On 14 April 2019 and on schedule, St. Paul’s parishioners returned to the nave for Palm Sunday services. Meeting in the Great Hall and singing “All Glory, Laud and Honor” as it was played on organ in the nave, worshipers paraded back to the nave.It was a joyous and glorious occasion. The new lighting reflected […]
On Friday, 5 April, a small team began re-installation of the refurbished sanctuary candle. Peter, Dana, and Hugh with assistance from Carolyn and Susan reattached the counterweight and control mechanism. These allow the candle’s receptacle to be raised and lowered (necessary when replacing the perpetual candle that burns within the receptacle). The attached photos display […]
On 21 March, the two scissor lifts that were a ubiquitous presence in the nave and great hall are gone. The stained glass cleaner, mentioned in the last blog post, has completed his task. That, along with the completion of the lighting, installation of the sanctuary candle chain, and painting ended our need of them. […]
Cleaning of the stained glass is underway; should be done shortly. The solution used to clean the glass is a pH neutral soap, similar to that used to wash down a horse. As the cleaner noted, “That’s all it takes: horsehair soap and elbow grease.” The floors in the east transept and vestibule have been […]
Some of the valances have been reattached to the new LED ceiling lighting fixtures. As such, the lighting is no longer as harsh; it is dispersed up and around the ceiling and walls. Nave lighting again as a dimming capability for services such as Maundy Thursday or Christmas Eve. The other photos record the progress […]
In addition to constructing a new center aisle, work has begun on the railings that will border the ramps at each end of the center aisle. Attached photos show the new railing posts before trimming. Two of the photos include extant posts to provide a perspective in terms of final style and height.
On Sunday, 6 January 2019, the unified service concluded with a ceremonial exit from the nave. This is the last service in the nave until Palm Sunday when the newly restored nave will again be ready to receive its congregation. As the congregation exited, they were asked to pick up a hymnal or hymnals, a […]
During the rector’s absence, the wardens and others will fill in for her by writing a note to be included in the weekly email to the parish. Dear Friends, Summer is here! And so my summer reading is progressing. I’m enjoying Jonathan White’s Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean (2017). My love of […]
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