Monday, May 18, 2009

What a Year for our Educational Ministries

In case you don’t know, Grace Church has as part of its ministries MorningStar Childcare and Academics and Lititz Christian School. Below is a list of highlights from our Educational Ministries this past school year.

The school year began with 384 students, infant through 12th grade
Grandparents day was celebrated with over 500 grandparents in attendance
Student council ran fund-raiser for cancer awareness in honor of two faculty members

Race for Education fund-raiser raised $67,000
Varsity boy’s soccer team competed in district quarterfinals
20 students were inducted into the National Honor Society
Varsity girl’s volleyball team earned a spot in the CCAC and district playoffs

Lititz Christian raised $4,000 for orphans in the Central African Republic
Coaches for Cancer night raised over $2,000 for the National Cancer Society
Homecoming honored Henry Webber for his donation to our gym renovation

Lititz Christian sends track uniforms and toothbrushes to orphans in Africa
Varsity girl’s basketball team made CCAC and PIAA District III playoffs
Varsity boy’s basketball team earned a spot in the CCAC playoffs
120 parents and students attend Family Math Night

Four new foreign exchange students join Lititz Christian for one year
Students compete in annual Math Olympics
Annual Golf Tournament raises $7,000
Elementary students receive awards at ACSI speech meet
Commencement services graduate 25 students
Varsity girls’ soccer made district and CCAC playoffs and set records for goals scored
Varsity track teams place 2nd and 4th in MACSA championships

And check out these school averages in SAT scores for area public schools:
1649 – Manheim Township
1606 – Lititz Christian
1575 – Warwick
1568 – Hempfield
1521 – Ephrata
1500 Manheim Central


Corey said...

Praise the Lord for the accomplishments of your educational ministry! These items offer an encouraging example of "rubber meeting the road" in the context of Jesus' words, "Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." [Matt 6:10]

Let us always remember these awesome Truths from Scripture; truths that may not be measurable with statistics:

(1) Proverbs 1:1-7
The Beginning of Knowledge
1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

(2) Romans 12:1-8
A Living Sacrifice
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Gifts of Grace
3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

(3) 2 Timothy 2:1-15
A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus
1You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

8Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; 13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—

for he cannot deny himself.

A Worker Approved by God
14Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Jen Felty said...

Um...sorry, but you seem to have forgotten one MAJOR highlight here. I'll give you some hints.

It happened at the end of March.
It was very successful and never done before.
YOUR SON played a major ROLE in its success.

Pastor Scott said...

A thousand pardons, Mrs Felty! I have been to many school musical performances from all sizes of schools, but without question, "Pirates" at Lititz Chrsitan this past spring was the best I have ever seen! I was at all 4 performances and never got tired of it.