all the forests in this world

We worshiped outside today … went down to the river to pray, sing, proclaim the word … and to baptize a young sister in Christ.  This is an annual event for our fellowship of believers … and it is such a joy in so many ways.  I love the singing of “Down to the River to Pray” …

O brothers let’s go down,
Let’s go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let’s go down,
Down in the river to pray.

St. Catherine of Siena wrote …


It could be said that God’s foot is so vast
That this entire earth is but a
field on His

and all the forests in this world
came from the same root of just
a single hair
of His.

What then is not a sanctuary?
Where can I not kneel
and pray at a shrine
made holy by His

We celebrated our being baptized in Christ today in the great outdoors … God’s creation is such a gorgeous sanctuary!

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  1. Thanks for the description!! I had to go to a friend’s grandson’s baptism. The outdoor baptism is one of my absolute favorite FFC events. So sorry to have missed. What a beautiful morning it was. I was glad that your mom and dad were able to attend.

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