"TELL THE NEXT GENERATION"
BUILDING CAMPAIGN AND HISTORY
"Tell the Next Generation" could easily have served as the theme of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and
School in 1849, when both were first chartered. In the 19th century, the small but growing congregation was intent on telling their children
and grandchildren what God had done for them in Jesus Christ. This was their legacy to generations after
them. Church and school have been united in
ministry together from the time our roots began in a log cabin.
That legacy lives on. Still today St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and
School are dedicated to telling the next generation what God has
done for them in Christ. God has richly
blessed St. Paul’s with His Word, with people,
ministry and resources. Now it is our
turn. This legacy of Lutheran Christian
education is who we are.
Come grow with us: In January of 2018, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School undertook a “Tell the Next Generation” capital campaign, phase one of which includes funding the construction of a new school building on the north campus. The name of the campaign is derived from Psalm 78:4, “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done.”
St. Paul's congregation members pledged approximately $7.2 million toward phase one of this effort, and on September 23, 2018, we broke ground on our new school. On August 16, 2020, the new $10 million state-of-the-art school facility was unveiled and dedicated.
The new school building is designed by the Ittner Cordogan Clark Group and was built by K&S Associates, Inc., both local firms. It is three stories tall, with one floor below ground level on three sides and open to an expansive playground on the north side. The building is comprised of 32,000 square feet and is designed to serve a maximum of 225 students, which can be expanded to 275 students by finishing a room that has intentionally been left unfinished at this time.
In addition to allowing all kindergarten through eighth grade classes to be under one roof, the new school building has also made possible a 51-student increase in capacity at the Early Childhood Center. “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory, for the sake of Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness!” (Psalm 115:1)