ZION FISH STAND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
It is that time of year again - time to sign up to work the
PTL Fish Stand! Each year the PTL has a stand at the
Staunton Fireman's Homecoming. We sell fish
sandwiches, fries and onion rings along with soda and
water. The stand helps raise money for the PTL to use
on many important projects throughout the year that
benefit your children in so many ways. The stand also
helps get our name out in the community. We are in
need of workers to help with the stand over the course
of the weekend (June 21-25). It takes all of our parents
to make this stand possible…and it's always a fun time
had by all! Please click on the following link for Sign
Up Genius at:
or you may call Amber Ruehrup to sign up for your shift.
ZION APPAREL WEBSITE OPEN!
The Zion apparel online store is open again for the
spring! The track shirt is also now available for
purchase. Here is the link to our school’s webstore:
T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, polos,
jackets, and hats are all available! Orders may be placed
from now through April 8. They will be available for
pickup the following week. Please let me know if you
have any questions! Mrs. Meade
MADISON TEACHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST
Congratulations to the following Zion faculty
members on their nominations for Madison Teacher
of the Year: Mr. Manning, Mrs. Crouch, Mrs.
Mosser, Mr. Secoy, and Mrs. Mitteis! Voting begins
April 1 and continues throughout the month. The two
winners of the contest will each receive $500 to be used
toward a future student advancement project, a
recognition plaque, and a pizza party for their class.
Please visit www.gomadison.com
and vote for your
From the Desk of the Prinicpal
This year we have been learning the names of Jesus in
our chapel messages. This year began with The Alpha,
We conclude the year with another Greek letter,
Omega. Omega would be the z of the Greek alphabet. It
is the last letter.
Jesus calls Himself the “Alpha and Omega” (Rev.
21:6). We began the year in the name of Jesus, the
Alpha. We conclude the year in the name of Jesus, the
Omega. Jesus is the first in everything and the last in
everything and everything in between.
In Jesus, we have the perfect ending to our salvation.
Jesus ended the punishment for our sins by His death on
the cross. Jesus ended the power of the devil with His
resurrection. Any doubt about our being with Jesus
forever is ended because He has claimed us as His
children in baptism. Any doubt about the power to fight
the temptation of the devil is ended because God gives
us the power of His Word.
In a few days, we say the end to another school year.
Another grade level ends; an athletic season ends; many
special experiences come to an end. We thank God for
all of them. The truths that we learned about Jesus this
year will never end. The power and promises we learned
through the names of Jesus will never end. We look
forward to learning more together in worship this
summer. We look forward to a new beginning this fall.
The Bible says that someday, everything on earth will
conclude: the end. Jesus will come back to judge the
world. Jesus will come back to bring all of His children
into His holy presence forever. Our time with Jesus will
be a new beginning — an Alpha!
Adapted from the 2017-2018 LCMS Chapel Talks
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from
love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and
sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, have
the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do
nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in Humility count others
more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only
to his own interests, but to interests of others. Phil 2:1-4
I love the book of Philippians. Here is the problem I
have when I quote it.... I never know when to stop! The
next verse is always as powerful as the verse prior. This
verse is the focus of our final week of school in Chapel.
I've attached an adapted chapel message above.
Summer is here! What happened? Watching my
daughter open Christmas presents feels like it was only a
few days ago. The first day of school feels like a few
weeks ago. Nonetheless, ten months has passed.
Students have grown physically, emotionally, and
spiritually. It is amazing to see how far they have come.
I look at the school composite picture in the office and it
is hard to believe that those young faces were from this
Summer is a rough time for me. I miss seeing the
kiddos. I miss hearing the sounds of classes shuffling
through the halls throughout the day. I miss hearing
staff members share about their lives and adventures.
What I look forward to is seeing those kids on the first
day of school. Some I won't even recognize as they will
have grown so much. The energy the school brings,
when filled, is palpable.
I hope your summer is filled with blessings. I hope to
see you on Sundays (and Saturday nights sometimes). I
look forward to seeing you at my normal hangouts
throughout Staunton. It is always a joy to bump into
family and I look forward to seeing our Zion family here
and there over the next couple of months. If not, I will
see you in August.