You Know it’s a Confessional Church when the Day School Jazz Band Plays the Issues Etc. Theme, by Pr. Rossow

It was a  wonderful surprise the other night at our Spring Music Concert at Bethany Lutheran Church and School (Naperville, Illinois) to hear our day school jazz band play the theme song from Issues, Etc. You can listen to the band playing the song later at an informal gathering of students and parents for a year-end celebration by clicking on the personal website of our Cantor’s wife Cheryl Magness.

The selection of the song was  not just coincindental. Bethany is the birthplace of the Brothers of John the Steadfast and supporting new Lutheran media is one of our goals with Issues being the primary focus of that work. Our church and school band director, Mike Vasilie, is a BJS member and ardent fan of Issues, Etc.

We are pleased to have a healthy and thriving Lutheran day school that supports the work of the congregation and that  in this day  of struggling Lutheran day schools has  a  steady enrollment. We have a great teaching staff that supports our traditional approach to church and we thank Principal Pam Mueller and all her staff for  embracing confessional Lutheranism at Bethany Naperville. We like to say that next to preaching and teaching the word of God, our day school is our most important work.

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