“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
During the week of January 25, Faith Lutheran School joined 1,913
other Lutheran schools across the United States to celebrate National
Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) and the gift of Lutheran education. We do
this in thanksgiving to God for His many gifts to our school.
What is there to celebrate? The gift of a Lutheran education for you
and your family means the opportunity to engage and participate in an
education that is distinctly rooted in Jesus Christ. The 2021 NLSW theme
reminds us of the Christ that is central to our school: The Son of Man
came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for
many. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin
Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was
buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again from the
dead. The perfect life and innocent suffering and death of Jesus changes
things for you. The Father counts His Son’s righteousness as the
believer’s righteousness. Even more, those who by faith believe in Jesus
are forgiven their sins on account of Him. THIS is what we celebrated
this week, even every day, as we live in Jesus and His holy Word each
and every school day.
What gifts have been given to us? Many! What a tremendous blessing to have sincere and devout Lutheran faculty. I am convinced that Faith Lutheran School’s faculty is second to none. Our school families and students are a joy to serve. In so many ways, those we serve bring faculty and staff joy in vocation as we work together for the sake of a classical Lutheran education. Many volunteers serve our school as members of boards, PTL, room mothers, recess duty helpers, and more. Our school building and property serve our needs and are responsibly cared for. Our alumni over the school’s 50 year history are active members of congregations throughout the world and are serving their neighbors in a variety of beneficial ways.
Faith Lutheran Church congregational members and extended family of our students faithfully support our school with their gifts and prayers. Our school’s classical Lutheran curriculum and instruction instills truth, goodness, and beauty in our students through the teaching of God’s Word and the pursuit of the liberal arts. A student having received a classical Lutheran education can really and truly pursue every good and Godly vocation given among men. That is why my family and I have committed to partnering with Faith Lutheran School all the way through grade 12 for our children. National Lutheran Schools Week provided an opportunity for each of us to once again celebrate and be thankful for all that Jesus has done and continues to do for us.
Rev. Stephen W. Kieser, associate pastor and headmaster
Faith Lutheran Church & School