Prayer Guide: October 3 – 21, 2016

Our 2016-17 Bonus Verse:

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  Hebrews 4:15-16

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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!

Topics and Scriptures which our Parents in Prayer group will focus on for October 4, 11 & 18.

October 4 — God is Truth

Scripture:   Psalm 119:160

To pray for our own children:  Sanctify ________ by the truth; Your word is truth.      From John 17:17

October 11 — God is Trustworthy

Scripture:  II Samuel 7:28; Psalm 19:7; Psalm 117:7-8

To pray for our own children:  May ________trust in the LORD with all his/her heart and lean not on his/her own understanding.     From Proverbs 3:5

October 18 — God is our Teacher

Scripture:  Job 36:22; Psalm 32:8; Isaiah 48:17

To pray for our own children:  Show ________ Your ways, O LORD, teach him/her Your paths; guide ________ in Your truth and teach him/her, for You are God and his/her Savior, and ________’s hope is in You all day long.    From Psalm 25:4-5

Annual Student Testing – October 3-7 – Fall testing is new this year! It is replacing our annual spring testing. Please pray for students in grades K-8 as they participate in this testing, for good rest each night and a prompt arrival at school each day.

Fall Sports are well underway!  Please pray for our 3 soccer teams, JV boys & Varsity 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 these teams!

First Look Fridays — Pray that our tour guides will represent ICS well to the prospective parents who are visiting.  Prior to Christmas break, we will have 3 First Look Fridays – October 7 and 28, and December 2.

Serve-A-Thon 2016– Please pray for the exciting opportunities our students and teachers will have to put their faith into action as they serve others in the community as well as raise money for essential funds for ICS and our international sister schools.

  • Week 1 — October 10-14
    • Kindergarteners, 3rd and 4th graders: working at Hidden Pond Park, Nottoway Park and our ICS
  • Week 2 — October 17-21
    • 2nd graders: encouraging IBC & ICS staff, plus cleaning Deerlick Park. 1st graders: cleaning desks in classrooms and praying for the students in those grades.
    • 5th graders: supporting 4 local fire stations and serving pizza lunch.
    • 6th and 8th graders: serving at Garfield Elementary in D.C. to pack school supplies, play and read with the students there.
  • Week 3 – October 24-28
    • Last week for fundraising. Please pray for 100% participation and for each class to meet their Serve-A-Thon fundraising goals.

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 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.

Featured Classes for Prayer:  KB and 8B

Kindergarten B – Mrs. Marianne Booth, Teacher; Mrs. Sandy Duncan, TA

Character Traits: Obedience and Responsibility

Class Verse:  “Be kind to one another”.   Ephesians 4:32

Projects/Skills: Practicing obedience, responsibility, friendship, kindness and routines, as these skills are foundational to following Jesus.  Developing phonetic awareness through reading and writing and understanding numbers and the five senses.

Prayer Requests:  Please pray for the development of obedience and responsibility through classroom routines. Pray for the kindergarteners and fall testing. Please pray that they would not be anxious, that teachers would help them by providing a safe environment for the assessment of skills. Please pray for the hearts of our students as we prepare to serve our school for Serve-A-Thon.

8B – Mrs. Katie Deering, Teacher

Character Traits:  Respect and Responsibility

Class Verse: II Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Projects/Skills: Post Civil-War Reconstruction in American History and reading/discussing The Reason for God by Timothy Keller in Bible

Prayer Requests:  Pray for beneficial Wilderness discussions and reflection when 8B students return; for the students to have compassion and patience with each other.

Please be praying for these KB and 8B students:

Ios B. Charlie A.
Trey C. Pearl A.
Rylyn D. Maya B.
Sherif E. Anna B.
Amelia G. Jen B.
Cora L. Brian C.
Monét M. Noah C.
Valentina M. Jackson d.
Jack M. Leah E.
Seth R. Nathan E.
David S. Abigail G.
Jackson W. Roya H.
Dexter W. Alicia I.
William W. Josh J.
Carissa W. William K.
Madison W. Daniel L.
Leeza Y. Wesley P.
Hugh Z. Bella P.
Joseph R.
Tyler R.
Carlie S.
Christina W.