A Light to Enlighten the Gentiles
If I had to give up one of my senses for the rest of my life here on earth, I might have a hard time deciding which one to choose. But I know that I would not want to give up my sight. I think it would be extremely hard to have lived most of your life with sight and then, as you age, to have your sight slowly decline and fail. You can imagine how frustrating and confusing that could be. You might still be able to see light and dark but you have to try to guess at what you are seeing, that fuzzy shape, that ghostly outline.
We are in the season of Epiphany, the celebration of the “revealing” of the Savior of the world to the Gentiles. For thousands of years, the promise of the Savior was passed down in the families of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But He was never just the Savior of the Hebrews. Simeon proclaimed in the Temple that this Child would be “A Light to enlighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.” Jesus came to bring the Light of salvation to those living in the darkness of sin, both Hebrews and Gentiles. Jesus came to give His Light to us! May we live in that Light throughout the new year!
Volleyball practice will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:15pm at APU beginning January 9th. Please return signed permission slips by tomorrow. Games will be announced once they are scheduled.
Volleyball is for students in grades 5-8.
Report cards will be sent home on Friday, January 12th. Please go over them with your child then sign and return the envelope. If there are any questions about the report, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Join us this Wednesday, November 10th at 7pm in the fellowship hall for the next PTF meeting.
Our first hot lunch of the year will be on Thursday, January 18th. Look for more information next week.
Martin Luther King Day
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 15th.
Changes to February’s Calendar
We will NOT be dismissing at noon on Friday, February 2nd. This will be a full day of school instead.
All FLS teachers will be attending the Pacific Northwest District’s Teachers Conference on February 15th and 16th, 2018. There will be no school on those days.
In observance of President’s Day, there will be no school on Monday, February 19th.