Letter From the Principal
A new year is always a great time to think back over the past year and look at ways to move forward for Jesus Christ in the future. As I reflect back over the 2013 year I am amazed at how God has moved in the lives and hearts of His servants and to see all that has been accomplished for Jesus Christ. This year seems to have flown by and has been filled with excitement.
God’s blessings have been evident at Elmwood and upon the lives of all of the families that have a part in Elmwood and its various ministries. As we continue to look to the Lord Jesus Christ for all our needs, we believe that 2014 will be a great year. I want to say “Thank-You” to every parent, family member and friend at Elmwood. God is using you in miraculous ways. We are proud to serve along side of you and train up your children for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am reminded of the statement made by Joshua to the nation of Israel near the end of Joshua’s life. As the aging leader of the great nation of Israel stands in front of the entire nation of Israel he states, “and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof” (Joshua 23:14). I stand assured today that my God will never fail. What God has promised in His Word will come to pass! As God’s children, we have so many precious promises found in the Word of God. God has promised that He “shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians
In This Issue •
Letter from the Principal
One CAll Updates
Regional Student Convention, March 17st-21st
The Value of Friendship
Monthly Scripture Memory Selections
Honor Roll Field Trip
The Lord Is at Hand
Spirit Wear, the Perfect Christmas Presents
Is There Not A Cause?
King Soopers Cards
1st-4th Grade Field Trip: National Western Stock Show
January Lunch Menu
4:19). He has also promised that “all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matthew 21:22). With promises such as these and so many more, why do we, as God’s children, have to be afraid or worry? There is no reason. As we move forward for Jesus Christ and serve Him faithfully, He will bless richly. We may not know what will happen this new year, but we can rest assured that the one, true God of Heaven is in control. I encourage you to look to Him for all of your needs. Make a commitment to be faithful to our Lord and Savior as He has been faithful to us. It is but our reasonable service, May God bless you richly and abundantly as you serve Him this new year! May you know God’s love and joy this holiday season. God bless you and Happy New Year! Pastor Joshua C Lehman Principal/Administrator
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March 17â€“21, 2014
This year EBA has 22 students plus sponsors and guests heading down to Socorro, NM for the annual A.C.E. Regional Student Convention. Please pray for us as we look forward to this exciting week of competition. Our desire is to glorify God is all we do!
Deadlines January 10, 2014 - School Preregistration Online February 14, 2014 - Participant Registration Information and Early Entries Look below for student projects!
Graphic Design by Trent Reynolds
Pictures by Andrew McWilliams
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The Value of Friendship and a Church Family 3 Reasons You Need Good Friends
As travelers through life, God never intended that we make our journey alone. There are simply too many obstacles and challenges to navigate without the help and assistance of others. Plus, life is simply too grand not to have someone to share the joy and wonder of it all with!
There, we are told something simple but very profound: two are better than one. The reason given is that we gain something together that cannot be had alone. Three reasons two are better than one are specifically mentioned:
1. When One Falls down There Is Someone Fellowship with others is one of the great to Lift Him Up blessings of life, and to have a friend is not just More often than we like to admit, we do fall a good idea, it is really God’s idea for us. God Himself is called the Friend of sinners. That’s down in life. There are times when we fail, we get who we are—imperfect people in need of both a discouraged, and we mess up. What a blessing it is when a good and godly friend is there to Saviour and a friend. lift us up, dust us off, and encourage us with God’s desire to supportive words. The truth is many people don’t be our friend is so have friends like that, and they are poorer for it. “...and there is a friend strong that He was 2. When One Is Vulnerable Another Is There that sticketh closer willing to die on the to Make Him Stronger cross for us to make than a brother.” provision for the A real concern in the ancient world was the forgiveness of our threat of cold and the peril of traveling alone. sins and to restore During extremely cold weather, body heat could a lost fellowship with Him that our sins created. often make the difference between life and death. The simple gospel story is that God became a The principle and application though have perfect man and died on the cross to pay the to do with vulnerability. Alone, we are in a penalty for our sins and stands as the substitute for those who receive His provision by faith. By more precarious condition without the help and trusting Jesus Christ as Saviour, we are saved support of another. Vulnerability comes when we are weak and tired, alone without accountability, and gain an abiding friend in Jesus. and tempted by things that hold the potential to The Lord knows there is value in earthly hurt us. But, a friend who stands with us can friendship, as well as fellowship. One place in help us when we are weak, can provide the the Bible where God tells us why having accountability and counsel we need to a good friend is important make better decisions, and is there is in Ecclesiastes. to help us stand against the continued on the next page
threatening things of life. 3. Two People Have the Ability to Protect Each Other Against the Dangers of Life Better Than a Person Does Alone
A real friend isn’t just a companion but someone who helps us become a better person.
good church, you will find the kind of friends that will be there for you as you navigate the blessings and difficulties of life; someone to stand beside you in good times and bad, during both your triumphs and your trials—people who will tell you the things you need to hear, not just the things you might want
When in a battle, it is a blessing to know someone has our back. The same is true when we navigate the battles of life. Having someone to hear. who is there, who will stand with us, fight for A real friend isn’t just a companion but us, and be there for us in our time of need is a someone who helps us become a better person. blessing beyond measure. That is the kind of friend Jesus Christ wants to be These are just a few of the biblical reasons for for us, and the kind of friend He intends for us to the value in friendship and why I believe it is so be to one another. important to be a part of a church family. In a
Scripture Memory Selections for the Month of January
Psalm 119:10, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
1st Grade Proverbs 3:5-6 and Romans 10:9
2nd Grade Psalm 24
3rd Grade Hebrews 11:23-26
4th Grade TBA
Middle Learning Center Genesis 1:1-26, 31
Junior and Senior Learning Centers Genesis 1:1-26, 31
Honor Roll Field Trip Copper Mtn Tubing Hill
January 23, 2014 - 5th-12th Grades Elmwood Baptist Academy students have the opportunity to go on a fun, allday field trip to Cooper Mtn Tubing Hill in Fraser, CO on January 23rd. These honor roll field trips are privileges not rights and must be earned each quarter. Requirements: 1. Earn “B,” “A,” or “Principal’s” Honor Roll. - Academic Balance (3 PACEs completed in each subject within the given quarter) - Maintain an overall “B” average or higher for all classroom subjects. - Memorize and quote the weekly and monthly scripture selections. 2. Pay the amount due for the field trip $20.00 plus food, or bring a sack lunch for food while you are there. 3. We will leave at 9:00am on the day of the field trip and will return by 2:45pm. 4. Parents are welcome to come. Cost is the same as the students.
Student RSC Graphic Design Projects
The Lord Is at Hand
God Is at Work in Your Life There are times in the Christian walk when the Lord seems far away. The dew of His conscious presence no longer saturates the contemplations of our heart. The clouds of unbelief hide the Son from us and we feel all alone. God, however, clearly tells us in His Word that He is ever present. Because He is at hand we know He is near. He is looking on. He could come at any moment and take us home with Him to Heaven. We also know that He could change our present circumstances if He willed. For them to remain means He has a purpose in our difficulties. There is a greater good to be realized beyond our immediate deliverance. Perhaps you are expending much energy grappling with why you are facing something today. Know that the Lord is at hand. His hand is not shortened that it cannot save and His ear is not heavy that it cannot hear. Accept where you are and trust God to guide you from here. Let patience have her perfect work. He is near when He seems so far, Our blessed Saviour knows where you are. With nail-pierced hands to hold and to guide, The tempted and touched will stand by your side.
Character Counts! I’m almost finished with it, and I’d be glad to help, Mr. Friendson.
Ace, I know you are trying to finish that PACE, but I could use your help.
One of the younger students is having difficulty with his Scripture memory.
The above character strip illustrating the character trait “available” comes from brand new 4th Edition Math PACE 1084. The A.C.E. definition of available—one of sixty character traits of Christ used in the curriculum— means scheduling my priorities to fit the desires of others. Ace is close to finishing his PACE work when Mr. Friendson asks him for his help. Mr. Friendson would like Ace to assist a younger student in memorizing his Scripture memory verses. Even though Ace is not quite finished with his work, he cheerfully helps the younger student. Ace put helping Mr. Friendson as his first priority. By rescheduling his work and putting Mr. Friendson’s desire above his own, Ace clearly demonstrates the character trait “available.”
them as one having authority and not as the religious leaders. When He came down from the mountain where He had preached, great multitudes followed him (Matthew 8:1). They made themselves available to listen to, to follow, and to do whatever He commanded.
Matthew the tax collector was at his place of business one day when Jesus came by and simply said, Follow me. (Matthew 9:9) Matthew evidently recognized Him as the promised Messiah and realized that there was nothing he was doing that was more important than being available to be used by Jesus. Immediately he arose and followed Him.
Abraham sent his servant to the country of his younger life. He told his servant to get a wife for his son Isaac (this procedure was normal in those days). The servant prayed and asked God to lead him to the right one God had chosen. When he arrived, God prospered his way and led him to Rebekah and her house. The servant talked with the father and asked Rebekah if she would go and be the bride of Isaac. She immediately made herself available and followed the man back to where Isaac lived. They became man and wife (Genesis 24:61).
God used Moses to deliver the Jewish people out of bondage in Egypt. As they approached the land that God had promised to give them, Moses sent out 12 men to spy out the land and bring back a report. Ten of the men reported that it was impossible for them to overtake the land, but Joshua and Caleb made themselves available to be used of God, for they wholly followed the Lord (Numbers 32:12). Today God wants men like Joshua and Caleb to be available.
Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee and saw Peter and Andrew, his brother, fishing. Jesus simply said, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19) They must have perceived that this was the longawaited Messiah, and immediately they left their nets and made themselves available to follow Him and became fishers of men. Jesus gave one of the greatest messages ever preached in Matthew 5, 6, and 7. When He was finished, the people were astonished at His doctrine as Jesus taught
As Ace, Matthew, the disciples, the multitude, Joshua and Caleb, and Rebekah all made themselves available to do God’s will, so may God help each one of us to be available to do whatever He asks us to do, to schedule our priorities to fit the desires of the Lord and of our authorities.
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2013-2014 School Calendar November 12: Picture Retakes November 26: Elementary Thanksgiving Program (1st-4th grades) November 27-28: Thanksgiving Break – No School December 19: End of 2nd Quarter December 19: Christmas Party – Full Day of School – No Lunch December 23-January 2: Christmas Break – No School January 6: School Resumes January 22: National Western Stock Show (1st-4th grades) January 23: National Western Stock Show (5th-12th grades) February 13: Valentine’s Day Parties February 17: No School - Presidents Day March 13: End of 3rd Quarter March 17-21: Frontier Regional Student Convention March 17-21: Spring Vacation – No School March 24: School Resumes; Start of 4th Quarter March 28: Parent Teacher Conferences (1st through 12th grades) March 31-April 3: SAT Testing April 2: K-5 Smilestones – Graduation Pictures April 20: Easter April 21: Easter Holiday – No School
May 13: Spring Program 5th-12th Grades – 7:00 PM; MLC, JLC, & SLC Awards Night May 17: High School Graduation May 19: K4-K5 Graduation 7:00PM May 20: Elementary Concert and Academy Awards 1st through 4th grades – 7:00 PM May 22: Last Day of School – Half-Day (no AfterCare provided) May 24-30: International Student Convention
Let’s Go Eagles
Elmwood’s basketball season is underway. Come out and support our Eagles and Lady Eagles.
We want to let you know of a great opportunity for you to help Elmwood Baptist Academy. Kroger/King Soopers has partnered with EBA in a great money raising opportunity at no cost to you. Simply purchase a pre-loaded $50.00 gift card from Elmwood for $50.00 and shop as you normally would. Keep this card and continue using it every time you shop for groceries or fuel. Every time you load additional money on the card, Elmwood received 5%. For example, the day you purchase your card Elmwood received $2.50 (5% of $50.00). When you go to store and buy $XXX.00 in groceries, ask the clerk to add what amount you desire to the card before they start to ring up your order. Then, simply pay with the gift card. The next time you shop, simply follow this same pattern. You may add as much money as you want to the card at any time. Thank you for supporting Elmwood Baptist Church and Academy.
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Upcoming Field Trip January 22:
January Lunch Menu January Lunch Menu 2014 2014
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