See You At the Pole 2017

September 27th, at 7:30 am, may Lincoln Lutheran students will gather around the flagpole at the front of the school to pray. All around the globe millions of students will gather at their flagpoles to pray for their communities, loved ones, friends, schools, businesses and churches. For over 25 years, "See You at the Pole" has been dedicated to getting Christian students involved in prayers.

What started out as a small movement of just ten people, has grown into a national tradition. According to the SYATP website, each year "more than 3 million more than 20 countries take part."

Lincoln Lutheran has participated in this event for 15 years now. Ms. Bockelman, longtime advisor of Student Council, said that "See You at the Pole" is a good reminder of what's really important. "It makes us pause, reflect, and talk to God amidst our busy scheduls."

This year's theme is "Fix Your Eyes" based on Hebrews 12:2: "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the hand of the throne." SYATP is dedicated to reminding students of the importance of fixing their eyes on God through the means of prayer.

Becca Ziems, leader of the spiritual committee and vice-president of Student Council, is heading up the event.  "I really hope a lot of people show up on Thursday," she said, "because I feel that in the wake of the natural disasters in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, it's important that we bind together as fellow believers." Ziems notes that donut holes and jice will be provided for those who particpate. So, whether you are a student, teacher, parent, alumni or have not ites to the school, take the tiem on September 27th to lift a prayer adn fix your eyes on Jesus. 

Written by Senior Hayley Steinbauer 


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