April 19, 2024
Our track team has a high jump pit! Thank you to Hemlock High School for their donation of their used high jump equipment. Thank you also to Mr. & Mrs. Walter & Lisa Zaleski for picking it up and delivering it. Our track coating and striping is scheduled to be done this upcoming week!
Upcoming Events
April 19: 6:30pm PTL Daddy/Daughter Dance

April 20: TCLL Boys Volleyball Tournament @ Peace

April 20: 5:00pm Worship Service

April 21: 9:30am Worship Service - Cherub Choir Sings (grades 2-4)

April 22-24: 2:40-4:00pm Track Practice @ HHS

April 22: 6:00pm Youth Group Meeting

April 24: 8:05am Chapel - Pastor Mundt

April 25: Spirit Day - Theme Shirt Thursday/PTL Popcorn Sale ($1/bag)

April 27: St. Michael's Track Meet @ Reese High School

April 27: 5:00pm Worship Service

April 28: 9:30am Worship Service

April 29-May 3: Donation Collection for Phil's Friends

April 29: 6:00pm 5th-8th Grade Class Trip Meeting (cafeteria)

April 29: 7:00pm Quarterly Voters' Meeting

May 1: 6:00pm Evening of the Arts (gallery opens at 5:30pm)
Strong & Courageous
Devotion of the Week: We are almost three weeks past our Easter celebration, and it is easy to lose focus on the resurrection and place our focus on the problems, the stress, and the schedules that we face everyday. But we are resurrection people! We look to the empty tomb and know that we too will live forever in peace and perfection because of what Jesus has done for us. Our theme this year is Strong & Courageous and without the resurrection, we would be week, scared, and hopeless. Knowing that our Redeemer lives gives us courage and strength to face today's challenges. It gives us peace and comfort in uncertain times. It gives us joy and encouragement as we come face to face with the unexpected turmoil that life can bring. Thanks be to God that He sent His one and only Son to save us from sin, death, and the devil. Happy Easter! May you be filled with resurrection joy! He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! 
Schedules for Choirs: The Cherub Choir (grades 2-4) will be singing in church this Sunday, April 21. Please have your student(s) in the music room ready to warm up at 9:10am. Thank you!
  • Evening of the Arts: All students in grades 2-4 (Cherub Choir) will be singing at the Evening of the Arts on Wednesday, May 1. There will also be additional performances by older students who are performing solos and duets at the music festival, which will be held at Valley Lutheran High School on Friday, May 17.
  • Ascension Service: Both Cherub and Seraphim Choirs (grades 2-8) will be singing at the Ascension Service on Thursday, May 9. Students need to meet in the music room at church at 5:45 p.m. to rehearse with the adult choir before the service.
  • Choir Schedule Change: The Seraphim Choir will not be singing on June 2 as indicated on the choir schedule from the beginning of the year. Their last performance will be at the Ascension Service on May 9.

Sunday Morning Bible Study: Sunday's lesson, “A King Forever,” looks forward to our forever King, Jesus. God sends Samuel to anoint the next king of Israel, with the reminder, “The Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). God rejects each of Jesse’s sons, so Samuel sends for the youngest, David, whom God has chosen to become the greatest king of Israel. Surviving Saul’s insane jealousy, David becomes king and establishes Jerusalem as his stronghold. As a family, talk about how God used David to unite His people and how Jesus will unite all believers. Everyone is welcome to join us at Bible Study. -Deaconess Shirley
Sensational Students
Sharing Our Blessings Service Projects: The fourth-grade students were given the opportunity to participate in a project called “Sharing our Blessings.” Mrs. Joann Frederick visited the students in early March to explain this service project. She gave each student $10.00 as seed money to bless someone with an act of kindness. The students wrote about their experiences and shared them with Mrs. Frederick and their classmates this week.
  • Owen decided to make cookies to brighten the day for the librarians at the Thomas Township Library.
  • Kaiden thought of his neighbor, Georgette, and blessed her with a light up flower, a cup, and a candle.
  • Brooks shared his blessings with the residents at Vassar Comfort Care by baking chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies for their dessert one day.
  • Henry’s idea was to raise money by selling fire starters so he could use the money to buy about 18 bags of potatoes to donate to God’s Helping Hands.
  • Nolan decided to bless the residents of the Roosevelt house. He purchased a couple of arrangements of flowers and a basket of treats that the caretaker could share with the residents.
  • Trek shared his blessings by buying some new playground balls for recess that the students at St. Peter can enjoy (and the students loved this!).
  • Darlene raised more money for her project by collecting scrap metal from her grandma’s barn to sell to Rifkin’s scrap metal. Then, she bought items that the Underground Railroad could use such as blankets, slippers, sheets, pillows and pillowcases.
  • Alexis decided to share her blessing with Gary, a resident of Health Source Saginaw. After inquiring about what was needed, she used her seed money and pop can money to purchase clothes for him. She also drew a picture for him.
  • Bella chose to bless the Saginaw Animal Shelter. She fund-raised for additional money by selling candy bars at her dad’s work. She and her mom bought a lot of dog and cat food, a variety of different toys, leashes, beds, and poop bags that were needed at the shelter. During this time, her family also adopted a kitten.
  • Abby decided to share her blessings with the Windoloski family. Mr. Windoloski is attending seminary to become a pastor. With the seed money, returned pop cans and additional donations, she bought gift cards and sent them in the mail with a personal letter.
  • Annabelle chose to bless her Aunt Mary Ann with home essentials since she recently had to move in with her son. She bought a bathroom rug, a trash can and bags, and some hangers.
  • Emilie used her seed money, some of her Easter money and a donation from her step mom to take her Great Grandma Rosie to the movies. Her great grandma enjoyed her outing since she lives in a retirement home and doesn’t get out a lot.
  • Noah collected scrap iron and bolts from his grandma’s barns and sold it to Rifkin’s scrap yard to raise additional money for his project. He chose to bless the underground railroad with baby items such as diapers, wipes, silverware, baby wash, lotion, cereal bowls and sippy cups.
  • Kelsey blessed a resident named Fred at Health Source in Saginaw. With her seed money and pop bottle money she bought clothes that he needed and drew him a picture to put on his wall.
  • Savannah asked family members and friends to donate towards her project. Since her dog recently died, she decided to give toys, food, bowls, and beds to a local animal shelter. She also sewed a homemade dog bed.
Bracelet Sale Huge Hit: Thank you to everyone who purchased bracelets from our 6th grade girls. They sold $294 worth of bracelets and were all sold out after three days! The money will go towards the 5th-8th grade class trip. Thank you and great job Violet, Anna, Loretta, Ellie, and Brinley!
Spirit Day: The second grade spirit day, Animal Day, was a big hit. There were a variety of animals that were seen and heard!
2024-2025 Athletic Sign Ups
Sign Up for 2024-2025 Athletics: All current parents of 3rd-7th graders are asked to fill out the sign-up link below for next year's sports. Even if your child(ren) is not planning to play, you can indicate that on this form. Thanks for your help.
News & Notes
Lunch Menu for the Week of April 22:
  • Monday, April 22: Cheese Pizza, Carrots and Applesauce.
  • Tuesday, April 23: Homemade Stromboli, Green Beans and Diced Peaches.
  • Wednesday, April 24: Pancakes and Cheese Omelette, Corn and Mandarin Oranges.
  • Thursday, April 25: Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Tater Tots and Pineapple Tidbits.
  • Friday, April 26: Cheese Quesadilla, Refried Beans and Diced Pears.

Summer Art Camp: Applications for this summer's art camp will be available in the school office beginning May 6 on a first come, first serve basis with limited space. The camp will take place Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12. The kindergarten - 4th grade session will be from 9:00am-11:00am and the 5th-8th grade session will be from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Please contact Ms. Parsell with any questions!
Theme Shirt Thursday: This Thursday, April 25, students are encouraged to wear their red Strong & Courageous theme shirts. Our PTL will also make popcorn on this day for $1/bag. All proceeds will go towards the 5th-8th grade class trip. Students may bring in $1 or they can charge it to your family's FACTS account.

2024 PTL Auction Recap
Auction Sets Record: Our annual auction has always been a huge fundraiser for our school. This year, the auction reached its highest mark in the last 18 years topping over $80,000 which includes the dollar for dollar match. We still have some donations that are coming in. Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful success!

Thank you to the following who made this a great event:
  • Our auction chair-people: Mrs. Jennifer Hahn and Mrs. Trisha Knezek
  • Our auction committee: Jen & Gary Hahn, Trisha & Jim Knezek, Jenn & Todd Starke, Lisa Edgecomb and Julie Ryan.
  • Helpers on the night of the auction: Valerie Newton, Fred & Gretchen Jungnitsch, Mike & Kerri LaFore, Glen Hubbell, and Emily Abraham.
  • Alyssa Shirely for all of her work in the office.
  • Swan Valley Banquet Center for their wonderful service.
  • Our auctioneer, Mr. Ashley Peters, and his helper, Vernon.
  • To all of those who donated.

Save the Date: Next year's auction will be on Saturday, April 5, 2025.
Evening of the Arts 2024
Evening of the Arts: Mark your calendars for our "Evening of the Arts" on Wednesday, May 1. Our art and music students are looking forward to showcasing their talents. The evening will begin at 5:30pm, with an open gallery in the hallways. Musical presentations will begin at 6:00pm in the gym. Our students are very excited to share their creativity with all of you. We hope to see you there! -Ms. Parsell and Mr. Heinlein

NOTE: All students in grades 2-4 (Cherub Choir) will be singing at the Evening of the Arts on Wednesday, May 1. There will also be additional performances by older students who are performing solos and duets at the music festival, which will be held at Valley Lutheran High School on Friday, May 17.
Practice at HHS: Track practice will be held at Hemlock High School next week, April 22-24, while our track is being resurfaced. Please make sure your child's permission form is turned in. Athletes will need to be picked up at 4:00pm from the Hemlock High School track.

Track: The track team will have their first meet Saturday, April 27 at Reese High School. All parents of track athletes are asked to help volunteer at the track meets during the season. Thanks for your help!
2023-2024 Theme Bible Verse
Contact Information & Worship Times
St. Peter Lutheran School
(989) 642-5659
2440 N. Raucholz Rd.
Hemlock, MI 48626

Sunday Morning at 9:30am and
Saturday Evenings at 5:00pm
Bible Study on Sundays after Worship