I’m terrible at admitting this, but lately I have just been out straight. Not enough time, not enough hours in the day, not enough room in my brain. I mean – I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir, here! So my altarscapes haven’t been all that elaborate throughout the Lenten season. But I still tried!
I bought this purple fabric at the beginning of the season and it was worth EVERY penny. You’ll see. I believe this was the first Sunday in Lent and my goal was to just reinforce the color purple.
This was an altarscape that I actually put together before I went on vacation! So I didn’t actually preach the texts I was using as inspiration (they had a music service that day). The texts all had water themes (hence the pitcher and blue fabric) and the OT passage was from Exodus where Moses draws water from a rock (hence the rock). I like that it’s not really symmetrical.
I fixed this one about 30 minutes before church started the week I got back vacation, so not much changed! I kept the flowers at the same height and switched out the rock for some glass illuminated by a candle. My sermon that morning was A Faith That Opens Our Eyes.
I took a week off for communion. There is something about having a very basic altar on Communion Sunday that I like. It draws the attention to the table.
So I did something a lot more elaborate for Palm Sunday last year, but … I don’t know … I kind of like this. It was simple, incorporated the flowers and just had a royal feel to it.
That’s what my altars have been looking like! What do you think?