Connecting the Baltimore Lutheran-Concordia Prep Community
November 2018
Dear Alumni and Friends of Baltimore Lutheran School and Concordia Preparatory School,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Concordia Prep is having a fantastic fall. I am so thankful for the tremendous support of our alumni community and association churches in spreading the good news. 

On Saturday, October 13, we had a spectacular day of celebrations during our Homecoming Festival. We began the day with our Fall Open House for Prospective families--attendance was outstanding. At noon, we welcomed many alumni to campus for a dedication ceremony for the renovated areas that are part of Phase One of the "Renew and Rejoice" campaign. We held the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime during the football game and inducted eight BLS/CPS alumni for their outstanding athletic achievements. The Saints went on to beat St. John's Catholic Prep 40-14. The Festival ended with the Annual Alumni Oktoberfest after the game. We welcomed a record number of alumni back to campus. Details about these stories are included below.

This coming weekend our outstanding Theatre Department will present The Great Gatsby. This performance will feature three alumni who have joined the cast:  Mark Russell Bayne  '10 as Nick Carraway,  Colin Jones  '10 as Tom Buchanan, and  Bayley Rabenau  '12 as Lucille McKee.  To celebrate the talents of our theatre students over the years and for many years to come, a portion of ticket sales will go toward the "Renew and Rejoice" campaign and the renovation of the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $12 in advance online and will be sold at the door (more details are listed below).

I also want to call your attention to our Annual Saints Bingo to be held on Friday, November 16, in the CPS cafeteria. Tickets are also on sale. More details are below.

The fall sports season is winding down and the winter season is about to begin. We have playoff games for Varsity Boys' and Girls' Soccer this week. On Saturday, November 10, the Varsity Football team will play in the MIAA 'C' Conference Championship game. Join us and cheer for the Saints! All the sports schedules are posted on the Concordia Prep website .

It's a great time to be a Saint!

May God bless you and those you love.

In Christ,
Brent Johnson
"Renew and Rejoice" Phase One Dedication Ceremony
Alumni Director Mr. Barth '75 cut the ribbon on the new Saints' Wall of Honor sign.
Chemistry Teacher Mrs. Chrysam cut the ribbon to the renovated Chemistry lab.
The Frech Family, Dorothy, Debbie, and Denise, each cut the ribbon to the Middle School Science Lab dedicated in loving memory to their brother Donald Frech '81. 
Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame
Congratulations to the BLS/CPS Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. These alumni were honored during halftime at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 13: Susan Barry ‘84, Aimee Chotikul ‘09, Kelley Null Steirer ‘02, Emilie Voelker Class ‘79, John Dennis ‘84, Thomas King ‘82, John Rattray ‘11, and James Struder ‘72. Those that were present for the ceremony are pictured from left: Mr. John Dennis' mother, John Rattray, Thomas King, Emilie Class, Aimee Chotikul and Susan Barry with Mr. Gary Barth and Headmaster Mr. Brent Johnson.
The Great Gatsby: November 2-4
The Concordia Prep Theatre Department as well as several alumni guest actors will present  The Great Gatsby  November 2, 3, 4. Alumni actors include: Bayley Rabenau ('12), Colin Jones ('10), and Mark Bayne ('10), and choreographer Donna Stroh ('85). For more information, contact Director Mrs. Johnson at . Tickets are $12 online in advance, $15 at the door; $10 for students and senior citizens. Seating is limited. Online ticket sales will close on Friday, November 3 at 12 noon.

2018 Saints Bingo: Friday, November 16 - CPS Cafeteria, 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.

Tickets are $20 for an individual ticket and $180 for tables of 10 in advance, $25 at the door. Additional game boards will be available for purchase.

Contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy with questions: .

Buy a Brick to Support the "Renew and Rejoice" Campaign
 To celebrate our period of "Renew and Rejoice" , Concordia Prep is again offering a brick engraving opportunity for all CPS current students/families, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends! Brick engraving allows everyone in the CPS family an opportunity to honor or memorialize those special individuals in our community! Support the campaign by buying a brick.  Learn More-Purchase a Brick
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