Pieces of the Rock
Living in the Son
Galatians 2:20
Dear Parents,
Have you ever broken a glass? Annoying, isn’t it? From larger pieces to almost microscopic slivers, the shards fly to every corner of the room. There must be a gazillion of them.  After you’ve swept up the remains, did you try to put the glass back together?I think we would say it would take a miracle to restore that glass to its original condition.

This past week we celebrated Reformation Day, the day we remember Martin Luther, the young monk who, 501 years ago, came to a world-changing realization, a realization best illustrated by the broken glass. Before falling, the glass was whole, beautiful. So were Adam and Eve in the garden. But it didn’t last long. Like the glass, man fell into sin, and the lives of everyone were shattered. “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” Romans 5: 12

That’s the bad news. The Catholic Church for centuries taught you could get out of this mess by doing good things. Do enough of them and you could eventually earn your way to heaven. But Luther discovered otherwise. “ For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9

And that’s the miracle. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we shattered people are
Living in the Son!

Soli Deo Gloria!
Gene Friedrich
This week at St. Peter's
Serious Issue!
We have a serious issue in our hot lunch program. We announced at the beginning of the year our Food Services Manager was moving on to another position. Thankfully, our former Manager, Linda Doehrmann, agreed to return on a short-term basis. Throughout the fall, we have been looking for another manager with no luck. So we are reaching out to you for your help. Do you know anyone who might be interested in working at St. Peter’s? The full job description is on the stpetersfw.org website, or contact Michelle Kidd 749-5811, principal@stpetersfw.org .
Without a replacement, we will be looking into changes in our lunch program that will affect us all.
Honor Roll Oops!
After Pieces of the Rock went to press last week, we learned we had an error in our Honor Roll list. Fifth grader Carson Dale was incorrectly listed on the Honorable Mention list, when, in fact, Carson had all A’s and has earned Honor Roll recognition. Our apologies, Carson, and congratulations on a job well done!
Incredibles 2 Family Movie Night
The Faithfully Forward capital campaign offers us the opportunity to celebrate together. Join us Saturday, November 10 after worship for a special Family Movie Night in the gym. We will be showing Incredibles 2.
Bring a bag chair, a bean bag, or a comfy blanket to sit on. There will be a free pizza dinner before the show. A free will offering will be taken that night for hurricane relief.
Pizza is free, but you will need a ticket so we know how much to order. Pizza tickets are available in the school office, the preschool office, the church office, and the Ministry Center after worship. This event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial - Greater Hoagland.
You should have received your Faithfully Forward Brochure this past week. We hope that you take time to read through the brochure. I always find the history lessons to be interesting, but the challenge and the journey to where God is leading us next is really the exciting part! If you did not receive your brochure, please contact the church office to request one and please confirm that we have your correct mailing address.
Family & Friends Day Heads Up!
We want to throw in an early plug for our annual Friends & Family Day. This year we will celebrate F & F Day on the day before Thanksgiving Day, Wednesday, November 21. Here’s the big change: this year’s celebration will be a half-day affair. The day starts with Chapel at 8:30 A.M. followed by lots of cool activities in the classrooms. Since this is only a half-day program, you gotta be out of the building by 11:30. Mark your calendars!
Socktober Update
Socktober this year is finally over, and we did a great job! Our goal was to collect 7,834 H.U.G.S. and we BLEW THAT AWAY by collecting 13,900 H.U.G.S. and that doesn't even include the church's donations! I am now proud to announce that our top three classes alone collected 7,522 H.U.G.S.. In 3rd place with 2,376 H.U.G.S. in 6th grade. In 2nd place with 2,489 H.U.G.S. is 3rd grade. In 1st place with 2,657 H.U.G.S. is 2nd grade. Thank you so much for bringing in H.U.G.S. Double Dare details will be announced soon!
Colton Ehle, Grade 8
First Semester Electives
Twice a week our fifth through eighth graders end their day enjoying their Elective Classes. We thought we’d share their progress with a few pictures. 
Missing Something?
It’s hard to believe our Lost & Found can accumulate so much stuff in one quarter. If you’re missing some kids’ stuff, check out the table in the main hall.
Special Concert
Our student body was treated to a beautiful concert by the Concordia Lutheran High School Band this morning. Thanks, kids, for a great performance, and God’s richest blessings on your trip to State tomorrow!
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
Pastor Steve Ahlersmeyer is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled " Faithfully Forward in Ministry". Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.
Old Testament - 1 Corinthians 12:12-20
Epistle - Ephesians 4:11-16
Holy Gospel - John 21:15-17
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.
  • Morgan Moher, Grade 5, as she continues treatment
  • Healing for Riley Zent's grandfather
  • Isabella Bullard, Kindergarten, as she continues recovery from surgery
  • Don Mason, grandfather of Landin & Alex Korte, as he will be having brain surgery on Monday 11/5
  • Joe Nuthals, father of Paige & Cora, during his recent illness
PTL
Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Thank you to the 8th grade class & their families for providing a delicious lunch for our teachers! A special thank you to the parents who supervised lunch & recess duties while the teachers enjoyed their quiet lunch!
Lunch Menu
Monday 11/5 Chicken Patty or Spicy Chicken Patty Sandwich (Pick One), Crinkle Cut Fries, Mixed Veggies, Sliced Pears
Tuesday 11/6 Tacos-Beef Taco Meat or Fajita Chicken, Hard Shell or Soft Shell, Refried Beans, Shredded Lettuce, Salsa, Pineapple
Wednesday 11/7 Mini Pancakes, Sausage Patty, Hash Brown, Cooked Carrots, Fruit Juice Thursday 11/8 Corn Dog, Green Beans, Fresh Veggies, Diced Peaches
Friday 11/9 Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Pizza Sauce, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Applesauce, Raisels
Sack Lunch Sandwiches/Subs/Wraps/Salads, Fruit, Vegetable, Packaged Snack
Ala Carte Yogurt & Fruit Parfaits, Cookies, Chips, Fruit Roll Ups, Rice Krispie Treats, Switch, Juice
1/2 pint of milk served with every meal
Chapel Offerings
November & December will be for Program 25.
What is Program 25?  Program 25 gets its name from Matthew 25 where Jesus reminds His followers that in their charity toward others they are, in effect, serving the Lord    Himself. Jesus says, "As you have done to the least of these, you have done to Me." (Matt. 25:40)
Here at St. Peter's we use Program 25 donations in a variety of ways to assist those who may have an emergency need. In the past we have used funds to assist with purchasing clothing and food, helping with utility and medical bills, as well as many other special need circumstances that may arise.
School Delays & Closings
Severe weather related delays or closings will be announced as Fort Wayne Lutheran Schools
Clubhouse is available at 8:00 am on delay days.
Watch for NEW Parent Alert texts now, too!

Did you receive your first alert last Thursday night? If you didn't, contact the school office to verify your cell phone number on file.