These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.
The founders of St. Paul Lutheran Church had long desired to pursue Christian training for children. In the Fall of 1892, the school was opened and children were taught by the pastor in the Church building. By 1905, the congregation built the schoolhouse you see today. It was dedicated on the 14th Sunday after Trinity on September 4, 1905.
The congregation called its first Christian Day Teacher in 1908. Some 60 students were enrolled, and they improved their skills using both German and English “readers”. In its early days the school year was often disrupted as children were dismissed early so that they could help in the fields during onion-weeding and hop-picking time.
Though our school has been through many changes over the years its purpose remains the same. Our Lord has made it very clear that children are very important to Him. It is a great responsibility before God to be charged with the care and education of His children.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26
What we offer your child:
Spiritually — We lovingly share with the child God’s saving Word so that he/she experiences God’s love in Jesus Christ, and responds in faith and love to God and in love to others.
Emotionally — We encourage, support, accept and help the child, that he/she may grow in positive self awareness, living confidently as God’s child.
Socially— We provide and environment in which that child understands and strengths relationships with others.
Physically — We plan activities in which the child regards his/her body as a gift of God and grows in motor skills and bodily development.
Educationally— We involve the child in age-appropriate experiences to enhance, discover, communication and creativity.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Most of the facilities at St. Paul, including the sanctuary and our school classrooms, are wheelchair accessible. Parents of handicapped students are encouraged to contact the school and discuss the suitability of our facilities for their children.