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Archive for May, 2016

He Has Risen! He Has Risen Indeed!

As we reflect during the season of Lent, Holy Week and Resurrection Day we can joyfully rest upon God’s unwavering love and promises. Our lessons from the Old Testament this year teach about the kings and prophets that God used to tell the nations about His goodness, love and promise of redemption through the coming Messiah. What a blessing to share this solid foundation with the children as well as the Good News and love of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah and fulfilled prophecy!

chapel report imageThere are times in the lives of our students (over 50% are non-churched) that they may be mocked or teased just like Jesus. We strive to nurture each of them, by sharing the hope and love of our perfect and blameless Lamb and keeping them in prayer. So while we celebrate Easter and his Resurrection, we celebrate that through this event, Jesus broke the power of sin and death and became the king of our hearts!

When Jesus was hanging on the cross, the skeptics and critics mocked him and said, “If you’re the Son of God, why don’t you just pull yourself down from that cross? Why don’t you just come down and show that you’re really God?” Yet Jesus had something more spectacular planned. He said, “I’m going to let you bury me for three days, and then I’ll come back to life to prove that I am who I say I am.” Jesus is the living proof, “He was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 1:4. (Rick Warren, Saddleback Church)

Join us in celebrating the one living and true God! The one who showed His love for us, not only by his death on the cross, but His burial and resurrection. Tearing down the barrier that once separated us from Him, now we have free access to a life surrounded by His goodness and mercy. By partnering with us in Released Time, you will help us share this news with the 4th and 5th graders in the public elementary schools of Orange!

Blessings to you,
Chantell Tibbets, RTCE Director


Celebrating God’s Servants

A faithful servant, Joyce Palanca has dedicated her life to serving God. Joyce grew up in Orange County and has been married to her sweetheart Matthew for 25 years! They have raised three children; Christian, Abri and Juliette, and she marvels at the way God has molded each of them into Godly adults.

Joyce and her family attend Harvest Christian Fellowship

Joyce and her family attend Harvest Christian Fellowship in Irvine where she has been involved in their Virtue Women’s Bible Study and Children’s Ministry for several years. She also has been an active member of National Charity League holding several positions.

The past ten years, we have been blessed to have Joyce as a part of the Released Time Christian Education family. She began by teaching the precious children at Villa Park Elementary. She cherished her time sharing with the children the joys of a relationship with Christ. Joyce’s passion for Released Time began in her youth as she was a Released Time student herself at Walt Disney Elementary in Anaheim.

She combined her memories from attending and later teaching RT classes, to now serving faithfully on the RT Board as Secretary.

Joyce’s joy for the Lord and her sweet, caring spirit have also given her success in her real estate career with the Palanca Group at Keller Williams in North Tustin.

Joyce’s life truly reflects Deuteronomy 11:19, “Teach (these words of mine), carefully to your children, talking about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up; and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates, so that you and your children will live long…as long as there is sky above the earth.”.