Sunday, May 13, 2012
sewing in church
I grew up in the Dutch Calvinist tradition where this would be frowned upon (we were not even allowed to sew at home on Sundays), but in our German Calvinist/Lutheran heritage ( United Church of Christ) church in Chicago, there has always been a more pragmatic approach. I noticed several of the elderly women crocheting or knitting when we first started coming in the early 1980s.
The vestment is a commission from the choir for the director in honor of his 20 years of service.