Lutheran Central Newsletter

November 19, 2021

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.”

Dollars and Diamonds

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — Ephesians 2:8


To understand how God sees you, try to think of these two things: 1) A hundred dollar bill. What makes it more valuable than any other piece of paper of equal size? The wealth and stability of the government whose signature is on it. You can crumple that hundred dollar bill up, step on it, even tear it in two and tape it back together again, and its worth is still the same. 2) A diamond. If you rub a diamond in the dirt, it’s still a diamond, albeit a dirty one. But it has not lost its value. Now, we must point out that in order to truly appreciate the beauty of the diamond, you would have to get the dirt off it and then restore it back to its original shine. What’s the point of these two illustrations? That your value in God’s eyes as His redeemed child doesn’t change or diminish when you get dirty, or stepped on, or torn apart by life and circumstances. That’s because your true worth is determined not by your own efforts but by the price Jesus paid for you on the cross. There, the great exchange took place. All your sins from the cradle to the grave were laid on Him. And when you accept Him as your Savior, all His righteousness is transferred to you. You don’t have to strive for it; it’s a ‘gift’. ‘This [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God.’


Prayer


Heavenly Father, thank You for accepting me, all be it a big, torn up and dirty me, by Your grace, a redeemed child. In Jesus’ Name, Amen


Lutheran Church Charities-Tim Herzner Nov. 22, 2021

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

Kyler Briner, Ava and Ellesyn Brock, Eli Brown, Samantha Brown, Silas Brown, Addie and Colt Burcham, Dallas and Ridge Burcham, Henry Burton, Grayson and Avery Cassidy, Brinlee Caudill, and Chad Combs.

1st Trimester Honor Roll

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Water Bottles and Masks

If you would like for your child to wear a mask at school please send one with them. We have some masks available for students who occasionally forget, but not to provide masks each day.


Please also remember to send a refillable water bottle with your student each day.

School Lunch Menu Change

Due to a shortage of stock from our supplier the menu for Monday has changed. We are now serving chicken nuggets and not Chicken in Orange Sauce. The side items remain unchanged.
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Poinsettia and Houseplant Sale

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the poinsettia fundraiser as a way to raise funds for their 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. The poinsettia began this week and ends on November 22nd. Order forms have been send home with students. They are also available on the school website. This time should be used to gather orders and record them on the attached sheet. The poinsettias and houseplants will be coming from Schlegel's Greenhouse.


If any plants are ordered for use in churches, place the number ordered for that church in the box under the church's name in the "Delivery Location" section of the form. When returning the form to school, be sure that the total are recorded at the bottom and that the totals match the amount of money turned in. The original form will be returned to you at the time of pickup. The flowers will be delivered on Wednesday, December 8th and should be picked up between 3:30-5:00 PM.

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Look what is happening around the halls of Lutheran Central....

Check out the fun photos from the Staff vs. 8th grade volleyball game and pep session!