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Sheboygan Lutheran

High School


Crusader Communicator


Dear SLHS Families, Students, and Community,

Friday, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday. The United States will observe Martin

Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday, January 18th; a day set aside to observe his birthday. The

holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on November 2nd, 1983. Martin Luther

King, Jr., was a key proponent of the Civil Rights Movement in which individuals protested racial discrimination and injustice in federal and state laws; and voiced support for changing these laws to reflect these views. However, they wanted to do this with nonviolent activism and non-confrontational speech.

I think about that time in America’s history and compare it to today. I used to not be able to fathom all the hate and violence that people went through and felt. I used to not be able to imagine the reaction of people using physical violence against another person because of what they said or what they stood for or for the color of their skin. Martin Luther King, Jr., simply wanted to talk about and discuss these issues for positive change. Instead of individuals talking with him, Martin Luther King, Jr., as assassinated on April 4th, 1968.

Then I think about this past week; the culmination of the past 2 months since the presidential election. The violent attacks on individuals due to differing political beliefs. The deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Why? What are the reasons? What makes people so agitated that they feel violence is the only answer? Now, this is not a political rant. I do not care if you are a democrat, republican, or independent; conservative, liberal, or somewhere in between; bipartisan or partisan. This is all about Christ.

What we all can agree upon is that everyone of us is sinful and that we live in a sinful world. As Paul states in his letter to the Roman church, “For there is no distinction: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:22b-23). However, does that mean we have to follow what the world says? No, by no means; “…and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith” (Romans 3:24-25a). “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1st Corinthians 6:11). This means we are set apart! We are called to be

different than the world. We are called to emulate Christ!

God gave us (Christians) the 10 commandments. If we look at the 4th commandment, God tells

us to “honor your father and your mother”. Martin Luther gives us the explanation: We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them (Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation). How many of us have honored, served, obeyed, loved, and cherished our elected leaders, even those who we disagree with politically? I admit that I have not always done this.


If we look at the 8th commandment, God says “you shall not give false testimony against your

neighbor.” Martin Luther gives us the explanation: We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way (Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation). How many of us have heard a rumor about a particular person and instead of letting it die with us, we pass it on to someone else (maybe even with our own embellishments)? Or how many of us have heard a conspiracy theory and taken it as the truth? Where is the proof? Have you defended the person the rumor or theory is about, even if you do not like the person? Have you spoken well of them?

Jesus was once asked what the greatest commandment was: “‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets’” (Matthew 22:36-40).

Are you loving your neighbor as yourself? Maybe you are asking, “who is my neighbor?” Jesus very clearly tells us who our neighbor is in the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Our neighbor is not just the person who lives next to us; but also includes our family, friends, acquaintances, enemies, and those we disagree with. Everyone is our neighbor. Are you treating every person as you would like and want to be treated?

As Christians, we are to put on the robe of righteousness and live as children of Christ, fully redeemed and sanctified. “…seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved,

compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body” (Colossians 3:9b-15a).

Have a great and blessed week. In Christ,

Mr. Bult

Calendar Change: LHS Administration announced today (1/13) the decision to

change Monday, Feb. 1


to a No School (Teacher In-Service) day. Please update

your calendars!


Student Leaders of the Month for December

The following students were recognized at a recent Chapel service as Student Leaders of the Month. The comments are from the faculty member(s) who nominated them for this award. Congratulations, Students!

Senior – Megan Lindsey: Megan has embraced and taken initiative with her responsibilities in extra-curricular activities and Christian service to others. She has been a very active participant in class.

Junior – Jackson Holzheimer: Jack has become more involved in helping out around Lutheran High before, during and after school while also being involved in extra-curricular activities throughout the year.

Sophomore – Matthew Jaeger: Matt demonstrates strong character and respect throughout the day in the classroom and extra-curricular activities.

Freshman – Hunter Adams: He is helpful to others around him and kind to everyone. Hunter is not only successful in the classroom, but also is a fantastic bowler.

Megan Lindsey

Matthew Jaeger

Jack Holzheimer


Congratulations to each student selected for the 2021 Big East Conference Honors Band and Choir! Thank you for your hard work and dedication, and for sharing your God-given talents and passions with those around you. Keep up the good work!

Dress-Down Day: This Friday, Jan. 15 will be our next Dress-Down fundraiser day. For a $5 donation, students and faculty may wear jeans or sweats and an appropriate screen print t-shirt (Sorry, NO SHORTS). All proceeds will help off-set medical expenses for Paula Huebshman, a member of St. John Lutheran – Plymouth and parent of two LHS graduates. In late 2020, Paula experienced a health issue which resulted in the amputation of both feet and nine fingertips. Paula continues to lean on the Lord for strength and witnesses for Christ every chance she gets. She and her family have taken a tragic experience and used it to help spread the Gospel.

Dance (Zumba) Practice: Any girls interested in Zumba are invited to a special Dance Team Practice this Thursday, Jan. 14 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Please meet outside of the School Office. For more information, see Mr. Holzheimer.

School Closing Information: If winter weather forces school to be dismissed early, canceled entirely or start late; a notification will be sent to parents and students via a text message. The information will also be posted on the LHS website (www.lutheranhigh.com) & Facebook page; as well as communicated to local TV and radio stations.

Annual LHS Citrus Sale to benefit the LHS Music Dept. Spring Concert Tour: Orders for

fresh Florida grapefruit and delicious California oranges (10#-quarter case $15, 20#-half case

$25, and 40#-full case $45) will be taken through Friday, Jan. 29. Order forms are available on

the LHS website. You may also contact any LHS student or call the school office 920-452-3323

to place your order. Fruit must be picked up and paid for on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Lutheran


2021 Freshmen Registration: Appointments are being scheduled beginning Wednesday, Jan.

20. Sign up to register for Freshman classes with one of our enrollment team members on this

SignUp Genius:


Additional evening dates are available; view the sign-up form.

LHS Tours for Prospective Families: The middle-school Open House at LHS has been

canceled this year, but families can still schedule an Educational Consultation appointment with Mr. Bult for a private school tour and Q&A time, or simply select an appointment to register for classes if you and your student are set on attending LHS. For more information, contact the school office at 920-452-3323.

1/15 – Colin Girdaukas

1/16 – Rilla Rice

1/17 – Kaidence Arriens

1/20 – Winter Tinkle

Upcoming Sales at Neat Repeats:

1/13-1/16 Jewelry 50% off

1/19-1/23 Books & Magazines 50% off 1/25-1/30 All Clothing $1



Monday, Jan. 18

Chicken Patty w/Bun $1.50 Mac-n-Cheese $1.25 California Blend $.50 Cookies $.75

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Ravioli $1.50 Garlic Bread $.50 Peas and Carrots $.50 Brownie $.75

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Chicken w/Rice Bowl $2.25 Buttered Noodles $1.50 Carrots $.50

Cake $0.75

Thursday, Jan. 21

Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches $1.75 Potato Salad $.50 Cauliflower $.50 Pie $0.75

Friday, Jan. 22

Pizza $1.25/slice Breadstick $.50 Ice Cream $.75

Every Day

Grilled Cheese $1.50

French Fries $1.50 (*not available on Pizza day) Salad w/dressing $.50

Fruit $.50

Milk (2% white, 1% choc.) $.50



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