UPPER SARANAC — Island Chapel opens its summer season Sunday June 29.
Island Chapel is located at the south end of Upper Saranac Lake, and boat transportation is available every Sunday morning. The Chapel Bound pontoon boat leaves from Indian Carry off state Route 3 at the end of Old Dock Road. The first boat trip leaves for the picturesque ride at 10:15 a.m. and the second trip departs at 10:35 a.m. You may bring your own boat. The boat driver drops their passengers off at the Chapel dock and then anchors offshore. A shuttle transports the driver back to the dock.
Island Chapel is interdenominatiotal, offering a worshipful atmosphere throughout the summer. Inspirational speakers conduct the 11 a.m. worship service and each Sunday members of the congregation are invited to sing in an impromptu choir. Worshipping at the island has been a unique experience since the mid-1800s. The Chapel blends well into the Adirondack landscape, nestled among tall pines, overlooking majestic mountain peaks and surrounded by sparkling water.
Rachel Fuller, a June graduate of Plattsburgh High School, will be a soloist at the July 6 service and will sing “God Bless America.”
The Sunday schedule of clergy is as follows: June 29 – The Rev. Jan Blankenship; July 6 – The Rev. Dr. Newton W. Greiner; July 13 –The Rev. Dr. Edward Flower; July 20 – The Rev. Joanne White; July 27 – The Rev. Andy Pederson; August 3 – The Rev. Dr. Newton W. Greiner; August 10 – Dr. Charles Melchert, Soloist Rachel Fuller; August 17 – Young Life; August 24 – The Rev. Richard Stone; August 31 – The Rev. Dr. Larry Selig. The Rev. Dr. Newton W. Greiner is the Coordinator of Clergy and can be reached at 359-2848.