I think we'll be very glad we have them in the future, but they're not a tangible liturgical memorial and so donors have been hard to come by: electric snow melt on the main church steps and handicapped access ramp, and bluestone pavers on the steps rather than simple poured concrete. They both had been eliminated in the "value engineering" phase of the project, which reminded me a little of when my grandmother used to take us to the toy store. Whenever we picked out something that was too expensive, she would say, "no, that's too dear." We restored these two items later, confident that we would either receive generous donations for them,and if not, they were important enough to borrow for.
Here are some of the choices the architect reviewed yesterday for the bluestone steps: