Our worship accompanist, Tom Bourcier, played the church's electronic keyboard and Pastor Laura played guitar while the children aboard played percussion instruments as we sailed around the worship. Together, it made for a joyful musical experience.
Kaylee Kristyn, the 13 year-old daughter of Reggie and Dawn Lawson of Waukon, was baptized by full immersion in the river. Captain Jack Libbey brought the boat into a sandbar at the time of the baptism so people could disembark to more closely witness the baptism. This tradition of baptizing in the river began last summer when Danielle Gabel-Wittman and her son, Cameron, were baptized during the riverboat service.
Following the service, Tom continued to play music. A surprise party was held to celebrate the 80th birthday of Bob Grover. Cupcakes, coffee and soda were served during the fellowship time. Pastor Laura made balloon hats on the front deck for the kids.
The slideshow below is made of photos from Burnell Smith and various youth group members. The soundtrack is from the new album by Hory Magnusson.