I found the brief article “Building a Liturgical Church” (December 2011) very interesting. Mr. Melde is correct that it is near impossible to replicate the art and masonry of past eras. However, LCMS congregations might want to explore church antique dealers and other groups that rescue and restore organs, stained glass, altars, pulpits, fonts, and the like from vacated churches. A simple web search will provide some regional or local companies who perform this work. This would be a great way for LCMS churches to recover furnishings once used to glorify our Lord and serve His Church that now sit in storage facilities and warehouses.
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