Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hop for Hope Video
We had a fun day hopping at Immanuel! We all worked and played together to gather donations for the VanHoutan children. Noah, Lainey, Emily and mom (Jen) also came to join in the fun! I am happy to say over $5,000 has been raised so far. Donations are still be collected till December 10thfor the Hop for Hope Fund! Thank you everyone for participating and making this event a success!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Just a note about Halloween at Immanuel.......Our festivities at Halloween take on a very non-threatening atmosphere for the children. The most you will find at Immanuel Preschool is a few jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows. In Lutheran schools you will always find the emphasis on Jesus’ love and forgiveness, rather than witches, ghosts, and goblins. Our “costume tradition” is the Harvest Festival. We dress up as farmers and celebrate the gifts that we receive from God in the harvest. This special event will be held on two different days for the two different age levels.
American Blessing Mix served at Harvest Day—2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our Nation's abundance.
Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by the founders of our country. (Yogurt
Seeds: Promise of a future harvest, one will reap only if seeds are planted and tended to with
Candy Corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrim's first winter. Food was so scarce that the settlers
survived on just a few kernels of corn per day.
Dried Fruits: Harvest gifts of our bountiful land. (Dried cranberries)
M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.
Hershey's Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives, and especially
the love of Jesus!