Pastor A. Leroy Brown


We meet every Sunday morning at 9am for worship. The songs we sing are the old-fashioned hymns and the message is taken directly from God’s Word. You are welcome to attend no matter what church you belong to as the Chapel in the Pines is non-denominational. You will always be welcome to this friendly congregation of believers. Casual dress is the normal at our services.


Marina Village is at the prime of its beauty this time of year. The grass is greener, the lake is full and the animals are plentiful. If you have not been here lately you have missed the meetings of the pelicans. A very large group of American White Pelicans have moved into the area around the boat houses. Some mornings there are hundreds gathered on logs surrounding the shores. There is a large herd of deer visiting the park early each morning. Although they move away if you get too close it is an opportunity to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. During the summer months a large variety of birds make their home in the park and if you watch really close you might spot our resident Bald Eagles. If you have camped here, you know that at night all sorts of exotic animals roam around the resort. The fishing is getting better as the water clears up. Good time for crappie or catfish.


The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.”Psalm 24:1-2
A Fearful World, but a Loving God…

It seems. that every news broadcast or headline contains numerous stories of violent human behavior. Our loyal solders risk their lives to place themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis. It has even invaded our homeland now more than ever in the form of violence toward our peace officers. If there has ever been a time when righteous law-abiding citizens should take a stand…

That time is Now! The next time you are out eating with your family and see an officer of the law or a soldier in uniform having their dinner, ask the waiter for his/her meal ticket. No recognition, no fanfare, just an act of appreciation for what they are doing with their lives.


The old saying, “time marches on” is never more evident than when you look back a few weeks or a few months to see who is not running the race with you. We have lost several of our regulars from the Chapel and every week we are reminded when we see their chair empty. Usually someone else fills their chair and that’s the way life seems to move, but someone is missed.

Paul, the apostle wrote, ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16 If you have the time, one way to “renew” is to bring your family to the marina and spend some real quality time with them.

Soon the water will begin to cool and be less comfortable for swimming, but right now, Westwood Shores Marina Village is looking and feeling great. If you are in the park early Sunday morning, take 45 minutes and honor God for all He has done for you and your family. We will look forward to your attendance in the Chapel.