My plan this morning was to arrive early,
before the service started.
I wanted to once again capture the sunrise on a steeple.
God had other plans.....
The rain started before daylight.
It is still raining as I photograph.
The steeple is a formidable sight to see,
situated in the middle of open ranch and farmland.
The history of the church, dedicated in 1879, and the bell can be read HERE .
Quoting from this link, "It has rung joyously at weddings; it has rung somberly, announcing the declaration of wars, deaths, fires and other significant events in the community and the world."
It also was rung on September 11, 2001.
A Texas Historic Landmark plaque was placed on the church property in 1994.
It's almost 8:30am and a light rain is still coming down.
Members are beginning to arrive for the Sunday morning service.
The door is open....
If you hurry, you can still make the service.
to view other churches,
synagogues, and other religious buildings
from around the world.