A church on Milwaukee’s south side may be packed on Sunday, as the pastor is set to reveal a secret hidden for years inside the church itself. WITI Fox 6 reports that a contractor working at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church this week uncovered a time capsule in the building’s cornerstone. Pastor Joel Jaeger says the two items recovered include some sort of makeshift plaque and a copper box, which is welded shut.
“I knew, right away, that it was a time capsule, and I don’t know what we’re gonna find in there,” he said. “I’d love it if we’d find two 1901, five-dollar gold coins that would be worth $30,000 each, and then we could pay for this project.”
Realistically, he anticipates the box may contain a list of congregation members and/or newspaper clippings dating from the church’s 1901 construction. The contents of the metal box will be revealed to the church’s congregation during Sunday’s services.