Blessed Happy New Years to you and your family. As people begin the new year with a resolution to be a better person, lose some unwanted weight by eating healthy foods, or exercise, I pray that you also share a spiritual resolution. I hope that one of your resolutions is to grow in your faith in Christ Jesus in 2017. Whether that is an increased prayer life or drive to attend more corporate worship, I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill your heart and intensify your personal relationship with Him. The other earthly resolutions may or may not survive 2017, but Christ’s love for you has survived not just 2015 or 2016. His love and peace for ALL His children surpasses all human understanding (Philippians 4:7). His love is timeless and limitless.
There have been several events that have occurred with which CTK is proud of OUR students. Recently, CTK held a Geography Bee in which Mr. Carson Holland took home first place. In addition to that, CTK also celebrates all the students who earned their position on the CTK Honor Roll and Principal’s List. CTK will also be celebrating Lutheran Schools Week in January. This is a week that all Lutheran schools from across the United States take time to rejoice through fun activities, themed-dress days, and food (enough said)! Because the theme for Lutheran Schools Week is “Built Upon the Rock,” CTK has asked families to decorate a rock for a CTK rock garden which will show the Lutheran Christian family that is fostered at CTK.
The non-profit organization, Knights for a Brighter Tomorrow, has also been established for the benefit of Christ the King Lutheran School. The non-profit has already procured two wheelchairs, one for each campus, from Sheldon Medical Supply. But the biggest announcement from the Knights for a Brighter Tomorrow is that the organization will be sponsoring the bi-annual dinner auction which directly supports Christ the King Lutheran School. The theme for this year’s dinner auction is “A KNIGHT at the Movies.” The auction will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, starting at 5 PM. Tickets will be available in the school office in early February for purchase at a cost of $25/ticket. I invite you and your family (21 years of age or older please) to attend this wonderful evening of fun and fellowship.
By now you have seen that I am a strict believer in Matthew 18. I will continue to stress to everyone that the first action Christ commands us to do is to speak to the individual with whom we have a conflict. If a resolution does not occur, then find another party who is willing to help moderate the situation. I simply ask that we as an entire school family continue to follow Jesus’ plan for peace. I will continue to pray for you and your family. If you have a prayer request, please let me know. Plus, there is a box outside the school office that a prayer group is willing to pray for your situation as well.
Knowing that I want Christ to be emphasized in your home, I ask that you take a spiritual faith walk with your family each week. Find some time to sit down and read God’s Word, attend church, and read Bible stories. Make an effort to immerse your son or daughter in the love of Jesus Christ. Give them as many opportunities as possible. Surround them with friends who share that same faith of Jesus Christ. Allow your children to come to COLLIDE Youth events when they are held. We need to make sure these young men and women are ready for the battle of a lifetime that will last a lifetime, until Jesus Christ calls us to our heavenly home.
Christ the King has hosted several community events since August including a Family Math Night, Trunk or Treat event, and many family events from the TIME OUT parenting group from Immanuel Lutheran Church. CTK would love to invite you to join us for any family event that is taking place on our school website, www.ctkl.org. If you have any questions about an event, please feel free to call the CTK school office at 989-883-3730.
I would love for you to come and listen as our pastors, special guest preachers, and I hold chapel at 8:00 AM. It is held at 9:30 AM for the Unionville campus. We would love to worship Jesus Christ with you.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Christ the King Lutheran School. I would love to talk with you if you have any questions about CTK or if you have any questions about our sponsoring congregations, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Unionville or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Also, if there is someone you know who has been interested in Christ the King Lutheran School, please pass their name onto me so I may begin a dialog with them about their child’s faith in Christ. Again, the school office phone number is 883-3730. I look forward to serving the Lord with you this year.
In HIS Service,
David Kaiser, Principal Christ the King Lutheran School, Sebewaing/Unionville
Sebewaing Campus (989) 883-3730
Unionville Campus (989) 674-8691
I would like to make an earnest plea to all parents of Christ the King. These very few years spent at a Lutheran school will provide a lifestyle that most children will emulate. My plea is that you take the time to show how important it is to give time to Jesus each week through Sunday worship and devotions held at home. I know that time is a precious commodity when it comes to family and you may not be able to have devotions each night with your family. I would ask that you sit down and eat dinner as a family and either begin the meal or end it with a small devotion – Portals of Prayer, Arch books, etc. Also remember that the Board of Elders from both churches have passed a policy about worshipping twice a month. If you have any questions, please ask your home elders about the policy.
I would also ask that you think about attending Bible study and taking your child to Sunday school. The more we are able to immerse your child in a loving, Christian atmosphere, the less likely the devil will be able to lead OUR children away from Christ. Please check your church for starting dates for Sunday school.
My office hours have changed for this year. I am available to speak with you in the morning until 8:30 AM and then again after 11:30 AM.
Disaster Drill Times for the 2016-2017 School Year:
Friday, September 9 - Fire Drill, 2 minutes
Friday, September 23 - Fire Drill
Friday, October 7 - Shelter-in-place Drill, 10:45 am
Wednesday, October 19 - Fire Drill, 1 min. 28 sec.
Monday, October 31 - Fire Drill
Monday, November 14 - Fire Drill at 1:15 pm
Tuesday, November 22 - Shelter-in-place Drill
Tuesday, February 7 - Shelter-in-place Drill, 1:40 pm
Thursday, March 2 - Tornado Drill, 10:30 am
To learn more about Christ the King Lutheran School, please view or download the CTKL FACT SHEET by opening the attachment below. Feel free to share a copy with anyone else that might be interested in attending Christ the King Lutheran School. For more information, to schedule a tour of CTKL, or to arrange for your child to shadow a class for a day, please contact the education office at 989-883-3730.