Many of you may know that our school has been going through the accreditation process. This week we have a visiting accreditation team spending a few days here at Our Savior, observing, interviewing, monitoring, and researching our classes, teachers, students, administration, files, etc… As a school, even though we were not always in the accreditation process, we have been preparing for this in all of our existence. The policies that have been put in place, the love for the students and co-workers, the passion to share God’s Word and witness and disciple others, the curriculum choices and documentation, the continuing education classes, etc... This week, we may be randomly asked questions about any number of topics from the accreditation team. It is not something we can study for or cram into our brains, but rather a way of life. As I think about what is going on here at Our Savior this week, the verse that keeps coming to mind is, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
In our everyday lives we need to be diligent in our work, yes to please our bosses and others, but more importantly to please God. Our work should not bring shame to us or to God. We should be comfortable and fluent in our knowledge of the Scriptures so we can discuss and share it with the proper meaning. These are not things that we can cram into our brains like an all night study session, but rather an everyday, way of life process. Study God’s Word daily, make it a habit. Work hard in a way that glorifies God daily. Let’s live the process!
Here’s what’s happening:
TONIGHT, join us as we continue our Spring Session of Wednesday Night Christian Education Classes. There are classes for everyone – members, non-members, adult, youth, and children. Classes meet from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
On Friday, May 11, the student government of our school will be hosting the Annual Cake-Off! Come join us at 7:00 p.m. (all submitted cakes have to be here by 6:30 p.m.) You’ll be amazed at the creativity in the designs of the cakes. It’s a delicious way to spend a Friday night. Cost is $5.
On Saturday, May 12 – Elders will meet at 7:00 a.m. and Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast will meet at 8:00 a.m. All men are welcome to come and feed your body and soul. There will be no Women’s Bible Study on Saturday, because they will meet for a special Bible Study on Sunday.
Sunday, May 13 – We will follow our regular Sunday morning schedule of worship services at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation Class, Youth Bible Study and Adult Bible Class all meet at 9:15 a.m. If you are traveling or just want to tune in, you can hear the “Voice of Our Savior” on 1100AM, 1370 AM and www.WHLI.com at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday.
Also on Sunday, May 13 – There will be a Special Ladies Bible Study for Mother’s Day at 9:15 a.m. in the gym. Bagels and pastries will be provided, if you would like to bring your favorite breakfast dish to share, you are more than welcome to do so. All women are welcome!!
On Monday, May 14 – there will be a Men’s Softball game at home (Dawnwood Middle School) at 6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal will meet on MONDAY this week at 7:00 p.m.
Also on Monday, there will be a Church Finance Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, May 15 – The Elementary School and Band of our school will have their Spring Concert. Come and be blessed at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Looking into next week: Thursday, May 17 – the High School Groups of our school will have their Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m. Come and be blessed.
Don’t forget about the One Day Women’s Retreat in the sanctuary on Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. featuring a simulcast from Priscilla Shirer.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to:
May 9 – Barbara D’Aquino
May 10 – Lisa Gallagher, Michael Grimaldi, Carlo Cotignola
May 11 – Laird Kelly, Joseph Schneider
May 12 – Karin Speer
May 15 – Brendan Dozier, Eamonn Vaughan, Donna Lang
May 16 – Gregory Door
Have a great day!