Friday, June 22, 2012

Church Banners for Ordinary Times

We Christians are in the midst of a long liturgical season called "Ordinary Time".  It has an associated color: green.  All colors and their associated seasons can be found at the ELCA link.

And from the Lutheran Missouri Synod:
Green is the appointed color for all but a few of the Sundays during these seasons. Consequently, green may be used an average of six to eight months of any given liturgical year!...Variety and change in shades of this color would go a long way in keeping the season fresh and "green." Changing the paraments every six weeks would complement the Sundays following Pentecost and their emphasis on personal faith that is living and growing.
Our church is sprucing up its sanctuary and adding color.  We are displaying rectangles and squares in varying large sizes, along with other appropriate paraments to bring a focal point to one large wall area.

Hopefully, these two pictures on 12 mm silk will be used as decoration to cover one or two of the nine foam boards.  Once all are hung, I will update this post and show the completed wall decorations.

Picture one: 25" x 36" unframed:

Picture 2: 24" x 24"

More to come!


  1. The sunflowers are lovely and work well on silk Nancy, you have done a beautiful piece of work. I did some flags for our church once with some of my silks by taping one side to peasticks. Look forward to seeing your wall display soon.

  2. Beautiful, Nancy! I love how this reminds me of the continuous growth that happens during ordinary time. Your silk work is just really beautiful!

  3. Beautiful sunflowers, good color. Saludos

  4. Wonderful golden flowers, beautiful!

  5. Very beautifully expressed sunflowers ~~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  6. I love sunflowers and yours are wonderful. Just took my textile art quilt of sunflowers home from the Sunflower Art Show in Davis, CA. Sunflowers Rock!

  7. Beautiful work. I really should donate some art to our congregation. Many of the current decorations are rather dated.

  8. your sunflowers and wonderfully summery and happy. happy PPF and thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  9. I love Ordinary Time. I choose to celebrate the small and every day miracles. Thanks for the great banner shots.

  10. Sunflowers are such a happy flower--I can't wait to see the finished wall!

  11. Hi Nancy! PRETTY!
    Our church shows the colors, too! I like it!
    It's so hot in Denver! Are you hot, too?
    Happy Sunday!

  12. Hi Nancy..*hugs*
    BEAUTIFUL...I love the greens and the yellows in your pictures. Just lovely. I look forward to seeing your silk pictures on the boards.
    You are so very talented in this...I love seeing your work.

    have a great evening.


  13. Amazing and beautiful. I love Sunflowers. On silk? Wow! Blessings, Janet PPF

  14. very lovely. Nice texture within the work!

  15. Pretty flowers! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles


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