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Seamless Addition

Renewing or enhancing worship spaces is a large part of what we do here at the CLA, but every once in a while we encounter a job where the challenge isn't to stand out, but to blend in.  Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colorado was looking for a perfect match to their existing furniture where they could house a new baptismal bowl. 

The bowl was made by a local artist, the blue is reminiscent of the waters of baptism and the gold swirling through it can remind us of the spiritual element that works through the physical to bring us into the family of Christ in the Sacrament of Baptism. 

Our hand in the project was to design and fabricate a base for the font that would fit seamlessly with their existing liturgical furniture. The first step was to create a little maquette for design approval; then finding the perfect wood stain!

The results . . .  a perfect fit!

Delicately etched with symbols of baptism, small brass plaques adorn each of the four sides of the font and tie in perfectly with the Zion's brass candlesticks.

new addition such as this will significantly add to the spiritual life of a parish as they welcome new members without disturbing the familiar feeling of the church they have grown up with. 

Michael Scheer