Weaving dedicated at 10:30 AM worship service in memory of long-time Lyngblomsten volunteer
January 22, 2017
Chaplain Kelley Bergeson (right) dedicated a weaving in memory of long-time Lyngblomsten volunteer Jeanette Severson at this morning's worship service at 10:30 AM in the Newman-Benson Chapel. Jeanette passed away in 2014, having logged in nearly 10,000 volunteer hours for Lyngblomsten over the previous 18 years. She spent many of those hours assisting at Lyngblomsten's Sunday morning worship services.
"She came every single Sunday morning, and she handed out the bulletin, she set out the offering basket, [and] she was an usher. She was faithful," Bergeson said.
Also pictured are Peter and Elizabeth Ekholm, lifelong friends of Jeanette who played a pivotal role in having the weaving made in her memory. Titled "The Journey," the weaving depicts an elderly female traveler with crook in hand on a road that leads to Jesus' cross on Calvary. Flying in the sky is a bird, a subject Jeanette loved to paint when she participated in the arts program sponsored through Lyngblomsten.
The weaving will hang in the chapel on the wall above the baptismal font, primarily during the season of Lent.
"The weaving epitomizes Jeanette's faith and the journey that she took," Elizabeth Ekholm said. "My hope is that people will see the journey in this piece, and that we are all on a journey in our own ways."
"I hope the weaving will be meaningful as people come to the chapel and reflect on their own lives and their own journeys," Bergeson said.
For the complete story on how this weaving came about, read the following article—“New chapel weaving in memory of long-time volunteer”—which appeared in the January 2017 edition of Engage (our monthly email newsletter).