St. Matthew Lutheran School

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October 9, 2014

From the Principal,

Thank You Jesus For Our Teachers!
        "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly lights." James 1:17
Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her Kindergarten students put on his boots?

He asked for help, and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on. When the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." 

She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right feet.

He then announced, "These aren't my boots." 

She bit her tongue rather than ask, "Why didn't you say so?" like she wanted to do. Once again she struggled to help him pull off the ill-fitting boots.

He then said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear them."

She didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She than mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots onto his feet again.

She said, "Now, where are your mittens?" 

He said, "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots..."
It takes a special gift mix to be a teacher, and we are extremely grateful for all of the teachers that the Lord has brought to St. Matthew Lutheran!
Please join us this Sunday, October 12th, as we celebrate the commissioning of our new teachers, Mrs. Jessica Meier and Mrs. Alicia Brown, as well as the rededication of the rest of our staff. 
At the Walled Lake campus, students in Preschool through grade 5, will sing during the 10:45 and 11:00 services. Students meet in Room 304 at 10:30 a.m. to warm up their voices.  Teachers will escort students from the church after the 10:45 service to the gym so that they can sing at the Prayer and Praise service.  Parents can pick students up at the gym, or teachers will escort students back to the church afterwards.  At the Wixom campus, children will sing at the 9 and 11:15 am service.  Please meet in the lobby 15 minutes prior.
A cake reception will be held in honor of all St. Matthew workers who are celebrating a significant anniversary in Room 304 after services.  Please come and celebrate with us the following anniversaries:

  • 5 years of service - Jeff Doran, Mariah Haar, Chasine Lasseigned, John Merrill
  • 10 years of service - Bryan Davis, Denise Girard, Kelly Lacy,  Rebecca Masters            
  • 15 years of service - Amy Weston
  • 25 years of service - Laura Toman
  • 30 years of service - Sue Palka

In His Love,
Mrs. Palka 


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