Sharing of Crosses We've Fashioned from Whatever Materials We Can Find at Home
Our Traditional Palm Cross Making Workshop has been replaced with
Sharing of Crosses We've Fashioned
from Whatever Materials
We Can Find at Home
Join us on Saturday, April 4th
at 11am on Zoom
Here's the Link: https://zoom.us/j/609708533
At the meeting we will:
- Learn about the tradition of palm cross making
- Share the crosses we've made at home
- Encourage one another by sharing lots of ideas
We'd love to have you join us!
The palms for Palm Cross Making came in, but because of the pandemic, we won't be using them for a while. They sit, waiting, in the refrigerator. We hope to bring them back out after the "all clear" is given. Perhaps they will be a part of our coming back together celebration.
In the meantime, many people hold on to their palm crosses all year then turn them in at the beginning of Lent to be burned to make ashes for Ash Wednesday. Lent will end soon and new ones need to take the place of the old ones that hung on our bulletin boards, sat on our nightstands, laid on our home altars or were held as we offered our prayers.
Join us on Saturday. If you have access to palms, we'd be happy to teach you how to make a palm cross. If you don't have any palms, no problem! We'll just need to be creative!
Perhaps you can make a cross using some of these materials: a piece of green paper, a piece of white paper colored in with green marker or crayon, lots of layers of tissue paper, or torn up pieces of tissue paper, crayon shavings pressed between sheets of wax paper, a piece of cardstock, an envelope, an old greeting card, a file folder, a piece of felt or heavy fabric, a twist tie, a necktie, a scarf, a napkin, pipe cleaners, sticks, stones, ...you get the idea.
Let’s use our imaginations and see what we can come up with!
Join us on Saturday and show us what you've made.
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you don't have time to make something in advance,
join us to get some great ideas
Blessing of Crosses We've Made
Join us for our Online Palm Sunday Service. About three minutes into the service you'll be asked to hold up your crosses for the blessing. Don't worry, God is everywhere. Distance prayers and blessings work great!