Principal's Message                                                               


     It’s a strange time to serve in the education field!  We haven’t had students on campus since March.  And as the days quickly approach for our re-entry into on-campus instruction, this year is very different from those that have come in the past.  Of course, it would be easy to lament all of the challenges that face our congregation as we figure out how to work through the “new normal”.  It would be easy to complain about the additional expenses that we’ll incur as we work to ensure that we follow safety protocols and guidelines.  It would be easy to feel sorry for ourselves as we look toward a school year that will require not only in-class instruction, but online as well.  It would certainly not take much effort from us to get online and scroll through our social media feeds liking those posts that fit our take on the situation.  And, it would be far too easy to belly-ache about how everything has changed.  But we’re Cross Lutheran Eagles!  We don’t cast our hopes and cares on a world that is constantly changing!  We look “to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).  We know that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).  We press on knowing that Jesus’ love for us will not change.  We press on knowing that Jesus’ is for us and that will not change.  We press on knowing that our call to love one another will not change but is given new perspective as we seek to serve others in new ways.

     Our theme for the 2020-2021 school year is: LOVE.  SERVE.  GROW.  The inspiration for the them is found in Matthew 20:28, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”  Cross Lutheran School ministry is gearing up to live out our theme this school year.  We LOVE Jesus, and we love our students.  We’ll be reminding them each day whether they are online or in our classrooms that God loves them too.  We will SERVE our families in unique ways this year.  Online opportunities and health and safety precautions are just one of the many ways our teachers and staff serve families each day.  Please pray for our team as we take on some big challenges to ensure that every student that we serve gets to know Jesus.  As we exercise the love of Jesus by serving others, we GROW!  God uses His Church in so many terrific ways.  One of them is our school ministry.  As the principal, I look forward each year to watching our students grow– academically, physically, socially, emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually.  Our work as a congregation continues to grow and blossom in ways that we may never have imagined!  Thank you for your support as we equip our students to LOVE Jesus, SERVE Others, and GROW in Faith.  

Blessings,

Dr. B.

Here are some ways you can assist Cross Lutheran congregation’s School Ministry:

Donate to our Tuition Assistance Fund.  This fund helps parents that need help with the cost of a Cross Lutheran education.  It’s a small investment that pays eternal dividends.

Donate to our COVID-19 response fund.  We’ve had to purchase new technology equipment for classrooms such as cameras, iPads, etc. in order to ensure that students could experience a seamless on- or off-campus experience.  

Pray for our faculty, staff, and students.  Your prayers are an important part of our support network.  Thank you for lifting us up as we seek to serve the Savior through our school families.

Spread the word!  Do you know someone that needs a great education? Send them our way!

Thank a teacher or staff member.  Whether they teach at Cross (or do some other important ministry) or teach elsewhere, public and private educators are going to be marching into a unique situation this fall.  Shine Christ’s light into their day by letting them know you are thinking of them.  
























    



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