A Message from the CEO
SCHOOL CANCELLED FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020
Update from March 12th, 5:00 PM
Dear Faith Family,
As promised, we are providing updates to you as they develop. We meet and discuss daily and continue to monitor the insights and opinions of health professionals. Today’s meeting has prompted some changes:
Why are the numbers 186 and 78 of interest to Faith Lutheran students? Because this year high school students have 186 classes from which to choose, and middle school students have 78 classes from which to choose. Each student only gets to choose 8 per year so middle school students get to take 24 of the 78 offered in their careers, and high school students get to take 32 of the 186 in their careers. So many choices, so little time!
The first day of school means excitement, new and old friends, and maybe some anxiety. In the first chapel message of the year, Dr. Buuck reminded students that Jesus is the Light of the World and because He conquered the darkness of our sin, we can live in the light that is Christ's forgiveness, grace and mercy.
The campus is (relatively) quiet this afternoon. We just finished our farewell all faculty/staff luncheon where we say “see you later” to those staff members who are not returning next year and to our ten month employees who are not required to be on campus during the summer.
Woody Allen once said, “I'm not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” That’s cute and funny, but the reality is… he was afraid of death and it is going to happen – to all of us. I don’t know about you, but that scares me a bit. For the huge majority of the people in the world, even us Christians, death can seem scary. But as Jesus walked the face of the earth, death didn’t scare Him.
Good Friday? What is so good about Good Friday? Is this an appropriate title for such a day? In my younger days, I always viewed this as the most depressing day of the year. Churches are dark, pastors often wear black, fewer candles are lit, people are somber, the music is depressing. We often leave the sanctuary in silence. What’s so good about Good Friday?
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a small luncheon to hear Jeremy Aguero from Applied Analysis and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speak about Nevada’s economy. Generously hosted by Nevada State Bank, these two men shared exciting and pertinent information about our state and city – all of which is great news for Faith Lutheran and our future.
Dearest Faith Families,
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in my best Andy Williams’ voice!). The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes…I hope everyone loves the Christmas season! Around Faith Lutheran, our students, faculty, and staff will enjoy some well deserved time off to spend time with family and friends. And maybe open some presents.