Mission 225: This Week In St. Paul’s History

November 20, 2022

Church News

 A letter from Rev. Shellenberger to the congregation sharing the wonderful news of the dedication of the iron cross that is used during Lent on the altar.

April 18, 1973

“A notable event happened on Passion Sunday, April 8, when the sculptured iron cross made by Mr. David C. Weimer and commissioned by Mr. & Mrs. Dale W. Oglevee in memory of her parents, Mr. Ezra R. and Mrs. Lucy P. Baer was dedicated and placed upon the altar. This appointment for use during the Lent and on occasions of  penitence should remind us of the other side of our central symbol of the Faith. Certainly, the Cross was made beautiful by what God through Christ did with it. Our sculptured iron cross and crown of thorns bears a vivid testimony to the cruelty imposed upon our Lord as He lived out His Compassion for people like ourselves.”  

The nails that Mr. Weimer used to sculpt the cross were salvaged by church members when the parsonage was torn down.  

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