Reed City's Trinity Lutheran hosts Lutheran Schools Week

Students from Lutheran schools across the area gathered to worship

REED CITY — Students from Lutheran schools across West Michigan gathered at Reed City's Trinity Lutheran School to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week.

There were students from Trinity in Manistee, St. Peter's in Big Rapids, and Trinity in Traverse City. Dr. Craig Oldenburg from Camp Concordia in Gowen was the chapel leader.

Students took part in a service project, ate lunch together, worshipped together, and had fellowship time. According to fifth and sixth grade teacher Aaron Keup, it was the first time all three of those schools gathered at Reed City's Trinity Lutheran.

"We had roughly 250 to 300 kids altogether, it's quite a bit to have to go on by the chaos. But it was good. A lot of fun. Parents had fun, too," he said.

"We’ve been getting together with at least one of the other Lutheran schools in our area for at least 20 years. It’s been several years since we’ve had a large group gathering like this," music director Aaron Rohde said. "It's comforting and it's uplifting to see all the groups get together and support each other and to have fun to do some things together," Keup said.

Keup said it was sometimes hard to get them out of their groups from their original schools and to interact with each other, as kids normally do, but overall it was pretty good.

"It's always neat to see all those kids get together and sing and in worship, praise God, and encourage each other to be the light in the world," he said.

"We always encourage families if they have any questions, you know, seek out the school. We have information, you can check out our websites and things like that, but we do have an option in the areas," he said. "We provide a great education for kids and all preschool through eighth grade, we have a lot of fun, as much as we can," he said.

Learn more about Trinity Lutheran in Reed City at www.facebook.com/Trinity.Lutheran.RC/, and learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week at www.lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

Updated 8:38 a.m. Jan. 26 with removal of events scheduled for Jan. 27. The events were not originally scheduled.