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Breanne Blair Collects Coats & Hats for People's City Mission

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Prompted by seeing homeless people along the street, 7th grader Breanne Blair collected coats and hats for those in need.  Bre made posters that were distributed around Lincoln Lutheran as well as at her parents' work places.  In less than a week's time, seven large bags full of coats and hats were collected.  Those bags were donated to the People's City Mission.  Breanne and her Religion-7 teacher Lyle Ziems dropped off the coats and hats at the Shelter on West "O".  Breanne was warmly greeted by PCM staff members Charity & Nikki.  Charity even gave Breanne and Mr. Ziems a tour of the facility.

PCM Communication Director Nikki Oswald said the following in an email to Mr. Ziems: "It was delightful to meet Bre & hear her story of why she gives. She is encouraging and inspiring and I know with her heart, she will do great things (she already is)."  

With a tear of appreciation in her eye, Nikki interviewed Breanne.  Check out the video of that interview posted by Nikki on the PCM Facebook page!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc-jmCc9t4Y&feature=youtu.be

Great job of sharing the love of Christ with others, Breanne!

Breanne is the daughter of Keith (Kenny) & Jenny Blair.


All Five Fall Sports qualify for State!

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It has been an amazing fall sports season for the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors. For the first time in school history, all five of the fall sports teams have qualified for State competition, with our girls Softball team winning State!

This season started with a new sport for Lincoln Lutheran, girls Softball. Working in cooperation with Crete, we had one student, Freshman Leah Jurgens, who went out with team. Leah made major contributions to the team and for the first time for the Crete Cardinals, the team qualified for state and then won the Class B title. Next season looks to add a few more LL students to the mix and we look forward to another strong season next year!

The Girls Golf Team returned this year to State competition for the 7th time in a row. The four golfers, Juniors Logan Eschilman and Sophia Fahleson, Sophomore Natalie Barrett, and Freshman Grace Fahleson, made a strong showing finishing 12th as a team. All the girls battled hard through the rough weather conditions on the first day of the tournament and gained valuable experience for next season for which they will all be returning. This season saw the girls all lower their personal best scores considerably. They earned many top ten finishes and finished runner up at the District Championship.  They have had lots of great experiences to build upon for next season!.

The HS Cross Country team had a season filled with personal bests culminating in the entire boys team qualifying for State along with Senior Kayla Steinbauer representing the girls team. The Warrior cross country team ended its season with seven runners representing Lincoln Lutheran at the State Cross Country meet in Kearney on October 20th.  Kayla Steinbauer finished with a time of 25:14.  The boys' team finished in 18th place.  Running for the Warriors were: Tanner Lebo (19:17.8), Noah L'Heureux (19:17.9), Jacob Meyer (20:29) , Jack Rolland(21:39), Ryan Hlavity (21:47), and Colton Meyer (22:55).

Lincoln Lutheran's High School volleyball team finds themselves once again making a berth into State competition this year after several years away. The team will face off against Ord in first round State play on Thursday, Nov. 9th at 7:30 at Northstar High School. The Lady Warriors have had a very strong season with a 29-5 final record, which included beating two Class B schools during the regular season. They have gone 3-0 in all their post season play beating Milford, Lincoln Christian and Broken Bow. 

The Warriors Football team has had a very strong season as well, losing only two games this season. They went into the State playoffs ranked 11th with a 7-2 record. They took down #6 North Platte St. Patrick's in the first round of play-offs and then #3 ranked Arcadia-Loup City in the second round. The Warriors will face off against #2 ranked Centennial at Centennial on Friday, 11/10. Lincoln Lutheran is looking for a first time berth into the State Championship! Go Warriors!


"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

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The Lincoln Lutheran High School Drama Department, presented You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown for the 2017 HS fall musical.  Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in this Clark Gesner’s musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. It was a great performance and congrats to all the kids that were in the performance.


Grandparent's/Grandfriends Day Celebration

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We love to celebrate Grandparent's/Grandfriends week and on Thursday, September 7th, we got to celebrate with over 230 of our favorite people. This year, our Grandparents/Grandfriends joined us for a morning of coffee, juice and rolls as well as presentations by our Executive Director Scott Ernstmeyer, Principal Matt Heibel and Directory of Ministry Advancement, Lloyd Wagnitz. The Grandparents then got to meet up with their students, and joined the entire school for a special chapel led by Dr. Ross Stueber. What a joy to be able to celebrate with each other our shared faith as well as our love for the ministry of Lincoln Lutheran. We would like to thank all the Grandparents and Grandfriends who came out to celebrate. We look forward to celebrating again with you next year! 


Grandparent's/Grandfriends Day Celebration will be Thursday, September 7th starting at 8:30am.

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We love to celebrate Grandparent's/Grandfriends week!  We would like to invite your Grandparent's/Grandfriends to join your student(s) for a morning of food and fellowship at Lincoln Lutheran. Our annual Grandparent's/Grandfriends Day celebration will be on Thursday September 7, 2017 starting at 8:30 am.  We ask all the Grandparent's/Grandfriends to meet in our north gym at 8:30 am for coffee, rolls, juice and a short program before meeting your grandchild at 9:30 am for our Chapel service. We are asking for you to provide the names, addresses and email address of the grandparents/grandfriends you'd wish to invite so that we can send them a formal invitation to join us on Thursday September 7, 2017.  Please click here to provide the names.  All names need to be submitted by no later than Monday, Aug. 21. We look forward to seeing all the Grandparent's/Grandfriends on Thursday September 7, 2017.


Registration for 2017-2018 school year is open!

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Come and join us for the 2017-2018 school year! Lincoln Lutheran is now accepting Registration Forms for the 2017-2018 school year.  You can print off a copy of the registration form by clicking HERE. If you have any questions either about the registration process or about choosing Lincoln Lutheran for your student, please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Kristin Bennett at kbennett@lincolnlutheran.org or call us at 402-467-5404.


COT Serves during Thanksgiving Break

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The Community Outreach Team spent several hours serving local agencies over the Thanksgiving Break. Several students helped the Center for People in Need prepare for their yearly Thanksgiving food distribution. Some worked to package, load and sort food in the days before the distribution. Others joined in on the day of the event, serving as distributors of different foods. Roughly 3,000 families were blessed by this gigantic community effort. Playing a role in all of it was humbling to say the least.

“I love how easy it can be to make somebody’s day. All it takes is a few hands taping labels to cereal boxes or packing potatoes into bags, and suddenly hundreds of people in need have food for the holiday,” junior Rebecca Ziems said. “God has given me many blessings. I was glad we could share our blessings of time and talent with others.”

This is the third year the COT has partnered with CFPN and this huge undertaking. The joy of seeing physical labor turned into food blessings was very rewarding for all who served.

 

At The Gathering Place, the COT group helped by participating in a yearly deep cleaning of the facilities. While the volunteer numbers were small, it was an example of the ideal COT outing: students of different ages, parents and faculty working together outside the classroom walls and serving our neighbors.

“Volunteering at the Gathering Place is a win-win-win: volunteers find joy in serving, the organization finds workforce to keep the place up and running and the guests find more comfort and hospitality,” said Georgann Roth, volunteer coordinator. “It’s a trifecta of greatness,”

The Gathering place was founded in 1982 by like-minded people who wanted to feed the hungry but create a “home” in which to do so. Today, the unmistakable feel of home (hardwood floors, banister staircase, reading area, fireplace, etc…) is also an unmistakable agent of good, serving over 120 meals daily and welcoming people from all walks of life with home cookin’.

Recently, the Journal Star covered this organization in a feature article, you can read that article by following this link: http://journalstar.com/niche/l-magazine/here-to-help/the-gathering-place/article_b5e3cf8e-7b0e-56fc-b67d-c77899ae8452.html. Helping those who “help others” has become a unique characteristic of the Community Outreach Team events.

Speaking of serving those who serve, our next event is solely gear to do just that. In Access/AP classes, students and teachers will create care packages for those who tutor in LPS. Through a partnership with City Impact, and because of the vision of Mrs. Rickords, City Impact will be able to recognize the tutor volunteers who read to below-level students in an attempt to get them at reading level. If you have any interest in this event, or any other listed below, contact Joel Stoltenow (jstoltenow@lincolnlutheran.org).

Dec. 10: Meals on Wheels (ages 16+)

Jan. 3: People City Mission (soup kitchen)

Jan. 21: People City Mission (warehouse) 


COT Begins Third Yr of Service

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This year marks year three for Lincoln Lutheran’s Community Outreach Team. Formed by teachers and students, and funded by a series of grants, this group impacts community organizations in the Lincoln community.

A typical event begins with a student-led devotion, then continues with a unique service outing, and concludes with a donation to that agency. For each outing, there is at least one student, one parent and one Lincoln Lutheran staff member.

“We spend so much time in our roles as teacher-student-parent,” coordinator Joel Stoltenow said. “Sometimes it’s nice – and important – to spend time together as fellow believers serving in God’s Kingdom.”

Executive Director Scott Ernstmeyer appreciates how students have engaged in the COT. “The COT has allowed some students to embrace leadership roles while all who’ve had a chance to serve have discovered an appreciation for the true needs within our community.”

Last year 179 individual volunteers served 789 hours in 17 different outings (see list below). This year, we are at it again. Each year, the goal is 1,000 hours and 20 outings. However, we have had limited interest or involvement from families. If this group seems like something you might want to join, please contact Joel Stoltenow (jstoltenow@lincolnlutheran.org) at 402-770-3927.

Our next outing will take place on October 1st with Jacob’s Well at First Presbyterian Church (18th / F Streets). Other upcoming events include: City Impact, Habitat for Humanity, People City’s Mission and Veteran’s Affairs.

Opportunities to Serve:

Habitat for Humanity, People’s City Mission, Streets Alive!, Friendship Home, City Impact, Veteran’s Affair, The Arbors, Jacob’s Well, Lighthouse, Salvation Army, Lancaster Manor, Barnabas Project, F Street Community Center, Partnership of Healthy Lincoln, NonProfit Hub, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Safe Quarters, 8th Grade Community Witness Project


2016 Homecoming King and Queen & Court

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Congratulations to the six seniors elected to the 2016 Homecoming Court.  Final voting took place in AP on Wednesday. The King and Queen were announced on Friday at the pep rally. Congratulations to Allen Lacroix and Rachel Garbe on being named 2016 Homecoming King and Queen!  The 2016 court members are Amber LeGrande, Isaac Zager, Hope Bassett, Joel Stennett, Rachel Garbe, and Allen Lacroix.


HS VB Coach Sue Ziegler recorded her 300th career win with a three-set sweep over Auburn

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Lincoln Lutheran coach Sue Ziegler recorded her 300th career win with a three-set sweep over Auburn 25-15, 25-17, 25-22 on Tuesday.

The Warriors recorded 13 ace serves as a team in Ziegler's milestone, led by Hope Leimbach (five) and Lexie Kriezel (four). Leimbach added 31 set assists, as the Warriors totaled 30 digs as a team.

Ellie L'Heureux and Josie Puelz had three blocks apiece, and Amber LeGrande led the offense with 12 kills.

Ziegler, a former Journal Star girls coach of the year, has spent 26 years at the school, coaching a total of 19 years. She led the Warriors to the 2004 Class C-1 state title and spent 15 years as the head coach before taking seven-year hiatus and returning in 2013.