Prayer Guide: October 26 – November 13, 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, in B201.
You are welcome to drop in when you can, especially when your child’s class is being featured. Contact Mary Sue Smith in Reception for more information.

Topics and Scriptures which our Parents in Prayer group will focus on for October 27, November 3 & 10.

October 27 God is Everlasting
Psalm 90:2; Psalm 145:13; Isaiah 40:28
To pray for our own children: Search ________, O God, and know his/her heart; test ________ and know his/her anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in ________, and lead him/her in the way everlasting. From Psalm 139:23-24

November 3God is Faithful
Psalm 33:4; Psalm 145:13; Lamentations 2:22-24
To pray for our own children: Let ________ know that no temptation has seized him/her except what is common to man. And you, God, are faithful; You will not let ________ be tempted beyond what he/she can bear. But when ________ is tempted, You will also provide a way out so that________ can stand up under it.   From I Corinthians 10:13

November 10God is our Father
I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 6:18; I John 3:1
To pray for our own children: May ________ not despise Your discipline and not resent Your rebuke, because You discipline those You love, as a father the son he delights in. From Prov. 3:11-12

Parent Teacher Conferences – Please pray for all of the teachers as they prepare for conferences, November 4-6.   Pray for the parents and teachers as they meet together, for wisdom, discernment and grace as each student’s progress is reviewed.   Praise to God for bringing us through our first quarter of the school year and for His many blessings to us as a school.   He is faithful to us in so many ways!

Basketball season starting up – Basketball tryouts will begin in mid-November, for Boys and Girls Varsity and JV teams. Please pray for the students as they try out, and for the coaches as they choose teams and begin the new season.

First-Look Fridays – We have one more Open House prior to Christmas on November 13. Pray that our tour guides will represent ICS well to the prospective parents who are visiting, and that God will draw the families whom He desires to be at ICS next year.

AXIS Worldview Conference – Please pray for all of the logistics involved in hosting the AXIS Worldview Conference on  November 12 & 13 for students, teachers and parents.  Pray that our school community will be impacted by the message to strengthen our faith in the modern world.  Pray for all of the details being coordinated from lodging, audiovisual needs, schedule changes, childcare, etc., and for good participation for the evening parent seminar.

Blue Ribbon Award – Praise the Lord for recognition of ICS by the US Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School.  We have worked hard for several years to complete the application and evaluation process.  We are especially thankful to Marty Crabtree who has been the primary staff member to process the paperwork.

Serve-A-Thon 2015  Praise to God that all of our eight service projects were successfully completed during the past 3 weeks!

  • Please pray for the fundraising efforts of Serve-A-Thon – that ICS would meet its goal of $100,000.
  • Pray that the hearts of our students would be changed because of the work they did.
  • Please continue to pray for our Character-In-Action service projects as they continue throughout the year.

Please pray especially for:

Advancement Team – Pray for the Advancement Team as they oversee our communication with the public, welcome new families and promote fundraising.  Serve-A-Thon, open houses, a big fundraising event in the spring, alumni relations, and all of our promotional efforts are planned and carried out by the Advancement team.

Laura Tweed, Director of Advancement
Jennifer Baxter, Communications Manager
Jenny Britton, Communications Manager
Allison Masson, Event Coordinator
Sarah Pinkley, Alumni Coordinator
Lauren Umble, Enrollment Manager

Featured Classes for Prayer: 1A and 7A

1A – Miss Kristen Ries–Teacher; Mrs. Julie Pannell – TA

Character Traits:  Attentiveness and Responsibility
Class Verse:
“Turn away from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it.”  Psalm 34:14
Language Arts: short vowels, reading and following directions, writing complete sentences.  Math:  addition and subtraction.  Social Studies: communities, being good citizens.  Science: 5 senses, weather.  We will be learning all about Pumpkins and going on a field trip on Thursday, October 29th to Nall’s Produce.    Then we will begin studying The First Thanksgiving in preparation for our First Grade Feast.
Prayer Requests:  Our classmate, Jordan Banks, has had several surgeries on her legs to correct club feet.  She has had 2 surgeries this school year already.  Please pray for her complete healing and that the surgery will be effective.  Our classmate, Riley Swanson’s, dad is preparing for deployment in January.  Please pray for all 1A students to be attentive, productive students and learn to handle conflicts peacefully.

7A – Mrs. Angela Fortier – Language Arts Teacher

Character Traits: Responsibility for schoolwork/actions, kindness in words and deeds.
Class Verse: Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Projects/Skills: Excitement for literature and learning!  We are working hard on memoirs and analytical journals in writing, usage in grammar and completing our literary analysis of The Giver.
Prayer Requests:

  • Good weather and a safe trip for Williamsburg/Jamestown field trip on November 3rd.
  • Help balancing time and using it wisely throughout the day.
  • That each student feels welcomed and is able to make good friends who will positively influence them throughout the year.
  • Teachers and students involved in the Christmas program.
  • Wisdom and discernment for 7th grade teachers to know how to connect with, understand and support all of their students.

Please be praying for these 1A and 7A students:

1A 7A
Jordan B. Hawwii A.
Grace B. Anna B.
Ella B. Mya C.
Kambri C. Joshua C.
Jaelyn C. Brian C.
Nardeen E. Noah C.
Caleb F. Alexander D.
Brason H. Jackson d.
Nicklaus H. Jeremy E.
Amelia L. Nathan E.
Luke N. Abigail G.
Luke O. Laura G.
Sophia O. Lars G.
Tristan O. Michelle I.
Nathan P. William K.
Kevin P. Maria M.
Shepherd S. Samantha M.
Elijah S. Joshua P.
Riley S. Matthew P.
Emma W. Isabella P.
Ana W. Isabella R.
Elaina W. Victoria S.
Iris Y. McKenna S.
Elizabeth T.