Touched the Face of God


“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew – And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod the high, untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.”

By John Gillespie Magee (1922-1941) A Canadian Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britian


And this is what Nick Remele experienced this summer in Alaska. Nick is very involved in Northminster Church. He generously volunteers his time in the audio/video loft at Sunday Worship. Nick is also a member of the building and grounds team and he willingly helps out in any other task he is asked to do.

Nick spent the 2013 summer with his grandparents in Alaska, following in his father’s footsteps to become a pilot. He has logged 35 hours of flight time to date.  His instructor Brett,  announced that Nicholas is his youngest student pilot yet to log solo time.  Nick’s response, “It was so quiet up there!”  “Great view of Knik Glacier and Grandma and Grandpa’s house as well!”

This is quite an accomplishment for someone so young. The Northminster Church family is very proud of him and wishes Nick much success.

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