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April 3 - Devotion and Announcements

Devotion for April 3, 2020

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Luke 12:25-27

A beautiful flowering plant is on my table at home. It came from a friend at a very special time. The gift of thoughtfulness was very important to me.

Every day, that plant gives me the pleasure of its beauty. All I have to do is give it a little water and light. But the growing and blooming it does all on its own, as God created flowers to do.

The flower does not have any worries, does it? It does not fret that it might not have what it needs. And yet God makes it grow and bloom. He provides the water, the sunshine, and the soil. He causes the growing and blooming to happen. God takes care of the flower, and it does what God made it to do; bloom.

Sometimes we worry. But just like a flower, He takes care of us. He provides what we need. There are some worrisome things in the world. But God tells us that He doesn’t want us to worry. He wants us to remember that He has always taken care of us, and He wants us to trust that He always will. Let’s not worry. Instead, let’s give our concerns to God. If He loves His flowers, and He surely does, just imagine how much more He loves us!

*Is there something growing and blooming in your yard already?

*Are you worried about anything? Why don’t you take some time, right now, to talk it over with God?

Dear God,

Thank you for the beauty of the flowers. Your creation is awesome! Please take our worries from us and help us to trust in you. Amen.

Make sure to watch the video that goes with the devotion after the announcements.

Announcements for April 3, 2020

Hello, Peace Lutheran School Students, Families, and Staff!

Today is Friday, April 3, and this is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!

*Coming up next week is Spring Break. All of the teachers, students, and families have been working very hard to get established in successful Remote Learning, and a break is well-deserved! This year, Spring Break is also Holy Week; we hope you will set aside time to worship together as a family, remembering the suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. From April 4 to April 12, please share the previous daily devotions and the Chapel videos on this remote learning page. Also, we hope you will listen to the daily devotions from Peace Church and join us for worship on the Peace website, the Peace app, and Peace facebook. New daily devotions and announcements will return to the remote learning page after Easter.

*The original school calendar marks Monday, April 13, as a day off to allow for Easter weekend travel. Many of our families would ordinarily plan to be out of town at that time, visiting loved ones or enjoying other vacations. However, with the stay-at-home order, America’s travel has changed for now. In order to offset some closure time and return students to the school community that misses them, Remote Learning will resume on Monday, April 13.

Through the blessing of technology, students are able to remain in close contact with their teachers, classmates, and the Body of Christ at Peace. Besides Google Classroom and Seesaw, you are encouraged to stay connected through the “Remote Learning” page on the Peace website, the Peace app, and Peace Facebook.

You and your loved ones remain in our prayers. In a world of uncertainty and rapid changes, God remains the same. He is faithful, and He loves you.

Thank you for your constant support and appreciation.

*The yearbook staff requests Remote Learning pictures. Please send photos of Remote Learning, as it is going on at your house, to Miss Curley. Some of the yearbook pages will be devoted to families’ home experiences during this historic time.

Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer is printed here. These faithful words are a wonderful way to begin any day.

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger. And I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Unashamed! Romans 1:16 reminds us of this - “I am not ashamed of the Good News about Jesus, because it is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” The Good News about Jesus is for you every day!

Peace family and friends, please remember who you are and whose you are. You are God’s special, beloved children. Have a wonderful day in the Lord.

Love from Jesus and us,

Mrs. Stathakis and Mrs. Quail

Peace Lutheran Church and School | 6580 24 Mile Road | Shelby Township, MI 48316 |   586.731.4120
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