Principal's Message                                                               

If someone asked you to name the person that had the greatest impact on your faith life, who would it be?  For some, it would be their parents.  For others, a pastor or teacher may come to mind.  For me, it was my Grandma Coral.  Of course, I know that it was not Gram herself, but the Holy Spirit working through her, but I am still blessed to have been impacted by her influence in my life.  She was steadfast, devoted, and consistent in her walk.  She regularly attended worship, bible study, and dedicated her time to all sorts of congregational activities including working with parishioners with special needs.  She was also the church organist, and I can remember sitting at her feet as she practiced and also as she played on Sunday mornings.  She was a godly woman, and I don’t know anyone that didn’t love her.  God used her in the lives of so many people, and I am grateful to Him that one of those people was me.  Always supportive of my vocation, she would proudly share with anyone that would listen that I was a Lutheran school teacher.  

The truth is, had my Gram not signed me up for the National Youth Gathering in 1989, I may not have followed this exciting path of ministry that God has walked me through.  But, she did, and the rest, as they say, is history.   An information card filled out for Concordia, St. Paul, was the start of an amazing journey that would lead me here to Cross Lutheran Church and School in New Braunfels.  My Grandma is hanging out with Jesus now, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her.  I look forward to that day when I get to celebrate with her in heaven.  Until then, I will continue to celebrate the blessing that she and other grandparents are in the lives of God’s people.  

Here at Cross, we’re going to celebrate our grandparents and our grandfriends with a special chapel and brunch on Wednesday, September 12, at 8:30 am.  If you are a grandparent of one of our students, I’d love for you to join us that day.  Don’t have grandkids in our school?  That’s okay, we’ve got lots of students who could use a grandfriend that morning to stand in for their grandparents that may not live nearby, or like mine, have gone on to dance with Jesus.  It’s a great way to live out our vision of being One in Christ.  One in Ministry.  One in Mission.  Regardless of your situation, I hope you’ll join us.

Corey Brandenburger


August 26 Teacher Dedication for all teachers in our congregation.  (8:30 & 11:00)

August 26 Back Pack Blessings (8:30 & 11:00)  All students!  Bring your backpacks to church today!

August 26 All-Parent Meeting (4pm in the Sanctuary) & Back-to-School BBQ Bash (5p in the Gym)  

August 29 First Day of School

Sept. 12 Grandparents/Grandfriends Brunch & Chapel

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