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

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As we begin our Lenten journey, let us pray:

In this holy season, help us to turn our minds and hearts back to you. Lead us into sincere repentance and renew our lives with your grace. Help us to remember that we are sinners, but even more, help us to remember your loving mercy.

As we live through this Ash Wednesday, may the crosses of ashes that mark our foreheads be a reminder to us and to those we meet that we belong to your Son. May our worship and prayer and penitence this day be sustained throughout these 40 days of Lent. Bring us refreshed and renewed to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter. Amen

We have much to be thankful for and much news to share. On February 22, we sent out acceptance letters to one of the largest recruitment classes in years. We received a record number of applications and expect to seat a very robust and diverse group of students next year. Thank you for helping us spread the good news about Concordia Prep.
Last fall all of our sports teams performed exceptionally well. The Varsity Boys’ Soccer team won the MIAA “B” Conference championship and will move up to the “A” Conference next year. Senior Connor Wright was selected to the Baltimore Sun’s 2018 All-Metro Second team for varsity boys’ soccer. Both our Middle School Boys' and Girls' basketball teams won the Concordia Prep Basketball Challenge in February and both teams will compete in the Lutheran National Basketball Tournament at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana in late March.  The spring sports season has just begun. All the team schedules are posted on the Concordia Prep website. Please join us and support the Saints! ( )
Our alumni celebrated fellowship at the Annual Bull Roast in January and again last weekend at our Annual Bid For Kids Auction, which was a tremendous success. Thank you to all our donors, supporters, and volunteers for your hard work and dedication.

A brief update on the "Renew and Rejoice" campaign: Phase one is complete! Both the Upper School and Middle School bathrooms have been renovated. The Upper School chemistry lab and Middle School science room were both renovated and refurbished. The cafeteria renovations are almost complete. Please stop by to witness the transformations on our campus and learn more about what is to come. Phase Two of the campaign is in full swing. Next up is the renovations to the Black Box Theatre, parking lot, and turf field. These updates will take place this summer. We are still in need of funding for these projects. A video that outlines the Black Box Theatre campaign is included below. Please consider making a donation. Donate Here

The Saints Fine Arts Musical Revue will be held this Friday, March 8 at the end of Lutheran Schools Week at 7 pm. This event will include performances by our band, choir, drama students and several alumni. All proceeds will be dedicated to the Black Box Theatre renovations. All CPS/BLS alumni and friends are invited to a Trivia Night on Thursday, March 14 (Pi Day) at 6:30 pm. Our spring musical Annie will be held on May 3–5 online ticket sales will be open soo n. The Saints Athletic Boosters Club is hosting a Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, May 11, and the Annual Saints Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 14. Details for all these events are shared below. Please join us and support Concordia Prep!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Concordia Prep. May God bless you and those you love during this season of Lent and throughout the year.
In Christ,
Brent Johnson
Saints Fine Arts Musical Revue: Friday March 8 at 7 pm
Join us this Friday night for an evening of entertainment from Broadway musical productions past and present. In addition to the band performing selections from several movie scores, current choir students have been preparing a selection of pieces from previous BLS/CPS shows and will be joined by several alumni. Audience members will enjoy performances from the current cast of  Annie  presenting “Hard Knock Life” and “Easy Street,” as well as songs from  Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell,  and  Mary Poppins.  There will also be alumni performances featuring songs from  Jersey Boys, Once, Waitress,  and  Hamilton ! The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will be held in the gym. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the small gym renovation into a Black Box Theatre!
Black Box Theatre Campaign
The Black Box Theatre renovations will create a permanent home for the Theatre Department. The project includes new flooring, lighting, new seats, and bars and mirrors, which will allow the addition of a dance program to Concordia Prep. We are more than half-way to the goal ! Please contact Director of Advancement, Mrs. Gloria Murphy, for more information: .
Upcoming Calendar of Events:

Pi Day Trivia Night: Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm
All alumni, relatives, and friends of BLS/CPS are invited to a Pi Day Trivia Night on Thursday, March 14 in the CPS Cafeteria. Pizza and social time will begin at 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 or the donation of a pie. Pizza, water, soda and PIE will be served. Trivia begins at 7:15 pm and the evening will end at 9 pm. Please contact Mr. Barth with questions: .

Annie: May 3, 4, and 5
The Concordia Prep Theatre Department presents Annie on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. Online tickets sales will be open soon.

Saints Athletic Booster Club Corn Hole Tournament: Saturday, May 11, 3 - 8 pm
Open to all alumni and current families. Sign-in from 2:30 - 3 pm, happy hour from 3 - 4 pm. Cost is $25 per player and $45 per team. Cash prizes. Free to spectators. The event will be outside unless there is rain. More Information | Registration Form | Sponsorship form .

Saints Annual Golf Tournament: Friday, June 14, 2019
Please join us for an afternoon of golf to be followed by a happy hour and dinner to benefit the athletic programs at Concordia Prep.

  • Location and Time: Grey Stone Golf Course on Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 Noon check in, 1 pm shotgun start.
  • Cost: $135.00 for single golfers | $500.00 for foursomes.
  • Included with the Golfer Package: Golf and cart, box lunch after check in, hot dog at the halfway point, complimentary beverage-snack carts including beer, soda, water and snacks, four contest holes, dinner, raffles, and awards after the golf concludes.

Dinner Guests: Dinner will be a great opportunity for spouses, teachers and Alumni to join our
event, share a wonderful evening and support Concordia Prep. At a cost of $40 they can join us for Happy Hour and dinner, as well as have the chance to buy raffle tickets for great prizes.

For more information to play or sponsor please contact Dan King at .
LAST CALL!! Buy a Brick to Support the Renew and Rejoice Campaign
 The first phase of bricks will be ordered soon and installed this spring. Purchase your brick by March 29 to be part of the first phase of bricks. 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. 
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