It’s here! National Lutheran Schools Week (#NLSW) is the opportunity to celebrate with nearly 2,000 schools nationwide, giving thanks for the gift of Lutheran schools to children, families and communities. Each year, congregations and schools rejoice in partnership with a shared vision for proclaiming God’s grace and mercy to equip the next generation of faithful Christian servants.
We give thanks to God for our Lutheran schools, which influence the lives of the thousands and thousands of children (and their families) who attend Lutheran schools. We also rejoice in Concordia University, St. Paul‘s legacy as a university trains Lutheran Classroom Teachers who serve in these Lutheran Schools, and we look forward to preparing even more servants in the years to come!
To learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week 2020, please visit https://www.lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.
Rev. Scott Holder from Concordia St. Louis will be here on October 16 to visit with students interested in pastoral or deaconess education. He will be in the Living Room in the tunnel (next to the Game rooms). Rev. HOlder will host a dinner that evening (5 pm to 7 pm). Reserve your spot with Dr. Deressa (email@example.com).
Pastor David Edwards (CSP ’13) was ordained into the ministerium of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on Sunday, May 26, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, McKinney, Texas. Pr. Edwards graduated this spring from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and will serve as senior pastor of Word of Life Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Present at the event was David’s classmate, Kyle Sorkness, who graduated this spring from Princeton Seminary and will be entering an MAR program at Yale University this fall. We give thanks to God for these fine graduates and servants of Christ’s Church.
Dr. Samuel Deressa has been appointed as coordinator of pre-seminary programs at CSP.
He will now be the point person in working with pre-pastoral and pre-deaconess students and will serve as the primary interface with the seminaries and the LCMS board of pastoral education.
Dr. Deressa brings a distinct global perspective to the post, having grown up in Ethiopia and coming to us from the Mekane Yesus LCMS community.