Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunrise at our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in La Crosse, Wisconsin - where I grew up. Lots of great memories there. It's where I was baptized, went to church, Sunday school, confirmation classes, and of course, every holiday service during the year. It's also where we were married, back in March of 1978. Some sad ones, too - it's where my father's funeral service was held.
As kids, we used to sneak in and run through the church during hot summer days because it was always dark and cool inside. Especially the basement, where they had an old fashioned "pop" machine, with those small curvy Coke bottles that you could pull out for a nickel. We'd play hide-n-seek in the education wing, library, nursery, and meeting hall. Skinny old Pastor Nelson would eventually hear us, find us and scare the beejesus out of us with a long-winded lecture about the sanctity of God's house. :-)
Built in the mid-1960's, this Lannon stone building has rough cut stained glass designs inside each of the front louvers. This was taken while walking past on a recent visit back home.