Prayer Guide: December 5, 2016 – January 6, 2017

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 December 6, 13 and January 6.

December 6 – Jesus is our Savior

Scripture:  II Samuel 22:3; Psalm 68:19; I John 4:14

To pray for our own children:  May ________ grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

From II Peter 3:18

December 13 – God is our Rock

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:2; Matthew 7:24-25

To pray for our own children:  Lord, You promise to keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because he/she trusts in You.  I pray that ________ would trust in You forever, for You are the Rock eternal.

From Isaiah 26:3-4

January 6 – God is Righteous

Scripture:  Psalm 71:14-19; Psalm 116:5; Psalm 129:4

To pray for our own children:  May ________ put off his/her old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, and be made new in the attitude of his/her mind; and put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.   From Ephesians 4:22-24

All-School Christmas Program – Please pray for the preparations and details for the All School Christmas program, on Friday, December 16.  Pray for all the students and teachers involved in rehearsals, that there would be joy and enthusiasm as they prepare!  Please pray for Cindy Wade and Angela Fortier as they direct the program.

Grandparents’ Day is Friday, December 16 – This is a very special day for our ICS families with grandparents coming for the Christmas program and classroom visits.  Please pray for this event, that we would make our guests feel welcome, and that they would gain a sense of our vision for ministry here at ICS.

Christmas Celebrations/Vacation time for families – May our Lord Jesus Christ be the center of our celebrations as we focus on His birth this Christmas season.  Our Savior has come and we rejoice in all that He has done for us.  May our family times be especially blessed by the LORD!

Budget Preparation – Please pray for our school board members and the administration as they continue with the process of planning for next year.  May the LORD guide their decisions with wisdom and discernment.

Basketball Season – Please pray for the four basketball teams as they begin practicing for the new season.  Pray for the coaches:

  • Varsity Girls –Sarah Pinkley
  • Varsity Boys –David Mucciaro & Scott Adams
  • JV Boys – Alex Vocature & Sam Kleintop
  • JV Girls – Vanessa Simms & Mark Jordan

Please pray especially for:

Erin Smith, Upper School Principal

  • Transition time with our new Upper School Principal, Rachel Reno.
  • Erin’s wedding on 12/30/16 and beginning married life!
  • Provision of long-term substitutes needed in the Upper School (Spanish and 8th Grade Language Arts).

Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal

  • Her mother’s cancer treatment – Eleane will be accompanying her to the oncologist Tuesday, Dec. 6 to discuss her treatment plan. Please pray for the logistics of getting her mom to the many appointments and treatments.
  • Pray for Grandparents’ Day – May the day bring glory to our Lord Jesus!

Featured Classes for Prayer:  3B and 5B

Third Grade B – Mrs. Ronda Wallis –Teacher; Mrs. Ingrid Gleason –TA

Character Traits: Perseverance and Self-Discipline

Class Verse:  “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  Phil. 4:13

Projects:  Christmas presents for parents, Christmas crafts, and Christmas program with Mrs. Wade on Dec. 16.

Skills:  Learning multiplication facts.  Pray for perseverance and enjoyment of the process as they learn the facts.

Prayer Requests: Pray for the families as they celebrate Christmas and for the true meaning of Jesus’ birth to remain at the forefront of the season.  Pray for safe travel for those who will be traveling. Pray for Mrs. Wade as she prepares our students for the Christmas program. Lastly, pray for all of us as we come back from the Christmas break…that we will be rested and ready to learn!

Fifth Grade B – Miss Sarah Caley –Teacher; Mrs. Sarah Layman-TA

Character Traits:  Diligence and Integrity

Class Verse:  “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15

Projects/Skills:  We are working on putting together our Egyptian Museum for December 6.  We have been working hard on learning all aspects of the research process.  Behaviorally, we are working on listening attentively and obeying right away.  This is something we can all be improving upon.

Prayer Requests: Prayers for patience for both the students and the teachers would be appreciated.  Prayers for wisdom in dealing with all situations that arise in the classroom would also be helpful.

Please pray for these students in 3B and 5B:

3B 5B
Amari A. Joe A.
Jonathan A. Samuel A.
Madelyn A. Kayla C.
Brayden B. Nathan C.
Reagan B. Laurel D.
Camila C. Matthew H.
Erik C. Emily H.
Samuel C. Edgar J.
Carmen C. Yonas K.
Jake D. Christian K.
Kyle H. Hannah L.
Marcella J. Julianna N.
Daniel K. Kylynn R.
Chris S. Juan R.
Reagan S. Alexia V.
Caleb S. Haroun W.
Kailey S. Jack W.
Riley S.
Leona T.