Salem Lutheran School News
May 2021 Newsletter
The Perry's Are Here to Stay!
We are grateful our Lord has lead Mr. and Mrs. Perry to continue serving God here at Salem. Let us pray together for continued blessing on their family and ministry.
The following is the letter from Mr. and Mrs. Perry returning their Call to Serve at Trinity Lutheran School in Jenera, Ohio.
Dear Members of Trinity Lutheran Church,
We are writing to inform you that after much prayerful consideration on how we can best serve our Lord, we have decided to return our calls to serve at Trinity. We are very thankful for your many prayers and words of encouragement. We are thankful for the time you took to answer our questions and we feel blessed to have learned more about your congregation and ministry at Jenera. Our prayers, and those of our family, are with you as you continue to share God’s Word.
Our ministry at Salem is where we feel we belong at this time and we know that the Lord will continue to bless both congregations. Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers and God Bless your continued work in His Kingdom.
In Christ’s Service,
Anthony and Pamela Perry
2021/2022 Online Registration
Parents will be notified via email when the online registration will be available for the 2021/2022 school year. If you have any questions while filling out your registration, please email the school (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Mr. Perry (989.721.7942).
End of the Year Picnic
Look for more information on food donation assignments and sign up in your children's folder in a couple of weeks.
8th Grade Graduates
George Aschenbrenner (Flushing High School)
Lydia Atkins (Owosso High School)
Zachary LaHaine (Owosso High School)
Samuel Perry (Owosso High School)
Christian Rose (Owosso High School)
William Smith (Life in Christ)
Grace Steiger (Michigan Lutheran Seminary)
Tyler Strauch (Owosso High School)
Salem Class of 2017
Logan Aschenbrenner (Mott Community College to study Automotive Repair)
Emma Perry (Grand Rapids Community College to study Nursing)
Feelin' Good Mileage Club
We are still in need of parent volunteers to help mark the Mileage Club cards during recess, 11:40 am-1:10 pm. If you are available to help, please call the school office to schedule your days. Thank you to the parents who are already helping! We greatly appreciate it!
Sparrow Michigan Mile
We would like all students who are interested to participate with us. The Sparrow Michigan Mile will take place on June 5th at 9:00am here at Salem. Parents are welcome to run/walk with their children.
Please visit www.sparrow.org/michiganmile, or click on the button bellow, to sign up.
The early sign up cost is $8. The price rises on May 7th. Parents are welcome to sign up as well. All participants receive from Sparrow an official race T-shirt, a pedometer wristwatch, a colorable race bib that they can personalize, a shiny gold medal, a post-race treat, and a cool race bag filled with more fun stuff from their sponsors!
No need to worry about picking up race packets, we will have them here at school on race day.
We are in need of parent/grandparent volunteers on the day of the run. Volunteers will help keep our students safe as they cross streets.
Important Dates to Remember
May 9 - 9:15am - Bible Catechism Review at ChurchMay 16 - 12:00am - Confirmation Service at Church
May 28-31 No School - Memorial Day Weekend
June 2 - 12:00pm - School Picnic at Bentley Park
June 3 - Early Dismissal (11:30) - Last Day of School
June 6 - 1:30pm - 8th Grade Graduation
Would you like to keep in touch with Salem Families during the Summer? Salem has 2 Facebook groups you should join.
Salem Ev. Lutheran School
Salem School Families
Pioneer's Pinecar Derby
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS!!! We are proud of your accomplishment!
Lydia Atkins and Grace Steiger have both been accepted into The Shiawassee Scholars Program! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication.
The Shiawassee Scholars program will provide the resources and support to:
- Pursue their intellectual curiosity
Apply for a competitive scholarship to explore a field of interest they are enthusiastic about
Develop a level of comfort and acceptance of their intelligence
Recognize academic, personal or social challenges and develop strategies to overcome them
Earn a GPA of 3.7 or above
Excel in honors or advanced placement courses
Earn acceptance to and attend a distinguished university or college
The Shiawassee Scholars Program requires a student be enrolled full-time at a public high school in Shiawassee County. Scholars are selected based on their SAT reading and math score in their 8th grade year.
As a Shiawassee Scholar you may request a scholarship that offers academically talented students an opportunity to further explore a career path or advanced study in a particular discipline.
That day God gave us the enormous blessing of filling up our new worship space to capacity with some people standing outside in the doorway to hear the Word. Our congregation responded to the need for helping hands by pitching in with cleaning up the construction dust and dirt, preparing decorations, bringing food for a potluck, public Bible readings, ushering and set-up. We had a pinata (made by a young woman in the church) and Easter egg hunt for the kids. Local ex pats from Canada (James and Elizabeth) made a cross banner with Luther's seal in the middle. Also, Jerry played a song on electric piano and sang. It was great to see all the participation that welcomed the community to our new church.
The biggest blessing of God’s grace was that the Easter message of the resurrection of the dead in Christ to eternal life made it to the ears of nearly 120 people, many of whom were first-time visitors. Additionally, a baptism coincided with our Easter celebration!
We’re calling this “Dedication Sunday #1.” It’s normal here to move in and start using a church building once the basics are done, even well before the finishing touches -- So we’re in! And we’re completely out of the old rental space, with the exception of the apartment.
There will be a “Dedication Sunday #2” when more of the details are done. Please stay tuned for announcements through the newsletter and Facebook page of Costa Maya Ministries so you can find out more and possibly join us in Mahahual.
We thank the many supporters who have brought us to this day under God’s guidance and direction. Pray that the Lord gives us wisdom to use the space in the best way to bring the gospel to Mahahual! ~Meghan Mortenson