Lutheran schools and their sponsoring congregations may order a variety of resources from LCMS District and Congregational Services — School Ministry to promote National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW), set for March 1-7. To guarantee delivery in time for that week, orders, and payments must be received by Feb. 12.
This year’s NLSW theme, “Securing Each Child’s Future — for Eternity,” is based on the universally familiar words of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
“Lutheran schools use these resources to help promote special community events such as celebrations and open houses — to call attention to their overall mission and the theme of securing each child’s future,” Bill Cochran, director of LCMS School Ministry, told Reporter.
In addition, Cochran noted, many schools use the theme and materials in conjunction with an offering. For this year’s Lutheran Schools Week observance, DCS–School Ministry suggests that schools designate funds from such offerings to support “The Wittenberg Project.”
Basically, that project — a joint venture of a number of Synod-related entities — aims to renovate and equip a historic school building in Wittenberg, Germany, for use as a ministry center.
The 2009 resources are:
These resources, available exclusively from DCS School Ministry, may be ordered online or by mail, using order forms that were sent to Lutheran elementary and high schools in a November mailing. To order online, go to www.lcms.org/dcsstore and click on the yellow order bar. Include $6 for shipping and handling for mailed-in orders totaling up to $50, and $9 for those above that total. No shipping and handling charges apply for online orders or for the “Worship and Resource Manual.”
For more information, call Kathy Fangmann toll-free at 800-248-1930, ext. 1285.
Posted January 15, 2009