October 7th Principal's Pen

The Principal’s Pen 

Trinity Lutheran School, Alma, Missouri                       October 7, 2020

"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field." Luke 10:2

Jesus compared the ingathering of people into His kingdom to a harvest. He said as He sent out the 72 disciples as missionaries: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field."In answer to the church’s prayers, God sends His workers out into the world to proclaim the Gospel of forgiveness and grace with God, thanks to the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. It remains for us to follow up our prayers with every possible assistance we can give the Lord’s reapers.   

A man who did this in an effective way was Cyrus H. McCormick. He had invented the self-binder, or grain-reaping machine. It made him a wealthy man, a man who ushered in a new era in the method of harvesting grain. Being a Christian man, he did much to help also in the harvest of souls. He gave liberally toward founding a theological seminary in Chicago bearing his name. Through the years thousands of men have been trained there for ministry and mission. McCormick helped the Lord’s reapers in bringing in the sheaves.  Most of us are not able to do what this man did. But God gives us other opportunities to participate in the harvest of souls. We have such opportunities as Christian parents in the home, as church members who support world missions, as persons who, at work and elsewhere, witness to their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Devotions from "With Jesus Every Day" copyright 1997, CPH

Parent / Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you have not returned your requested time, please do so by Friday. The master schedule will be posted on Monday.

We want your pictures for the yearbook! Please email mschreiman@santafechiefs.k12.mo.us with any pictures you’d like to share!

Sucker Friday! Every Friday, students may purchase a sucker for $1.00!

Soccer Practice 3:30-5:00 Mondays & Thursdays. Bring a water bottle as there are no water fountains available.


4-6th grade girls volleyball practice will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:45pm.

7th & 8th grade girls volleyball practice is Tuesdays after school until 5:15 and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm. 

PTL FALL DINNER  (formally Chilli/Soup Dinner) will be a “Drive-thru Loaded Baked Potato Bar” this year on October 11, 2020, serving from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Drive thru will start on the east side of the school (on Waverly St) and proceed south on Waverly, then west onto 3rd street where orders will be taken and delivered.  Please watch for signs!  It’s a Free-will donation.  You may also call your order in ahead of time if you want.  Contact Martha Schreiman at 660-229-3127, to place your order.  We hope to see you there!

FALL BASKET RAFFLE   It’s not too late to buy your raffle tickets!! All baskets can be viewed at our facebook page or via our app. $5 for 1 ticket, $20 for 5 tickets! Call the office or see a student to buy your tickets! Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday @ 1:00pm. 

Breakfast Menu for October 12-16

All meals include juice, milk, applesauce and raisins.

Monday        Chicken Biscuit

Tuesday        Cheese Omelet

Wednesday    Sausage & Cheese Biscuit

Thursday        Pancakes w/ syrup

Friday         No School

Lunch Menu for October 12-16

All meals include milk.

Monday    Nacho chips w/ cheese, broccoli, strawberries, rice krispie treats

Tuesday-    Burritos, corn, pears, ice cream/sherbet

Wednesday -BBQ Meatballs, green beans, au gratin potatoes, peaches, hot rolls

Thursday    Gilled chicken patty, baked beans, applesauce cookies

Friday    No School

Upcoming Games

October 8

4-6th Volleyball @ home (4:30)

7-8th Volleyball @ home (5:30)

October 10

Soccer Tournament @ St Peter’s (Marshall)

Volleyball Tournament @ St Peter’s (Marshall)

October 13

Soccer @ St. Paul Concordia (4:30)

4-6 Volleyball @ St Paul Concordia (6:00)

7-8 Volleyball @ St Paul Concordia (7:00)

October 15

4-6 Volleyball @ home (6:00)

7-8 Volleyball @ home (7:00)

October 17

Soccer @ home (9:00am)

4-6 Volleyball @ home (9:00am)

7-8 Volleyball @ home (10:00am)

Important Dates:

October 9        End of 1st Quarter

        12:30 Early Dismissal 

(aftercare open through 5:30)

October 11    Fall Dinner & Basket Raffle


        (contact office if you need to know your shift time)

October 15        12:30 Early Dismissal

         (aftercare open through 5:30)

        Parent Teacher Conferences

October 16        No School

October 22-23       Educators’ Conference

October 22-23       No School

October 30        Fall Parties

November 13    Teacher In Service

        12:30 Early Dismissal

        (aftercare open through 5:30)