Do you know how big the national debt is? Maybe it doesn’t make a difference to you but our country’s debt is fast approaching twenty trillion dollars! Your individual portion of that debt is about sixty-one thousand dollars. Interest is accruing at a rate of a little over fourteen thousand dollars a second. That adds up to about half a trillion dollars each year in just debt service. Experts wonder how long this can continue, how long can Congress continue to spend more than the government collects in taxes.
There is another debt that each of us have contributed to, I’ll call it the universal debt. This debt is what we owe to God because of our sins. We each contribute to this debt because each of us sins daily. Imagine how fast this debt is growing as we continue to do things we know are wrong and continue to avoid the things that we know we should be doing. The end result of this debt is far more devastating than the national debt. This debt means that each of us deserve eternal punishment in hell.
But take a closer look at this debt, in huge letters written in blood we read, “It is finished!” This debt has been paid in full in advance for us. Christ Jesus gave his life for ours. Now for all who believe his words and promises, there is an eternity in heaven waiting for us, God’s gift to us!
End of Third Quarter
Report cards will be sent home on Friday. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, please contact your child’s teacher after report cards have been sent home.
Toddlers to 10 year olds and their parents are invited to an underwater adventure on March 25th, 10:00 to noon. Come enjoy crafts, activities, snacks and a devotion all focused on the wonderful world God created underwater. Please contact Melissa Mittelstadt for more information or to help with event at FaithLutheranPreschoolAK@gmail.com.
The upper grades and kindergarten will be visiting the library on Friday.
Pennies for Patients
Keep collecting your change. Pennies for Patients drive began on March 1st and runs through March 31st. Pennies for Patients benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Students brought home more information and a box before break to collect their change in and bring back to school.
Alaska Junior Theater
Kindergarten through the 4th grade will be attending Alaska Junior Theater’s production of “Creole for Kids” on March 23rd at 10:15. Be sure to return your permission slips and send car seats. We will be taking the van.
Soccer practice continues at APU, 4:00-5:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. The next soccer rally is this Friday, March 24th beginning at 4:00pm. Please note the date of the tournament has changed.
March 24th – 4:00 – 7:00pm
March 30th – 4:00 – 7:00pm
April 11th – Time and place TBA
On March 31st at 6:00pm PTF will be hosting a Spaghetti Fest. We will have fun, games and of course spaghetti! All proceeds from this will go to improve the technology in our classrooms with smart boards. The funds will be collected as a free will donation for the dinner and bake sale. Please see the flyer for more information on how you can volunteer and RSVP. You can also RSVP here:
We need donations for the bake sale. If you would like to donate a yummy treat, please let Sheila Lillo know.
Change to Calendar
On April 14th, Good Friday there will be no school. Previously, school was scheduled for a noon dismissal.
Jr. Choir will sing next on April 2nd at Kings of Kings. Please plan on arriving in your choir uniform by 10:00am to practice.
Enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year is now open. Please enroll your student if he or she is returning next year so we can begin to prepare for the school year.
God’s blessings on your birthday and throughout the year.
E. Robbert – March 21st
L. Klebs – March 22nd