Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sneak Peak

I went down to Stempers today to see the crucifix that we had ordered to replace our current plain cross. I was very pleased. It is pictured above in the store. It was made by the Demetz art studio in Italy. Right now the plan is to have it installed on Monday so that our first service with it in place is Ash Wednesday. Dedication of the cross will take place on the First Sunday in Lent.

7 comments:

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

Just, wow.

Very cool.

Latif Haki Gaba, SSP said...

It's funny you were at Sempers today because Fr. May and I dropped in there after Mass today. I like looking through the used items sometimes, optimistic, I suppose, that one day I'll come across a real gem at a good price.

Pastor Koch said...

Dan, my reaction in the store was the same as yours. I was afraid it would end up looking "wrong" for some reason or not fit into the architecture of the church. But I think it will be just right. This has been a long time coming (15 years). I just hope when the whole congregation sees it over the altar, their reaction is the same. I think it will be, especially since this was thoroughly discussed and agreed to without any dissent voiced at the Voter's Meeting. Thanks for sharing in the joy! And thanks be to God for faithful members and the memorials that are left in their honor!

Latif, too bad our paths didn't cross. I don't think it's too likely that you're going to find many deals at Stemper's; not much inexpensive there! Though I did find a tabernacle in the consignment area for a good price that I bartered down a bit. :)

Mike Erickson said...

Pr. Koch

A few years ago we also ordered this style of Crucifix from Demetz. It has been a splendid addition to the sanctuary. It took some doing, but most really like it. I could not imagine the church with out it now. I am happy for you!

Rev. Michael Erickson
Zion, Pampa, TX

Jeff said...

Very nice looking :) I'll have to stop in and see it sometime!

Pastor Koch said...

You're always welcome any time you're in town.

Dan said...

Very nice! I can't wait to see it in church!

I also have been very impressed with Mount Zion's voters meetings and the respectful discussions. As you know, that is not the case everywhere. You have much to be thankful for - as do I as a member there.