My Savings Bond
When our children were small, we tried to put away their PFDs for educational uses. Some years we put them into certificates of deposit, other years Savings bonds seemed like better deals for them. In either case, our children had money set aside for their use at a time in the future. Until they were used, these accounts continued to earn value, or interest.
There is a “savings bond in God’s filing cabinet with my name on it. It was placed there when Jesus died and rose again. My name was put on that savings bond when the Holy Spirit created faith in my heart when I was baptized. It promises me an inheritance that nothing can ever wipe out.
I Peter 1:3-4 “In his great mercy, God has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade – kept in heaven for you.”
This inheritance is completely God’s gift to me. Just as we gave our children those savings bonds, so God has gifted me with something far more precious: I’m going to live in heaven with Him forever! My inheritance is certain because my Savior has paid for it completely. His blood covered the cost of my sins. His resurrection is the guarantee that my sins are forgiven, that my death is conquered, and that his heaven is opened to me. The day is coming when I will cash in that savings bond and I will have everything I need forever. All praise to God!
Volleyball Practice and Games
Volleyball players will practice tonight and Thursday. The Tournament will be played at Lumen Christi, however, we do not have game times yet.
Midweek Lenten Services
We are continuing our Wednesday Lenten Services this week. Parents are encouraged to join their Faith Lutheran School students at 3:00pm to hear about “Jesus, Our Great High Priest.” This service will last a little more than half an hour. Students will be dismissed for the day at the end of the service.
Faith Lutheran Volleyball team has a tournament this Friday and Saturday. To show our support for our players, we are dressing up on the following days:
Wednesday 2/21 – Neon Day
Thursday 2/22 – Team USA Olympics Day
Friday 2/23 – Husky Day (Teal and Gold)
Hot lunch will be served on Thursday, Feb. 22nd. The menu includes grilled cheese sandwich, tomato or chicken soup, fresh fruit, and dessert. The cost is $4/person. Payment is only by cash or check made out to PTF Faith Lutheran. Permission slips need to be returned by Wednesday, Feb. 21st. Parents are welcome to join their students for lunch.
Chicken Fundraiser Dinner
It’s finally here! Please join us Friday, February 23rd, when PTF will host a delicious Chicken Fundraiser Dinner to fund our new basketball goals. It will begin at 6:00pm and will be a free will donation. The menu will be chicken with sides of pasta, fresh vegetables, Olive Garden Salad and breadsticks. We will have dessert and drinks as well.
We look forward to seeing you there for fellowship and a great meal.
Please bring all Box Tops you have collected to school and place them in the collection box or give to your teacher. The deadline for us to send them in is this Friday, February 23rd.
Faith Lutheran Church and School is sponsoring a Health Fair Saturday, March 3rd from 8:00am-12:00pm to bring free health education, health screenings, and affordable blood tests to our community. Alaska Health Fair Inc. will provide the majority of materials, supplies, medical volunteers, and other support but we need volunteers to help set up and take down, to help during the fair, and to donate food. Setup begins on Friday afternoon March 2nd. A list of food items needed and a signup sheet is posted in the Fellowship Hall or you can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ba5a72ba57-101516. Contact Gabby email@example.com for more information.