St. Elizabeth's 25 Year Time Capsule - October 5, 2014


A Time Capsule is "a container that is filled with items, such as newspapers, documents, photos, from the present time and that is meant to be opened by people at some time in the future."

On October 5th, 2014, during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Elizabeth's Church, the St. E's community sealed and buried the St. E's Time Capsule at the foot of the cross out in front of the church. The capsule will remain sealed for 25 years and will be opened during St. E's 75th Anniversary Celebration in the year 2039. A stone marker, which was originally part of Howe Hall, will be placed on the burial spot to indicate the time capsule's exact location. A plaque will be made and installed on the wall inside the Church as a reminder to open the time capsule in 2039.

Thank you to all who contributed to the time capsule. The capsule includes physical contents and 19 GB of digital content. Here's some of the time capsule's inventory:

Physical Contents:

- The Mantle - 2014 issues
- Annual Report 2013
- Bulletin - October 5, 2014
- Lenten Reflections 2014
- St. E's photographs
- History of St. Elizabeth's documents
- Anniversary Certificate signed by Bishop Alan M. Gates
- Signature Book from St. E's parishioners
- Personal letters and photos from parishioners
- Bishop Bud Cederholm's handwritten sermon notes
- Letter from current Rector in 2014 to the future Rector in 2039
- Rev. Barbara Williamson's Prayer read during Time Capsule burial
- Personal Artifacts from St. E's parishioners
- Boston Globe newspaper - Oct. 5, 2014
- Top Songs, Movies, Books of 2014
- Website - hardcopy as of 10/3/14
- Bitcoin
- and more!

Digital Contents:

- Video - 50th Anniversary of Church
- Video - 100th Anniversary of Chapel
- Videos - several St. E's videos
- The Mantle - archive from 2007 through 2014
- Lenten Reflections - archive 2009 through 2014
- Audio - Drake Organ Dedication
- Audio -Sermons
- Audio - Choir
- Bulletin - October 5, 2014
- St. E's Photographs
- Annual Reports
- Website (local copy as of 10/3/14)



Days until time capsule will be opened on 75th Anniversary (May 10, 2039):
2039-05-10 12:00:00 GMT-05:00

Days since time capsule was buried on 50th Anniversary (October 5, 2014):
2014-10-05 12:00:00 GMT-05:00