Prayer Guide: January 30-February 16, 2018

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

Admissions – Friday, February 16 is our next First Look Friday Open House.  The Just Around the Corner event for K-4th grade parents will be Thursday, February 8.  Please pray for good attendance at each of these events.  We continue to pray that God will bring families to ICS whose children will benefit from what we offer at ICS.

Homecoming Basketball Game: Tuesday, February 6 and ICS Spirit Week: February 5-9

The ICS Varsity Basketball teams will take on Trinity Christian School on Tuesday, February 6. There will be halftime activities and special concessions as well. Pray for good sportsmanship, teamwork and Christ-likeness demonstrated on and off the court.

To celebrate ICS Spirit Week, we will have themed dress down days as well as a door decorating contest with the theme ‘WE ARE….’ This is to highlight the characteristics of the ICS student body – we are leaders, we are Christ-followers, we are servant-hearted. Each homeroom will have the opportunity to depict what it means to be an ICS student.

Pray for fun and school spirit throughout the week for students and teachers alike, that we’d all be drawn together in community.

CIA Projects – Pray for each class as they continue their 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. Please pray for new opportunities to Skype with our sister school in Romania, for smooth technical connections and good communications between classes.

Basketball Season – Pray for the four basketball teams and for Travis Briggs, our Athletic Director, as they continue this season. Upcoming basketball tournaments will be the weeks of February 12 and 19. May the student players learn important lessons of teamwork and good sportsmanship while they have fun competing with other schools.

Please pray for the coaches:
Jr. Varsity Boys – Dale Pinkley, Michael Boone and Bruce Burnside
Varsity Boys – David Mucciaro & Scott Adams
Jr. Varsity Girls – Jason Gray & Claire Boswell
Varsity Girls – Sarah Pinkley & Gary Young

Parent Volunteers — We thank God for each and every one of you who has served in some way this school year.  We could not fulfill our mission here at ICS without all of your help and support!

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 details regarding location. Praise for progress made so far and prayers already answered.

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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 January 30, February 6 and 13.

January 30 –  God is Glorious
Scripture:  Nehemiah 9:5b-6; Psalm 72:18-19; Psalm 145:5
To pray for our own children:  I pray that out of your glorious riches You will strengthen ________ with power through Your Spirit in ________’s inner being, so that Christ may dwell in his/her heart through faith.  From Ephesians 3:16-17a

February 6  God is Good
Scripture: Psalm 25:8; Nahum 1:7; John 10:11
To pray for our own children:  You are good, and what You do is good; teach ________ Your decrees. From Psalm 119:68

February 13 – God is Gracious
Scripture: Nehemiah 9:31; Psalm 86:15; Psalm 145:8
To pray for our own children: Lord, bless ________ and keep ________; make Your face shine upon ________ and be
gracious to ________; turn Your face toward ________ and give him/her your peace.    From Numbers 6:24-26

Please pray especially for these administrators and their requests:

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 the families that God is leading to ICS.
  • Please pray for us in general as we continue to balance our own work and family schedules and responsibilities.

Featured Classes for Prayer:  KB, 8B and Middle School Math

Kindergarten B Class:  Mrs. Marianne Booth -Teacher; Mrs. Karen Thompson –TA
Character Traits:  Responsibility
Class Verse: “Be kind to one another.” Ephesians 4:32
Projects/Skills:  The beginning of our indoor garden, growth in early reading & writing skills.
Prayer Requests:  Please pray for the continued growth and development of the children. Specifically, that Jesus would be rooted in their hearts. Pray for health in our classroom and for daily stamina for Mrs. Booth and Mrs. Thompson.

8th Grade Class: Mrs. Katie Deering – Teacher
Character Traits:   Respect and Responsibility
Class Verse: “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” Psalm 31:24
Projects/Skills:  Language Arts Research Paper, Apologetics and Preparation/Skills for transition from ICS to high school.
Prayer Requests:   Please pray that the 8th graders will seek to honor Christ through humility and respect for each other.  Pray that they will be capable of giving a reason for the hope that is within them, as they prepare for attending high school in the fall.

Middle School Math classes –  Mrs. Nancy Ferrell, Teacher
Character Traits:  Perseverance and discipline
Prayer Requests:  Please pray that our students would do their best . . . to be 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 class each day. Pray for our participation in upcoming events including Math Counts competition and ACSI Math Olympics.

Please be praying for these KB and 8B students:

Hannah A. Eaden A.
Molly C. David B.
Connor D. Brooke B.
Jacob E. Ryan C.
Harper E. Megan C.
Ebenezer E. Jacob D.
Caleb F. Conner D.
Isabella H. Blen H.
Elise J. Steffen J.
Julia K. Tamir M.
Johanna L. Caleb M.
Adelaide L. Kyubin O.
Kekoa L. Hamin S.
Rafael M. Calla W.
Franco P. Meron Z.
Matteo S.
Julia T.