He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14
St. Paul Preschool Update January 2023
St. Paul Lutheran Preschool has been very blessed this year with a wonderful group of children in both the Pre-3 and Pre-4 classes. They’re all kind, caring and eager to come to school to play with their friends and learn about Christ!
In the fall we focused on Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, and the Nativity Story. They made an earth out of torn paper along with their handprints to show that God created everything, including themselves! The children used red tape to make a candy cane Letter J for Jesus and learned that candy canes are made to look like a shepherd’s staff. Jesus, their shepherd, was born for them!
After two years of keeping our distance during the winter months, St. Paul was able to host their annual “Unwrapping the Manger” Christmas Program on December 14th in the sanctuary. Pastor shared the Gospel message and lead the children through the program. The preschoolers joyfully sang, “Away in a Manger”, the hymn “Come on and Ring Those Bells”, “In a Little Stable” and many others. They did an outstanding job as it was their very first time in front of an audience!
As we come into the New Year, we will teach values that focus on being kind, good choices, feelings, learning how to pray, and Jesus’ miracles. January 23rd-27th we will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week! The theme for 2023 is “Making Disciples for Life”. There will be a planned theme for each day, including “Disciples” and “Families”.
Pastor Don, Mrs. Sanchez, Mrs. Burda and I feel very blessed to serve as role models in faith by teaching these young children how to be “Disciples for Life”. I give thanks to God for our wonderful staff and congregation and for the parents of these precious gifts from God, the children.