Sharps Chapel, TN
On the Day of Pentecost, May 31, Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sharps Chapel celebrated the fifth anniversary of their first worship service by officially breaking ground for their first church building. “Normally a groundbreaking occurs before construction begins,” Rev. Paul Kritsch, pastor of the church noted. “However, these last several months have been anything but typical.”
The day began with the congregation gathering inside what will be the lower level of their building. Officers and members took turns turning over shovels full of dirt “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” From there they processed to the Norris Shores Pavilion for a worship service followed by a church picnic, all while observing safe distancing practices.
While waiting for their building to be completed, the church continues to hold Sunday worship services at 10:30 am on Zoom.