FAMILY EDUCATION NEWS
“Who can add to Christmas?
The perfect motive is that God so loved the world.
The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son.
The only requirement is to believe in Him.
The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.”
-Corrie Ten Boom-
We are pleased to have the seventh grade involved with our advent services again this year. The Advent Schedule and readings for the seventh graders were sent home with them on November 24th and copies are in their classroom. This is a wonderful way to get students involved in our worship services! The first worship service of Advent is Sunday, December 1st. Here’s the schedule:
HOPE – December 1st: Beatty lights Candle #1 while Daisy reads
LOVE – December 8th: Gibson lights Candles #1 & 2 while Michael reads
JOY – December 15th: Emerson lights Candles #1, 2, & 3 while Giselle reads
PEACE – December 22nd: Braden lights Candles #1, 2, 3 & 4 while Isaac reads and Kail holds sign
The Parade of Lights is December 14th at 7pm– The 5th grade class will be a part of the parade that will float through town singing Christmas carols! Please come and witness the excitement. A letter will be sent home explaining what time to report and where to pick up your children after the event. Thank you to all of those helping to make this year’s involvement go smoothly!
The 2019 Christmas program– Come listen to the students share the reason for the season…the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The Christmas program will be on December 15th at 3:30 PM, under the direction of Kristin Burdey. Practices are held during Sunday school with potential extra times which will be communicated ahead of time. It is important that all students be present the next few Sundays and especially on December 15th as this is dress rehearsal. Preschool through 4th grade students need to be in classrooms by 3:00PM the day of the program. Preschool through 2nd grade should be dressed in comfy and cute Christmas pajamas (if they have some). 5th graders should be there by 2:45PM. Following the program, birthday cake for Jesus and refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall. Congregation is invited. Come and share in this blessed celebration.
The 3rd Grade class is decorating a Christmas tree at the Good Shepherd Home on December 1st after Sunday school. Letters/permission forms were mailed home with the details. The class made some ornaments during Sunday school. Refreshments will be provided at the nursing home. Children should be picked up from GSLH at noon.
Don’t forget to keep collecting pop tabs for our 4th graders to take to the Ronald McDonald house in April.
The Kindergarten class colored holiday pictures and the 1st grade class had a class picture taken. These will be used as gifts to the shut-in members of our congregation.
The 6th and 7th graders went shopping on November 24th for Fillmore County Christmas and purchased gifts for 8 children. Thank you to all of the students and parents that donated towards this cause. Donations can still be given to the RLC Youth Group to help fund this activity.
Note: Sunday school will break on December 22nd and December 29th. It resumes on January 5th, 2020, at 10:05 AM. Happy New Year!
The Family Education department wants to thank everyone who shares in the Family Education ministry at Rushford Lutheran for their support and participation.
~ Wishing you all the happiness of the Holiday Season, may the Lord’s peace, His love and His joy be your gifts at Christmas and your blessings all year through!
Christine Anderson, Family Education Director
(507) 858-5968 – [email protected]