The stained glass windows which adorn the PSC sanctuary are more than decoration. They tell a story through symbols. We are preserving and protecting this distinctive feature of our building so that future generations will be inspired by both their beauty and message. A sermon series based on our story in stained glass will be presented at PSC from October 15th – 22nd, 2017.
As with our homes, basic maintenance is needed to keep the PSC building in healthy condition. Over time, our stained glass windows have aged and are in need of professional care.This project repairs the minor flaws that are present in our windows and replaces the exterior coverings in such a way that will preserve the integrity of the windows and protect them from further damage. Side benefits include improving the exterior view of the windows and increasing our heating/cooling efficiency by replacing the tilting mechanisms with new, air-tight devices.
We have hired Bryan Lerew and his team at Cumberland Stained Glass to provide the professional craftmanship this task both requires and deserves. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in working with stained glass, Bryan’s crew recently completed work at both First Church of God and the Presbyterian Church in Shippensburg. He has our project scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2017 and assures that all work will be completed during the week without impacting weekend services.
The total cost of this project is $70,000… a big number, but not nearly as large as the cost of allowing further damage to occur. An initial down-payment of $15,000 has been paid using our General Fund. However, doing so has reduced our reserves to unwise levels. Consequently, it is our desire to both finish payment for the project and replenish the General Fund by setting total goal of $70,000.
Because we believe the Biblical method for funding ministry is to make God’s people aware of the need and invite free-will offerings, we will not be doing fund-raisers. Instead, we are encouraging the people of PSC to seek God’s face about making sacrificial gifts toward this project.