As we reflect on Thanksgiving and blessings received in the last year, we can also look ahead to Advent and Christmas and consider the greatest blessing of all, the birth of our Savior, Jesus, in Bethlehem.
I can speak for the faculty and staff when I share that all of us give thanks for the students who we are privileged to spend time with each day of school. We see many happy faces day in and day out as the students enjoy being at St. John’s. They work hard in their classes and activities. Recent activities that our students have participated in are: a Forensics meet at Martin Luther College, Halloween Bingo at Ross Park Apartments, Basketball and Cheerleading, School Spirit and Dress-up Days, and singing for church services.
These activities are only a few that contribute to the joy and enthusiasm our students have for St. John’s.
Our young were taught to love their Lord at a very young age by their parents. Now, that faith continues to be nourished by their pastor and teachers, who help parents with the spiritual education of their children.
Our task is to prepare them to succeed in life after St. John’s: to prepare them for life on earth and for heaven, too. It’s not a task to be taken lightly and our faculty and staff work every day to make sure that our students know that our Lord loves them. What a blessing it is to be able to share the Good News every day and to be able to talk with our students about sin and grace, Law and Gospel, and the hope of heaven which we all share.
We are blessed again this school year and thank God for His goodness. St. John’s Lutheran School will conduct their children’s Christmas service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Come and join us as we explain in great detail the carols of Christmas. Overall, as we prepare for Christmas, reflect on what our Lord has done for us!