Today’s Chapel Service

It’s Chapel time for those of us who worked at Teresita Pines. One of our campers is in surgery right now for breast cancer. Your campers aren’t ever supposed to grow up to get grown up diseases but they do.

So for today’s chapel ceremony we will start by singing “Today”

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
‘Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

I’ll be a dandy, and I’ll be a rover
You’ll know who I am by the songs that I sing
I’ll feast at your table, I’ll sleep in your clover
Who cares what tomorrow shall bring

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
‘Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

I can’t be contented with yesterday’s glory
I can’t live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment, now is my story
I’ll laugh and I’ll cry and I’ll sing

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
‘Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today…

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Do you remember being On the Loose?

Did you ever watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red,

Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed
Did you sit and talk with friends, though a word was never said,
Then you’re just like me and you’ve been on the loose.

Chorus:

On the loose to climb a mountain,
On the loose where I am free.
On the loose to live my life, the way I think my life should be,
For I’ve only got a moment and a whole world yet to see.
I’ll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.

There’s a trail that I’ll be hiking just to see where it might go.

Many places yet to visit, many people yet to know,
For in following in my dreams, I will live and I will grow,
On a trail that’s waiting out there on the loose.

Chorus

So in search of love and laughter, I’ll be traveling cross this land

Never sure of where I’m going, for I haven’t got a plan,
So in time when you are ready, come and join me and take my hand,
And together we’ll share life out there on the loose.

Chorus

Lady Mother, a child is in your hands as all children are

Keep her safe on her journey

Don’t let think she is damaged in any way.

Let her know that her scars show that she is a brave warrior

And that there are scars that show us we survive to fight another day.

Let her know she is never alone

That she is surrounded by people who love her all the time.

She may not always see us but we are there

Holding vigil and sending her healing and peace.

Let her know she is surrounded by the light of her sisters

That camp awaits her as always.

A place of refuge in the green pines

And the mountain breezes.

And the cool streams that flow below camp.

Even if only in her mind’s eye and heart.

Let her know she is a Scode and not a boating award

No matter what she feels like when she wakes up.

Let her know she is carrying on your wings

Let her know she is loved.

You may leave the Chapel quietly now.

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