School News: Feb. 28, 2017

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

      I don’t watch a lot of first-run movies, but I do have my list of favorites over the years. I especially like certain movie lines that just seem to stick with me. Some of my favorites are “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”; What are you prepared to do?”; and “Yeah, I can live with that.” Although not spoken, another favorite line shows up in print. “Objects in rear view are closer than they appear.” Considering the movie that one appears in, the words are a complete understatement. I am sure everyone has favorites.

     The most impactful movie line, however, is in the movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” Jesus is on the cross and He lifts His head to heaven to say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” It is impactful because it really happened, and that line has been shared from generation to generation for many years.

     We are born in sin, and that sin separates us from God. We could try, but never succeed in earning God’s forgiveness. In grace, He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world, so that His death on the cross would save us from eternal punishment. Jesus prayed that forgiveness would be extended to all, even to those who were putting Him on the cross. It is a “line” that will shout through eternity. And today, we praise God that it is extended to us.

 

SCHOOL NEWS

 

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK’S SCI-FEST…

1st/2nd Grade – 1st place: Ayden C./Aiden F./Payton W.,  2nd place: Jayce R./Caleb M., and tied for 3rd place: Max B./Jordan Holsclaw and Chase M./Keagan H.

3rd/4th Grade -  1st place:  Ryan W./Eli S.,  2nd place: Garrett B./Porter M., and 3rd place: Dax L./Jesse B.  

5th/6th – 1st place: Bella L./Malin B.,  2nd place tie: Olivia K./Jamie D. and Gretchen B. and Rylee W., and 3rd place: Clayton H./Katelyn H. and Sydnee M./Aiden R. 

7th/8th grade – 1st place: Dara M./Micah M./Luke S., 2nd place: Fred H./Lucas F., and 3rd place: Gage F./Jake P.

 

YEARBOOK ORDER FORMS ARE BEING SENT HOME TODAY

Please check your child’s backpack today for their yearbook order form. Orders will be taken through March 17th. Yearbooks are full color and remain $14.00 this year. If paying with cash, we require the exact amount in the envelope. Make checks payable to St. John Lutheran School. You may also pay and order online, visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 14814Z.

 

THIS FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY FOR SCRABBLE TEAM

The Indiana State Scrabble Tournament is this weekend at St. John. It starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 4 PM. Please wear your spirit wear Friday to support the teams.

 

SUMMER ROBOTICS CAMPS

Information is available in the racks outside the office about the Summer Robotics Camps taught in our Media Center by Mr. Ron Burger. The Beginner camps are the weeks of June 5 and June 19 and open to students ages 11 and up. The Advanced camp is the week of July 24. It is open to those who have completed Beginner Camp. Forms can also be downloaded from our website. Additional questions can be directed to Mr. Burger at

 

MAXIMIZED LIVING

Dr. Nick Wilson, local chiropractor, talk show host, and owner of one of the largest natural health centers in the Midwest, will speak to our 5th- 8th graders at 12:45 on Friday, March 10. He will be talking with the students about nutrition and health. Since this is also an important topic for the home, parents who are interested in attending are welcome to do so.

 

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 and Inter-State Studios will be here to take pictures. Order forms will be sent home soon.

 

PRINCIPAL CALL COMMITTEE

Please continue to pray …….

  

CHURCH NEWS

 

JOIN US FOR LENTEN SERVICES STARTING THIS ASH WEDNESDAY

The series “Life Together” based on 1 Peter is the theme this year. Wednesday Lenten services will be at 4:30 PM in the Sanctuary and 7:00 PM in the Dwelling Place with a soup supper between services in the Commons.

 

ENJOY CAMPING?

St. John Lutheran Church and School sponsors an annual weekend camping trip at Starve Hollow State park in Vallonia, IN, near Seymour. This year’s dates are June 23rd to the 25th. There will be a pitch-in lunch on Saturday with a short chapel service before. Activities include:  swimming at the beach, canoe/kayak trips on the lake, corn hole tournament, fishing tournament, hiking, campfire sing Saturday night and fellowship. Reserve a campsite or cabin at “camp.in.gov” and let Joy or Kevin Smith know.  Email: or . Text or call: Joy - 317-260-1292 or Kevin - 317-260-1293.  If you don't camp, come down for the day on Saturday. 

 

LHSI NEWS

 

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.