The number who turned out for the banquet was nearly the number I was told that matches their average Sunday morning attendance! While the Potato Bar was being prepared I had time to visit with some of the women. What a pleasant group of ladies!
I was fascinated at learning about an art show St. Paul's has hosted for the last four years. Art of the Passion, is an exhibit featuring creative artwork portraying the story of Christ's journey to the cross, His Resurrection and the disciples' journey with Jesus to Pentecost. The meditative gallery exhibit, held around Easter, draws artists from different states and welcomes visitors from all over. I saw pictures and I was amazed at how successful God can make the efforts of the hands of a few people. But, I should not be surprised. After all, it was the hands of a few that God used to make His extraordinary Immanuel Quilt.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church is home to artist Carol Rodibaugh, she spearheads Art of the Passion. As I was standing and admiring one of her exceptional watercolor paintings on the wall she came and introduced herself to me. I was so glad she did because I wanted to know more about her artwork that had me so intrigued. You see, all of her paintings are done in a quilt motif that tell a story. Hmmm...quilt motifs that tell a story, sound familiar?
I hope to attend their next Art of the Passion exhibit and just maybe I'll see some of my new friends to say, Hello. I pray they will have continued success and growth with this very interesting and unique outreach.
The Immanuel Quilt was received well and I heard many wonderful comments giving God the praise......for what He can do with the hands of a few.