“Deeds of Darkness”
As you have probably noticed, it is getting dark earlier every night and staying dark later every morning. This is natural because that is the way God made it. Whether God created the earth with the tilt on its axis, or if He tilted it during the flood, I do not know. But I do know that God has used this tilt to provide the change in seasons. We know that, as it gets darker, we need to prepare for the coming winter.
We also know that as the nights get longer, those who work their evil deeds under the cover of darkness have more time to carry out their evil. They can get started earlier in the evening and work later into the morning. The news media is filled with stories of their evil. As possible victims of their evil, we need to be vigilant and aware of what is going on around us. We try not to give these criminals opportunities to carry out their evil among us. We lock our doors, we don’t leave any valuables where they are visible to someone willing to take them from us. We install security cameras and alarm systems.
The Apostle Paul warns us to take precautions with our faith which is also under attack by the evil ones. In his letter to the Ephesians, he says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light…..Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible.” Eph. 5:8-14.
All FLS teachers will be attending the Pacific Northwest District’s Teachers Conference on February 15th and 16th, 2018. Therefore, we will not have school on those two days.
I am hopeful that we will be able to start BB practice on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, from 4:00 until 5:45pm. I would like the players to bring their equipment to school in the morning. If we are not able to get into the gym, I will have the players notify you by noon.
Kindergarten Field Trip
This Friday, October 13th, the kindergarten class will be going to the Alaska Zoo to visit the wolves. We will leave at 12:10pm after lunch and return to school around 3:00pm. The cost is $9 for students and $10 for chaperones, and will be charged to your TADS account. Please remember to send car seats. Chaperones are needed if you are available to help.
The fifth through eighth graders will be going to the library this Friday. Their prior book report is due this Friday. We will also be going out for lunch.
Singing in Church
Sunday, October 15th, 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.
Thank you to all who attended the first meeting. Our first big event is Trunk or Treat scheduled for October 27th, 5-7pm. Miss Mittelstadt will be coordinating this event. Please contact her at FaithLutheranPreschoolAK@gmail.com if you would like to help. Volunteers are needed to decorate a car, help with the photo booth, organize pumpkin decorating, donate candy and goodies for cake walk, and get lights and such for the parking lot. There will be a meeting on October 11th at 7pm dedicated to Trunk or Treat preparations.
Meet Your Teachers Monday
The answer to last week’s Meet Your Teacher trivia question was Mr. Z. Congratulations to Isaac Moua for guessing the correct answer! Make sure to check the school’s Facebook page for this week’s question.
God’s richest blessings on your birthday!
Winslow H. 10/5
Eva M. 10/9
Amy R. 10/16
Emma R. 10/16
Saraya H. 10/24