This will be the first time for many of us to spend Holy Week at home. We do not want to venture outside unless it is absolutely necessary to purchase food or go to our job which is essential for the economy. It is surely frightening to see the images of the people suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet, we know that we have the perfect Savior who will do what is good for us.
This week we are reminded that Jesus suffered, died, and rose again for us. He who had no sin became sin for us. Our sins put Jesus on the cross. The hell he suffered on the cross was for our sin. The death Jesus died was our death. He died that we might never die. He rose again on Easter Sunday morning to show to all that he is our living Victorious Savior.
Jesus rose triumphant from the grave! Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:55-57, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jesus conquered sin and death for us. His victory is our victory. This message gives us peace, comfort, confidence, and joy as we face the reality of the Coronavirus. It gives us joy and appreciation as we worship this week from our homes using the videos provided for us by our church. It gives us confidence that Jesus is in charge, and we do not have to fear the future.
As we celebrate Holy Week, we know that Easter is the day of victory! It is Christ’s victory over sin and death. It is our victory through Christ! May God graciously give us peace, comfort, confidence, and joy in his resurrection!
Materials Pick-up/ Drop-off
Parents of students in grades K-4 are asked to come to school tomorrow, April 8, between 2 PM and 6 PM. You are asked to bring in the homework your children have completed and receive new materials for the children to complete during the next few weeks. We will come out to the car and make the exchange. Students in grades 5-8 hand in all their work online through Google Classroom.
Kindergarten families may pick up learning packs for weeks 4 and 5 of distance learning. No papers need to be turned in at this time. Miss Petermann:
1st and 2nd grade families will have materials to pick up. Please see your email from Miss Petermann for more information. Miss Sternhagen:
- Pick up for 3rd graders > reading book, math book-volume 2, and more math answer sheets
Pick up for 4th graders > reading book and more math answer sheets.
Star Students of the week will continue. This week's Star Students of the Week are.....
Kindergarten: - Madilynn (K) for keeping up with all her at-home work and she is a bright smiling face at all our Zoom meetings.
First and Second Grade - Hannah(2nd) for always having a smile on in our daily meetings!
Third and Fourth Grade - TJ (4th) for being at our Google Meets early, and for participating in a positive way. Jaxson (3rd) for getting started on his assignments right away every morning and doing a good job on his work every day.
Fifth and Sixth Grade - Lily (5th) for being prompt and hardworking with her online schooling.
Seventh and Eighth Grade - Mikey (7th) for being a conscientious student who always gets his work done on time and is always honest in his dealings with others.
One way in which you might assist the committee is by looking through photo albums for pictures that involve Bethany Lutheran School over the years. If you share with us, please give the picture to us in a plastic bag and label the picture clearly on the back that it belongs to you. We want to set up displays on the dinner tables with pictures from over the years.
As of today, the deadline to apply, re-apply, or provide proof of residency remains unchanged, April 16th. Please apply HERE and or/or turn in your residency documents via email ASAP.
School Office Hours
The office is currently closed for regular office hours but the office email is monitored daily.