God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
On June 2nd, 1925, Wally Pip, the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees, was hit in the head by a pitch in pre-game batting practice. The manager put a substitute in to play for Pip that day. Pip never started another game at first base for the Yankees because his substitute went on to play in 2,130 straight games–a record that stood for many years. What a substitution! You probably never heard of Wally Pip. Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, you probably have heard of Pip’s substitute: Lou Gehrig. He’s in baseball’s Hall of Fame!
The Bible tells us about a substitution that was even more spectacular. 2,000 years ago, God put a substitute on Calvary’s cross for all sinners. Our substitute’s name was Jesus Christ. Although this God-man was perfect, he willingly took our sins and imperfections upon himself and was punished in our place. He experienced the agony of hell and the righteous anger of a holy God … for you and me! By his wounds we are healed. Our sins are paid for. We are righteous in God’s sight because of our substitute.
Because of a substitution, Lou Gehrig is in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Trusting in the Substitute that God appointed for you—Jesus Christ, you will be in heaven’s Hall of Fame … forever!
Heavenly Father, I confess that I often sin and deserve to be separated from you and all your blessings. But in love you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, who bore the guilt of my sin for me and died to set me free from the condemnation I deserve. Thanks and praise to you for Jesus, my Substitute! Amen.
Our ACSAA tournament for co-ed volleyball is this week!
Practice is Tuesday, February 9th at Taku Elementary.
The ACSAA tournament is this Thursday through Saturday. Faith plays their first match against Birchwood on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The complete tournament schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the school hallway. All games will be played at Lumen Christi.
Co-Ed Indoor Soccer starts next week for students in grades 5-8. A permission slip was sent home today.
We have scheduled YMCA visits this week for swimming.
Grades K-2 will be visiting the YMCA on Wednesday, February 10th from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Grades 3-8 will be visiting the YMCA on Friday, February 12th from 1:45-3:00 p.m.
Students are asked to remember their swimming suits and towels, and grades K-2 are reminded to bring their car seats on Wednesday!
There will be no school on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16th.
Since this is a tournament week, we will also have special Spirit Days this week!
Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by taking part. (Note: Students who choose not to be dressed for a spirit day should wear their school uniforms.)
Weds, Feb.10th – Mad for Plaid Day
Flannel shirt? Checkered socks? Wear anything (or everything) plaid!
Thurs, Feb. 11th – Red and White Day
Valentine’s Day is Sunday! Celebrate early with Red and white clothing, or mix it up and wear pink! Hearts are optional. J
Fri., Feb.12th – School Pride Day
Wear our school colors, (teal and gold), or a school logo shirt! Got a shirt with a husky on it? That works, too!
Junior Choir meets this week on Wednesday, February 10th at 12:20 p.m.
Handchime choir meets this week on Thursday, February 11th at 12:30 p.m.
You are invited to join us for our weekly school chapel service this Thursday, February 11th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Mr. Zarnstorff will be leading our chapel worship this week and sharing a message from John 12:44-46. Families and friends are invited to come and join us in starting our day with the Lord!
Family Movie Night! PTF is sponsoring a Family Movie Night Sunday, February 14th, 5:30-8:30. We will be showing the movie Inside Out. There will be door prizes, trivia, and food. Room parents will be contacting you on how to help out. This event is for the whole family. All donations received will go to support installing a sprinkler system for our school. See the flyer below more information.
PTF’s next meeting will be in March.
Wednesday, February 10th marks the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. The school family is invited to join the Faith Lutheran Church family for Ash Wednesday worship at 7:00 p.m.
You are also invited to join us for soup supper prior to worship at 6:00 p.m. Bring your favorite soup or salad to share. Bread or desserts are also welcome. Don’t worry if you are unable to bring anything, come and join us anyway! We look forward to seeing you there.
Adults in the school family are invited to the second session of the Bible Study “Making Life Better”, which continues this evening, February 8th, with Pastor Ewings 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. It’s not too late to join us! Please contact Pastor Ewings for more information
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.
Any adults in the school family interested in cake decorating? This month’s Ladies’ Craft Day theme is cake and cupcake decorating, led by Claire Zarnstorff. All creations will be donated to the CAMM Bake Sale on Sunday. Please come with pre-baked items that you have put in the freezer overnight. Please contact Claire at 792-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending or have any questions.
The Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) has helped thousands in Zambia and Malawi with care. This Sunday, February 14th, the Faith congregation will support CAMM with a Valentine’s Brunch and “Mission of Love” fundraiser at 9:00 a.m. (before the church service). Breakfast items will be available, as well as baked goods and craft items for sale. Free will donations will also be accepted. During the brunch pastor Ewings will lead a Bible study on mission work for adults and children alike. Contact Joy Bromaghin at 336-6186 for more information or if you wish to donate items for the brunch and sale.