St. James Lutheran School and Church Logo


St. James Lutheran Church began in late 1850, and the school began educating the children of the church in 1851. We have a long-standing tradition of academic excellence of 170 years.

Our logo reflects the symbol of St. James, a shield and cross.

The wooden cross which proceeds into worship each week, carried by an acolyte, is the same. A member of the congregation made this cross as a gift for St. James. The fleur-dis-li ends are evident in the architecture and altar of the sanctuary. The cross reminds us of the greatest sacrifice ever made, Jesus' death, and the assurance of forgiveness and eternal life. The shield symbolizes protection through Christ our Savior and reminds us to "put on the full armor of God" daily.

Ephesians 6:13-17: Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God".

St. James was an apostle, spreading the gospel throughout the world. These symbols encourage us to share the gospel with others, serving to remind us that we are chosen by God, created in His image, to be His children.