Jacobs declares St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Week

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Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students and teachers from St. Paul’s Lutheran School join Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs at Cullman City Hall on Friday, Jan. 20 (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Friday signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 23-28, 2023 as St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Week, with students from the school in the audience. Opened in 1954, St. Paul’s Lutheran School is one of a handful private elementary schools in the area. 

The proclamation reads: 

WHEREAS, St. Paul’s Lutheran School has operated continuously at 510 Third Avenue Southeast in Cullman since 1954; and, 

WHEREAS, St. Paul’s goal is twofold: Cultivating the mind and nourishing the soul. The liberal arts cultivate the mind and character of students by focusing on what is good, true, and beautiful. The soul is nourished through the Holy Scriptures, the Lutheran confessions, and the liturgy and hymnody of the Church. This is what defines a Classical Lutheran Education: The classical liberal arts with Lutheran catechesis; and, 

WHEREAS, St. Paul’s Lutheran School extends the ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all they say and do while providing an academically excellent education; and, 

WHEREAS, St. Paul’s Lutheran School provides a Christ-centered, scripture-based education to equip students with the tools they need for academic, personal, and social achievement; and, 

WHEREAS, for over six decades, they have no doubt provided the foundation for countless leaders in our community and beyond. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Woody Jacobs, as Mayor of the City of Cullman and on behalf of the City Council and our citizens, do hereby proclaim the week of January 22-28, 2023, as ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL APPRECIATION WEEK in the City of Cullman and urge all of our citizens to recognize and celebrate St. Paul’s Lutheran School’s history, success, and continuing impact on the lives of so many in our community.