As promised… here are some photos of the rededication and blessing of the 1901 Immanuel Lutheran Giddings bell. It sure looks nice! After the end of the service, folks got to write verses and messages inside the addition. I made sure there was one verse in Wendish: “W spočatku bě słowo, a słowo bě pola […]
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” With broken heart and contrite sigh,A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry.Thy pard’ning grace is rich and free—O God, be merciful to me! And when, redeemed from sin and hell,With all the ransomed throng I dwell,My raptured song shall ever be:God has been merciful to
These photographs were taken on Tuesday, September 12 and Monday, September 25, 2023.
Well… the bones of the narthex expansion are up… including the new belltower!
These pictures have been taken over the last week… they’ve been working toward pouring the slab and finally got that done this morning! Pastor Tiner gave me a heads-up that they would be doing it early in the morning, but for various reasons, I was unable to make it out before the pour was done.
This week has been pretty busy and I haven’t had an awful lot of a chance to get out and take pictures… but we did manage to make it by Immanuel to document the progress on the addition. Looks like they’re getting pretty close to pouring the slab! Pretty soon, I’ll be able to get
I have been to exactly three Lutheran ordinations in my (nearly) forty-eight trips around the sun. Of course, it wasn’t until my twenty-seventh year (a little over twenty-one years ago, in 2002) that I was confirmed, but even then, that’s not too many. On Sunday, July 9, the Candidate David Woelmer, a recent graduate of
Nothing super exciting here, but as of some time this past week, the last bits of the old bell tower are gone. I expect we’ll be seeing piers and a slab being poured soon!
I spent most of the day out in the parking lot across from Immanuel working from the passenger seat of the Expedition, and occasionally taking pictures of what turned out to be the final day of bell tower demolition… well, except for knocking down the short stubs that are left. There was one exciting moment
Today was a “down day” for the crew cutting up the old bell tower. All that happened (not to imply that this isn’t important) is that dump trucks brought in load after load of fill dirt, and the workers spread and compacted it. This is setting the stage for pouring the piers and slab in