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St. John Lutheran Church in Aurora holds groundbreaking for new addition PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 10:37 PM

After several years of planning, ground was broken on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 to begin building a new addition to St. John Lutheran Church. St. John has not undertaken a major building project since the school was built more than fifty years ago.

Interestingly, the shovel used during the groundbreaking ceremony was the same one used for the school during the 1950’s.

The new addition will provide a large fellowship area, music room, kitchen, restrooms and offices that will not only benefit the St. John congregation but provide opportunities for Christian outreach to the surrounding community.

The new addition will enable St. John to encourage fellowship following worship services. In addition, the congregation will be able to offer meals/fellowship following funeral services in an area separate from their school building. Up to now, if school is in session, families have not been able to have a meal following a funeral service. Most importantly, the church will now have handicap accessible restrooms for use during worship services.

The plans for the new addition require little change to the current sanctuary. While one stained glass window will need to be removed, it will be placed in the front of the new addition, creating a beautiful bridge from the old to the new.