Easter Thoughts by Kristen Okabayashi
When I was a child, I remember feeling like I could NOT wait for Easter morning. What would be in my Easter basket? How did the basket even get in the house? Which color would it be? Would I have lots of chocolate, or would I get a bunch of (not as appealing to me) jelly beans and peeps? And what about those weird Cadbury eggs with the yolk that wasn’t really a yolk? All these important questions before Easter.
As exciting as Easter baskets were (and are!), I didn’t fully realize how amazing Easter is until I was older. Please, take a moment and read through Mark 16:1-8:
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
This account is similarly described by multiple authors in the Bible. Can you imagine if you were the witness of this incredible event? In retrospect, you wonder why the women in the story didn’t shout out from the streets, and yet if we actually saw this happen ourselves, I’m sure we would question it too. It is the ultimate joyous miracle, and we are grateful.
Please feel invited to celebrate Easter this Sunday, April 5. We offer a traditional service at 8:00 AM and two contemporary services at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. The youth group will also serve up a pancake breakfast Sunday morning in our fellowship hall from 7:00-11:00 AM if you don’t feel like cooking.
He is Risen!
Calendar of Events
Wed.–Fri. 4/1 – 4/3: Holy Week – Daily Chapel Services @ 8:40 AM
Fri. 4/3: Noon Dismiss – Good Friday / Free Dress Day / Quarter 3 Ends
Mon.–Fri. April 6-10: No School & No ESC – Spring Break
Mon. 4/13: No Chess Club / Quarter 4 Begins
Wed. 4/15: 8:40 AM Chapel w/4th Gr.
Thurs. 4/16: 6:30 PM WADC Parent & Student Meeting
Fri. 4/17: Free Dress Day
Chess Club Ends
Our afterschool chess club has ended for the school year. Thank you to those who participated and we look forward to next year!
Thank You -WADC Taco Night a Success
Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported the 7th/8th grade Washington D.C. trip at Pecado Bueno. The night was not only a big success but lots of fun. We would like to congratulate the following raffle winners. You may claim your prize from the school office:
Old Spaghetti Factory Gift Card: Sarah Georger-Clark
Freshy’s Coffee Gift Card: Sharman McAllister
Free Dress Pass: David L.
Yearbook Cookie Dough Fundraiser – April 14 – 28
We are bringing back our cookie dough fundraiser that benefits our yearbook fund, helping keep yearbook costs affordable. Student packets are coming home after spring break. A Free Dress Pass prize will be given for the top seller! This fundraiser begins Tuesday, April 14th and will end on Tuesday, April 28th.
Afterschool Activities – Click Here
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Grandparents Day – May 13
Be a part of honoring Hope’s grandparents for this annual half-day event. See what opportunities are available by visiting SignUpGenius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4faaa92bab9-grandparents or email Carol Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4-8
There are still PIP opportunities outside of school hours for this week-long event. Please go to SignUpGenius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4faaa92bab9-teacheror email Sonjia Barker at email@example.com for ways that you can help make this a successful event!
Assist Yearbook Fundraiser
Help is needed to process orders and then to distribute cookie dough & Bon Appetite items when delivered. Please contact the school office if you can assist at 206-935-8500.
Volley Summer Camp at Seattle Lutheran – June 16-19, 2015
The goal of Saints volleyball skills camp is to instruct and inspire athletes in the game of volleyball. Players will receive three hours of instruction in the fundamentals of the game including forearm and overhead passing, attacking, serving, and defensive passing. Additionally you will learn team play and defense using multiple systems in use today in the high school and college game. Beyond skills of the game, coaches will provide you with a framework for playing the game, the worldview of the Christian athlete and using the game as a means of worship and praise.
Three sessions: morning, 9:00 – 11:45 am, afternoon, 12:15 – 3:00 pm or all-day 9:00—3:00.
Coaches Mr. Glenn Hoogerhyde and Ms. Jessica Hoogerhyde
Assistant Coaches Members of SLHS Saints Varsity Volleyball Team
Register here. For questions or more information, please contact the school.
Seattle Lutheran High School, 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, WA 98116
206- 937-7722 www.SeattleLutheran.org.