Tuesday, April 11, 2006

easter journey

Opawa Baptist is amazing. As preparation for our Easter Journey they gut and redecorate the entire church. The worship space has become a garden, complete with lawn, fog, lighting, two pools, 1000 colour pannets, trees and shrubs. The Easter narrative is told through art. It’s beautiful and haunting and communal and stunning.

I’ll try and post some pictures during the week. Some observations:
– for people who, by trade are landscape gardeners or builders, setting the Journey up is worship.
– inviting people to tell a story through art invites the immediate question; “what is the story?” This is serious spiritual formation.
– so much church worship is wordbased. The Easter Journey invites the eyes to worship God.


Open 7-11 every evening this Easter week; plus 1-11 pm Easter Friday and Easter Saturday. Every evening we are holding short services, 7-7:20 pm. For more resources go here

Posted by steve at 12:20 PM


  1. That this type of work can be worship is so true for me. To create a garden, to make the appearance of a space reflect the theology of the event, these feel like bringing little bits of the Kingdom into the here and now.

    I really appreciate having this put into words.

    Comment by Ann — April 12, 2006 @ 10:33 am

  2. I love reading about your creative ideas.
    I too am setting up a visual for Easter Friday and Sunday and wanted to have some fog about. How are you making this? I made enquiries and found that I can hire a fog machine but it will cost me $50 plus the liquid used. Do you know of a cheaper way of creating fog? I am a non stipended priest, so can’t afford to pay that amount.

    Comment by Rev Andrea Bussell — April 12, 2006 @ 4:22 pm

  3. thanks andrea. i have no idea of a cheaper source for fog. pity you can’t bottle it 🙂 sorry.

    Comment by steve — April 12, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

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