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Faculty cleans-up at inservice

"Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

After a morning of devotions, discussions on what constitutes critical thinking and how to develop it in the classroom and department meetings, the faculty of Lincoln Lutheran spent part of the afternoon working together to help make the school more visually inviting.

"I'm reminded all the time how accepting and inviting our students and faculty are. Sometimes we miss the chance to be visually inviting as well." said Mr. Sommerer after the work was done. Mr. Heibel listed about a half dozen high priority jobs that would have an immediate impact on how the school looks and that could be accomplished in an afternoon.

The faculty divided themselves up into teams to attack the various projects. Trash was picked up, trees and bushes were trimmed, accumulated sediments were hauled from the parking lot, debris was collected and removed from the front of the school. As one group finished they would join in the work yet to do. Many hands really did make for light work.

Mr. Stoltenow spearheaded the tree trimming and said when finished, "It was nice to work together as a team. As teachers, the results of our work is sometimes months or years in the future. Sometimes it's nice to do something and see an immediate improvement."

As a theology teacher here at Lincoln Lutheran, it should come as no surprise that Mr. Stoltenow also saw an immediate relationship between this act of service by the faculty and Lincoln Lutheran's theme verse for this year. "We were certainly, 'One in spirit and purpose' this afternoon. It was a neat reminder that Lincoln Lutheran is a place where being united leads to great things."

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