I Can’t, But God Can!

“Let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”

Deuteronomy 20:3-4

      When you come face to face with insurmountable odds, unreasonable conflicts, and irreducible obstacles, what do you do?  What do you think?  How do you approach a situation (that humanly speaking) is impossible?  How can you boldly stand with confidence as you look such fear in the face?

If you are confident in your own abilities, the situation remains impossible.  When you say “I can do all things!” and leave off the phrase “through Christ who strengthens me,” you will soon realize that you can do nothing.  Once you understand and know deep within your soul that you cannot deal with the seemingly impossible, you are ready to trust a God Who can!

Forcing yourself to turn your focus off your fears and frailties enables you to focus on a Father Who fears nothing and no one.  No matter how big the enemy, God is bigger.  No matter how strong the foe, God is stronger.  No matter how impossible the situation, God is the God of the impossible.  You can’t, but God can.

Paul encouraged the Philippian Christians by saying, “I can do all things through Christ, Who constantly is strengthening me.”

Jesus helped the apostles change their focus by saying, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”

Paul comforted the young believers in Ephesus when he penned, “Now unto Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask, think, or even imagine, according to His incredible power that works in us.”

Remember, you can’t but God can.  Take the advice written down for you from Moses, Paul, and Jesus Himself: God is the God of the impossible.

From Rand Hummel, Fear Not! Meditations to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Discouragement. pp. 66-69

No Classes Friday

Because LCA will be hosting the elementary division of the New York Association of Christian Schools’ fine arts festival tomorrow, no classes will be held.  Students in grades 4, 5, 6, and 12 should still report to school as directed by their teachers.

These annual competitions are a great time for students to showcase their talents, and we look forward to what our students, as well as those from around New York State, will be able to do.

We appreciate the hard work that Mrs. Bethany O’Rourke has done as the fine arts coordinator both for our school and for NYACS.

LCA Spring Drama

LCA’s drama club, under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Henry, will be presenting Lead Me, O Lord on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 PM.  There is no admission charge, but an offering will be taken.  We encourage you to attend this performance of short skits and music focusing on our need to follow God’s leading.

We will also host a fundraiser dinner before the show to help raise funds for our front door project.  Tickets are available from the drama students and at the school office for $10 for adults and $8 for children.  (Children 3 and under are free.)

Field Day

Our annual Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 26.  This is an exciting morning of fun and outdoor activities.  The event will be a little different this year than in past years, but we would still like to have parent helpers that morning.  If you are able to help, please let your child’s teacher know.

Senior Trip

Our school’s six seniors, along with Mr. Fry and Mrs. O’Rourke, travelled to The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center in North Carolina last week for a full week of activities and growth in the Lord.  We appreciate the ministry of Faith Bible Church, in allowing us to use their van.  We praise the Lord for His gift of safety throughout the week.

On the way home, the class spent several hours touring Washington, DC, and seeing many of the important monuments and memorials there.

Main Entrance Changes

As you are aware, during the school day, our front entrance is generally unlocked and the hallways are monitored by our staff members.  Our church’s leadership and membership has decided to replace the existing front doors with more attractive glass doors and to begin locking the doors during the day to increase security for our students and staff.

You can expect more communication from us once the new doors are installed about policy changes relating to this change.  You should also have received a letter from Mr. Fry about helping sponsor this project financially.  All together, we will be spending about $6,300.  We would appreciate any help our families can give toward meeting this goal.

End-of-Year Programs

Please be making plans now to be here for our programs at the end of the year.  The kindergarten classes all have special programs to celebrate what these little ones have learned throughout the year.  The elementary and secondary grades have a special awards chapel on the last day of school.  Of course, the year ends as we celebrate the graduation of our high school seniors.

Please make note of the following schedule and make plans to be here for as many of these programs as possible.

      K3 Program – Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 AM

      K4 Program – Thursday, June 8, 10:00 AM

      K5 Graduation – Thursday, June 8, 7:00 PM

      Elementary Awards – Friday, June 16, 8:45 AM

      Secondary Awards – Friday, June 16, 10:00 AM

      Secondary Commencement – June 16, 7:00 PM

Upcoming Events

May 5 – NO SCHOOL for K3-3rd Grades
and 7th-11th Grades (Elementary Fine Arts)

May 11 – Senior Lunch – Sloppy Joes

May 11 – 7:00 PM – Spring Concert

May 14 – Happy Mother’s Day!

May 16 – 7:00 PM – Spring Drama Program

May 18 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

May 24 – Progress Reports Issued (1st-12th)

May 26 – Field Day

May 26 – 6:00 PM – Senior Banquet