Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Fall

So, aside from needing to be a better's my latest offering for the Sanctuary. I wanted something smaller, and while this LOOKS like it might be for Pentecost, I'm calling it "fall" :) (although most of the elements are from my Pentecost 'stash' ) It won't be too long before the Advent one goes up.....and of course I tend to go over the top on that one. Just sayin'. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

God's promise

I've been wanting to do something different in the time for our Sunday School 'Rally Day' this weekend. I kept having the rainbow 'pop into' my head.  I usually give the Spirit credit when that happens, 'cause why not? I know this won't be without controversy for's not meant to be a 'social statement' or an ' endorsement' of anything other than the lavish love of God. The center is black, and the spectrum surrounds it. I checked with Pastor and the Worship leader before I went ahead with my idea, as they're probably the ones who will have to deal with any potential flak :) Of course they both gave great responses- like "God saw our sin and answered with a beautifully colored promise" and "what a great way to point people to God's Love"... the beauty of it all was that I already had all the materials....just stored in different liturgical boxes :)  and it coordinates nicely with the wall hanging I put up a few weeks ago....see previous post :)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Colors of Joy

This beautiful wall hanging was created by one of our *senior* quilting ladies at church :)  It's bounced around the place for a few years now, getting moved, put away, brought back out....etc. I hung it on the Sanctuary wall this week. Love all the colors- it definitely expresses my feelings when I play the drums for my Savior :)  The brackets were a little wider than the quilt, so I added some ribbons to hide the difference. Thankful for creative gifts and talents!

Friday, June 17, 2016

"ordinary time"

so here's my latest offering for the 'season of growth' - I was seriously going to try to keep it smaller than usual, just to mix things up a bit, and leave the possibility for adding to it as we's a very long season in the church year, after all! but......I just get to digging into those fabric boxes and keep pulling things out that I can't leave off!!! heh heh. Technically, it's been 'green season' for a few weeks, but we decided to wait until we started our summer worship schedule to change the mobile. The Paraments were right on time :) 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pentecost 2016

Here's my latest offering for the Sanctuary for this Pentecost Sunday ~ I took my inspiration from this Pin and of course, the Holy Spirit! Plus, I always work better with praise songs playing in the background :) I like to ponder what it must have been like on that first Pentecost-   

Monday, March 28, 2016

Resurrection Day!

Alleluia! Here's the Easter sanctuary all beautified :) -photo credit Sarah Thurman Photography

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

I like to think of Holy Week as 'mood swing week' :)  the heart wrenching reality of what Jesus went through for me.....the indescribable joy of knowing how much He loves me (and YOU :) and the glorious Resurrection Day celebration!!!! that's alot for this old gal to let soak one week :) The mobile takes a darker turn this week- I stripped away a major portion of the previous week's design, and added some black elements, plus the wooden crosses. SUNDAY'S COMING!  Amen :)

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Palm Sunday! The beginning of a week of roller coaster emotions as I think about everything that Jesus went through to rescue me from my sin. I added a little green to the mobile, to compliment the paper palm leaves. It will take on a much darker tone later in the week as we journey to Calvary~

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lenten Closeup :)

This week I thought I'd show a closer view of the mobile. 'Sanctuary floor level' as it were :) 
Last week, the panels were hanging straight down. This time I tucked them back up, added a few more 'spokes' and more fabric and ribbon. There are also some rope 'chains'- I think those remind me of my sin, and make me mindful of how thankful I am that Jesus broke those chains !

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lenten Mobile Part 3

So the third week of Lent added a few changes ~ (you couldn't really tell in the photo of week two what changed, so I've skipped ahead :) I tucked up the longer fabrics, which made them 'swoop' a bit. I added a bunch more ribbon, and some interesting paper stuff called 'tree wrap' that I had found last year at Goodwill. It's like kraft crepe paper and added an interesting texture to the mix. Brown isn't normally a Lenten liturgical color, but I like that it reminds me of my 'dirtiness', and how it's all wrapped up in my journey with Jesus. And He loves me anyhoo :)  I took this photo last night before service started- it sure looks nice at night with the lights shining on it :) imho.....That's all for this week!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

"Lent" the journey begin :) Today we commemorate Ash Wednesday- with soup! and fellowship, and journey to the Cross. Pastor is leading us in a study of prayer at our Wednesday evening services, and Sundays. So looking forward to learning more. Even at my *advanced* age, I'm learning new things from Pastor Brian. Truly a Good Shepherd with a heart for Jesus. We are so blessed.
So here's the first in this year's offering for the Sanctuary mobile. I plan to add to it every week, so I started 'small' and simpler. I found some purple sheer curtains at the Goodwill and those are the 4 main fabrics, with some purple ribbons for texture. Will try to take a better photo next week :) 
On another note- some fun things to look at on pertaining to Ash Wednesday and Lent :)  I'm going to "get my ash in church" tonight :)