Monday 1 April 2013

Prayer Letter: April 2013

Monday, April 1: Work continues to finalize the upcoming edition of Perspective. We ask God's blessing and guidance for all those involved.

Tuesday, April 2: We pray for blessings and energy for ICS Presidents, Tom and Dawn Wolthuis, as they manage their many responsibilities.

Wednesday, April 3: We ask God's blessing on all Senior Members as they gather today for a Faculty meeting. We pray for guidance and wisdom.

Thursday, April 4: We offer prayers of gratitude for the many people who have presented ICS with gifts of prayer, money, and expressions of appreciation. It is wonderful to be blessed with so much support and interest.

Friday, April 5: Senior Member Ron Kuipers is launching his new book, Richard Rorty, this evening. We pray for blessings on all who attend.
Junior Member Carolyn Mackie is presenting a paper in Toronto tomorrow. We ask God to bless Carolyn and everyone who attends this event.

Monday, April 8: This is the final week of the semester and the academic year! We offer prayers of thanks for another semester of learning. We also ask God's blessings on Junior Members as they balance their course work with their families and jobs.

Tuesday, April 9: Librarian Isabella Guthrie-McNaughton will be attending a two day Association of Research libraries (ARL)/Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Institute on Scholarly Communications. We pray and for blessings on all those attending.

Wednesday, April 10: The Leadership Team and the Finance and Fundraising Committee meet today. We offer prayers for God's guidance for these important committees.

Thursday, April 11: Librarian Isabella Guthrie-McNaughton will be attending the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Indianapolis from April 11-13. We pray for safe travel and fruitful sessions.

Friday, April 12: On this last day of classes we offer prayers of thanks for the past semester and for energy and enthusiasm for students as they complete papers and assignments. We look forward to an evening of celebration, reflection, and fun!
Senior Member Doug Blomberg will be presenting a paper in Toronto and Senior Member Lambert Zuidervaart will be speaking in Michigan today. We pray for God’s blessing on all participants.

Monday, April 15: Today we ask for God's help for those who are struggling with cancer and other illnesses. We pray for strength, patience and for good results from treatment.

Tuesday, April 16: The Board Executive meets this evening. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.

Wednesday, April 17: Today the Academic Council meets. We ask God to guide their discussions and decisions.

Thursday, April 18: We ask for blessings on Senior Member Ron Kuipers as he continues his work as director of our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics.

Friday, April 19: We ask for God's guidance for everyone who is involved in planning for next year, including those doing work on our budget.

Monday, April 21: We thank God for all the applicants to our programs. We pray that the successful applicants will be able to join us in our mission.

Tuesday, April 23: We pray for God’s blessing for the alumni association. We ask for strength and that God will make it an instrument of his will.

Wednesday, April 24: The Leadership Team meets today. We ask for God's wisdom to guide this committee.

Thursday, April 25: We ask God for energy for the candidates for graduation who are pushing to complete their programs and defend their theses.

Friday, April 26: Senior Member Shannon Hoff is presenting a paper in Stony Brook, New York today. We pray for safe travel, and ask God to bless everyone attending this event.

Monday, April 29: We ask God's help and guidance for all those who are doing advancement work for ICS both in Canada and in the US. Please pray that support for the vision and mission of ICS continues to grow.

Tuesday, April 30: We pray for stamina and patience for all those who are involved in planning for next month’s Senate and Board meetings, and our Convocation.