Red Hill Lutheran 2021-2022
A Message from Our Principal
What a fun time of the year. Busy, yes; however it is truly a special time as everyone throughout the world focuses on the birth of Jesus, who is the CHRIST our Savior! Or do they?
While everyone certainly looks forward to celebrating CHRISTmas, it appears that some do not stop to ask what it is truly all about. I pray that you will share with your family and friends the true importance of the CHRISTmas season celebration. As we are clearly told in The Bible (John 3:16), ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal live!’
Have a blessed and joyful CHRISTmas.
Dr. Paul Marquardt, Principal
A Message from Our Pastor
Dear Families of Red Hill Lutheran School,
On Sunday, November 28th, our church and school begin the sacred season of Advent. The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival” and is a four-week season in the Christian Church year, leading up to Christmas, in which we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus into our world. The season of Advent is both historical and theological.
Historically, Advent guides us through the Biblical story of hope and expectation for the long-awaited Messiah; God’s chosen servant who will set the world (and your life) right. Through the Old Testament Prophets, God promised that the Messiah would one day be born in Bethlehem and from the family line of King David. Christmas is the fulfillment of that divine promise! Theologically, Advent looks back at the birth of Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s promised Messiah and forward to the promised second coming of Jesus to consummate God’s promise of a healed world.
As we prepare our hearts and minds for Jesus’ “arrival” during the Advent season, we are also preparing for the awesome celebration of Christmas! If you do not have a church home, you are invited to join us in worship this Christmas at Red Hill Lutheran!
Our worship services are…
Christmas Eve: 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Live Nativity. A live recreation of this wondrous night featuring numerous animals including baby goats, ducks and a donkey! Our Praise Band leads us in singing classic Christmas carols as we experience that first Christmas night. Truly a memorable experience for kids—of all ages!
7:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service. Choir, Hand bells, and beloved Christmas carols.
Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m. Featuring traditional carols and
Finally, as we begin the New Year, we will continue to offer you and your family opportunities to grow in your faith, strengthen your relationships, and deepen your hope in Jesus Christ. Below are just a few examples:
· If you or your child is interested in Baptism, we have regular Baptism instruction.
· For second graders and above, we offer First Communion classes.
· Beginning Sunday, January 9th, I will commence a six-week class entitled, “Emotionally Healthy Discipleship.” As disciples of Jesus, one of the ways that we seek to love God, others, and ourselves is through relationships that are healthy, mutually satisfying, and seek to bring glory to God. This is the purpose of our ongoing commitment to Emotionally Healthy Discipleship (EHD) at Red Hill. You are welcome to join us!
· Additionally, as we begin the New Year, we begin a new sermon series entitled, “90.” We will explore the stories of Jesus as we “follow” Him on a ninety-day period in His ministry and mission! Just as in the days of Jesus, so today, Jesus calls you to follow Him for a journey of a lifetime!
And much more to come! Visit our website, www.redhillchurch.org, for days and times of special classes, seminars, and group opportunities. You are always welcome at Red Hill!
Again, we are glad you are here at Red Hill Lutheran Church and School! If we can serve you in any way, please do not hesitate to call on us!
May you have a blessed Advent and Christmas!
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Seth Britton
Christmas Performances & Services
Red Hill Lutheran School Christmas Programs
- Friday, December 3rd - Preschool Christmas Shows
(PreK Rooms 9 &10 -9:30 am, CLC)
(TK Room 5 -10:30 am, CLC)
- Friday, December 3rd - "Love’s Pure Light - Christmas Carol and Dessert Night" featuring String Orchestra and Singspiration (6:30 pm, CLC)
- Tuesday, December 7th - "The Merrie Christmas Show" featuring Middle School Concert Band, Drama, Handbells, Praise Band (6:30 pm, CLC)
- Friday, December 10th - "The Big, Big Story" featuring RHLS 3rd-5th graders
(6:30 pm, Sanctuary)
- Tuesday, December 14th -Tanaka Farms Performance featuring Singspiration and Middle School Handbells (6:00 pm, Tanaka Farms)
- Friday, December 17th - "The Christmas Checklist" featuring RHLS Kinder-2nd graders (10:30 am, Sanctuary)
Red Hill Lutheran Church Services
- Friday, December 24th- Family Services, 3:00 & 5:00 pm, Live Nativity
- Friday, December 24th- Traditional Candlelight Service, 7:00 pm
- Saturday, December 25th- Traditional Carols & Holy Communion, 10:00 am
2021-2022 School Theme
We are God's Masterpiece
"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10
December Christian Character Quality: Joy
"The things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full."
John 15:11 (ESV)
Fill the Trees!
We are collecting gift cards thru December 15th for Foster Families. Please bring in retail store, grocery store, or other gift cards to fill up our trees for Hope 4 Kids!
Congratulations to our CCQ Winners for Empathy
November Philanthropies: Operation Christmas Child
900 boxes! Thank you RHLS families!
Congratulations to Custodian Juan Sanchez on his 30 years at Red Hill Lutheran! Thank you Mr. Juan for your incredible dedication to our church and school.
Christmas Around the World
Please join us after school on Wednesday, December 15th for a trip around the globe to discover how children everywhere celebrate Christmas. There will be a mission component too, and we will work together to construct a GIANT PAPER CHAIN with 2,000 links representing the languages still needing Bible translations.
It will be a wonderful afternoon of foods to taste, crafts to make and music to experience. Your child will be assigned to a grade-level "family" to travel with from one continent to the next.
Date: Wednesday, December 15th
Cost: $20 only (no drop in fees will be charged. This event is free for students on a daycare plan).
Time: 3:00 - 4:50 pm
Change for Change collection December 1-17 (change turned into homerooms)
Nativity Ornament Sales-after school December 15 & 16
Check out our Red Hill Lutheran Church & School YouTube Channel, including our Wednesday School Chapels!
Christmastime at Red Hill Lutheran!
Red Hill Lutheran's Handbell Ensemble & Singspiration Performance
December Dates to Remember:
3: Middle School 'Carols & Dessert' FAMILY Night
7: Middle School Christmas Program 6:30 pm
10: Middle School Academics & 5-8 Sports Awards Ceremony
10: 3-5 Christmas Program 6:30 pm
17: K-2 Christmas Program 10:30 am
17: Minimum Day (No Daycare)
20-31: Christmas Break: No School (No Camp)
What's Going On?
Attendance: Please submit all absences through RHLS app Absence Form, this informs the office, nurse and teacher.
Every Monday, K-8 students may wear free dress only with a Free Dress Pass
Every Friday, K-8 students, may wear free dress with a Free Dress Pass or $2.
All money raised will go to the ASB for student activities and service projects.
Spirit Shirt Fridays:
Students may wear their spirit shirt with uniform bottoms every Friday, no free dress pass required.
*All free dress days must adhere to our dress code guidelines in the RHLS Student Handbook
Lunches: Tuesday, Chick-fil-A, $8 for 8 piece nugget or chicken sandwich meal, 8th Grade East Coast Fundraiser
Thursday, Pizza, $7 for 1 slice or $8 for 2 slice meal, PTF Fundraiser
To Order your Chick-fil-A or Pizza log onto Boonli - one sign-on allows ordering via credit card, changing orders, cancelling orders, seeing order history, duplicating orders etc.
Monday-Friday, Choicelunch Service - Variety of entrees, sides and drinks available daily.
To Order your lunch click HERE The online ordering system and mobile App make it easy for parents to order school lunches.
Choicelunch ordering update: You must now order 3 days for a full menu before meal day.
*Please make sure to send your child(ren) to school daily with a mask and water bottle. Please label all belongings, including sweatshirts.
RHLS Covid Safety Plans- Updated, please click here and visit the "Health" tab on the RHLS website for more information
Middle School News
Check out the new Middle School Newsletter!
See what our 6-8th graders have been up to since August!
Looking for a high school? Check out Troy High School! One of our very own RHLS dads is the Vice Principal.
What a Wonderful Friendsgiving Celebration!
Click on the image below for Volunteer Opportunities
Parents in Prayer
Parents in Prayer: Parents and church members are invited to join our "Parents in Prayer" group. This group meets every Friday, from 8:30-9:30 am in Peter's Parish.
The purpose of the group is to pray for our school, teachers, administrators, staff and students on a weekly basis. You may also submit prayer requests on the RHLS APP.
Please contact Katie Gillin with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Heritage Girls
Red Hill Lutheran Church News
Happy Birthday Jesus!
K.I.D.S. Ministry Christmas Event, Sunday, December 19th 9:00-10:00 am
In the CLC (Christian Life Center)
All Preschool – 5th Grade kids are invited to join us as we celebrate Jesus’ Birthday. The Scripture Lady will be with us to offer her “O Come Let Us Adore Him” program. Program highlights include “Scripture Granny,” Little Kathy,” her puppets Jack & Jill, a fun game that shares the true Christmas story, a magical object lesson, lots of Christmas songs, and other goodies. RSVP by December 15th. Contact Ms. Beth with any questions at email@example.com.
Red Hill Lutheran Church offers a K.I.D.S. Ministry Program for all children in Preschool through 5th Grade. We are currently offering kids opportunities to meet in-person as well as on-line, via Zoom.
Using a combination of large group and small group conversations and activities, we intentionally strive to create an engaging environment where children come to Know Jesus, Impact the world around them, become Disciples of Jesus and Serve others – K.I.D.S.! You are invited to join us at any time, regardless of your church affiliation.
Look for our Fall Calendar on our YFM Website!
For more information contact Children's Ministry Coordinator, Beth Stoffregen.
December Teaching Series
“JOY TO THE WORLD”
DEC 05: THE BIRTH OF JOHN FORETOLD
DEC 12 THE BIRTH OF JESUS FORETOLD
DEC 19: JESUS IS BORN!
“O COME LET US ADORE HIM!”
CELEBRATE WITH US AT 9:00AM!
DEC 26: NO K.I.D.S. MINISTRY
What are your go-to Christmas traditions? It’s amazing how different all of our Christmas celebrations can be, especially when you take into account how Christmas is celebrated all over the world. This month, we’ll be reminded what a universal gift Jesus is, and how Jesus brought good news, joy, and peace on that very first Christmas so that the whole world could know God!
All Preschool-5th Grade kids are invited to join us Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the K.I.D.S. Zone!
Youth & Family Ministry Middle School
December Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, December 7th – NO YOUTH GROUP due to Middle School Christmas Program
Tuesday, December 14th – Middle School Ministry Christmas Party
Christmas Break: December 20 – January 3rd
Middle School Ministry resumes Tuesday, January 4th
Look for upcoming event info on our YFM Website!
For more information contact Student Ministry Coordinator, Phil Gaylor