I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4
Last Thursday, our K-3 grade students participated in their school Christmas program, “A Night Like No Other.” There is something about hearing the Christmas Story told from the perspective of young children. Though I’ve heard the songs and scripture countless times, they are new and fresh each time our youngest learners perform. In fact, they brought sentimental tears to my eyes just watching their faces and hand motions tell the story of Jesus’ birth.
Our elementary music director, Stephanie Hagen, put the program together simply and beautifully. The truth is, you don’t have to have a big, splashy show to tell the greatest story ever told. Add children, let them sing in the way that only they can, and the result is precious.
I would like to thank Mrs. Hagen for her work with our children. I teach a math class across the hall from her music room, and I often hear our students singing. She does a wonderful job with them! I would also like to thank you, parents, for supporting your students and our school program with your attendance at both the afternoon and evening performances. We captured some images from our afternoon performance, shared below.
My prayer each year is that hearts are touched by the message of our Savior’s birth. I know that mine certainly was.
Truong is a 15-year-old boy from Vietnam. He enjoys playing football and badminton in his spare time. He describes himself as a cheerful, friendly, and hardworking person. His parents describe him as friendly and sociable. His favorite colors are blue, green, and gray. He says that he can adapt easily to new environments and that he is ready to learn about new things and cultures. He loves food, both Vietnamese and foreign food. He dreams of becoming an engineer in the future. He is excited to come to the United States to study, as he believes that the education here is excellent!
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Each year, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and First Baptist Church of Lakewood work together to provide holiday food baskets to families in our area.
During 2nd quarter, our chapel offerings have been helping to fund this effort. This is the last week to contribute to this particular charity.
On Thursday, December 15, our high schoolers will be heading over to First Baptist to pack baskets for all of the families this ministry is serving. In total, over 650 families will be assisted with a fabulous meal for this holiday season!
Thank you for your generous support of the Hygemas during this time of healing for Wayne.
December 14 and 15 are still open.
The Meal Train will close on Friday.
Tuesday, December 13
HS Fine Arts Evening @ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m. (2 p.m. for K-8 in the gym)
Wednesday, December 14
FT: Grade 3 to Fish Hatchery 8:30-11:00
Friday, December 16
Early Dismissal @ 12 p.m.
December 19 – January 2
Closed for Christmas Vacation
Tuesday, January 3
Monday, December 12
MS Boys BB vs Faith 4:00
MS Girls BB vs Faith 5:00
HS Boys BB @ Muckleshoot 6:00
Wednesday, December 14
HS Boys BB Game @ Auburn 7:30
Thursday, December 15
MS Girls BB vs Peace Bremerton 4:00
MS Boys BB vs Peace Bremerton 5:00
Saturday, December 17
HS Boys BB Game @ Quilcene 4:00
Monday, December 19
HS Boys BB Game vs Summit Classical 4:00