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 - March 2016
MARCH HAPPENINGS 7-11 Scholastic Book Fair 8
Family Reading Night
9 Chapel at 8:30 a.m. Lenten Service at 3:30 & 6:30 with dinner served in between services by 8th grade 1st & 2nd Graders sing at 3:30 service. 11
Grandparents’ Day Early Dismissal
11-12 8th Grade Retreat Camp Wartburg 15
Winter Sports Banquet
16 Chapel at 8:30 a.m. Lenten Service at 3:30 & 6:30 with dinner served in between services by 8th grade 17
End of Third Quarter Early Dismissal Parent-Teacher Confs.
No School - In Service
Zion Music Contest
Parent’s Night Out Weingarten - Playground
23-29 Easter Break 30
School Resumes Chapel at 8:30 a.m.
Run the Race - Perseverance March Character Trait “PERSEVERANCE”
My father was an avid runner. Aside from the eight months when injury banished him to a stationary bike, my father ran every day. I was fascinated by his dedication to this discipline. He knew how many of his steps made up a mile. He never missed a day no matter the weather or the lateness of the hour. He competed in (and finished) the Los Angeles marathon four times. I am not certain of how (or why) he got into running, but I am certain that my dad knew how to persevere. Perseverance is essential for our lives. It takes us from passively hanging on for dear life as everything happens around us and allows us to actively pursue our goals regardless of obstacles. As Christians, it is a gift that God gives us to not only endure each day here on earth, but to look forward to each moment with hope for what is to come from Him. The Bible gives us scripture to teach us to persevere. In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the apostle Paul compares the pursuit of Christian living to running a race. A successful race has 4 basic requirements (thrivingfamily.com; Rick Cole): Training. My father never attempted to run a marathon without preparation; he trained every single day. Day-to-day disciplines, such as prayer and studying the Bible, will prepare one’s faith to endure. Sustainable pace. To avoid quick “burnout”, we rely on God’s strength and allow His timing to set the pace of our lives. Staying the course. When we’re exhausted and the “finish line” feels unreachable, we choose to follow God in obedience and faith rather than our own emotions and temptations. Strong finish. Finishing the marathon always filled my dad with a sense of accomplishment and reward. While on earth, we will never be finished in our pursuit of spiritual maturity, but God strengthens us with every challenge and rewards us along the race. May God continue to work strength, courage, and endurance in you as we are at the point in the school year where we may feel like we are “hitting a wall”. He has a purpose and a plan, and His timing is always perfect. With God before you to lead and behind you to push, run His race with perseverance today and forever.
CLASSROOM EASTER CELEBRATIONS TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Starts at 2 pm in the classrooms.
Jesus said to her “I am the resurrection and the life” ... John 11: 25-26
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