TUESDAY: no school; a rare March snow day!
THURSDAY: Hymn Chapel. This was our second of the year, and we sang again the hymns introduced in November. Mrs. Erdman from Faith Church played the piano (she was amazing!). Miss Bosscher told a moving story about her grandfather who was disabled with polio as a young adult. His favorite hymn, that the family sang at every family gathering, was "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". Mr. Wiener told about how he sang "The Solid Rock" with his guitar all alone in his seminary dorm room after a young woman "broke up" with him. Philip S. told us why "Be Thou My Vision" is one of his favorite hymns. He beautifully related it to running. We also sang "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" and "How Great Thou Art".
FRIDAY: Pastor John Hays spoke. His five children have all attended (or still attending) Timothy. He spoke about being a fool for Christ. His message kept our interest and challenged us in our faith. When he told his closing story about a fool for Christ during the days of gladiators, an attentive silence fell on the auditorium.
MIDDLE SCHOOL, WEDNESDAY: Mrs. Sytsma, Dr. Hoeksema, Ms. Provancal, and Mr. Romano (who was in a high school chapel recently) formed a panel to answer middle schooler questions. Some of the topics were dealing with anger, friends, swearing, and how to have a successful time in middle school.