Principal's Message                                                               


With Reformation Day behind us, it’s time, dear saints, to forge ahead to NOVEMBER!  Since it’s my birth month, I’ve always been kind of partial to it.  It’s a pretty great month, and one, no doubt that we are all prone to think about those things for which we are thankful!  Here are some things for which I give thanks in November and the rest of the year, too!

     N is for New.  We are thankful for our new students and our new families.  They have become part of the Cross family, and we’re grateful for the excitement, energy, and new eyes they bring to our ministry.  If you are a new family, we’re thankful you’re here!  If you’re not new, we’re thankful for you too, and your willingness to share the ministry of Cross with our new friends!  

     O is for Opportunity.  Our teachers will be heading off to the Texas District Professional Churchworkers’ Conference this November.  It’s an excellent opportunity for our faculty and staff to develop stronger bonds while building our professional skills.  We look forward to bringing back new ideas and renewed vigor for sharing Jesus with kids and their families through our vocation in school ministry.  Thank you for your support that allows us to have this opportunity!

     V is for Veterans.  While we want to show honor and respect for our veterans in all seasons, November is a special time in the Cross Lutheran School ministry for celebrating Veterans at our annual Veteran’s Day Program.  Our students are putting together songs, poems, stories, and images to help our community have a better understanding and appreciation for our veterans or know one that would be blessed by such a program, please be sure to have them join us on Monday, November 12 at 11am in the sanctuary.

     E is for Every day.  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded to be thankful for the blessings in our lives.   We have much to be thankful for each day.  Every day, we begin afresh.  Every day, we shine the light of Christ into a dark world.  We’re thankful that you are using every day to share Jesus.

     M is for Ministry.  We continue to grow One in Christ. One in Minisrty. One in Mission.  We are blessed daily to see ministers such as teachers, office staff, volunteers, and parents serving our students in response to the love of Christ that has been poured out into their own lives.  Please take a moment to pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ that are actively involved in ministry here at Cross Lutheran Church and School and around the world.  Your support makes a HUGE difference in the lives of God’s servants.  We are thankful for your ministry to and through us!

     B is for Bold.  Our school ministry is not all together different from other schools in New Braunfels, but one thing that is—our bold witness to our Real. Present. God.  A Lutheran school is a unique place that does all things with Christ at the center—as we prepare students for tomorrow, we do so with Christ-centered education today.  An education that lifts high the cross and understands that each sinner that walks through our doors (a.k.a. EVERYONE!) gets to see God’s grace in action each day as we boldly proclaim His saving love to all people.

     E is for Excellence.  As principal and parent of Lutheran school students (and graduates), I am personally thankful for the excellence that my teachers and staff members strive for in all they do each day.  Because of their commitment to excellence, our students are well-prepared for future challenges.  Do you know someone who has a student that needs a little more excellence in their lives?  Tell them about our excellent school ministry!  

R is for Real.  Our theme this year, Real. Present. God. is a firm reminder that God is REAL and He’s PRESENT right here in our midst.  We’re mighty thankful that the God we serve both in and out of our classrooms is real and present in our lives.  Thank you, Lord, for being a part of our school ministry here at Cross and in Lutheran schools around the world!

NOVEMBER.  It’s a pretty great month—filled with things for which we can all give thanks!  It’s also a great month to come check out some school ministry happenings:

Cook’s Night Out @ Cross (Friendsgiving) Thursday, November 8 (5:30-7:30p)

Veteran’s Day Program Monday, November 12 (10am Brunch/11am Program)

Chapel Every Wednesday (except Nov. 21) @ 8:30am

Blessings, Corey Brandenburger - Principal















    



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