Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cave Creek church

I attend a very large Lutheran Church (Holy Ghost Lutheran) here in Fredericksburg, TX., and we have partnered with a little country church at Cave Creek. The link will take you to the history of St. Paul's. My hubby and I took a little drive, about half an hour away, to have a look. Here are the pictures I took to share with you.


 This is the entrance into the church yard from HWY 1631. It's very windy in this wide open space.
A closer view

The cemetery in the traditional German style of "boxing in" the grave stone.


Especially sad, the Children's Area.


Very old headstones on both of these graves.


Inside, the church is very quaint with wooden pews and beautiful stained glass windows. Its congregation is made of largely by land owners and ranchers in the Hill Country, who want to preserve the history of their ancestors. 

Have a special day

Linda Kay

29 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I like those little wooden white painted churches you have there in the US.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty church. Lovely post and images.
Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

all cemeteries will make your mind wander...those country ones even more so.

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat place! love the sign, too.

Lea said...

I like to visit old cemeteries
Have a great day!
Lea

Theresa said...

What a beautiful country church. Thanks for a glimpse into the Texas country :)

Linda W. said...

What a cute little church! I love it's white steeple.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I enjoyed this very much. I love old churches and old cemeteries. The history is rich and sacred.

Tom said...

Linda Kay, you found a beauty! Reminds me of the church on Little House on the Prairie.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a beautiful church, as you say, the gravestones are often so very sad aren't they. xx

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's a beautiful little church, a source of spiritual solace. Some epitaphs on graves can be so sad and thought-provoking.

Gosia k said...

definitely your cementary is similar to Gertman and Polish ones..

Anvilcloud said...

It's a whole different style of cemetery, it see,s.

DeniseinVA said...

This is lovely Linda Kay, a beautiful little church and cemetery. I like to take photos of places of worship on my road trips. Always such serene places.

William Kendall said...

It's a pretty church. I have seen graves like that, but I didn't know there was a term for them.

Lexa Cain said...

What a picturesque and charming old church! It almost looks like a movie set. And I love that the owner of the white car parked it under the tree - the only shady place around. I find churches moving, be they old or new, stone or wood, I imagine I can feel the presence of all the worshippers who've entered there to pray.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful church. Two of my sons were married the same church in Texas, very similar to this one. Hugs!

rebecca haegele said...

What a neat place. Thanks for sharing.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Your photos show a bittersweetness to them.

The Yum List said...

That's a great first shot.

Shug said...

I really enjoy seeing old churches like this.....They all speak such a reverence to me. Nice cemetery.....the grave sites are much different from what we have here in East Texas.... Very Interesting...
Have a good rest of the week...

Grantham Lynn said...

What a sweet old church. I just told The Cowboy I wanted to take a drive in 'The Country' but we didn't know where it was!
I've actually never been to Fredricksburg. Maybe we need to take a little trip! Thanks for sharing this.

Mike said...

It's good that more people are now involved with cemetery.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Nice little church..the graveyard tells many stories and it's nice and tidy.

Rory Bore said...

Such a picturesque setting. The church is beautiful in how simple it is. It's nice that they are preserving their history and taking such good care of the church and the cemetery.

Lowcarb team member said...

It looks a lovely church in a very nice setting.
Always sad to see a young childs grave ... but they all look well cared for which is good.

All the best Jan

Lin Floyd said...

the cemetary reminds me of those in Sweden that are boxed and the gravel around them raked into different patterns-quite niffty!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a very interesting church and cemetery. I'd never heard of that boxing in the grave before. So orderly and neat!

Rose said...

I really like that first view!

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