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Paraments

Jeanette Rapp leads our congregation's Liturgical Arts Group in designing and creating the paraments — beautiful ornamental hangings and vestments — in our sanctuary that change with the seasons and festivals of the Christian year. She also created the paraments for the daily worship services of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) when that event was held in San Jose in 2008.

 

The colors of the seasons and festival days that we observe at Stone Church are:

  • Advent — purple

  • Christmas — white

  • Lent — purple

  • Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week — purple

  • Good Friday — no paraments

  • Easter — white

  • Pentecost — red

  • Ordinary Time — green

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Six Great Ends of the Church project

In 2022, the Liturgical Arts Group finished a six-year project to create banners illustrating the Six Great Ends of the Church, which are part of the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). These banners are displayed together across the back wall of our sanctuary and, depending upon the liturgical season, the appropriate banner hangs beneath our round, stained-glass window of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane at the front of the congregation.

The Six Great Ends of the Church are (banners left to right):

  1. The proclamation of the Gospel for the salvation of humankind

  2. The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God

  3. The maintenance of divine worship

  4. The preservation of the truth

  5. The promotion of social righteousness

  6. The exhibition of the Kingdon of Heaven to the world

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Bulletin Covers

Lynden Keith Johnson, a multimedia artist and Chancel Choir member whose work is owned by many families in our community, creates original art for our bulletin covers. You may contact him through his Facebook page.

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