Among the numerous worship elements in play was a drama that featured as it's figurative and literal centerpiece a humongous cross, 38 feet tall.
The drama was an adaptation of a script and concept from Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. Nancy was the driving creative force behind the building of the cross, as well as most of the other artistic elements, but it's realization in our service required a huge team effort by a couple of dozen talented and gifted people. Here are some photos.
The cross was constructed first from pieces of aluminum triangular trussing. Then pieces of pressed foam insulation boards were cut and strapped to the trussing with heavy-duty nylon ties. It was made in two pieces that were ultimately bolted together to form the cross.
After much work and careful fitting, our artists painted the blue foam, scoring and sculpting the face of it with a propane torch. More painting and touch up followed.
Here is a picture of the finished cross on the stage with some preliminary lighting. This picture was taken at the drama rehearsal on Saturday. The basic idea of the script is that this huge cross has crashed through the roof of the house, literally through the middle of the dining room table. But the family who lives at the house ignore it, going to great lengths to avoid discussion or mention of the cross. One of the lines mentions something to the effect that they only take note of it at Christmas and Easter. It was very funny, but also compelling.
Above is a picture from the Saturday night service. For more pics and detailed info, check out Nancy's Flickr page.