For over 165 years, St. James Church and School has been spreading God’s word to the Lafayette, IN community and providing its students with a quality education rooted in God’s Word. The current school building is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. During that time, over 1000 students have ascended its stairs to attend class and have heard God’s word in its historic sanctuary. While we celebrate the past with this milestone anniversary, we also need to look to the future. Those of us that recognize the value of a strong Lutheran faith and education need to make sure that it is preserved for future generations. It is this need that is requiring us to launch a campaign to address some important repair projects for the school and sanctuary.
These old buildings are beginning to show their age and repair projects need to be funded to preserve them. You do not have to look too closely to see noticeable signs of damage. The Board of Church Properties has identified and prioritized these projects as follows…