Trinity Lutheran School – July 2017 Newsletter Article.
Those of you who are fathers and mothers can relate to being proud of your children. When they do something really great we are all the more proud of them. When they err we pick them up and help them get back on the right track. If they enjoy church and attend regularly we are thankful.
Solomon tells us above that a wise child brings gladness to his parents. We want our children to be wise so they can be successful in this world. We emphasize school. Find educational activities for them. Push them to participate in sports and clubs that help build their bodies and minds. We want them to succeed.
Solomon tells us in the passage above that those with righteous offspring will rejoice. Only those who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and depend on His mercy and grace will be counted as righteous on judgement day. Parents bring their children to church and Sunday school so that they can hear God’s Word and the Holy Spirit can bring them to faith. They have their children baptized. They help them through confirmation. When they are adults and are still faithful, then the parents truly rejoice.
But which of these two do we emphasize more in our children’s lives, and why? My guess is that most people put more time and effort into the worldly side of their children. Why is that, when the most important thing is their eternal lives? It is because Satan, the old deluder, would have us worry about their earthly futures. He wants us to trust in our own efforts to make our children successful instead of trusting in God to bless and keep them.
So, be glad in the earthly successes of your children. But, rejoice greatly when they follow God’s plan for their lives.
Vacation Bible School, for ages three and up through students completing fifth grade, will be held July 17th through the 21st at Trinity Lutheran School, 1215 W 7th Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon. Permission slips and registration forms are available at the school and church offices.
A lock-in for youth completing sixth grade or above will be held on July 14th from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the 15th. Permission slips and registration forms are available at the school and church offices.
Of course Little Lambs, Trinity Early Learning Center is open throughout the summer.
August 15th will be our school open house with school starting on August 17th.
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