"A letter was found by my wife Jeanne under the door of the church when she came to set up for the potluck dinner we were going to have after Vespers on Saturday 14 January," said Father Peter Baktis (parish rector). "I read the letter after liturgy on Sunday. When we had our first flea market this fall at the church neighbors came and visited the church. They told me they called the site the "dead house" (for the past four years before we started to complete the site). We are far from dead now and are a witness to the life that is given to us in Jesus Christ!"
"The letter confirms the support and joy that our neighbors have. When we were erecting the cupola, traffic stopped on the road and people got out of their cars took pictures and blessed themselves. This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes!"