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From the Head of School


Bible Theme for 2017-2018

August 03, 2017
By Michael Brandt, Head of School
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8-9

Welcome to a new school year. The SAINTS community is making final preparations for the 2017-2018 year. 

Our theme Bible verse for the year comes from Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians. This passage is very fitting to all of us with the encouragement to think first and then to practice those things that are Christ-like. Praise the Lord that we have been given God’s word to show us Christ and learn from the examples and teachings of Jesus’ life on earth.

I remember my parents, my teachers, my coaches telling me to “think before you act.” I do not think many human actions can happen without thought, unless you’re talking about the involuntary contraction of the heart, or the jump reaction when startled. But the point here is probably the quality of action is a representation of the quality of thinking. It is reasonable to surmise that good actions come from good thinking and that bad actions come from the lack of good thinking. 


Preparing for another year requires good thinking. Our actions as a school in this preparation come after turning to God’s word, prayerfully asking for God to reveal His will for us, and filtering our thoughts through the mission of LHS to provide for students. 

Heeding the words of Apostle Paul and thinking about God’s will for us is vital to our existence. The addition of a new track and field, new furniture, new teachers, new classes, and new students do not happen without careful thought. 

It is my prayer that the visible actions of Lutheran High School represent God’s pleasing thoughts—that our actions reveal to others our drive to provide for the students an environment that is Christ-centered and rich in academic excellence. 


I also pray that we all have the opportunity to praise our Lord for how He has blessed us through the thoughts and actions of our Lutheran High School community.