Prince of Peace to host dedication ceremony
The public is invited to the dedication of a new entrance and canopy at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA), Coloma. The dedication will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13.
The new entrance features a drive through canopy and a large indoor entryway, to keep visitors out of the weather on rainy and snowy days. Pastor Jacob Gawlik, newly installed minister, will lead the service of dedication.
Mission Builders, a group of carpenters who travel the country and build churches, built the new addition last summer. Church member Dick Meyer coordinated the project, and other members volunteered their time to assist the construction and provided meals for the construction crew.
The new addition features historic stained glass communion windows from the old Immanuel Lutheran Church, which was located in Springfield Township, near Westfield.
The windows were purchased when the church was removed in the late 1990s, and have been in storage.
Some of the former Immanuel Church members are members of Prince of Peace, so having the windows in the new addition is especially meaningful.