We are all afraid of something!
For Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, she and her friends were afraid of confronting lions and tigers and bears. We also know that Indiana Jones didn’t like snakes. Many people are afraid of public speaking. To no surprise, many children are afraid of the dark.
How about you? What are you afraid of? Are there certain animals that you don’t like? What about new situations? Heights? Enclosed places? There seems to be something that we each fear, even if we don’t want to admit it.
Our theme verse this year at Mt Calvary is the first part of Psalm 139:14 which states, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” The use of the word, fearfully, can be confusing to our 21st century western culture. At first glance, because we see the word fear contained in the word fearfully, we may assume that it has something to do with being afraid. This is not the case.
The term fearfully, as it is used in Psalm 139 means that we are remarkably made, uncommonly made, to stand in awe of how we are made. We are not to be afraid of our creator, but rather to honor the one who made us and all humankind in His image. When we say we are fearfully made, we are saying that we are an awesome creation, the height of creation, created by an awesome God. To realize that we are fearfully made is a sign of respecting the Almighty God, the creator of the universe.
Our response to being fearfully made is to honor our maker. We do this by giving praise to God in worship. We show our respect to God by honoring the creation and by being good stewards of the earth—the home where God has placed us. We honor God by honoring one another, and respecting all our fellow members of the human race.
We will still be afraid of things in this life. Some of those early fears may stay with us for years. However, with God’s help and the support of others, we may be able to confront and overcome some of these fears. But the biggest fear of all—death, has been conquered. Jesus defeated the power of sin, death and the evil one on the cross of Calvary, and gives us the gift of eternal life. We may be afraid of how we are going to die, but we don’t need to fear what will happen after our earthly death. We have the assurance of eternal life with our loving God, and all believers in Jesus Christ!
Let’s live life without fear, always remembering that we are fearfully made.
As you are, I am too—fearfully made,
Dr. Steve Christopher
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Early dismissal at 11:30 am. SAC will be open.
Parent-Teacher Conference | Early Dismissal
K-8 Early Dismissal - 11:30 am
More information to come
Students wear your spirit shirts!
SAC will be open afterwards
Joyful Noise Choir During Sunday Service
1st Quarter Awards
Red Ribbon Week
Located in the gym
Fall Festival | Noon-3 pm
Join us at MCL for the Fall Festival. Wear your costume and bring a bag for candy and prizes.
ICE CREAM FRIDAYS
The MCL Board of Education is sponsoring an activity booth. We will need volunteers for 2-hour shifts – which is a great way to get some K-8 Parent Hours and to show your support for Mt Calvary and share good things about our school! Sign up for your shift in the MCL Office.
Flat Stanley World Adventures
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We are collecting small toys during the month of October
Walnut Family Festival
Fridays after school @ 3:00 pm | most $1
Students and parents are welcome to enjoy a refreshing treat in the quad!
Saturday, October 12th · 9 am - 5 pm
Operation Christmas Child Donations
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2nd Grade, Mrs. Wright
Noah Franco · Responsible Citizen
Connor Kumagai · Academic Advancement
1st Grade, Mrs. Stade
Emanuel Kirk · Responsible Citizen
Joseph Chih · Responsible Cititen
Demi Wang is 5th grade’s student of the month. Demi, is new to Mt. Calvary and right from the beginning she worked hard to be at the top of her class. She, worked very hard over the summer on Math assignments to make sure she would be ready for 5th grade math. Demi is a self-motivated learner and never hesitates to ask for help to better understand her assignments. She practices Christ-like values by always trying to offer her help and checking on others. She consistently works at exceeding expectations. Demi reached her AR goal within the first month of the quarter and has needed it raised twice so far this quarter. It is a pleasure to have you here at Mt. Calvary, congratulations Demi.
Sophia Mariano has earned Student of the Month recognition in the 6th grade for September. Sophia has had a great beginning to middle school, and has had a positive impact on her schoolmates. Sophia demonstrates her Christian values by the way she treats her classmates, her other peers, and her teachers. Additionally, she demonstrates the importance of worship through her regular church attendance. Academically, Sophia is showing great success with the middle school curriculum, as she is currently positioned to be on the Honor Roll for the First Academic quarter. She has shown a willingness to accept new challenges and expand her comfort zone by joining the volleyball team for the first time, and making great improvements in both skill and confidence throughout the season. Sophia has started the school year in an exemplary manner, and will have great success in the future. Congratulations!
3rd Grade, Mrs. Mawhorter
Riley Duggan · Christian Values
Sophia Alvarado-Oda · Responsible Citizen
6th Grade, Mr. Cox
7th Grade, Mrs. Cox
Andrew Bustamante has earned Student of the Month in seventh grade for September. Andrew has had a great start to this school year showing he is a student who CAREs. He has continued to develop and improve in the area of time management which is shown marked improvement in completing his assignments on time. He is participating more in class and his effort toward his classwork is progressing nicely. He has begun to show the ability to know when to work and when to choose a personal activity. Andrew is becoming more responsible not only in his academics but also in his attitude toward school. He treats his peers and teachers with respect as well. With this great start, I am sure Andrew will continue to grow and develop all his skills being well-prepared for eighth grade. Congratulations, Andrew!
Kindergarten, Mrs. Hobbs
Lily Chang · Responsible Citizen
Peyton Zhang · Responsible Citizen
Matthew Shaw is the student of the month in 4th grade. He is setting a great example for the other students by being prepared to start class: well organized, neat, complete work and a terrific attitude. Matthew reflects a Christ-like attitude in his interaction with classmates and participates enthusiastically in religion. He is prepared for Bible memory. He is a responsible citizen and can be counted on to conduct himself appropriately. He is also very good with our puppy in class and has taken it upon himself to do extra training with her. I anticipate Matthew having a very successful year. Congratulations Matthew!
4th Grade, Mrs. Trotter
5th Grade, Mrs. Gonzales
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