Trinity Lutheran School – May 2018 Newsletter Article.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8 ESV
That’s right. We were ungodly. We were not able to do anything that pleased God, nor did we have any desire to either. After Adam and Eve sinned, we were at enmity with God. Without the Holy Spirit working through God’s Word, we would still be in that state.
Thankfully the Holy Spirit worked in our hearts. Through Baptism our original sin was washed away along with the chasm that separated us from God. God did it all. God sent Christ to pay for our sins. All of this shows us God’s love for us.
Today, as the children of God, we respond to God’s love by loving others and trying to live a righteous life. But this is only possible because of God. Nothing we do without Him can ever please Him.
As sinful creatures we want to feel as though we did something to deserve God’s love. We want to think that we made the decision to follow Christ. We want to think that we can become righteous by our own will. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Our only hope is in Christ who died for us. And as St. Paul tells the Romans, not only did He die for us, He did it while we were still undeserving sinners.
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The purpose of Trinity Lutheran School is to thoroughly train children into the faith and love of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. A hand in hand relationship between teachers and parents best accomplishes this goal. We strive to enable our students to be the best possible stewards of the talents that God has given them. Teachers and parents working together, combined with the power of God’s Word and His Spirit, provide a mighty force for raising children to become mature Christians with character and purpose.
May is here, and it is time to start winding down the school year and begin preparations for next year. On the 10th we will be hosting a Kindergarten round-up, Little Lambs early registration/open house, and early/open enrollment for K-8. This year we will be doing something new, having our own field day here at Trinity on the 11th. The 18th will be the end-of-the-year BBQ. Eighth grade graduation is the 20th. Last day of school will be the 24th, with an early release at 11:00. The first day of school for 2018-2019 is August 16th.
If you know of anyone who voices concerns about their children’s education, and whose children are not currently attending Trinity Lutheran School, please suggest to them that they visit with Principal Kevin Rhode at the school for information about what Trinity offers. Word of mouth referrals to friends and family are ways that you can support the ministry of our school.
We welcome anyone who would like to stop by and see what we offer the children of our community. If you would like to visit with us about placing your child in Trinity please call to make an appointment. It is never too late to enroll your child in Little Lambs, Trinity Early Learning Center or for kindergarten through eighth grade. Read your bulletins and tidbits for opportunities to help and for lists of events going on at our school. Check us out on Face Book. As always please keep our students, staff and school board in your prayers.
Your servant in Christ