PSD School Ministries
Connections
March 17, 2021
“All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27, NIV
 
While on the cross, Jesus felt the indignity and disgrace of a criminal. No, He was not guilty. No, He had not committed a sin. And no, He did not deserve to be sentenced. But you and I were, we had, and we did.
 
Though we come to the cross dressed in sin, we leave the cross dressed in “garments of salvation” (Isaiah 61:10, NIV). Indeed, we leave dressed in Christ Himself! -- Max Lucado (He Chose the Nails)
 
During this Lenten season, as we again journey to the foot of the cross, may we be reminded of God’s amazing and unconditional love for us through the death and resurrection of His Son, our Savior, Jesus. May we be thankful and ever mindful of this, the greatest Gift of all!
Spotlight on Our Schools
Please join us in praying and thanking God for the following schools this week:

Precious Stones Lutheran Preschool, Sedona, AZ
Gethsemane Christian Academy, Tempe, AZ
Ascension Lutheran Preschool, Torrance, CA
Below are photos from Ascension Lutheran Preschool, Torrance, CA:
Outdoor Fun with Pre-K
 Music in the Butterfly Class
Science with the Little Lambs
Honoring Jubilarians in 2021
We are very excited for our Lutheran Educators Conference (LEC) in November 2021. The planning and hard work has already begun. We will be honoring two years of Jubilarians at LEC 2021. Jubilarians are those educators on your staff who have completed 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50 years of service at the end of the 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 school years. If you filled out a form last year, please fill out a new form to assure that we have the correct information.
 
If you are an administrator, please identify those on your staff that will be Jubilarians, so that when the forms are sent out, they are able to be completed and sent in by the June 15 deadline. Click on the link to fill out the form: Jubilarian Form
 
God’s continued blessings on your ministry!
Lisa Holloway
LEC Committee
Encouragement Videos from the PSD
In the video below, PSD President Gibson shares a message to encourage you and your staff as the Body of Christ. He also invites your congregation and Christian community to celebrate and give thanks to God for the sacrifice and service you have joyfully provided for your church and school during this COVID season. Thank you for all the hard work you've been doing and continue to do for the sake of the Gospel.
EC Directors Zoom Meeting Today!
Our next EC Directors meeting will be held TODAY, Wednesday, March 17, from 1-2 p.m. Pacific Time. Our SPECIAL guest presenter will be Kelley Fehn, the Early Childhood Consultant for the Michigan District. Kelley is a talented, humorous and very creative director, who, just like you, loves what she does, loves children and loves Jesus! COME and learn with Kelley! You will LOVE it! (P.S. There will be a drawing for one free Equipping Conference registration for one director in attendance! It could be YOU!)
EC Equipping Conference - Register Today!
Our annual PSD Early Childhood Equipping Conference will be held on Saturday, April 17. Jennie Williamson of Arison Records will be our featured presenter. The conference will be live at Christ, Costa Mesa, CA, and live-streamed to Arizona and Nevada. Click here for the registration!
2021 Jr. High Youth Camp Registration is Now Open!
The 2021 PSD Jr. High Youth Camp will be held May 27-30, 2021, at Tonto Rim Christian Camp in Payson, AZ. For more information and to register your Jr. High Campers, please click here!
Prayer Requests
  • We pray for our calling schools and congregations, that the Lord leads them to the person who best will meet the ministry challenges and opportunities to share the sweet Gospel with students and families!

Schools we are praying for the week of March 21:
Lamb of God Lutheran School and Preschool, Las Vegas, NV
First Lutheran Sonshine House Preschool, Temple City, CA

Each week, prayers of thanksgiving and prayers for teachers, administrators, support staff, pastors, students, and families of the Lutheran schools, early childhood centers, and churches of the Pacific Southwest District are listed. To include names on the list, please send information to anna.preus@psd-lcms.org by noon on Tuesday of each week.
School Ministries, Pacific Southwest District-LCMS
1540 Concordia Drive East, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone 949-854-3232 | Fax 949-854-8140

Rachel Klitzing, Executive Director of School Ministries