Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
While Transfiguration is closed this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can watch live streamed worship from The Episcopal Church in Garrett County, the Maryland parishes of our Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. Dr. Chip Lee. Services are live streamed from St. Matthew's, Oakland, MD at 8AM and 1045AM each Sunday.
Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Mountain Lake, NY - COVID19 Update
Brothers and Sisters:
I hope that this finds you safe and well. I have spoken with a number of you over these past several weeks. Some are at camp already, some are preparing to head north, and some, like Kathleen and me, will not be travelling to camp this year at all. Having spent most of the summers of my life at Long Lake, I know how hard it is for those of you who have decided to stay in place. All of you have expressed sorrow at the necessity of closing Transfiguration for the summer season this year, but you all have understood the need to do it, and I am thankful for your input.
One of the things that we have all had to learn to one degree or another during this health crisis, is that, no matter how much we love Transfiguration, its beautiful setting, and the memories of celebrations and passages from years gone by, we are still community, regardless of where we are at the moment. As beautiful and welcoming as Transfiguration is, it does not define us or our prayer. We are Transfiguration - wherever we go - be it Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Arizona, Colorado, or anywhere else in the world. We share a place for a time to worship and pray together. But we carry the Spirit of Transfiguration to the world each and every day. That will never be closed or threatened by virus or anything else. We are Transfiguration - prayerful, loving, welcoming. We don't need a specific place. The place is wherever we are at the moment, wherever we share the Spirit of Transfiguration by being the presence of Christ in the world.
I am saddened by the fact that we will not get to see each other this season. But there is always the next to look forward to and there is still the work of Transfiguration to be done. We do it, together, apart, wherever in the name of Christ.
I will keep you updated as we move through the summer. Please continue your prayers for each other and for Hamilton County and for all those who have been caught up in the devastation of this disease. My prayers continue for each of you for good health, safety, and a Spirit filled heart.
The Rev. Dr. Chip Lee
Priest in Charge
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!
The Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Mountain Lake, NY is open to all as a haven of spiritual nourishment and
to provide hospitality, healing, hope and attention to the needs of our Adirondack community.
We are a seasonal Church open to all who wish to come; serving the entire Central Adirondack Region from
the first Sunday in June through the last Sunday in September each year. Please check our "Service Schedule" for times, events and celebrants.
If you would like to support the work of Transfiguration Church in the central Adirondacks, please check out our "Ministries and Outreach" page!