SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD
Have you ever stopped to listen to the birds singing? Every morning they wake singing a new song. Every evening they sing a new song. One thing I noticed this summer was that the birds' songs sound different in Freeport than they do in Lombard. No, I am not becoming an ornithologist, but maybe we can learn a lesson from the birds. Do you wake up every morning singing a new song? Do you sing a new song every evening? The psalmist tell us, "Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise to the assembly of the saints." - Psalm 149:1
Immanuel Lutheran School and other Lutheran and Christian schools throughout the country will "sing to the Lord a new song" as we and they begin another school year. While our songs may sound different based on our locations, may we all begin each school day with a new song of forgiveness and love for one another. May we all end each day with a song of repentance with the assurance that our sins are forgiven and God's love for us is unconditional.
Miss Chloe Cunningham has joined the school staff as 8th grade homeroom teacher with primary teaching responsibilities of 7th/8th Language Arts. Chloe graduated from Concordia Chicago this past May. Chloe will also teach other subjects. Miss Sarah Bakkelund has joined the school staff as Pre-School Teacher. Sarah comes to us most recently from Rockford Lutheran Academy. Sarah has nine years of experience and is a graduate of Concordia Mequon. Pray for these two new teachers to Immanuel as they, "Sing to the Lord a new song."
With sadness we do say goodbye to Lindsey Hoops, Stephanie Yarzak, and Beth Barton. We are thankful for their faithful service to Immanuel. Bonnie Larson, Penny Julius, Chris Truckenmiller, Brenda Glandorf, Kathy Vehmeier, Diane Dietmeier, Vicki Mueller, Ali Lyvers and Dina Brobst are continuing in their positions at Immanuel. Pastor Ros and Amanda will also continue to teach weekly 7th/8th grade religion classes. Pray for these veteran teachers of Immanuel as they, "Sing to the Lord a new song."
SUPPORT STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Immanuel could not run without the church and school administrative staff, lunchroom staff, janitorial staff, CCDC staff and all of the volunteers who serve at Immanuel. Pray for Jennifer, Julie, Glenna, Myra, Kelly, Suzi, Shawn, Dave, Sharon, Ernie, Tina, Andrea, Lydia, and all our volunteers as they, "Sing to the Lord a new song."
THE IMMANUEL FAMILY
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is truly a Christian family with each person gifted by God with specific gifts to be used at this time in this place. I pray for all of you as you, 'Sing to the Lord a new song."