We are launching an endeavor to raise the funds necessary to take care of the ongoing problem of our aging infrastructure. Specifically, we are asking for contributions to a fund initially to replace the hot and cold water pipes that run from the boiler and chiller unit. Since the sanctuary and the school building up to the 5th grade room were part of the original building in 1962, these sections of the building have the oldest pipes that are located in the crawlspaces under the floors. Sending hot and cold water through these pipes has contributed to their gradual decay. The result has been many leaks in the system over the last couple of years. To repair these leaks, holes have been broken through the floors to access the pipes and the repairs have been costly. We need about $250,000 to re-route the pipes above ground so that the newer pipes will last longer than the current ones and repair will be less costly.
In addition to the $250,000 we are asking for an additional $15,000 to cover the cost of new lunch tables in the gym. Our current tables are old, heavy and hard to open and close. The tables pose a hazard to our students especially if one were to fall on top of them. New tables would be easier to manage and not as dangerous to our faculty and staff.
Our initial intention for this fund raiser are the items already mentioned. Our goal is to raise $300,000 and use whatever funds that remain as seed money for an ongoing fund to maintain many of the items in our building that may need fixing or replacing.
In John 14 Jesus said “In my Father’s house are many rooms.” He was directing the disciples to where they and all believers will eventually dwell with Him in heaven. St. Luke is also our Father’s house where we gather to worship Him. Until the day when we will live in the glories of our eternal home, let us continue to gather and care for the many rooms we have here in this building so that future generations will come to know the one who said “I have come to prepare a place for you, so that you may be where I am.”
Please prayerfully consider how you can help in contributing to this fund raising effort.