Monday, April 10, 2017

Parent Connection April 10th

What if?
          Have you ever played that “game”? What would you do if you won the lottery? What if you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
          It can be fun to speculate about different trivial things but what about serious thoughts? The apostle Paul does that in his first letter to the Corinthian congregation when he asks, “What if Christ had not been raised?”
          His first thought is that if Christ had not been raised then our “faith is futile, you are yet in your sins.” This truth is the foundation upon which our faith and hope are built. The resurrection of Jesus tells us that God accepted his payment for our sins and that we are declared righteous. Our major problem has been solved.
          Paul also says that “those who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.” The gravestone over Abraham would read “Lost”; over John the Baptist’s headless body, “Lost”; over the graves of my parents and loved ones, “Lost”; and over my own grave, “Lost”. Without a risen Savior, there is only one epithet to our life, “Lost” for eternity.
          Paul concludes with “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.” How sad would it be if we spent our lives hoping for a future that could not happen? How foolish would that be?
          Thanks be to God that Christ has been raised. We know our faith and hope are secure; we and all believers will be raised to life eternal with Jesus our Savior. Celebrate your new life in Christ this coming Easter season!

Pennies for Patients
          We raised $274.17 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Thank you to all who participated.

No School Days and Early Dismissal
          April 14th and 17th there will be no school.  April 28th, school will dismiss at noon for teacher in service.

Kids’ Day at the Dena’ina
          Faith Lutheran School will be hosting a booth at Kids’ Day on April 15th.  The event runs 10:00 – 4:00pm and highlights programs for children in Anchorage.  We will need volunteers to help throughout the day. Please let Mrs. Z know if you can volunteer for an hour or two to help out at Faith’s Booth.  We also need plastic colored eggs for the craft which can be dropped off in the office or with Mrs. Z.

Easter Celebrations
          For those of you looking for a place to celebrate Easter, Faith Lutheran Church invites you to join us on April 16th.  Faith will have Easter services at 8:00am and 10:30am.  Breakfast will be served between services beginning at 9:00am.  We look forward to seeing you!

Alaska Junior Theater
          Grades K-4 will be attending the presentation of “The Tree and the Donkey Who Loved to Sing” on April 20th at 10:15am.  Please return permission slips by April 13th.

Library Visit
          The upper graders will be visiting the library on Thursday.  Be sure to bring all library books to return.

Parking Lot Snow
          Parents, please pay extra attention in the parking lot.  We are trying to melt the snow a little quicker.

Hot Lunch April
          Parents, we have a volunteer for hot lunch this month on April 20th.  If you would still like to help, please contact Sheila Lillo at 229-7901. The menu for this month is pizza.

PTF Meeting
          The next PTF meeting is scheduled for April 19th at 7:00pm. This is an important meeting as we will be planning Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1st-5th), Parking Lot Sale (May 20th), and End of School Picnic (May 24th).  We need your help for these events to be a success!

Open Enrollment
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. 

Track Season
          As you are well aware, there is still snow on the ground.  Track season is delayed until the ground/track is dry enough to run on and not cause damage.  There will be no meets before May.

Funeral Services

          For those who would like to attend, funeral services for Pastor Oldfield will be held here at Faith Lutheran Church on April 22nd at 2:00pm.

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