“But you, o Lord, you are our father and we are the clay and you are our potter, and we are all the work of your hand.” Is. 64:8
That urge to create, to use our hands, our minds, in something fresh, in something beautiful, in something useful, in something delectable, is part of who we are as people of God.
We are made in his image, after his likeness and we can only imagine the delight the Lord takes in the efforts of his children to take some clay and sculpt a pot and dye it indigo and place in it a bunch of pansies from our garden.
We are celebrating these gifts of creativity this month as part of our 10th year anniversary with a jubilee of creativity, The Work of Your Hand.
This gallery of the things we have made will be displayed in the Great Hall ….
- Grand Opening – Friday, January 30, 6 pm – 9 pm
- Saturday, January 31, 1 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm
- Sunday, February 1, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
“He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver – by any sort of workman or skilled designer.” Exodus 35:35
Whether you are a fine artist or craftsman or hobbyist, please register your work and bring it to the church either Sunday, January 18, or by the deadline of Sunday, January 25, marked with your name and title or description if necessary. Entries should be brought to the Chapel Room (the Sunday morning prayer room).
Children’s work is so welcomed! Please include your child’s name AND age and mount all drawings/art on cardstock if not framed.
Work already submitted is in wood, in ink, in paint, in yarn, in fabric, in metal, in thread, in paper – and we will celebrate all with viewing, with music, with refreshment.
It is not too late to submit!
Celebrate the Work of Your Hand.
“God must’ve had a blast. Painting the stripes on the zebra, hanging the stars in the sky, putting the gold in the sunset. What creativity! Stretching the neck of the giraffe, putting the flutter in the mockingbird’s wings, planting the giggle in the hyena. And then, as a finale to a brilliant performance, he made a human who had the unique honour to bear the stamp. . . . In His Image.” – Max Lucado