The design was a challenging decision but there seemed to be a consensus that it should represent the spirit of the rose window over the altar. The window, round and intricate, has been a visual focal point of worship for many years.
This complex assignment was met with our concern about our ability to complete it successfully. Each of us has the blessing of varied experiences, and personal resources available. Our friends from San Antonio to Corpus Christi supplied information and help. When there was a need of skill or particular material, invariably, somebody had an answer to the need.
Jane Moore has a great talent in artistic design. Cheryll McGehee also has this talent, and is an experienced yarn and thread expert. Kay Anderson is a clothing designer and knows applique techniques and hand stitching inside and out. Pat Carver advised concerning the stained glass aspect of the design.
When our spirits sank and we felt that our skill was not worthy of this symbol for the anniversary event, we would look at the message in the design, “My peace I give unto you”. Peace would come. While one worked on a critical aspect, others prayed.
When one of us mistakenly put “My peace unto you I give,” and we proceeded to hand stitch it down, God also supplied us with the gift of laughter.
Our bonds of friendship have strengthened, and our faith in the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our daily life as well. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve.
-- Pat Carver