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National Lutheran Schools Week

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   Jan. 21–27, 2024  • John 15:1–5

National Lutheran Schools Week provides more than 1,800 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.

National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve.

Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

As part of 2023 Resolution 12-03a, “To Address Commissioned Minister—Teacher Student Debt,” the LCMS is collecting a special designated offering during National Lutheran Schools Week. Funds will be used in support of commissioned teacher student debt reduction. MinistryFOCUS, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization dedicated to providing student loan relief to LCMS workers, is administering the collection.

Resources for 2024 National Lutheran Schools Week

Resource Manual

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Bulletin Inserts

 Regular (8.5x11):   Color   •   B&W

 Posters (11x17):   Color   •   B&W

Presidential Proclamation

Theme hymn 1

“Jesus is God’s Living Vine”

Theme hymn 2

“In Christ, We Are Forever Grafted”

Presentation slides

Templates: 16x9 format


Theme poster

Theme of the Day posters

Entire week






Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools

Archived Resource Kits: National Lutheran Schools Week

2019       2020       2021       2022       2023

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Mission and Vision

Seven Mission Priorities

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

Lutheran Witness February 2024

MDFL Resource Center

Making Disciples for Life - Resource Center

Million Dollar Life Match

Ready to expland your congrgation's pro-life ministry? Apply now for the Million Dollar Life Match.

Church Work Recruitment Initiative

Set Apart to Serve

Caring for Ukraine

Ukraine Support

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