St. Thomas Lutheran ELCA, Bloomington, IN, USA

Working in collaboration with Suzanne Halvorson, a weaver of Bloomington, IN, Patsy created this processional banner for the Easter Festival.

The original design is appliqued on handwoven fabric and includes two sets of windchimes which ring as it is processed triumphantly in on Easter morning and solemnly out on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

The banner hangs proudly below the cross during the Easter and Christmas seasons.

Processional Streamers

Three 6 foot long fabric streamers, are attached to a circular ring. Three sets of chimes are hung from the ring in-between each streamer. The ring is then hung horizontally from a “shepherd’s hook” style pole. Two sets were created and stand at attention on both sides of the pulpit when they are not being processed.

Used in conjuction with the Alleluia banner for processionals, they call the congregation to worship with their delightful sounds. Their simple ringing is very special when used to lead the congregation around the church on the night of the Easter vigil procession.

The Glorified Cross

St. Thomas Lutheran ELCA, Bloomington, IN, USA

This is another collaboration with Suzanne Halvorson, Bloomington, IN

The empty Easter cross is surrounded by small symbols of the great cloud of witnesses that proclaim the risen Christ. The original design is a on the handwoven fabric.

It is one of three banners which hang from the triangular support system.