Chapel Themes and Schedule for 2017-2018

 

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….

November 8, 2017 – Prison

Joseph’s Troubles  (0:00-2:28)

 

For the kids

At just the right time, God raised Joseph up out of the depths of prison to the right hand of Pharoah.  He used Joseph to feed all of Egypt and the surrounding area when there was no food.  God did the same thing with His Son Jesus.  He sent Him down into the slavery and prison of our sin so He could free us.  He rose from the dead and went up to heaven to God’s right hand.  He feeds our souls with His forgiveness and merciful promises during this fallen age until we join Him forever in His eternal kingdom.

 

For those looking to understand more…

Had God revealed His plan to Joseph ahead of time, Joseph would not have been willing to go through with it – even though it ultimately saved his family, yes, the whole region.  Our lives are the same.  God doesn’t reveal every detail of His purposes to us ahead of time.  He calls on us to trust Him.  He has a plan, and He promises that when He reveals it all to us – on the Last Day – it will cause us to praise Him eternally.  His plan is “the cross.”  Joseph faced “the cross” of his betrayal, slavery, and wrongful imprisonment.  We face “crosses” in many and various ways throughout our lives.  But they all find their fulfillment and meaning in the Cross of the One who went willingly – who knew the plan – who for our sake and for our salvation came down from heaven into our judgmental mess to die for us.  Christ did perfectly for us, what we are now called on to do – trust the Father in heaven and His plan – knowing that it is all for our good in the end.

Joseph dreamed of seven years of plenty – plenty of full plump ears of grain.  The Pharoah put Joseph at his right hand to store food for the years when there was no food.

 

Prayer:

Father in heaven, You are the Lord of my life.  But You don’t control my heart and mind with fear and coercion the way the world and sin do.  You rule by mercy and forgiveness, lording Your Son’s free gifts over me to fill me with peace with You and love for my neighbour.  Set Your plan of salvation before my eyes at all times, that I may trust You alone, and use my energies for the sake of those You put in my life.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Schedule for 2017-18

                     

       September

  • 6 – Creation (Gen. 1)
  • 13 – Creation (Gen. 1-2)
  • 20 – Creation: Adam and Eve (Gen. 2)
  • 27- Fall (Gen. 3)

       October

  • 4 – Cain and Abel (Gen. 4)
  • 11 – Noah and the Flood (Gen. 6-7)
  • 18 – God’s Promise to Noah (Gen. 8-9)
  • 25 – Joseph and his brothers (Gen. 37)

       November

  • 1 – Joseph’s troubles (Gen. 39)
  • 8 – Joseph feed Egypt (Gen. 40-41)
  • 15 – Joseph forgives (Gen. 42-45)
  • 22 – Jacob blesses his children (Gen. 48-49)
  • 29 – Annunciation (Luke 1)

       December

  • 6 – Joseph’s Dream (Matt. 1)
  • 13 – Mary visits Elizabeth (Luke 1)
  • 20 – Birth (Luke 2)

       January

  • 10 – Jesus changes water into wine (John 2)
  • 17 – Jesus feeds 5000 (John 6)
  • 24 – Jesus heals ten men with Leprosy (Luke 17)
  • 31 – Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:1-9,18-23)

       February

  • 7 – Parable of the weeds (Matt. 13:24-30)
  • 14 – Baptism of Christ (John 1; Matt. 3)
  • 21 – Temptation of Christ (Matt. 4; Mark 1; Luke 4)
  • 28 – Triumphal Entry (Matt. 21)

       March

  • 7 – Lord’s Supper (Luke 21-22)
  • 14 – Peter denies Jesus (Mark 14)
  • 21 – Passion of Christ (Matt. 27)
  • 28 – Jesus dies (Luke 23)

       April

  • 4 – Resurrection (John 20)
  • 11 – Jesus appears on the road (Luke 24)
  • 18 – Jesus appears to Thomas (John 20)
  • 25 – Jesus appears in Galilee (John 21)

      May

  • 9 – Jesus Ascends into Heaven (John 21; Acts 1)
  • 16 – I am the Vine; You are the branches (John 15)
  • 23 – God sends the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)
  • 30 – Peter and John heal the lame man (Acts 3)

       June

  • 6 – Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8)
  • 13 – Conversion of Saul (Acts 9)
  • 20 – Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16)
  • 27 – John’s vision of Heaven (Revelation 21-22)