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First Lutheran School Messenger
"...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; ..."
No. 28 April 4, 2019
From the Principal's Desk...
It was so exciting to be blessed to receive
the check from Big Y yesterday!! As we
look at the needs of the playground, the first two are 1) the removal of the
two trees closest to Forer St. They have
roots that go out instead of down and keep coming above ground (thus the cones,
so the children know). 2) all new
playground mulch with appropriate thickness to be brought in. Once that is done, then we will see how the
monies that are left can best be used.
Another blessing was bestowed Sunday
morning. Mrs. Brenda Bacon, as a
representative of the News England District of the LCMS (Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod) (she's also a member of First Lutheran Church) presented a
check for $969.00 to me from the New England District Missions Board for the
school. This will go to the Children's Fund that is used so that financial aid
can be offered. I had no idea this check
was coming! If you haven't marked May 17th at
7:00 p.m. on your calendar, you really need to.
It's the night of our "Spring Musical !"
We're still in need of helpers for Hot Dog
Fridays on May 3rd and May 10th. Please
let Chris know if you are available to do one or both dates. Thank you!!
Please note a calendar change - Pastor will be
out of town on Monday, April 29th, so "Feed My Faith" will be Monday,
May 6th. See the attached page.
Per Parent Handbook p.7-"Foreseeable
absences should be cleared with the Principal, as soon as possible." Thank you to those who have followed this. An email is fine for this.
Since Spring Break begins Monday, I hope
that doesn't take away from your worship Holy Week! Have a blessed Easter or as
I'm wanting to call it, "Resurrection Day"!
Hot Dog Friday 4/12 ~ Money collected Friday 4/12
Chick-Fil-A Monday 4/22 ~ Money collected Friday 4/12
Pizza Wednesday 4/24 ~ Money collected Tuesday 4/23
Hot Dog Friday 4/26 ~ Money collected Friday 4/26
Chick-Fil-A Monday 4/29 ~ Money collected Friday 4/26
If you haven't marked May
17th at 7:00 p.m. on your calendar, you need to. Yes, I wrote it again because students in
grades 1-5 are participating, as well as some students from the Middle
School. You don't want to miss it! J
Holy Week Services
April 14th ~ Palm Sunday ~
9:00 am & 11:15 am
April 15th ~ Healing Service ~ 6:30 pm
April 18th ~ Holy Thursday ~
April 19th ~ Good Friday ~ 12:00 pm & 6:30 pm
April 21st ~ Easter Sunday ~ coffee hour-9:00 am ~
One Worship service at 10:00 am
Thank you, second graders,
for your gift of song! "The Lamb" is so
beautiful and so appropriate for Lent.
After Spring Break, the PreK/K will sing in Chapel on Wednesday, April
This quarter our Chapel
offerings will go to Trinity Lutheran School in Fremont, Nebraska. They provided shelter during the severe
flooding several months ago. They have
been helping those unavailable to go back to their homes.
This year's Vacation Bible
School theme is "Athens" which takes place in ancient Greece. To transform the fellowship
hall we are going to need the following donations. Items can be donated or
loaned. This list will be updated as we receive items, or as new needs arise.
Large Styrofoam sheets 5
Solid color bed sheets Old
large rocking horses (to
Solid color blankets become
Small rugs Urns
Fake greenery/flowers/fruit/vegetables Columns
Baskets (all sizes)
On Saturday, April 13th, First Lutheran Church will be holding its
Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We would like to invite all children ages 3-8 to take
part in the search. We will have 500 various candy filled eggs to find. Please
join us at 1810 Northampton Street in Holyoke, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for a
story, snack, and the egg hunt. Bring a basket! The event will be held rain or
shine. If you have any questions or for more details, please call 413-534-7071.
donations needed for the upcoming First Lutheran Church and School Annual Plant
Sale. We are accepting pots & all plants except for burning bushes. All
proceeds go to the Children's Fund. The plant sale is Saturday, May 4th,
from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are welcome. Any questions please
contact Bonnie Bessette. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 13th ~ Easter Egg Hunt ~ 10:00
Sunday, April 14th ~ Palm Sunday ~ 9:00 a.m.
& 11:15 a.m. services
Monday, April 15th
– Friday, April 19th ~ No School ~ Spring Break
Monday, April 15th ~ Healing Service 6:30
Thursday, April 18th ~ Holy Thursday ~ 6:30
Friday, April 19th ~ Good Friday ~ 12:00 p.m.
& 6:30 p.m. services
Sunday, April 21st ~ Easter Sunday ~ Coffee
Hour-9:00 a.m. ~ Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24th
Wednesday, May 1st
Saturday, May 4th
Lutheran Church Plant Sale ~ 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6th
~ Feed My
Faith ~ 6:00 p.m.-6:25 p.m. ~ Light meal to follow ~ see attached flyer
Wednesday, May 8th
Friday, May 10th
Education Fair ~ 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15th
Friday, May 17th
Musical ~ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20th
– Friday, May 24th ~ 8th grade class trip to Pennsylvania
Tuesday, May 21st
– Friday, May 24th ~ 5th grade Outdoor Education at the
Highland Lodge, Crawford Notch, N.H.
Wednesday, May 22nd
Day Monday, May 27th ~ Memorial Day ~ No School
Wednesday, May 29th
Friday, May 31st ~ Field Day