Lake Chore Chapel begins summer services

The historic Lake Shore Chapel, at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Camp­bell Road in Douglas, will host another summer of nondenominational services led by visiting pastors Sundays,

July 6 through Aug. 31, at 10 a.m.

Built in 1904 to serve nearby cottagers, the structure also offers a Children’s Chapel, to which youngsters can retreat at the start of services.

Its bell and bell tower, plantings, piano, flower vases, Friendship Porch, garden and bench are memorials to past members of the community. The flag and the Bible used at the dedication 110 years ago have been preserved.

In 1997, the Lake Shore Chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

All are welcome to these services:

July 6: the Rev. Steve Armfield, Associate Director of Church Vitality, Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Grand Rapids, will preside. Chamber Music Festival of

Saugatuck members will offer a free concert to remember the late Priscilla Mueller, whose life touched both organizations, from 1 to 2 p.m.

July 13: the Rev. Dr. David VanDyke, from House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minn., will conduct the service.

July 20, Pastor Peggy Otte, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America of Evanston, Ill., will preside.

July 27: the Rev. Dr. Laird Stuart, retired, San Francis­co Theological Seminary-Calvary Presbyterian Church, will conduct the Rededication Sunday service.

Aug. 3: the Rev. John Meengs, retired, All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Saugatuck, will preside.

Aug. 10: the Rev. Doug Fagerstrom, senior vice president of Converge Worldwide, St. Cloud, Fla., will conduct the service.

Aug. 17: the Rev. Ruth McCarty, retired, Park United Church of Christ, Grand Rapids, will preside.

Aug. 24: the Rev. Norm Steen, pastor emeritus, Washington, D.C., Christian Reformed Church, will conduct the service.

Aug. 31: the Rev. Dr. Laird Stuart, retired, San Francisco Theological Seminary-Calvary Presby­terian Church, will preside.

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