Where will we Worship?
Worship will continue throughout construction.
April 27 — July 31 we will:
Utilize worship spaces at Westminster Presbyterian at our regular times. Westminster
has two worship spaces in their facility and has agreed to host our services
alternating with their own; we will not be worship with their congregation.
• 5 p.m. Saturday Worship in Westminster Sanctuary
• 9 a.m. Sunday Worship in Westminster Sanctuary
• 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Westminster Family Life Center
We will provide maps and instruction about where best to park. There is parking at Westminster for those who cannot walk a distance. Plenty of parking will be available just a half block away. Parking maps will be provided and posted online in April.
August 1 — February 29
Worship back at First Lutheran Church utilizing the lower- level Luther Fellowship Center
• 5 p.m. Saturday Worship
• 8, 9, and 11:15 a.m. Sunday Worship
We need your help!
The Luther Fellowship Center is not large enough to hold everybody who usually attends the 9 a.m. traditional service. During these months, help us make room for visitors by committing to worship at the 5 p.m. Saturday service, the new 8 a.m. Sunday service, or try the 11:15 a.m. Contemporary service; a service with upbeat music and familiar parts of the liturgy which make it fun and meaningful for all.
Where will SEMP serve? And what will function as the Fellowship Hall?
SEMP (Saturday Evening Meal’s Program) will continue. We will move the SEMP meals into the narthex/welcome
area, which becomes our fellowship hall during construction. The transition will take place the week after Easter. We will use the narthex/welcome area as the fellowship hall until construction is done in February 2020.
The Narthex/Welcome area will be set up with tables and chairs to serve SEMP and to function as a fellowship hall during construction. The couches and chairs will be stored to make room. We will use the Adult Library as a storage room for tables and chairs during construction. Events that normally occur in the fellowship hall downstairs will take place in this temporary fellowship gathering area on the main level.
Will we have access to the rest of the building during construction?
We will have access to all rooms of the building except the sanctuary and adjoining storage rooms during construction. We will continue regular ministry programs in the building. We are open for ministry! A direct access from the parking areas to the Administrative entrance and to the sliding door by the elevator will be maintained at all times. The building will be accessible to all throughout construction.
Just one note: the FLC, large kitchen, and adjoining rooms on lower level will be closed during asbestos removal in May and early June. Once asbestos removal is done, the fellowship hall and kitchen will be available for use. The staff has worked out a plan for storing items that have to be moved.
Will Ministries and Opportunities Continue During Construction?
Ministry continues throughout construction. Each ministry area has developed specific plans during construction, especially as we enter the summer months. Some ministries, like Renovaré Groups and High School Ministry will meet in May. Sunday Morning Learning will take a break until the fall. Check out The Light, ask a staff person, or individual communications from your particular area of interest.
How Can I Help? Pizza and PewBooks — April 21.
Join us for Pizza and PewBooks on Easter afternoon, 5-7 p.m., April 21. We will gather to take out hymnals, Bibles, and other remaining items, in order to get the sanctuary ready for construction. We will include a brief service of decommissioning with prayers for safety and blessing for the workers who will be coming.