probably noticed the change in the church decorations: the rich golds,
greens, and reds of the Christmas season have given way to the
simplicity of Winter Ordinary Time. We have only six Sundays before
The liturgical year, which celebrates the
events of the life of Christ: his mission, his passion, death and
resurrection, and the flourishing of his church, is punctuated by
seasons of quiet waiting, joyful exaltation, transition, penitence,
lamentation and triumphant elation.
When we celebrate liturgy all the human
senses are engaged: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. There is a
rich palette from which to choose to powerfully express the Gospel
message week to week.
The Environment Team works to bring the
liturgical and ecological seasons to life by using a range of color and
texture to visually express the mood and feeling of the current time of
the year. Although our temperate southern California climate makes it
difficult to fully appreciate the changing seasons, the team looks
outside for inspiration and brings the seasons inside, to nuance and
shape our worship experience.
The Assembly, Baptismal Font, Ambo, Altar
and Presider’s Chair are the focal points for their creative designs.
(January 18, 2004)
— Thank you Environment Team!