Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Do you know these busy LCES staff members?  They are enjoying their last month of working with students at LCES before retiring this summer.

Between the two of them, Janet Holtrop (Resource) and Janet Laarman (Gr.1) they have nearly 50 years of service combined at our school. That is a lot of students, lessons, report cards, field trips, meetings, parent-teacher interviews, and most importantly – teaching! 

Eugene Peterson talks about the concept of “a long obedience in the same direction.” In God’s economy of kingdom building, faithfulness is measured not only by dramatic, highly visible moments of creation, innovation, change, but also by doing the most ordinary and routine of things with care, clearly understanding that “whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (Colossians 3:17)

We thank both of these well-known servants for their part in the story of our school and helping us to with their “long obedience” toward the direction of a school that teaches God’s truth, delights in God’s creation, and guides God’s children to find their place in his world.

A drop-in coffee/tea open house will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 10am-12pm. Feel free to drop by the school, say hello, and share your thanks and celebrate this milestone with them. Spread the word!  SJ


  1. My children were blessed by these two teachers. Some very wonderful memories of these two amazing women. I can't make the open house but would you pass on my congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful retirement and thank you for making those hard years good for my kids. God bless you both richly.
    Janet Beldman

  2. Best wishes for your retirement. You both deserve time to pamper yourselves.