Volleyball benefits Tomorrow’s Hope

The Lakeside Lutheran High School volleyball teams and a crew of parent and other volunteers raised $2,966.00 for Tomorrow’s Hope on the evening of their conference match against Columbus High School on October 1. The event, called “Volley for Hope,” raised funds through raffles and concessions as well as a variety of sales: mums, pumpkins, concessions, t-shirts and a bake sale. The night also featured recognition of Lutheran grade school volleyball teams from surrounding communities (see photo gallery).

Tomorrow’s Hope, headquartered in Jefferson, is a non-profit that supports local health care organizations who help those touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other life-limiting illnesses. They also foster health-related research, education, and support activities.

The 2019 Warrior varsity team, Capitol North Conference champions for the 7th straight year, begins its #2 regionally-seeded journey in the WIAA state tournament when it hosts Clinton High School on Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

Members of the Lakeside Lutheran Varsity, JV and JV2 volleyball teams hosted Volley for Hope earlier this month and raised almost $3,000 for Tomorrow’s Hope, a nonprofit that supports local health care organizations. Team members include, L-R: (top row) Lillian Runke, Ella DeNoyer, Sydney Langille, Lily Schuetz, Isabella Collins, Kylee Gnabasik, Kaylee Raymond. (2nd row from top) Zoey Dremler, Hadley Wendorff, Alyssa Reinke, Morgan Mlsna, Katelyn Wagner, Greta Pingel, Lydia Bilitz. (Middle) Grace Plitzuweit, Marissa Duddeck, Kendall Lemke, Jenna Shadoski, Olivia Bartels, Cheyenne Johnson, Karli Johnson, Olivia Krieser. (2nd row from bottom) Nora Statz, Breanna Davis, Carly Paske, Emily Schafer, Hannah Uttech, Emma Schultz, Reyna Rupnow, Grace Korth. (front) Varsity Coach Jenny Krauklis, Natalie Punzel, Madelyn Vanderhoof, Claire Langille, Chloe Berg, Makenzie Sievert, Jordan Genz, Natalie Raymond.  Missing: Payton Kuepers

Teens provide meals for foster families

Members of the Lakeside Lutheran Teens for Christ service organization met recently after school to make meals to support area foster families. Several teens assembled “freezer meals” that included chicken casserole and dessert that will be provided to area foster families. As these families serve their community by caring for children in need, Teens for Christ wish to serve them by lightening their load at mealtime.

TfC 2019 foster meals project (1)

Senior Elise Meier from Watertown, co-president of Teens for Christ, worked with Mrs. Kessia Boche, Kingdom Workers Foster Support Coordinator, to coordinate the event. Boche and Mrs. Ruth Hirschfeld, Teens for Christ faculty advisor, supervised the teens during meal assembly. Students making the meals (pictured above, L-R) included Laura Zank, Juneau; Lydia Buxa, Oconomowoc; Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove; Keira Thurnbauer, Lake Mills; Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Megan Grambsch, Columbus; Megan Reinke, Watertown; Emma Statz, Helenville; Harmony Schmidt, Watertown; and Brynn Boche, Watertown. The service project was also supported with grant dollars from the Thrivent Financial Action Team program.

Lakeside Lutheran Teens for Christ is an education and service group that focuses on pro-life issues, and commits itself to service projects. The group is comprised of more than 150 Lakeside students and meets regularly throughout the school year to discuss life issues and plan activities that relate to the topic. These and other teens have or will participate in a shoe drive for Samaritan’s Feet that supplies children with shoes for school; “New Friends,” an afternoon to have fun with special needs individuals; visits to residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities; volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank in Madison; serving at the Watertown Alpha Resource Center gala, and more. For more information about Teens for Christ or Lakeside Lutheran High School, contact Principal James Grasby at 920-648-2321 or jgrasby@llhs.org

Kingdom Workers Foster Support Program partners with local community members and churches to find and implement ways to provide emotional and physical support for foster parents in order to continue providing love and structure for children in foster care. For more information about this program, contact Kessia Boche at 414-771-6848 or info@kingdomworkers.com

Lakeside Lutheran announces 2019-20 Student Council officers



Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected freshman class officers and representatives for the 2019-20 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Tyler Kurtz, Madison; Representative Julianne Dollard, Deerfield; Representative Olivia Bartels, Lake Mills; Vice-President Grace Cody, Juneau; President Cyrus Wilke, Waterloo.


Lakeside Lutheran High School elected sophomore class officers and representatives for the 2019-20 school year are (l-r): Representative Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; Vice-President Ketia Vater, Watertown; President Jackson Milbrath, Watertown;  Representative Douglas Weittenhiller III, DeForest; Representative Will Popp, Fitchburg.


Lakeside Lutheran High School elected junior class officers and representatives for the 2019-20 school year are (l-r):  Representative Darren Schuster, Juneau; Representative Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Vice-President Micah Cody, Juneau; Representative Tersony Vater, Watertown; President Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek.


Lakeside Lutheran High School elected senior class officers and representatives for the 2019-20 school year are (l-r):  Vice-President Alex Ryan, Lake Mills; President Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Representative Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Representative Kristin Karas, Milton; Representative Espen Storlie, Lake Mills. 


Lakeside Lutheran High School elected student body officers from the senior class for the 2019-20 school year. They include (l-r): Treasurer Micah Missall, Rio; Secretary Elise Meier, Watertown; Vice-President Grace Westrate, Lake Mills; President Lauren Thiele, Poynette.

Loppy’s provides pizza and proceeds

Like any normal Thursday, the varsity football team had its team meal, but this time it was a little bit different. On Thursday, Sept. 26, Loppy’s Hiawatha Inn not only catered a delicious meal to the team, but also gave all of the profits back to Lakeside as a donation to Operation Go.

The whole thing started when Loppy’s offered to provide the coaches a fish dinner before the game, but Coach Asmus asked if they could do it as the Thursday team meal.

The restaurant is too small for everybody to fit, so Carl and Laura Loppnow brought the food to Lakeside. They provided pizzas, shredded pork, and scotcheroos as dessert for only $10 per person.

They wanted to help support Operation Go only because of their love for Lakeside. Pastor Helwig commented, “I think it’s cool. They’re only doing this because of their love for the program. And that’s what Op-Go in the future will be about.” 

Operation Go also received a $500 check from the Ladies’ Guild at St. Paul Lake Mills after the Op-Go students gave a presentation there. 


Principal’s Pen: “The righteous will live by faith”

PPen_Luther_SealThe righteous will live by faith.

This passage occurs in Romans and Galatians. With slight wording variations, it appears twice more in the Bible.

The first is in Habakkuk, who likely wrote his book shortly before the Babylonian invasion. The godly Habakkuk’s concern was evil. Daily, he observed violence, injustice, and wickedness in Judah. In a dialogue with the Lord, Habakkuk asked why he allowed this.

The Lord revealed that he would use the Babylonians to severely discipline Judah for its sins. Yet, he described the Babylonians as greedy and violent idolaters. This confused Habakkuk. It seemed inconsistent with the Lord’s character.

The Lord went on to reveal that someday he would also deal with the Babylonians. By contrast, he stated, “The righteous person will live by his faithfulness” [2:4].

There are three key words in this passage. The first is righteous. Bible characters—like Noah, Job, and Simeon—are labeled righteous. They are not perfect, but upright. Habbakuk used righteous to denote those who follow a standard like God’s holy law.

The second word is live, a word with multiple meanings depending on context. Hababbuk’s use denotes deliverance and living in a holy relationship with the Lord.

The final word is faithfulness. Note the preceding word: his faithfulness. This points to the Lord’s faithfulness to his promises.

In short, this passage from Habakkuk states that believers live—by faith—according to the Word of God. As such, they enjoy a special relationship with the Lord and they may fully rely on his promises.


Habakkuk may not have immediately understood the Lord’s words, but neither have we. At times, we look about in disbelief. We want to “throw in the towel” thinking that God has lost control of this world. When this occurs, may he lead us to this passage and remind us of faithfulness. He controls history for the good of his people and guides everything to glorify his name.

Habakkuk eventually understood this and—by God’s grace—so may we.

Lord, give us eyes of faith to view your faithfulness through Jesus’ cross. You have made us “the righteous [who] live by faith.”

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran.
Contact him at jgrasby@llhs.org