My parish in St. Louis has been my spiritual home for twenty years. I wouldn’t be where I am without them. When given the chance to design a banner to represent us, I wanted the banner to reflect the blending of the traditional and contemporary elements of our worship and highlight the unique character of our church family. The Eucharist is central to our worship, so the chalice and host was a natural choice of image. The text is set in an elegant older font, but the irregular outlining of the chalice is a modern touch. The host is comprised of small squares of fabrics donated by members of the church. Some of those squares lay outside the outline of the host, because we are well known for pushing the boundaries in our worship, service and community, and there are empty areas in the host because there is always room for new people to join us. I think this banner represents the nature of our faith community as well as any single object could.