In the season of Eastertide we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life found in the knowledge of him. The Liturgical Arts Team is hosting our first collaborative congregational art exhibit called, “New Life”. “New Life” is a collection of meaningful art pieces including painting, needlework, sculpture and more, gathered from (and some created by) members and friends of First Presbyterian Church. Throughout Eastertide we encourage you to wander through the designated spaces of the church to enjoy the art and experience how art shapes our faith and evokes a deeper spiritual connection with our Creator.
- Maundy Thursday Taizé Worship: 6:00 p.m. in Hollis Hall
- Good Friday Community Worship: 6:30 p.m. at the Wink Theater
- Easter Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Each service holds an important piece of the story, like a set of pictures that interpret one another. On Maundy Thursday we see Jesus serving the disciples. He washes their feet and gives them communion. “Love one another as I have loved you.” On Good Friday that love walks to the cross and dies. The earth shakes and the sky goes dark. And then on the third day. . . .
We retell the story every year because it’s at the heart of our faith. This is how we know who Jesus really is. This is how we know who God really is. The truest picture we have of God is in the life of Jesus.
There are other ways to tell the story, too. Our liturgical arts team has been busy gathering art for a display in the church during the season of Easter. The theme of “New Life” will be on display.
But that’s not the only place we find new life. We worship and grow so that new life takes root in us. And the services we create, the music we sing, the prayers we offer, the art we share, all form the whole picture—that God is at work recreating us.
Art Work: Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918. The Tree of Life from the Stoclet Frieze, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=46730
Easter Sunday, April 1
Each year, worshipers (especially children) are encouraged to bring cut flowers on Easter Sunday to decorate the cross. The flowers may be purchased or from your yard, so everyone is welcome to contribute to this lovely annual tradition.
There will also be a large cross outside the church as well, so everyone is invited to bring flowers to help decorate. Due to the larger size (five feet), flowers with longer stems will be easier to place.