Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Parent Connection Dec 12th

Out of the Dark
We are a little over a week away from the shortest day of the year, the day with the least amount of daylight. This morning driving to work was made more difficult because an ice fog formed so your headlights were made less effective. It was hard to see where you were going because the light from your car, or truck, could not penetrate as far into the darkness as usual because of the fog.
By nature, all of us are wandering around this world in thick darkness, so thick that it is as if we are blind.  In this blindness, we have no hope of improving our lot, we can do nothing to get out of this darkness. The darkness is our sin and guilt. We are by nature lost and condemned creatures.
But John tells us in his Gospel that, “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” John 1:9. Through that true light, our blindness is taken away and darkness is banished. When we are brought into the light by God’s power, we become members of God’s family.
Paul reminds us of this situation in his letter to the Ephesian congregation, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8.
As we once again celebrate the birth of our Savior, let us remember the reason he came into this world: to bring Light and life to us!

Joy to the World!
          The Christmas season is one of joy and Christ is the center of that joy! Join us in the fellowship hall on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 12 pm to decorate Christmas cookies and make stained glass candle holders. For more information, please contact the office.
School Christmas Service
          The school Christmas service is this Friday, December 16th at 6:30.  The service will be held here at Faith in the fellowship hall.  Students can start arriving at 6:00. Students should go to their classrooms when they arrive and be here by 6:15. Dress in your Sunday best. 

Bake Sale
          PTF will be having a bake sale after school on December 14th and on the 15th if there is enough left over.  This is a great opportunity to get baked items for Christmas.  Be sure to stop in after school on Wednesday to get some goodies!  We will have table set up in the main church entry.
We need donations of baked goods so get your favorite holiday recipes out!  You may drop off donations any time between now and Wednesday. Contact the office if you have any questions.

Hot Lunch
          Hot lunch is this Thursday, December 15th.  The on the menu is Chicken Fajitas.  Please return the hot lunch slip by Wednesday.

Early Dismissal and Christmas Break
          December 23rd school will dismiss at noon.  We will have a regular full day of school this Friday, December 16th.

          Christmas Break begins at noon December 23rd with school resuming on January 9th.  

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