Through the amazing generosity of our congregation, we believe there are now sufficient funds to replace the old cedar siding on the front of the church. The congregation voted at the semi-annual meeting to replace the cedar with stucco. Mark Balma has once again stepped forward and has offered to add a fresco of Martin Luther to the front of the church once the stucco work is complete. Throughout this project we have intentionally sought out local contrac-tors to help us. If you know of an experienced Stucco Company in the area, please let us know. It is always our in-tent to support our local businesses. If you would like to be involved in this project, please join us on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM for a meeting of the Fresco Committee where you can share your ideas about landscaping, promotion, and fundraising. Everyone is welcome!!
Thank you Bruce Goodman for the beautiful photos. (To see any of the images, left click to view larger.)
September 29th, 2012
A dinner will be served starting at 5:00PM at the cost of $20 per person.
Contact Mary at the Church to obtain a ticket or for more information on the dinner / or the night. (few available tickets left.)
The unveiling will be outside of the church at 6:30PM. It is free and open to the public, everyone is welcome to join St.John’s congregation in this special evening.
May 16th, 2012 :
We’re only in the beginning stages of something amazing; a step into history; being made by our Church. St.John’s Lutheran Church in the small town of Stacy, Minnesota is getting stand alone Frescoes that have never been done before in North America. The Frescoes are paintings that will be done very quickly in watercolor on wet plaster, which will cause the color to penetrate the plaster and becomes fixed in the stone as it dries. This technique of painting was used in Roman times and by the great masters of the Italian Renaissance including Giotto, Masaccio, and Michelangelo. Now the small town of Stacy is getting their very own stand alone Fresco.
Ground Breaking for the frescoes was on Sunday May 20th at 11:30pm.
In just six short weeks our small community raised over $7000 to construct the arches, but so much more needs to be done. Basic considerations of lighting, power, parking, handicap access and landscaping are simply beyond our financial resources. Your tax deductible donation will help to build a symbol of faith that will stand for generations to come. Please consider making a donation today.
Donations may be sent to:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 308
Stacy, MN 55079