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PSD School Ministries


March 20, 2024

"Since we have been made right with God by our faith, we have peace with God. This happened through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has brought us into that blessing of God's grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God's glory." Romans 5:1-2 

When we look at the cross, we feel only gratitude. We thank You, Father, that on the cross You provided forgiveness for our sins, purpose for our lives, and an answer for our death. We believe that the tomb couldn't hold You in and that death couldn't keep You down. We believe that when we speak to You, Father, we are addressing the death conqueror. 

Spotlight on Our Schools

Please join us in praying and thanking God for the following schools this week:

Lamb of God Lutheran School and Preschool, Las Vegas, NV

Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool, Winnetka, CA

Grace Lutheran School and Preschool, Huntington Beach, CA

Below are photos from Lamb of God Lutheran School and Preschool,

Las Vegas, NV:

Two years old Easter Garden

Lamb of God Lutheran Preschool Dance-A-Thon

Donkey came to visit and to show us his cross on his back.

We love Lamb of God!

5th grade students leading the Renaissance Fair.

The 4th and 5th Grade Girls Basketball team finished 2nd in the RRAC.

Below are photos from Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool, Winnetka, CA:

Below are photos from Grace Lutheran School and Preschool,

Huntington Beach, CA:

Grace Lutheran Preschool

Grace Lutheran Preschool students love to play in the “loose parts” play area

Grace Lutheran Preschool students playing on our pirate ship playground!

GLS 5th Graders at the OCC Planetarium

GLS Chapel every Wednesday

GLS Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Garuna Summer Fun!

Looking to grow a love of missions with students this summer? Check out the FREE downloadable resources Garuna Ministries has for your church or school that share what God is doing in Lutheran schools on the other side of the world! With easy-to-prep scripted lessons, engaging activities, colorful slideshows, and informative videos, children will connect with your mission offering partners in meaningful ways. Choose from Group's SCUBA theme or CPH's Celebrate theme. Email [email protected] for more information! 

Foundations of Lutheran Teaching

The Pacific Southwest District is excited to launch the Foundations of Lutheran Teaching (FLT) program in the Fall of 2024. Foundations of Lutheran Teaching seeks to support and equip school professionals for ministry in Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) schools. The FLT program offers five asynchronous online courses, each spanning eight weeks. These courses are designed for working school professionals to accommodate their busy schedules. A virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m.


Scan the QR code above to sign up.


$400 per course - Scholarships available


Online Class:

  • What Lutherans Believe and Why
  • Jesus Through the Bible
  • Teaching the Faith
  • Spiritual Development of Students
  • Spiritual Self-Care

Hearts for Jesus 2023-24

Our 2023-24 Hearts for Jesus Unified Mission Project is Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.

Through supporting this endeavor, we can extend compassion and comfort to those in need, embodying the love of Christ in tangible ways. Join us in making a difference as we share the warmth of Jesus' love through this meaningful project! 

PSD Hearts for Jesus page

Webinars from CAPSPD

Click here for information on Spring webinars from California Private School Professional Development. Featured is:

Power of AI with Lesson Plans and Differentiated Instruction with

Dr. Lori Elliott

Available until April 1, 2024

YOUTHX District Jr. High Event

Orange County Jr. High students:

Join us for a full-day experience with worship, speakers, service, games, competitions, and more.

This year’s YOUTHX theme is “SINNER&SAINT” and focuses on how faith in Jesus shapes who you are.

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

Click here for more information!

Prayer Requests

  • Prayers for the families of Jill Moorman and Pastor Michael Scholz. Please pray for comfort and peace in God's promises for all who grieve these servants of the Lord.

Schools we are praying for the week of March 24:

Pacific Lutheran Junior/Senior High School, Gardena, CA

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Children’s Center, Sherman Oaks, CA

Trinity Lutheran Preschool, Temecula, 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 [email protected] by noon on Tuesdays.

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 

Ext. 223 [email protected] 

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