A gorgeous day at Epsom Bible Church

It was a gorgeous day for a worship service and picnic at Epsom Bible Church.

In a grand tent

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many people gathered,

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both the young

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and the young at heart

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and heard a mighty sermon and beautiful music.

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Wait … what do you mean I’m not the only photographer here?

Hello, friend!

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After the main service, the day was made even more special for these worshipers, as they went to the river and were baptized as a declaration of their faith

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witnessed by a multitude

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Then, it’s time to EAT! (Can’t have a picnic without food, right?)

Here, the judges are hard at work deciding which is the best potato salad

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Aaaaaaaaand the winner is …

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Getting busy at the grill

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After lunch comes my personal favorite part of the day …

… kids being kids!

For the little ones, there’s a bouncy castle

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complete with slide!

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wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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For the bigger kids, there’s a bigger bouncy castle

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boingy boingy boingy …

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This one also has a slide … but it was sitting out in the bright sun all day, and got so hot that the kids couldn’t slide down it.

So Scott got busy with the hose to cool it down

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so the fun could re-commence!

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Sometimes his aim seems to be a bit off, though …

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The day also featured some mining for squirt guns …

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some pupil/teacher moments

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and this gratuitous piece of randomosity that I threw in here just because I thought it looked really cool.

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I hope all y’all enjoy seeing these images as much as I enjoyed making them! 🙂