Imitators of Christ September 2019

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

Happy New Year!

Dear EPCS family, Happy New Year!

The new calendar year naturally brings with it promise, hope and change. Here at EPCS, it is no different. We have all types of short-term and long-term goals for ourselves, our students and our school. One of my resolutions is always to read more, and the most influential book I read in 2018 was John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life. In it he wrote: “But whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.”  I am praying that every student or adult who walks through these hallowed halls, finds their God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion for their life in 2019.

From the Principal’s Desk – October

Dear EPCS family,

This has been about the fastest start to a school year I have ever experienced. School has just about jumped into cruise control, with everyone doing their part while trusting in God to steer us through. It fills me with joy to see how many different hands go into the success of the school, for HIS glory. At times like these, we need to take the time to pause and reflect on what God has and is doing.

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From the Principal’s Desk – September

Dear EPCS family,

Welcome back to school! We all remember a time walking through the front door of school, with a nervous excitement as a little child. For me, my first day in school comes back, vibrantly, annually as an educator. My mother, who up until then was my only teacher, walked me to my third grade classroom door where my new teacher greeted us. They said a prayer with me and my mother gave me a kiss on the forehead. Unbeknownst to me, she left a lipstick mark.  I am thankful to this day that my 3rd grade teacher stopped to wipe the lipstick off my forehead; my mother would then crack a joke, in a playful voice “You can not rub it off, you can only rub it in”. I remember that moment dearly, because of what it represents. Love.

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From The Principal’s Desk – August 2018

From The Principal’s Desk – August 2018

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.

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