For most of us, dates have a way of bringing back memories. September 11th is a day of infamy in our nation as we not only remember those who died, but notice the changes that have taken place in our culture since that time. For my family, it has been 15 years on this day since my mother passed away, and not a day goes by when we don’t miss her. For Connie and Elvin of our congregation, this date marks something very special that happened 60 years ago. (Congratulations!)
Tomorrow will be two years since the flood of 2013. A lot has changed. We are back in the Chapel building, but couldn’t worship last week because the road was being replaced in front of the church. We miss the simple quiet of the community. As things continue to change, nerves are a little on edge and no one knows when the changes will happen. The Glen Haven road is under repair, but challenging for anyone who wants to travel it. The Storm Mountain road is being repaired and the bridge will be replaced. Even 34 will be replaced in the near future, according to the news. All of these affect our people.
We have lost a couple of stalwarts since my last post, Cliff and Norm. Both of them were very much a part of the Chapel family and we will miss them. As fall sets in, we lose some of our summer folk. We wish them the best in their travels.
But we are back! The Chapel family is together, and we continue to move forward. God has greatly blessed us over the past two years, and we trust that He will continue to bless in the future. There are still changes to be made, things to do. The parking lot and landscaping was put on hold until the road was finished. We still have some issues inside, but those are winding down. We are very happy to be back in the building and ministering in the community again. Our goal is simply to tell whoever will hear the good news of God’s love in Jesus.
If you live up here, or if you come to visit, please stop in some Sunday morning. Our worship is at 10:00. We would love to have you with us!