This weekend our 7th & 8th Basketball Team from our school is in Peoria competing in a big Lutheran tournament. Please keep the families, players, and coaches in your prayers.
Congratulations to Dominick Arnold and Savannah Crooks, former students and freshmen at West Aurora HS, for being inducted into the 4.0 Club.
We are collecting needed items for our February Chapel Offering designation:
Philippine Ethnic Ministry
Care Packages - Needed Items :
Men’s Summer Clothing
Women’s Summer Clothing
Children’s Summer Clothing
Shoes – All kinds except high heals
Books – Children’s Educational & Adult Christian Literature
Pens, Pencils, School Supplies
Toiletries – Soap, Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner
Lightly used sheets & towels
Eye glasses & Sunglasses
First Aid Items
Tylenol, Aspirin, Claritin, Multivitamins
We will collecting items until Spring Break. Please drop them into the box near the elevator at door #3. Thank you for the support to this ministry.
What’s Happening at St. Paul:
1 Peter 2:10 – “Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
This verse reminds us that in Christ, we are saved. We are changed and set free from our wreckage of sin. Christ’s love through His death and dying has made us new. Our sin no longer defines us. In our baptism we can see our sin, but we also see ourselves clothed in God’s righteousness. We are children of God, the one true King.
This weekend our 7th & 8th grade basketball team (some 6th graders) are going down to Peoria for the final BIG tournament. They are going down knowing that they are children of God and are called to SERVE their Savior on the court and throughout the whole weekend. Please keep them in your prayers.
Toby was admitting to his mom that he had skipped one of his classes six times.
“Oh, no,” responded Mom. “You’re going to fail that class.”
“No, Mom. I’m not going to fail. You worry about everything. It’s no big deal.”
“Wait a minute,” she answered. “The school rule says that five unexcused absences earn a failing grade.”
“Don’t worry, Mom. I’m covered.”
“Wait a minute. You didn’t commit forgery, did you?”
“Yeah, Mom. But it’s no big deal. Everybody does it.”
Believe it or not, Mom called a national talk show asking for advice about how to handle the problem without letting Toby fail the class.
If I were to ask you about this, you’d probably tell me that Toby needs to face the music. He needs to confess and learn from the situation. And you would be right.
Toby’s mother can either stand between his bad decision and the consequences, or she can stand beside him, supporting him as he learns from it. She can’t do both.
I’d suggest that she say to Toby, “What a sad situation, Toby. How do you want to confess? Do you want to do it in person, in writing, or would you rather have me help you by going with you to the principal’s office? I bet you might like a hug right now. I know that I do.”
Raising teens takes courage.
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The 5th graders entered an essay contest held by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The essay was about the 19th amendment and the Women’s Suffrage movement. 3 of our students placed in the top three and will receive their awards this Sunday at the Oswego Library. Congratulations go to 1st place winner – Mia Ward, 2nd place winner Kaden Neuhaus, and 3rd place winner – Hope Zeb. We are so proud of you.
We are turning in box tops the end of this month to the company to collect the funds. We need a big push to get them all in by the 28th. Anyone who turns in a sheet of box tops will get a free assignment pass. Preschool and kindergarten will get a treat from Sports Boosters. Thank you for your support.
Save The Date – The PTL is busy planning for this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance. We will be hosting a luau themed dance on Saturday, March 2nd. If you’re interested in volunteering (shopping, prepping, decorating, chaperoning, take down, etc.) please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!