Tuesday, May 18, 2021

In-Person Worship May 16, 2021

If you were not able to worship in person on Sunday, you may view it on the link below. 

In-Person Worship- May 16

SCLA Events Update

HS Spring Concerts OPEN to the Public
The HS spring band concert is Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. The HS spring choir concert is Friday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. Seating is now open to the public! Masks are required inside the building. Both will be live-streamed StCroixLutheran.org/springconcert

HS Graduation OPEN to the Public
The high school graduation service for the class of 2021 is Sunday, June 6, 2021, in the SCLA gymnasium. 112 graduates including 38 international students will graduate. Seating is now open to the public! Masks are required inside the building. The service will be streamed live at StCroixLutheran.org/graduation

SCLA Summer Camps
Registration is open for SCLA’s academic and sports camps for students entering grades K- 9. Find out more and register at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

Job Opening - Maintenance/Custodian
Immediate opening for afternoon/evening full-time custodial/general maintenance position with either a full-time position or two part time positions. More info and application at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs.

Thank you for your continued partnership in Christian education. Please contact me if there is anything I can help with!

Kristina Lewerenz
Communications Director
St. Croix Lutheran Academy

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LWMS 2021 Virtual National Convention Information


Convention Registration
Just a reminder to REGISTER for FREE by June 7. While you register you will be able to sign up for the Annual Business Meeting, our interactive IGNITE session, and virtual chat rooms to bring us together for some virtual fellowship. We look forward to seeing you online June 24-27, 2021!
Speaker Information
Home Missions:
Rev. Allen Kirschbaum, Spirit of Life, Caledonia, Michigan    
Rev. Ryan Kolander, Palabra de Vida, Detroit, Michigan   
Rev. Bradley Wright, Risen Savior, Mansfield, Ohio
World Missions:
Gary and Beth Evans, Central Africa Medical Mission   
Stephen Wiesenauer, East Asia  
Abram Degner, Paraguay
Matthew Doebler, East Asia
Rev. Joel R. Voss, Resurrection, Centerville, Ohio
Rev. Troy Jacobs, Abiding Word, Maineville, Ohio
Rev. Robert J. Krueger, Immanuel, Findlay, Ohio
Rev. Alex Groth, Beautiful Savior, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rev. Paul Schulz, LWMS Pastoral Advisor, Grace, Safford, Arizona
Rev. Jonathan Zietlow, LWMS Pastoral Advisor, Grace, Critvitz, Wisconsin
Rev. Snowden Sims, Michigan District President, St. Paul, Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Bible Reading Challenge 15/31 - Music Video



2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; 3:1-5
13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. 2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.


Sara Groves

Friday, May 14, 2021

May 2021 Good Newsletter


Our God is…GOOD

Have you ever felt like the guy in the cartoon with a rain cloud over his head? Wherever he goes, the rain cloud follows, but he’s the only one getting wet.

When your relationships are stressed, your 401(k) tanks or your job is on the line, it feels like that rain cloud is following wherever you go. You see your friends or neighbors and you wonder, “Why am I the only one getting wet?”

At times like that, it’s easy to wonder if God is good. It may feel as if God is good to some people, but right now he’s skipping you. Sometimes it seems as if God plays favorites.

We can learn about God when we look at the way this world works. Aside from cartoons, the rain never falls on just one person. If God really played favorites, only the people of his choosing would be blessed with sun, rain, and the bounty of the earth.

Look outside. It is spring! Good people and those not so good can enjoy the freshness.
God doesn’t play favorites with sunshine and rain. That gives us insight into the way that he acts. The Bible says, “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made” (Psalm 145:9).

Just as God sends rain and sunshine on people who believe in him and on people who don’t, he sent his Son, Jesus, for every man, woman, and child on this earth. It doesn’t matter whether people believe in him or not, he still sent Jesus here to save them.

Look outside again. Whether you know it or not, spring has come. The sunshine and rain tell us that God is good.

Whether you know it or not, God cares for you. Jesus’ life and death tell us that God is good.

Come and hear about it. Through faith, you will learn that no matter what rainstorms come your way, the Son will still shine in your life.Join us as we worship our Lord.  Together we can rejoice in God’s almighty power.

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Bible Reading Challenge 14/31



2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
1 Paul, Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.

5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.

11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Bible Reading Challenge 13/31


Day 13/31


Romans 5:1-11
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.


An ancient prayer by Augustine (354 - 430 AD)

Look upon us, O Lord,
and let all the darkness of our souls
vanish before the beams of thy brightness.
Fill us with holy love,
and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom.
All our desire is known unto thee,
therefore perfect what thou hast begun,
and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer.
We seek thy face,
turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory.
Then shall our longing be satisfied,
and our peace shall be perfect.