Prayer Guide: October 23-November 10

Our 2017-18 Bonus Verse:  THE SHIELD OF GLORY

“But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill.”

Psalm 3:3-4

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Fall Sports are continuing — Praise for our 3 soccer teams, JV boys & Varsity boys and girls, and the opportunity they have had to learn excellent sportsmanship and enjoy the fun of being on a team with fellow students.  Thank God for the fine coaches we have had for these teams! Basketball try-outs will begin in late November. Pray also for our new basketball coaches.

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 2 First Look Fridays – November 10 and December 8.

High School Discussions/Decisions — Pray for guidance for our school board and high school committee as they continue to make plans for the ICS high school.  Pray especially for curriculum development, fundraising efforts, student and faculty recruitment and final details regarding location. Praise for progress made so far and prayers already answered.

Parent Teacher Conferences — Please pray for all of the teachers as they prepare for conferences in November.   Pray for the parents and teachers as they meet together, for wisdom, discernment and grace as each student’s progress is reviewed.   Praise to God for bringing us through our first quarter of the school year and for His many blessings to us as a school.

Serve-A-Thon 2017 — We thank God for the exciting opportunities our students and teachers have had to put their faith into action in the last two weeks. Please pray for the fundraising as we seek to raise money for essential funds for ICS, school supplies for children affected by the recent hurricanes, as well as our international sister schools.

  • Week 3 & Beyond
  • Please pray for 100% participation and for each class to meet their Serve-A-Thon fundraising goals.
  • Rally on October 26
  • U Did It Day on November 17

Please pray especially for the Advancement Team:

Pray for the Advancement Team as they oversee our communication with the public, welcome new families and help them get settled at ICS, and coordinate fundraising efforts.  Serve-A-Thon fundraising, First Look Friday open houses, fundraising events, student admissions, community fellowship opportunities, blogs, school spirit opportunities such as homecoming and the student talent show, alumni relations, the website, social media campaigns and all print and digital promotional efforts are planned and executed by the talented members of the Advancement Team.

  • Laura Tweed, Director of Advancement
  • Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manager
  • Allison Masson, Development Manager
  • Jennifer Baxter, Communications Manager
  • Rob Stewart, Visual Media Specialist

Please pray especially for the Library Team:  Erika McKellop, Julianna Mays and Kristin Griffin 

Please pray for the Library Team as they collaborate with teachers in current projects and seek to help create new projects which support the curriculum. Pray for them as they seek to encourage students in their reading abilities and with book suggestions. Pray for students’ spiritual discernment in learning to research and to read broadly in all subject areas. Please also pray for us as we prepare for the Book Fair, November 7-10, reading for book talks, setting up the displays and training volunteers.

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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.  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 24, 31 & Nov. 7.

October 24 — God is our Confidence

Scripture:   Psalm 71:5; Proverbs 3:26; I John 5:14-15

To pray for our own children:   Do not let ________ throw away his/her confidence (in You); may it be richly rewarded. Help ________ persevere so that when he/she has done the will of God, ________ will receive what You have promised. From Hebrews 10:35-36

October 31 — God is our Counselor

Scripture: Psalm 119:24; John 14:16-17; John 14:25-26

To pray for our own children:  May ________ say with confidence: I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me.  Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.   From Psalm 16:7-8

November 7 — God is the Creator

Scripture:  Genesis 1:1; Psalm 148:1-6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16

To pray for our own children:  May ________ know that the Lord is God.  It is He who made ________, and ________ is His; one of His people, the sheep of His pasture.  From Psalm 100:3

Featured Classes for Prayer:  1A and 8A

First Grade A – Mrs. Kim Hill, Teacher; Mrs. Lacey Gray, TA

Character Traits: Attentiveness and Responsibility

Class Verse: “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you, he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

Projects/Skills:  Language Arts: word study, reading and following directions, writing complete sentences.

Math: addition and subtraction.  Social Studies: communities, being good citizens.  Science: the weather, and learning all about pumpkins and going on a field trip on November 1st to Nall’s Produce.  Then we will begin studying the first Thanksgiving in preparation for our First Grade Feast.

Prayer Requests: Please pray for all 1A students to be attentive, productive students and learn to handle conflicts peacefully.  Our classmate William is moving away. Please pray for him as he transitions into his new school and for his family as they adjust to their new location.

Seventh Grade A – Mrs. Alina Banu, Teacher

Character Traits:  Responsibility for schoolwork, actions, and kindness in words and deeds.

Class Verse: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”     1 Timothy 4:12

Projects/Skills:  We are finishing up The Giver and have had some amazing conversations.  We are working on paragraphs about literature and are finishing up a quarter of writing memoirs.  Quarter 2 will find us reading Historical Fiction and writing essays about literature.

Prayer Requests:  Please pray that:

  • I would commend the gospel in my teaching and interaction with the students.
  • students will see that all people should be treated with love and respect because they are created in God’s image.
  • they would truly see how good God’s ways are.
  • they would be united in Christ and supportive of each other.
  • each one would turn to Christ in faith and repentance.
  • they would find meaning and joy in their work.
  • they would use their class time well.
  • each student will make significant progress this year.

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

1A 7A
Rory B. Ethan B.
Amanda B. Thomas B.
Valerie C. David C.
Sherif E. Christine C.
Amelia G. Megan E.
Abigail J. Ian G.
Thomas K. Fei Hung H.
Muyiwa L. Joshua L.
Owen L. Brandon L.
Karsten L. Gabriel M.
Monét M. Michael M.
Juliet M. Chloe M.
Vivien M. Alison M.
Paloma M. Aidan P.
Uriel S. Jack P.
Noelle S. Sarah P.
Ronel T. Tyler R.
Luke V. Nathan R.
Anne Carter W. Zimria T.
Jackson W. Isabella V.
Dexter W.
Joshua Y.