St. Francis Episcopal Church

Bringing Christ to Denham Springs and beyond

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES OF NEW CHURCH BUILDING

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 OUR LEAP OF FAITH BEGINS.

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW.

 

 

Week 1  -   4/29

NC1

Ground breaking equipment

begins site work. 

 

 

Week 4  - 5/20

nails

Nails from Founders Hall

inset on top step.

 

 

 Week 8  -  6/17

week 8

Sarah Pulliam, the Capital

Campaign Chairwoman, signs.

Conrad waits to sign.

 

 

Week 12 -  7/15

Week 12

 Tyvex installed. Cutoouts

 left for windows and doors.

 Roof enclosed.

 

 

 Week 15  -  8/5

Week 15.1

Covered walk-way from   

Parish Hall to church started.

Interior framing continues.

 

 

Week 18 -  8/26

Week 18

Four stained glass windows on

north side installed by

August 26 and 5th on Monday.

 

 

Week 20 - 9/9

Week 20

Painting continues around

altar and newly placed 

Ascension window.

 

 

Week 23 - 10/7

Week 23

Frames around stained glass

windows enhance their beauty.

Light fixtures installed.

 

 

Week 25 - 10/21

Week 25

Hand rail painted. Flower beds

tilled and prepared for plants.

Organ console set up.

 

 

 Week 28 11/11

consecration prayer

Bishop Thompson leads the

consecration prayer.

Week 2  -  5/6

NC2

Foundation supports are placed

and slab preparation underway. 

 

 

Week 5  -  5/27

NC5

Slab preparation for  HVAC s  

 units site grading

 

 

Week 9  -   6/24

Week 9

Linda Moore adds her message.

Anticipation is rising for the 

arrival of the trusses.

 

 

Week 12  -  7/15

Week 12.2

 Interior ceiling and cross beams

 installed.  Electric wiring

progresses.

 

 

 Week 16  -  8/12

Week 16

Ceiling and beams stained.

Interior wall insulation installed

HVAC ducts insulated.

 

 

Week 18   -  8/27

Week 18.2

Four stained glass windows on

south side installed Monday,

August 27. So beautiful.

 

 

Week 21 - 9/16

Week 21

 Handcrafted pulpit built by Erik

Pittman positioned. Altar 

platform framed. 

 

 

Week  24 - 10/14

Week 24.2

New kneelers for new pews. 

Cabinets installed in sacristy

 Exterior painting continues

 

 

Week 26 - 10/28

Week 26

Azaleas, bridal wreath, ferns,

magnolias, hydrangeas planted.

Retable affixed on wall at altar.

 

 

 Week 28 11/11

Bishop entering

  "Peace be to this house, and to

all who enter here: In the Name

of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit."

 

Week 3  -  5/13

NC3

Frame for foundation and steps. 

Foundation poured.

 

 

Week 6  -   6/3

nc 6

  Framing commenced.  Nice to

  see the walls coming up.

 

 

 Week 10  -  7/1

Week 10

Last truss lifted in place.

Exterior framing continues. 

New building takes shape.

 

 

Week 13  -  7/22

Week 13

 Tyvex completed

 Roof enclosed.  Interior wall

 insulation begins.

 

 

Week 17  -  8/19

Week 17

Sheetrock progresses. 

Stained ceiling and beams

looks amazing.

 

 

Week 18 -  8/27

Week 18.3

Beautiful Ascension stained 

glass window over the altar.  

All windows are installed.

 

 

Week 22  -  9/27

Week 22

 Subflooring placed on altar 

 platform. Shelves in sacristy.

 

 

 

Week 24 - 10/14

Week 24

Pews arrived and installation

 progressed.  Stained glass 

 window frames were stained.

 

 

Week 26 - 10/29

Week 26.1

Steeple cupola raised by crane

and secured on the roof.

 

 

 

Week 28 11/11

acolytes entering

Master of Ceremony

Robert Bishop and acolytes

lead procession.

 

Week 4  -  5/20

Week 4

Plumbing & electrical in place.

 Weather allowed slab to cure.

 

 

 Week 7  -  6/10

week 7

  Framing continues. Insets left 

  for stained glass windows.

 

 

Week 11  - 7/8

Week 11

 Trusses in position. 

 Tyvex enclosing exterior to

begin soon.

 

 

Week 14  -  7/29

Week 14

 Staining ceiling beams begins.

 Interior framing continues.

 Sheetrock will being soon.

 

 

Week 17  -  8/19

Week 17.1

Fur-downs sheetrocked.

Floating and taping to begin.  

Air vents in place.

 

 

Week 19  -  9/2

Week 19

Walkway supports and

framing are in place

 

 

 

Week 23 - 10 3

Week 23.1

Member views the beautiful

altar area. Stained ceiling and

light fixtures are finished.

 

 

Week 24 - 10/14

Week 24.1

Organ pipes assembled and 

placed in loft.

 

 

 

Week 27 - 11/4

Week 27

Altar cross hung.  Altar 

platform stained. 

Celebrant chairs delivered

 

 

 Week 28 11/11

consecration communion

Bishop Thompson leading 

the Eucharistic Prayer.

 

 

 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018 

DEDICATION AND CONSECRATION OF 

ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

3:OO P.M.

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW.