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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • When it rains, it pours

  • There’s an old adage that goes like this: “When it rains, it pours.” Lately, the weather has surely lived up to its billing.
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  • There’s an old adage that goes like this: “When it rains, it pours.” Lately, the weather has surely lived up to its billing.
     
    Raining on the earth is a good thing. It gives the green plants and the animals of the world fluid to drink. In some parts of the world, it allows people freshwater to accumulate in their cisterns for use in their homes.
    From a Christian perspective, water is a key element for life. Water keeps us alive. Water also brought us to faith through the sacrament of holy baptism. It is through that water and the Word of God that made us a member of God’s family of believers. It is through that water of life that reminds us of the blessings that we receive from our baptism- forgiveness of sins, life and salvation in heaven.
     
    Water is an essential part of a person’s life. Without it, we would die. Thank God for the rain. Rainwater shows how our God blesses and maintains his people and his creation.
     
    Past Events:
    St. John’s students were able to participate in two major events in September. First, grades 1-8 traveled to a Minnesota Twins game on Thursday, Sept. 12. Even though the Twins lost, it was a great experience for all the students especially those going to their first baseball game.
     
    Secondly, St. John’s raised awareness of children’s cancer with a day of kickball at St. John, Redwood Falls on Friday, Sept. 20. Altogether, area Lutheran schools raised over $8,000 for children’s cancer and concluded the event with a full day of kickball that included competition and fellowship with many area Lutheran students.
     
    Future Events:
    • Cross Country Meet will be at Fort Ridgely on Oct. 11
    • Teacher’s Conference will be Oct. 17-18
    • Parent-Teacher Consultations will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30.
    • Spirit Day will be “Costume” day on Thursday, Oct. 31
    • St. John’s will also be looking into expanding their technology program with a new phone system and computer updates.
    September was a busy month with new beginnings and new students as is every beginning of a school year. It is always exciting for everyone to start a new school year! Students and teachers are now in a good groove and the family atmosphere has continued to be a blessing for everyone at St. John’s!

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