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Back to School at the Chapel by the Rev. Will Compton

It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you are a parent. If you are a student, chances are you’re dreading the days ahead. However, that blanket statement does not apply to everyone. There are those students out there who eagerly look forward to the start of a new school year and new opportunities to learn. They are to be commended on their eagerness. The start of school begins routines again. The sight of kids on bikes, scooters, and hoverboards during the day is becoming less. The neighborhood pool will soon be empty. School supplies have to be purchased, including that protractor you buy every year, but rarely use. Morning commutes will again become frustrating as patience is tested on Hwy 463.

Then there is the excitement of being a freshman in college as parents wonder where the time has gone. Moving into dorms, meeting new people, and finding your way around campus is exciting. Last but not least, the gospel according to SEC football soon will be proclaimed again.

It is a busy time. It is an anxious time. It is an exciting time.

While the new school year dawns around us, we are gearing up for an exciting year here at our Chapel of the Cross. EYC (Youth) is starting up at the end of this month with an awesome kick-off party. The newly formed Young Adults’ Group will be having a wine tasting to kick-off their program year in September. Wednesday Night Suppers ramp back up this week. The choir will start flexing the golden pipes soon. Sunday School offerings will be on tap once again as we start our year with the St. John’s Bible. And last, but certainly not least here at the Chapel, Day in the Country will be here before we know it.

There is a lot of exciting programming and events on tap at the Chapel of the Cross. In the midst of this busy season where we all are pulled in many different directions, I invite you to join us for these events and programming here at the Chapel. Whether you are a member here, you have been meaning to attend the Chapel, or you stumbled upon us by some happenstance, all are welcome and invited into this vibrant community of faith. As Jesus says to his first two disciples in the Gospel of John, “Come and See.”