August 11, 2022  

Dear Saints,  

Greetings in the name of our crucified, risen, and ascended Lord and coming Savior Jesus Christ!  

I am writing to inform you that we have made significant progress with the South Kings House, but there is still more work to be done. Before I share how you might help, I want you to know that I am delighted to be your pastor, especially because of your hospitality and faithful living out our Mission Statement.  

Observing members at work on the South Kings House and in the yard is a powerful testimony of our hunger for ministry, gathering of resources for growing ministries, and offering of healing and care to all in need, in this case to Ukrainian neighbors whom most of us do not know and are yet to meet.  

I want to emphasize that the South Kings House is a ministry of Messiah similar to Messiah House. So, we will need your ongoing financial, in-kind, and prayerful support for the success of this ministry. Also, we have a loan to repay and as a people of faith, we will do it because we are blessed spiritually and materially to spread the love of Christ.  

Now, a few of us prepared a list to help you decide how best to use your gifts and time at the South Kings House Workday on Saturday, August 13. Please see list below.  

WINDOWS:
1.       Scrape paint off glass
2.       Clean windows inside and out
3.       Clean wood work (trim, rails, stiles, etc.)
4.       Treat wood with “Old English”
5.       Install new storm window at NW corner of NW Bedroom   

ELECTRICAL:
1.        Electrical/light fixtures being done by Larry & Lucy  

DOORS: 
1.       Wipe dust off doors with damp cloth
2.       Treat with “Old English”
3.       Remove all doors from hinges when finished in a room. 
4.       Put hinge pins in jamb hinge
5.       Lean doors against wall (to protect wall paint cover top of door)
6.       Carpet installer requires that all doors be removed before their work begins. They start Monday.    

INTERIOR WOOD WORK: (doors, windows, trim, fireplace surround, decorative screen at entry door, etc.)
1.       Wipe all natural wood surfaces with damp cloth
2.       When clean, treat all surfaces with “Old English” oil (oil will be provided)  

LIVING/DINING ROOM:
1.       Clean Fireplace face stone
2.       Mirror - clean it
3.       Entry Closet - install hanging rod (1-3/4” minimum clear between top of bar and bottom of shelf)
4.       Wipe closet shelves and reinstall
5.       Repair damaged drywall at south exterior wall - fill, sand & paint (will be done by Colleen)
6.      
Clean inside Windows. Do not use window cranks (don’t open)
7.       Wipe wood work with damp cloth and treat with “Old English”
8.       Remove interior hinged doors; leave pins in jamb hinge; leave leaning against wall; cover top of door to protect wall paint  

KITCHEN: (do not clean newly painted shelves or cabinets)
1.        Woodwork - wipe clean & coat with “Old English”
2.       Clean windows and treat woodwork
3.       Oven - clean shelves & interior 
4.       On drawers, apply bees wax on bottom two tracks
5.       In cabinet, apply beeswax to top & bottom of central rail
6.       Sink  - clean
7.       Range - clean
8.       Hood - clean
9.       Dishwasher - clean w/“Affresh”
10.   Drawers - wash interior 
11.   Floor - sweep & wax at very last
12.   Cabinet door under oven - adjust latch
13.   Add new Lower right drawer roller - add wood to receive new roller
14.   Remove doors; leave pins in jamb hinge; leave doors leaning against wall; cover top of door to protect wall paint.  

HALF BATH/WASHER/DRYER:
1.       Floor and vinyl base - sweep & mop
2.       Fixtures- clean
3.       Tile by switch plate - glue to wall
4.       Medicine cabinet - clean inside, clean Mirror
5.       Tile at bottom right of sink base- glue to wall
6.       Clean window & treat woodwork
7.       Remove door; leave hinge pins in jamb hinge; leave leaning against wall; cover top of door to protect wall paint  

FURNACE/WATER HEATER CLOSET:
1.       Paint door opening filler panel 
2.       Sweep & mop floor
3.       Clean floor combustion air grille
4.       Replace galvanized pipe used for gas supply (by plumber)
5.       Replace short piece of flue pipe 

BATHROOM: (DO NOT wash newly painted inside of upper & lower cabinets)
1.       Base trim - install w/ 6d nails either sided of floor supply grille.
2.       Clean mirror
3.       Sink, toilet & bathtub/shower -clean
4.       Wall Tile & counter - clean 
5.       Sweep & mop floor
6.       Clean window
7.       Clean & treat all woodwork w/“Old English”  

HALL CLOSET:
1.       Wash shelves
2.       Paint shelves
3.       Paint closet
4.       Remove door; leave hinge pins in jamb hinge; lean door against wall; cover top of door to protect wall paint  

NE BEDROOM:
1.       Install new hanger rod in closet (1 3/4” minimum clear from top of rod to bottom of shelf)
2.       Wash closet shelves
3.       Install shelves
4.       Clean windows
5.       Clean & treat all wood w/“Old English”
6.       Remove doors; leave hinge pins in jamb hinge; leave leaning against wall; cover top of door to protect wall paint  

NW BEDROOM:
1.       Closet - install new hanger rod
2.       Clean closet shelves
3.       Reinstall closet shelves
4.       Clean windows
5.       Clean & treat all wood w/“Old English
6.       Remove doors; leave hinge pins in jamb hinge; leave leaning against wall; cover top of doors to protect paint  

INTERMEDIATE ROOM:
1.       Closet - install new hanger rod
2.       Clean closet shelves
3.       Reinstall closet shelves
4.       Clean sliding patio door & floor track
5.       Clean & treat woodwork w/“Old English”
6.       Remove doors; leave hinge pins in jamb hinge; leave door leaning against wall; cover top of door to protect paint  

PATIO ROOM:
1.       Clean windows
2.       Sweep floor    

OUTSIDE:  (listed in order of importance)
1.       Window frame at electrical service - scrape off loose paint and paint
2.       Storm window - remove existing west storm window at NW corner of house. Replace with new storm window.
3.       Bathroom window sill is rotten - needs replacing - water problem (probably can’t do today)
4.       Living Room window - Remove loose glazing compound & apply new glazing compound. Paint when cured.
5.       Edge walks and carport; remove grass from joints on walks & carport
6.       Yard - level uneven ground where trees and shrubs have been removed, fill holes
7.       Front porch - wash down & sweep ceiling of cob webs
8.       Clean front storm door - both sides
9.       Clean up loose paint, broken shingles, trash from grass
10.   Paint rusted pipes only between  meter & valve (DO NOT paint meter, shutoff valve or PRV)

Finally, bring tools you may need such as ladders to wash windows, Windex, cleaners, paint, and above all a happy disposition. Some of you might bring snacks for workers to refresh themselves. We welcome whatever you have to offer and look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  

“A gift opens doors” (Proverbs 18:16).  

In Christ’s service,  

Pastor Orin 


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