We will shine our lights brightly!

Our call to act as empowered disciples and Christ-centered people is loud this week. We pray for the victims of storms, floods, and fires. May they find shelter. We pray for migrants and refugees. We embrace our mission to be inclusive, to value the diversity of all God’s children and to remember that we are members of God’s family. We are called to act with justice and peace, to be God’s hands on earth, to love and to serve.

Yesterday, one of our new students told me how she loves St. John and her teachers and the hot lunch! The students are settling back well and learning the expectations for the new grade level. Tonight is curriculum night for parents with children in grades K – 5. You will learn about those expectations, classroom routines, goals and standards. We will gather in the church at 7:00pm and following a brief presentation there, you will be dismissed to your child’s classroom. We will have two classroom presentations to cover families with more than one child.

Thank you for gathering pledges for the Jog-a-thon! So many children wore free dress yesterday. We are well on our way to meeting our goal of $60,000.

Remember to check the Google calendar, the website and the teachers’ webpages. Coming up we have the Jog-a-thon, the Back-to-School BBQ and Carnival, and the Blessing of the Backpacks.

God bless,
Bernadette O’Leary