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Rochester Central Lutheran School



Because Christ came to serve, so we actively seek to be in service to each other and our communities. RCLS offers a number of ways in which students may serve and practice social justice. Annual opportunities include:

  • classroom service projects
  • Overflow (service) hours, which are required for grades 5-8
  • chapel family service projects
  • financial support for chapel mission projects
  • regular, specified projects

Some of the organizations/projects that RCLS students have chosen to support during the school year include the United Way coat drive, LCC K9 Comfort Dog Ministry, Operation Christmas Child and Feed my Starving Children. 

Students packing a lunch bag

Overflow Hours

One of the core values of RCLS is Christian service. In an effort to teach the value of service, RCLS has implemented a program called Overflow Hours, based upon 1 Thessalonians 3:12: “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else.” As God overflows His love to us, so we then overflow His love to others. Overflow hours provide an opportunity for students to participate in community, church, and school service and to establish a habit of serving more generally.

Chapel Giving

RCLS students have the opportunity to give of not just their time and talent in the service of others, but of their treasure, too. Chapel Offerings are taken each week, and students have several opportunities throughout the year to give money and items toward organizations that have been selected to be recipients of RCLS's Chapel Offerings.