In order to carry out the command of Jesus, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. . .”, the members of Grace Chapel Congregation of St. Louis established and maintain this school. These members believe the school to be essential in carrying out God’s command regarding the Christian training of their children. They also want to assure themselves and their children of the blessings God has promised to those who give their children a Christian education.
Philosophy of Christian Education
Christ is the center of Grace Chapel Lutheran School and all subjects are taught in the light of God’s Word. Students are nurtured to become productive citizens and to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ.
Grace Lutheran Chapel and School seeks to make and keep disciples for Jesus Christ.
The Anchor Cross
When the top part of an anchor is in the shape of a cross, it is called an Anchor Cross, a symbol of Jesus Christ, our sure Anchor. This cross is carried over from the days of persecution before Constantine, when Christians were able to see Christian hope in the anchor, while non-Christians saw nothing but an anchor. An anchor is a symbol of a hope “sure and steadfast” (Heb. 6:19).
In the late 1950’s the Anchor Cross was chosen as the symbol for our school. When our school was built in the early 1960’s, this symbol was placed on the southwest corner of the building. The circle surrounding the Anchor Cross symbolizes the never-ending circle, God eternal (without beginning and without end).