Hillcrest E-Connect 8/6/16

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In This Issue

Chapel Calls School to Clarity
3 Storied Steps to Fostering an Enduring Faith
Comets Take Disciplined Approach with Prayer
Around the Castle

Chapel Focus Creates Clarity at Hillcrest

When the people objected to His questioning their reverence, God asked if their governors would consider them respectful if they treated them as they were acting, speaking, and thinking of God. As important as realizing that God is Lord and Master of all things, there is another facet to the relationship God seeks with us. Imagine being one of Jesus’ disciples who listened to Jesus pray to God. You long for a similar relationship with the Almighty, so you join your co-followers of Christ in asking Him, Teach us to pray.  Read the full article here>>
Campus News

Team Focuses on Jesus

The boys basketball team got after it this weekend against some tough competition at the Minnesota Pacesetter tournament in St. Cloud. Their hard work on the court was steadied by times of discipline in the locker room. Read the Full Story>>

Staff Revisit Theme

Pulling out examples from the classroom, a common theme emerging was freedom. However, many staff repeated a phrase that freedom in Christ is really a freedom that is not earned. The staff continually ended comments with the word done.  Read the full story>>
Principal's Desk

3 Steps to Foster Faith

Olympic sprinter Eric Liddell's goal was to unify mankind to Jesus. His life causes pause for the thoughtful Christian. He reveals 3 storied steps that foster an enduring faith that engages the world to restore. Read the Full Story>>

Church Changes Culture

2 in 10 students under (the age of) 30 see church attendance as a priority. While 49% believe the church is "very" or "somewhat" important, 51% see it as irrelevant. However, students need the support of the local church now more than ever. Read a few reasons why>>

Alumni News

Almuna Draws Tears

Sonja was not aware of Mr. Steve Undseth, but he was aware of her and, to use Jesus’ metaphor, of the harvest God was producing! Sonja was showing the awareness, compassion, and freedom God’s Living Seed produces. Read the Full Story>>

New President Search

We would like your feedback! The Hillcrest Lutheran Academy (HLA, Hillcrest) Presidential Search Committee is seeking input on what friends and supporters of Hillcrest would like to see in the next Hillcrest President.  Provide your feedback by August 31, 2016 by responding to the brief survey. Your responses will be confidential. Complete Survey>>

Comet Calendar

Dorm Move-in
Saturday, August 13 at 12pm students will begin moving in for the 2016-17 school year.
Opening Picnic
Sunday, August 14 at 5:30pm Hillcrest will hold the annual picnic on the front lawn in front of the main building.
Evening Activities Begin at HLA
Each evening, beginning on Sunday, August 14, students will gather in the chapel at 9pm for a huddle of Hillcrest students. The Hillcrest Huddle runs through Thursday, August 18. Friday, August 19 at 9pm the school is hosting an all-school campfire and Sundae night.
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