Our Unique God

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.”

Philippians 2:9-10

     As Christians, we worship a God who makes the claim to be unique.  He is not one among many gods; He is the one true God.  All of creation will one day willingly bow the knee and worship the great Creator God.

So, who is this One to whom we will all one day pay a solemn homage?  He is the One who sent His Son to earth, humbling Him to live among His creation.  This Son, Jesus Christ, truly was “born to die,” to give His life as a covering for the sins of each of us.  Because we each owe a high debt for the pain we have caused to our Creator, we must rely on the finished work of Jesus Christ.

After the humiliation of Jesus, willingly suffering the death of a criminal and slave, we see that every tongue of every language of every nation and people group around the world will one day recognize in praise the kingdom of our Redeemer.

Matthew 28:18 tells us that all power has been given to this One who submitted to His heavenly Father’s will.  Jesus Christ sits beside the throne of God in the position of greatest exaltation in the universe.

We encourage each one to accept the reign of Jesus Christ as ruler of his own life.  Since God has decreed that each knee will one day bow to Him, why not bow in humble submission today to the one unique ruler?

Pastor Walter, Mr. Fry, or any of our staff members would be eager to speak with you about our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  We serve a great Creator and look forward to sharing His message of love and salvation with our students and their families!

Veterans’ Day

In celebration of Veterans’ Day, LCA will be closed this coming Monday, November 11.  School will resume on Tuesday, November 12, on a regular schedule.  We appreciate all of those who have served our country in the Armed Forces!

Operation Christmas Child

LCA recently kicked off our annual Operation Christmas Child program.  This program distributes shoeboxes full of Christmas presents to needy children around the world and includes the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  We are already collecting small items that can be included in these boxes that the classes will be packing the week of November 18.  Please be sure all items are sent into your child’s teacher by that date.

Please contact your child’s teacher or our school office if you have any questions about the types of items you can send in.  Remember that all items must be small enough to fit into a standard sized shoebox and cannot include candy, liquids, or “war” toys.  Small stuffed animals, toiletry items (like toothbrushes, washcloths, and bar soap), and small school supplies can make great gifts—as long as they can fit in a standard-sized shoebox.

Of special need this year are financial donors to cover the cost of shipping these shoeboxes around the world. Each one costs $9, and last year we sent out nearly 100 shoeboxes! If you are interested in donating toward the financial aspect of our part of Operation Christmas Child, please contact Mr. Fry.

Picture Retake Day

All families who ordered school pictures should have already received their portraits.  If you are not satisfied with the quality of the pictures, please return the pictures with your child this coming Tuesday, November 12.  We will retake pictures that day and will offer pictures to any students who were absent on the original picture day.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.

Emergency Closings Information

With the arrival of such cold air, we know that snow may be coming sooner rather than later this year!  Although this is rare, LCA will close or delay opening when the roads are unusually dangerous in the morning.  LCA may also take the unusual step of dismissing early if an unexpected storm comes in and the roads appear to be getting worse in the afternoon.

Our school will generally follow the schedule of the North Colonie School District since they have more information available to them than we do.  From time to time, however, we may do something different.  We encourage you to monitor local media for our school specifically.  When we need to change our schedule, we will send an email to all families and notify local media.  Most area TV stations will carry this information on the air and online.  One site we recommend is WNYT Channel 13: https://wnyt.com/closings/.  You can even download their app to your phone and receive notifications whenever LCA posts a schedule change.

LCA also provides a voice phone call for school closings and major schedule changes.  You will need to sign up for this service, even if you have received these notifications in the past.  To help make this service affordable, we do limit this to one phone number per family.  Most phone calls are generated early in the morning (generally between 5 AM and 6:15 AM.)  If you would like to receive this phone call, please complete the request form on our website: http://s.lcany.org/snow.

Special Programs

I trust you will make plans even now to be here yourself and invite friends and family to be here for our special programs coming up in November and December.  The children are already working very hard to prepare music and drama, and they love seeing those familiar and friendly faces in the auditorium.

      K4 Thanksgiving Program: Thursday, November 21

      K3 and K5 Christmas Program: Thursday, December 12

      Elementary Christmas Program: Thursday, December 17

If you have any questions about these programs, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.  All programs will begin at 7:00 PM and be held in our church auditorium.

Pensacola Christian College in Chapel

On Monday morning, November 18, starting at 8:30 AM, LCA will be hosting a representative from Pensacola Christian College in Florida, for our secondary chapel time.

Many of the textbooks we use are written by A Beka Book, an extension ministry of PCC.  Mrs. Mein, Mrs. Coonrod, and Mrs. Kupeyan are graduates of this college, and Mrs. Mein and Mrs. Coonrod also have children who are students there this year.

It is exciting for us to have colleges like PCC where we can be confident our children will receive a Christ-centered education centered on a biblical worldview.

Thanksgiving Break

LCA will be closed from Wednesday, November 27, through Friday, November 29, for Thanksgiving Break.  We hope many of our families will be able to spend some quality time with family and friends as we celebrate God’s goodness to us and to our country.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 11 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday

Nov. 12 – Picture Re-Take Day

Nov. 14 – Senior Lunch – Macaroni and Cheese

Nov. 18-22 – Operation Christmas Child Packing

Nov. 18 – PCC in Secondary Chapel

Nov. 18 – Boys’ Basketball Practices Begin

Nov. 21 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Nov. 26 – 3-Week Progress Reports (Grades 7-12)

Nov. 27-29 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break