1. LESA Open House Event
Kit Auble, Director – Fund Development and Marketing for LESA, discusses Lutheran Elementary School Open House.
St. Louis Lutheran Schools to Host Open House Event January 25
If you’re looking for an elementary school education that focuses on academic excellence and spiritual development, visit one of the Lutheran Elementary School Open House receptions in your neighborhood, Sunday, Jan. 25, from 1-3 p.m.
The participating schools are members of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA), which represents more than 34 elementary and high schools, and early childhood centers, in the St. Louis Metro Area – including three National Blue Ribbon Schools and a National Lutheran Exemplary School.
Lutheran schools offer small class sizes, exceptional teaching and a Christ-centered curriculum that empowers children to become competent, caring Christian citizens.
Financial assistance is available to families who qualify.
More than 8,200 students attend LESA member schools in the St. Louis Metro Area.
To find a school in your area, call the LESA office at (314) 268-1525, or visit www.LESAstl.org.
A recent report by the National Association of Educational Progress, (the “Nation’s Report Card”) ranked the Lutheran School system the #1 school system in the country, when compared to public schools, charter schools, and other large school systems. Additionally, a new report released by ACT shows that private school students are significantly more ready for college than students who attend public schools.
Rev. Alan Erdman, President/CEO of Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri, talks about LFCS.
3. Daily Lectionary
Rev. Timothy Appel of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, TX looks at Romans 9:19-33 “Israel’s Unbelief“.
4. Matins Sermonette
Today’s sermonette is given by Rev. Timothy Appel of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, TX.
19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— 24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 25 As indeed he says in Hosea,
“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’
and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”
26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’
there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”
27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel[a] be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, 28 for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.” 29 And as Isaiah predicted,
“If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring,
we would have been like Sodom
and become like Gomorrah.”
30 What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness[b] did not succeed in reaching that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written,
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense;
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
- Romans 9:27 Or children of Israel
- Romans 9:31 Greek a law of righteousness