Faith & Friendship


RCLS incorporates worship into the lives of our students by gathering for a chapel service once each week. We usually meet at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, which is adjacent to RCLS and is one of our association congregations. Worship is led by school classes, LC-MS pastors, and other church professionals. Weekly Chapel is held most Wednesday mornings and begins at 7:55 a.m. and lasts for about 30-40 minutes. In addition, worship is encouraged by taking weekly church attendance. Parents are encouraged to worship weekly with their families. If you do not have a home congregation, we welcome you to consider worshiping at one of the association congregations; however, it is not required for students to be members of association churches in order to enroll in our school.

Theme Verses

Each year our chapel content and community life is guided by a theme verse. This year, during Wednesday morning chapel, we are exploring what Scripture says about what it means to be all in" —to love the Lord with all that is in us.

....love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Luke 10:27


Chapel Families

At RCLS, a sense of community extends throughout the building. This is largely due to the formation of ͞Chapel Families͟ each school year. A Chapel Family is made up of an 8th grader, who serves as the leader of his/her Family, and typically a student from each grade (PS-7)below. Together, Chapel Families:

  • Worship in chapel
  • Participate in a monthly Chapel Family event. Sometimes this means eating lunch together, while other times it may be during a service project together. 
  • Learn to practice grace and friendship with RCLS students they might not otherwise encounter. 

We credit much of the camaraderie at RCLS to the success of our Chapel Family program. It is a remarkable opportunity for older students to learn to serve and to lead by example, and it is a unique opportunity for younger children to develop affirming relationships with older students.

The value of our Chapel Families can hardly be described; it is something to be experienced!