Our latest worship banners...headed to Chicago to help focus the congregation's worship on the season of Lent. The banner on the left represents the wilderness, reminding us of the forty days of withdrawal Jesus spent there. The banner on the right tells the story of Holy week. The palms are for Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the rooster for Peter's denial, the nails and crown of thorns remind us of the crucifixion. Purple , the color of royalty is a reference to Christ the King. The variety of purples in addition to the black, red and gold remind us of the pain, suffering and passion that we remember as we pray, fast and are penitencial during this season.