A Time for Rest by Jennifer Neafcy, Assistant Principal
Taking time to truly rest has always been something that I need to work on. I usually have an overly ambitious to-do list of tasks to complete each day, and I plan for how I am going to get “caught up” over the weekend. Rarely, does it work out like I had hoped. I get stuck in a pattern of continually working to find that I didn’t really get as much accomplished as I thought I would. The result is feeling even more exhausted going into a new day or a new week with new items making their way on my to-do list.
Generally, I look forward to vacations for a time to rest and recharge myself, but sometimes it can be hard to find true rest on a vacation. After all the trip planning and preparations before the trip, tending to the needs of my family during the trip, and then tackling all the unpacking and mound of laundry when coming home, I find that I need a vacation to recover from my vacation. I’m sure many of us have felt that way before.
Last week, I unexpectedly was forced to rest. Being sick and isolated in one room in my house was very frustrating for me. I had so much to do. I just didn’t have time to be sick. While I would not recommend getting sick as a way to find some rest, I realized that my body was letting me know that I needed some true rest. God has a way of speaking to us to slow down and to find both physical and spiritual rest in Him. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is not speaking of physical rest, but of spiritual rest. When the troubles of this world burden us, we know that we have a Savior who invites us to lay our burdens at His feet. Jesus offers us true rest and peace in Him.
Preschool Open House, Tonight, January 11, 6:00 PM
Tonight’s event is still an in-person event as we want to give you an opportunity to personally see the classrooms and meet our preschool director. In an effort to keep everyone safe and limit our gathering time, we kindly ask that children not attend tonight if possible. Normally, we would encourage children to attend and realize that finding care is rather challenging, but due to the increase in Covid-19 cases, we want to limit the number of the people on our campus and therefore exposure. We require that those in attendance be vaccinated and wear a mask at all times and social distance. Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Tues. 1/11: 6:00 PM Preschool Open House
Wed. 1/12: 8:40 AM Online Chapel for All Grades led by Pastor Peter
Fri. 1/14: No School for Preschool Only-Parent/Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” is open
Mon. 1/17: School Closed for MLK Day – No Preschool or ESC provided
Wed. 1/19: 8:40 AM Online Chapel for All Grades led by Mrs. Neafcy, Assistant Principal
Jan. 24 – 28: Lutheran Schools Week
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The girls home game for today, Tuesday, 1/11 has been canceled. The boys will play at Seattle Lutheran gym at 4:30 pm.
Re-Enrollment for Fall 2022
Re-enrollment for Fall 2022-2023 will begin January 18 to the 28 for currently enrolled families. On February 1, 2022 we will begin processing new applications from the community. If you have any questions about re-enrollment, please email or call the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or admissions director at email@example.com
Hope is accepting applications now for 2022-2023. If you know of anyone looking for educational options, please refer them to our admissions director, Sally Heit.
Current Hope families that refer a family to Hope and that family enrolls, will receive a $250 tuition credit.
Hope School is looking for volunteer(s) to change our reader board 2 to 3 times a month. This does require using a ladder. If you are interested please contact Patra Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions. Thank you!
Starting Point – A Church Intro to Christianity Class
Intro to Christianity Have you ever wondered what Christianity is all about? What are the basic beliefs of Christians and why? Starting Point is an eight week experience in a safe and conversational environment where you can ask whatever questions you may have and discuss with others looking for answers as well. Whether you are wondering about Christianity or have a friend or family member who is, go to hopeseattle.org/linkhope to find more information and sign up today! Starts Thursday, January 27th.