LHS office; donations accepted anytime.