CHRIST KING NEWS — CKCS celebrated its second week of Advent on Dec. 6. The Grade 6 class led the Advent celebration as we lit the second purple candle on our Advent Wreath, which represents peace.
The Gospel spoke on how John the Baptist proclaimed the coming of the Lord, and told everyone to prepare their hearts by repenting and asking for forgiveness. Hannah Van Straten and Brandy Kennedy performed a small skit demonstrating the meaning behind “preparing” your heart. The girls explained that “preparing” means to “get ready”. But getting your heart ready for the Saviour is not the same as preparing your house for company. You don’t dust, vacuum or pick up dirty socks.
It is as simple as reflecting on your life, and confessing any mean, selfish or wrong doings and asking for forgiveness. Students were asked to silently ponder how they could make their hearts ready for Baby Jesus. Amid the last minute shopping, travelling, and bustle of Christmas, CKCS encourages Stettler to also think on what you may need to “clean” before you welcome Christ into your heart this Christmas season, and find God’s peace.
CKCS students have been fundraising for our brother George this month. George is the school’s sponsor child. He is in Grade 8 and lives in India. He loves to play volleyball, sing and dance. Throughout the year, we have many fundraisers for him, but the annual Christmas ornament fundraiser is a favourite. Staff members donate Christmas ornaments that fill our Christmas tree in the foyer. For $1 students can put their names in the draw, and new winners have been chosen each week to pick an ornament off of the tree.
The school is abuzz with excitement as we begin our full school rehearsals for our Christmas pageant “An Out-of-the-Box Christmas”. The musical is set on the day of the final dress rehearsal, but the actors open the costume shipment to find that they have been sent the wrong costumes for their Christmas story play. In this hilarious production, the kids must find a creative way to ensure that the show goes on – but can they really tell the Christmas story with cheerleaders, cowboys, and superheroes? Come join the fun on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come to the CKCS gym in order to kick off the Christmas season right with this heartwarming tale. All CKCS students have been hard at work to make this year the best yet. Refreshments will follow afterwards. We are looking forward to sharing the reason for the season with everyone.