Raider Report

Raider Report

January 2021

Please pray for…

The new board members that were elected as they begin to serve in important roles in the life of the Emanuel congregation.

The protection of our Emanuel school families from illness and COVID and continued health.

Our students and staff this year as we focus on our theme “Take Heart”.

Families who are without a home, as our weather turns colder.


Thank you to…

Janine Aurich for helping make decisions to keep Emanuel as healthy as possible.

All the people who helped with the preparation and sale of Emanuel Ribs.

Mrs. Puckett and Mrs. Bentz in planning the Christmas program and helping the students prepare to share the true message of Christmas.

The Emanuel teachers who practiced with the students in preparation for the Advent programs.

All the families who donated toys for the area Toy Drive.


Raiders praise God for…

The Emanuel Grillers and their efforts to uplift the ministries of Emanuel.

All the people who were willing to support Emanuel by purchasing ribs.

Pastor Mathison, his gentle spirit, and his gift of sharing the Gospel.

The health and safety of our students.

The opportunity to be in school face to face.


Upcoming Events (These dates are dependent on school being in session.)

Jan. 4               Classes resume

Jan. 18             No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 20             PTL 6:30

Jan. 24-30       National Lutheran Schools Week – “Sent to Serve”

                        LHM Online Mission Trip – “Thailand Trek”

Jan. 28            7/8 BBB at Mayer - 3:45


Mission Statement

Rooted in Christ, Emanuel Lutheran School partners with families supporting the

spiritual and educational development of children.

Chapel Theme - "Take Heart"

The theme for this school year is “Take Heart” based on John 16:33. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. TAKE HEART! I have overcome the world.” In these times we do need to “Take Heart” in all Christ has done for us.  We have been focusing on some of the promises that help us to Take Heart.

Primary Room News

The Primary Room has been a busy place. We feel blessed to be able to learn in person with our friends. We have been working hard to become talented readers and writers. There are so many exciting books we want to be able to read! Our science unit right now is weather and the seasons. While we are looking forward to snow and sledding, we have been enjoying the truly awesome weather God is providing for us. During these weeks before Christmas we have had a Christmas theme for each day where we spend the day learning about the theme in various ways through art, literature, history, music and math. What a great way to capture the excitement of the season. In Social Studies we are learning about our state while making our ABC's of Minnesota Book. Wishing you all a healthy 2021!

Second  Quarter Chapel Offerings

We are beginning our drive for the West Carver Food Shelf, the McLeod Emergency Food Shelves, and the Sibley County Foodshare. Students may bring non-perishable food or monetary offerings on Fridays. This mission project will continue through the middle of January.

Do you have a 529 Plan? Are you a parent or grandparent of a young child?

The new tax code has changed rules about 529 College Savings Plans.  The funds are now eligible to be used for education from Kindergarten through college.  There are actually advantages to using the funds before college.  Please contact Mr. Bentz to find out about the advantages if you have an existing plan.  If you have a new youngster in your family, contact Mr. Bentz to find out reasons to get one started.  Mr. Bentz is not an expert and will not give investment advice, he simply hopes to let you know about some new options.

Tuition Assistance Fund

Each year many of our Emanuel students benefit from tuition assistance.  If you would like to make a donation toward this fund, please contact Mr. Bentz.  Any size gift will help.  Our hope is that family finances will not keep any student from hearing the Gospel here at Emanuel.

Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon, you can help Emanuel as well.  If you go to you can sign up to support Emanuel Lutheran School.  The shopping experience is the same as a typical visit to Amazon, but we receive a percentage of your purchase.  If you have questions, please talk to Mr. Bentz.

Scrip Makes Cents

The Scrip Program helps raise money for our PTL by selling gift cards and certificates. The Scrip fund receives a discount when purchasing these cards/certificates, then sells them at face value. You pay nothing extra and PTL receives thousands of dollars a year. It’s that simple! Scrip will be sold on all Sundays and communion Saturdays after church.  We will be sending home an updated list of all available Scrip soon.  If you have questions, please contact Greg Cummins.

Fundraising Opportunities

Amazon Smile (See above)

Scrip Makes Cents (See above)

Box Tops

Our Family


Milk Moola from Kwik Trip

Bring your aluminum cans

Ink Jet Cartridges and Cell Phones

If you have any questions about these fundraisers, please contact the school.




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