Calgary Chapel Dedication

Sunday, July 7, 3:00 p.m.

1 (1)Murray Kuehl, this is the best I can do for a straight-on shot of the chapel in place because the pole is in the way. I hope you noticed that I took one a few days ago – when we were traveling through Montana.

1 (2)The entrance steps are especially strong and sturdy this time because of a “mistake” where they were made. ūüôā (We like those kinds of mistakes.)

1 (3)A few general pictures of the chapel before the dedication service.

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1 (5)The weather was perfect for an outside dedication service.

1aThe chaplains’¬†living quarters is beautiful and comfortable.

1b (1)Setting up tables outside Dan and Helen’s camper. They brought the camper so there would be a place to make coffee and store¬†the supplies.

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1b (3)Jeff and Kellie Batzer¬†(left) arrived here from Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon.¬†Jeff is¬†TFC’s Executive Vice President of Ministry Programs. They are talking to Chaplain Sam and Janet from Sherwood Park.

1b (4)Kellie and Jeff

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1b (6)Cerwin¬†visiting with Chaplain Dan’s brother Wayne¬†and his wife, Helen,¬†from Chilliwack, BC.

1c (1)Dennis Finnamore, Director of Canadian Ministries, gave the opening remarks and the history of ministry in this truck stop.

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1c (3)Dan and Helen were pleased to have thirty-five people in attendance.

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1c (6)Chaplain Dan Harms, Lead Chaplain of Calgary Chapel, had the opening prayer.

1da  A praise and worship team from Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel led us in a few familiar songs.

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2 (4)Jeff Batzer led the devotional and dedication of the chapel – using the dedication of the tabernacle in the Old Testament as a background for his thoughts – saying that was the first mobile chapel. ūüôā

2 (5)Anointing the doorway.

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2 (7)Jeff asked the TFC staff and volunteers to lay hands on the chapel during the prayer of dedication.

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2 (13)Jeff invited everyone to come forward to pray for Chaplain Dan and Helen, Chaplain Sam and Janet, and Volunteer Chaplain Darryl.

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2 (18)Lead Chaplain Dan and Volunteer Chaplain Darryl – the current staff at Calgary.

Pray with them for more volunteer chaplains.

2 (19)There was a delicious snack following the service.

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2 (24)Fellowship after the dedication.

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4Kellie and Jeff talking to driver Stan who came to the dedication.

Thank you, God, for a wonderful day.

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