Nearly 8,500 Lutheran school students in the St. Louis Metro Area celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2020, with service projects, special events and open houses.
The theme of this year’s National Lutheran Schools Week was “Joy:fully Lutheran”!, from First Thessalonians 5:16–24: “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” Throughout the week, students celebrated individual themes for each day:
- JOY FULLY
- THANK FULLY
- PEACE FULLY
- FAITH FULLY
- HOPE FULLY
Nationwide, National Lutheran Schools Week provides nearly 2,000 Lutheran preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
In the St. Louis area and southern Illinois, nearly 8,500 children attend 33 LESA-member Lutheran schools, making Lutheran schools the second largest private school system in the Bi-State Region. Lutheran schools serve children of all faiths, abilities and backgrounds and meaningful tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. To date, LESA has awarded more than $5.5 million to St. Louis area families, touching the lives of more than 3,300 children.
LESA represents 33 elementary and high schools in the St. Louis Metro Area, including four National Blue Ribbon schools and three National Lutheran Exemplary Schools. For more information, visit www.LESAstl.org, or call LESA at 314-200-0797. LESA is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.