Recommitment Process Begins This Week
This week, we will be distributing registration commitment forms to each family at Providence (unless you only have a 12th grader). This form includes information about the steps to register for the 2017-18 school year, including the tuition schedule.
Early Modern Lego Contest and Fun Lunch January 19th Please bring Lego creations to the large worship center foyer.
Lunch: Hamburgers, Chips, Fruit
Dress: Jeans and Providence
T-shirt or Hoodie
We are in need of 2 or 3 more volunteers upstairs from 11:15-12:00.
School and Group Pics Next Week
In the Fall, due to time constraints, we only only took individual student portraits. Tim and Cherie Flanagan of Solas Gallery will be back on Thursday, Jan. 26 for class group pictures, as well as the school-wide picture, which we will take in the Sanctuary during morning chapel. They’ll provide info about order options in a few weeks.
Town Hall Meeting: Jan. 26 (7 p.m.) and Feb. 2 (8:45 a.m.)
These are our two options for the annual Town Hall meeting, which will both be in the Small Sanctuary (chapel) of the church. We’ll discuss the past, present, and future of Providence.
I’m a big fan of public encouragement. Growing up, public/brief words of encouragement made a significant impact on my life. A respected uncle once said at Christmas that he thought I would do something significant. An older kid in our youth group made a quick public comment on a time where he had seen kindness in me. My parents were certainly the most significant people in my young life, but they didn’t really have an opportunity for public encouragement. That’s behind the rock ceremony, a low-key yet powerful concept used by a number of other schools, churches, and extended families. If you’re a 4th OR 8th grade dad, we really hope you’ll be part of this activity, which will take place during Donuts with Dads, Thursday, Feb. 2, following morning chapel. You can read more specifics here (info from the Jan. 2 Lamp-Post.)
“Is Genesis History?”
This looks like a good option for family night: http://isgenesishistory.com/ View the trailer for this documentary which will be showing Feb. 23 only – it looks like Cinemark in Temple will be showing it.
Speech Meet: Finalizing Selections
If you get stuck in the process of helping your child select an appropriate piece for the Speech Meet, maybe less is more. Try this: have him narrow down the categories (prose, scripture, poetry, or historical) to only two. Then, find three options that you like for each of those categories and have him pick from those. Selections should be made and approved by teachers this week.
Storytime with Case Hodge
Providence First Grader, Case Hodge, will be at Harker Heights Barnes and Nobles on Saturday, Jan. 28th at 2 p.m. reading his newly published book. You are invited to join Case for cookies and storytime. Congratulations on your new book, Case!
SING: Hymn of the week: What Wondrous Love Is This
Focus Country of the Week: Chile
Challenges for prayer: According to Operation World, Ethnic minorities, both indigenous and immigrant, find life in Chile to be difficult and are often faced with prejudice. These groups include the Mapuche (the largest indigenous group), the Rapa Nui (originally from Easter Island), other Latin Americans (immigrants from places like Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia), Jews, Romani (gypsies) and over 70,000 Christian Palestinians.
Scripture Memory: 1 Cor. 13: (1) If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (2) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (3) If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8a) Love never fails.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 Reading in morning chapel: Jesus Changes Water into Wine, John 2:1-11
|Wednesday, Jan. 18 Reading at home: Jesus Clears the Temple, John 2:13-22
The Big Picture Bible (K/1st): “Jesus Reveals God’s Kingdom”
Thursday, Jan. 19 Reading in morning chapel: Jesus Teaches Nicodemus, John 3:1-16
|Friday, Jan. 20 Reading at home: Ephesians 2
Discussion Questions: Review discussion questions from yesterday’s chapel.
|Monday, Jan. 23 Reading at home: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, John 4:1-44