Church begins construction of permanent home

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony were (from left to right): Pastor Jeremy Mills; his wife Sarah Mills; David Clark, Chairman of the Board of Elders; Rev. Weldon Leimer, Chairman of the Building Committee; Jennifer Lofton, Halstead Architects; John Brammeier, Congregational President; Daniel Foley, Chairman of the Land Committee; Wade LaRoche, Turner Construction Co. (Photo by David Weyant)

Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its future worship facility on the northeast corner of 156th Street and Ditch Road in Westfield.  Epiphany, a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, has gathered for worship and Sunday school at Maple Glen Elementary School for the past four years.

The Rev. Jeremy Mills, the congregation’s pastor, spoke a few words to those assembled and read from Psalm 127:  “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” Since its inception, Epiphany has grown from a small group that met for Bible study in the pastor’s home to approximately 180 members today.

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony were (from left): The Rev. Jeremy Mills; his wife, Sarah Mills; David Clark, chairman of the Board of Elders; the Rev. Weldon Leimer, building committee chairman; Jennifer Lofton of Halstead Architects; Congregational President John Brammeier; Daniel Foley, land committee chairman; and Wade LaRoche of Turner Construction Co.

The church is expected to be completed by October 2013.