Dear EPCS family,

 “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

 The other day, after completing my teaching schedule, I wandered from class to class poking my head in. There was so much learning happening, many students and teachers did not even notice me. Even library and kitchen were so packed with homeschooling families, some had to sit on the floor to work with their children who were not in class. Our school has increased in enrollment from 52 to 69 students, with a record breaking 17 homeschool students. In that moment,  I was overwhelmed with excitement; each child, staff, and parent was offering up their work as a fragrant offering to Christ. Everyone sacrificing together to equip or be equipped. 

 The sacrifice offering of time, talent, and treasure sometimes go unnoticed by humans, but is never unnoticed by God. If you are like me this summer has been a complete blur. So much work has been done to prepare the school for another year and it could not have been possible without the volunteers who love and support our school. Working here everyday is a reminder that God is faithful, when we are faithful to the Word.

 I invite you to take the Bible reading challenge with us located on the front page of our website. As a community, we plan on reading through the whole Bible in a school year. Also, I am looking for individuals who may want to volunteer once a month to teach “life skills” to our 5th-12th grade students. Valuable skills not learned in formal classroom settings such as; changing tires/oil, baking/cooking, sewing, engine repair, carpentry/woodworking, plumbing, electricity or gardening.

 In the Month of September, please continue to pray: 

          ~For EPCS staff and their families as they dedicate their time in this ministry. 

          ~That our students see the glory of God through their studies.

          ~For the EPCS Board as they spend many hours planning for the future.

          ~For our upcoming events: Grandparents Day (October 9th), See you at the pole (September 25th).

          ~For our Senior Class of six (6), who are making their last preparations and plans before they go out into the world to battle alongside us as reformers.

For HIS Kingdom,

Reid Robbins, Principal