Lutheran schools

National Lutheran Schools Week to reflect on challenges and growth

National Lutheran Schools Week will take place Jan. 24–30 under the theme “Sent to Serve.”

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.

NLSA selects Dinger for School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.

Photo essay: Campus ministry: Gospel light in a dark world

The Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran, is at work amid ever-changing circumstances on this campus, serving students, faculty, staff and members of the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Browning recognized as 2020 National Distinguished Principal

Scott D. Browning, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth, Texas, was selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom

The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.

In difficult times, Synod boards continue work

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.

Shutdowns offer LCMS schools new opportunities to serve

Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.

‘Sent to Serve’: New ‘Chapel Talks’ resource now available

The 2020–21 “Chapel Talks” contains 43 devotions — one for each week of the school year — plus services for the beginning and ending of the school year and for Christmas.

Listen to LCMS schools sing for chapel during National Lutheran Schools Week

Each day during the week of Jan. 27-31, chapel at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis will feature guest choirs from LCMS schools. The services are broadcast live on KFUO.

Dallas Lutheran School to rebuild after October tornado

The Oct. 20 storm that spawned a series of tornadoes in North Texas is now being called the most expensive in state history.

Obituary: Dr. Harold James Boldt, former executive director, LCMS Board for Parish Services

Boldt, who also formerly served as director of Elementary and Secondary Schools for the LCMS, died Sept. 19 in Rochester, Mich.

Registration still open for LEA convocation

The convocation is set for Oct. 10–12 in St. Louis under the theme “Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts.”

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ Chapel Talks now available

The resource contains 44 worship outlines, along with opening and closing services, for Lutheran school chapel.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.