Song of Solomon 2:11-12 “For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” I am ready for winter to be over and spring to be here. March certainly didn’t feel much like spring. It started out with more snow coming down on March 1st as I drove to Warrens, WI, with the Youth Group for the LCMC Youth Event. Once there, the message to “walk by faith, not by sight” was delivered in wonderful ways through group sessions, speakers, and songs. It was a great event for the 13 youth and 4 chaperones that attended. Attendance keeps decreasing and the organizers are praying over decisions about whether to continue to have it every year or possibly switch to every two years. Please pray that this event continues. Thank you to all those that support the youth group with donations and attending the fundraisers…who can resist those pancakes made by the confirmation students? The pancake breakfast serviced by the confirmation class is one of the fundraisers for the Youth Group that helps make attending the LCMC Youth Event possible. Thank you to those that helped with it and those that attended.
Fantastic job by the 5th grade class in reciting the Books of the Old Testament and good job by the 6th graders reciting the Books of the New Testament on March 10th.
Great job by the 4th grade class in reciting The Beatitudes on March 24th.
We are very proud of everyone for working hard on their memory work!
The 3rd grade class will be reciting the Apostle’s Creed on April 7th and the 1st grade class will be reciting the 23rd Psalm on April 28th. Letters will be mailed out. Please have children meet in their classroom at 8:45am. Parents, please help them practice at home.
Mountains of Food! Thank you to all who contributed to March MN Food Share month. The food collected and the students’ offerings for the month of March were presented to the SEMCAC Food Shelf. Thank you to Mike Messenger for leading the adventure in taking the P3 and P4 classes shopping and for the parents and teachers that helped. Thanks to all those that donated food or money to help feed those in our community that struggle to put food on the table.
Palm Sunday is April 14th. P3-5th grade will participate in the procession of palms for the 9AM worship service. An egg hunt will be held during Sunday school that day.
There will not be Sunday school on Easter Sunday, April 21st. Share your Easter celebration memories with your children. Tell them the wonderful and amazing story of the empty tomb and Jesus’ resurrection.
May 12th is Mother’s Day and the final day of Sunday school until September. Stay tuned for more information.
POP TAB TIME– The 4th grade class and teachers will be delivering the pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, April 28th. Letter and permission slip will be mailed home. Please keep collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and leave them in the lower level of the Education wing. Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Bible camps! Funds are available! Please contact the church office, Pastor Steve, or me for information.
May baskets will be delivered to GSLH. The confirmation students will assist in assembling the flower pots on Saturday, April 27th. They will then deliver the flowers on Wednesday evening, May 1st, during the first part of their confirmation class. Parents may need to help transport students. It will not take too long with all of them helping. More info will be sent home.
Please start thinking about the next Sunday school year and being a teacher or helper. Without volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to have such a great program here at RLC. There are many churches that no longer have Sunday school because no one wants to dedicate their time as a teacher. Please help our program continue to thrive. Challenge yourself to make the commitment! If you have any comments or suggestions for our Sunday school program, please contact me or anyone on the Family Education committee. Or, feel free to join our meeting on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6pm. We are also looking for members that want to join the committee.
God’s Blessings, Christine Anderson, Family Education Director (507) 858-5968
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