Sometimes the Best-Laid Plans…
For Bible class yesterday, Pastor Ewings asked us to think of the most encouraging passage from Scriptures. There are so many good passages to pick from so it’s hard to choose. Later in the class, I thought of another comforting passage.
It comes from the book of Jeremiah who wrote to the people of Judah about the coming destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity in Babylon. This judgment was coming on them because of their unfaithfulness to their God. They were turning to other gods so this punishment was deserved. But even in the declaration of the judgment headed their way, God holds out hope for those who belonged to Him. He tells them that their captivity would be seventy years and then He would bring them back to the land promised to the Patriarchs.
Then the Prophet writes these encouraging words to the exiles, and us: “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11.
What greater comfort and encouragement could there be for us, God has plans for us. He is not finished with us. He will never abandon us, he has a future for us, a hope we can always look forward to, even if our eyesight might be blurred by tears. He has promised to wipe away all of our tears, and calm our fears. His are the “best-laid plans” and his plans can never fail.
Grades K-8 will be going to the YMCA tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6th, for their last visit this year.
Pennies for Patients
Start collecting your change. Our Pennies for Patients drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society begins today, March 5th and runs through March 31st.
Ask your student to show you the information and the box to collect their change. Then, bring the box back to school filled with coins they have collected.
Indoor Soccer Practice
This week’s soccer practice for grades 5-8 will be Tuesday, March 6th, and Thursday, March 8th at APU, 4:00-5:30pm. There is no practice during Spring Break. Games will be announced as soon as they are scheduled.
Midweek Lenten Services
Our Wednesday Lenten Services continue this week. Parents are encouraged to join their Faith Lutheran School students at 3:00pm to hear about “Jesus, Our Great High Priest.” Students will be dismissed for the day at the end of the service.
There will be no 3:00pm service during Spring Break.
Spring Break Begins this FRIDAY
Friday, March 9th, is the end of 3rd quarter. All classes will dismiss at noon. There will be no after care available. Please pick up your students at 12:00 pm.
Next week there is no school Monday, March 12th through Friday, March 16th for Spring Break. Classes resume March 19th.
Daylight Saving Time
Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night because Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 11th.
Enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year is now open. Please enroll your student if he or she will be returning next year so we can begin preparing for next school year.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to stop by or call the office 563-3499.
God’s blessings on your birthday and throughout the year.
Elizabeth A. – March 16
Emma R. – March 21
Lexi K. – March 22
Pastor Ewings – March 23
Connor S. – March 25
Tristan T. – March 28