News & Notes

St. Philip Lutheran School - January 7th, 2022

You are a Child of God!

Pastor led our chapel on Thursday this week in celebration of Epiphany, the season of light. We heard the story of how the Wise Men came to visit Jesus and present him with gifts. We learned that the Wise Men did not visit Jesus in the stable where he was born, but rather in a house when he was a bit older. Jesus came to be the light of the world.


Pastor also focused his message on how precious we are to God. Pastor showed us his most priceless possession…a baseball jersey. His son won an essay contest about Father of the Year. The prize was the baseball jersey and an opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a minor league team. Pastor and his son attended the game. Pastor treasures those memories with his son.


Pastor likened that possession to how God feels about us. We are so priceless, that God sent his most valuable gift, His Son, to die for our sins. In baptism, He calls us His child God. Before we were born, even before God created the world, He knew each of us. We are special to Him and we are His children.


During the service, the teachers reminded their students as they stood at the baptismal font, that each one of them is a child of God. It was special to watch all the students come forward and hear those important words from their teacher. Pastor also shared that anyone who is not baptized, and is interested in learning more about baptism should let him know and he can speak with the parents.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, January 9: 10:00 a.m. Worship


  • Monday, January 10: 6:00 p.m. Take down Christmas decorations in church


7:00 p.m. Board of Directors meeting


  • Tuesday, January 11: 3:30-4:30 p.m. 7/8 Basketball practice at Bethesda


6:00 p.m. Auction meeting


  • Wednesday, January 12: 9 a.m. Chapel


  • Thursday, January 13: Hot Lunch


3:30-4:30 p.m. 7/8 Basketball practice at St. Philip


  • Friday, January 14: End of Second Quarter

Mark Your Calendar:

*There is no school on Monday, January, 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

*We have a 2 p.m. dismissal on Thursday, January 20 for staff professional development. Extended care is available until 6 p.m. for those who regularly attend extended care.

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Be Prepared for the Winter Season!

Now that the winter season is definitely upon us, here are a few reminders:


*Weather permitting, students go outside for recess or take walks in the neighborhood for their lessons.

*Make sure your child is prepared for the cold weather with a warm jacket, hats, gloves, and scarf. You may even want to send a few pairs of gloves or mittens when they get wet from playing in the snow. Your child should also wear boots when there is snow on the ground. Please send shoes for your child to change into while inside.

*Students have the opportunity to play in the snow. You may want to send snow pants. Only children with snow pants are permitted to play in the snow piles.

Firework Art with our K - 2nd Grade

Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you to all for the cards, well wishes and gifts to the staff this Christmas season. Your kindness and generosity was humbling. We are so very grateful!

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A message from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

As a reminder, our busy enrollment season begins this month. We are looking forward to hosting Open houses, campus tours, and preparing our continuous enrollment packets so we can keep growing St. Philip and expanding a Christian education to more and more students. In addition to thinking ahead to 22/23, we are also actively promoting January starts for our open seats. Do you know a family or friend who is looking for a change in 2022? They don't need to wait until next August to join the St. Philip family...in most cases, new students can start with us after the Christmas break!

Want to know what is happening in our school/church? Check out our Facebook page at - > https://www.facebook.com/stphilipchicago and our Instagram @stphiliplutheran. As a reminder, you can also reference our website when you are in need of information such as dates, links to our tuition management website, and our church Facebook stream. Please feel free to always reach out to me at abateman@stphiliplutheran.com. #WeAreStPhilip

Fun & Games Following the Star in Preschool

6 - 8th Grade Basketball Is Beginning Soon!

Dribble, Pass, Shoot! 6-8 grade basketball practices are underway and the first tournament begins January 14th. Questions? You can email Mr. Williamson with any questions at cwilliamson@stphiliplutheran.com. Let's go Vikings!

Check out our online calendar by clicking here.

Middle School Friends...

Watch upcoming newsletters for the next Youth Group Meeting!

You're Welcome to Bring a Friend!

For more information, please contact

Youth Director, Caleb Williamson

CWilliamson@StPhilipLutheran.com

Youth Webpage

https://www.stphiliplutheran.com/about-3

Chapel Offering

We gather each Wednesday for Chapel. During this time, a leader shares a message based on a Bible reading. Our chapel service also includes collecting an offering. The offerings will be given to various organizations throughout the year. This quarter we will be donating our offering to Refugee One. This organization, located around the corner from St. Philip on Lincon Ave, not only equips refugees with the skills needed to survive, but provides a full range of coordinated services that empower refugees to build the foundation for a flourishing life here in the United States

Each week teachers will send home an offering envelope. On chapel days, your child may put their offering in the envelope and place it in the collection plate in church.

Our goal is $400.00.

Collected to date: $782.93

Let Us Pray For You

We praise God for sending His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior.

We thank and praise God for the many gifts he showered on each of us this Christmas season. We thank Him for opportunities to gather with family and friends.

We pray for all those affected by illness. We especially pray for members of our St. Philip community.

We pray for peace and comfort for the family of Dawn Amundson, congregation member, who passed away on December 26. May we find comfort and joy that she is now at home with her Savior.

We continue to pray for families who are struggling with challenges. May God give them strength to endure.

We pray for health and safety among our students, families, and staff.

Families, if you have any prayer requests, please email your child's teacher or Mrs. Tennis (dtennis@stphiliplutheran.com).

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About Us

School Year Theme:

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Who God Created You to Be

Esther 4:14


Mission Statement

Growing, Serving, Sharing Christ!


Foundational Principles

  • Whole Child
  • Christ-centered
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community
  • Service