St. Paul Steeple Restoration

The powerful wind storm that rolled through Scribner and Hooper on Tuesday, 7/5 took with it the steeple at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hooper. The nearly 90 feet tall steeple fell to the east, onto the front steps and parking lot. Had winds blown it in the opposite direction, it would have landed on the 114-year-old building, likely destroying the sanctuary. We are extremely fortunate that the damage was limited to the steeple.

Visible from miles around, the church can trace its roots to a German Lutheran congregation that formed in 1870. The current building was completed in 1902 for $6,000, according to a history provided by Jeff Kappeler, director of the Dodge County Historical Society/May Museum. It wasn’t until 1917 that the church began providing some of its services in English.

History like this cannot be forogtten, and the congregation at St. Paul's is working to raise funds to rebuild and restore the steeple to its former grandeur. We hope you'll help us in this effort! A temporary roof has been constructed, and work is underway to determine the total cost of restoring the steeple. Updates in that regard will be posted as we have them.

Thank you!!

**historical details courtesy of omaha.com
http://www.omaha.com/weather/powerful-storms-with-gusts-of-nearly-mph-rip-steeple-off/article_5977d608-43b1-11e6-836d-779b094a37af.html

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $22 
    • 42 mos
  • Ruth and LeRoy Dobbe 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $7,703 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
  • Diane Muller-Berens 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer

Todd Meyer 
Organizer
Hooper, NE
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