Pieces of the Rock
Quest for His Kingdom
Matthew 6:33
Parents, 

As most of you are aware this past week was a busy week in the Brune household. On Monday morning Brittany and I were blessed with the addition of our third child, a beautiful baby girl Emery Ruth Brune! As we have begun to make the shift from two children to three a common statement that we have heard is that we are moving from man to man defense to zone. Isn’t that true?!? I am sure our middle child, Wyatt (who is the wild one) is rejoicing in the trouble he might find now that less eyes are able to be on him. After all how can he enjoy the fun on top of the counter if we are watching him like a hawk! 

As I was preparing for chapel this week I decided it would be a great time to focus on baptism. As Brittany and I figure out the ‘zone defense’ of children, it made me ever thankful that God is never in a zone defense mindset with us. He doesn’t check in on us when He has time or when He is done taking care of His other children. No, quite the opposite. He continually walks alongside us, playing tight man to man, reminding us of our baptism and the love that He has for us. Omnipresent in our lives, even when we don’t realize it.

The moment when Emery was born and we could hold her for the first time was amazing…. And yet, we will only hold her for a short time here on earth. We are blessed that the Lord chose us to be her parents however we know that ultimately Emery is not ours but her Heavenly Fathers. Through the waters of baptism God will call her His own, and there is no better name than that. Child of God. May we all live in the baptismal grace given to us when God called us His own!

In Him, 

Chris Brune
Weekly Updates & Reminders
Welcome Emery Ruth!
Mr. & Mrs. Brune welcomed their daughter, Emery Ruth, Monday morning. Emery weighed 7lbs 6 oz and was 19 1/4". We are so exited to welcome her to our Wildcat Family and can't wait to see what bow she'll be wearing next!
Photo Challenge WINNER
What a great turn out for Pastries with Parents! Thank you to all who came. Blake Busche's family was our photo challenge winner! They will be receiving a $10 Starbucks gift card from Scrip for their next morning date. A special thank you to PTL for hosting this delicious event each year!
Last Call ... Spirit Wear
Athletic Boosters will be accepting fall orders through Friday, September 27, 2019 . Delivery of your order can be expected in late October. Thank you for your support!
Middle School Up & At 'em Early
On Tuesday morning, THIRTY-NINE of our middle school students came to school early to be a part of our middle school book club, better known as Books & Breakfast. Each month they pick a book to read, the members read it, and then they meet again the following month to discuss it and pick a new one!! …of course, there is breakfast too. This month they will be reading The Unteachables by Gordon Korman. Books & Breakfast is led by Miss Volmerding & Mrs. Kidd. #readersgonnaread.
In Our Classrooms
What is the Mystery Mixture?
7th grade science students are working very hard observing chemical reactions to determine what two substances make up the Mystery Mixture! They promised Mr. Brune they wouldn't do anything to cause damage while they tested their concoctions!
Saint Peters Rocks!
Your kiddos might have mentioned that our teachers looked a little different today in school! That is because today we Rocked our school! Teacher dressed up like rock stars and had dynamite lessons that focused on student engagement. Our teachers do a phenomenal job of this already however it is fun to sometimes take a day and make learning fun! I am not sure if they would admit it but our teachers are definitely quick to pull out their best rocker outfits to get students excited about learning! After all… St. Peter’s Rocks!
Looking Ahead
A  "Concordia Coffee Chat"  will take place at St. Peter Lutheran Church following morning drop off at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1st in the Cornerstone Room. This event is for any parent to attend no matter what grade your student is in. Please join us for coffee and donuts and we will cover information on financial aid & scholarships, application process, and timeline and then Q & A. 
Attention 8 th  grade parents : The Priority application period is October 18th-December 16th this year so that if families apply by this date, we will be able to send them their financial aid package by mid-February. We will still accept apps after Dec 16th, but they might not get their financial aid package until April. We look forward to seeing you there! If you cannot attend, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Dawn Schuller, Director of Admissions & Retention at  260-483-1102 ext. 298 . We will also be holding Discover Concordia Night on Wednesday, November 13 th  from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at CLHS.
Advancement News
Faithfully Forward Campaign
Thanks again to all of our members who have supported the campaign to date. Recently, the campaign has benefited from several employer matched gifts. What a wonderful way to support St. Peter’s and the campaign. If you don’t know whether your company has a matching gift program, please take a moment to check. This would be a great way to support the campaign and help us complete the task by the end of 2022. If you have any questions, would like more information, or have some ideas of how we can finish paying off the mortgage, please contact Tony Hunt, 222-1291 or thunt@stpetersfw.org .
Worship
Church Attendance
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STEPS
St. Peter's - Training - Equipping - Preparing - Sending
Fall Bible studies are rolling out. You won't want to miss these great opportunities to dig into the Bible, to learn more about our gracious God, and to grow in your faith.

Our biggest night of studies for everyone in the family is moving to Tuesday this fall. Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. A variety of studies are available for ages 3 through 103.

Age 4 – 5 th Grade Class Options – Registration is required as some class sizes are limited. Click here to see full class descriptions. Click here to register.
-         Hip Hop Dance
-         Ukulele for Beginners
-         Kids Create
-         Food Science Fun (open to grade 3-5 only)

6 th -8 th Grade – Middle School Youth Group

Adult Class Options Click here for full class descriptions.
-         Do I Belong?
-         Love & Respect: Greatest Secret to a Successful Marriage
-         Finding Faith in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
-         Powerful Love (New Member Class)
Pastor's Sermon
Pastor Adam McDowell is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled "Saved by the Ledger”. Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.

Old Testament - Amos 8:4-7
Epistle - 1 Timothy 2:1-15
Holy Gospel - Luke 16 :1-15

Please join us for worship on Saturday evening at 5:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 or 10:30 or Monday evening at 7:00.
Prayer List
Please include these requests in your personal and family prayers.
  • Morgan Moher as she continues treatment
  • Mr. Launer as he recovers from surgery (Mrs. Launer's husband)
  • Mrs. Ripke as she continues treatment
  • Healing for Mr. Poor
  • Geiger Family
PTL
Important Dates
  • September 25th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch Sponsored by the 8th Grade Class
  • September 23rd - October 18th - Box Top Contest. Winning class will receive a Pizza Party! Uploading your receipt online? Tap the star icon & enter your child's classroom to receive credit for digital earnings.
Thank You
Thank you to all who participated in our Fazoli's & Pastries with Parents events! These wouldn't be possible without the support of our St. Peter's family.
Lunch Menu
School Delays & Closings
Severe weather related delays or closings will be announced as
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Clubhouse is available at 8:00 am on delay days.
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