2021 National Lutheran Schools Week Resources
Happy New Year! The 2021 National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) celebrations will soon be upon us and we are excited to celebrate along with you! If there was ever a year to celebrate Lutheran education and the work of the amazing educators who serve, the 2020-2021 school year is certainly it. We are looking forward to seeing the ways that you and your students celebrate Lutheran education!
National Lutheran Schools Week
Theme: “Sent to Serve”
Verse: Matthew 20:28 ESV
Dates: January 24 – 30, 2021
A number of great ideas have already been shared on the LuthEd Facebook Group regarding how schools will be celebrating the week, and a few new and unique ones are listed below:
- New Dress Up Days (Essential Worker, “Zoom Meeting”, etc.)
- Virtual Visits with a Concordia University
- Mail Thank You Notes to Pastors, Church Workers, etc.
- Martin Luther, Jesus, Pastor/Principal/Teacher Drawing Contests
- Make and Deliver (Socially-Distanced) Something (Hot Chocolate, Card, etc.) to Your Neighbor
Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19 on our Lutheran schools and also on our ability to meet and travel from the LCMS International Center, we do not have any specific events scheduled during the week of NLSW. However, we would encourage you to take part in the daily chapels from the LCMS international center (LCMS Facebook and KFUO Radio) even though we will not have choirs or other NLSW-specific events this year.
Especially this year, we know that our schools throughout the country will be celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week at different times and on different dates. However, we encourage you to follow, like and tag the LCMS School Ministry social media accounts and use the “#NLSW21” and “#LuthEd” hashtags for anything related to the 2021 National Lutheran Schools Week celebrations throughout the year!
If you have any questions about the ideas or resources listed above, please contact the LCMS School Ministry Office (School.Ministry@lcms.org). Thank you in advance for celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week again this year and we know that you and your students will continue to lift up Lutheran education both now and always!