Mark Muehl

St. Paul’s Lutheran School Continues Christmas Tradition

The Christmas Eve service at St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Church remains a favorite celebration among families and has been a holiday tradition for generations. With K-8th grade students participating in the children’s musical service at 7 p.m., the hallmark is “The Ungemach,” named after a teacher who wrote the cornerstone piece over 135 years… Read more »

Be Bold!

Numbers 1-3. Yeah, I’m pulling out the Old Testament for you today–a section that, if you’re like me, you’ve skimmed through (at best) rather than ponder and meditate upon. Humor me. Take a little time with me right now. These chapters share the instructions God gave for the Israelites in pitching their tents around the… Read more »

Reformation: All about Jesus!

Christmas and Easter. For many, those are the favorite Christian celebrations. Frankly for some, those two days may be the only times when there is an intentional look at needing Christ. As for the Muehl family, while we enjoy our Christmas and Easter celebrations, we boldly and enthusiastically celebrate the Reformation, too. Why? All three… Read more »

Download our Annual Report

Did you know? Hundreds of teachers, students, administrators and parents participated in leadership-development workshops led by Tim Elmore (www.growingleaders.com). 90 Lutheran teachers participated in an engaging week of IMPACT activities. New three-day seminars have been developed to promote best practices in teaching. Schools were assisted in selecting math and social studies curricula. 100% of our… Read more »

Monday means good news for Lutheran schools!

Monday has arrived. The weekend is over and the reality of a new work week ahead has hit. Are you primed for a great week, or are you going to let Monday get you down? How about some good news to get your Monday rolling? Enrollment for our region’s 18 Lutheran schools (17 elementary schools,… Read more »

Secret Shoppers for Schools?

Over the years, you have seen my posts about the importance of meeting the Endowment Match Challenge available from The Lutheran Foundation. You have also heard my spiel on the importance of donor relations, proper and prompt gift acknowledgements, following donor intent, etc. Last February, The Lutheran Schools Partnership initiated a “Secret Shopper” experiment and… Read more »

Words: A blessing and a curse

“[The tongue] is a restless evil, full of deadly poison…from the same mouth come blessing and cursing.” (James 3) Guilty as charged? James’s words are a harsh reality. This verse is also similar to Paul’s fret, “I can will what is right but I cannot do it, for the evil I do not want is… Read more »

Can you hear Jeremiah calling?

I talked to a modern “Jeremiah” today. (Okay, that’s not this real name, but humor me!) He may not be the Jeremiah of the Old Testament, but he sure spoke like him. He’s not quite as young as that Old Testament prophet was, but his exuberance is just as strong. The Jeremiah of the Bible… Read more »