A number of us have been worried for some years about the frail condition of the windows in the Sanctuary. Michael remembers, when he still lived in the Fox Building, watching the west windows of the Sanctuary building bend and shake against the wind of thunderstorms. Panes of glass fall out regularly; there are currently several panes missing in the upper front window on the west side of the building. And we have worried what could happen if a window blew in while people were in the Sanctuary.
It seems last week’s thunderstorms finally did in the first of our many frail windows. John O. noticed the damage behind the church, and Janice and a friend came to cover it.
It’s the back window, to the right of the reredos as you are facing forward in the Sanctuary, right along the steps, if you were going up the back, west staircase to the balcony. (Amazingly, the window above it, whose’s precarious condition you can see from the sanctuary, survived.) You won’t really notice the window that has blown out at worship: Janice and her friend have covered the blown out upper half of the window with plywood, and we’ve lowered the venetian blind to cover it.
But our Capital Campaign Construction Committee, with the Sanctuary’s windows as among the next items on its agenda, couldn’t be more timely. Pray for the windows to hold a bit longer. And for the good work of the committee as it gets to our need for window repair or replacement. And pray also, in thanksgiving, for the generous yield of the Capital Campaign — YOUR GENEROSITY, as it is enabling us to begin tackling building issues that have been waiting too long.