The Picture Comes Alive

April 2, 2010 — Leave a comment

This Holy Week – Thursday and Friday at Christ Church, the building was transformed into a series of Tableaus or still and dramatic scenes.  The tableau pictured here is Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Below are words I wrote for the program. It seeks to capture the Spirit’s many colored gifts at work in the Body of Christ – employing all the senses and again celebrating the arts in the Christian community.
Well over 100 volunteers and staff worked amazing hours
with a real sense of joy and service to Christ.

Tonight we experience with all the senses
scenes from Holy Week;
from the entry into Jerusalem to the cross.

God created and came into His world.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

Tonight we enter the climactic scenes of
The Story We Find Ourselves In
through words of Scripture;
music in voice and instruments;
art born of imagination, canvas, and paint;
drama, alive and still;
set design and costumes;
sacrament of bread and cup;
prayer and silent contemplation;
awe and wonder.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross,
so that free from sins, we might live for righteousness;
by his wounds you have been healed.
For you were going astray like sheep,
but now you have returned
to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

(1 Peter 2:24-25)


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