Monday, April 20, 2009

Wonderful Fellowship!

Over the weekend we went to visit our friends in upstate Pennsylvania, a little over 3 hours away. We knew them from here in DE, but the husband of this family is a Pastor, and he is the shepherd of a flock in PA. So, Brad and Bri were invited to go there and do a chalk art in their new church, and we went up a day early so that we could also visit with them (we miss them!!).
This church is blessed to be right next to the lovely lake pictured above! And, our friends are blessed to live in the parsonage next door, and we were blessed to visit with them and enjoy it all!

We were blessed with a gorgeous day! So the kids were able to do a little fishing...Emily caught some too!

They also got to go out into the lake! (Even the big kids!) LOL
There is something about being by the water that is so relaxing and peaceful. :)
Bri took this great shot above of the boat and reflection. You can see below that she was doing what she likes best!

Even Ozzie got in on the fun!

The next day we went to church. What a lovely day spent with fellow believers hearing the Word of God thing I found particularly amazing about the services, was that there were 3 services, three different speakers (who had not consulted with one another about their messages) and yet they all held the same heart message for us. It was truly a God thing!

Emily blessed us with some music, via piano, flute, and singing... (sorry it's a dark photo!)

At the end of the day, the kids did the chalk art. Bri does the drawing, Brad delivers the message.

The eagle you see is only visible when the black light is on, and is not revealed to the congregation until the rest of the picture is finished, and the preaching is completed. (You can tell by the first picture what it looks like while she is drawing.)

The snapshots below were taken after church, just before we hopped in the car to drive home.

See what these poor sisters put up with from their brothers!?

We thank the Lord for the time that He gave us together!


Anonymous said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time of fun and fellowship!!!

Trish said...

Wow, Briana's chalk are is absolutely beautiful!!! Great job! :)

Trish said...

oops, chalt art, not are, lol