Faith Lutheran School Newsletter
Oct. 7th, 2021
Volume 38 NO. 7
Message from Principal Barnhouse

Dear Faith Families,

Have you ever felt like this hamster? You are running and running and not getting anywhere? Are you tired, exhausted, weary? Do you feel like you are in a movie that will never end?

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

None of us are experiencing the year we anticipated, hoped and longed for...maybe you feel like you are stuck in the old Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day” where he keeps experiencing the same day over and over again. He tries new things every day hoping that the next day will be different, and then it’s the same situation.

Thankfully God reminds us that we are not alone...He is beside us; He sees and knows all that we are struggling with in our lives. He assures us that He will give us rest. Keep sharing His love with others...keep focusing on relationships...our work is not in vain and He will provide rest when the work is complete.

And remember, He is walking beside you the entire time!
Upcoming Events
  • Oct. 8th: Elementary Appreciation Night at Lincoln Lutheran football game
  • Oct. 17th: FUNtober - info below
  • Oct. 18th: Storybook Pumpkins on display - info below
  • Oct. 18th-20th: Parent Teacher Conferences - sign up below
  • Oct. 21st & 22nd: No School/Childcare
  • Oct. 25th & 26th: No School/Childcare Available - sign up below
  • Oct. 28th: Bring home Storybook Pumpkins
  • Oct. 29th: Reformation Parties & End of 1st Quarter
  • Oct. 31st: Trunk or Treat at Faith - info below
  • Nov. 1st: Veterans Day Reservation Due - see below
  • Nov. 11th: Veterans Day - see signup & info below
  • Nov. 12th: Faith Auction
  • Nov. 18th: Picture Retake day - to order click here & Dine out night at Wings & Rings, 5-8pm
  • Nov. 23rd: Grandparents Day - info to come
Lincoln Lutheran Elementary Appreciation Night
Lincoln Lutheran Elementary Appreciation Night football game is on Oct 8th. All students K-5 will be receiving a free pass to the football game. The game will begin at 7:00 at Beechner field, which is on Lincoln high campus on J St.. Come help cheer Warriors on to victory as they take on Bishop Neumann! Hope to see you there!  
Childcare sign up

Touching Hearts will be open for daycare on October 25-26. Please click the link below if your child will be in attendance either of those days.

This year, we are declaring October to be Crocktober and invite you to join in! Monday, Oct. 11th & Monday, Oct. 18th, help us celebrate fall and our educators at Faith/Touching Hearts by bringing in a Crockpot with food for lunch! 

Make your favorite Crockpot recipe for soup, casserole, dessert, etc. and bring them in as a wonderful blessing for our staff at Faith as the seasons turn. We are so blessed to partner with our parents and families! Sign up to bring something here:
K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences

Please sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences, by clicking here.  Conferences will be held Oct. 18-20, with times available from 3:50 -6:30 pm. If you encounter any troubles, please contact the school office at

Thank you for taking the time to sign up for a conference, as well as meeting with our teachers as we partner together in your child's education!
Storybook Pumpkin Patch

The Faith Lutheran School Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch! All Touching Hearts and K-5 students are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like their favorite book character to plant in the library. Please click here for further information.
Faith Lutheran and Touching Hearts are hosting a Trunk and Treat event!

When: Sunday, October 31st

Where: In the Southeast parking lot

Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Here are ways you can participate:
1.Decorate the trunk of your vehicle and hand out treats to the trick or treaters.

2.Bring treats and put them in the “Treat Trunks” located near the school office and in the Touching Hearts office

3.Come in your costume and be a “Trick or Treater”
Veterans Day

We are excited to able to welcome back our beloved Veterans once again for a special Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11th!! If you have a veteran in your life that you would like to invite to the celebration, please provide their information using the Google Form by clicking here.

Our program will start at 10:30am including special songs from our students. In lieu of classroom visits, we will hold a whole school Veterans panel after the program for Veterans to share their stories with the students and others. Lunch will be provided for guests.

For those attending and those unable to attend, we will also be creating a video to celebrate Veterans Day which will include all of the photos we receive, along with our students sharing special messages! The video will be available on YouTube.

Be sure to share with all of the veterans you know that have a connection to Faith, whether through our school, Touching Hearts, member of the church, etc. We want to honor and recognize all of #OurFaithFamily members that have served our country!
2021 Auction Update
Be sure to get your babysitters called....the auction is a month away! We are all excited to enjoy an evening out with fellowship....all for the kids! #Maxbids=Happykids

Be sure to be on the look out for more information about tickets and some of the awesome items to bid on!
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Need ideas on what to donate? Check out the Amazon Wishlist! Items will be shipped directly to Faith! Grab a couple bottles of wine, drop off some baskets or purchase a gift card to your favorite business!
Prayers for the Week of Oct. 11th

Monday: Celeste G. (green) & Trenton C. (purple)
Tuesday: Simon G. (orange) & Cash H. (4)
Wednesday: Kolten F. (green) & Emilia H. (K)
Thursday: Hailey (K), Fynn (yellow) & Katelyn (3) D.
Friday: Sawyer H. (orange) & Sierra H. (orange)
Lunch Information for the Week of the Oct. 11th
Monday: Mac & Cheese
Tuesday: Popcorn Chicken
Wednesday: Beef Nachos
Thursday: Hamburger on a Bun
Friday: Hot dog on a Bun

Food Services Update:

Currently Food Distributors are having a difficult time getting supplies in stock. Please be patient and understand that the monthly menus may have to be changed without any notice.

8701 Adams Street
Lincoln, NE 68507
Phone: (402) 466-7402

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