Cross Blessing and Raising

On Sunday, October 13th the congregation visited the new Church site for a tour and blessing of the cross.

The picture below was taken as the congregation formed a Circle of Inspiration after the blessing.Cross Blessing Oct 13th

On Monday, October 14th a crane arrived at 24 North Fifth to install the final roof railing for the roof deck and the cross.  Pictures of the crane set-up were published in a previous blog, and are HERE.

Everyone was very pleased to see Jim Crawford at the site.Jim Crawford at Cross Raising

The pictures of the cross being raised from the staging area to the top of the cross tower are below.cross rigging in placecross re-touchcross framed by vintage towerCross passes between VT and City Halcross framed by city hall cross in place cross placement looking EThe rigging team found a small mis-alignment between the bracket on the cross and the structural component supporting the cross.  A decision was made to re-work the bracket rather than modify it in-place.

cross slight mis-alignment

The cross is expected to be installed on Friday, October 18th.

You can read more about the history of the Church in Today’s San Jose Mercury News Article.