Monday, September 4, 2006

Church at the Threshers' campground on Saturday morning

Things don't really start happening on the Old Threshers' grounds until 9 AM or so, and Cliff and I were showered and finished with breakfast in the camper by 7:30. 

Looking at the schedule, I noticed there was a church service on the campground at 8 AM: 

"Cliff, I'm going to go to Church; it starts at 8."

"You're what?"

"It says here, 'Old-fashioned singing and preaching'.  We're just waiting around until 9 anyhow.  We both have cell phones, so we can keep in touch."

"Can't I go too?"

So, we were off to church.

The song-leader led us in old songs from my childhood, songs like "Love Lifted Me" and "In My Heart There Rings a Melody".  People were singing bass and alto and suprano, and it was lovely.  I'd guess there were forty or so people there... more than I'd have expected on a Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.

The speaker was a truck driver, not a full-time pastor; but he did a great job of preaching straight from the heart, in a very convicting manner.

When the hour was up we walked out, Cliff saying, "Well, I just knew that would be a snoozer, but it wasn't; it was real nice." 

4 comments:

siennastarr said...

Glad to hear you both enjoyed it......together! :)

jackie

madcobug said...

Glad you both enjoyed going to the Church service. I love the old organ in the pictures. Helen

magran42 said...

And man look at that organ and the ornate detail on the pews.  WOW!

tendernoggle said...

Oh.that was soooooooooo sweet! Sounds like cliff enjoyed it every bit as much as you did too!!! I love old time gospel music.
love ya,
carlene