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Church at the Base of the Tetons

August 29, 2010

Inside Teton National Park sits The Chapel of the Transfiguration.  Yes, a church on Federal Land that some group hasn’t tried to eliminate.

During the summer season, services are at 8  and 10 in the morning. It can accommodate approximately 50 people inside and benches outside take 20 or more.  We attended today and it was full.  In addition to  the normal Episcopalian service and communion, visitors are asked to introduce themselves and tell everyone where they came from.  It was fun and interesting hearing from everyone.

I took many photos before and after the service.  I took this one from the perspective of the altar which is what the you see when kneeling to take communion.  I thought of the last line in the poem High Flight “. . . put out my hand and touched the face of God.”

The Chapel was built in 1915 and is in the National Register of Historic Places.  We discovered this unique little church sometime ago on our travels to Jackson Hole and have always felt particularly close to God when viewing his beautiful creation of mountains and valley, completed by running streams and wonderful animals – moose, elk, deer, bears, buffalo and many more.

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