I have been wanting to get to the typewriter to tell you how very pleased we are with our new sign. Everyone thinks that it is beautiful and will do a fine job for the church in both inviting the community to come and worship with us, and also to witness our faith to them. And we have already had the opportunity to use it to advertise a special youth concert that was held at the church last Tuesday.
I do want to tell you what a fine experience we have had working with you. Your pleasing personality and helpfulness was a great asset to us. Even though we are separated by many miles, that posed no problems in getting the right sign for us.
The sign arrived in good shape and sooner than we had anticipated. The men of the church had everything ready and it was not a big job to get it set up. The instructions were very complete and adequate.
And you were right, the 5' x 12' size does not appear as large as it sounds. It is not too big. After it was in place, we all agreed that the 4' x 10' would have been too small. So we are very happy that we purchased the larger sign rather than the smaller one. We have it on a double timer, and also connected to a photo-electric cell. It automatically comes on at dusk, turns off at mid-night, and automatically comes back on at 5:30 A.M., and goes off at dawn. This way it is visible all evening, and also when people are going to work in the early morning, but we are not paying the electric bill during the wee hours of the night when there is little traffic.
The comments from the congregation and community have been very good. Many people saw the crane removing it from the semi truck. Others saw the big crate laying on the lawn for five days and kept watching for it to be put up. And now we are getting many fine comments. Even this morning we received a phone call from St. James Lutheran Church, Toledo, asking where we purchased it because they are interested in a new sign too. So I gave them your name, address and phone number. I hope you hear from them.
I am enclosing three pictures (Polaroid). If you have any use for better pictures, let me know, and I will have some professional pictures taken for you.
Dennis E. Lauman
Advent Lutheran Church