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What would you do if you knew your time was up on this earth? If you only had a few more days to “suck out all the marrow out of life” as writer Henry David Thoreau so famously said?

On his last night on this earth, Jesus washed feet. Can you believe it? The night before he was killed on a cross, the Son of God stooped down onto the rough floorboards of the upper room and scrubbed the grimy, calloused feet of his dearest friends. Then he said these powerful words:

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:14-17).

Jesus was saying that our highest privilege as his followers is to wash feet. That’s why LuHi is devoted to cultivating not only the minds of our students but also their hearts and characters. We model our lives after Jesus, so we love to be the hands and feet of Jesus in visible, tangible action in our community!

Saved to Serve

Each year every student is asked to complete 20 service hours for LuHi, another school, a church, a nonprofit organization, or even to individuals. Not only does it remind us of the generosity we’ve been shown, but it allows us to share the love of Christ with people who need it.

Mexico mission trip 2019

Service opportunities abound in our community, so we encourage students to find a project that matches their interests, talents, and time with appropriate organizations to fulfill their service hour expectations. We use MobileServe to track time spent volunteering so that students can easily take their records with them when they graduate from LuHi. Check out current and upcoming volunteer opportunities on Canvas and reach out with any questions. Some organizations we have served in the past include:

  • Alternatives Pregnancy Center
  • Sox Place
  • Praying Hands Ranch
  • Denver Street Schools
  • Activ8 Sports
  • Sun Valley Youth Center
  • Project C.U.R.E
  • Orphan Grain Train
  • Parker Task Force
  • Night to Shine
  • Sweet Dreams in a Bag
  • Wellspring Community
  • Love Made Claim
  • Special Olympics
  • Parker Adventist
  • Douglas County Libraries
  • Local churches

Getting 20 service hours each year may seem like just one more obligation, but our prayer is that LuHi students think of the service requirement as a way to build a lifelong habit of giving back and sharing Jesus with their community. If you have questions or have an organization that we should partner with, please contact our Service Opportunities Coordinator Bill Garner at bill.garner@lhsparker.org. We are so excited to see how God will work through us for his glory!

Originally posted in February 2017, updated for accuracy in 2022

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