Chapel Themes and Schedule for 2018-2019

 

Every morning, after the Canadian National Anthem the students will hear a short song that will help them memorize a bible verse or a part of the catechism weekly followed by the current prayer. The students will be taught different prayers throughout the year. The students are currently saying the following prayer which is done over the intercom:

“We give thanks to you dear Father, through Jesus your only son, that you have kept us through the night, from harm and the evil one.  And we pray that you, would keep us this day from danger and harm from going astray.  Let all our deeds be pleasing to you and stay with us all through the day, your angels protecting the way.  For in your name we pray, Amen.”

During devotion time, all classrooms recite the Lord’s prayer and will say a prayer before both snack and lunch times.  Students learn many different prayers throughout the year, please ask your child what prayer they use in class and if you require the words for the prayer please contact your child’s teacher.

BSLS Chapel Services are held on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. Each Chapel service will focus on the Lutheran message which teaches all of our young students on how they are serving God’s community through the many outreach and stewardship opportunities through the school and the church. Our chapel services involve many different components that have been specifically planned to engage the students and to help the children understand and hear about God’s love.  God’s Law (the Ten Commandments) and God’s Gospel (grace & forgiveness) are shared in every lesson at chapel and throughout our days with the children and with one another.  It is especially important for children to hear about God’s grace and forgiveness, and it can be easy as adults to focus on the law and expectations, rather than the Gospel.  At chapel, there are responsibilities given to each classroom throughout the year for all students to participate in chapel when possible.  The responsibilities this year are the candle lighters, candle extinguishers, bible verse readers, chapel artists, prayer readers and of course, singing and doing the actions to the many songs we sing.  We are always interested if a student is interested in playing violin, piano or sharing another talent during our chapel services to enhance our student involvement.  Please speak to your child and teacher to hear about how your child is involved in our weekly chapel services.

In Chapel This Week….

Last Supper (Luke 22:14-23)

Jesus said that the most joyful moment of His life was sharing His Holy Supper with His disciples.  This may surprise us because on that night He was betrayed and arrested.  Sorrow and suffering were all around Him.  But He said this because it was there that He took bread and gave it to them saying, “Take, eat.  This is my body, which is given for you.”  He took the cup and said, “Drink of it, all of you, this cup is the New Testament in my blood, shed for you, for the forgiveness of sins.”  Jesus shared the fruits of His cross with those that believed in Him.  He shared His joy in that meal.  And He still does today.  Each Sunday, Christ hosts His Supper at His altar, serving His forgiveness and joy to His disciples.  We gather around Him in the midst of all our sorrows and sufferings to receive His body and blood, and with it – His joy.  Joy that lasts.  Joy that overcomes all our sins and failures.  Joy that fills life up to the brim.  Joy that transcends our earthly sorrows, uniting us with Him and all those with Him in His eternal promise.  He gives Himself in the meal as a pledge and guarantee that we are eternally part of all He is doing – yes, even His joy.

Image for this week’s bible lesson.

Prayer:

Father in heaven, there is no joy on earth like that of Your Son, who not only overcomes our shortcomings and sins, not only fills up all things to make them whole – but transcends all things with an everlasting joy that is beyond the entire cosmos.  Give us this joy in Him always Father, and dispel the gloomy clouds of sadness.  Melt away the fog with the bright joy of Your Son, and keep our eyes squarely on Him.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Schedule for 2017-18

                     

       September

       October

       November

       December

  • 5 – Gabriel Visits Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
  • 12 – Angel Visits Joseph (Matt. 1:18-25)
  • 19 – Birth of Christ (Luke 2:1-20)

       January

  • 9 – Jacob with Rachel (Gen.29:1-3,9-20)
  • 16 – Elijah in Wilderness (1 Kings 19:1-8)
  • 23 – Last Supper (Luke 22:14-23)
  • 30 – Thief on the Cross (Luke 23:39-43)

       February

  • 6 – Abraham and Isaac (Gen.22:1-14)
  • 13 – Golden Calf (Ex. 32:1-14)
  • 20 – Jesus’ Arrest (Matt. 26.47-56)
  • 27 – Jesus’ Last Words (Luke 23:44-46)

       March

  • 6 – Cupbearer Forgets Joseph in Prison (Gen. 40:9-15,20-23)
  • 13 – Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
  • 20 – Jesus’ Disciples Flee (Mark 14:43-50)
  • 27 – Joseph’s Brothers Forgiven (Gen. 50:15-21)

       April

  • 3 – Birth of Moses (Ex. 2:1-10)
  • 10 – Jesus Mocked (Luke 23:32-37)
  • 17 – Jesus Dies (Matt. 27:45-54)
  • 24 – Mary at the Tomb (John 20:11-18)

      May

  • 1 – Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
  • 8 – Jesus Appears to Disciples Upper Room (John 20:19-23)
  • 15 – Jesus Appears to Thomas (John 20:24-31)
  • 22 – Red Sea Crossing (Ex. 14:5-29)
  • 29 – Dove Returns to Ark (Gen. 8:1-11)

       June

  • 5 – People Rebel and Moses Intercedes (Numbers 14:1-24)
  • 12 – Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:2-11)
  • 19 – Jesus struck in court (John 18:19-24)
  • 26 – Great Commission (Matt.2 8:16-20)