Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We rejoice and praise God that after a long ten months, the rehabilitation of the historic 1930 Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Chapel building has finally begun. But as is often the case with such accidents, the damage to the foundation hidden under the exterior brick is much greater than was previously estimated.
We pray that our gracious and merciful God will protect and keep safe all of the contractors and employees involved in the rehabilitation.
In His Service,
Ezra 3:11-13 (ESV)
11 And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD,
“For He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.”
And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. 12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy, 13 so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.