Sunday, November 06, 2005

This is a test

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Thursday's Text

Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near. James 5:7-8 NIV.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Monday's Text

Our heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. Matthew 6:32-33 NLT

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Saturday's Text

Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what you right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:1-4 NIV.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Friday's Text

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your heart is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 NIV.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Thursday's Text

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9 NIV.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Playfield Update

Hooray! Soon the students and the entire church family will once again have a play field. This has been made possible by a tremendous amount of volunteer work and business discounts. We are truly blessed.

Bob Hablitzel drew the original plans and continues as an expert guide and counselor.

Jeff Hofmann, re-measured the elevation after new dirt was added, and re-drew the plan.

Work bees where the church/school family helped clean up the area and then installed all the irrigation pipes for the field were indispensable. Thank you very much, one and all.

David Hull, of Dave’s Backhoe Service, did a great job grading and trenching for a much appreciated discounted amount.

Rich Mattern spent many, many gratis hours on the irrigation system supply needs, and installment coordination.

Roger Doyle of NORMAC made a very special spot in his heart for the irrigation supplies of this project with discounts and consultation.

Karen Novotny and RainBird generously donated major components of the irrigation system, so that everything would mesh.

KJM Landscaping is taking up the baton to finish the technical parts of the irrigation system and finish grading.

David Novotny with Berco Redwood Inc. is graciously discounting the wood and the installation of the borders for the track, ramp, and playground.

Hastie’s Capitol Sand and Gravel Co. is giving a non-for-profit price for the topsoil and decomposed granite.

AAA Hydro seeding is likewise favorably adjusting their invoice.

Teri Mulvihill and the school staff have researched and chosen a great first stage playground equipment/swings combination.

It is planned that the playground area is to be filled with ADA approved, quality Fibar engineered wood fibre. Rain has caused a little delay here and there, but being able to run, jump, swing, and picnic this spring is the goal.

Quick stats:
Area = about 2 acres
Field = 100 ft x 228 ft
Track = 220 yds, 11 ft wide
Playground area = 70 ft x 100 ft
Topsoil = 200 yds
D.G. = 90 yds
Fibar = 350 yds
Hydroseed = 45,000 sq ft

Keep an eye out for upcoming areas where you can help: tree planting, drinking fountains installation, drainage rock placement, garden area planning, etc.

God is good.

Jay and Maggie Draeger

School Notes

The 1st & 2nd graders are celebrating and thankful. They are celebrated the 100th day of school. On a very large poster they took turns writing down things for which they are thankful until the poster contained 100 items!

Wednesday is “study-buddy” day for the 4th graders and kindergartners. The six 4th graders look forward to this day each week when they study with the kindergartners. The 4th graders are kept hustling by the fifteen kindergartners.

The 5th & 6th graders are looking forward to their upcoming outdoor education experience at Pacific Union College Albion Field Station.

Wednesday's Text

A person is made right with God through faith, not through obeying the law. Romans 3:28, NCV.