School News: October 11, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

     Martin and Joan Weber will visit St. John for chapel tomorrow and then spend some time in the classrooms talking to our students. Joan was a teacher here at St John many years ago before she and Martin were called to be missionaries in Cameroon, West Africa.

     For longer than I have been at St. John, they have ministered to the Kwanja people. They began by learning their language, but then had to teach them a written language so a Bible could be produced. Over the years, their work has also included leadership training, so some of the Kwanja people could carry on the work. Their entire adult lives have been given to this small region, and there is always more work to be done.

     I praise God that He raises up people like Martin and Joan. They heard God’s call and were willing to move halfway around the world to share the message of Jesus with others who may not know. Through good times and bad, they have been willing to remain there working to ensure that the Gospel is proclaimed among the Kwanja generations. They have truly answered God’s call to the mission field, and many have been blessed as a result.

     We look forward to hearing about their work. Be sure to ask your kids about it.

SCHOOL NEWS

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

These conferences will take place this Wed., Oct. 12 and Thur., Oct. 13. Information has been sent home to parents about specific dates and times for their conferences. Please help keep us on schedule by being prompt for your appointment. Thank you.

CALENDAR REMINDER

St. John Lutheran School will be on Fall Break from Oct. 17 through Oct. 21.

CONGRATS TO OUR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM

The 7th & 8th grade volleyball season ended on a pretty high note Saturday evening. We were undefeated in our tournament, outscoring our opponents 310-126 overall! 98 Aces, and only 17 total missed serves in our 9 matches. We are so proud of how hard the girls played, and how they stayed intense and played at their highest level. We went undefeated in our Indy league, and although challenged at our other tournaments, continued to grow as a team.  Our final record was 21-7.  We are really going to miss the leadership and talent of our 2 8th graders, but the future of St. John volleyball sure looks bright!

SCRIP CARDS ARE RE-STOCKED, PURCHASE NOW BEFORE FALL BREAK

Please come to the office and see Mr. Johnson to purchase. There is a list in the hallway outside the office of the cards we have in stock, they include many restaurants, stores, and gas options.

CHURCH NEWS

JOIN US FOR A FUN TRIP TO CHICAGO, SEATS ARE FILLING UP…

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Cost $40 per person - Send check payable to St. John Lutheran Church, to the office or pay on-line on the church website, click on the payment button and look for the Chicago Trip. Includes continental breakfast and snacks for the way home.
  • DEPART:  St. John at 7:00 AM. - Drop off @ a location on Michigan Avenue - return in the evening.
  • RESERVATIONS & CONTACT:  Lori Reno Howard 352.9196

Free to shop, visit the sights, or whatever you would like to do.  Space is limited! Reserve your seat now.

LHSI NEWS

KRISTI’S GAMES

The Lutheran FamJam will be held on Friday, October 14th before the football game v. Washington HS. Come out for a pre-game tailgate starting at 5:00 pm with Hog Roast, Bake Sale, and free activities. The kids will love the bounce house, football toss, and other games. T-shirts will be available for $10, with all proceeds to benefit LHS athletic programs.

4TH ANNUAL SUGARPLUM HOLIDAY FAIR

Do you have a hand-made craft or other product you would like to sell? Reserve a booth today for the 4th Annual Sugarplum Holiday Fair, Saturday, October 29, 9 AM – 2 PM at Lutheran High School. A 10' X 10' booth space is $40; 5' X 10' booth space is $35. Limited number of booths have electrical access for an additional $5 fee. Refreshments will be available and entertainment will be provided by LHS students. Download a vendor application at lhsi.org, or for more information, e-mail . Proceeds benefit the fine arts (band, choir, theatre, art, and speech) at Lutheran High School.