Dear EPCS family,
August has begun, and here at East Palmyra Christian School we are fervently preparing for a new school year. Teachers are spending countless summer hours poring over curriculum and different classroom furniture arrangements. It is amazing to watch their dedication along with volunteers through the summer months. Committees have been buzzing with enthusiasm, working through challenges, and planning events. With so many exciting things happening at the school, often I forget to slow down and remember to be thankful for all He has done. I have not had the pleasure of meeting many of you reading this yet; however, we recognize that so many of you are praying for us and the school at large.
When we take a look at our culture or the state of public education, Paul’s words in Romans 11:5 rings true:
“So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.”
East Palmyra Christian School has been a safe haven for the “remnant” in the heart of Wayne County for over 70 years. Amazing. The community has grown: working through trials, tribulations, celebrations, graduations and so much more. We here at EPCS are committed to training up the next generation of believers to become disciples of Christ, and it shows.
Recently, I have been looking through files (stories) of EPCS past: in order to help guide the school into future years. As the cliché goes: you can’t know where you are going, until you know where you’ve been. I could not help but reflect on the generations of hands that have created, touched, and prayed over the situations of those periods. Observing the variety of handwriting itself, is a demonstration of how Christ uses all of us by our strengths and His desires at any given time. It has been a truly humbling experience. When rushing around, completing tasks and crossing off to-do lists; I believe it is very important to share how thankful I am to Christ, for the history of “the remnant” at EPCS. Why? Because God cares about the history of His people. The genealogies in Genesis 4,5 & 11, Matthew 1:2-16, Luke 3:23-38 are arguably the best demonstrations of that.
As my wife, Lauren, and my children begin to get our “hands dirty” in His work here at EPCS, we do so understanding that many of you toiled here and are still investing your God given resources in this school. Of that, we are humbled and grateful. Continue to pray for us and all the leadership at EPCS: Pray specifically for wisdom in decision making, patience, and guidance that can only come from the Lord our God, Jesus Christ. Amen.
For HIS Kingdom,
Reid Robbins, Principal