Monday, August 13, 2012

Portland Prairie Methodist Episcopal Church

Once a year, a worship service is celebrated in this historic church in the southeastern corner of Minnesota.
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Caring folks in the area keep the beautiful building, cemetery and grounds in good repair.
On the last Sunday in July this year, the day began with misty rain, developing later in the morning into pouring rain. The potluck dinner, enjoyed by all in the sanctuary, was a cozier affair than the usual picnic in the yard.

Preceding the worship, the congregation participated in a hymn sing of old favorite hymns suggested by some of those gathered.

Altar flowers gathered along the prairie roadside

Our family members attending, the oldest 99 years old

In a previous year, Helen was there too.

Here's the whole delegation on that sunny day a few years ago.

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