2019 Welcome Letter
Dear Friends of the Watch Hill Chapel,
The Watch Hill Chapel Trustees welcome you to the 144th summer season of Christian worship at the Watch Hill Chapel. We look forward to a summer of fellowship with good friends and hope to lure new friends to participate in our services as the summer progresses. Please bring your family and friends to worship with us! The schedule of ministers and services can be found under the worship tab on the chapel's website: http://www.watchhillchapel.org. Also, on the website's Home Page is a video highlighting Watch Hill's environs, focusing on the architecture and natural setting of the Chapel.
During the summer, please visit the website for announcements, upcoming events, ministers' bios, important dates and other interesting and useful information.
Should you have any questions, feel free to email Irene Cabot, Chapel Secretary at email@example.com, or to phone her on 401-596-3364.
Below, for your reflection and enjoyment, is the Opening Prayer read by the congregation at the first service of the season, in case you are unable to attend on June 23rd, The prayer continues to "set the stage" for the pending summer. We hope to see you at the Chapel this summer.
Elizabeth W. Bean
Almighty God, Heavenly Father, we rejoice to meet once again
in this beloved and hallowed Chapel, to give Thee thanks and praise.
We thank Thee for preserving us through the long winter months,
to know again the beauty of Thy creation in this place,
to behold again Thy shining light upon the waters.
We thank Thee for the joy of friends and families united.
Bless them and us as we enter into this season of rest, refreshment and recreation.
We remember summers past and those who have gone from us,
the memory of whose lives still brightens ours.
May Light Perpetual shine upon them.
In our worship of Three in the weeks ahead,
open our hearts and minds to Thy Word.
Let the joyful noise of song and instrument lift our spirits unto Thee.
And grant that we may come to know Thee
more fully in the beauty, peace and fellowship of this place.
Give us, we pray, the Grace to be more worthy of
Thy blessings so generously bestowed upon us.
Sustain us and give us the strength and courage to do Thy will in all things.
And continue to surround us with Thy never failing love and grace.
All this we ask through Thy Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to whom,
with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, be all honor and glory, now and forever.
Chaplin Bradford Barnes, 1998