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    SCRIP Gift Cards - S.O.S - Support our school by SHOPPING!!!

    1. Is easy to use - Just purchase gift cards to pay for items you are already planning to purchase.

    2. Doesn’t cost you a penny - You pay $25 for $25 worth of merchandise.

    3. Gives a rebate to Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool - Rebates range from 2% of the cost of the gift card to 20% of its cost depending on the merchant.

    For more details about how to assist the school and preschool in this manner, check with the SCRIP ladies in the church library between services. A big thanks to all who have been faithful purchasers of SCRIP.

    Click here to print a SCRIP form
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    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School
    3825 Wildbriar Lane
    Lincoln, Nebraska 68516-4502
    Church: (402) 423-7639
    School : (402) 423-7677

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  • Why memorize?

    Young children are sponges; they are able to take in and absorb a tremendous amount of information.  It is incredible, when you stop to think about it, that a young child can learn the English language, a language that is one of the most complex in the world, that is constantly shifting.  What is even more amazing are the children who are able to learn multiple languages in a bilingual household.  The same can be said of all the other areas of learning that a young child has, from mathematics to religion.  Classical education taps into that very natural ability of children by first filling their minds with facts, facts which form the foundation of their learning; then, and only then, do students learn to understand how it all goes together, and then finally express themselves. You cannot learn a language until you know the vocabulary and the grammar.  The building blocks must be there before you are going to understand a novel or write one yourself.

    Memorization puts the building blocks in place for every area of learning.  Young children don’t always understand all the ins and outs of what they have memorized.  But that is what the rest of their education is all about.  They have been given the basic building blocks; now they go forth and unpack what has been learned.  They next learn how the blocks go together, and then they go forth to build on their own.  This is, by the way, how Luther wanted the Small Catechism to be taught.  Only by first knowing—through memorization—the basics of the faith could students then confess boldly to and against the world what they believed.  With a foundation in the truth, passed down by those who have gone before, students are well-equipped then to express their faith in each and every situation they find themselves in.

    – Pastor Maronde