There is much history in this church, in the form of memories of those sitting in the pews today who have been a vital part of the church most of their lives, as well as of those departed from this world. It is so evident that those who went before us cared for this church and this community with warm hands and loving hearts and God in their souls. They preserved well this building’s structure and spiritual integrity as well as the loving faith, generosity, and usefulness that our theology encourages.
We ourselves have also done well to preserve and honor the past and to look ahead to future generations. There is no doubt that people will continue to walk through these chapel doors for the first time and will stop in awe, just as we did our first time, as they take in and really sense the beauty, the serenity, the reverence, the peace, and the God-light radiating not only from this brilliant window, but also from all of those before us who have made this possible for them, and all those here now. We welcome you to walk through these doors as well.