Friday, July 29, 2011

The saga of the church doors

Don Neugebauer came by on Tuesday planning to throw a little Rustoleum on the bottom of the church's front doors in preparation for repainting. He took the door down, flipped it up so he could see the bottom, and found the door's bottom partially rusted away. Luckily Don had just brought an angle grinder and our across the street neighbor was throwing away a bunch of treated two-by-fours. A few hours, and several trips home and to the hardware store later, the door had a new bottom.

Earlier Don had noticed that the threshold of the door was not well fastened down. On Wednesday, Don came back, pulled up the threshold and found nothing. The entire floor under the right side of the threshold had rotted away. Don went home.

On Thursday Don returned. The second door came down and received a new bottom. The threshold came back up, and the full extent of the rot accessed. Don pulled up the carpet and cut away 30" into the narthex, pulling up rotted floor boards and laying down treated plywood. He replaced the threshold, hung the second door and went home. Someone else can buy some tile.

A huge thanks to Don, as well as to Bill who lent support.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Sermon Series 2011 - Back to Sunday School

In worship this summer we're going to be reviewing all the Old Testament Stories you may have learned in Sunday School. Moses and the Red Sea. Noah and the Ark. Daniel in the Lion's Den. Deborah the Judge. Ruth and Naomi. Etc. Every Sunday we'll be reviewing an entire story and contemplating what meaning it still has for us today. Sometime the following week, I'll put the text of the sermon online.

If you have a favorite story you want to suggest, put it in the comments section below.

June 26 - Abraham & Isaac - Putting it all on the line for God
July 3 - The Exodus - Liberation and freedom in the American conversation
July 10 - Noah and the Flood - A God who discovers grace
July 17 - Rahab and the Wall - Our powerful and liberating God
July 24 - Ruth and Naomi - a story of commitment