Prayer Guide: October 5 – 23, 2015

Our 2015-16 Bonus Verse:

“Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who stall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.”   Psalm 24:3-4
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Parents in Prayer – Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. after morning drop-off.
You are invited to join other parents every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. to pray for our students, our teachers and staff.  This is a vital ministry that benefits all of us at ICS.  Parents meet in B201, at the end of the 8th grade hallway.  Your child’s class and teachers will be prayed for specifically during the year.  Contact Mary Sue Smith in Reception for more information.  You are welcome to drop in when you can and especially when your child’s class is being featured!  Our ICS Prayer Guide is sent to every family via email, approximately every three weeks during the school year.  Please take advantage of this Prayer Guide and pray for the needs that are outlined there, even if you cannot come to Parents in Prayer each week.

Topics and Scriptures which our Parents in Prayer group will focus on for October 6, 13 & 20.

October 6God is our Counselor
 Psalm 119:25; John 14:16-17; John 14:25-26
To pray for our own children:
May _______ say with confidence: I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
From Psalm 16:7-8

October 13God is our Defender
Deuteronomy 10:17-18; Psalm 68:5; Psalm 72:4
To pray for our own children:
Awake and rise to ________’s defense! Contend for ________, my God and Lord.
From Psalm 35:23

October 20Jesus is Emmanuel
Genesis 28:14-15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 28:19-20
To pray for our own children:
May ________ not be afraid because You are with him/her. May ________ not be dismayed, for You are his/her God. Strengthen ________. Help him/her. Uphold him/her with Your victorious right hand.
From Isaiah 41:10

Fall Sports are well underway!
Please pray for our soccer teams, JV & Varsity, both boys and girls, as well as our co-ed JV & Varsity Cross Country teams, that they would learn excellent sportsmanship and enjoy the fun of being on a team with fellow students. Thank God for the fine coaches we have for each of these teams!

First-Look Fridays — Tour Guide Training
Please pray for our current and new “Tour Guides” who will be coming to prepare for the new season of “First Look Fridays” Open Houses.   Pray for the Advancement Team as they prepare to train these tour guides. Pray that our tour guides will represent ICS well to the prospective parents who are visiting. Prior to Christmas break, we will have 2 First Look Fridays – October 23 and November 13.

Serve-A-Thon 2015 – Please pray for each of the grades as they prepare to go out and complete their service projects during the next three weeks – our season of Serve-A-Thon.

  • October 5-9, Grades K, 2 and 3 will be serving on our campus, Hidden Pond Park and Deerlick Park
  • October 13-16, Grades 5, 6 and 8 will be serving at local fire stations and parks, and Garfield Elementary School in D.C.
  • October 19-23, Grades 4 and 7 will serve planting flowers at a Fairfax County Park and Annandale Terrace Elementary School.
  • 1st grade classes will clean classrooms during all three weeks of Serve-A-Thon.
  • Please pray for the Serve-A-Thon fundraising efforts.

Please pray especially for the Maintenance and Security Staff:
Maintenance Staff:
  Tom Cowles, Brian Fisher, Stephen Treadwell, Luther Wellington, Miguel Torres
Security Staff:  Officer Jordan and Officer Ford, Rich Bates, Fred Nothdurft.

We are so thankful for these men who so faithfully support the ICS community in many ways behind the scenes, working diligently every day to keep us safe and keep the school building in excellent shape.  Pray for daily wisdom for them and their families.
Tom Cowles specifically asked for prayer for travel mercies over the next few weeks.  Pray also for good health for Mr. Cowles’ two daughter-in-laws and their babies due to arrive in the spring.

Featured Classes for Prayer: KA and 8A

Kindergarten A – Miss Danielle King, Teacher; Mrs. Jackie Kim, TA

Character Traits:  Kindness and Respect
Class Verse:  Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another.”
  We are studying the letter “O”, learning about the life cycle of apple trees, exploring the five senses that God gave us, and practicing number skills like counting, number formation, and patterns.
Prayer Requests:  Please pray for us as we continue to grow as a KA family and transition into a new year and new environment. Pray that the students would continue to develop their listening skills, display obedience to teachers as God calls us to obey, and to show God’s love and kindness to others.

8A – Mrs. Tammy Shondelmyer, Teacher

Character Traits:  Responsibility and Respect
Class Verse:  Philippians 2:3-4
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind, let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests but also for the interests of others.”
Projects/Skills:  Learning to write well!  This is an important 8th grade skill to take from ICS into future learning environments (high school, college, university).
Language Arts:  This involves all aspects of using good grammar, developing an expanded vocabulary, employing good paragraph construction, and reading good literature as a point of reference.  The 8th grade students have a number of writing assignments this year—each an opportunity to utilize all areas of Language Arts in a single project.
Prayer Requests

  • Please pray that our 8th graders would have hearts that embrace what it means to be a whole-hearted follower of Jesus, that they would recognize how much they are loved, and that their hearts would be tender and sensitive to other people around them.
  • Pray for the thoughts and conversations that are going to take place now that they have returned from their Wilderness Trip.  They will be given opportunities through class discussion and various writing assignments to process all they experienced on the Wilderness Trip and often the discussions are very insightful!

Please be praying for these KA and 8A students:

KA Students 8A Students
Caleb D. Joshua A.
Zoya E. Gabriella A.
Liya F. Britney B.
Jonah G. Meron H.
Brian G. Albert J.
Hannah H. James K.
Amber K. Won K.
Charles M. Cassy L.
Naomi M. Mousa M.
Sarah R. Joon Suh O.
Nolan S. Jezreel R.
Isabel T. Maija R.
Luke V. John S.
Ahadu Y. Lena S.
Renee S.
Enoch S.
Victoria T.
Dina T.
Adam W.