Columns with Capstone

A visual symbol that can be placed on the cover of service bulletins, within the written liturgy, or on a large screen display.

Black and White .jpeg image for download.

Description of Columns with Capstone

In biblical times the city was the center of life, where feasts and celebration drew people together from all around. Like the image of a building with a cornerstone, the columns here symbolize a strong community edifice whose capstone is Jesus Christ. The building columns also represent a connection between heaven and earth. Through reconciliation and being one in Christ, may we as a community represent the Kingdom of God here on earth. 

Scripture References

  • 1 Peter 2:4-5
  • Ephesians 2:19-22
  • Hebrews 11:1-3

Occasions for Use

  • Communion of the Saints

The image is an original linoleum block print resulting from a printmaking process in which an image is drawn on a block of wood covered with a thin layer of linoleum, and then hand-carved to expose areas that will be white. Ink is rolled onto the block, covering the surface not cut away. Paper made from the mulberry tree is laid on top and hand rubbed with a Japanese barren or wooden spoon. In transferring the ink to the paper the resulting image is a reflection of the design placed on the block. It first appeared in the book Visuals for Worship (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2006) which is no longer in print.

When using the image please include the following acknowledgment: “Linoleum block print by Elizabeth Steele Halstead."

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