Sunday, August 12, 2012

For the beauty of the earth

Our church service and picnic was held today at the Armer family farm near Ballston Spa.  Lots of good folks gathered to worship and later shared burgers and garden-fresh bounty: ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, cukes, chocolate zucchini cake, all wonderful.

The children climbed the ancient orchard trees and admired the plump Hereford cattle, the turkeys, the handsome Belgian draft horses. It was a lovely day.

For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies; For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This, our hymn of grateful praise.

Peace be with you.