I wore a new stole on Sunday!
Our Children’s Day theme this year was “Testify to Love” and – in a last minute stroke of luck – I found this beautiful pink & black fabric the Saturday before Children’s Day with the word “love” splashed all over it. I used it as the backdrop for the photo booth we set up at our celebration after worship.
I have about 100 more photos like this.
Anyway, I bought 6 yards and after Children’s Day was over, I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. It doesn’t really lend itself to altarscapes (the pattern or the material), but it is just fun and I love the colors and I wanted to do something with it.
Enter my obsession with stoles.
I talked to my friend Betsy and she said would be willing to help me out. I did all of the cutting and ironing and backing last week and then she sewed it together on Saturday night. It’s funny – this is by far the easiest stole we have ever made (no appliqué, no patchwork), but it’s definitely one of our favorites!
I realize that the pink & black color combo really doesn’t align with liturgical colors, but my favorite thing about stoles is that they really can tell a story. And this stole tells the story of a Children’s Day at the Rehoboth Congregational Church where we celebrated a year that was truly a living testament to God’s love.
And I think that’s a really amazing story to tell.
I kind of hope this becomes a tradition! It’s a neat way to link the celebration of Children’s Day to the excitement of Rally Day. Here’s to an amazing year to come!