A Back-to-School Prayer
In honor of all of the teachers and students headed back to school in our
community this fall. [Adapted from a prayer written by Tonya Nash]
Lord, I pray that you be with every child
who is returning back to school this
year. Protect them as they wait at the bus
stop, ride the bus, travel by car, or walk
to school. Keep them safe from dangers
seen and unseen. Help our school crossing
guards and bus drivers to remain attentive
on their jobs.
Be with our children’s teachers this year.
Help them to teach in ways that each
student can understand. Let them have
reasonable expectations of our children
and give them patience whenever their
patience meter is running low. Bless the
teachers with administrative support
Help our children to stand against
peer pressure. Empower them to make
decisions that will be pleasing in Your
sight. Surround them with good friends
that are positive influences. Protect our
children from bullies and those who mean
to harm them. Help them seek out the
new person or the lonely person and help
them find their place.
And, finally Lord, help us as parent to be
even more supportive of our children this
year. Strengthen our discernment. Let us
know when something is going on with
our children. Help us to keep them on
track with their homework and study time.
Provide for us financially so that we can
give our children the supplies they need
to enhance their educational experience.
Remind us of the need to pray daily for
In Jesus’ Name,
JOIN THE CHOIR
Have you been told that you NEED
to be in the choir?? Have you felt that
being a choir member was something
you really wanted to do sometime?
THE TIME IS NOW!!
Main requirement: the desire to
praise the Lord and the willingness
to devote some time and energy into
It’s Fall Festival time!
There is just a month to go until Fall Festival. We need your help to make this a BIG
SUCCESS! What can you do? Here are some suggestions:
Join the fun and fellowship in making our famous apple pies. Times and dates are:
Donate supplies for the apple pies.
Bake a cake, cookies, brownies or cheese straws. Make trail mix, bake cupcakes--you getting the picture? We can sell all you provide.
Donate an item for the Silent Auction. Create a basket filled with goodies. Call Sharon Parham for ideas and help in putting your basket together.
Share your jams, jellies, and pickles for the Fruits of the Harvest.
Divide your perennials, label them, and donate them for the plant sale.
Clear out those closets, attics, and storerooms. We need your treasures for the Yard Sale.
Help move the yard sale items from the storage building on Sun Sept 24 at 2.
Price and sort yard sale treasures--times/dates available soon.
SIGN UP TO WORK FALL FESTIVAL DAY! You will be truly blessed and have soooooo much fun!
Invite your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to Fall Festival.
Pray for good weather, safety of all workers and visitors, and that in some way we might be able to reach out to someone who needs that kind word, smile, or welcoming handshake from one of us.
We will see you at 7am on Saturday, Sept 13th. Wear your St. James shirt, your name tag
and most importantly..........your SMILE.