“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” – Hebrews 11:1
Perhaps you have a blind person walking down a busy city street or through a crowded airport or mall with their seeing-eye dog. The dog, expertly trained, knows exactly what dangers to avoid, where to stop, when to start, and how to indicate to its master what is going on around them.
The blind person in turn hold’s firmly to the harness and follows the dog’s lead. I imagine that their relationship did not start that way. Even though the dog was expertly trained and prepared in advance, day one of their relationship was probably a bit nerve wracking for his owner. The person had to put complete trust in the dog. But over time and with experience, the blind person learned to trust the dog completely. Now they walk together, the owner clinging tightly to the harness with confidence that his dog will lead him in the right direction.
In chapter 11 of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Hebrews, Paul conducts a review of some of the notable faithful among God’s Old Testament people who put their faith in a Savior to come. They did not get to see the Savior in their lifetimes, yet through faith worked by the Holy Spirit, they followed God’s lead and trusted in his promise of a coming Savior. They walked by faith, following the God who proved himself faithful and trustworthy to them again and again.
Following Jesus, death, resurrection, and ascension, God’s New Testament people, including us, continue that walk in faith. Through God’s Word and the same Holy Spirit, we see God’s plan of salvation worked out through Old and New Testament believers, as well as in our daily lives. And the Same God who has shown been faithful in the past promises to remain faithful to his people. Through faith and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we cling tightly to His Word, recognizing the daily blessings we receive by His hand, as well as the trusting in the promise of eternal blessings he has prepared for us. Though we do not always see what God’s plans are for us, we can cling tightly to God’s Word and Promises. He has been faithful in the past; he will continue to be faithful as he leads us home us to his heavenly kingdom.
God bless your week!
Principal Schneck J
In Honor of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11th, Faith Lutheran School will be holding a flag retirement ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the school entrance. All are welcome to attend.
Are you planning on taking advantage of the 25% tuition discount for full payment by November 15th? If you need to know your balance due or have any questions regarding billing or the application of this discount, please contact Sheila Lillo in the church/school office (563-3499).
Even if you missed “Have a New Kid by Friday” this last Wednesday, there are still more presentations coming up, and you are welcome to “jump in” this week!
Come join us this Wednesday evening November from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as we continue these fun and informative video presentations by Christian psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman. Dr. Leman offers encouragement and advice to parents on how to positively impact the development of your child’s attitude, behavior and character. No matter your situation, Dr. Leman’s presentations will give you tips on helping your child on their road towards maturity.
Two mini-lessons are offered each evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and babysitting will be provided. You are welcome to attend any or all of them. There is no cost for participation. Bring a friend and join us!
For a brief overview of the “Have a New Kid by Friday” video presentations, visit
This week: Wednesday November 11th
· Staying Connected to Be Respected It’s Not an Impossible Dream!
· Check Your Attitude at the Door Dudes and Dudettes with ‘Tudes Not Permitted Inside!
Next week: Wednesday November 18th
· The Amazing Race for Self-Esteem Raising the Bar of Confidence without Lowering the Boom of Discouragement
· “Leman’s Secrets” for Enjoying the Journey Little Things Mean a Lot!
The Bible Study “Making Life Better” continues this evening with Pastor Ewings this evening, November 9th, at 6:30 p.m. This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to new-comers and long-time Christians alike. All are welcome! Please contact Pastor [
The basketball teams will be playing games both Tuesday and Thursday this week.
On Tuesday, November 10th the teams are playing at Birchwood Christian. The girls’ game is at 4:30 p.m. and the boys’ game is at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, November 12th the teams are playing at Lumen Christi. The girls’ game is at 5:00 p.m. and the boys’ game is at 6:00 p.m.
Junior Choir meets Wednesday, November 11th at 12:20 p.m.
Handchime Choir meets Thursday, November 12th at 12:30 p.m.
You are invited to join us for our weekly school chapel service this Thursday, November 11th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Families and friends are invited to come and join us in starting our day with the Lord. Pastor Ewings will lead our chapel service this week. Our current mission offering is designated for Jesus Cares Ministries.
There is a Parents Night Out this Friday, November 13th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Drop off the kids to enjoy some time with friends while Mom and Dad take some time for themselves. This Parents’ Night Out theme is “Dance Party”! There is no cost, but free-will donations will be accepted to support PTF activities. Please sign up in the lower hallway.
Toddler Time is an hour of educational activities, structured play and a snack for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Toddler Time meets Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Faith fellowship hall. For more information contact Mrs. Cara Ewings at 907-792-9388.
We are currently holding a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive for the Food Bank of Alaska from now through Thanksgiving. You may bring your non-perishable food items in to the school at any time. Donation barrels will be in the school entryway and the fellowship hall. Students will also take a special food collection for our Thanksgiving chapel service to include with these donations on November 25th. There are lists posted on the barrels with suggested items.
Picture Retake Day – Picture retakes will be on December 8th beginning at 9:00am. Please let your child’s teacher or the office know if you are planning to have pictures taken on this day.
School Communications – The school is now using Cornerstone to communicate school closings. If you have not set up your preferences please do so. Upper grade parents have already been given access to the system. Lower grade parents should receive your email with access information this week. Please see the attached letter with all the information you need to get logged on.