Peel House Progress – April 17, 2021

This week, we start inside the kitchen. The drywall has gone up and everything is getting mud and tape!
The doorway into the back patio from the kitchen is being opened up. The rest of the bricks will be removed and a door put in!
In the parlor, the old fireplace, which was covered up years ago, is getting drywall and custom cabinetry!
Going upstairs, just off the main staircase, the whole second floor is getting new paint! Final coat went on later this week.
The second floor coffee bar is coming together!
The soon to be door for the stairwell going to the third floor from the elevator room on the second floor.
The view from the same photo above, just to the left. You can see the new stairwell getting a new wall!
More bricks added to the elevator shaft!

Peel House Progress – April 10, 2021

Busy week at the Peel House inside and out! All things electrical are happening next week, so this week was a time to prepare.
Colorado Springs Utilities brought in the new electric box that will get hooked up next week!
On the elevator side, more bricks went up!
Concrete was poured on the steps.
Another view of the great concrete work!
A view down the elevator shaft.
What will be the elevator entrance on the second floor.
Great progress on the main steps going upstairs.
Tons of drywall work is being done. Next up.. paint!
Lois and Pastor Peel stopped by for a tour of the renovations. He even got the opportunity to sign the wall before it gets painted!

Children’s Spirituality Forum: Mindfulness Practices for Children

Sunday, April 18 at 11 to 12 p.m. on the First Lutheran Lawn

This event is for preschool and elementary-school children and their parents. We will be doing mindfulness practices (think yoga poses in game-style and breathing techniques) from Tracy Daniel’s book Mindfulness for Children: 150+ Mindfulness Activities for Happier, Healthier, Stress-Free Kids. We will also be doing mindfulness games that will help us get in balance with our bodies and snacks will be provided!

Mindfulness is a way to connect to your body and your mind in a way that is relaxing and fun. It is good for when you feel moody, stressed, or just need to relax. These practices are great ways for your children to settle their bodies after long hours in front of screens. We hope this will be a helpful resource for you during this stressful pandemic time, but also activities that you can use whenever you need them.

Ingathering of Food for Care and Share is on!

Challenge Accepted! During the month of April, we will be collecting food to feed those in need. To celebrate bringing worship back into our Sanctuary, Pastor Travis has challenged us to collect 2021 pounds of food! Care and Share is currently in need of peanut butter, canned fruit, canned tuna, and canned vegetables. Once we begin worship in our Sanctuary on April 11, you will find the collection containers near our outdoor coffee and lemonade reception. Each Friday we will deliver what we’ve collected to Care and Share and update the congregation on our progress!

There’s also an online component for those wishing to make a donation. Our goal is 2021 pounds of food and 2021 dollars donated. Here’s the link to donate. Care Drive – Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (

Let’s do this!

Peel House Progress – April 3, 2021

Outside this week a lot of prep was done to pour concrete. This is right after it was poured for the elevator!
More prep work near the staff parking lot.
Another view. This is where the new transformer will sit.
Inside more drywall and trim went back up!
It is really coming together.

We Have an App for That!

We now have an app that allows you to see the calendar, sign up for events, online giving and much more!

Use your phone’s app store to find Ministry One church app and download and search for First Lutheran Colorado Springs. Or open this link with your phone. Once you’ve downloaded the app click on “profile” and use your cell-phone number to login. Note – only use an email address if it is unique to you and not shared by a spouse or family member.

Peel House Progress – March 27, 2021

This week we’ve seen a lot of drywall go up!
The walls and ceiling are starting to take shape.
In the basement, they are putting the finishing touches on the walls. The ceiling is getting drywall and walls are getting the final treatments.
Outside, they had to cut the trim to add a new metal beam for the elevator support.

Sign Up for In-Person Holy Week Services on the Lawn

We will have worship on Maundy Thursday at 12 p.m. and on Good Friday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. outdoors, weather permitting, on the front lawn of the church. We will also hold Easter services outdoors at 8, 9, 10 & 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 4. We are hoping for good weather, but will also provide an online version for each of the days of Holy Week. Sign up here.

We are now taking orders for Easter Lilies. That can be done online by clicking here.

Peel House Progress – March 20, 2021

Look at the brick going up on the new elevator shaft. It matches perfectly to the original brick on the Peel House
We have a second floor bathrooms now! This is the women’s, with all this natural light!
Another view of the women’s bathrooms. Toilets will be on the left and sinks on the right.
This will be the men’s second floor bathrooms.
An outside view of the steps next to the elevator. It’s coming right along!

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