Sunday May 22nd we were ministering at Grace Baptist Church in Evansville. Ron Gay is the pastor of this local church ministry. Carole assisted the service at the keyboard and I preached for the AM Service.
Evansville was commemorating the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 with a recruitment rally weekend. One hundred fifty years ago the war began with the attack on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Many communities in Wisconsin responded within weeks with recruitment fever for the Union cause.
As a Civil War reenactor I was able to participate in the weekend activities including an opportunity to preach at the park early Sunday morning to a crowd of fifty reenactors and spectators, and then later at Grace Baptist Church.