Monday, October 27, 2008

Reformation Day 2008

"Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, Give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, Yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, And the LORD sits as King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace." - Psalm 29

Well, Reformation Day Faire 2008 is officially over.

What a wonderful two days it was! A spirit of joy pervaded the air and smiles lit up so many faces! The Lord was gracious in giving us beautiful sunny weather on Saturday and a massive amount of attendees- most of whom came in costume! (You can only imagine how happy that made us. *grin*)

The day consisted of soooo much! Here's a few examples: Food, Fellowship, Singing, Dancing, Boffer Wars, Caber Tossing, Stone throwing, singing from Nathan Clark George, two talks about John Knox by my Father (in one I was able to do a short skit as Mary Queen of Scots!), music, more feasting, booths (where amazing crafts were done!), photograhs, and more! What an exciting celebration I found Reformation Day 2008 to be!

A special thanks to everyone who made this event possible...especially my Father (who spent many nights staying up late working on getting everything prepared!) and Mrs. Bandy (and family) for making so much food that we might enjoy and for sacrificing so much of their time so that others might be blessed! And to everyone else (there are so many to name!) for your sacrifice and for the love you put into this event! God bless each of you!

I pray that others may join us next year for Reformation Day Faire 2009! See you (hopefully) there!

In Christ Alone,


Here are various photos of the event. If you know of some blogs that have more photos please let me know and I'll put a link up!

Reformation Day 2008

Here are some photos that friends took:

The Sanford Family (part 1)

The Sanford Family (part 2)

The Candler Family

The Creath Family

The Yen Family Blog

The Ryken Family Blog

Emil Bandy's Blog

The Riggenbach Family

The Serven Family

Hopefully more are coming! :-)


kathryn grace said...

Thank you SO much for hosting this event!! We had a marvelous time and (you probably don't even want to think about this yet) are already looking forward to next year! :-)
It was nice to meet you (I kind of feel like I know you already from reading your blog, but it was nice to actually meet in person! :-)

Brooke said...

Thanks for helping make it such a fun time, Jess!! I haven't had that much fun in along time. :D

BTW I got through dancing alright.... :D

Love ya!!!


Bailey said...

The costumes are amazing!! I think the nametags and cameras were especially appropriate. ;) I'm glad we're still in a nation where we can celebrate our Christian heritage. Wish I was there. :)

Robert L. said...

Looks like y'all had fun. Our Church is doing something in honor of the Reformation this Friday. However it will not be anything big unfortunately. Our Church is kind of small and there are not very many people down here that get motivated about the Reformation. (We have a large Catholic population down here.)
Anyhow keep on having fun up there Y'all, we will be doing the same down here in Texas.

Robert L.

Erber Correspondent said...

Thanks for a wonderful day. It was great to spend time with you all - and catch up with some other friends that we don't often see. And, of course, the events of the day were quite interesting, too... My dear lady, it was a delight to serve in your train - if only briefly.

Jessica E

Tara Janelle said...

Thank you sooooo much for hosting this event! It was SO much fun!!! The pictures are GREAT!

It was so nice to see you again and meet the other young ladies in your church! I'm looking forward to many more opportunities to get together with your church!

See you at Messiah!

Melinda Sanford said...

I completely agree with Jessica E.! It was SO much fun to be ladies in waiting for you Jess! Even if it was only for a few minutes. :)

Great pictures! I had such a lovely day! I wish it all wasn't over! Oh well, there is always next year!!

Oh and I hope and pray we can go to the Messiah! That would be SO much fun!! :)

Love you!!

Ella said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

We had a wonderful time, Jessica! Thanks for posting all the pictures!

... uh,... Emily Bandy? Must be some sort of inside joke...? :)


Anna Joy said...


Brooke said...

Hey, If ya want more pictures, this blog has quite a few. :)


Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Kathryn, I'm SO glad that y'all had a good time! I'm eagerly anticipating next year!! :-) And I do the same thing! hehe! Reading/Hearing about people and so I know them...except that I don't. :-D Anyway, it was wonderful to meet you as well!!

Brooke, I'm very glad that you had an enjoyable time! And thank you for the link!!

Bailey, lol. yeah. :-D I wish you could've been there as well!! Maybe next year? :-D

Robert, I hope that y'all's Ref. Celebration is lots of fun as well!! Ours is one of my favorite celebrations of the year!! :-D

Jessica, I'm so very sorry that I wasn't able to tell you goodbye!!:(
Thank you dearly for serving in my train, m'dear! :-) 'Twas a delightful experience! (and to tell you the truth, the four of you helped my nerves calm down a bit!)
Looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon!!

Tara, YES! Our Church's should definitely get together more often!! I'm so glad that you had a nice time!! I'm really looking forward to the "Messiah"!!

Melinda, And I am so glad that y'all were able to be in th skit! Y'all made me feel so much better! :) I know, I wish it wasn't all over already. :( It flew by SO swiftly! Ah well. <3

Ella, we did! Wish you could've been there!

Laura, SO glad y'all could attend!! It was wonderful to see y'all again!!
*nervous laugh* LOL! Oops! That was a typo. :-D (hopes Emil doesn't kill her. hehe.) That's what I get for typing too fast. :-D

Anna, you are SOOO welcome!!! I'm SO glad that y'all could come...*looks eagerly forward to next time* I CANNOT WAIT 'TILL THE MESSIAH!! <3

Y'all have a great week! God bless!

In Christ Alone, Jessica

Anna Joy said...

Hey btw..I LOVE YOUR NEW BIO. look good in blue! ;)

Blessings on your week!

Anonymous said...

Hey, did you know there's a Jeeves and Wooster character test? I got Jeeves... :)

Here's the url (I still haven't figured out how to embed links in comment sections...):

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Anna, thank you! :-) Blue is one of my favorite colors!!

Laura, HaHa! I didn't know that!! How neat is that? I'll definitely be taking it! *grin* Thank you!

<3, Jessica

Lisa @Me and My House said...

Hi Jessica,
We had a great time at the Faire. You can see some of our pics here:

I'm tracking back to yours today.

Lisa @ Me and My House