Sunday, November 6 was a special day for the members of First Church, a day set aside to add to the beauty of the sanctuary and at the same time, remember a long-time member and good friend. A new set of green altar, pulpit, and lectern paraments was dedicated in loving memory of Florence “Bub” Druckenmiller. For many years, “Bub” served on the Altar Guild where she was in charge of changing the altar cloths and the candles according to the season. She also took care of the beautiful flowers which added so much to the service each Sunday and also helped prepare communion. The paraments, like Bub herself, are part of the beauty of our worship service. The changing colors of the paraments serve as religious guideposts on our annual journey through the Christian year. The paraments serve as a reminder of Christ’s wonders for the benefit of all fellow believers as well as for the strengthening of our faith. The colors used in Christian churches in their worship services include green for the season of Epiphany, white for Christmas and Easter, purple or blue for Lent, and red for Pentecost, the 50 days after Easter. A special guest at the ceremony was Karen Asbert, Bub’s niece.
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