Coming up this week
Friday 26th August
Lutheran Parents Cocktail Party
In This Issue
To work under God in partnership with parents to provide an inclusive, nurturing and high quality education for every student.
Flourishing through faith, belonging and the pursuit of excellence.
From The Principal
Prayer of thanks for the service of all
I’ve spent this week thinking about the founders of the school – the men and women who had the faith to commit to a vision they could not yet see. Their service long ago has led us to the many gifts we enjoy together as a school.
At the 30th Anniversary Service in Wodonga, I was reminded that service is predicated on prayer. So today, I share with you a prayer for the school, for you and for all who serve in the education of our young people.
Loving and gracious God, by your grace you inspired and equipped people to establish Lutheran School Wagga Wagga as a place of learning and a community in which your love might reach out to all. As we celebrate 40 years, give us thankful hearts for all we have received and help us to make the most of the gift of this school and opportunities it brings us.
We ask you to be with our students and families, that you would continue to extend your love to them and give them your peace. Help our students to know your grace for them and that they are an important part of our community.
We pray for our staff, those who are with us now and those who have come before and worked at Lutheran School. We honour all their contributions and thank you for calling them to be with us. Help the current staff to continue to inspire, motivate and serve our students and the community in all the roles they have.
We thank and praise you that you promise to journey with us through life. We ask now that you continue to walk with us and, that you send your Holy Spirit to guide us and provide opportunities for great learning and help us grow in faith and love for each other. Keep us close to you in times of trouble and help us to be Jesus’ hands and feet to those around us when they go through tough times. Bless all in the Lutheran School community and continue to strengthen them for service in your world.
Mark your calendars
ICAS – Maths
Tuesday 30 August
Father’s Day Stall – Chapel
Wednesday 31 August
Year 3 Carevan visit
Wednesday 31 August
From The DEPUTY Principal
This Friday 26 August we celebrate book week by holding our book parade for students. We thank those who attended for helping make it a wonderful event.
Tournament of Minds (TOM)
Best wishes to our two teams competing at TOM on Sunday 28 August at Sturt Public School. I am sure the students involved have learnt and developed many new skills around collaboration and creative thinking. Thanks to Ms Grant for her work with the students.
We have an abundance of lost property at reception, including a size 6 and size 12 jacket which have no names on them. Numerous drink bottles and jumpers all without names.
A Feast and a Banquet
Has someone has ever invited you to a wedding, whether it’s a family member or friend? Have a think about it. At the wedding itself and the reception afterward was there a seating order? Did you get told where to sit and eat or was it a free for all? Usually at the ceremony there is a reserved spot for the family and a free-for-all after that. If you know the couple well, you are more likely to sit closer to the front. If you only know the couple by association, you might stay up the back somewhere.
Then at the reception you have a seating plan laid out by the couple most of the time. Of course, this isn’t always the case. But at your own reception, how did you seat the guests? Was there an order to it? Who did you invite? If you had a gathering or occasion to invite people, who did you invite and why? I’m asking you to think about these things because Jesus sets us a challenge in Luke 14:7-14.
In a few verses, Jesus tells us to humble ourselves when we are guests at someone’s wedding, or just guests. In the days of Jesus, people would sit at the table according to their social status. Now we don’t do this these days, but we do something else instead. We seat ourselves according to how close we think we are to the hosts.
In the Bible verses in Luke, Jesus says:
When you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the best place. Someone more important may have been invited.
The basic point to this is that if we humble ourselves and serve others with kindness, even at a meal, people will return that act of humble service with kindness. The alternative is that you think you are the best and most important person sitting at the table and you get knocked down a peg or two. But that’s not where Jesus finishes his lesson for the disciples.
Jesus continues talking, but this time he asks people who would they invite to their banquets? Do you invite only your friends and family who will repay you in kind with an invitation later? Or perhaps do you invite people who may not send you an invitation back? This was the challenge Jesus sets his listeners, and a challenge extended to you.
You see, Jesus was the most important person sitting at the table, but he humbled himself to the point where he died on the cross. By dying on the cross, Jesus invited you to the banquet of forgiveness that you would have never otherwise come to. Jesus seated you above himself and gave you an invitation that you could never dream of getting. What a wonderful gift. How can you extend this service and love to others around you?
Pastor David Cherry
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Wagga Wagga
This week we have been decorating some wooden crafts including boats and a ring toss game. We have also been creative with sand art and as we celebrate book week we have been making masks.
For active play this week, we have been following some just dance and cosmic kid’s movement.
The Spring Vacation Care program is now available and bookings are open for Lutheran school families.
We have some wonderful activities planned for these holidays including crazy hair day, a visit to ‘Inflatable World’, “Zana’ and a trivia day.
For a copy of the program, please come to the OSHC room, school office or email [email protected]
Be sure to book in soon as some days have already booked out.
Have a wonderful week.
Bec Cameron OSHC Coordinator.
Families leaving the school
Please note that one full term’s written notice is required if you are withdrawing your child from Lutheran School. We purchase learning materials based on projected enrolment numbers at least one term in advance. Hence, the enrolment contract you signed specifies that failure to provide a term’s notice will result in you being charged for the subsequent term.