Our theme for the coming year: God Never Changes
Verse = Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
October 6th: Confirmation Class Service project FMSC 8:00-10:00 AM Winona
October 14th: Service Walk at 10:05 AM Fam Ed
October 28th: Catechism Sunday (4th Graders) 9:00 AM Service
“God Never Changes!” What a great theme for Sunday school this year! Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” God’s promises are the same today as they were in the beginning. They will not change…ever! That brings comfort to many. Especially when change is always happening in our lives. Just as the Lord was with David when he battled Goliath, the Lord is with each of us as we face whatever “giants” enter our lives. If you’re able, listen to the song “When Everything’s Changing” by Family Force 5. The 3rd-7th graders heard the song during closing worship to go along with our theme this year.
Thank you to the volunteers that are teaching and helping with Sunday school. Every year we have wonderful volunteers that take on the challenge of ministry to the kids. I feel that they are part of the reason our church is doing so well with Sunday school attendance. The volunteers go the extra mile to make sure the students’ faith is strengthened and to make the students feel loved by Jesus. I’m so proud of the high school students who are helping this year.
We welcomed our newest students to our P3 class this year on September 9th. They each received a wonderful kids’ Bible with great Bible stories and pictures. I encourage parents to read it to them every day.
Parents: Please sign and return the field trip/photo usage permission forms that are being sent home. The form is double-sided, so be sure to complete both sides. If you need the forms, there are extras in the wall cubes on the lower level.
We are always looking for helpers in the classrooms, even if it is for one Sunday per month. Let me know if you are interested or speak to your student’s teacher to see if she/he needs help with anything.
The Third Grade students received the ESV Student Study Bible on September 16th, Bible Sunday. We celebrated this milestone event with cake and milk! All students in grades 3 on up: Remember to bring your Bibles to class!
P4 Mission Project: P4 class will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.
- Find an average-sized shoebox. 2. Decide whether you will pack for a girl or boy and the age category. 3. Fill it with gifts…fun toys, school supplies, clothing outfit, hygiene items (no toothpaste, liquids or candy). 4. Pray for the child that will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo. 5. If you’d like to follow your box, you can donate $9 online and receive a tracking label! 6. Drop-off your shoebox, or items to include in a shoebox packed by the P4 class, by the end of October. National Collection Week is November 12th-19th, 2018. Check out the website for more information and ideas. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Confirmation students will be filling food packets for Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. We will leave RLC at 7:15am and hand-pack meals for malnourished children from 8:00am – 10:00am. A permission slip will be available at the Confirmation meeting on October 3rd at 6pm.
The Sunday school will be having a service walk event on October 14th, 2018. This event will take place during their normally scheduled Sunday school class time and will consist of a walk around the area in support of Maple Leaf Services. Maple Leaf Services has provided support to people who have disabilities since 1977. Their sites are located throughout Fillmore County with licensed residential sites in Preston, Harmony, Rushford and Spring Valley and in-home support in additional communities and rural areas. The mission of Maple Leaf Services, Inc. is to provide services specific to the needs and wishes of each person they support. All Sunday school offerings in the month of October will be donated.
In order for us to take your child off church grounds we will need your signed permission for our records. Please sign and return the form being sent home with students (or return the general field trip permission form).
Fourth Grade students will receive catechisms on October 28th at the 9:00 AM church service. Parents and students will be receiving information letters in the mail about this milestone event.
October is Pastor Appreciation month! Please take a moment to thank Pastor Steve for accepting the call to be our new Pastor. The 2nd graders will present Pastor Steve with a warm welcome on Sunday, October 7th. All the students are looking forward to meeting the new Pastor!
Fifth graders are invited to attend the First Communion classes beginning Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, from 5:30-6:15pm. Letters have been mailed home. If you did not receive a letter or have any questions, please contact the church office or me right away.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and scenery!
In God’s grace,
Christine Anderson, Family Education Director
507-858-5968; [email protected]