Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Willow Lake Lutheran Church

This is a photo of Willow Lake Lutheran Church taken last April.  It is a rural church which is no longer used for church services but is sometimes used for special occasions.  I posted a photo of it in the snow last December.





Linking to InSPIREd Sundays
Thanks for hosting, Sally and Beth

Have a Blessed Sunday
See you next time
Barb


38 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty, Barb...I've always thought it would be fun to travel the back roads and photograph barns and churches! Love to see you do just that!

Carole M. said...

..a beautiful old church in a lovely setting; made for a sweet photograph from you Barb'

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful church and a very pretty photo, Barb!

Mari said...

Such a pretty church! I love the cloudy sky too.

RamblingRound said...

Beautiful church! It seems that most small rural churches no longer have many in the congregation, which is sad. We seem to be in the age of mega-churches with praise bands and lots and lots of activities.

Joe Todd said...

A Beautiful church with dramatic skies

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photo Barb. What a sweet country church. It's sad the there are more of them not in use but I guess people can drive further to day than in the older days to get to a city church. Have a great Sunday. We're off to church soon. :)

Bruce Clark said...

Love those two front windows...very nice

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

This looks just like the church where my parents got married. So pretty :-)

Karen Lakis said...

This looks like it would be such a pretty place for church services. I love the way you captured it - the colors and perspective are great. Happy Sunday, Barb.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

sad to hear that they don't use it on a normal basics ... it is too cute. i love it. such character. thanks, for linking up Grandma Barbs. big big hugs. ( :
enjoy your sunday.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very pretty church. I really love that unique window in front. Such a cool shape.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful little country church!! Thanks for posting it.

Beth said...

The church is beautiful!!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the enclosed bell tower.

Brian King said...

Love the old churches like this! The setting is gorgeous with those trees in the background.

Jan n Jer said...

How beautiful...I can see a Wedding being held there..bet it is used a lot for just that!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful little white church. We have several looking similar here in the valley. Mostly Lutheran also. MB

Faye said...

So much to love about this church and your photo, Barb--the setting, that graceful gothic arch window over the door and the rose window still further up. Also think the simple, but substantial bell tower and steeple is just right for this church.

Nancy Claeys said...

What a lovely rural church -- I wish I had a church photo to share with this new meme. Sounds like fun. :)

Amy Burzese said...

That's a pretty one, Barb.

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Amanda | Wildly Simple said...

I love old churches, especially old white rural Lutheran churches. :)
I grew up across the road from one, called Carmel Lutheran Church in Ball Bluff Township, MN.
Tomorrow I'll return to that church to pay last respects to a dear, dear neighbor and family friend who lived up that same road.

Carole said...

It reminds me of the church that my husband and I were married in, before they 'added on' to it, connecting it by a long (and poorly built) hallway to the modern church area.

The historic building is still in tact, but it's seen it's share of neglect, and isn't even a building in its own right anymore due to all of the add-ons.

Great shot.

Pam ;) said...

I adore this ole weather worn church. You always find the most amazing church's to photograph Barbs.

Katie Clooney said...

What a gorgeous church. Looks like it's out of a movie.

Debbie said...

what a beautiful old church, and that gorgeous, dark, moody sky!!

i hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

Terrie said...

Truly a heritage. Beautiful! Your capture is wonderful.

don said...

Your church is a fine classic looking building. Too bad some group can't use it for a start-up church. Fine image for the new meme.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely church. Nice shot.

Buttons said...

That is a beautiful church. B

Buttons said...

That is a beautiful church. B

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love old country churches. This one is a beauty!

Renae at simple sequins said...

There is something about that church that looks like a church should look. Nice photo, friend. Thanks for the compliment on the blossoms in my own little back yard. awh.

Sally in WA said...

Now why can't that sweet church be up this way? LOL. Thank you for sharing it this week. I think it is a wonderful church.

And thanks for participating this week, Barb!

Jori said...

Beautiful church!

Red Rose. said...

I have never seen that pretty church in person! Thank you for sharing!
Tomoko

Julie Hargreaves said...

Thats a beautiful church