We were able to have Christmas Eve services at Christ Lutheran Church. Being able to have Christmas Eve worship there was very special to so many of us since it was flooded during the 2011 Souris River Flood. Many people worked very hard to make Christmas Eve a possibility. First the church had to be cleaned (mucked-out), and walls taken out. Then it had to be disinfected and dried, and the asbestoes had to be removed. Now, with a new boiler in the boiler room it is clean and dry and ready for rebuilding in the spring. Here are some pictures of what we as a church and congregation have been through these past six months.
|Here is our beautiful church building from the air on Saturday, June 25th.|
|Professional photographer, David Joel came by the church and took some beautiful (as beautiful as a bare-bones church can be) photos. This is part of the classroom area of the basement, cleaned up, dry and ready to be rebuilt.|
|Another photo by David Joel of the upstairs classroom. I remember kicking the paneling down with my feet between the classrooms. It was a good stress reliever.|
|Before church. I'm glad we got there early because we had a full house with extra seating in the narthex.|
|Candlelight Silent Night|
We thank God for his guidance and know that He has been with us every step of the way! And we have faith that He will continue to be with us as we proceed with rebuilding.