Created to be Creative was the theme of this year’s Fine Arts Week. Concordia’s students and teachers highlighted their beautiful and creative work, God’s gifts given to many, through visual display and music.
Our Fine Arts Week started with a chapel service in which Mr. Paul Marinko, (Principal of St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Renaissance man), spoke these words of caution to our community when reflecting on the daily excellence of Concordia’s fine arts, “Be wary when one is exposed to ongoing excellence, as the extraordinary, can seem ordinary.” How true our daily routine can be when we don’t take a moment to be thankful, or amazed, or humbled, by tremendous sharing and display of talents and hard work, given by God, to our Concordia community. I reflect, where else in my life, do I allow the extraordinary to become ordinary?
We are in the season of celebration at Concordia with awards and celebrations for academics, JROTC, sports, and fine arts ongoing nearly every day. It is exciting to pause, give thanks and recognition to the great and exciting work and ministry God has blessed at Concordia.
In a few weeks we will celebrate the Class of 2017 with our Commencement and Baccalaureate service. Concordia thanks God for each graduate, and implore His continued blessing on each of them as they proceed forward in life. I pray that God’s extraordinary love, the promise of forgiveness, and hope of everlasting peace be their guide every day.
Congratulations seniors, Concordia’s Class of 2017!