Worship & Music
The FLC Worship & Music Team wanted to focus on the new life promised us inthe waters of our baptism. Local artist, Constance Waisanen, created a font for FLC with this theme in mind. We dedicated it during worship at the festival of the Baptism of Our Lord. A small pump creates a little fountain in the middle and rocks of various shapes, sizes and hues representing the members of our congregation line the bottom of the font. Truly Christ calls us to living waters and to immerse ourselves in them wholly.
Heartfelt thanks to the FLC Worship & Music Team and Constance for this powerful symbol of our life in Christ Jesus!
Our congregational art project for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany is a star filled swag to light the way to Christ.
Thank you to all who added their “star” to this project. We invite you to meditate on how you are reaching out to feel nearer to the divine in this new church year, or offer up your gratefulness for how you have felt surrounded by faith and love. FLC Worship & Music Team
Congregational Art: Påskris
If you have wondered about the tree with feathers in our sanctuary, here is a brief explanation. The Worship & Music Committee wanted to find a way to engage the worshipping community in an art project, like we did with the prayer flags for Advent through Epiphany. We did some research on Lent and Easter customs and found a tradition from Sweden that we adapted.
Around this time of year, the markets and flower shops in Sweden are filled with birch branches topped with feathers. Since there is very little blooming anywhere near Sweden, Påskris (Swedish Easter Trees), provide some color in streets and homes.
The color of a prayer flag also has a meaning. Blue is the preferred color for Advent, the color of hope. It represents the sky, especially the deep blue of a clear, predawn sky in the hours just before the sun rises in the east. In the “blue hour” before sunrise we can often still see the stars and the moon. We rise from our slumber in expectation and anticipation of what the new day will bring.
We set our Påskris in the place of the prayer candles. Instead of lighting prayer candles, worshipers are invited to hang feathers on the tree branches. As we journey from Lent to Easter joy the idea was to cover the tree branches with brightly colored feathers that symbolize our diverse prayers. A new color is introduced each week during Lent as we approach Easter Sunday. We pray that it will inspire us to not only be more ardent in our prayer life, but to realize how beautiful our life of prayer is to be.
Choir practice takes place Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
The FLC Choir enhances our worship with special music. It is open to all who love singing a wide variety of classical and contemporary worship music. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. and is led by FLC Music Director, Laurie Drage.
All are welcome!
1I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
3O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
4I sought the LORD, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
Worship is at the heart of our community, whether it be Sunday, a mid-week service, or a time of small group study or meeting.