Connecting the Baltimore Lutheran-Concordia Prep Community
December 2017
Dear alumni and friends of Baltimore Lutheran School and
Concordia Preparatory School,

For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

During this special time of preparation before the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I wanted to share with you how thankful we are at Concordia Prep for your continued support and share some exciting news from this past fall.

The Concordia Prep Choir, Upper School Principal Mrs. Ruth Heilman, and Director of Bands Mr. Dennis Mercer performed in the largest Reformation celebration in the Baltimore area on October 29 th  at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The Baltimore Sun featured an article about the celebration: 500th Reformation Celebration

Our weekly Chapels have been an inspiration to us all. This past month, several teachers shared their experiences of participating in mission trips. Each presenter asked the students to consider how God is calling them for service. Director of Technology and teacher Mr. Nate Konkel challenged them this way: “Thanks be to God for opportunities to go and learn about how other people are reached through the Gospel - we also thank Him for the many bountiful opportunities he gives us to help the friends and family who are in need of our personal help.”

The Art Club held the Operation Christmas Child Project this fall. They asked students to donate gifts, small toys, art supplies, hygiene products that would fit into a shoebox. Over 65 boxes—the most ever collected, were filled and mailed to children living in poverty around the world. In October, the school community “stuffed the bus” for hurricane relief and donated water and food to communities in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey. The Student Government organized a food drive before Thanksgiving for the Lutheran Mission Society. Concordia Prep is participating in a “Baby Shower for Baby Jesus” donating food, clothes, and supplies for babies and small children in need. These items will be donated to the Lutheran Mission Society Compassion Centers this week.

The Concordia Prep Theatre Department presented an outstanding version of Arthur Miller’s  All My Sons , in late October. As soon as that production ended, preparation began for the spring musical  Mary Poppins,  April 27, 28, and 29— Mark Your Calendars! Both the upper and middle school participated in the Christmas Fine Art Festivals in early December, which celebrated our talented musicians, singers, and artists.

Last, but certainly not least, the fall sports teams made us very proud. The varsity soccer team finished the season 2nd in the MIAA ‘B’ Conference. This was an outstanding showing the first year moving up from the ‘C’ conference. On November 10th, senior Kate Brocato signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati next fall. Varsity football captured the Lutheran Cup from Long Island Lutheran and finished the season 6-4. The winter sports season is in full swing and Concordia has eight basketball teams in both the upper and middle school competing almost every day. Join us and cheer for the Saints!

There is much to celebrate and much to be thankful for. Please see the upcoming events listed below and join us as we continue our mission of developing men and women of faith and service.  

May God bless you and those you love during this Christmas season and throughout the year.
 
In Christ,
Brent Johnson
Headmaster
2017-18 Annual Fund Campaign
Give to the 2017-18 Annual Fund Campaign
The Annual Fund runs from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Letters are in the mail for this year’s appeal. If you did not receive a letter, please contact the Development Office to update your contact information. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide immediate assistance to the school’s operating budget and provides financial aid to our students. You may give online via the Concordia Prep website:

Upcoming Events
Prospective Family Forum: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 6:30 pm
Spread the Word:  Concordia Prep will hold an Open House event for Prospective Families interested in both the upper and middle school on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This evening is for all students entering grades 6 through 12. Current students and our administration will be available to answer your toughest questions! Contact Director of Admission, Mr. John Tucker with questions or for more information: 410-825-2323. Register Here

17th Annual Basket Bingo: Friday, January 19
Join us for the 17 th  Annual Basket Bingo on  Friday, January 19  at Tall Cedars, 2501 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville, MD 21234. Doors open at 6 pm, games start at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The money raised will go to the Annual Fund. We need people willing to sponsor/buy baskets and to volunteer to be basket fillers! Most of these baskets are not very large and you can fill them with anything you would like!   Here is a link to the baskets to buy/sponsor   and a   link to ideas for fillers . If you are able to assist in sponsoring/buying a basket and/or filling one, please contact  janeponton@concordiaprepschool.org .

Alumni Bull Roast: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7 – 11 pm
Join us for the Alumni Bull Roast featuring a huge buffet with pit beef, oysters on the half shell, oyster stew, crab soup, beer, soda, and more. Eric Laughlin will be our DJ and will take all of your music requests. There will be door prizes and raffles, including the world famous “Tower of Wockenfuss Chocolate” and a large “Basket of Cheer”. Corn Hole Games too! Tickets $40 each ($45 after January 20th, a few tickets may be available at the door for $50 if we are not sold out). Please pay via credit card on the school website (see the link below). Please call Scott Sanders  410-967-3675  if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Bids for Kids Auction: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 6 – 10 pm
Mark your calendars for the Bids for Kids Auction,   Renew & Rejoice  on Saturday, March 17 at Hunt Valley Country Club. Complete details and online ticket sales will be open after the New Year. 

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Concordia Prep is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Please download the nomination form and either mail or email to Brent Johnson, Headmaster at  brentjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org . Nominations should be received by February 28, 2018, to be considered for this year's award. Winners of the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award will be honored during a special Chapel in April.

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