School News: October 25, 2016
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
I have made a lot of promises in my life. I have tried to keep them as best I could, but I admit that I have fallen short far too often. Some were made without thinking, so not fulfilling them was simply a matter of forgetting. Some were made in a vague way, so not fulfilling them meant squeezing around exactly what was promised. Some were made in all sincerity, but I just came up short for one reason or another. It is important to remember that even though I “tried my best”, there was always someone on the other side of that promise that I let down. Keeping promises is a hard thing to do.
The spiritual fruit of “faithfulness” could be defined in a number of ways, but I like to define it as “keeping one’s promises”. When the Bible tells me that “God is faithful”, I am reminded that God has always kept His promises to me. Actually, He is the only one who has always done what He said He would do. As the apostles preached, “And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus.” (Acts 13).
Because God is faithful, our salvation is secure. He promised from the very beginning that He would send a Savior to secure our forgiveness and do for us what we could not do for ourselves. He fulfilled that promise in Jesus. We pray that His Spirit would work that same faithfulness in our lives that we share with others.
Congratulations to the following students who earned a place on the High Honors or Honor Roll during the first grade period.
Fred H., Luke H., Dara M., Georgia A., Laurence A., Alden A., Sarah B., Jaelah C., Ethan C., Nicole D., Nathan S., Naomi W., Nell M., Gretchen B., Malin B., Emily C., Evan P.
Caleb B., Jimmy B., Lindsey B., Lucas F., Emily H., Caleb J., Micah M., Luke S., Reese B., Madison C., Gage F., Kathryn G., Sukhpreet G., Bristol H., Paige M., Jacob P., Kyle S., Bryson W., Olivia A., Dakota B., Hana C., Ellie D., Katelyn H., Clayton H., Penelope M., Elaine R., Julionna A., Dylan B., Maddie G., Kyian H., Cora L., Bella L., Shelby M., Sydnee M., Gabby R., Cole S., Shawn V., Rylee W.
School pictures have arrived and will be sent home today with students. The classroom composite pictures will be delivered at a later date.
Thursday, November 3. Inter-State Studios will take pictures for those students who were not here on picture day in September, or for those who have returned the original pictures to request a retake. The forms will be outside the office in the hallway. To order online, please visit: inter-state.com/order and use the order code: 13222KB.
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING
Supported by LHSI, begins Tues., Nov 15. Practice at LHSI from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Be a part of a new tradition and find out what you’re capable of! Come to practice in shorts and a T-shirt. Be ready to work, learn and have fun! Players will also need wrestling shoes, wrestling head gear, and an ISWA wrestling card ($35). Bring $60 made out to coach Greg Hughes (this covers your singlet, a wrestling T-shirt and club dues). If you turn your singlet back in at the end of the season, you will be reimbursed $25. Coach Hughes will be leading the program; he is head coach of the LHSI program. He was a state ranked and state qualifier in Illinois in the late 80s-90s. If you have questions, call Coach Hughes directly at or 317-753-7786. IF YOU PLAY BASKETBALL…no problem. Keep playing basketball and come wrestle when your schedule allows. We welcome all basketball players and are completely flexible with our schedule.
ALL WELCOME. THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF ROOM ON THE BUS AND ANYONE CAN PLAN ON GOING UP TO THE DAY OF THE TRIP…
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.