“Encourage one another and build each other up…” 1st Thess. 5:11
Grandparents Day . . . Did you know in 1978 Grandparents Day was established? The Sunday after Labor Day was designated as Grandparents Day in the U. S. by Federal proclamation.
This is certainly a heritage worth passing along - the tradition of celebrating our grandparents . . . and their grandchildren. Recently, LHSKC invited the grandparents of our students into our midst so we could honor them, show them around, and worship with them in a chapel setting. To God be the glory! We experienced a wonderful turnout of over 70 grandparents who visited LHS and enjoyed a light brunch and then witnessed the Concert Choir and Chorale perform several songs. They also heard from both of bell choirs, Resounding Joy and Good Vibrations. Pastor Tyler Arnold, Christ Platte Woods, delivered the brief message and the group enjoyed a skit performed during a student led chapel service.
The tag line of LHSKC is . . . preparing lives for today, tomorrow, and eternity and I believe this is the essential ministry of our school. Grandparents have sacrificed so much for their children and grandchildren to not only be successful, but to remain in the faith and in Christ’s church here on earth. Passing along the tradition of the church from the elders to the next generation is cited many times in the Bible. Prophesied in Isaiah 54:13 “All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace” and later verified by Jesus in John 6:45 “They will be taught by God. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.” The prophecy is clear and so are the words of Jesus. We are to educate our children in the ways of the Lord. The Lutheran High School of Kansas City does just that. Exposing our children to the Gospel of Jesus Christ every day in a positive manner in order for them to live out lives glorifying their Lord. We are His people and we need to remember the inheritance that is ours through Christ.
Our responsibility to all the generations following ours is enormous. We need to thank our grandparents for the faith they have kept in us and in Christ Jesus. We now must move that faith forward as we live those lives of today, tomorrow and eternity. Remember, keep faith in our youth.
Dr. Cary Stelmachowicz