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Recreating Our Community in the Present Tense

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As with most things this school year, chapel is different. While we are unable to gather in the sanctuary as a group, we are able to gather virtually with our classes, parents, grandparents, and friends. In the school year's first chapel on September 2, Head of School Ken Seward welcomed everyone to the new school year, saying that our 49th year will be different than all of the years that have come before this one and that we must recreate our community in the present tense.

Mr. Seward pointed out that we have many new procedures and rules in place to keep our community safe and healthy and that this is a different kind of year. However, we are creating this year’s community with a new normal, and so far, things are great! He thanked chapel leader Moses Joshua for bringing us all together virtually and finding a way to keep chapel services an important part of each week.

Rev. Dr. Ross Wright spoke to our worries and concerns about the many changes we face. He reminded those gathered that we don’t need to worry. When we are feeling scared or nervous, we just need to remember what Philippians 4:6-7 tells us:

6 Don’t worry about anything. No matter what happens, tell God about everything. Ask and pray, and give thanks to him. 7 Then God’s peace will watch over your hearts and your minds. He will do this because you belong to Christ Jesus. God’s peace can never be completely understood. (NIRV)

As Rev. Dr. Wright said, “The peace of God will give our hearts calm.” With peaceful hearts, we will begin the school year recreating our community within the confines of our new normal, and it will be great!

Parents and community members are invited to join chapel each week from 9:15-9:45 a.m. through the link provided in Rams News.