Creative Arts

The Creative Arts provide a significant avenue for people to explore various aspects of faith and community.

St Michael’s offers the following:

Visual Arts

Using numerous visual aspects, the Visual Arts' Team is involved in designing displays which enhance the important aspects of key seasons in the church year. Displays are done in both the Worship Centre and the Church. At various stages during the year the Visual Arts’ team work with the Children’s and Youth Ministries.

For further information please contact the church office church.office@stmichaels.com.au

Dance, Drama and Film

Dance, Drama and Film are particularly used at our Special Services. People involved range from children through to adults and these mediums provide a wonderful way to engage people in the life of the church. Occasionally electives are also offered in Youth Ministry and are used in Kids’ Talks.

 For further information please contact the church office church.office@stmichaels.com.au

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Easter Display

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay (Matthew 28:6)

Butterflies: the symbol of new life and freedom

White Cloth: the colour of forgiveness, redemption and righteousness; we are cleansed of all sin

Empty Tomb: Jesus has risen. He has risen indeed!

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Good Friday and Easter Vigil Display

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4)

Spears, Swords, Whip and Helmet: portrays the suffering that Jesus enduring for our sake

Dice and Nails: used at the scene of his crucifixion

Crown of Thorns: the suffering king and his crown of cruelty

Brazier and Lantern: this depicts the courtyard scene; the trial and Peter’s denial

Black Cloth: the colour of grief, despair, separation and death

Red Flowers: the blood that was shed for us

Rocks: reinforcing God’s separation from his son and the desolation of that day and night to follow

Words: these are from the hymn: There is a green hill far away.

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Maundy Thursday Display

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet (John 13: 14)

Jug & Basin: represents Jesus’ action in washing his disciples’ feet and reinforces the concept of servanthood

Cross: the symbol of Jesus’ death and our Christian faith

Blue Cloth: represents the water used and alludes to the life giving waters of Baptism

Chalice & Plate: the institution of the Lord’s Supper given on this night

Black Cloth: depicts the darkness of night and the grief, suffering and death that is to come.

                   

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Palm Sunday Display

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the King of Israel.” (John 12: 13)

Our Palm Sunday display portrays Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Purple Cloth: focus on Jesus, our King, as it is the colour of royalty and also the colour of sorrow which focuses our attention on what is to come.  

Gold Letters: a colour associated with royalty.

Palm Branches:  depict the branches that the people used to greet Jesus. These are also used in the flower arrangement.

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Lenten Displays in Worship Centre and Church

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgression (Psalm 51:1)

The Lenten visual displays used in our Worship Spaces depict the season of Lent and the beginning of our journey to the cross.

Hessian: alludes to the sackcloth that was worn to represent repentance and our turning to God

Purple cloth: focus on Jesus, our servant and suffering King

Rustic Cross: the symbol of Jesus’ suffering and his great mercy to us which is the centre of our faith

Stones: the burdens of sins we carry and bring to the cross

Dried flower arrangements: the barrenness and loss that sin brings us

 

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Friday Night Creative Art Electives

Members from the Visual Arts' Team work with Thrive Youth groups to create Easter Biscuits.

Using Royal Icing and Yo-Yo biscuits everyone is able to produce fanstastic looking biscuits using the 'marbling' effect. These biscuits, shaped like Easter eggs and decorated in appropriate seasonal colours, are packaged and given as gifts on Easter Sunday.

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