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Monday, March 25, 2019

Daily Devotional: Bearing the Burden of Wrongs

Monday,  March 25., 2019  by Matt DeHaan            
Bible in a Year: Joshua 16–18; Luke 2:1–24

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18–19

Today's Scripture & Insight: 2 Chronicles 5: 7-14

During the Welsh Revivals of the early twentieth century, Bible teacher and author G. Campbell Morgan described what he observed. He believed the presence of God’s Holy Spirit was moving on “billowing waves of sacred song.” Morgan wrote that he had seen the unifying influence of music in meetings that encouraged voluntary prayers, confession, and spontaneous singing. If someone got carried away by their feelings and prayed too long, or spoke in a way that didn’t resonate with others, someone would begin to softly sing. Others would gently join in, the chorus swelling in volume until drowning out all other sound.

The renewal in song that Morgan describes has its story in the Scriptures, where music plays a prominent role. Music was used to celebrate victories (Exodus 15:1–21); in worshipful dedication of the temple (2 Chronicles 5:12–14); and as a part of military strategy (20:21–23). At the center of the Bible we find a songbook (Psalms 1–150). And in Paul’s New Testament letter to the Ephesians we read this description of life in the Spirit: “[Speak] to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:19).

In conflict, in worship, in all of life, the music of our faith can help us find one voice. In harmonies old and new we’re renewed again and again, not by might, nor by power, but the Spirit and songs of our God.

Today's Reflection
What song has spoken to your heart recently? How can music encourage you in your relationship with God?

March Birthdays

A Happy March 2nd Birthday to Sam B.! A Happy March 2nd Birthday to Tyler G.! A Happy March 4th Birthday to Mitchell C.! A Happy March 10th Birthday to Joyce S.! A Happy March 15th Birthday to Mckenzie L.! A Happy March 15th Birthday to Jackson R.! A Happy March 20th Birthday to Wendell A.!

Announcements:

On Tuesday, March 26, the AV Club will have a group photo in the Gym at meeting period. Please have all AV Club members in the gym at the beginning of meeting period and looking SHARP!

The next Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 9am to 2pm, in the Academy gym. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation.

The following students have overdue library books: D’Monte M., Chase L. .

Mark Your Calendar:

Mar 28 - Open House ~ 5 – 8 pm
April 5 - Prom
April 6 - Spring Fling in the gym, 7pm-11pm
Apr 6 - Amelia Schools Campus Walk for the AFSP
April 12 - Grandparent's luncheon
April 25-May 9 - Scholastic Book Fair at Amelia Academy
April 27 - Red Cross blood drive, 9am -2pm in the gym

Meeting Period:

Monday: Weekly SGO Meeting; Tutorials
Tuesday: Tutorials
Wednesday: Tutorials
Thursday: Tutorials
Friday: Spring pictures; Tutorials

Athletics

Varsity Boy's Baseball and Varsity Girl's Softball

Now Practicing! Schedule is as follows:

Thu, 3/28 Home v. Southampton Academy 4:30pm
Tue, 4/2 Home v. Kenston Forest 4:30pm
Wed, 4/3 Home v. Blessed Sacrament 4:30pm
Tue, 4/9 Away @ Tidewater Academy 4:30pm
Thu, 4/11 Away @ Blessed Sacrament 4:30pm
Thu, 4/25 Home v. Brunswick Academy 4:30pm
Tue, 4/30 Away @ Southampton Academy 4:30pm
Thu, 5/2 Home v. Tidewater Academy 4:30pm

JV Girl's Volleyball

Now practicing after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays! See Miss Lunsford for more details.

 

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