Prayer Guide: February 20 – March 10, 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 February 21, February 28 and March 6.

February 21 – God is Mighty

Scripture:  Psalm 62:7-8; Psalm 147:5; Jeremiah 32:19

To pray for our own children:  You, O Lord, are with ________, You are mighty to save. Take great delight in ________,

quiet ________ with Your love, rejoice over ________ with singing.       From Zephaniah 3:17

February 28 – God is Merciful

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 4:31; Daniel 9:9; I Peter 1:3-5

To pray for our own children:  May ________ be merciful, just as his/her Father is merciful.    From Luke 6:36

 March 6 – God is the Master Planner  

Scripture:  Isaiah 25:1; Isaiah 46:10-11; Jeremiah 29:11

To pray for our own children:  Show ________ Your ways, O Lord, teach ________ Your paths, guide him/her in Your truth and teach ________, for You are ________’s God and Savior.  May ________’s hope be in You all day long.

From Psalm 25:4-5

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 May 5, ICS FIESTA – Please pray for the FIESTA committee as they finalize details for “FIESTA 2017”.  Pray that many people would join us at this special event. We look forward to a wonderful evening of fellowship. May God bless this effort so that essential funds for the school would be raised.  Please pray for the speakers at our FIESTA as they strive to effectively convey our message to all in attendance.

Admissions – Pray for good attendance at this next event: First Look Friday on March 3.  Please continue to pray that God will bring the families of His choice to ICS next year.

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 – The season is almost over. May the student players practice good sportsmanship as they finish out their season.  We thank God for our outstanding basketball coaches:

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

Featured Classes for Prayer:  1A, 7A and Lower School Science classes

First Grade A – Mrs. Jerylen Daniels – Teacher, Mrs. Julie Pannell -TA

Character Traits: Attentiveness and Responsibility

Class Verse: Blessed is the man…he is like a tree planted by streams of water (Ps. 1:1-3) We are the Mighty Oaks! (our class name)

Projects/Skills: We are currently learning and writing about polar bears.

Prayer Requests: In 1A we are practicing seeing every problem as an opportunity to learn and grow. It can be hard when we are frustrated, angry, or feeling unable. Please pray that we will continue to train ourselves to see how God wants us to learn from and grow through every problem. We often say in 1A: God gives us the strength to do what is hard.

Seventh Grade A – Mrs. Angela Fortier – Language Arts Teacher

Character Traits: Responsibility for schoolwork and actions.  Kindness in words and deeds.  Focus on tasks at hand while learning to manage time effectively.

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 short stories and sentence diagramming!  We have just finished our persuasive research papers and are working on diagramming sentences, learning new vocabulary, writing analytical journals and analyzing short stories.

Prayer Requests:

  • For safe trips and servants’ hearts for our continued CIA Trips to Annandale Terrace Elementary School
  • To help students remain focused and use their time wisely throughout each day
  • That each student is able to make good friends who will positively influence them throughout the remainder of the school year
  • Students participating in ICS athletics, for safety and team cooperation
  • Wisdom and discernment for 7th grade teachers to know how to connect with, understand and support all of the 7th grade students.

 Please pray for the following ICS Staff members:

Cindy Houttekier and Andrea Van Horn, Nurses

Pray for safety for our students, and wisdom and discernment for us as we assess students in the clinic. Please pray for protection from flu in the school during the winter flu season, and wisdom to balance work/home life.

Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Supervisor

Pray for continued wisdom in helping the students to use self-control in the lunchroom & show grace to one another.

Pray for needed additional parent volunteers for the remainder of the school year.

Julie Neville, Recess Supervisor

Please pray for parent helpers to join in the recess fun during the 1st-4th grade recess time, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..

Pray for health and safety for all of the students during outside recess time.

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

1A 7A
Julianna A. Eaden A.
Hope A. Garrett B.
Emmanuel A. Brooke B.
Maliyah B. Megan C.
Kiley C. Luca G.
Estella C. Blen H.
Owen C. Steffen J.
Zoya E. Julia K.
Liya F. Devin M.
Na’im F. Nathan M.
Faith F. Faith N.
Daniel G. Kyubin O.
Chloe L. Sarah S.
Carolina L. Demetri V.
Mya M. Eyob W.
Virginia M. Meron Z.
Sarah R.
Shepherd S.
Karisa S.
Nolawe S.
Davide S.
Nolan S.