I was surprised that I'd never shared this story before. I guess I usually forget my camera so I didn't have any good pictures before. But anyway, the Kirkin' is a big tradition for me and my boys and we try to make it every year.
It's a lot of fun and a lot of other people from our church attend as well. First Presbyterian is a beautiful historic church from around the turn of the century with beautiful architecture and wonderful stained glass windows. I wish I'd brought a video camera because it's pretty amazing to hear all the bagpipes and drums in that sanctuary. Not to mention all the men in those gorgeous kilts. Including my son Matt, who looks pretty good in a kilt if I do say so myself!
If you aren't familiar with the tradition, it's a sort of like a Scottish Sunday service. They bring in the representatives from each clan for a special blessing, and there is a full bagpipe band providing all the music for the service. It's pretty cool.
First Presbyterian is about a 100 year old church. It's gorgeous and has all these beautiful stained glass windows. I like to sit there and imagine off the generations of church goers who have passed through this church over the years.