Witness, Mercy, Life Together — these three phrases illustrate how the church lives and works together to proclaim the Gospel and to provide for our brothers and sisters in Christ in our congregations, communities and throughout the world. In all we do, Christ is at the center, leading us, sustaining us, keeping us focused.
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National Lutheran Schools Week schedule:
- January 26-February 1, 2014
Theme: Witness Always
“For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.”
1 John 5:7-8 (ESV)
- January 25-31, 2015
Theme: Mercy Forever
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45 (ESV)
- January 24-30, 2016
Theme: Life Together
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)
Why the date change for NLSW?
When National Lutheran Schools Week was established, the first week of March was chosen to coincide with re-enrollment time. NLSW provides a wonderful opportunity to share the unique story of Lutheran education through open houses and other events held within our communities and congregations. The trend in recent years has been to begin the re-enrollment process earlier in the school year. The celebration of NLSW during March may also conflict with the penitential, somber season of Lent.
Therefore, the members of the LCMS School Cabinet made the decision to begin National Lutheran Schools Week on the fourth Sunday in January. As has been true in the past, schools may make the decision to celebrate this week when it best meet their needs.