Volume 13, Issue 15 Virginia I. Terrell, Principal December 14, 2017
From God’s Word – God has every reason to turn His back on us. We sin constantly, and in every way possible. Yet, here we are, the recipients of God’s mercy and grace. Instead of allowing us to remain His enemy, His kindness toward us brought Jesus, through whom we are reconciled to God. The war waged by Satan was overcome by the Father’s willingness and mercy to send the way of salvation through Christ. That lowly birth in Bethlehem shows God’s friendliness on our behalf. He allowed Jesus to become like us so we could be like Him. When Christ appeared, He brought the Gospel: forgiveness of sin, life, and salvation. “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us.” Titus 3:4
Thank You So Much –The blankets are beautiful and wonderful. A total of 45 were received. What tremendous joy you have brought both to our Gloria Dei family and to those who are suffering. Thank you for warming both body and heart with what you have given. “I was sick and you visited Me.” Matthew 25
Can You Help? – We are still in need of drivers to take us to the British Home December 22. If you are able to help out, please contact Mrs. Blecha in the school office.
Children’s Service – This coming Wednesday, December 20, is our Advent Service, led by the children. Their tender voices and gentle words are powerful when singing the hymns of old and speaking Gospel joy. For the morning service, students will wear normal Chapel clothing. For the evening service, boys are to wear a dress shirt, tie, and dress pants. Girls may wear a dress or skirt and top. NO JEANS OR T-SHIRTS ALLOWED. For the evening service, children should be in their classrooms by 6:30. At the close of the service, you may meet your child in his/her classroom.
December 21 – Yes, a little seasonal fun is on the way! We’ve planned a couple of things for Thursday, December 21, we hope will be meaningful and fun for everyone. First of all, it is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Students are invited to wear a Christmas sweater that isn’t so very beautiful! We will have a competition for the ugliest sweater, and prizes will be given. (All themes and motifs must be compliant with our Christian learning environment.) Also, we will set aside our regular curriculum to provide opportunity for students to participate in playing board games. Students are encouraged to bring a game from home that can be played with others. Each game is to be labeled with the student’s name, and all game pieces should be placed together in a plastic bag or some sort of container. While this will be a relaxing and fun time, learning will take place in areas of social/emotional growth such as sharing, taking turns, playing by the rules, being a gracious winner, and learning how to lose.
December 22 – Because of our visit to the British Home, students are to wear uniforms to school. Upon returning from Christmas caroling, teachers will host a classroom party, followed by lunch provided by PTL. Dismissal is 1:00, and NO AFTER CARE will be provided.
Let Us Adore Him!
Christmas Worship Services
Christmas Eve – 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day – 9:30 a.m.
Looking Ahead –
December 20 – Advent Service
December 21 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day; Bring a Board Game
December 22 – Christmas Caroling at British Home (Wear Uniforms); Christmas Parties in Classroom; Christmas Lunch (Provided by PTL); 1:00 Dismissal; Christmas Vacation Begins
January 8 – Classes Resume