Lutheran Central Newsletter
January 27, 2023
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.”
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have
commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
In the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Making Disciples for Life” has served as the theme for our Lutheran Schools Week
celebration, and Matthew 28:19-20 has served as our theme Scripture verse. This theme
summarizes the goal of Lutheran Central School and the other schools of the Lutheran
Church Missouri Synod, for we are about the work of making disciples.
Jesus speaks these words to His disciples as He prepares to depart from them into
heaven. “Go and make disciples”, He says. He sends them out with the task of making
more disciples, not just in Jerusalem or Judea, but to all of the nations. They’ve followed
Jesus. They’ve heard His teaching and instruction. They’ve witnessed the miracles He
performed. They saw Him nailed to the cross. They saw Him resurrected from the dead.
Now, they are to go out and continue the proclamation of Christ crucified and risen to
the ends of the earth.
To accomplish this task, they are given the gifts of Christ which they are to share with
others, the gift of baptism. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, those who
are baptized are made to be disciples of Jesus as they receive from Him the gifts of His
death and resurrection, forgiveness, life, and salvation.
But the life of discipleship doesn’t end at the font of baptism. Jesus gives the disciples
further instruction: teach those who are baptized are also to be taught to observe all that
Jesus has taught the 12 disciples.
Enter Lutheran Central School and our amazing faculty and staff who dedicate their
lives to the task of teaching them to observe everything that Jesus has commanded us.
Every day they faithfully instruct and nurture our students with the Word of God and
the love of Jesus, helping them to grow and develop into disciples of Jesus who will bear
witness to others.
The life of discipleship into which we have been gathered as the baptized people of God
is one that is filled with great joys, but also brings with it challenges and trials. But,
there too, we have been given the promises of Jesus’ words, that He will be with us
always, even to the very end of the age.
We pray: Dear Jesus, thank You for Lutheran Central School, and for the joy we have
been given to hear Your Word and walk together in the love of Jesus. Keep us, by Your
Holy Spirit, firm in our faith, as we share the love of Jesus with others. Amen.
Written by: Pastor Joel Meyer
National Lutheran Schools Week-Making Disciples for LIfe
Thank you to the Shepherd Staff for an AMAZING National Lutheran Schools Week! We appreciate their time and dedication to Lutheran Central.
We would also like to thank our member congregations, families, students, teachers, staff and pastors for their continuous support of Lutheran Central.
We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.
National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.