December 15, I was installed along with my colleague, John Anderson, as co-pastors. Leading up to the installation, I shared ideas of how to involve the community, neighborhood, and congregation in the installation worship. Here is the result of turning what was previously made during prayer stations into paraments and stoles for the installation.
Communion Table Parament
Passersby in the neighborhood were invited to add a prayer to ribbon prayer wall.
The ribbon prayer wall hung outside the church for a month.
The ribbon wall was then cut, trimmed, and turned into a parament for the communion table, reminding us that we carry the prayers of the community, the neighborhood, and the congregation as we serve in ministry.
You can find instructions to make these stoles here.
Congregants were invited to write prayers and blessings on ribbons.
The ribbons were woven together and finished off with a crossed stitched cross, year of installation, and picture of the church.