This little golden dome, which can be seen for several blocks, captured my attention. It immediately made me think of Notre Dame, the university which is KNOWN for its golden domes.
I find it a little surprising atop a "neat as a pin" little white church - - - The First Baptist Church.
And yet, it spoke to me. Drew me in. Made me want to share it on "Sundays in My City." Made me want to see what other churches I could find to share.
Just a few blocks away I found St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Equally pristine and neat in sand colored brick.
As I stood on the sidewalk capturing these images, people began to arrive, park outside in the angle parking, and enter carrying covered dishes with them.
I wanted to linger for the pot luck, but I didn't belong.
Across town I found Immanuel Lutheran. Well, I didn't actually FIND it, for I've known exactly where it was since 6th Grade when our family moved into a house two blocks away.
The Elementary School, where I attended through eighth grade, is just across the street.
The side entrance to the church has been remodeled. I'm sure it was done for some practical reason like offering a shelter on cold winter days, but I don't like how it changed the facade.
The windows remain unchanged, and the carillon - I remember it pealing out its noontime song.
Wonder if it still does? Now I live too far away to hear.
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal stands in all his stately glory on one of the main intersections in town.
The entrance appears to be circa Renaissance with its heavy dark wood and embellished golden hinges.
It reminds me of the door in the artist's rendition of "Behold, I stand at the door and knock."
And all down St. John's side are buttresses. These don't fly, but they are buttresses nonetheless.
And finally this smaller single door back entrance. As I stood looking at it, it brought to mind the entrance to the tomb from which Jesus emerged on that first Easter Morn.
"UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE with a mighty triumph o'er his foes!"
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