Lutheran Central Newsletter

September 16, 2022

Our Mission: “To share the Good News of Jesus Christ, teach children, and assist parents in training children to be witnessing Christians and productive citizens.”

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

For the month of September students will be learning about JOY!

Fruit of the Spirit-JOY

Psalm 126:3 “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”

When parents see their children do something great, it brings them immense joy and

pride. Whether it be in the arena of academics or athletics or the arts or agriculture,

watching our children accomplish something great causes us to be filled with joy and


The same can be said for the people of God. Time and time and time again, God’s people

have witnessed God doing something great that has caused them to be filled with joy.

One event that stands out is the Lord’s deliverance of Israel slavery in Egypt under

Pharaoh’s rule during the Exodus through the Red Sea. After they had crossed the Red

Sea, Moses and the Israelites sang, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed

gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.” How could such an event

not be a cause for joy and singing?!

Their joy, however, would be short lived. It wouldn’t be long before they are collectively

grumbling and complaining against Moses and against God. “Why’d you bring us out

here to die in the wilderness!” When God provides food for them to eat each and every

day, they lodge a complaint because it wasn’t as good as the meat they had to eat while

they were slaves in Egypt. How quickly they forgot! How quickly their joy was replaced

with hearts hardened by sin.

The Lord has done great things for us! As God’s children, we recount the many great and

wonderful things God has done for us. Each and every day is filled with innumerable

blessings and gifts from God. As Christians, we remember the gift of our baptism into

Christ, which brings us the joy of our sins being forgiven and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

Yet, we suffer from the same problem the Israelites did: we are often too quick to receive

God’s gracious provision, only to grumble and complain that it’s not quite the way we

would like it to be. Rather than respond with joy to what God has done, we are

ungrateful and we long for something else, something more. In those moments, let us

return to the Lord in repentance, seeking His mercy and forgiveness.

And when we turn to Him, He is ready and willing to pour it out upon us richly and

graciously. In our baptism, we are given a daily reminder of the greatest thing of all that

God has done for us: He sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth to redeem us from the curse

of sin and death by taking upon Himself the guilt of our sins and dying on the cross. And

we remember Paul’s promise in Romans chapter 6, that having been baptized into

Christ we’ve been united with Him in His own death and resurrection. Forgiveness, life,

and salvation are ours, and oh what joy fills our hearts knowing this good news.

We pray: O Lord, we praise You for the great and marvelous things You have done for us

in Christ Jesus. May we always remember Your deeds and be filled with joy. Amen.

Written by: Pastor Joel Meyer

Students and Families we are praying for this week....

Belle Kiewit, John Kruse, Clayton and Hendrick Lamaster, Maverick Landstrom, Emma Lucas, Andrew Lynn, Kendal and Nora Mager, Layne Mails, Aiden and Liam May, Naomi, Collin, and Theo McKinley, Nohea and Leilani McPherson


All students will be dismissed at 1:15 and buses will also be running on the shortened schedule.

Afternoon Preschool will run on a regular schedule.

NWEA Assessment

During the weeks of September 19 and September 26 students in grades K-8 will be taking NWEA assessments.

NWEA is a set of tests called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) that students in grades K-8 will be taking this fall and spring. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade take MAP for primary grades tests in Reading and Math, while students in grades 2-8 take MAP tests in Reading, Language Arts, and Math. These tests determine your child's instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the listed subject areas.

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Chili Supper Volunteers Needed!

Dear Families,

Our annual Chili Supper is quickly approaching. This event is not possible without our amazing volunteers. Listed below are the dates and times needed for volunteers.

Wednesday October 12th (prep work) 4-8p

Friday October 14th Set up 1-4p

Friday October 14th Serve 4-7p

Friday October 14th Cleanup 4-7p

If you can only do a partial shift that is fine. Please reach out to April Wolka to sign up.

If you signed up during back-to-school night, you do not need to sign up again. We will contact the volunteers shortly with additional information.


April (812) 530-6956


The LCS August and September Chapel Mission will help to fund the LCMS mission work of Rev. Matthew and Kali Wood.

Rev. Matthew and Kali Wood serve on behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Indonesia, based in Medan. Matthew works closely with the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI). He helps train pastors and lay leaders by providing resources through educational workshops, translation projects and other efforts in cooperation with the GKLI.

Pray for Matthew and Kali as they serve in Indonesia. Pray for each of them (especially the girls) as they transition to the new language and culture. Pray for Kali’s pregnancy and the health of their new child to be born August 10, 2022. Pray for the Wood family as they develop a support system within Indonesia. Let us give thanks that the Wood family is serving in this part of the world.

Braves Pride

Lutheran Junior Honor Society is paring with the BCHS Student Council to help fundraise for the Riley Hospital Dance Marathon!

For $3, the LJHA is selling "pride packs"--consisting of football-themed eye black stickers and a temporary tattoo--for students to wear at the Jackson Bowl on Sept. 23rd. These will be sold in the morning on Sept. 21st, 22 nd, and 23rd in the gym! Go Braves!

All profit will go directly to Riley Hospital for Children.


The faculty of Lutheran Central School would like to meet with every family to discuss the academic progress of your child. The opportunity to do so will take place during Parent-Teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday, October 5th. The conferences will take place after school from 3:30-7:00 P.M. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on these days for all students in Kindergarten - 8th grade.

Teachers will meet with each family for a maximum of 15 minutes to allow enough time to speak with every family. The second grade review of the first trimester and the results of the NWEA testing will be discussed during the conferences.

Scheduling forms for Parent-Teacher Conferences will be sent home early next week. Please return the form to your child's teacher on or before Friday, September 23rd. One form will need to be returned for each child. Once all of the forms have been returned, the teachers will schedule the date and time of the conference and send notification to the family. Families with more than one child will be scheduled into consecutive time slots.

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Pastor Meyer and Craig Wischmeier shared their faith, and their sense of fashion, in the hall of LCS recently.
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The seventh graders continue to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion. They completed a car lab while studying the effects of increased mass on the acceleration of an object.


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