The Heading for Home Capital Campaign is in full swing. You can walk around the campus and look at the various projects that have been completed and see work in progress. It’s an exciting time for St. Luke’s – we’re heading for home. More information about the Capital Campaign is available at the Welcome Center.
Carillon Bell Tower
The Carillon looks a little different today! All 42 bells, weighing nearly 14,000 pounds, have been lifted out of St. Luke’s 185-foot tower this week and gently placed on a flatbed trailer. They will soon be shipped to The Verdin Company in Cincinnati for refurbishing which will take nearly a year. The largest bell has an inscription that repeats the angels’ tidings to the shepherds: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men.”
Bells on Display
The bells are on display today at the corner of NW 15 & Robinson. Stop by through September 18 to take your picture with these 60-year-old treasures while they’re on the ground. #stlukesbells
The Balcony of the Sanctuary is currently under construction. This week there are only three sections left with seats, and next week all of the chairs will be removed. Sight lines as well as new chair widths are part of the renovation of this area. The new chairs will have a higher back, an ergonomic design and decorative tufting. All of the new chairs in the sanctuary will be the same color as the current downstairs chairs. These chairs are on order and will arrive around the first of November for installation.
The new doors have been installed and are beautiful. The clear tempered glass and cross themed handles help to bring you from the Narthex into the Sanctuary for worship. The automatic door closers are an electronic switch that can be adjusted to keep the doors open prior to and after worship, but can change to quietly close everytime they are opened during worship.