These six banners from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, Texas, preview the Christian year. Gjelten Stone says, "I paint canvas with acrylic washes and add image transfer, drawing, and painting. I often cut and piece the canvas, and finish with more handwork and collage."
Years ago during the Christmas season, I was in the office of the inner-city congregation I served when the intercom buzzed. "There is a young man here who wants to see you," said the secretary. I knew what that meant. There were many homeless in the neighborhood, and they all asked for money, especially at Christmas.