Lutheran Central Newsletter
March 31, 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.”
“You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your gentleness made me great” (II Samuel 22:36)
This week’s verse is part of a psalm David wrote in thanksgiving to God for giving him victory over his enemies, namely the Philistines and his predecessor, the wicked King Saul. David, the Scriptures tell us, was a man of war, which is why God did not permit him to build the temple in Jerusalem. That honor was reserved for the king of peace, Solomon.
Being a man of war, David did not have much experience in dealing in gentleness. From a young age, David fought battle after battle to secure peace for the people of God. War is not a time to exercise gentleness. But we also know from David’s very first victory—his defeat of the Philistine giant, Goliath, that it was God who fought for Israel and gave victory to His people.
This is how God is. He is a Man of war when it comes to fighting against His enemies. He is a jealous God, punishing the children for the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5-6). When He comes on the day of judgment, none will stand before Him who insisted on their own way.
But God is also gentle. Consider the most beloved of the Psalms—Psalm 23, where God is compared to a shepherd who gently tends His flock, even defending them from the dangers in this valley of the shadow of death. Jesus takes that image for Himself in John 10. He says that the Good Shepherd is the one who knows His sheep, and they follow His voice as He leads them to good pasture, even as He fights the wolves that seek to prey on His flock.
That’s the image David sings of here in II Samuel 22:36. God is our shield, as He gathers His flock under the protection of His saving hand. He gives Himself to us as a loving and gentle God, who provides for all our needs of body and soul, all the while defending us from all danger and guarding and keeping us from all evil.
Let us pray: O God, You are our shield and our gentle provider. When I tread the valley of death’s shadow, bid my anxious fears subside. Death of death and hell’s destruction, land me safe on heaven’s side. Songs of praises, songs of praises I will ever give to You. Amen.
Written by: Pastor Jordan McKinley
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!
Friday, April 7th NO SCHOOL-Good Friday
Don't Forget to Register!
Re-Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year
Hello Current LCS Families!
It is time to begin re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year. This year we have a new and improved ONLINE re-enrollment process. Most of your students' information will be auto-filled. Please login to Sycamore and complete the re-enrollment application.
After logging in:
Click on My School (left hand side)
Next click on Enrollment
Then click on Online Portal
From this screen you will see your current students listed under the 2023-2024 School Year.
Click on the arrow to the right of each student's name to complete the re-enrollment forms.
Re-enrollment forms are due April 15, 2023
For the 2023-2024 School Year there will be a $150 Registration/Technology Fee for each student. This is due by April 15th with the re-enrollment forms.
If you have any questions please reach out to the LC School Office at 812-358-2512.
ILEARN Testing Information
April 17th and 18th (all grades)
April 20th and 21st (4th only)
April 24th-28th (all grades)
May 2nd & 3rd (grade 5,6 only)
In order to make sure that students are at their peak potential to perform their best, we have provided the following reminders:
If at all possible please do not schedule any appointments during times when your child will be testing in order to avoid your child’s absence for part of the testing
If students have appointments already scheduled please let us know in advance so that we can schedule a make-up test session
Ensure that your child receives a proper amount of sleep each night
Make sure that your child eats a nutritious breakfast to help them maintain focus
Dear Parents of Kindergarten through 4th grade,
Hello! It is time to announce the lower grade musical for the year! We have chosen, Life School Musical. It is about a class full of students learning about life sciences! On their journey through the musical, they meet some really interesting characters who teach them about the keys to life; Faith, Hope and Love.
As a part of their music grade for the 3rd trimester, all students will be a part of the Life School choir! Kindergarten will be the “bugs” and be on the stage for a short amount of time.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd will have their own “spotlight” song and will more than likely be on stage the whole time as the “class”. We are currently in the process of auditioning the musicians for solos and small groups. All practices for the choir and solos will be during music classes!
Next week we will be auditioning the 3rd and 4th graders for the main roles. They have already indicated for which parts they would like to audition. Auditions will take place during lunch next Wednesday (for 3rd) and Thursday (for 4th) in my classroom. Results will be posted outside the classrooms on the Friday before Spring Break, to give them ample time to practice their lines.
Costuming/props will be discussed after Spring Break!
The musical will be Thursday, April 20th at 7:00pm at the Brownstown High School Auditorium.
Brownstown Public Library
Kids Only Book Club
3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders
March 28th and April 25th
Participants must have read one book before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow participants to read the title, without giving away the ending.
Following the book talks, participants will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities.
Snacks will be provided during all meetings. If your child has any food allergies or food related medical conditions, please send a snack with your child.
Great Beginnings Book Club
March 27 and April 24
3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate in this after-school book club that will meet once a month in the library conference room. Participants will read and discuss a book selected by the staff.
Upon completion of the book discussion, participants will engage in different book-related activities. The overall goal of the club is to encourage the participants to discuss and enjoy different kinds of literature. Snacks will be provided during all meetings. If your child has any food allergies or food-related medical conditions, send a snack with your child. Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.
All Parents: Should make arrangements to pick up their children promptly at 4:15 p.m.
If school is canceled due to weather the book club will also be canceled and that meeting will not be rescheduled.