SCHOOL BEGINS ON A WEDNESDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS BREAK, WE WILL COLLECT MONEY FOR
PIZZA ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST!
Hot Dog Friday 12/14 ~ Money collected Friday 12/14
Chick-Fil-A Monday 12/17 ~ Money collected Friday 12/14
Pizza Wednesday 12/19 ~ Money collected Tuesday 12/18
Hot Dog Friday 12/21 ~ Money collected Friday 12/21
Chick-Fil-A Monday 12/31 ~ No School ~ New Year's Eve
Pizza Wednesday 1/2 ~ Money collected FRIDAY, 12/21
Secret Angel Cards
Monday, December 17th, & Tuesday,
December 18th, from 8:10 a.m.-8:30 a.m. the 8th graders will
be selling "Secret Angel" cards for $1.00 each.
They will deliver them if they go to a student or teacher. The 8th graders will be found
selling them outside of the office/1st grade classroom. The money
goes toward their class trip to Pennsylvania in May.
We are in need of someone
to video tape the Children's Program Friday night, December 21st! It's been so nice in the past years to be
able to offer DVD's to the parents/grandparents, especially for those who are
unable to attend! Please let us know, if
you can help!
Wow! The fifth graders played their
ukuleles yesterday and did a great job!
Pastor did a great job doing the
motions to the song as the music went faster and faster.
Box Tops for
Thanks for the
box tops that have been turned in. The Box Top contest continues to January 17th,
2019. You may turn in completed sheets to your child's teacher or the
For a list of
participating products, visit www.BTFE.com
Fifth grade is having a wonderful year!
All of us are working together to have the best fifth grade class
ever! We are helping each other and
showing kindness to everyone.
Fifth grade always
celebrates Reformation Day with songs, games, and treats. This year was no exception. One of this year's favorite games was hide
Martin Luther. We use a small action
figure as Martin Luther and hide him around the room. This is done to remind us of how Martin
Luther had to go into hiding so he wouldn't be killed. Celebrating Reformation Day was lots of fun!
In our Bible class we
have begun learning what it means to call God, "Father". We started with God, the Father Almighty, Maker
of heaven and earth. We have discussed
the creation, as in Genesis and the new heaven and earth in Revelation.
In our math class we are
learning about fractions. Right now we
are adding and subtracting fractions. Learning to find the common denominator
can be challenging. We will soon be learning to multiply fractions. By the end of the year, we will be dividing
In science we just
finished our unit on mammals. Did you
know there are two mammals that lay eggs?
People are the only mammals made in the image of God. We have an amazing Creator!
Native Americans are the
focus of social studies. We have made
small pinch pots as the desert tribes may have done long ago. We are learning how important natural
resources were to all the tribes.
Each day we begin with
Luther's Morning Prayer and end the day with Luther's Evening Prayer. We share our prayer requests and faithfully
pray for our prayer partners in the church.
As a class, we have seen God answer many of our prayers. It is amazing to have such a loving Heavenly
Father. Each day we have a new reason to
love and trust Him.
Fifth grade is great
place to learn and have fun at the same time.
This is going to be a great year for the fifth grade of First Lutheran
to the big sales of the Taste Book as Christmas gifts.
The deadline to
buy one, or more, is Friday, December 21st.
change-January 21st is Martin Luther King Jr. Day
News From First Lutheran Church
There is a tree in the church narthex called "The Mitten
Tree." Mittens, hats & scarves for girls & boys (K-8th
grade) can be placed on the tree. The mittens
will go to the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club.
You are invited to join us for Advent Worship service.
Advent dates are Wednesday, December 19th.
Service: 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24th
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25th Christmas Day Worship-10 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 31st New Year's Eve Worship-6:30 p.m.
Caroling to our shut-ins on December 16th starts at 2 P.M.
The Evangelism Committee would like to invite church and school
families to join them in bringing Christmas comfort and joy to our
shut-ins. Come and lend us your voices
and be a part of this very fun event. We
will be getting on the school bus to travel to our shut-ins at 2 P.M. We will sing some of our favorite Christmas
songs to those who would love to see you there.
After we are done sharing Christmas carols at our various stops, around
5 p.m., there will be a light dinner in the Fellowship Hall. .
Please sign-up on the sheet that's on the bulletin board by the parking
lot doors. We hope to see you there.
December 13th & Friday, December 14th ~ FLS Christmas