Prayer Guide: January 30-February 17, 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 January 31, February 7 and 14.

January 31 – God is Pure

Scripture:  Psalm 19:9; James 3:17; I John 3:2-3

To pray for our own children:  Create in ________ a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within him/her.

From Psalm 51:10

February 7 – God is Patient

Scripture:  Galatians 5:22-23; I Timothy 1:16; 2 Peter 3:9

To pray for our own children:  May ________ be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

From Romans 12:12

February 14 – God is the Miracle Worker  

Scripture:  I Chronicles 16:8-12; Psalm 77:11-14; Jeremiah 32:30

To pray for our own children:  May ________ meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds.

From Psalm 77:11-12

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 New Upper School Principal, Rachel Reno – Pray for Ms. Reno as she starts her new position at ICS. Pray for her adjustments to a new community and job and for her to get to know her staff and students quickly.

Admissions – Pray for good attendance at these next two events: Just Around the Corner program on February 10 and First Look Friday on February 17.  Please continue to pray that God will bring the families of his choice to ICS next year.

New Students – Please pray for several new students who have started at ICS recently.  Pray for their transition to ICS and to their new classrooms.

Pasta Palooza – Pray especially for Kay Hoffman, our PTF coordinator and her team as they plan our Spaghetti dinner on February 24.

End of 2nd Quarter – Pray for students taking tests and exams, as well as reciting 1st and 2nd Quarter Scripture verses.

Please pray for teachers as they finalize grades and prepare report cards.

Budget Preparation – Please pray for our school board members and the administration as they continue with the process of planning and setting tuition for next year.  May the LORD guide their decisions with wisdom and discernment. The school board members are: Brad Beall, Chris Bender, David Drum, Chris Gleason, Huber Parsons, John Rutherford, William Sprance, J.D. Taliaferro, and Scott Thompson.

CIA Projects – Pray for each class as they continue their ongoing projects in the community and with our partner public schools.  Please pray that students would develop true hearts for service through our Character in Action ministries.

Basketball Season – Pray for the upcoming tournaments which begin February 22. May the students practice good sportsmanship as they finish out their season.  Please continue to pray for the basketball 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 for the following ICS Staff members:

For Diane Carnahan – Executive Assistant; Mandy Croushore – Finance Director; Becky Klapmust – Finance Assistant

  • Many plans are being made for the next school year.  Please pray for us as we balance our responsibilities for this year and oversee the scheduling of the calendar, re-enrollment procedures and new personnel programs for next year at the same time.
  • Praise that the budget decisions are made for next year and that new tuition amounts have been established   by the school board.
  • Please pray for us in general as we continue to balance our own work and family schedules.

Featured Classes for Prayer:  KA, 8A and Upper School Math classes

Kindergarten A – Danielle Gleason –Teacher; Jackie Kim –TA

Character Traits: Respect and Kindness

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

Projects/Skills:  Pray for us as we prepare for and work towards the 100th day of school. Pray that the students would continue to grow in their independent working and learning skills.

Prayer Requests:  Please pray for the continued growth and development of the children as we are almost halfway done with kindergarten! Please pray for health in our classroom and for blessings of health and energy for both Mrs. Gleason and Mrs. Kim.

Eighth Grade A – Tammy Shondelmyer – Teacher

Character Traits:  Respect and Responsibility

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:  Currently working on a major Research Project pertaining to WWII; Mid-Terms in Math and Language Arts are Tuesday, January 31st – Thursday, February 2nd.

Prayer Requests:  That there would be a sensitivity in these students’ hearts—geared toward one another and especially toward ALL things that would please their heavenly Father.  There is also some concern on the part of a few of our students as to where they will be going to high school.  I know many of their parent’s would appreciate prayers for wisdom as they make this important decision.

Pray for the Upper School Math teachers, Mrs. Nancy Ferrell & Mrs. Esther Hyun and their classes:

Character Traits:  Perseverance and discipline

Prayer Requests:  Please pray that our students would end this quarter well . . . . strong in self-discipline, in work ethic,

in perseverance, in understanding and in the knowledge that God has gifted each student with abilities to use as they advance in mathematics.  Pray for them to prepare thoroughly for mid-term exams.

Please be praying for these KA and 8A students:

Emily A. Hawwii A.
Avery A. Mya C.
Eliana B. Brandon C.
Rory B. Ben C.
Alex C. Alex D.
James D. Jeremy E.
Savannah* J. Lars G.
Karsten L. Jo H.
Vivien M. Michelle I.
Jonathan P. Maria M.
Junis S. Kidus M.
Luke V. Samantha M.
Anne Carter W. Matthew P.
Bryce W. Joshua P.
Isabella R.
Nina S.
Victoria S.
McKenna S.
Elizabeth T.