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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Daily Devotional: Giving the Gift of Prayer

Wednesday March 14, 2018 by James Banks           
Read: Romans 8:28–34 | Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 23–25; Mark 14:1–26

You help us by your prayers.  2 Corinthians 1:11

“I didn’t realize what a gift prayer was until my brother was sick and you all prayed for him. I cannot tell you what a comfort your prayers were!”
Laura had tears in her eyes as she thanked me for the prayers of the people in our church for her brother, who was facing a cancer diagnosis. She continued, “Your prayers have strengthened him in this difficult time and have been an encouragement to our entire family.”
One of the best ways to love others is to pray for them. Jesus is our ultimate example in this. The New Testament tells us about Jesus praying for others on many occasions, and even shows us that He continues to come to the Father on our behalf. Romans 8:34 says that He “is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” Even after showing such selfless love at the cross, the risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ continues to express His care for us by praying for us at this very moment.
All around us are people who need us to follow Jesus’s example and love them with our prayers, inviting God’s help and intervention in their lives. We can ask God to help us pray for them, and He will! May our loving Lord strengthen us to generously give the gift of our prayers for others today.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for praying for me. Help me to serve You and others through faithfully praying today.
Prayer is a gift to be shared.

Both the Spirit and the Son are interceding (praying) for us. The Spirit helps us when we don’t know how to pray, praying for us according to the will of God (Romans 8:26–27). Likewise the Son is interceding for us from “the right hand of God” (v. 34). How wonderful to know that two of the three members of the Trinity are praying for us! But what about the Father? It is the Father who calls us to be part of His family (vv. 29–30). It is out of His love for us that He sent His Son to die for our sins and then raised Him to life so that we would one day be glorified and given all things (vv. 32–33). It is in the love of God that the Spirit and the Son pray for us.
Since God’s love motivates prayers on our behalf, to whom can you show love by praying for them?
J.R. Hudberg

Mark Your Calendar:

March 14: Report Cards Go Home
March 19: Parental Conferences (3:15 to 6:15 pm)
March 22: Open House 6 - 8 PM
March 15-29: Scholastic Book Fair

March Birthdays:

A Happy March 2nd Birthday to Samantha B.! A Happy March 2nd Birthday to Tyler Go.! A Happy March 10th Birthday to Ashli S.! A Happy March 12th Birthday to John Henry B.! A Happy March 15th Birthday to Jackson R.! A Happy March 24th Birthday to Katia B.!

Meeting Period:

Monday: No meeting period
Tuesday: Tutorials
Wednesday: Tutorials
Thursday: Tutorials
Friday: Senior Chapel Talk with Caleb G.


The following students will be participating in Upper School Forensics tomorrow, March 15, at Tidewater Academy. Bus will leave promptly at 6:45 am. Andrew B., Emily M., Kelly F., Catarina S., Hannah K., Brianna G., Caleb C., Elizabeth J., Gregory H., Elise J., Hunter D., Grace W., Eli E.

**You can still purchase the long-sleeve flag shirts. Please let Mrs. Anderson know if you are interested!!!

Spring pictures, Class pictures, Spring sports, and Mascot Cheerleader pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 12th. You must pay for Sports and Class pictures that day. Forms will be sent home soon. You will have the opportunity to view spring individual pictures before purchasing them.
Cap and gown pictures for both Seniors and Kindergarten students will be taken on April 12th. This is a change . . .

Approximate Picture Schedule for March 14th:
8:30 – Preschool
8:50 – Kindergarten
9:00- First Grade
9:15 – Second Grade
9:25 – Third Grade
9:35 – Fourth Grade
9:50 – Fifth Grade
10:00 – Sixth Grade
10:15 – Seventh Grade
10:25 – Eighth Grade
10:40- Ninth Grade
10:55 – Tenth Grade
11:10 – Junior
12:15 – Seniors
12:30 – Mascot Cheerleaders
1:00 – Softball
1:20 – Baseball
Teachers- Please do not send anyone to the gym until a yearbook staff member comes for them.
Elementary Teachers- If you have a conflict when a staff member comes for your students, we will just get the next class and come back to you. Sports pictures must be purchased Wednesday. Class pictures will also need to be purchased Wednesday for $13.00. Spring pictures may be purchased after they are viewed. Thank you! ~ Mr. Cooper

Mrs. Berry is looking for help during the Scholastic Book Fair.
Help is needed for : March 15 – Set up 8:30 – 3:30
March 19-23, 26, 27
March 28 for packing up

The 9th Grade is selling Pork BBQ Dinners on March 19th, the night of Parent-Teacher Conferences. The meal includes a pork bbq sandwich (condiments for sandwich include cole slaw and bbq sauce), macaroni & cheese, baked beans, and a homemade dessert by Mrs. Edens. Meal is $9 and you can dine in or carryout from 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm. BBQ can also be purchased by the quart for $10 per quart. Please see Mrs. Butler or any 9th grader for more details or to reserve your food. You can also contact the front office. Deadline to purchase is Thursday, March 15.

The following students have overdue library books. Fines are now being accrued. Nick P., Sam B., Kam F., Brent C., Chase L., Maria B., Emma H., Alana P.

Teachers & Students that drive- Please remember to drive slowly and carefully when you pull in or out of the parking lot. Children can be anywhere, arrive early, and stay after school.

Students and parents of students who ride the bus: Please be at your stop early. Buses run on a tight schedule, if you make the bus wait they are late to the stops that follow you. ALSO: parents, please be at the pickup point on time in the afternoons . . .

Announcements for Teachers:


All basketball uniforms need to be turned in ASAP to Mrs. Anderson.


Monday: Practice
Tuesday: Practice
Wednesday: Practice
Thursday: Game ~ Home vs. Brunswick Academy
Friday: Game ~ Away vs. BSH



Monday: Practice
Tuesday: Practice
Wednesday: Practice
Thursday: Game ~ Home vs. Brunswick Academy
Friday: Practice


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