Important Upcoming ZLS Events
|October 14: ||Family Movie Night|
|October 29: ||Trunk or Treat|
|November 18: ||Dinner Auction|
SAVE THE DATE - Trunk or Treat, October 29th
ZECEC will once again host a Trunk or
Treat event on the back lot of the school on Sunday,
October 29, 2017. Trunk or Treat will take place from 4-6pm.
We are in need of families to enter cars and pass out
candy. If you are able to enter a car in our event, please
contact Pam Kleckner. Cars will need to enter
the lot between 3:15pm and 3:45pm to set up and be
ready for trick or treaters to enter at 4:00pm. If you are
unable to enter a car, but can donate candy for the
event, please drop it off at the daycare or church office.
We will be adding something new to our trunk or treat
this year. We encourage all trick or treaters to bring a
non-perishable food item or personal care product and
help fill a trunk. We will be
the food pantry. We look forward to making
this a great event for Zion and the Staunton community.
A note from Pastor Mitteis
If you're happy and you know it . . .
Happiness is the
meaning and purpose of life; the whole aim and end of
human existence – Aristotle But if that's the true
measure of life, being happy, the majority of Americans
are missing the mark. Harris Poll (June 2013) one in
three Americans say they are happy. Being happy is a
very subjective, sometimes sinister, and often times an
elusive thing. Take Charlie Brown for instance – Happy
for Charlie would be kicking that ball. Lucy had
another happy in mind. Being happy for some requires
only a book and some solace. While for others it's all
about the party and having a crazy time. Most parents
and teachers agree: We want children to be happy;
happiness is a gift from God. But if that's your ultimate
pursuit . . . sooner or later you'll end up in the two out
of three crowd of the Harris Poll. Sooner or later like
Charlie Brown the object of your' happy will move,
break, fall apart, wear out . . . you get the picture. What
then? Better than ‘being happy' is having purpose.
Purpose, having a happy and fulfilling life requires
purpose, specifically your God given purpose, your
place in the world as the people of God. It's not enough
to know God put us here, we also need to know why.
Jesus said to his disciples . . . you are the salt of the earth
and the light of the world. Preparing todays learners to be
tomorrows Christian leaders is a unique mission: God
gives for us to show the world what His kingdom looks
like in flesh and blood. Whether you are 6, 16, or 60
that's a pretty tall order! But not for God. In fact Jesus
With man this is impossible, but with God all
things are possible.
Have a great weekend; Stay in His grace and care.
From the Desk of the Prinicpal
It finally feels like fall. Well, at least for now, it does.
Please take time to check out the LCMS page at
lcms.org if you are wanting to donate to assist relief
efforts in Texas, Florida, or Puerto Rico. This hurricane
season has been incredibly taxing on resources as the
devastation is widespread and three distinct areas have
On a more local note, our sports teams continue to do
well. I had the pleasure of watching portions of the
volleyball game last night. I did spend a good amount
of time chasing my 2 year old, Lilly, around though. It
is exciting to see how far they have come in such a short
time. Boys' baseball has concluded. Our last game was
against Unity and the crew had their best performance
of the year. I look forward to fielding an even larger
team next fall. Seven out of our 11 players were 5th
graders, so our future is bright.
Today, students will be traveling all over. We have the
younger students traveling to Mills Apple Farm and the
older students will be walking to Heritage Manor to sing
to the residents there. It is always wonderful to witness
outside of the walls of Zion.
May God Bless Your Weekend!
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View below for what's happening at Zion Lutheran School and upcoming Lunch menus
Saturday - 10/14
VB Tourney in Belleville – C Team
7:00 Family Movie Night
Sunday - 10/15
Praise Him Choir Sings at 10:30 service
Tuesday - 10/17
6:00 Volleyball Conference Game @Holy Cross
Wednesday - 10/18
1:45 Early Dismissal
Thursday - 10/19
1:45 Early Dismissal
Friday - 10/20
*Whole wheat bread is available each day as well.