Lake James Lutheran Chapel, Angola Embarks on Parsonage Remodel

Mark Dixon, President and CEO of The Lutheran Foundation, presented a check for $50,000 to the Lake James Lutheran Chapel Association (LJLCA) leadership team. The check represents a matching grant to the LJLCA to be used toward the renovation of the chapel’s parsonage. The Lake James worshipping community was able to raise over $95,000 to be used, along with the grant, toward this renovation project. This number ($95,000) represents the 95th anniversary of the Lake James Lutheran Chapel. For nearly a century, the “little white chapel in the woods” has proclaimed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to countless lake residents and visitors during its summertime operation.

Each week, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, a visiting Lutheran pastor from the area leads worship and, as a way of thanking them, the visiting pastor and their family are given use of the chapel parsonage for the week to enjoy some rest and relaxation at the lake. The parsonage was first constructed in 1931, and over that time only has received minor updates. This upcoming renovation project will provide several much needed updates so that the tradition of worshipping at the lake can continue for years to come.

If your congregation is interested in applying for a grant from The Lutheran Foundation to help advance its ministry, please visit our website or contact the grant team. We are eager to help Lutheran congregations fulfill their mission of sharing the love of Christ with our surrounding community.

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