I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I am so thankful for each one of your children in my class this year. What a blessing they are to me! Thank you, parents, as well, for the support you give to your children and to me. I hope you were able to enjoy this holiday weekend with family and friends! Thank you for your generosity for our seminary families as well. We were able to give 20 dinner boxes (turkeys, pie crust, rolls, butter, etc.) seminarians also were given a $10 restaurant gift card, and kids picked from a toy box!
Please Bring on Monday...Ameren UE bookletHave you had a chance to look at the kit? I am amazed at the generosity from Ameren to families around the state of Missouri. What a wonderful learning opportunity for your child to learn to care for the resources God has given us!
To dos: 1) Send back the booklet on Monday so we can go over a few things this week
2) Use what you can for your family/house. Let your child take the lead on investigating water usage, looking for "phantom load" etc.
3) Look for the SURVEY TO RETURN to come home on Monday. The survey can be filled out on paper or online. Surveys should be back by Monday, Dec. 7 whether you use the kit or not. If I get the letters returned, Zion gets another
ADVENT WORSHIP WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30
Students have enjoyed some lighter work loads as we have been practicing music, narration, and drama to lead worship this Wednesday. Pray for the message of salvation to ring clearly in our drama and songs!
Times: Wed. 11/30 - 10:00 A.M. (chapel with Zion students) and 7:00 P.M.
Arrival for the evening services: Students are to meet in my classroom no later than 6:40 P.M. Pre-service musicians, a bit earlier. I'll confirm with Mrs. Thoelke.
Dress: Students should dress nicely for both the morning service and the evening service.
Morning – standardized school dress (or costume)
Evening – standardized school dress or “Sunday best” - avoid jeans and
clothing with writing
After the evening service: Parents may pick up students from the Welcome Center in church.
** Reminder: As students are leading worship, please refrain from photography during the service. We would be happy to stage pictures after the worship service ends. You may set up a video camera in the balcony.
U.S.O. Drive - Christmas Service Project
Every year each classroom at Zion completes a Christmas service project in place of a gift exchange in the classrooms. Our junior high students will extend their service project from September’s Walkathon by continuing to support the USO. The funds raised from the Walkathon will be a part of this service project.
To complete our goal, our junior high students and families are encouraged to participate in donating items to supplement the Walkathon money. This project will include students packing “goodie bags” for soldiers visiting the USO lounge and restaurant at Lambert Saint Louis Airport. These “goodie bags” will contain items requested by the USO and as listed below. Each junior high student will also compose cards and messages to our troops to encourage them on their travels and missions.
As Christ reflects His love for us this Christmas, may we also share His love with our soldiers this season and throughout the year.
Please only select items as listed below!