Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Daily Devotional: Bound to Encourage
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Kirsten Holmberg
Read: Hebrews 10:19–25 |Bible in a Year: Lamentations 3–5; Hebrews 10:19–39
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
The Steven Thompson Memorial Centipede is a cross-country meet unlike any other. Each seven-member team
runs as a unit, holding a rope for the first two miles of a three-mile course. At the two-mile mark, the team drops
the rope and finishes the race individually. Each person’s time is, therefore, a combination of the pace the team
kept and his or her own speed.
This year, my daughter’s team opted for a strategy I had not previously seen: They put the fastest runner at the front and the slowest right behind her. She explained that their goal was for the strongest runner to be near en ough to speak words of encouragement to the slowest runner.
Their plans depicted for me a passage from the book of Hebrews. The writer urges us to “hold unswervingly to the hope we profess” (Hebrews 10:23) as we “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (v. 24). There a re certainly many ways of accomplishing this, but the author highlighted one: “not giving up meeting together, a s some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another” (v. 25). Gathering together with other believers as we’re able is a vital aspect of the life of faith.
The race of life can feel like more than we can handle at times, and we may be tempted to drop the rope in hop elessness. As we run together, let’s offer one another the encouragement to run strong!
A Happy Nov. 7th Birthday to Reagan G.! A Happy Nov. 11th Birthday to Haylee H.! A Happy Nov. 17th Birthday to Noah T.! A Happy Nov. 18th Birthday to Rupert A.! A Happy Nov. 19th Birthday to Jolin F.! A Happy Nov. 20th Birthday to Jacob R.! A Happy Nov. 26th Birthday to Joseph B.! A Happy Nov. 27th Birt hday to Brooke A.! A Happy Nov. 29th Birthday to John H.!
The following students will be at the AVA Arts Festival today, Wednesday, Nov. 14: Catarina S., Mitchell
C., Cedric B., Randy B.
Picture make-up day is today. Please wait for a Yearbook staff member to come get you for pictures.
Fruit is on sale through this week – see a Senior or the office to place your order!!!
Effective immediately, school will be locked and secured each day at 4 pm. All students and their belongings must be out of the main school building by 4 pm.
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 . . . If the bus is sitting there waiting on you, you probably need to be there a bit earlier.
Mark Your Calendar:
Nov. 14 - Picture make-up day
Nov. 21-23 - Thanksgiving break, no school
Nov. 27 - Progress reports go home
Nov. 28 - 1st and 2nd Grade field trip to Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Nov. 29 - Lower School Christmas Program in the gym, 7pm
Nov. 30 - Pre-K 4 and K trip to Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Monday: Weekly SGO Meeting; Tutorials
Mon, Nov 26, Away, at Carmel School, Varsity boys only, 5:30p
Tue, Nov 27, Home, v. Holy Cross, Varsity boys only, 6p
Fri, Dec 7, Away, at Eastern Mennonite (Tip-Off Tourney), v. Life Christian, Varsity boys only, 6p
Sat, Dec 8, Away, at Eastern Mennonite (Tip-Off Tourney), v. TBA, Varsity boys only, time TBA
Tue, Dec 11, Away, at Steward, Varsity boys only, 6p
Thu, Dec 20, Away, at Christ Chapel, Varsity boys only, 5:30p
Fri, Dec 21, Away, at Benedictine, Varsity boys only, 7p
Thu, Dec 27, Away, at Clover Hill (Holiday Hoops Tourney), v. Banner Christian, Varsity boys only, 4p
Fri, Dec 28, Away, at Clover Hill (Holiday Hoops Tourney), v. Clover Hill, Varsity boys only, 7:15p
Sat, Dec 29, Away, at Clover Hill (Holiday Hoops Tourney), v. Louisa, Varsity boys only, 4p
Games for January and beyond will be posted soon . . .