On Friday, Sept. 29, when most kids would be in class, Marshfield Christian School (MCS) was doing their time of prayer and thanksgiving outside around the flagpole. They were going to be out front around the flag pole on Wednesday, Sept. 27, but due to the fact they love to participate in SYAP, and didn’t want to let the rain ruin it for this year, they rescheduled it for Friday.
MCS had normal chapel on Wednesday morning, since Pastor Brian Letsinger (Marshfield Church of the Nazarene) was present to speak. On Friday, the whole school gathered in a big loving circle around the pole and took part in a time of praise, prayer and thanksgiving to God. First, they did the pledges to the American Flag, the Christian Flag, and to the Bible. Next, they sang “Amazing Love” and “10,000 Reasons.” Then they had a time of prayer. Every student and adult, including parents were given a chance to pray if they wanted to, beginning with kindergarten students and working all the way through high school students, with adults going last. Many of the prayers were for our schools, our community, our country, our country’s leaders and those suffering from recent catastrophes. There were also the prayers of thanks that MCS is a school, where students and staff can worship God and pray openly and freely, as well as prayers of thanksgiving for God’s provision and blessings. The weather was perfect. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and it was nice and cool outside.