This isn’t the first time the steeple has undergone a “face lift.” In 1962, the north end of the building was added onto and the steeple remodeled. The steeple was updated again during the 2008 addition.
When was our bell made? Possibly between 1903 and 1904. According to church history, in 1904 the steeple was built for $82.00 including labor. The bell was added shortly there after. In all cases, these farm bells and cast steel bells made by the C. S. Bell Company, Hillsboro, OH were not dated nor was the maker’s name on the bell. The name appears on the yoke from which the bell is hung as does the bell at Our Saviour’s. It is estimated the bell weighs close to a ton.
2017 Steeple Renovation
After worship on April 25 members & friends under the direction of Kurt Staab and Jess Carlson cleared the chancel area for ceiling and wall renovation. Two heat registers on each side of the chancel and a chimney on the south wall in the worship area were removed providing more space. The wall board, paneling, ceiling tile, old insulation and bricks were removed and hauled out of the building. In two weeks time, new insulation, wiring, lighting and dry wall are in place. Thanks to the many volunteers that helped complete this project. Memorial money and donations are funding this project. If you would like to make a donation, contact Marian Nernberger at 715-748-3055. Thank you.
Our Saviour's Anniversary Dinner is held annually in October.
This year's dinner is scheduled for Sunday, October 15. Details on home page.