Rochester Central Lutheran School incorporates worship into the lives of our students by offering Chapel once a normally in the sanctuary of Holy Cross Lutheran Church which is adjacent to the RCLS campus and one of four association congregations. Each class is asked to lead worship at least one time per year and the remaining weeks are led by LC-MS pastors and 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. This is recorded on the student’s report card and is monitored by the classroom teacher and the ministry team. Parents are asked to worship weekly with their families as it is an important aspect of the Christian walk.
If you do not have a home congregation, we encourage you to consider worshipping 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.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. This is the third of God’s commandments and found in Scripture, Exodus 19. We believe that as God’s children, we are to “… fear and love God that we may not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear it and learn it.” (Luther’s Small Catechism)
Why do we worship God?
- God has shown us His greatness.
- He has created us.
- He has saved us.
- He has given us faith.
- He has made us His own through baptism.
Our worship begins with God because of all He has done for us.
The word “worship” means “worth ship”. We show what He is ‘worth’ to us by ‘worshipping’ Him! He has given us His name. We are to use this name to give Him honor, thanks and praise.