Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Confirmation Sunday

The church was prepared for Confirmation services. It looked very nice for the service. Work will begin these next two weeks on stripping the paint on the walls and installing the stone floor, that was delivered on Monday.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Getting ready for Confirmation

It's Saturday morning and pastor is preparing the students for confirmation.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Concrete has been poured!!

The concrete has been poured inside the church!!!! They will spend time "cutting" the concrete and then preparing the church for Sunday's Palm Sunday Worship Service.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Church Organ Pipes

Here are some photos of new pipes being prepared for the church organ. These pipes come from Kristian Wegscheider's organ shop in Dresden.

Roof work and ready to pour concrete inside

The shingles on the roof have been torn down and replaced. You can see they have been working on the plaster inside the church. Also, they finished tying the steel on Friday to prepare to pour the concrete on the inside of the church. Monday morning, the concrete was poured.

Monday--Gables, Pews and Steeple Photos

Workers can be seen tacking up the siding on the back gable of the church to better secure it. A lot of progress is being made on the pews. Broken pieces have been replaced on some and the painting process has begun on many of the pews. Workers can be seen checking out the conditions on the tower and steeple.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wed--Roof and Plaster Work

They are now working on tearing the shingles off the roof and are in the final stages on the plaster work in the front of the church.

Plaster and inside work continues

The plaster was completely removed from the front of the church on Monday. They began filling in the cracks between the rocks after the plaster was removed. The dirt on the inside of the church is being compacted to get ready to start tying the steel for the concrete.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday--Sidewalk and plaster work continues...

The sidewalk from the church office to the school has been poured. Traeco has been working on reconnecting the air conditioning units to the church.

The dirt has been leveled out on the north side of the church.

Here is the south side of the church with all the plaster work in it's final stage.

Friday--Hole in the center of the chuch floor

Here are a couple of pictures of the hole in the middle of the church found when the concrete and a stone was removed that is assumed to have held a timber used to hoist rocks when erecting the church. The hole is square and was lined with rock. Fascinating!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday--Inside floors completely removed!

The inside floor of the church is completely demolished. The sidewalk between the church and school was poured today (will send picture of finished product). The plaster work is in the final stages on the south side of the church.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday--Floor on inside of church is gone!

By the end of the day Friday, all the concrete from the sides and middle that was busted up, was all cleaned up and hauled out of the church. On Monday, the demolition of the entire floor in the sanctuary was completed. They are now working on the removal of all the rock and busted up concrete.

You can see by the picture that the pillars are sitting on stone which appears to have been carved into the shape you see. Those stones seem to be a different type of rock from the stones they found under the concrete and from the stones that make up the walls of the church.

Today they are working on busting up the concrete in the back rooms and entrance of the church, as well as continuing to haul out rocks from inside the church. Crews also continue to work on the plaster on the south side of the church.

Progress on the Organ--Pedal Pipes!

Here are some more pictures sent by Friedemann, the gentleman who is restoring the church organ, in Florida. These pictures are of the pedal chest on which the pipes sit that are played by the feet. He found that most of the pedal pipes have loose joints and cracks and need re-gluing. He also noted that the small pedal pipes now have new long feet to let the bass speak out. Fascinating!