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 - November 2015
NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS 10
Family Table Night @ Panera Bread Co. Shiloh Veterans Day Chapel
11 NO SCHOOL VETERANS DAY 13
Group Picture Day
13-14 7th Grade Retreat @ Camp Wartburg 15
1st & 2nd Graders sing at worship 10:45 a.m.
17 Kindergarten Readiness Night 20 Pajama Day @ School EARLY DISMISSAL (1:15 p.m.) 24
Classroom Harvest Parties
25-27 NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK 26
Belleville Santa Parade
“HUMILITY” This word has taken on new meaning for me as I prepared to share it with our students for this month’s character trait. In order to better understand humility, I also needed to take a closer look at its opposite: pride. This week in our chapel service, we saw pride and humility as two different people. Pride said, “Give me what I think I deserve.” Humility said, “What can I do for you?” Pride said, “Look at me.” Humility said, “Wow! Look at you!” Pride said, “I’m better than you.” Humility said, “Praise God! His grace abounds to all of us equally.” In 1 Peter chapter 5, we see that, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” I don’t know about you, but I do not want God to oppose me; I would much rather receive the grace that He holds out to me. My pride sometimes prevents me from recognizing that I need His grace every single day. So, what can I do to silence the pride and humble myself? First, look to God and acknowledge my dependence on Him. I am a sinner, saved by His grace, and loved by Him. I know that what I think of myself (especially in comparison with others) doesn’t matter nearly as much as what God thinks of me and how He can use me to grow His kingdom on earth. I am humbled to know that God doesn’t need me to get things done, but that He can and will use me in spite of my sin when I lessen myself so that He can become greater. Second, as I look at others, recalling the words in Philippians 2. “Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” Whether I am willing to acknowledge it or not, God has made each of us, offers us all the same grace, and loves us all the same. As we focus on humility this month at school, we pray that God would gently humble us all allowing us to lift Him higher and opening our eyes to the blessings He is showering upon us. May God give you grace as you serve as the #1 example of humility for your children.
Humbly submitted by Mrs. Ananda Baron, principal
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: 10 - Pastor Downs/
Veterans Day Chapel
8 - 6th Grade 24 - Primary POD
CHOIR & WORSHIP Nov. 15 - 1st & 2nd Graders sings at 10:45 a.m. worship service at Zion Lutheran Church
11 – Ananda Baron - Principal 24 – Frederick Hasstedt - First Grade Teacher 29 – Jamie Lewis - Preschool Teacher
ZLS Dinner Auction...Mouse House... Nativity Project...Santa Parade. Please prayerfully consider giving of your time and talents to these amazing activities. More info inside Lion’s Roar!
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