National Lutheran Schools Week 2019 - St. John's Lutheran School

National Lutheran Schools Week 2019

January 28 – February 3, 2019
What normally is five days of fun and celebration, turned into only two days this year due to our crazy Minnesota winter weather. But even though it was only two days, we still managed to squeeze in some fun.
Our focus and theme this year was “REAL.PRESENT.GOD” and taking a look at how we see God in so many different ways in our lives. We see his presence through the grace he gives us, the places we go, the people we meet, the different events in our lives and in the joy and praise of worship. This year through Lutheran Hour Ministries, students particularly learned about God’s presence in Peru and the mission work being done there. We met as a whole school and in our individual classrooms to watch videos, discuss and learn about the people of Peru and see the work that is happening there.
During our two days together students enjoyed participating in all school Drop Everything And Read time, Mrs. Baker had her famous estimation station. Students could make a guess at how many items were in the container and have a chance at winning a prize. We even got to vote and eat some of our favorite lunches. Oh, and let’s not forget those fun dress up days. On Monday students came to school in their wacky, mismatched and crazy outfits and Friday we wore out St. John’s apparel proudly.
At St. John’s we take pride in the many opportunities that our students have to serve others. On Monday we were blessed to meet together in our tribes to make Valentine decorations for the residents at Auburn Manor. Weaving was incorporated into the projects, which is a very common art to the people of Peru.
On Friday we boarded the buses and headed off to Mayer Lutheran High School where we joined in fellowship with students from other Lutheran grade schools to watch Luke Winger, a Christian entertainer. While performing juggling acts and different tricks, he also taught students about having a life with purpose and that is to live for Jesus, to trust in Him and the path he leads us along. A pizza lunch with card bingo were enjoyed when arriving back to school, finished off with an afternoon of watching a movie and enjoying treats from our school Cravings store.
On Sunday students wore their Royals apparel. They helped greet, pass out bulletins, take offering and sang in all three services. As teachers we are proud, honored and thankful to all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members who send their children to St. John’s and support the ministry of spreading the good news of God’s love to his children. Thank you for your continued prayers, love and support of St. John’s School. May God bless you this day and always as we all work to serve Christ and his kingdom.
Written by Laura Stender, 2nd Grade Teacher

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