The Birth of Jesus

“And [Mary] brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Luke 2:7

      We expect a great leader of our world to make a great entrance full of pageantry and pomp, probably also accompanied by a large security detail to keep people away from him!  The one God of the universe stepped into our world in a very different way.

By His own choice, He came as a baby.  Of course, God could have made His appearance as a mighty man or even as a fearsome creature.  Perhaps many more people would have followed Him after just such an advent.  He expected those early worshipers to accept Him by faith, seeing God even in what must have seemed to be an ordinary baby.

Second, Jesus came to a poor, hardworking family.  Most of us will never have the privilege of a presidential candidate or other leading politician stopping by our house to spend time together; we simply do not have the money they are interested in!  God, however, came to what might be called a “working class” family, one able to support a young child, but not one likely to be well-known in social circles.

Third, Jesus came in a humble setting.  Many pagan myths around the world deal with a mythological deity coming to earth.  None of them show their gods humbling themselves so much as to rest in a stall prepared for barnyard animals to eat from.  Although our God deserves the richest accommodations, He was willing to live an ordinary—even a poor—life as an example to His followers.

We praise God for sending His Son to us to be born and raised exactly as He had determined and revealed in prophecy.  We hope each of our families will be able to celebrate His life, death, and resurrection this Christmas season!

Christmas Break – LCA Closed

LCA will be closed from Monday, December 23, through Friday, January 3, for Christmas Break.  This break is longer than some of our local public school districts, and our office will also be closed during this time.  Classes will resume on a regular schedule on Monday, January 6.

We appreciate the support of our families in scheduling trips over the regular vacation times so that their children do not miss classes.  Being sure your child is in class every day is a great way to support academic success!

Christmas Programs

Over the past month, our students presented two Christmas programs and a Thanksgiving program. The videos for these programs are available on our school YouTube channel, MrFryLCA. If you are interested in getting copies of the pictures taken by our yearbook staff, please contact Mr. Fry.

These Christmas programs clearly presented the true message of Thanksgiving and of Jesus’ birth. We appreciate the hard work of our students and directors in preparing for and in delivering these programs.

Christmas Gift — THANK YOU!

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to express my deep appreciation for the sacrificial monetary gifts given by our families.  Every dollar given at the Christmas programs and directly though our school office has been distributed to our teachers and support staff.  We all appreciate the privilege of serving your family through the educational ministry of Latham Bible Baptist Church.

Office 365 ProPlus Available

All LCA students automatically qualify for a subscription to Office 365 ProPlus through our licensing agreement with Microsoft.  Students in Grades 7-12 may visit portal.microsoft.com and login with their student email address and password (followed by the ! character) to download the latest version of Microsoft Office for PCs and Macs.  You may also login the same way using the smartphone or tablet versions of Office.

If you would like to have a login and have a student below seventh grade, or if you have any questions about this program, please contact Mr. Fry at bfry@lcany.org.

Upcoming Days Off

Please keep an eye on your school calendar for days school will be closed after Christmas.  We will be closed for the federal holiday on January 20.  We will also be closed for Winter Break starting on Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21.

As always, if you have any questions about our schedule, please feel free to contact our school office.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 23-Jan. 3 – NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break

Jan. 8 – Progress Reports Issued (Grades 1-12)

Jan. 9 – Senior Lunch – Macaroni and Cheese

Jan. 9 – ASVAB Interpretation (Grades 11-12)

Jan. 10 – 4:00 PM – Boys’ Basketball at Grapeville

Jan. 13 – 3:15 PM – Basketball Picture Day

Jan. 14 – 4:00 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball vs. Faith

Jan. 16 – 12:30 PM – PSAT Interpretation (10th-11th)