Holy Cross dedicated two new sets of paraments on November 1 – one white and the other green.
White is the color of purity and eternity, symbolizing perfection, celebration and joy. The white cloths are used for the seasons of Christmas, and Easter, along with the festival days of Epiphany, Transfiguration, Maundy Thursday, Holy Trinity, All Saints Day and Thanksgiving. During these times we focus on the majesty and holiness of God.
Green is the color of life, refreshment, and regeneration. The green cloths are used during the seasons of growth: the Sundays after Epiphany and Pentecost. During these times we focus on the growth of the church and our own faith.
The symbols and words embroidered on the paraments were selected to bring glory to God and keep our eyes on Christ.
The new paraments were purchased using donations given in memory of Bev Shingledecker, Marilyn Risser, Pat Routt, Bob Dean, Steve Brooks, Les Degolier, and Sandy Bristol.
As we retire the old cloths, we would like to remember that the white set was donated in memory of Karl E. Kampf by Carol Anderson and her family. And the green set was designed for Holy Cross by a member of the congregation, Reed Merrill. Both sets were purchased in the mid-1980’s.
Thank you to the committee: Jean Anderson, Sally Gorski, Mary Lange and Carol Rusk.