School News: May 9, 2017



In Psalm 139, the psalmist writes, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (v 13-19)

Believers have been saying it for a long time. We are not the same. The Bible confirms it. God created each of us as a different individual. Still, He redeemed all of us in Jesus when sin separated us from Him. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, He brought us to faith, then gifted each of us to serve Him and our communities in our own unique ways. It’s been His plan from the beginning and it will be His plan through eternity. I don’t have to be like everyone else. I take great comfort in that.

Lord, help us to recognize our individual gifts and seize the opportunities you give us to share your message of peace with a world waiting to hear it. Each of us in our own way.




St. John Lutheran Church and School has extended a call to Mr. Josh Swartz, from Huntsville, Alabama, to serve as principal at St. John Lutheran School. Please join us as we pray for Mr. Swartz and his family as they consider this call, and for St. John as we seek the Lord’s guidance in this matter.



As part of the “Baseball in Education” program, students in grades 1,2,3,5,6,7,8 will attend a baseball game at Victory Field tomorrow at 11 AM. (Grade 4 does not attend the game because of several other field trips scheduled in May). Bus transportation is being provided.



Thank you to our donors who have sponsored students in the annual school walkathon. Our current total is $6,765.00, and we are still receiving donations. We appreciate the work that our students and parents put into finding sponsors for the walk.



Join us for a concert on Wednesday, May 17 featuring our Concert and Beginning bands, as well as students in the 3rd and 4th grade on their recorders. These musicians are all under the direction of Mr. Paul Johnson. The program is in the Dwelling Place and it begins at 7 PM.



We will begin a search soon for a new Art Teacher for 2017-2018. If you know of anyone with qualifications and experience in art education, please be sure to give that information to Mr. Kerr.



Your web site calendar shows the following activities at St. John in the month of May:

May 10 - Indians Baseball Game (Gr. 1-2-3-5-6-7-8)

May 12 – PTL End of the Year Bash (fliers sent home yesterday)

May 17 - St. John Band Concert 7 PM

May 19 - Awards for 8th Graders

May 19 - 8th Grade Graduation 7 PM (Class Trip following week)

May 24 - ECE Boxcar Race (AM)

May 24 - ECE Closing Program at 7 PM

May 24 - Grades 1-7 Awards at 1 PM

May 25 - Chapel 8 AM, Closing Day Picnic (ALL STUDENTS BRING A SACK LUNCH) – Full Day


Join us Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 pm in the Dwelling Place for a fun evening with Don Wharton.

Don is a contemporary Christian singer, storyteller and comedian, and he is a good friend of our retiring principal, Rick Kerr.  Rick will be our guest for the evening as we all gives thanks to Jesus and to Rick for 27 years at St. John.  Concert will be followed by dessert in the Commons.



All bills for the 2016-17 school year will be posted to Fast Direct by May 22nd. Any combined balances on these accounts or SMART tuition accounts of $50.00 or more will result in report cards being held for that family. We will also hold school records for 8th graders. Please check your Fast Direct account by May 22nd and settle your accounts the last week of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lori Reno Howard at 317-352-9196 or email me: .