Sanctuary Refurbishment In Progress
Before (Dec 2020)
Removing the Pews
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Setting up Worship in the Fellowship Hall
The Big Freeze
The church experienced two broken pipes due to "the freeze." We are very blessed to have minimal damage in the Welcome Center, and that the only other broken pipe was in the sanctuary. A sanctuary that has no pews to damage, soon-to-be-replaced carpet, and some easily repaired drywall. Thank you, Lord!
This picture shows where the soaked carpet is already removed. The blocks you see on the floor are to protect the bolts for the pews and the workers from injuring themselves on the bolts.
Altar Area Changes
Scaffolding was put into place at the front of the sanctuary after the communion rails and organ boxes/pipes were removed. The communion rails and organ boxes are being reworked off-site. Additionally, the front, curved section of the raised altar area was squared off in preparation for tiling. (Many thanks to the office staff and the preschool for enduring that incredibly loud process!)
Wall Colors & the Choir Loft
The photo on the right shows the contrast between the old paint color (left) and the new (right). The paint crews paused at the loft, giving the Trustees and the Tech Team time to clear the loft of gear and furniture.
Our organ specialist also worked on the removal of the organ pipes for safekeeping and servicing.
More Scaffolding and Painting
Scaffolding is now in the choir loft for the painting crews to refresh that area as well as the back stairwell.
Lots More Painting!
The back stairwell as well as the beams on the ceiling got painted while the walls over the loft were finished up.
Flooring, Fretwork, Lighting, and More
After the painting was completed, the fretwork and trim could go in on the front pillars. The flooring was removed from the sanctuary & narthex.
The trustees and tech team worked together to further adjust the lighting in the sanctuary making critical upgrades to both the light bulbs and the software running the lights.
We're also making plans to get our new high contrast widescreen projection screens installed (after all the dust settles), and for the tech team to move back into the choir loft as well as getting our pews cleaned and ready to go!
The new flooring is being installed in phases. First, we installed the laminate flooring that will be under the pews. Then, we installed the tile flooring, which includes some beautiful cross embellishments. Before we can install the carpet, there are needed adjustments to the height of the steps up to the chancel. We are also taking this opportunity to replace the black utility boxes.
Carpeting and More
The carpeting is almost finished, and the organ boxes are installed. The communion rails are next to get installed.
The trustees were also testing out the new bolts for the pews getting ready for all the pews to be moved back in.
A team from the trustees made modifications to the stage boxes for the worship band. They're not done yet, but they now fit the new flooring.
We are accepting contributions to the 75th Anniversary Sanctuary Refurbishment fund. You can select this fund when giving online, or you can write it in the memo of your check written to Memorial Lutheran Church.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you!