School News: March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
News reports these days are too often filled with phrases like, “taken out of context”, “my misstatement”, and “let me walk that back”. Words slide off the tongue before a lot of thought goes into them. We must be cautious before we speak because once the words are out there, they cannot be taken back. Today, the damage is easily spread beyond individuals, the newspapers, and television. Now our words can hit social media, the internet, and cell phone airwaves.
James talks about the untamed tongue in the third chapter of his letter. He says, “Take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” Clearly James understood the power of words.
As believers, we want to use words to build people up. We want to let God use this instrument of speech to bring people to the Savior. We want to use words that bring hope and encouragement by using phrases like “Jesus loves you”, “God has brought you back to Himself”, and “We will live in eternity with Him.” Those are the kind of words we want to have “out there”.
Let’s think about the words we use and this week pray that God will give us opportunity to use words to bring the good news of Jesus to our world.
David A. Kaiser respectfully declined the call to be Principal of St. John.
Please continue to pray for our Call Committee as they search for a new candidate. If you have any names, please contact Luke Baskett or call 317.417.1582
YEARBOOK ORDER FORMS DUE THIS FRIDAY
Last day to order is 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.
Our annual Grandparents and Special Persons Day will take place THIS FRIDAY March 17 from 12:00 to 3 PM. The day will include a chapel service in the Dwelling Place at 12:15 and a variety of afternoon activities. Visitors may proceed to the Dwelling Place on arrival and the students will join us there and look to sit with their guests in time for chapel. Picture order forms were sent home last week, there will be forms available that day as well. You can buy 2 5X7’s for $10.
ST. JOHN BOOK FAIR
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by PTL will be open for students from March 15-17 and then available on Grandparents Day on March 17. NOTE - The Book Fair will also be open on Thursday, March 16 before and after the Lenten Service/Concert planned for the Dwelling Place that evening.
This Friday, March 17, 6 –10:30 PM
There’s still time to reserve your place at the annual dinner/auction. Visit LuFest.org or drop off a check at the LHS office. Tickets are $95/person or $900/table of 10. Call 317-787-5474 for more information. Let’s fill 40 tables as we celebrate 40 years of Lutheran High School’s ministry to young adults!