Cleaning crews are working feverishly to remove soot from the sanctuary of Grace Episcopal Church, in Syracuse, after a late-night fire destroyed the kitchen there.
“I’m still at a loss,” Rector Johanna Marcure said this afternoon. “But I can still feel God working. There’s much to be grateful in the midst of this. The structure of the building is sound.”
Marcure is determined to have 9:30 a.m. service Sunday in the sanctuary, despite major smoke damage from the 10 p.m. fire.