Sunday, June 17, 2012

Church in the Wildwood


When I entered the unpaved driveway to the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, the first words that came to mind were, "Church in the Wildwood".

Do you know the lyrics I'm talking about?

There's a church in the valley by the wildwood
No lovelier place in the dale
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the little church in the vale.....











The simple design of this country church only adds to the idyllic setting by the country road near my farm.












Two historical markers give the history of the people and the church.





















Can you imagine a Sunday afternoon church picnic, under the shade of these trees?








Like all country churches, there is an adjoining cemetery.









Walking just a few hundred feet further down the road, across a bridge, is a small pond.






The combination bright sunlight and clear water made the reflections dance across the pond.










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Looking to the right, I see the church peeking through the grove of trees. I'm thinking, what an appropriate setting for a Church in the Wildwood.........

Meggie Mac

16 comments:

  1. It's in the simple and most approachable settings we find our faith. This idyllic setting reminds me of that. I'm not familiar with the song, but it is fitting with your photos.
    I hope you're having a relaxing weekend, dear friend XOXO

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    1. Hello Susan...thank you for your inspiring words. They are so true!

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  2. I know the song and that beautiful church is a fine example. Thanks for letting us see it!

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    1. Hello Amy....I'm so glad you can relate to it. Thank you so much for reading my blog.

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  3. I have never heard that song before but I have to say what a beautiful church and place!

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    1. Hello Anne....It is located on the backroad to the farm. I get to enjoy it everytime I pass along this road.

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous place. I can feel the tranquility through your pictures. Jx

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    1. Thank you, Jan....I was hoping I would be able to convey that message with the photos.

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  5. That a beautiful church.....none of our churches look like that up here.....

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    1. Hello....Have I remembered correctly? Are you Lutheran?

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  6. I would feel so at home in that sweet church.
    Jane x

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  7. Recently I was searching Google images to find a white country church to illustrate a post. There were none that were as sweet and charming as your "Church in The Wildwood". (That song was a great one to harmonize to.)

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  8. Such a beautiful setting for this lovely church! I've always loved country churches since I attended one while growing up. This one looks like one I'd love to attend! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

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  9. A beautiful church in a very peaceful setting. Put my name down for the next church picnic! Really lovely photographs.

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  10. I always loved The Church in the Wildwood...and always love to see these little plain and simple churches.

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