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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Easter Sermon without Words



Ever since Martha and Jeanne began to illustrate worship with altar-pieces designed around the text of the day, worship energy has been ramped up to a new level. Worshipers at MCC still care about preaching and singing, but now they look forward to seeing. the Holy Week settings for the sanctuary have been profoundly different


With palms strewn on the floor of the chancel and the Christ candle standing tall in the middle, like Jesus did in the crowds to
a sanctuary stripped bare, with only the shrowd, Christ-candle and seven little candles for the seven last words.
Then on Sunday morning the chancel leaps with energy through a branch construction called "Ascension" by Trace Robinson, surrounded by a glade of brightly colored flowers. Friday was a morgue and Sunday is a celebration...and not a word has been spoken....yet!

1 Comments:

At 5:04 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I wish I were there! I can't wait to get to MCC and experience the beauty of services and art. The count down is on...

 

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