Salem Lutheran School News

February 2021 Newsletter

God Is Love

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

John 3:16 is one of the most popular verses in the whole Bible.

This really is a great verse to know. It tells us Jesus’s whole purpose in just a few short words. Let’s learn what Jesus was saying.


“For God so loved the world…”

God really does love the world. The WHOLE world. The good, bad, rich, poor, young, old, sick, healthy, angry, and joyful. God loves us all. He loves those who love Him, and He loves those who hate Him.

Do you know why that is so important? It means you don’t have to earn God’s love. He already loves you, and there is absolutely nothing you could do that would change His love.


“…that He gave His only begotten Son,…”
God loved you so much that He gave up His own Son for you. God knew we needed a perfect sacrifice, and He knew His Son Jesus was the only one who be that sacrifice.

“…so that whoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life.”
With that perfect sacrifice we can live forever with God. He wants nothing more than for you to live with Him in heaven.


God loves YOU so much that He was willing to send His Son Jesus as YOUR sacrifice, so YOU could live in heaven with Him.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, February 11th. Students will be dismissed form school at 11:30am. All conferences will be held on this day. Individual conference times were sent home by the classroom teachers.


No School

Monday, Feb 8th

Friday, Feb 12th

Monday, Feb. 15th


Valentine's Day Parties

Classroom Valentine's Day parties will be on Thursday, February 11th before the 11:30am dismissal. Please look for information on classroom parties to be sent home by your child's teacher or a parent planner if you have not already received one.


Feelin’ Good Mileage Club

Just like last year, you must sign your child up for your child to participate. Please go to www.sparrowmilesclub.com to register. Registration begins February 1st. You have the entire month of February to register. If you register your child after February 28th, they may still participate and win prizes, they just will not have their names printed on their running tally cards.


Band

Mr. Milbrath sent a note home with all 4th-8th grade students about their interest in starting or returning to band. If you did not receive this note and your child in 4th-8th grade is interested in joining band, please contact Mr. Milbrath at gmilbrath@salemowosso.org. More information will be sent home in the next couple of weeks regarding important information from Mr. Milbrath about band.


Yearbook

This year's yearbook is already under construction. Mrs. Rose would like any pictures you have of sporting events or classroom gatherings. This year, with all the health departments regulations, we do not have many pictures to work with. Please email your pictures to Mrs. Rose at tiffanyphoto@me.com.


Looking Ahead

Spring Break will be March 29th-April 2nd. There will also be No School on April 5th for Easter Monday. The school will resume classes on April 6th.


School Closings

In the event of a school closing due to inclement weather, tune to WJRT channel 12, WNEM TV-5. We will be closed if Owosso Public Schools are closed. You may also check either of these television channel’s website for this information. www.abc12.com; www.wnem.com In the event of a delayed start, we will begin at 10:00 and we WILL NOT have kindergarten that day.

If Owosso Public Schools are not in session, school closings will be posted under Salem Ev. Lutheran School (WNEM TV-5) and Salem Lutheran School-Owosso (WJRT channel 12). Please do not call the television station or the school office for school closing information.


My Coke Rewards

Do you or family members/friends drink Coca-Cola? How about PowerAde? Save those bottle caps and codes from the insides of multi-packs for Salem! They’re worth CASH for our school. (5 cents per cap, 15 cents for a 12-pack code, and 30 cents for a 24-pack code).

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Church Construction Is Speeding Along

Many of you have been waiting patiently to see our new church and community center project take shape. We’re glad to tell you that things are progressing quickly, a big crew is working hard, and there are visible improvements on a daily basis.


The roofs of both buildings have been poured (most roofs here are made of cement) and so have the floors in the church sanctuary as well as the rest of the rooms throughout the complex. Interior walls are going up. Electrical and plumbing are being finalized, along with the large cistern that will store both rainwater and municipal water. The process of gradually moving out of our current rented space room by room is beginning.

Everyone is starting to feel that the end of the main construction is near. Even though there will be finishing details ongoing throughout the year, we hope to use the church and community center regularly for worship, aid programs and activities already within a few weeks.

Please pray for this project of building the Lord’s house, for the safety of the workers, and that all be done to God’s glory!


English worship on Sundays continues to draw a small group. Some Expats here do not speak Spanish but desire a place to seek the Lord. To accommodate them, we have gathered in the new church building for about 4 weeks now, each time in a different room (depending on which part has a dry cement floor)!


People of similar and different faith backgrounds are invited to express doubts, fears, joys about life and God, and then they and are reassured with the message of hope in Jesus for this life and the life to come. Acoustic guitar worship songs, pie, ice cream, coffee and snacks enhance the experience. Thank you to all who have given their gifts to support the new worship center!


~ Pastor Valleskey

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere (Psalm 84:10).

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."