Originality, high drama and a certain poignancy give this top billing. Fred Gedge, rural contractor, has entered a contest for building a Civic Center and rumor has it he has won. This plus his incredible trumpet performance in the village band have changed a modest assured workman into a timorous character -- for surely something outside human control had taken over his life. Fred is further shaken when he is rebuked for relief that ""only"" the chapel is destroyed in a local fire. The nuns and old people are saved. Fred's Protestant Chapel background left him unprepared for the wrath of Sister Ignatius, who takes over the story as she fights for survival of the community and rebuilding of the chapel. A heartwarming tale carries the reluctant Fred as supervisor duelling with foreman Sister Ignatius through the building of a new chapel.