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Construction Time Line

(As dates become available - we will try to keep updated)

May 16th - No more Air Conditioning!  (This is serious).

May 17th - Kitchen cabinets get salvaged & boxed kitchen stuff is moved to the garage.  

Week of May 22 - Excavation and new foundation work begins!!
All the furniture is removed from the Fellowship Hall.

May 30th - Demolition of Fellowship Hall begins.  Carpet and tile are removed.  
Plastic tarps are hung to keep dust and mess out of the rest of the church.  

Week of June 5th - Wall framing, and under slab work continues.   

Week of June 12th - prep and install new roof trusses 

June 16 - Floor in Fellowship and new kitchen area is poured.

Week of June 18 - Work begins on front entrance and of east end of building/education wing.

June 21 - framing of the fellowship area begins.

June 28 - Roof work has started. New trusses are being placed and old trusses are being removed (in large sections).  

July 5 - the floor has been poured on the east education wing.  Framing of the rooms and windows has begun.   

Roof, trusses and shingles are beginning on both ends of the building.  

July 27th  Plumbing, mechanical and electrical work is being done.  
Framing is almost completed.   Roofing is being finished up today.  Soon the windows will arrive.  

August 5th - Things are moving quickly.  Framing is done and windows have been installed.  Roofing is finished.
Work will begin this week on the balcony area, so pews and storage have been moved.   
The "wing walls" on the edges of the sanctuary will be removed.  
Soon we will donate all pews to a mission church in Liberia, and our custom pews will be delivered.

August 26 - Things continue to move quickly.  The pews were removed and donated.  
Carpeting and new paint in the existing church is being updated.  
Drywall and door frames are being added on each end of the building.  
Pews are set to be delivered this week.   

August 31 - pews are being assembled.  They look great!!!

Sept 12th - Handicap assist mechanisms are installed for front doors.  

Sept 16th - first layer of asphalt is done on parking lot.  Parking lot looks huge!!
Work on inside furnace rooms and electrical continues. 

Sept 18th - sidewalks/cement work is scheduled.
Inside finishing work (Carpet and paint) continues.

Oct 1st - the second coat of asphalt is supposed to be done in the parking lot this week.  
Carpet, tile and painting is continuing though out the old and new sections.
Glass doors were installed between the sanctuary and narthex to help with sound.
Things seem to be moving very quickly.

December 2017 - Many of the areas of the church are finished.  
We have some speakers, TV's and artwork left to do.  
And we are working on small fixes and repairs that need to be done.  
We are very excited at what God has done in our midst.  
We will dedicate all to God's Glory and use in mid January.   





Welcome to Lord of the Lakes, our web site and specifically our expansion page!

We are very excited that our ministry is growing.  Our theme for our expansion campaign is "Immeasurably More" and that is what God is doing in our midst.  

Whenever we try to imagine something in the future, we are limited. We’re limited creatures; we’re human; we’re sinners. God, however, has no such limitations. He’s God! He’s all-powerful, all knowing, ever-present; He’s eternal. God always has and always will be able to exceed what we can imagine or accomplish. 

Back in February of 1977, when Lord of the Lakes held it’s first mission service at Lakeside Elementary and 28 people braved the -44 below zero temperatures, who could have imagined how God would bless this congregation? 

In 1982, when we dedicated our new church ($180,000), who could have imagined what God would do and how our church would grow?  Who could have imagined the lives God would touch and change? Who could have imagined the people and facilities we now enjoy and have the opportunity to share as we reach out with the Good News of Jesus Christ? 

In 1999, who could have imagined that we would need to expand again?  Needing space for a larger kitchen, fellowship hall, offices, education space and to enlarge our worship area we gathered under the theme “Building on Faith” and that we did!   With faith, prayer and commitment we stepped out again and expanded our church home ($528,000).   And God has continued to bless us beyond what we can imagine.

Now, in 2017 (as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary), we look forward to what God continues to do through us as good stewards for His Kingdom. We are again at a point of needing to expand our facility to accommodate the growth of ministry:  “Building community in Christ. Connecting people to the Word.   Serving Christ together.”   

Because we can never imagine all that God can do, we have named our new capital stewardship campaign, “Immeasurably More.”   None of us can do what is needed by ourselves. That is why God has made each one of us part of the Body of Christ, to work together to do what He has called us to do. Collectively, as His people, God will work through us as we share our resources, share our time and talents in ministry, and reach even more people for Christ than we could have ever thought or imagined. 

If you have not already begun praying, start today asking the Lord to direct you and move you to take a step of faith that will greatly honor Him. Then watch what God will do. 

It will be immeasurably more than you can imagine! 

Rev. Craig Bertram