In the summer of 1927, St. John's "Priest-in-Charge," the Rev. Kenneth Ripley Forbes, distributed a letter to summer residents of Lake Winnipesaukee. His letter explained the mission of St. John's and announced the schedule for formal dedication of the Chapel.
"This church has been placed where it is in order to minister to every sort of person who makes this beautiful region a vacation spot, either for long or short periods. Regardless of what your religious affiliation at home may be, we hope that you will join each Sunday with us at this community centre of worship."
Over the decades the legacy of the "summer letter" has been continued by the St. John's-on-the-Lake Association through its President's Letter.
These annual letters provide Chapel news and information on visiting clergy for the coming Summer.
Copies of these Spring Letters are referenced below and provide a brief snapshot of important events in the Chapel's history.