At Park Avenue we are always striving to incorporate art into worship to create new images that can teach theological lessons. In the season of Pentecost we read from Acts 2:1-4.
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Art in the Image created a system to lower rings of red fabric from the balcony. The fabric dangles and looks like tongues of fire and we add our gifts to the mobiles. During reflection time in the Park Avenue service, people remove fabric pieces from the alter and tie them onto the pieces hanging from the rings. Then, like our gifts rising up, the whole piece is lifted again.