Liturgical Art for the Epiphany Season
Trinity Lutheran Church
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts. (Ps. 117; 96.8)
Epiphany highlights our responsibility to extend Christ's kingdom through 'mission', and is a 'Green' season, a color of symbolic growth. The chancel hangings reflect this emphasis; the flowers reference world-wide blooms.
The hangings were made using a variety of accessible, commonplace materials including yarn, glue, and paint. Naomi Pfeil, an Ecclesiastical Art major at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, completed them for a mid-semester Art practicum with Karen Godecke.
The 'star-cross' white and green altar frontals are a reminder to 'show forth' the Gospel and love in Jesus' Name, to all corners of the earth.
These altar frontals are designed from a basic 'hibiscus log cabin' pattern that is foundation-pieced, and are finished as paraments.
A green pastoral stole with a rainbow of color conveys the theme of Gospel outreach and inclusiveness; also foundation-pieced, this process is accessible to sewers of all skill levels.
Available materials and processes can be used to ascribe to the Lord ...'the glory due his name'!
Serving through Art for Worship,