Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men ~Luke 2:14~ 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!
Merry Christmas! Classrooms will be celebrating with parties and the Christmas program will soon be here!
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 mailed and are in their classroom. This is a wonderful way to get students involved in our worship services! The first worship service of Advent is Saturday, December 2nd.
The Parade of Lights is December 9th at 7pm– The 5th grade class be a part of the parade that will float through town! 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.
If anyone is interested in helping decorate the wagon for the parade, please contact Ross Himlie, 864-2484.
The 2017 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 17th 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 17th as this is dress rehearsal. Students need to be in classrooms by 3:00PM the day of the program. Costumed characters 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 10h after Sunday school. Look for a letter to be mailed home with the details. The class will be making some ornaments during class. Refreshments will be provided at the nursing home. We may need parent volunteers to help get the children to GSLH. Children should be picked up from GSLH at noon.
The 4th graders received Luther’s Small Catechism on October 29th. This milestone event was celebrated with cake and milk.
Don’t forget to keep collecting pop tabs for our 4th graders to take to the Ronald McDonald house in April.
The Kindergarten class is working on holiday coloring sheets 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 26th for Fillmore County Christmas and purchased gifts for 8 children. Thank you to all of the students and parents that donated towards this cause.
P4 class helped package a few shoeboxes for Operation Shoe Box as their class service project. Thank you to all who donated and to the women who helped collect items to fill so many, many boxes; pay for shipping; and deliver them to the drop off collection location. These will bring joy to many children!
Our students brought in $238.16 in October to donate to the LCMC Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you to everyone who helped with the service walk!
Some of the 5th graders completed the communion classes and learned the sacramental promise of the forgiveness of sins conveyed to us in the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and took part in their first communion on November 5th. Congratulations to them on this milestone event! The entire class celebrated with cake and milk.
Note: Sunday school will break on December 24th and December 31st. It resumes on January 7th, 2018, 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.
Have a blessed Holiday season!
Christine Anderson, Family Education Director
(507) 858-5968; [email protected]