Enclosed herewith please find a catalog representing furnishings available to purchase for the new church. These drawings represent a very lengthy and involved process of design and development. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Roy Knight and Dr. Jennifer Feltman (both experts in Gothic architecture and art), members of our parish, and to The New Holland Ecclesiastical Furnishings Company (Pennsylvania) who have worked with me in creating these designs.
We considered other furnishing companies, and cheaper furnishing possibilities that do not necessarily compliment the architecture of the church. But it seemed to us, that if we are going to build a church of this type, we should create furniture that is true to style, and that it will last for generations, even if it takes many years to get it all in place.
If any of the furnishings represented here are not given, we will make do in the best way we can until someone chooses to give them at some future date. You will notice that bells are represented in this catalog. While the north tower will be built to accommodate bells, until we are able to build bell racks, we will only be able to house one bell in the tower. It is my hope that after furnishings have been supplied, we might have people come forward to help with racks and additional bells. For now, it would be enough to open the church with one lovely bell.
If you have questions, please contact Diane Biederman (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Wardens, Rob Vezina (email@example.com), or me (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the meantime, continue to pray for the church!
By God's Grace,
Eric D. Dudley+
Prayer for the Building of St. Peter's Anglican Church
Almighty God and Father,
The Heavens cannot contain you, yet you are pleased to dwell in our midst. Accept our desire to build for you a dwelling place to the honor of your Name and for the benefit of your people.
We have journeyed into this wilderness to build our future on the solid rock of the Gospel of Christ. We depend fully on your guidance, inspiration, and grace in building a church that will be a symbol of your Presence, a vessel of your Truth, and a witness to your Love from generation to generation.
Bless our efforts, O Lord! Through them, may those who have ears to hear know the good News of Jesus Christ our Savior. We offer this prayer to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother, Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:18-19)
Jesus said, "Take courage. Don't be afraid." Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. (Matthew 14:27,29)
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