Chapel Island worship begins for summer next Sunday, June 30

Chapel Island, located in the south end of Upper Saranac Lake, begins its summer worship season on Sunday, June 30 and will continue each Sunday through Sept. 1.

Boat transportation is available every Sunday morning. The Chapel Bound pontoon boat leaves from Indian Carry, off state Route 3 at the end of Old Dock Road. The first boat trip leaves for the picturesque ride at 10:15 a.m. and again at 10:35 a.m. You may bring your own boat. The boat driver drops their passengers off at the chapel dock and then anchors off shore. A shuttle transports the driver back to the dock. The service begins at 11 a.m.

Chapel Island is interdenominational, offering a worshipful atmosphere throughout the summer. Inspirational speakers conduct the worship service. Each Sunday, members of the congregation are invited to sing in an impromptu choir.

Worshipping at the island has been a unique experience since the mid-1800s. The chapel blends into the Adirondack landscape, nestled amongst tall pines, overlooking majestic mountain peaks and surrounded by sparkling water.

The Sunday schedule of clergy is as follows:

-June 30 – The Rev. Andy Pedersen

-July 7 – The Rev. Dr. Newton W. Greiner Sr.

-July 14 – The Rev. Joanne White

-July 21 – The Rev. Dr. Edward Flower

-July 28 – The Rev. Shaun Whitehead

-Aug. 4 – The Rev.Charles F. Melchert

-Aug. 11 – The Rev. Paul Heller

-Aug. 18 – The Rev. Dr. John Tharp

-Aug. 25 – The Rev. Vanessa Syvertsen

-Sept. 1 – The Rev. Dr. Larry Selig

More information is available online at and on Facebook, under “Chapel Island.”