Art of the Passion

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In commemoration of Holy Week, Art of the Passion provides a way for visitors to reflect more deeply on the passion of God revealed in Christ. This unique exhibit brings together the work of several different artists and is hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Frankfort, IN).

The Stations of the Cross was originally developed for those who made pilgrimage to the Holy Land to retrace the steps of Jesus. Particular places in the Holy Land were marked for prayer and meditation on a particular moment of Christ’s passion. This idea was eventually brought to Europe, where monastic communities created a series of images or objects as a way for those who could not travel to the Holy Land to experience walking through the story of Christ’s passion.

Art of the Passion continues in this tradition by inviting a variety of artists to express their own creative interpretations of these stations and bringing those pieces together to form a meditative gallery walk that tells the story of Christ’s journey to the cross.

New artwork is displayed each year and the exhibit is open to the public during the week preceding Easter. Visitors are provided the choice of a written devotional guide (provided in English and Spanish) or an audio recording of the readings and reflections.

The 2013 Art of the Passion will be open March 24th – 30th (exhibit hours listed below) and will feature the following artists:

Linda Witte Henke        Mixed Media
Wayne Shedler             Leather Work
Ed Selvidge                  Painting
Stephanie Robertson      Fabric
Mirvia Rivera-Eckert      Acrylic Painting
Ann Lahr Wood Fired     Ceramic
Barbara Kinsler             Block Print
Cheryl Kaldahl
Elias Garza                  Mixed Media/Block Printing
Lauren Ehrman             Block Print
Daniel Driggs               Acrylic Painting
Bill Dahman                 Sculpture
Ann Dahman               Color Etching on Granite
Dwayne Daehler           Photography
Marge Burkholder

You can read more about these artists and follow the event on the Art of the Passion Facebook page!

It is St. Paul’s prayer that the creative expression of these artists will allow you to enter into the experience of Holy Week in a new way and rediscover in greater depth God’s passionate love for you.

Exhibit Hours:

The exhibit will be on display at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frankfort, Indiana from March 24th through March 30th, 2013 during the following hours:
Sunday           12p – 4p
Mon-Thurs      10a – 2p, 3p – 8p
Good Friday     10a -8p
Holy Saturday  12p -6p

Faith Steps: Transfiguration Sunday

FaithStepsTransfigurationYes, that’s this Sunday, February 10th!!  

The end of January meant that the first unit of Faith Steps has been completed!

Developed to span the learning of confirmation over several years, Faith Steps is currently meeting in two age groups.  Grades K-4 have been focused on learning the Lord’s Prayer while 5-8 grades have been doing an Introduction to the Bible & OT.

This Sunday we would like to recognize the progress they have made!  Each participant in the program will receive a “step” for every session they attended.  These “steps” can be collected and exchanged for prizes.

During the service, we will take a moment to acknowledge what these students have accomplished and, following the service, they will have the opportunity to claim their prize!

Faith Steps in Lent

During the season of Lent, Faith steps will not meet on Thursdays.  Instead, students can earn steps by attending the Wednesday soup suppers and worship matters program.  This means the chance to earn twice as many steps!

These Wednesday gatherings will also serve as the catechism (learning events) for people of all ages who would like to be baptized, become a member of St. Paul’s or reaffirm their faith.

The first worship matters soup supper will be held on February 20th.  Steps will also be awarded for attendance at Ash Wednesday service on February 13th.

If you have questions about the Faith Steps program, please speak to Pastor Joshua.