I took this picture above April 13th when Daddy, Aunt Carol Ann, and I first arrived in the park. Thankfully, there was no snow today. The chapel is very pretty, inside and out.
There were about 23 people who attended this morning, including the pastor and his wife. Majority were either Xanterra employees or NPS employees. There was a young family from Idaho Falls, ID. The pastor is Dr. William Young and his wife is Debbie. There are both very friendly, warm people. He attended seminary at Asbury in Wilmore, KY. So he and Debbie were glad to learn that I was from Kentucky. In fact, she invited Christy, a park ranger my age from Kansas, and Nan, a Xanterra employee my age from Thailand, and me to their house tomorrow night for dinner. I am looking forward to that.
I am going to copy the affirmation of faith from the program that the congregation repeated in unison:
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.