Sunday, August 24, 2008

Where's My Queen Mother Hat & Outfit When I Need It?

Scones and Delicacies With Tea at Three....oh how absolutely wonderful!!!

Sunday was a delight for this new writer. Because I'm trying to write...whether I ever will write to a level you could call me "writer" is still up for grabs. Anyway my charm and "whatever" won me the good graces to be invited to a most heavenly event.
Pictured here is Rev. Fr. Johann W. Vanderbiji III and his wife, Louise of the Anglican Church of St. George the Matyr. They are both originally from Africa and they became citizens of the USA at a ceremony in Charleston in 2007.
Louise is a woman who knows about teas and delicacies and hosting an event that blows your socks off. I entered the reception hall of the church and could only say "Ah, " from the main table with gorgeous foods too beautiful to describe (all homemade and elegant) and tables with lovely linen, beautiful fresh flower arrangements on each, and a beautiful teapot on each table.

Father Vanderbijl's hopes and aspirations are summarized in his desire to see The Anglican Church of St. George the Martyr grow numerically and spiritually to become a beacon and bastion of Biblical truth for the Upstate.

This new artisans' group is a part of that vision. Today the large reception hall was filled with painters, scupltors, musicians, photographers, weavers and a writer who are passionate about expressing their art in adoration of Jesus, their Lord and Saviour.
Check out Fr. Vanderbijl's art:
Here are a couple of pictures of this amazing man's art:

You'll be hearing more about this new work of our Heavenly Father in the Carolinas. It was amazing to be with other passionate saints who love the Lord with all their hearts and want to produce art to express their faith.

I loved hearing photographers tell of their desire to show their work and explain how they see God in faces of their subjects,and the landscapes that speak of the great Creator and the longing went on and on.

The musicians were delighted to be with other artists who will be a sounding board for the new songs in their hearts. I was the only writer present, but we know more will come onboard and we can form a group to critique and pray for one another.

This church is dedicating an entire large room with lighting and hooks and everything needed to present a gallery for artists. There will be guidelines to make sure all is appropriate for a church, but our hope is that we will attract artists and those who will view the art who can come to know Jesus as we open up this new venue.

Can ya'll tell this southern gal is excited!!! Evangelism and art!!! Oh does it get better than this?

I still wish I could have had a Queen Mother outfit with matching hat, suit, and gloves and oh those jewels. But dressed as I was, I had a ball!

God has an adventure for all of us in new ways and with creativity wide open!

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Glad to see you got your camera working! Great picture of Rev. Fr. Johann W. Vanderbiji III and his wife, Louise.

God bless!


© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.