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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.

Founded in 1861

LION’S ROAR Zion Lutheran School’s Monthly Newsletter - December 2015

DECEMBER HAPPENINGS 8

HE CAME TO SERVE

December Character Trait “Service”

Library Closed all week

Advent is a very busy season for us, isn’t it? My calendar is full of a long to-do list, a shopping list, and time commitments to my family and to my work. How does yours look? No doubt that somewhere among those days you have or will take the time to think of the “reason for the season”. You may think of a silent night in a stable in the little town of Bethlehem. You might hear the cattle lowing, the little drummer boy playing his gift alongside the three kings of the Orient, or the angels on high singing “Gloria”. You possibly imagine a doting set of parents looking on their precious baby away in the manger. The New Testament gospels (and Christmas carols) remind us that the prophesied Messiah, king, judge, and ruler, had an unimaginably humble and touching beginning more akin to a servant. There is one gospel that omits this story, however, the gospel of Mark. Mark does this to show that a servant is not defined by how he is born or which family he is born into but rather by his type of service. Jesus spent His entire time on this earth serving – teaching, preaching, healing, spending time with the sick and lonely, feeding the hungry, and even washing the dirty feet of his friends. As Mark says, “For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve…” These acts of service paint a picture of God’s purpose for his Son, but they also serve as an example for us as His followers. In this very busy time, when it is so easy (for us and our children) to focus on serving our own desires, I pray that we may all see how we serve our Lord and fulfill His purpose for us by serving His people. May God richly bless and completely fill you and your families this Christmas.

8-10 Mouse House 8

“The Night Shift Before Christmas” 6:30 p.m.

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Advent Service/Chapel (1st Grade) 8:30 a.m. Advent Service 6:30 p.m.

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1st grade field trip to St. Louis Botanical Center, 9 a.m. till 2p.m.

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ZLC Sunday School Christmas Program “Joy to the World” will be presented at 10:45

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8th grade field trip to Peel’s 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Advent Service/Chapel (Mrs. Hasstedt) 8:30 a.m. Advent Service 6:30 p.m.

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Service Club till 4 p.m.

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Classroom Christmas Parties & Student Council sponsored “Ugly Sweater Day”. Last day of school

BIRTHDAYS

CHAPEL

During the 2015-16 school year, our weekly chapel services will take place on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Parents and families are welcome to join us! CHAPEL LEADERS: 9 - Mrs. Hasstedt 16 - First Graders

Mrs. Ananda Baron, principal

22 - Janel Mueller (4th Grade Teacher)

CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Friday, Dec. 18 All-school sing-a-long starts at 1 p.m. in the gym followed by classroom parties from 1:30-3 pm.

Zion Lutheran School - Voted #1

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace good will towards men.” Merry Christmas from Zion Lutheran School

Elementary School 2015 Belleville News Democrat’s Readers’ Choice Awards 1 1810 McClintock Ave. Belleville, IL 62221 Ph: 618-234-0275 zionoffice@zionschoolbelleville.org

Lion's Roar December 2015  
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