Sunday, November 26, 2017

Totenfest Sunday

The paraments were in use this morning.

Totenfest is a special Sunday where we commemorate members of our congregation who died in the past year. It is very moving to hear the names and watch a friend or family member bring a rose to a vase in the front of the church. There were seven deaths this past year, the last only about 12 days ago and that family's pain was noticeably fresh.
The beauty of being part of a congregation is these connections over time and between generations. It was comforting to know some day a rose will be brought forward for me.

3 comments:

Amy said...

The paraments are beautiful, and perfectly adorn the St Pauls sanctuary. Just the right amount.

Synthia said...

A lovely and meaningful ceremony and your paraments add so much!!!

Anonymous said...

So beautifully done...