Trinity Lutheran School – July 2018 Newsletter Article.
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13
This June marked the ninth anniversary of my father’s death. As I think back on all of the things I loved about my father, I remember several distinct times when I knew I had it coming, but my father showed me compassion. My two older brothers would argue that it was only because I was the baby of the family, and maybe there is something to that. But I think he showed a lot of compassion to them as well.
Nineteen years ago I was blessed by the birth of my firstborn. I imagine my experience is not unique when I say that my life changed that day in a lot of ways. I remember calling my parents to thank them for all they did for me as I experienced doing all of the things necessary for my daughter.
It is no accident that God is compared to earthly fathers. Sadly, in our fallen world, not all fathers are able or willing to be good fathers. In fact, all fathers fall short at one point or another. In a perfect world though, fathers would be all-loving towards their children, caring for their every need and knowing what is best for them.
That is the picture the psalmist wants us to think of. God is the perfect father. He does care for all of our needs and knows what is best for us. In response, we should do as Martin Luther says in his explanation to the first commandment; “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.”
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“Sharing Hope and Peace through the Word of Christ” is the mission of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Please join us! Divine Service is held every Sunday at 9 A.M. at 800 Sherman St., in Fort Morgan.
July is here and summer is heating up. My prayer is that everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer. Here at school, we are busy preparing for an exciting school year. We are implementing a computer lab where all of the K-6 students will be learning skills necessary for success in the twenty-first century. This will be our second year of teaching conversational Spanish. The K-6 students will be going to the Denver Zoo for our school-wide field trip.
Watch for news of upcoming events. Back-to-school night is scheduled for August 14th. School will start up on the 16th. The Trinity Trot will be held mid-September.
If you know of anyone who voices concerns about their children’s education, and whose children are not currently attending Trinity Lutheran School, please suggest to them that they visit with Principal Kevin Rhode at the school for information about what Trinity offers. Word of mouth referrals to friends and family are ways that you can support the ministry of our school.
We welcome anyone who would like to stop by and see what we offer the children of our community. If you would like to visit with us about placing your child in Trinity please call to make an appointment. It is never too late to enroll your child in Little Lambs, Trinity Early Learning Center or for kindergarten through eighth grade. Read your bulletins and tidbits for opportunities to help and for lists of events going on at our school. Check us out on Face Book. As always please keep our students, staff and school board in your prayers.
Your servant in Christ