School News: Nov. 29, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

     We have entered the church season of Advent, a time when Christians around the world remember and celebrate God’s promise that He would send a Savior for his people wandering aimlessly because of sin.

     The people of Israel did not have an easy life. The prophet Isaiah was sent by God to tell them that their salvation was on the way. Isaiah says, “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

     Please join us on Wednesday evening as the 6th through 8th grade students share that message with us. As we move through these next few weeks, may our Lord bless you with reminders of His promise to be the God of our salvation. May that promise bring peace to your heart during one of the busiest times of the year.

 

SCHOOL NEWS

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP FOOD DRIVE

This Week – here is how you can help…

In addition to non-perishable food items of all kinds, donations of household items, and personal items. NEW coats, boots, shoes, hats, gloves, and other clothing items for children. Stocking stuffers and one or two new toys.  REMEMBER - Students may bring these items to school this week only. We will also collect donations from adults at the Advent Service on Wednesday evening, Nov 30.

 

NOEL HOUSE

NOEL HOUSE will be open on Mon, Dec 12th and Tues, Dec 13th. Volunteers will be available to help your child shop and will also help with wrapping. A NOEL HOUSE envelope will be sent home with the students next week that will help our volunteers know your child’s shopping list and funds. There are no online payments this year, cash or check only.

 

THE PTL NEEDS YOUR HELP!

We need volunteers to help with the Noel House Christmas shop on December 12th and 13th. We need people to help the younger kids select gifts for their parents, grandparents and siblings. If you can help please contact: Anita Peterson 317-506-3240 or sign up directly @ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4fa9af2e5-noel 

 

STUDENTS LEAD ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICES

Please join us on Wednesday’s @ 7 PM during Advent for worship services led by our students. Advent services will take place in the Dwelling Place at St. John Lutheran Church and School.

Wed., Nov. 30 – led by Junior Choir and students in Gr. 6-8 – “Christmas Memories: Make Memories That Last Forever”

Wed., Dec. 7 – led by students in PS, PK and K – “A Night Like No Other”

Wed., Dec. 14 - led by students in Gr. 1-5. - "Words of Christmas"

ST. JOHN YOUTH LAUNDRY DETERGENT SALE

Our youth group is selling soap and laundry detergent to cover the cost of the 2017 summer youth national mission trip. The sale ends Wednesday, with orders delivered by December 11. Orders can be made online at this link. For any questions, please call or e-mail Heidi Mielke at (317) 538-3958; .