Lutheran Central Newsletter
May 12, 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.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
Back when I was in seminary, there was an advertisement for Burger King’s “Angry Whopper,” that was making the rounds on TV. In the ad, the onion plant was subjected to various forms of abuse by the farmer, including being whipped and yelled at. The hope was that the onions would be hotter when served on that beef patty.
The fruit of the Spirit is thus called, because He is the one who plants the seed of the Word in our hearts, but He also cultivates the soil. This cultivation process isn’t always what we expect. God often puts us through various trials to cultivate the soil of our hearts and prune the growing plant of faith to make it stronger. A good example of this is the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7. Jesus puts her faith through some rigorous trials to finally purify her confession and help her to hold on to Him through every trouble that came her way. So it is with us!
Written by: Pastor Jordan McKinley
Have you prayed for patience? Well, God often works through situations that try our patience to help us gain more. Have you prayed for more joy? God may work through sorrow in order to help you see the joys that you already have and to see clearly the joys to come. In all these things, God is working to help our fruits of faith mature, so that when harvest comes, the Word will produce in us a faith that stands until the day of His coming.
Let us pray: O Holy Spirit, You have planted our roots deep in the good soil of Christ our Master. He is our pattern and our goal. Teach us, as the growing season continues, to bear fruit that leads to eternal life; for You reign with the Father and the Son, One God, now and forever. Amen.
Students and Families we are praying for this week....
Avery Stahl, Lynleigh Sterling, Grayson Strefling, Brody and Liam Stuckwisch, Hank Stuckwisch, Cruz Stuckwish, Sawyer Tape, Rylie Taylor, Cooper Tiepen, Bryce and Kinley Tormoehlen, Tyler Tormoehlen, Ellie Underwood, Annie VanLiew, and Evelyn Waggoner.
Volunteers for Track and Field Needed!
If you would like to volunteer in the morning or afternoon or BOTH we would appreciate your help!
Please contact April Wolka at 812-530-6956 to volunteer!
Appointments for sports physicals should be scheduled with the student's established primary care provider as part of their annual wellness check. All students planning to participate in a school sponsored athletic activity must have a physical between April 1, 2023 and the date of the first practice for the athletic activity. Please plan accordingly and schedule your child's sports physical within the required time frame.
Physical Forms can be found online at www.lcsaints.net under the Athletics tab.
Great Job last week LC....our new goal is $3600!
Any 8th grade boy that plans on playing tennis at Brownstown Central High School next fall come to organizational meeting at the auxiliary gym at the High School on Tuesday, May 16 right after school or contact Varsity Boys Tennis Coach Donnie Thomas at 812-797-6423 if you can't be there.