Monday, October 19, 2015

Feed My Sheep

The sky was almost as beautiful as the temple this morning.
The sun peeked in and out from behind the clouds.
I learned a few interesting things.
We already know that behind the south doors is a vestibule which leads to a recommend desk.
The church recently acquired four vintage stained glass panels from an old church in the east.
One of the panels has been refurbished and will be installed behind the recommend desk.
The glass depicts the Savior holding a lamb.
With the construction fence missing along this part of University Avenue, my camera easily fits behind the wrought iron fence.
I saw an open door.
My camera loves to peek in.
This morning I recognized finials on the newel posts.
These match what used to be in the tabernacle.
Workmen keep telling me that the temple is beautiful inside.  They assure me everyone will love it.
It is nearly finished.
One man told me that the construction company will be gone by the end of the month.
I hope they don't forget their trucks and trailers. 
One more thing:
Dr. Richard Cowan is speaking next week at the Provo Library, 7 pm.
The book he wrote, "Provo's Two Temples," was a labor of love, with no remuneration.  It will be available soon at bookstores.
If you haven't heard him speak before, you are in for a treat.


JayBingham said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the first two.
It is so exciting to think that it is almost ready for the open house and I don't even live near enough to attend conveniently.

Julie Markham said...

Thanks for your kind words. Can Eva attend and then tell you all about it? I considered using her pictures of the finials in today's post, but two flags almost covered them.

Esperanza said...

What will they do with the 10 weeks before the open house begins?

Julie Markham said...

I'm trying to learn that. I promise to keep you posted. I remember that temple workers who transferred from Provo to Payson were trained in the weeks leading up to the dedication. I am not aware that this process has started yet for the PCCT workers.

Unknown said...

this Temple is so bueatiful, and such a complement, to all of our other Temples thru out the world,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I feel so blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints............ thanks Julie, for all scenic photos, that you have sent to me,,,, doug losse lake forest park ward, shoreline washington............

Easy_Going_Dad said...

I'm sure there are plenty of things to be done after Jacobsen leaves. Probably one of the first things to happen after they vacate is for a professional cleaning crew to remove all protective plastic and cardboard and wipe down the whole temple top to bottom and ensure all construction dust is removed. Then all the furniture will be moved in. Draperies and artwork will be hung. Signage next to doors will be installed. Shelves will be stocked with rental clothing (I think the PCCT will offer clothing rental...) towels, etc. Computers and other equipment will be installed and tested. Then several weeks will be used for training regular workers and open house volunteers. Of course, lots of this time falls around the holidays so extra time will be needed to account for that. Right after New Years we should see tents going up in the aboveground parking lot, and last minute touches inside such as floral arrangements and potted plants going in. These are my semi-educated guesses for the timeline anyways.

Julie Markham said...

Dad, thanks for this excellent semi-educated guess! I am not sure about clothing rental at the PCCT, but there will be clothing for baptisms, for sure. What you and others are helping me understand is there is still a lot of work to do, and it's going to happen over two major holidays.

Esperanza said...

NO kidding! I consider myself informed!

BT said...

Julie, do you know anything about the stained glass panels acquired from a church in the east? Was that chapel an LDS Church, or was it from a different religion? (My curiosity is piqued.)

Julie Markham said...

The person giving me this information thought the panels were from a Protestant church. My curiosity was piqued, too. I'm trying to learn more.

Chad said...

The Brigham City open house started in a makeshift chapel constructed in the underground parking. I imagine that since the open house will be in January, similar temporary rooms will be constructed to help manage the one million visitors expected to come to see the temple.
I had a question about the murals. I heard three well-known LDS artists are working on them. Do you know if they have been installed yet?

Julie Markham said...

I don't know who the artists were, but I met one of them outside the temple site. This was several months ago and he said they were almost finished. I believe pretty much everything like that is finished at this point.