It would seem to be the work of the Holy Spirit.
That’s the sense of all those working on the coming together of Our Savior’s and Harbor Rock Tabernacle. Harbor Rock had been leasing the old Racine Bible Church on the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue when, unfortunately, their heating system experienced catastrophic failure.
Harbor Rock members had noticed that Our Savior’s outdoor sign still referenced Thanksgiving in the middle of winter and wondered if the building were still being used. They contacted Our Savior’s, and Our Savior’s decided to let Harbor Rock use the worship space and some of the mansion for a small fee on an emergency basis.
Our Savior’s members who happened to drive by said that it brought them joy to see the parking lot full again.
A six-month lease has been signed, with the option for a full year extension. The leasing of the mansion pushed Our Savior’s to clear out a lot of the furniture in the mansion. Some went to the basement; some went to Atonement; and some went to help a halfway house.
What Does This Mean for Our Savior’s?
The sanctuary remains shared space and little has been moved from the worship area. The biggest exception to that are the tables and chairs from the back of the sanctuary. These were moved to make room for Harbor Rock, which has its own chairs and needs the back of the sanctuary for seating.
Our Savior’s retains the right to schedule the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, both of which are available when Harbor Rock and Restoration are not using them. Funerals and special services should be easily accommodated in the Our Savior’s sanctuary.
The Our Savior’s office will move to Atonement before the end of April. The Our Savior’s phone number is (262) 633-2443.