School News: Sept. 13, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

      How would you define “peace”? An absence of noise? A tranquil forest scene? Someone’s calming hand on yours? I think everyone defines peace differently.

     As a fruit of the Spirit, I believe it is a feeling in the heart. I have always been partial to the description that Paul uses in his letter to the Philippians, “…. the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” (4:7). It cannot be explained. It is just peace. This is the type of peace that only God can give as we come to know Him through His Son Jesus. It is this peace that we pray others will see in us as we live our lives in service to our Lord. 

SCHOOL NEWS 

ST. JOHN WELCOMES COLTS CAMP

The students in grades 2-5 will participate (weather permitting) in a Colts Big Blue Sports Camp this Thursday. The event, coordinated by Colts staff, features a number of physical activities for the kids. We appreciate the Indianapolis Colts making this possible for us. 

SCHOOL PICTURES

will be taken Wednesday, Sept 28. Please refer to the order form that will be sent home with students next week. All students will be photographed for the school yearbook and identification purposes whether pictures are purchased or not. All portrait orders must be PREPAID using the envelope that will be provided. Make checks payable to Inter-State Studio. NOTE – The school dress code is relaxed that day. However, since they do not appear in the photos, jeans are still not allowed. 

WELCOME MR. JASEPH

St. John Lutheran Church and School is excited to welcome Philip Jaseph as our new Communications Director. Philip is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He comes to us from The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as a Communication Specialist for the Africa region, based in Kenya. Phil is engaged and plans to marry Rachel Powell in November. Rachel currently serves a call to the Dominican Republic from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Office of International Mission as a Deaconess. Phil said, "I look forward to a new season of life in Indianapolis. Though I cannot anticipate them, I am excited for the many ways we will be able to partner together and make use of the opportunities God places before us. As a congregation, I am excited for all that God will do through St. John, His Church, and through us." 

CHOIR SCHEDULES

Schedules for when the children choirs (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) sing during our worship services can be found on the calendars available on the web site (“Events”). You can see a month at a time by clicking the dropdown called “View As.” They will also show up on the app under “School”, then “Events”, then “Special Events”. 

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS

Please check our school calendar for these dates.  Here’s the first one - http://www.stjohnindy.org/event/862385-2016-09-09-tournament-spirit-day/

Students are encouraged to wear their St. John spirit wear on these days. The office has Youth Small, Youth Medium and Youth Large “St. John Eagle” t-shirts for $10.00. Jeans are acceptable on these days.

PTL NEWS 

DAKOTA’S WARRIORS

If you would like to sign up to help his family with meals - https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/2g8lnq

 HELP A TEACHER OUT!

Once a month, PTL is asking for volunteers to monitor a class while the teacher takes a "quiet" lunch break from the kids. www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044da9a8238-lunch

 ICE CREAM VOLUNTEERS

If you are interested in serving ice cream from 11:30-12:30 on Fridays, you may sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4ca4aa5-icecream

CHURCH NEWS

ANNUAL CHICAGO 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 317.352.9196
  • Free to shop, visit the sights, or whatever you would like to do.  Space is limited! Reserve your seat now.