Greetings, my fellow Pilgrims in Isolation!
Just a quick note to say hello, and I hope to be talking to you all soon, and a word of preparation about the next couple of weeks of worship stuff!
We’re going to start working through a series called Unraveled, which will lead us through some stories and passages about what happens when life unravels, when plans unravel, when our ideas of ourselves unravel and more, which seems fitting I think you will agree.
I was going to start with the story of Rizpah this week, which is a challenging reading that invites us to think about justice, righteous anger and protest. But! I reckon the slightly confusing lectionary reading from John will be a nice start, and hopefully help us begin a conversation about the things we think are true about ourselves, versus the things that Jesus knows about us.
So as a part of this Unraveled business, I’d love to invite you all to join me in making an unraveled art/craft project.
Here are a couple of pages from the guide offered by the people who designed the unraveled series (A Sanctified Art) which is for a large fabric medallion that we ideally would all work on during worship together. I reckon though we can be clever about this and work out how to make our own, smaller versions at home.
The idea generally is to use something old and torn to weave something new, as a prayerful exercise.
So, I’m going to rip up an old sheet or two, and use a crochet hoop to make one, and I encourage you to use your imagination and make your own, or some other woven together thing. We can talk more about how it will integrate with our worship as we go.
For now, if you’re interested, have a look at the guide and start thinking about how you and your family can join in.
Have fun, and I’ll talk to you soon,