Lynne Dugan made the organ sing with familiar hymns.
The storm damaged our tent, but fortunately all 70 people in attendance could fit inside.
Larry and Rosie sang a duet together.
Many stood in line to wish farewell..until we meet again
Larry & Rosie donated the altar flowers; dedicated to all of the Chapel’s folks who contributed to the flow of faith
Blair Wyatt Berry bestows a hug.
A gift from the Board of Associates…a watercolor by a local artist of the Chapel
Larry’s sermon about access to through the gate of Jesus to God’s kingdom.
Doug & Kris Ryckman served at the Missions table.
Jim & Susie Berg served as greeters.
April 23rd Service
Our greeters were long-time friends Marilyn Lewis and Ellen Sloan.
Pouring the water while holding the baby is a seldom-seen feat.
The little girl never whimpered; she was spellbound by the Pastor
Fred has a new friend named Teddy Bear.
Many photographers there to catch the blessing
A beautiful husky.
Tommy, our video tech, always has a smile on his face.
Our bell ringers did a great job!
Proud parents and Godmother.
Thank you to our cellist, Julie!
he Stringers and Barney approach their seats…and he never once barked (a modern record)
They come in all shapes and sizes!
Rosie’s ever-popular home made peanut butter cookies for hospitality
Pastor asks “How many from Fort Myers for this baptism…so many hands went up.
Julie and Lynne Dugan
Ginny and Ed Stringer - both former board members and their Barney.
Missy and Mark Calkin brought their parrot.
Jane's pooch came dressed for the occasion.
Larry, Rosie and Peter Blaze Corcoran
April 16th Service
The big shell is a Chapel favorite to hold the water for the baptism ceremony.
A very special day for this beautiful baby girl.
The baptized four month old girl had two older siblings who were baptized at the chapel, and her parents were married here 11 years ago
Board member Nathalie Pyle’s granddaughter, Amy, was a helper with hospitality.
Flowers on the altar were the gift of board member, Stephanie Bissett, for all the chapel volunteers.
Seventy-five friends attended the Marshalls farewell lunch after the service. The Marshalls’ son, Eric wife and two kids were visiting (table near right). Eric is a pastor in Michigan and has a beard like his Dad.
April 9th, Easter Service
Our bell ringers did a fantastic job calling everyone to the service.
Can you guess who their mom might be?
250 people fit comfortably between inside and outside the chapel
Shade and a breeze were welcome in the 80 degree weather.
Inside flowers were arranged by Sandy Ehlers and Peter Blaze Corcoran.
We had our newly-renovated floor uncovered and the painted pews screwed down.
Outside flowers were arranged by a long-time Chapel attendee
Kandi Sanger along with Jim & Susie Berg.
Reverend Larry Marshall
As previously reported, the fish has been reattached to the steeple. It was miraculously found on the chapel steps after the storm.
Sandy Ehlers returned for the first time since before the pandemic. She has published two books on the Chapel history and is a multi-generational family here.
Sandy published a book as part of the original building’s 100th anniversary, twenty years ago.
We were delighted to have Sandy back!
to all who attended our Easter service!
April 2nd Service
Our greeters were Dennis Berry & Blair Wyatt-Berry.
The Mission Committee table with items for purchase being manned by Lynne Campean (left) and Margie Bennett.
Long-time Chapel goers Emily Kletzien her husband Bruce Findley, former board President.
Our very talented bell-ringer and his dad.
Lynne Dugan said everything was perfect, except her music rack, but her hubby used cardboard & tape to make one.
March 19th Service
Susie Berg and Ellen Sloan were our greeters.
It was Pantry Sunday, sponsored by our Mission Committee to benefit 2 of the Chapel’s long-term Missions partners - FISH of SanCap & the South Fort Myers Food Pantry. Worshippers brought non-perishable food and paper goods plus made donations in an extra collection.
Missions chair, Kathy Knoblauch and husband, Terry Ische, presided at the table.
Singers leading our congregation to Music Director Lynne Dugan’s playing were Rosemary Marshall and Missy Calkin.
We had a visit from a candidate to be our next Pastor (November of 2023 to April of 2026).
Rev. Doug Dortch a retired Baptist minister, now from northern Florida, and his wife, Judy, spent the weekend with us.
Doug will preach a mini-service at the Chapel on Monday at 10AM to be followed by a reception in the Chapel yard.
Long-time Chapel regular Peter Blaze Corcoran came for the first time, as he has just returned to the island this past week.
Dixie Libonate takes a nap during service.
One of our regular canine attendees, Augie Fugit.
March 12th Service
Chapel Board President, Jake Miller, and his wife, Teresa were our greeters
Pastor Larry recruits a few eager bell-ringers.
Our three terrific bell-ringers!
Pastor Larry preached about the importance of water.
Baptism renewal was offered.
Welcome back to Kandi Sanger, who has been coming to Chapel for 35 years.
Former Board members Ed and Ginny Stringer, from Sanibel and Twin Cities, MN
Tom and Dianne Markle of Captiva and Stone Harbor, NJ.
Kandi Sanger, Susie Berg, Nancy Roach work the Missions table before & after Chapel service.
Announcement of our collection for two local food pantries. Collections of non-perishable and paper goods are being accepted at the next two services.
Nancy Roach, chair of the Pastor search committee, announced that our two candidates will be here for a mini-service and a Chapel yard party on two Monday, March 20 & 27th at 10AM. All are encouraged to attend.
March 5th Service
This was the scene as worshippers approached the Chapel today.
Our greeters were Missy & Mark Calkin
Board member Doug Ryckman - and wife, Kris. Doug suggested the "write on the floor" activity which was a huge hit!
Pastor Larry introduced the bell-ringers
The big event!
The bell-ringers were four sweet kids from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Nathalie Pyle - a pillar of the Chapel - writes her wise words.
Doug Rykman writes early himself as he had done in a church reconstruction in Tampa over a decade ago.
Susan Scott salutes her Mom (Helen McGee, who passed away last week at 102-years of age), her Dad and her husband, Craig Scott.
February 26th Service
Reverie from Tennessee did the honors of ringing the church bell.
Pastor Larry needed a baseball cap to protect his fair skin from the sun.
An osprey joined our service.
February 12th Service
At the Greeters Table we’re Kathy Knoblauch and husband, Terry Ische.
Dick Pyle’s 75th birthday included the task of ringing the opening bell together with his twin granddaughters.
And Dick's daughter, Becky, was music director and Lynne Dugan’s singing soloist.
February 5th Service
90 Folding chairs were set up in the shade.
Bell ringers husband and wife - Blair and Dennis Berry
Kathy (left) is a baker. Nancy Roach and Pat Boris are hospitality experts.
Lynne and George Campean are the Greeters today.
Reverend Larry Marshall gives his blessings.
Fresh baked goods are part of the mix.
Worshippers appreciate the shade of the tent.
Our beautiful setting.
Some after-service socializing.
All are welcome at Captiva Chapel by the Sea.
January 29th Service
Our greeters: Susie and Jim Berg.
Many reunions occurred after the service.
Rosie Marshalls and Andrea Miller famous philanthropist and author.
Rhys Riemenshneider had called us to service with the bell when he was small.
About 100 people were in attendance.
The reunion experience enhanced the spiritual one.
His parents beamed.
The sun was strong and we decided a tent was in order for next week.
A lovely setting for a service.
Continuing our tradition of throwing open the garage for drinks and goodies.
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
A historic and sacred space, on serene Captiva Island.