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Founded in 1861

Zion Lutheran School provides a Christ centered approach to education. This education nurtures the child’s faith, equipping him/her to use and share that faith on a daily basis. Our Vision: That every child knows Jesus as his/her personal Savior.

LION’S ROAR Zion Lutheran School’s Monthly Newsletter - April 2016

APRIL HAPPENINGS APR. 11-14 ITBS Testing, Please try not to be tardy this week! Also, ensure children have a good night’s sleep and a full tummy to think on. APR. 13 Chess Club meets till 4 p.m. Skate Party at FunSpot 5:307:30 p.m. Admission covered by Student Council, you pay skate rental and $5 for pizza and soda. Primary Pod will lead Chapel, 8:30 a.m. APR. 14 Art club meets till 4 p.m. APR 15 Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m. APR. 20 Pastor Spelbring will lead Chapel, 8:30 a.m. Chess Club meets till 4 p.m. APR. 21 Service Club meets till 4 p.m. APR. 22 Earth Day Celebration led by Garden Club. APR. 24 Confirmation at the 10:45 Service. APR. 27 Pod Leaders will lead Chapel, 8:30 a.m. Chess Club meets till 4 p.m. APR. 28 Art Club meets till 4 p.m. APR. 29 Mrs. Calls’ Birthday & Favorite Sports Team Day, wear their colors!


April Character Trait “RESPONSIBILITY” My two little boys (and if I’m being complete honest, I must include my husband as well) have an interest in the famous comic book superheroes, so my depth of knowledge on the subject has been increasing over time. In my bedtime readings about Spiderman, I’ve learned that his motto for using his super powers is, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Now, I’ve never considered Spiderman to be much of a spiritual leader, but I think he’s onto something here… Jesus Himself tells us that, “Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required” (Luke 12:48). Sounds similar, right? What He’s saying is that the greater the gifts we have been given from Him, the greater the duty to use them to benefit others. So, what are these gifts that we’ve been given? The Bible is full of examples of the gifts He’s given. In staff devotions this week, author and pastor Rick Warren offered this alphabetical list of examples: “artistry, architecture, administrations, baking, boat making, debating, designing, embalming, embroidering, engraving, farming, fishing, gardening, leading, managing, masonry, making music, needlework, painting, sailing, selling, being a soldier, tailoring, teaching, writing..” and invited us to share all those gifts and more in inventive ways to serve the kingdom of God. In fact, He made us so different from one another so that no one else on earth can do the things for others that YOU can do! Ephesians 2:10 says, “It is God Himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ago he planned that we should spend these lives helping others.” These gifts are not to be used to glorify and satisfy ourselves; they are to be used in service to one another so that Christ is glorified. So, how can you use your abilities to serve God by serving others because…“With great TALENT comes great responsibility.” Mrs. Ananda Baron, Principal Thank you to all who helped make our book fair a success! Many volunteers generously donated their time: Jessica Baack, Katy Bates, Terrie Breedlove, Kassie Delaney, Joelle Frohbieter, Dawn Gray, Michelle Hampton, Dawn Holcomb, Cheryl Hodson, Nancy Hollingsworth, Jen Kelley, Laurie Lippert, Annisa Martin, Angela McDaniel, Trisha McKerracher, April Papproth, Helen Price, Renee Schubert, Linda Williams, Naomi Wuest, and Jeannine Young. An extra measure of gratitude also goes to Mrs. Scott, who so kindly filled in on a very busy Grandparents Day. Thanks are also due to all the wonderful families of Zion for their support through their purchases! We earned LOTS of great new books for our classrooms and for the library, as well as funds for additional equipment and supplies. Mrs. Papka


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