06 Jun Assembly – A Treasured Time at the Lower School
Assembly – A Treasured Time at the Lower School
Chapels and assemblies are a vital time of gathering the Lower School to implant God’s truth into all of our lives. Three days a week the Lower School comes together to listen to God’s truth presented practically, to memorize Scripture, and to worship together through prayer and hymn singing.
The time is focused on learning about our Creator and His character and on making the Gospel real and active in students, in and out of the classroom. The teachers then follow up throughout the week, working on memorization and practical application.
Focusing on God’s character to develop our character, Monday chapels are lead by Mr. Breckenridge and Mrs. Briley, Wednesdays by Mr. Koch and Mrs. Oeverman, and Friday assemblies by Mr. Haferbecker and Mrs. Barnes. The character study was developed by the Lower School faculty and Mrs. Alston, who organizes the services.
Music is an important part of chapel worship. Hymns employ beautiful classic melodies that enhance truth-filled words. For the past two years Mrs. Hilchen has faithfully served as accompanist, playing a prelude to enter by, keeping everyone in tune for singing, and sending all out with a postlude. On occasion, a piano student will play a duet with Mrs. Hilchen for the prelude.
Friday assemblies add a few student focused activities, including class presentations, awards, and recognitions. As Mr. Haferbecker always says: “It’s great to be alive! It’s great to be an Archer!”
Parents and other family members are welcomed and encouraged to attend all chapels and assemblies, especially Friday class presentations. Chapels are Mondays and Wednesdays 8:45-9:00, and assemblies are Fridays 8:45-9:00.