News & Notes
St. Philip Lutheran - November 4, 2022
Count Your Blessings--Gratitude is the Best Attitude
Our chapel and Social Emotional Learning focus for the month of November is on Gratitude. In chapel we heard the story of the Ten Lepers from Luke 17:11-19. We heard how God healed ten; however, only one came back to thank Jesus. Mrs. Tennis also read a story entitled, Count Your Blessings. God gives us all that we need and we are to thank God for his daily goodness.
Today our students gathered in the gym for an assembly on Gratitude. Having gratitude means that we are thankful for something. Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate all the things we often take for granted. We just do not expect that thing or take that thing for granted. Sometimes it is hard to have gratitude. Our attitude can either help us be thankful or keep us from being thankful. Gratitude is the best attitude. We learned that when we think more about ourselves, it stops us from being thankful. When we have an attitude where we think of God and others, we will have the right attitude to be thankful.
During the month of November, our students and staff will keep a Gratitude Journal. Each day they will write or draw about something or someone for which they are thankful. After they write in their journal they will say a prayer to thank God for what they included in their journal. We hope this becomes a regular habit of keeping a Gratitude journal so they recognize the countless blessings bestowed on them each day.
- Sunday, November 6: 10:00 a.m. Worship/Children's Church
- Daylight Savings Time ends
- Monday, November 7: 7 p.m.. Lutheran Inquiry Class
- Tuesday, November 8: 10:00 a.m. Little Vikings Playgroup
- Wednesday, November 9: 9 a.m. Chapel
- 7:00-8:30 p.m. Women's Bible Study
- Thursday, November 10: Hot Lunch
- Friday, November 11: Veterans Day
- NO SCHOOL or EXTENDED CARE--Staff Professional Development
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: More details to come!
Friday, November 18: 6:30 p.m. Family Bingo Night
Friday, December 9: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ornament Decorating/Christmas Tree Jubilee
Saturday, December 10: 10:00 a.m. Christmas Crafts for Adults with Mrs. Tennis
Monday, December 12: 3:00-4:30 p.m. Kookie Decorating & Krafting with Mrs. Kang & Mrs. Kim
Photos of the Week
A message from our Admissions and Marketing Coordinator - Miss Livas
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Trunk or Treat Highlights
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Chapel Offering Recipient:
We gather each week 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 A Safe Haven. This organization, located in Chicago, helps people transition their lives as they move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In addition to our monetary offering, we are also collecting new and gently used full size blankets and diapers. Our monetary goal is $400.00.
Total to date: $64.05
Let Us Pray For You
Each morning our staff gathers for devotions. As part of our devotion time, we pray for others. We encourage you to add the following petitions to your prayer time:
- We give thanks and praise to God for watching over Tucker's and Luce's grandmas during their surgeries. We ask God to continue to watch over them as they recover.
- We ask God to be with Mrs. Kang's mom as she undergoes surgery this next week.
- We pray for all those affected by illness. We pray for Mr. Markworth’s father, Miss Joseph's mother, and Hazel's grandmas.
- We ask God to give strength to all those struggling with cancer, especially for Mrs. Kang’s mom, Mr. Kutz’s friend, Kay, and Mrs. Tennis' aunt Helen.
- We pray for health and safety among our students, families, and staff.
- We ask God to bless our chapel offering recipient, A Safe Haven. May our gifts provide help and support to those displaced from their homes.
School Year Theme:
God's Direction Becomes My Compass
St. Philip Lutheran School is committed to high standards of academic excellence while preparing students to reflect Christian values and become well-rounded, servant-hearted members of their community.
Growing, Serving, Sharing Christ!