Monday, April 3, 2017

Parent Connection April 3rd

Remember Your Leaders….
          “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7.
          These words came to my mind this weekend after I learned that Pastor James Oldfield had left this world of pain and sorrow to live with his Lord in heaven. He had served this congregation from 1992 until early in 2016. Some months before that time, he was diagnosed with a brain cancer. At that time, his cancer made him unable to carry out all of his duties for this congregation. In his battle with this disease, his Lord kept him strong in his faith and finally, on Saturday morning, delivered him from his suffering and took him to his eternal home where he stands before the throne of God, joining his voice with the voices of all the saints and angels, praising his God and Father.
          During his time as our pastor, our shepherd, he focused a great deal of time and effort educating the members of this church in Bible study. The Lord knew that this church needed to be strengthened in its foundation, it needed to be rooted deeply in the Word. He provided for that need in the calling of Pastor Oldfield.  Pastor Oldfield liked to tell us that we were some of the most well-trained, Bible-based, orthodox Christians in Alaska. So as we mourn his leaving us, let us also hold onto the faith he professed before us, that faith that led him home.

Pennies for Patients
          The drive is finished, we will announce the donation total in chapel on Thursday.

Jr. Choir
          Thank you to the Junior Choir members for singing at King of Kings on Sunday. 
Comfy Day
          By popular demand, we will have a makeup spirit day due to the snow day last week.  This Friday will be comfy day, wear the comfiest of clothes.  No onesies please.

Sports Nights
          This week, Tuesday and Thursday, during the regular practice times, we are inviting the soccer and basketball teams and their parents to come and play. We will have some skills competitions for the team members and some open games. Tuesday will be for soccer and Thursday will be basketball. Also, Thursday night will be a pizza feast at school after the games. Please join us.

Singing in Church
          This Sunday is Palm Sunday, April 9th.  The preschool and kindergarten students will be singing in church.  Please be sure to have your child here by 10:15am.  The service begins at 10:30am.

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.

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.

Spaghetti Fest
          A big thank you to all who contributed to the spaghetti fest!  We were able to raise $2000.
          A special thank you to Kristi Gartman, Gabrielle Bauer, Judi Hegerberg and Mrs. Z for all their work planning and serving the delicious food.   

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!

Hot Lunch April
          Parents, a volunteer is needed for hot lunch this month on April 20th.  Please contact Sheila Lillo at 229-7901 if you are able to help. The menu for this month is pizza.

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.  

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