The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.
Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.
The 2020–21 “Chapel Talks” contains 43 devotions — one for each week of the school year — plus services for the beginning and ending of the school year and for Christmas.
Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.
High-school students in Northrop, Minn., assemble Christian care kits with blankets and other items for local agencies.
Heading Lutheran Education Association’s distinguished-educators list is the Rev. William “Bill” Beckmann, recipient of the “Christus Magister” award.