Today Martha worked all morning and afternoon to put together the Midwinter altarpiece. The basic theme is the three streams that flow from the heart of God: Justice, Evangelism and Mercy. To illumine those three themes, Martha found the liturgical colors for Justice (blue) Evangelism (Pentecost red) and Mercy (gold). Three fabrics flow out of one large pot, with the Christ candle next to it and the Bible opened beside it. To make it glisten and shine, Martha hung glass drops throughout the branches to catch the spotlights.
The big challenge for us today was to negotiate with the other interests on the "stage" being the band and its many instruments, the screens and lights and multiple speakers. It clearly is not a traditional sanctuary, but Martha helped make it visually centered with the altarpiece. It's fun being married to an artist and theologian!