During the week of January 22nd-29th students, teachers and families celebrated our wonderful Lutheran schools!
In the Lutheran church there are currently 1,173 Early Childhood Centers, 804 Elementary Schools and 91 High Schools sharing the life-changing message of Jesus’ love with more than 250,000 students, their families and the community.
The theme for the week was, “Upon the Rock,” with Isaiah 26:4, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock” as the theme verse.
Trinity-St. John Lutheran School in Nashville joined the celebrations by doing special activities through the week.
Students and teachers began by singing and worshiping at Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday morning, had a brunch prepared by the teachers and welcomed new and prospective families for an open house.
The school week offered the opportunity for daily all-school devotions as well as themed activities each day.
Monday found students dressing as their favorite holiday. Mrs. Dawn Mueller presented about her mission trip to South Africa and students participated in an all-school Rock Paper Scissors tournament. Carter Stiegman, preschooler, was the champion and Tyler Schill, eighth grader claimed second place in the competition!
Tuesday was the 99th day of school and found students and teachers dressing as if they were 99 years old. Activities included making Valentines for Vets, cards for shut-ins, bookmarks, and painting rocks to share with the community as part of the #618rocks movement.
On Wednesday everyone designed their own t-shirt and wore them to school. A representative from Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon came and read, “Should I Share my Ice Cream?” by Mo Willems, and led the Preschoolers-3rd graders in making clay elephants. Mrs. Wicklander and the Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School Art club led 4th-8th grade students in ink printing activities. Pastor Mueller led worship during chapel as well. Classes also celebrated the 100th day of school on Wednesday.
Thursday brought students dressing according to their trivia table themes and teachers and staff dressed as tourists. Over 100 grand persons joined students for lunch and an afternoon of trivia.
Trivia questions were formulated by the teachers and included topics such as T-SJ history, candy, the United States, animals, and much more.
The school week concluded with everyone in pajamas, watching a movie on Friday afternoon.
On Sunday families worshiped together at St. John Lutheran Church in New Minden and were blessed by the children singing during the service.
T-SJ is a great place to serve our rock, Jesus Christ!