Community Service: A Foundation of the Lutheran East Student Experience
Students at Lutheran East are not only taught about the love of Jesus Christ — they are given opportunities to live out that love. Jesus taught his followers that they needed to serve those around them, so service is an important part of our school culture. Each spring, we hold an annual Day of Service, during which all students are involved in service around the Cleveland area. In recent years, students have served at local churches, the Cleveland Foodbank, local homeless shelters, the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center, and a number of senior citizens' homes in and around Cleveland Heights.
Since 2017, Lutheran East has also embarked on an international mission trip with its junior class. Each spring break, students and faculty chaperones travel to Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic to be of service to the local impoverished community. Students lead Bible studies as well as a VBS (Vacation Bible School) type program for local children. They also lead worship, prayer, acquisition of food supplies to feed the hungry, and improvement of the physical structures in the town by painting, cleaning, and constructing when needed.
We know that by providing students the opportunity to see their own service making a difference in the lives of their fellow mankind, and in the strength of their communities, we are setting them up to be lifelong servants of God and of others.
Click through the gallery below to see Lutheran East students making an impact by serving their community.
Students in Service: Photo Gallery