The completion of the renovations to the Grace Lutheran Church, which began in 2014, was celebrated by a dedication ceremony and an open house on Sunday, Aug. 23.
These renovations were intended to resolve some of the issues that were found in the building. Charles Schmidt, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, explained how these renovations came to fruition.
“Well, we broke ground, I think, July 3, 2014,” said Schmidt. “But we'd been discussing some of the problems that we'd had in this building for probably a year, year and a half before that. We had electrical issues down there for the kitchen and, of course, as your community and congregation get older, going down the steps for receptions and funeral dinners and stuff was an issue. We had a whole host of issues that we'd been dealing with, trying to figure out solutions for.”