Missionaries on the Move

As Christians, God calls us to be open to His will and to act when we hear His call in our lives.  Pastor Andrew Gretzinger has listened to that call and he and his family will be leaving for Ireland in January.    Andrew has been the associate Pastor at New Covenant for the last seven years.  He and his wife Jenni have two children in NCCS (Kathleen– grade 4 and Liam– kindergarten).  Andrew has been our Chapel Pastor at the Upper School for the last several years and taught several bible classes for us.
It is with mixed feelings that we send this dear family out:  Thanks to the Lord for speaking clearly, thanks to Andrew for hearing and acting but sadness that we won’t see them in and around our school.
Prayer support for this family of 7 would be much appreciated!  You can find out more about their plans at:

The Gretzinger’s

 

 

Tis’ The Season Preschool Parents

Preschool Parents, Can I give you a quick word to the wise? Right now, in this busy time, be sure to stay consistent.  Your preschooler needs regular bed times, regular rules and absolute “Yesses” and “nos”.  It is easier to give in when a little one is whining, or begging or crying in the store (or any other public place) but, resist the urge to do that.  Let him/her know your expectations before you leave the house and hold to them.  If your child is not being obedient to you, there should be consequences.  You are not being mean, you are helping them learn that there are boundaries that must be maintained.  You will be tired too.  Holding to the rules of bedtime, polite behavior and respect for authority will be a blessing to you and to your child now and for years to come.

     Thank you to all those who came to the Kindergarten Information night last month. I hope all of your questions were answered.  Our 2017-2018 kindergarten class is beginning to fill up.     What a joy it is to see our preschoolers stay and grow right here at New Covenant!
Enjoy December’s Issue of the Early Years by  Clicking Here

Thank-full-ness at New Covenant

Last week was a very busy one at school but everywhere I looked I saw things that made me ever so thankful.

  • First there are the students; dressed in uniforms, as Pilgrims, as indians, as Greeks or in button down shirts and ties, they are a joy to be around!
  • Next are the wonderful people that I work with every day: most are parents, some are grandparents.  Each has a busy life outside of these walls but they spend hour after hour working to educate the children that God has entrusted to their care.  They give up their lunch times or sit before or after school with students who are struggling.  They model Christ-like behavior.
  • The parents of NCCS:  Just Friday I got to see how a team of people who didn’t really know each other could organize themselves and serve our school community as a unified group.  Thank you “Team OCC” for praying with every class, for helping our grammar school students fill boxes for needy children and for displaying the joy of the Lord to those around you!  Thank you to all who baked or served for American Education Week.  Thank you for partnering with us.  We are an awesome team!
  • New Covenant Presbyterian Church:  What can I say about the support offered by our church? They don’t charge us rent to have our Grammar School use an entire wing every day.  The Pastors preach in Chapel every week.  There are prayer partners for every grade and every teacher praying daily for us.  We are blessed by their involvement in the life of New Covenant Christian School.

I will love being with my husband, children and new granddaughter this week.  I am so full of thanks that I am speechless (almost).  God is good.  God is very good!

The Lord is good to all,
   and his mercy is over all that he has made.

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!

They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
    and tell of your power