Valerie Tutor was our Greeter today. Pastor Doug delivers the communion containers.
Mike Boris finds the bell ringers.
Kids are the best bell ringers. (From Tennessee)
The wreath was hung and the first Advent candle was lit.
Barbara Kirschner was our harpist today…glorious sounds
November 26th Service and Hanging of Lights
Ellen and Gena worked the church service as Greeters
Wreath-hangers, Blair Wyatt and Judy Dortch
Sanibel Sea School educator, Audrey Boren.
SCCF biologist, Mike Miller
Executive Director of Ding Darling Society- Ann-Marie Wildman and two Ding interns - Kylie left and Emily right
President of the board and veteran light & ladder person - Jake Miller
Rita Ewell rang the bell to open today’s service
Rusty brought his own high ladders and was the intrepid man on the entry roof.
Nearing the close of work, the hanging of the last light.
Jake Miller, Kim Taylor, Mike Boris & Marco DuMont.
Doug and Judy Dortch
The wreaths were hung inside and out.
Our “sound people” for the past 20-30 years (current expert, Bob Dugan & previous, Zeke McDonald)
Rusty Farst (former board member) and fiancé, Mary Beth Gonzalez, came to work after the service
We use up to 1,000 candles on Christmas Eve. Here our experts replace the batteries. Nathalie Pyle, Ellen Sloan, Pat Boris & Gena Rogers
Side view - nearing completion
Dick Pyle (tall man) is the leader of the light brigade. His email in October brought John & Kim Taylor from Chicago to repeat their work of decades earlier to create the magic of the Chapel Christmas lights. On the right is Kathy Knoblauch, head of our Missions committee.
November 19th Service
Greeters welcome the parishioners.
The Missions table.
Pastor Dortch preaching through the window to the outside parishioners
Long-time regular attendees and both former board members…Ed & Ginny Stringer
Flowers from Merni Libonate in memory of Ginny Bosler.
Ellen Sloan helping parishioners at the Missions Table and Pastor Dortch greeting parishioners
Pastor Doug and grandson, being introduced after he rang the bell to signal start of service.
Hymn leader, Pat Boris and Mike Boris with Kristie Anders
Pastor Dortch thanking long time parishioners from Kentucky for attending the service
Pastor Dortch thanking parishioner for his attendance and observed by his grandson
Kristie Anders with Nathalie Pyle, board vice chair.
November 12th Service
Greeters Susie & Jim Berg with Kathy Knoblauch & Terry Ische
The flowers were sent by George & Kathy Morris.
Former Board member Rusty Farst and Mary Beth Gonzalez
Just became engaged
The hospitality table was well-stocked
Zeke McDonald & Ashlynn Sims
ring the bell to begin services
Reverend Dortch in the pulpit.
Author Sandy Ehlers and her friend John Rapp speak with Nancy Roach
Lynn Dugan, Music Director
Author Sandy Ehlers speaks with Reverend Dortch
Reverend Dortch in the window.
Captiva Chapel by the Sea & Captiva's Historic Cemetery (just beyond the Captiva Memorial Library at the corner of Chapin Lane & Wiles Drive)
11580 Chapin Lane Box 188 Captiva, FL 33924
An historic and sacred space, on serene Captiva Island.