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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church marks 2 years since massive fire

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two years ago today, May 15, a massive fire at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee caused more than $20 million in damages. 

Now, the church is holding small services of ten people in the church office as construction continues. 

Church officials say fortunately construction has not stopped but slowed because of COVID-19, and in the next few months they will be starting a fundraising campaign. 

The entire roof structure has been rebuilt and the slate is going up as well. 

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

They have also started work on the stained glass windows and in the process of bidding out the work for the mechanics on the interior. 

Reverend M. Douglas Peters reflected on the milestone. 

"As we come this second year anniversary, we have so much in front of us yet. There’s a great deal of anxiousness and hope that in the near future and I’m hoping by the end of the year that we maybe actually worshiping in the undercroft," said Reverend  Peters.

Church officials say they hope to be done with construction by 2022 for the church's 175th anniversary, but that may not happen. 

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