The Easter season is such a wonderful time of year!Spring is finally in full bloom and the story of God’s love is revealed in the glorious resurrection of Jesus.For us, resurrection means victory over death and darkness.It means new life after having journeyed through wilderness and winter.As God would have it, the Easter season unearths our ability to arise, reinvigorate, and restart our lives whenever we call on God’s name.
The stoles in our Easter collection are meant to draw on the imagery of spring, resurrection, and the love of God made known to us in Christ. This year we've brought back previous designs, plus one new one, in vibrant and reimagined fabrics!
New to our 2019 collection is our "New Life in Christ" stole. The fabric we chose for this stole features subtle metallic flowers that shimmer in the light. Embroidered on one shoulder is a cross with an ascending dove. This stole is perfect for celebrating Easter morning, a wedding ceremony, or any occasion you're in need a stole that has a simple but elegant look. This stole has 2 Corinthians 5:17 on the back collar, a different verse than the rest of the collection. It reads, "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!"
The fabric used for our “Easter Lilies” stole is a vibrant, multicolored print that invokes tons of energy and lots of joy! We like to incorporate lilies into our stoles because of the elegance, beauty, spirituality, hope, and life they represent in God’s church.
Our “Sunrise Over Jerusalem” stole was inspired by Pr. Stacey's journey to Jerusalem with our mom and aunts last April. It features an olive branch sprouting forth from God's good earth and the Spirit of God arising with the resplendent sun/son. The white background fabric has a silver metallic design that also shimmers when the light hits it.
Finally, our “He Is Risen” stole features all the images needed for sharing the story of Christ's resurrection. The path, which carries over from our Lenten "Through the Wilderness" stole, gives testimony to Christ's empty tomb being our sure destination as we journey daily to the cross of Christ. Again, the background fabric we chose for this stole has metallic details that shimmer beautifully too.
The verse on the back collar of the last three stoles mentioned above is Luke 24:5 which reads, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”These stoles will surely help you share the story of Easter throughout the season and beyond!