The pulpit has been moved to the side ready to be reinstalled once the new chancel has been created.
Shoring has been installed to support the columns, marble altar rail and marble altar. Removal of joists that supported the marble floor is underway. The wood joists are being salvaged for reuse. Modifications to the plans are being made as we go along to account for unforeseen details but so far this has not significantly delayed the project.
Removal of the flooring in the nave required for installation of the new chancel has been completed.
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Search Committee News
On Sunday, August 5
during our worship service, we as a congregation took stock of what we value most about St. Paul’s and wrote down our ideas. It was important for the search committee to incorporate this "Word Cloud" exercise during worship because we value how the Holy Spirit is speaking to and moving among us as a Body during this time of transition. By presenting the collected words with tithes and gifts, we intentionally offered the fruits of this exercise to God.
It was both humbling and fascinating to prayerfully collate the words and discover St. Paul’s many attributes we value most, particularly a loving, accepting community who is passionate about outreach and justice. We will continue to pray that the subsequent Word Cloud will be a visual representation that edifies all of us, as well as those who may join us in the future. The committee expects to present the Word Cloud on homecoming Sunday, September 9