Immanuel Christian School Prayer Guide January 13, 2014 – January 31, 2014 ICS 2013-14 Bonus Verse: “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:10-11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The New Year of 2014 has begun – Please be praying for our teachers and students as we get back into full swing after our Christmas break, for energy and enthusiasm and focus. The end of the quarter will be here soon. Please pray for all of the students as they review and prepare for exams and verse recitations. God has been faithful in so many ways this year and we are very grateful for His provisions. Welcoming New Students – Please pray for our new students who started after Christmas break. We have two new students in 1B, one student in 2A, and one student in 4A. Pray for their adjustment, making new friends, and success in this transition. Parents in Prayer Weekly Meetings – We are so encouraged by the parents who faithfully pray for the needs of our school on Tuesday mornings. Please plan to join these parents who meet to pray each Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m., in B-201, in the 8th grade hallway upstairs. Praying for our students, teachers, staff and our school activities is a very important ministry, so that we can be effective in our mission to inspire godliness and purpose in these young lives. If you have a prayer request to submit for this group to pray for, please click here. Your request will be emailed to the parent in charge of the Parents in Prayer group, as well as to the ICS staff person who compiles the Prayer Guide. These are the topics and Scriptures our Parents in Prayer group will focus on in January:
January 14 – God is my Shepherd. Scriptures: Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:14-16; Revelation 7:17 Our own children: May You, the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, equip _________ with everything good for doing Your will, and may You work in ___________ what is pleasing to You. From Hebrews 13:20-21a
January 21– God is a Servant. Scriptures: Matthew 20:25-28; John 13:14-17; Philippians 2:5-8 Our own children: Pray this Scripture – May ______ use whatever gift he/she has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in various forms. From I Peter 4:10
January 28 – God is our Savior. Scriptures: II Samuel 22:3; Psalm 68:19; I John 4:14 Our own children: Pray this Scripture – May ______ grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. From 2 Peter 3:18
First Look Friday Open Houses – We are thankful for a good response to the First Look Fridays so far. Please pray that God will bring to our school the families that He desires to have here at ICS for next year, the school year of 2014-15. Pray especially about the expansion of our kindergarten program. Our next First Look Friday will be January 24. Budget Preparation -- Please pray for our school board members and the administration as they continue with the process of planning for next year. Pray that the Lord will guide their decisions with wisdom and discernment. Mrs. Patti Turk – Mrs. Turk is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. She has been at ICS as a TA for several years. Please pray for her stamina and for healing in the midst of this trial. Transition in 6A classroom soon – We are so thankful that Mrs. Kim Berglund has served as a long-term substitute teacher in 6A while Mrs. Rayburn has been out for family reasons. Please pray for Mrs. Berglund as she awaits the birth of her first child, due in March. Please pray for Mrs. Rayburn, as she comes back to teach for the 2nd half of the school year. We are delighted to have her back! Field Trips and Events: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday
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3A to Little River Glen Parents in Prayer Middle School Chapel Elementary Chapel
10:15a.m. 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 8:40 a.m.
No School – Martin Luther King Holiday Parents in Prayer 8:30 a.m. Middle School Exams Middle School Exams Middle School Exams Verse Recitation (1st try) for 2nd Qtr. - Grades 1-5 School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. nd Verse Recitation (retry) for 2 Qtr. – Grades 1-5 First Look Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m. Verse Recitation (retry) for 2nd Qtr. – Grades 1-5
3B to Little River Glen 10:15 a.m. Parents in Prayer 8:30 a.m. st Verse Recitation – 1 Qtr. – Grades 1 – 5 Verse Recitation for MS – 1st & 2nd Qtrs. 7A/7B Tavern Day Verse Recitation (retry) – 1st Qtr. – Grades 1 – 5 Verse Recitation (retry) MS – 1st & 2nd Qtrs. 4A/4B to GMU for play 9:45 p.m. No School – Teacher Work Day No School – Teacher In-Service
Monday, January 13 – Friday, January 31: Featured Classes for Prayer – 4A, Elementary Science, and Elementary Spanish
Fourth Grade A – Erin Smith-Teacher; Jan Yantz-TA Character Traits: Compassion and Responsibility Class Verse: Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Projects/Skills: Multiplication and Division of large numbers, paragraph writing, Biography Book Reports. Prayer Requests: New student, Lily, to adjust well to ICS and 4th grade, Field trip on January 29 to GMU for “Freedom Train”. Elementary Science – Mrs. Calla Nyboer, Teacher Character Traits: Honesty Class Verse: Psalms 139 Projects/Skills: Simple Machines, Astronomy, Food Webs & Chains, and Color & Light Prayer Requests: Pray please for the Science Fair as well as the STEM fundraiser coming up. Elementary Spanish – Mrs. Lorena McCurdy, Teacher Character Traits: Diligence and passion - to have a desire to learn languages and to use their knowledge of a second language to do their part in the great commission. Class Verse: John 3:16 (In Spanish) Projects/Skills: From 3rd through 5Th grade, the students attend only 30 minutes a week. The students learn vocabulary and pronunication for: colors, nature, the family, animals, professions, days of the week, months, numbers, seasons, body parts, the neighborhood, and school. The middle school follows “En Espanol” curriculum, which is used by Fairfax County schools for Spanish I. Prayer Requests: Please pray that the students will see the importance of learning Spanish; not just for academic reasons, but most of all as a tool to reach others for Christ.
Please pray for these students in 4A: 4A â€“ Miss Erin Smith, Teacher; Mrs. Jan Yantz, TA Lily B. Sam C. Megan C. Conner D. Blen H. Claire Marie H. Thomas H. Steffen J. Tamir M. Colin M. Melany M. Faith N. Emily R. James S. Aubrey S. Halle S. Ian S. Will W.