Connecting the Baltimore Lutheran-Concordia Prep Community
September 2019
Dear Alumni and Friends of Baltimore Lutheran School and Concordia Preparatory School,

We are back to school! The bible verse that the Class of 2020 has chosen for this year is: "Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing Honor" —Romans 12:10. The theme for September is to Strive for Excellence. Our messages in Chapel all month have emphasized the struggles we all feel at times in our lives but the need to always strive to share God's gifts to the best of our abilities.

The school year is off to a great start! We welcomed over 370 middle and upper school students back to campus on Monday, August 26. This growth has been led by our tremendous faculty and staff's efforts ensuring the community knows what a special place Concordia Prep School is for the next generation of student-leaders.

Over the summer months, we continued to improve the campus through the Renew and Rejoice campaign. The turf field was replaced and the entire Saints Athletic Field area received a makeover. The PressBox was renovated, a new sound system was installed, landscaping, fences, and walkways were all improved.

We are in the process of finishing the renovations to the Giguere room—formerly the STAR suite with new furniture and a dedicated testing area. The BlackBox Theater renovation is now scheduled to be completed in time for the fall Theatre Department production of Secondary Cause of Murder, November 1-3.

The final phase of the Renew and Rejoice campaign is kicking off this fall with renovations to the LAC including new locker rooms, bathrooms, and sound system. We still need your support to finish this project. Please contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy or myself to learn how you get involved.

We are planning a big Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, October 12. The day begins with our Open House for Prospective Families from 10 am to 12 noon, followed by the Varsity Football team taking on Annapolis Area Christian School. We will dedicate the new turf field before the game and at halftime announce our Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni during a ceremony in their honor. After the game, please join the BLS/CPS alumni association for the annual Oktoberfest from 3 to 6 pm.

It's a great time to be a Saint.

May God bless you and those you love.

In Christ
Brent Johnson
Headmaster
In Memoriam
We are saddened to hear of the passing of three members of the Baltimore Lutheran-Concordia Prep community.

Rev. Richard Benke, passed away on July 21. Rev. Benke was the Religion Department Chairperson, Cheerleading, Girls' Basketball, and Assistant Softball Coach from the fall of 1970 through the 1979-80 school year.

Mrs. Irmgard "Frau" Hooper, a German teacher at Baltimore Lutheran School from 1969 through 1985, passed away on August 28.

This week, we learned that Mrs. Virginia Cummings, a secretary in the business office from 1969 to 1997 passed away on Monday, September 23. The viewing will be Thursday, September 26 at Lassahn's Funderal Home on Belair Road from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service is Friday, September 27 at 10 am also at Lassahn's.
Open House and Homecoming - Saturday, October 12, 2019
Join us for a day of fellowship, friendship, food, and fun!
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Open House for Prospective Families Please spread the word to family and friends.
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Varsity Football vs. Annapolis Area Christian School
  • Before the Game: Renew and Rejoice Turf Field Dedication Ceremony
  • Halftime: Athletic Hall of Fame-Distinguished Alumni Induction Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: BLS/CPS' Alumni Oktoberfest
2019 Saints Bingo: Friday, November 15, 2019
Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Saints Bingo on Friday, November 15 in the gymnasium. Doors open at 6 pm.

Saints Bingo featuring Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Kate Spade, Thirty-One, Vera Bradley, and more. Twenty Bingo games are included with the ticket as well as a Tie Bingo Drawing and Lucky Loser Bingo. Door Prizes will be given throughout the night. There will also be an Early Bird Game and three special games and raffles. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Additional game boards will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tables of 10 are $180.


Please contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy for sponsorship opportunities:  gloriamurphy@concordiaprepschool.org .
Mark Your Calendars :
  • November 1 - 3: The Concordia Prep Theatre Department’s Upper School production of Secondary Cause of Death.
  • Sunday, November 10: Saints Boosters Club Corn Hole Tournament at 12 pm—Help the Booster Club raise money for locker room renovations to benefit all the students of our school. The Ravens game will be broadcast! Saintsboosters@concordiaprepschool.org or visit our website http://saintsathleticboosterclub.org for complete details. Check-in is at 12 noon, bags fly at 1 pm, $30 for singles/$50 per team, food, beverage, including beer*, included in the fee. Cash prizes for first, second, third-place finishers. *This is a 21 and over event.
  • Friday, November 15: Annual Saints Bingo at Concordia Prep. Purchase tickets online: www.concordiaprepschool.org.
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020: Alumni Bullroast from 7:00 to 11:00 pm, Rosedale Gardens. Online ticket sales will be open soon!
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020: Bid For Kids Auction.
  • May 1 - 2, 2020: CPS Theatre Department Presents Matilda.
  • Friday, June 12, 2020: Annual Saints Golf Tournament.
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