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via News5:

It was August 2014 when flames ravaged the Fist Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain.

Investigators ruled the fire an arson.

The arsonist has never been caught.

The historic church and organ, altogether worth millions of dollars, were destroyed.

Pastor Rosalina Rivera said workers are putting the finishing touches on the new 22,000 square foot building and church on Washington Avenue.

Rivera said the congregation is excited about the new church, but misses the history of the former, nearly 100 year old church.

“It’s also been a beautiful learning experience with this congregation as they’ve learned to adapt and to be flexible, and to learn that things are going to change and be different,” Rivera said.

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