Yesterday ended up being a day of rest for me. After all the services for the last several weeks, Sam returning from Anchorage Monday night, along with the normal stressors of life; Monday night I went to bed at 9:00 PM and did not wake up until 3:00 PM Tuesday afternoon. To tell the truth, I think I could use a few more sleep times like that.
In the picture, it is the covering that is on the altar. Of course, in Reformed Theology, we do not have altars, we have communion tables. Here, we have both. But the cover is hand made of calf's skin, along with a fur lining. It is one of those things that have been around so long, that nobody really remembers who made it or when. The offering "cans" covering was made at the same time, or shortly there after, and we use them at every service that an offering is collected. Of course, the picture and my description do not do the cover justice, it is a true treasure of this church, and I wonder at its glory everytime I gaze upon.
Peace and blessings.