"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God."
Pray for our high school students as they
spend this week at Pinnacle growing in their
relationship with the Lord and with one another.
HOMECOMING WEEKHomecoming week is an exciting time at Rosehill for all of our families. Get ready for the week of October 2nd; high school will have themed dress days, there will be a pep rally, bonfire and the spirit day on Friday will be the biggest of the year with mums, mums & more mums! Help us spread the word to our alumni. If you are in contact with any of our graduates, please let them know to mark their calendars for Friday, October 6th to join us for the game, the dance will be on Saturday. More details to come!
Our first PTO fundraiser of the year starts Monday, September 25th. Look for Otis Spunkmeyer materials to come home with your child soon. Volunteers will be needed to help serve our Chick-fil-A lunch on October 13th.
Please sign up by going to our site at www.rcseagles.ivolunteer.com.
Our elementary chapel will be held at the flagpole on Wednesday, September 27th at 8:20AM to pray for our nation in honor of "See You At The Pole". Parents are more than welcome to join us.
RCS Family Spirit Night at Showboat Drive In Theater on Thursday, October 19th. (No school on the 19th or 20th) Free Entry to all Rosehill families and friends!
More details to come...
Mrs. Friedel is working hard to prepare another book fair! We are still looking for volunteers to help with set up, cashier, etc so if you are able to bless us with your time, please go to ivolunteer to set up a time.
The students will all have a chance to shop, but parents are also welcome to come to the book fair until 4 pm all week. On Wednesday, 9/27, they will be open at 7:30 AM for early risers!
3:45PM 4-H Cooking Club
8:15AM Parent Bible Study
Book Fair Week begins
8:15AM Moms in Prayer
PTO Otis Spunkmeyer
Cookie Sales begin
8:20AM See You At The Pole
4PM Archery Club
8:15AM Parent Bible Study
2:45PM Pep Rally
5:30PM College Planning Workshop
Homecoming Week Begins
Flu Vaccine Clinic
Mrs. Frick has a new addition to her office (the giraffe pictured below). She needs some help in naming him/her. All students in Grades K-4 are encouraged to drop by Mrs. Frick's office to meet her special friend and submit a name for consideration. All names should be turned in by Friday, 9/22 at 4:00. The name and who named him/her will be announced during morning announcements on Tuesday, 9/26.
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As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding the health of your child. For more information regarding seasonal flu, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/ or contact your health care provider.
Have a blessed day,
Pam Evans BSN, RN
With so much devastation in the news, it’s hard not to ask God, “Why?” Here’s some help for responding to questions about natural disasters and God.
Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, a massive earthquake in Mexico, wildfires across the western United States. The string of natural disasters in the last few weeks has left many wondering: Where is God in the midst of all this suffering, loss of life, and destruction?
It’s a question nearly as old as time. As the Greek philosopher, Epicurus asked, Is God able to stop suffering but not willing? Then He isn’t all-good. Is He willing, but not able? Then He isn’t all-powerful. In both cases, He’s not really God.
And Voltaire, the French philosopher, famously argued in a poem that the All Saints Day Earthquake in Lisbon in 1755 made believing in an all-good, all-powerful God untenable.
Thankfully, many Christians have tackled this tough question. In fact, Colson Center Senior Fellow, J. Warner Wallace offers a few of his thoughts in an upcoming column at BreakPoint.org.
First, Wallace points out that “natural disasters” aren’t always entirely, well, natural. Human freedom and planning leads to homes and cities being built in places susceptible to earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. Sometimes corners are cut on building materials or construction in order to save money. These choices can put people in harm’s way when nature turns dangerous.
And second, calamity often reveals the very best of human character, as opportunities abound to love those in need. In the early centuries of Christianity, pagan hearts were softened toward the Gospel when Christians ran toward great plagues and disasters, rather than away. In the same way, as we’ve told you on BreakPoint, Christians today provide the bulk of relief in the wake of the recent hurricanes. These disasters are terrible, but the displays of neighborly love are beautiful.
And finally, our visceral reaction to the tragedy and suffering caused by natural disasters, far from disproving an all-powerful, all-loving God, is actually strong evidence for His existence. C. S. Lewis admitted in “Mere Christianity” that as an atheist, he thought the injustice in the world was an airtight argument against Christianity. But then he wondered: “How had I gotten this idea of just and unjust?”
His argument depended on evil and suffering being objectively bad, not just inconvenient. But if we’re merely subatomic particles, then no arrangement of those particles can be morally better or worse than any other. Our hearts cry out that this world is not the way it’s supposed to be. And atheism can only reply, “Sure it is.”
But we know better. The world is broken. It’s not functioning according to God’s original design, and Christianity places the blame on humanity’s rebellion against the Creator.
But the Christian message doesn’t end there. God assures us that He’s with us in the hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires. In Jesus Christ, He entered the world’s brokenness and joined our suffering, crying out with a very human heart as He Himself tasted death on our behalf: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
The question that Jesus asked here points to the only answer to Epicurus’ question, because Jesus is the only God Who is all-good, all-loving, and knows what it means to feel the brunt of evil and suffering. As Edward Shillito wrote in his poem, “Jesus of the Scars”:
The other gods were strong; but Thou wast weak;
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds, but Thou alone.
Remember that the Suffering Savior is now the enthroned King. Suffering and death do not have the last word. Sin is a defeated foe. All will be made new again. And so, in light of that Truth, or better yet because of the One who is Truth, we can give our best answer to the question of suffering by following the example of our Savior, and His Church throughout history, by running toward the disasters with love, with help, with grace, and with the Gospel.
BASKETBALL TRYOUTSThere will be a sign up sheet outside of Mrs. Krantz's office for those boys and girls who want to tryout for junior high basketball. Sign up by October 10th!
Booster Club Needs
Booster Club Athletic Season Passes
Booster Club Yard Sign Order Forms
Booster Club Eagles Spotlight Ads
Booster Club Program Ads
Booster Club Gym & Field Advertising
HOCO: DRESS UP DAYSHigh School Dress Days 10/2-10/6
Monday: Athletes vs. Mathletes (Jocks vs. Nerds)
Wednesday: Class Picks
Freshmen Twin Day
Sophomore Farm Animals
Junior Hipsters & Hippies
Senior Senior Citizen Day
Thursday: Dressy Western Day
Friday: Spirit Wear for ALL SCHOOL
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