PSD School Ministries
September 29, 2021
Spotlight on Our Schools
Please join us in praying and thanking God for the following schools this week:

Risen Savior Lutheran Preschool, Chandler, AZ
Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool, Hemet, CA
Salem Lutheran School and Preschool, Orange, CA

Below are photos from Zion Lutheran Preschool, Fallbrook, CA
(from last week's list):
Below are photos from Risen Savior Lutheran Preschool, Chandler, AZ:
Dramatic play
Sensory play
Outdoor play
Below are photos from Salem Lutheran School and Preschool,
Orange, CA:
Salem Lutheran families had a blast at our Opening School Worship & BBQ
Salem students enjoy the new Keyboarding Class as part of our growing Instrumental Music Program
Salem Student Leadership Team members run a bake sale to raise money for service projects
Salem Lutheran Preschool friends painting a "castle" for Storybook Land Week this summer.
Salem Preschool children watch to see what happens with an "Apple Eruption" science experiment.
The Salem Preschool friends are so excited to have a special visit from Salem's comfort dog, Echo.
Lutheran Educators Conference 2021
Poster sessions, poster sessions, come do a poster session! We would love for you to consider sharing a teaching tip, trick, lesson, technology, or other ideas with your fellow teachers at LEC. Administrators, you know teachers doing great things! Please reach out to those teachers on your staff with a personal encouragement to share! 

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the Poster Session link for more details! 

PSD School Service Day
This year’s annual PSD School Service Day is Wednesday, November 17. Did you know we have had an annual school service day since November of 2013? We encourage you to find a way to encourage your staff and students to reach out into your communities with the love of Jesus! Start planning now, and as always, we'd love to share your photos from this special day.
Synod Statistics
THANK YOU to the schools who have already reported their statistics! We appreciate your attention to this important matter – we are looking for 100% reporting from our PSD schools! If your statistics are in by October 10, you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!

You should have received email notification from the LCMS Office of Rosters and Statistics that it is time to update your school information and report your school statistics for the 2021-22 school year. You will be doing this updating and reporting on the LISN system. Your login credentials have not changed, so you should have immediate access. If you don’t have your login auto-saved on that website, please contact the LCMS Church Information Center at 888-843-5267 or you can email
The reporting period closes on November 1, so PLEASE make time to gather your statistics and enter them into the system in a timely manner. 

Reporting from Synod on PSD schools:
21 schools submitted
20% Reported
Hearts for Jesus 2021-2022
World Mission, our Hearts for Jesus unified ministry project for this year, serves in Nigeria, where there are 84 unreached nations representing over 65 million people. World Mission wants to reach these people for Jesus! In their September newsletter they shared that the Treasure was shared with a listening group of idol worshippers as well as a group of Muslims who initially rejected the audio Bibles. Because of the Treasure, three families have now abandoned their idol worship and three members of the Muslim group have been converted! To God Be The Glory! We encourage your school to participate in the $250 goal from each school so more Treasures can be shared to those who have yet to know Jesus. To read the full story, please click here.
October Devotion on Website
Our October devotion is now posted on our website. It is written by Michael Vick, teacher at Abiding Savior, Lake Forest, CA, and titled "Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled." Click here to read it. Thank you, Michael, for reminding us that God is with us every step of every day.
Legal Update Workshop
Questions about hourly staff? Questions about new COVID mandates? Questions about anything HR-related? There is still time to sign up to get the answers you are looking for!

We will be hosting a Legal Update Zoom workshop with Michael Blacher of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore on Tuesday, October 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. To register, please complete this form. If you have specific questions or topics you would like to have addressed in the workshop, please email This workshop is intended for school leaders, business administrators, HR staff, etc. Plan now to attend!  

Thank you to all who have registered. The Zoom link will be sent to those registered on Friday, October 8. Please also note that Arizona, California, and Nevada are all still in the same time zone for this October event.
Prayer Requests
  • A prayer of thanks to God for 30 years of ministry at Hope Lutheran Preschool in Glendora, CA (picture above from their celebration).
  • Prayers from Risen Savior Lutheran Preschool, Chandler, AZ: for a safe and healthy year, our search for amazing teachers, and getting enrollment back to pre-pandemic levels. Lots of room for God to work!
  • Please join us in praying for Principal Valorie Wend and her husband, Chris, who were recently in a bad car accident. We pray for healing and for the doctors to make the best decisions in handling Chris' wounds, as he is still in the hospital. Valorie is principal at Loving Savior of the Hills, Chino Hills, CA.

Schools we are praying for the week of October 3:
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, Orange, CA
Apostles Lutheran Early Childhood Center, Peoria, AZ
Christ Lutheran School and Preschool, Rancho Palos Verdes, 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 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