Prayer Guide: April 3 – 28, 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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Please note: As you utilize this Prayer Guide as a tool to pray for Immanuel Christian School, its students and teachers, keep in mind what a privilege it is to come before the LORD and his throne of grace.

Prayer is the easiest and hardest of all things; the simplest and the sublimest; the weakest and the most powerful; its results lie outside the range of human possibilities-they are limited only by the omnipotence of God. ~ E.M. Bounds
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End of 3rd Quarter – Pray for students to be successful with verse recitations, tests and other projects as 3rd Quarter draws to a close.

Elementary Choir – Please pray for Cindy Wade and the students as they prepare for their Spring musical on April 28.

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 fun and 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.

4th Quarter of the school year – The last quarter of this school year begins on Tuesday, April 18, when we return from Spring break.  Please pray for our students and teachers to be energized and focused to finish well.  May God empower us to do our very best for the Lord in this final quarter of the year.

Eighth Graders – Please pray for our 8th grade students and their parents as they make decisions about what high school to attend.  Pray for God’s gracious and clear leading in these students’ lives.

Admissions – Pray for good attendance at this next event: First Look Friday on April 28.  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.

Praise to God that 4th grade students have had several good Skype sessions with our sister school in Romania.

Spring Sports – Please pray for the Boys/Girls lacrosse and Boys/Girls softball teams and their coaches. The season will run through May 18.  Pray that the students learn well the lessons of excellent sportsmanship and representing Christ to the other school teams they will be playing throughout the spring season. Pray also for Travis Briggs, our Athletic Director, as he oversees all the details of the ICS Sports teams.

Boys Lacrosse- Scott Adams
Girls Lacrosse- Kendall Holbrook
Boys Softball- Mark Jordan and Jennifer Dameron
Girls Softball- Kate Alvarado and Kevin Cobb

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 April 4, April 18 and April 25:

April 4 – God is the King of Glory

Scripture:  Psalm 24:7-10; Luke 19:38; I Timothy 1:17

To pray for our own children:  May ________ tell of the glory of Your kingdom and speak of Your might, so that all may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.    From Psalm 145:11-12

(Tuesday, April 11 falls during our Easter break, so Parents in Prayer will not meet this Tuesday)

April  18– God is Just

Scripture:  Psalm 9:7-8; Romans 3:23-26; Revelation 15:3

To pray for our own children:  May ________ act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with You. From Micah 6:8b

April  25– God is Immutable (Never Changing)

Scripture:  Numbers 23:19-20; Psalm 102:25-27; Hebrews 6:17-18

To pray for our own children:  May ________ put his/her hope and trust in Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday and today and forever.   From Hebrews 13:8

Featured Classes for Prayer:  KC, 3A, 6A, Spanish and Music classes

KC – Teacher, Mrs. Melody Corrigan, Teacher; Mrs. Sharon Adams, TA

Character Traits: 9 Fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness,

Gentleness and Self-Control

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

Projects/Skills:  We are continually working on self-control as we mature and grow in our readiness for first grade. We work hard on using our words “Stop-talk-fix”, learning to communicate clearly in all situations and express our emotions in appropriate ways.

Prayer Requests:  Please pray we grow in our love for the Lord and our ability to share that joy and love with others.

3A – Mrs. Kelli Harris, Teacher; Mrs. Ingrid Gleason, TA

Character Traits:  Responsibility and Empathy

Class Verse:  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”. Psalm 119:105

Projects/Skills: We are finishing up our study of Native American tribes. We are also working toward memorization of our multiplication and division facts and mastering more complex multiplication and division problems.

Prayer Requests: Please pray that our class will continue to practice self-discipline as we approach a time of the year where we are feeling restless. Please pray that our class will use challenging social situations to show compassion and understanding toward one another.

6A – Mrs. Calla Nyboer, Teacher

Character Traits:  Courage and Endurance

Class Verse:  “Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Projects/Skills:  Learning Buddies with Garfield Elementary School in DC; grammar and writing skills; time management and responsibility

Prayer Requests:  Fourth quarter and finishing the school year well

Lower School Spanish – Mrs. Sarah Garcia

Class Verse:  For 3A – “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” Psalms 147:4

Projects/Skills:  KC- Learning to say farm animals, numbers, and colors in Spanish. 3A- Writing numbers in Spanish, doing math problems in Spanish.

Prayer Requests:  For the students to be able to learn in Spanish and to remember what they’ve learned for next year.

Music Classes – K-6 – Mrs. Cindy Wade

Character Traits: Joyfulness

Class Verse: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”       Psalm 100:1-2

Projects/Skills: 20th Year Celebration and Choir performance on April 28.  The practical application of basic music skills to include recorders and piano, for students taking private lessons.

Please pray for the following ICS Staff members:

Heidi Joye, Orchestra director:

  • Please pray for the Orchestra concert on May 12.
  • On May 1 we are going to Aarondale to perform.  Pray that we’ll be ready and will make joyful music.
  • Pray that students will be able to arrive on time so that we can have smooth rehearsals in the early mornings.
  • Also pray that students will practice well to share their accomplishments at the piano recital on May 19th.

Sarah Layman, Beginning Strings Orchestra teacher

  • Pray that students will continue to learn and be motivated to consistently practice at home in preparation for the spring concert in May.
  • For the orchestra program, that even more students will feel led to join the orchestra program next year, as we learn to make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Please pray for these 3A, 6A and KC students:

3A 6A KC
Sofia A. Megan E. Colby B.
Jacob A. Natalie F. Valerie C.
Anna A. Asa G. Sofia C.
Sydney B. Ian G. Rowan D.
Daniel B. Joseph H. Caleb F.
Emma C. Fei Hung H. Landon G.
Danielle D. Josh L. Abigail J.
Kaleb F. Matthew L. Thomas K.
Grace F. Gabe M. Owen L.
Greta L. Owen M. Naomi M.
Messiah M. Chloe M. Carson M.
Peter M. Alison M. Naomi P.
Caleb M. Jack P. Shane R.
Ruthie P. Ryan Q. Mila S.
Hudson R. Faith R. Noelle S.
Wyatt R. Jacob S. Willow W.
Nathan S. Madelyn T.
Aaron T. Charlene T.
Zimria T.
Lula W.