For this Ash Wednesday altarscape, I obtained shiny and gauzy purple material from a local fabric store and layered the gauzy fabric over the shiny one. I used books and hymnals underneath the fabric to create a height differential. After Ash Wednesday, I switched out the candles for a Lenten look, which I achieved by placing sticks in two glass vases […]
Please note that for this sermon, I handed out bread to each individual, which I then wrapped in cellophane bags. The recipe for the bread can be found here. I also handed out individually packaged honey, which can be found here. The giving out of the bread and honey was done at the end of this meditation. Luke 14:1-14 Jesus tells us […]
For Pentecost this year, I did a simple design. I went to Joann Fabric and Craft Store and bought two red fabrics: a solid, shiny red fabric and a clear, gauzy red one. I put down the shiny one the table first first. Then I place the cross stand on top (it’s a square that is about three inches tall that is […]
I was debating what to do for my World Communion Sunday altar design when I discovered these two lovely designs by Preaching in Pumps: http://www.preachinginpumps.com/altar-design/world-communion-sunday-2014/ http://www.preachinginpumps.com/altar-design/world-communion-sunday-table/ After being inspired by her design, I stacked many hymnals on the back of the communion table (to elevate my props) and then covered the table with a worldly-looking table cloth that I got from […]
The Palm Sunday Altar this year was inspired by the theme “Journey to the Cross”. To make the altarscape, I used wooden candle sticks for the taper candles and decorative rocks for the path to the cross. The table runner was a simple beige one.
On Ash Wednesday, I led a quiet, reflective service and created the below altar space to compliment the service. The candle holders in this photograph are from Crate & Barrel. (Missing from the picture is the small, glass bowl of ashes that sat in front of the cross.)