Pieces of the Rock
Living in the Son
Galatians 2:20
Dear Parents,

Several weeks ago, cleaning off my front porch was a daily chore. Twigs, grass, even bits of cloth scattered on my window sill and floor. Every day, a persistent robin would gather these items on our window sill, only to have them blown away by the wind.
Then one morning I walked out the door to find the beginnings of an actual nest. Now this proud mama is sitting patiently on two blue eggs.

I understood this robin’s nest-building persistence the first few days, but a whole week? Wouldn’t it have been easier to just find a new nesting place? Not for this gal!! And what determination in bringing her little ones into the world! I don’t claim to be a bird whisperer, but I can walk right by her (less than two feet away) and she will not fly away. Pretty soon Mom will be teaching her young ones to fly, getting them ready to face the world on their own.

Persistence and determination – how important as we teach our kids to fly. This is especially important in raising our kids in the faith. We cannot predict the future, but we are determined to raise them in the love of the Lord in the here-and-now, with the prayer they will not later on “build their nests in a different place.” So let’s be determined to raise them…

Living in the Son!

Soli Deo Gloria!
Gene Friedrich
This week at St. Peter's
Being Honored
Along with their area Lutheran School peers, two of our eighth graders were recently honored as Distinguished Students at the The Lutheran School Partnership Honors Breakfast. Ben Brown and Karsten Enustun quite ably represented our school. Congratulations, gentlemen, on your distinguished performance at St. Peter’s! May you continue to excel as you move into the next phase of your academic careers.
And Honors Breakfast
Lots of kids and their parents will be making an early trip to St. Peter’s Cornerstone Room Tuesday morning to be honored for their academic efforts this past year. Middle School students who received all A’s or all A’s and B’s on their report cards received the special invite. Breakfast kicks off at 7:00A.M. and will conclude before school starts. This is one of the high points of the school year as we congratulate our students on their hard work this past year. 
Magical Night
7th and 8th graders, tomorrow night’s the big night. Your “Magical Night”, your 7th & 8th Grade Dance. Remember, kids, your extra spiffy gear (boys – shirt and tie, girls – dresses.) for this formal event. Have a magical evening kids!
Happy Campers
Thursday’s rain didn’t seem to bother our sixth graders on their overnight outdoor education experience at Camp Lutherhaven. Under Miss Volmerding’s tutelage, our happy campers spent time learning more about God’s marvelous creation, forming stronger bonds with Him and their classmates!
A Wild(Cat) Night!
Last weekend’s Wildcat auction was another huge success, raising over $30,000 for teacher aides. Wow! Great food, beautiful decorations, and many ladies looking sharp in their Kentucky Derby hats and dresses. (Even some men in bow ties and derby hats.) Former teacher Karl Frick was awarded “best” dressed in his jockey apparel. One of the highlights of the evening was to honor Werner Dierks for his many years of service to the school and church. Thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, and attendees. Your support certainly helps us maintain an affordable and quality Christian education. If you missed the fun, come out next year to support our wonderful school.
ART SHOW COMING SOON!
The 8 th Annual St. Peter’s Art Show will be held on Friday , May 24 th from 1:30- 3:00 in the Wildcat Gym (church side). There will be over 2,000 FABULOUS student works of art on display! Every student will have MANY pieces of art in the show. There will be art themed games to play and art activities to make and take home. 
All student grades K-8 will be attending the art show that afternoon. We hope you can join them.  Parents, friends, neighbors and relatives are all invited! More details to come…
2019/2020 Sports Physicals

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Holy Cross School will be offering student physicals for the 2019/2020 school year this Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Physicals will take place in the Holy Cross School Clinic and adjoining hallway. The cost is $10.00. Paperwork can be completed upon arrival.
iLEAPing into Fall
Are you ready for an amazing 2019-2020 school year? After special trainings and team planning, Mrs. Ehle, Mr. Loveless, and Mrs. West are ready to roll out “iLEAP” (Individualized Learning Enrichment & Achievement Program) this fall for our Pre-K (5) Kindergarten and first grade students. iLEAP is a team-teaching approach with an emphasis on small group and individualized instruction. Learning will be personal, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate, allowing each child to reach his/her highest potential. We are beyond excited to be working together to bring such a unique and innovative educational program to our early primary students! You’ll be hearing much more about iLEAP in the months ahead!
Shopping with Scrip
Celebrating birthdays, graduations, or saying "thanks"? Check out the limited time low denomination gift cards available through May 24th - perfect for gift giving! Use the link below to order now.

Did you know .... if you purchase scrip each month throughout the school year for your weekly necessities, on average you could be giving back around $500 to the school AND have a personal rebate around $500 that could be used toward your family's school lunch account or other tuition or fee expenses for next year! Not sure how to get started with the Scrip program? Stop in the school or church office and we would be happy to help you get started!

Each week, orders placed (in person or online) by Tuesday morning will be ready for pick up in the church office or sent home with students on Thursday afternoon. Setting up presto pay (submitting payment online) is not required when creating your online scrip account, contact Tony Hunt if you would like to pay with cash or check for your scrip order.
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.
Congregational Scholarship
As we wind down the school year, please be reminded that the annual period for the Congregational Scholarship attendance commitment is from June 1st through May 31st. Please direct all questions and inquiries about your commitment, or current family attendance to Jenny Reith, Parish Administrator jreith@stpetersfw.org or 260-749-5816 ext. 290.
Pastor's Sermon
Rev. Dennis Goff is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled “Walking Through” . Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.
Old Testament - Acts 20:17-35
Epistle - Revelation 7:9-17
Holy Gospel - Luke 24:13-35
Please join us for worship on Saturday evening at 5:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 or 10:30.
Prayer List
Please include these requests in your personal and family prayers.
  • Paige Nuthals, Grade 4, protection & good test results
  • Thiele/McFeter's Family, after a garage fire
  • Crismore Family, passing of their grandmother
  • Prayers of comfort for Janaan Lemacher, sister of Karl Frick, former teacher
  • Dan Bultemeyer, former principal, recovery
  • Morgan Moher as she continues treatment
PTL
May PTL Meeting
The PTL meeting for May is cancelled and PTL meetings will resume in September.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Our last appreciation lunch will be hosted by Kindergarten & Preschool. These families received an email with details.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make these lunches possible each month. We love the opportunity to show our teachers how thankful we are for each of them!
We are excited to end the year with an extra special lunch as we wrap up this school year!
Upperclassman Dance
The Upperclassman Dance (7th & 8th grade) will take place tomorrow, Saturday May 11th, in the Walnut Room at Goeglein's.
Thank you to all those who helped with the wish list items!
Uniform Swap
You can now bring your gently used and washed uniforms and Friday shirts to the school office for donation to the PTL Uniform Swap. Uniform donations will be accepted through Friday, June 7th.
Details to come, but this summer there will be school office hours available to come "shop" for your next size prior to the July 15th deadline to order new shirts for the first day of school.
PTL Board
Do you have any interest in the PTL? The current PTL board will stay on for one more year, but we would like anyone that maybe interested being on the board to join us for next year so we can show you the "ropes" and be mentors for you before taking over.
One Sports Reporter
One Team. One God. One Goal. One Sports Reporter.
By: Brynn Campbell, Grade 6
This week, the weather did not interfere with our Wildcats! The Varsity Track team ran their City Relay Meet last Friday against all of the Lutheran school representatives from the Fort Wayne area. The girls won 5th place and the boys won 6th place. They had their second meet of the week against Emmaus, Emanuel St. Michael, and Woodburn. 5th graders, Ian Brown and Mallory Weller both deserve our congratulations as both set new school records. Ian beat the 5th grade 200m record and Mallory beat the overall school record for the 1600 meter. The Varsity boys earned 1st pace along with the JV girls. The JV boys received 2nd place and following behind them, were the Varsity girls with 3rd place. The Varsity girl’s soccer team had their game this week on Wednesday against Emmanuel St. Michael. The score was 0-6, but Coach Hartman states, “We’ve played the best three teams so far, so now we get better from here on.”
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