Fall Faith in Action day – Thank you Veterans!

Faith in Action day was a success because Word of Life families are so generous! We delivered a full SUV load of donations to the Fisher House on Monday evening, November 13. They were very appreciative of all of it. We also gave them a portion of the approximately 150 lbs of Halloween candy that was donated.

The Fisher House is a beautiful facility near the VA hospital at Jefferson Barracks that allows families visiting their Veterans in the hospital to stay for free. They provide all meals and toiletries so visitors do not have to worry about anything but taking care of their family member.

Thank you for your support of our event, and more importantly, showing by example how being so generous blesses others. As we sang in chapel on Friday, we are letting this little light of ours shine!

 

WOL Receives Neighbors Naturescaping Grant

Word of Life was recently awarded a Neighbors Naturescaping grant for over $950 from Brightside STL.  Native plants and supplies will arrive soon so be watching the transformation on our school grounds as we create a native butterfly garden!  If your interested in helping, volunteers will be planting Saturday, October 14th at 10am.
For more information on Brightside STL visit http://www.brightsidestl.org/.

We have a new Playground!

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1: 3 – 5

We feel much like Paul when he wrote to the Philippians and are so thankful for the partnership of so many to make our playground happen. The joy on our students faces this morning at the ribbon cutting was breathtaking!

A special thanks to the LCMS Urban and Inner-City Mission and Director, Pastor Steve Schave, who is one of our chapel leaders and helped make a generous donation possible from his organization.

Thanks also goes to those Word of Life families who participated or contributed to the $2 dress-down days last school year, the Andoro’s Pizza Fundraiser, and the Word of Life Auction including those who specifically donated to the making of this play structure, Ralph Simon, Lisa Holderle, Marla & Carlos Lopez, and Gary & Sara Freer and our ribbon cutting donors, Ruth & Darin Sorrell.

Lastly, Principal Klug has worked diligently for two years and throughout the summer to ensure our students have a new structure to enjoy. We are grateful for her leadership!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also Thank:
Larry & Pearline Degenhardt
Adam Kustra
Mark & Barbara Roman
David & Sharon Shearman
Doug & Nancy Pfitzinger
Dez & Megan Vitale
Troy & Sarah Hansen
Ken & Lois Wehmeyer
Randy & Sharon Agne
Rosemary Cusumano
John Bender
Bryan & Jill Moormann
Martha Henderson
Eric & Natalie Bower
Jim & Janice Sheets
Al & Sandi Pfeuffer
Chris & Jill Pfeuffer
Jerod & Liana Merz
Pastor Bill & Brenda Wilson
Bryan & Kate Meadows
Bill & Donna Marohn

CFNA Spotlight on Recent Graduate

One of our recent graduates is featured in an article by Christian Friends of New Americans. We could not be more proud of her and feel so blessed to know Aminata. She is a light to anyone she meets!

“In a world like ours we’re taught to do what makes us feel good. But God says otherwise. Romans 12:2 says, ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.’ And sometimes what the world says and what God says can put us at a crossroads.” – Aminata Sesay

http://www.cfna-stl.org/someone-special/

8th Grade Student Receives Scholarship

part0-18Word of Life 8th grade student Kayla Loesche was surprised by being chosen as a Darrik S. Sabada Memorial Scholarship recipient Tuesday at the Awards Assembly. Only six 8th graders were chosen out of seventy St. Louis area applicants, and she was one! She will receive $3000 in scholarships each year of high school at Lutheran South, so a total of $12,000.  Kayla was nominated by the Principal, Mrs. Klug, for this award.

The Sabada family created a scholarship program for students who attend or will attend a parochial and other private high school. The scholarship is in honor of Darrik Sabada who passed away from cardiac arrhythmia when he was a junior at St. John Vianney in October 1999.

International Day 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, K-8 students at Word of Life celebrated International Day.

International Day is our way of celebrating the wonderful countries represented by Word of Life students and their families! Students were asked to wear native clothing and bring items representative of their country (flag, music, housewares, fabric, photos). and they were invited to bring samples of their favorite native dishes to share with classmates!

The morning began with Chapel led by Paul Terral, Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Epiphany Lutheran Church. After Chapel, students rotated through different groups of parents speaking about their culture.

Enjoy the pictures of the morning!