Pieces of the Rock
Living in the Son
Galatians 2:20
Dear Parents,
Thanks to my brother and daughter, the California wildfires hit home this past week. Ron, who lives in Red Bluff, about 60 miles from the Camp Fire, wrote to tell me about Rev. Brandon Merrick, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise, CA. As my brother tells it, Rev. Merrick was at the church waiting for parents to pick up their kids from preschool. He was down to the last child when his wife Wendy (my daughter Carrie’s college roommate) called to tell him to get out immediately. He picked up the child and left just in time. Considering this fire was moving at over 100 yards per minute, he is blessed to be alive. In a few minute’s time, Our Savior burned to the ground, (see picture above) along with the Merrick’s home adjacent to the church property, destroying everything they owned.

Sometimes it’s hard to relate to events over 2,000 miles away. I’ve never met Brandon or Wendy Merrick or their 3 kids. But we have things in common which brings them closer. First, we have people in common. They’re my daughter’s friends. But our biggest bond – we believe in the same God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, Peter and Paul. The same God Who held the heroes of the faith in His protective hands holds the Merrick's and us today. Please pray for the Merrick's, the people of Our Savior and all those who lost everything in those devastating fires. Pray they will feel the comfort of Jesus, so despite their devastating losses, they, and we, may continue

Living in the Son!

Soli Deo Gloria!
Gene Friedrich

P.S. To learn more about Our Savior and how you can help, use the link below.
This week at St. Peter's
Food Drive Thanks
Thanks to many giving souls from both school and church, this was one of our largest Thanksgiving food collections ever. On Black Friday several dozen volunteers sorted food items and “shopped” for their designated family, delivering boxes and bags of food to 14 families from St. Peter’s and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Churches. Thank you for your generous Thanksgiving spirit!
Advent Worship
Happy New Year! This weekend marks the beginning of a new church year. We begin with the season of Advent, a time of preparation for Jesus’ coming. The church year follows the life of Christ through His death and glorious resurrection. You and your family can prepare your hearts for His coming at our evening Advent services. Wednesdays, 7:00 P.M., in the sanctuary!
Christmas Program
You certainly won't want to miss our third Advent worship service. Our K through 4th graders will be leading us in "Once Upon a Night", our St. Peter's Christmas program. 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening, December 19. Come worship the newborn King with us!
Car Line Reminder!
Please! Please! Please! When dropping off your kids in the morning, please wait for the other cars to pull out before you do. If your kids have left your vehicle while there are still cars in front of you, DO NOT pull into the right lane in front of school to pass them. This creates a very dangerous situation. Kids are kids – they don’t always look when hopping out of their cars. A little patience can save a life!
Welcome Mrs. Roembke
We praise the Lord for bringing us our new Food Services Manager, Mrs. Ruth Roembke. Here’s a note from Mrs. Roembke:

Hi! My name is Ruth Roembke and I am VERY excited to be the new Food Service Manager at St.Peter's! I can't wait to get to know all your children but first I thought I would tell you all a little about myself.

I was born and raised here in Ft.Wayne, IN. I have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 7 years and together we have 3 children. We are also foster parents to 3 other children who we are hoping to adopt soon. With 6 kids, a dog and a cat, our house is always busy! I wouldn't want it any other way. I have 5 years of experience with managing a kitchen and I thank the Lord for the opportunity to share my experience with St.Peter's!

Welcome Ruth! We pray for many happy years at St. Peter's!
Dress Code Reminder!
O.K. I admit I’m old. I don’t know what these things are, I just know kids are not supposed to wear them. Parents, please check the Dress Code no-no list on page 16 in the St. Peter’s Handbook, and note Jeggings or Jegging type pants are not allowed. Solid color leggings and tights are to be worn only under shorts, pants, capris, or skirts in approved colors of black, blue, navy, gray, or white. Thanks for your help!
Concession Stand Help
The Boosters wanted to take a minute to remind everyone who has kids participating in sports or future sports players that we have spots to fill on concessions, spirit wear and clean up during home games. You can sign up on Sign Up Genius using this link below.

Boosters help pay for equipment, score tables, soccer field maintenance and other items to help our athletes throughout the year. One of the big things Boosters does is to help keep the cost of participating in sports down. All these things, and more, are accomplished by the money we make at concessions and spirit wear. If we don’t get your help and can’t have concessions opened during home games, we run the risk of having to raise the price for our kids to participate in sports.

We are excited about this year and the future for Wildcats athletics. Thank you for all your help.
Family & Friends Day
Pictures were uploaded to facebook. If you missed the post or don't have a facebook account, check the album out by following the link.
Alumni News
2014 St. Peter’s graduate, Noah Olson, is a hero. Have you heard what he did? Click the link below to read how he saved a woman’s life! Way to go Noah! Thank you for living your faith in action!
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professional support, one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever.
Contact them at (260) 456-1600 or visit www.bbbsnei.org
Shop with Scrip
Gifting that gives back! Great Lakes has made available a Holiday Gift Guide for 2018. If you are unable to access it online, please contact us for a copy. Also a huge benefit of scrip online is the many bonus opportunities for higher rebates. Please take a moment to register online. If you need any help, please contact the church office. What an easy, no cost way to support the school.
SGO Donations
Time is running out for making your 2018-2019 SGO donation and receiving a state tax credit for this tax year. We have received over $17,000 and have reached over 50% of our goal. Remember these scholarships assist low to middle income families with the ability to send their children to St. Peter’s school for a quality Christian education.
Faithfully Forward Capital Campaign News
During the weekend services of the December 8 & 9, we will be announcing the results of the Faithfully Forward Campaign pledges. If you haven’t done so already, feel free to drop a pledge in one of the churches either in the front or back of church. Look for a special envelope being mailed the middle of December for the “First Fruits” offering to kick off the giving period for the campaign on January 6.
Worship
Church Attendance
When signing the Ritual of Friendship pad, use one line for each family member and write legibly. That will ensure that your attendance is properly recorded.
Pastor's Sermon
Rev. Steve Ahlersmeyer is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled “Begin with the End in Mind” . Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 33:14-16
Holy Gospel - Luke 21:25-36
Please join us for worship on Saturday evening at 5:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 or 10:30.
Advent Service
Seminarian Jacob Stoltzman is preaching. His sermon is titled “Justice and Righteousness” . Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passage before attending church.
Scripture Reading - Jeremiah 33:14-16
Please join us for worship on Wednesday evening at 7:00.
Prayer List
Please include these requests in your personal and family prayers.
  • Morgan Moher as she continues treatment
  • Healing for Riley Zent's grandfather
  • Families of Our Savior Lutheran Church & Preschool in Paradise, California who lost their church & school in the wildfire.
PTL
Cookie Walk 2018
Calling all bakers!
Our Annual Cookie Walk will be held in the lower level of the church on Saturday, December 15 th  (9am-12pm). Please consider donating your family’s favorites! If you are able to bake 2+ dozen cookies for our sale, please contact Emily Campbell (260-849-0948). All cookies will need to be delivered to the kitchen by 6pm on Friday, December 14 th .
One Sports Reporter
One Team. One God. One Goal. One Sports Reporter.
By: Brynn Campbell, Grade 6
During this past week, we saw action from all of our Wildcat basketball teams! The JV girls won over Suburban Bethlehem on Monday. Meanwhile, the 6 th grade boys lost to Suburban Bethlehem in a “back-and-forth” heartbreaker of a game. The 5 th grade boys played their first game against Suburban Bethlehem that same night, ultimately coming up short. Scores are as follow: JV Girls: 23-6, 5 th Grade Boys: 7-36, 6 th Grade Boys: 22-25.
Both Varsity girls & boys teams played Wyneken on Thursday evening. It was not a victorious night for either Wildcat team (Varsity Girls: 14-42, Varsity Boys: 13-41). However, players, coaches, cheerleaders & spectators showed their love for JV teammate Morgan Moher with an ORANGE OUT! Even in Indiana, prayers & support for a friend are more important than basketball. Proud to be a Wildcat! 
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Upcoming Reminders
School Delays & Closings
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Clubhouse is available at 8:00 am on delay days.
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