The nominated flower lady at my church went to Spain. She went to a wedding. She stayed for the wedding, and the party, and then for a whole month...or two.
During her absence, there had been a wedding at our church too; it left its florific mark on the sanctuary for weeks...shedding petals one by one, and becoming more pungent as the weeks passed. I didn't think it my place to tidy it all up; and couldn't understand the reluctance of others to do so.
Finally, the thought of decaying blooms in the house of the Lord got too much for me, and I could see it was distracting the servers, Deacon and Priest. Each time they brushed past a display it crumbled or stained them with pollen. Eventually, with their permission, I cleaned up the lot.
In that short time, I had to "fill her shoes" and learn floristry pretty quickly; when she returned, she was happy to learn that someone had " picked up the baton."
So with the advent of my Garden's Camellias in bloom - (a sure sign that the flowering season is on its way)...for those who would like to make a start at Church flower arranging, I have compiled the following PDF file on this very subject.
Have fun, and don't forget to ask for God to bless your work!
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