Category Archives: Worship

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacobs Ladder, Genesis 28:10-19, Linocut A5, Handcoloured. Mark Hewitt July 2014.

Jacobs Ladder, Genesis 28:10-19, Linocut A5, Handcoloured. Mark Hewitt July 2014.

Jacobs Ladder is my imagining of Jacob’s dream. The ladder being the visualisation of God’s blessing. This blessing takes place amoungst rocks. Amoungst normal life. Life is rarely without rocky patches. The ladder reaches to heaven. Heaven though is not out of sight but can be found around us. To see heaven, to see God’s blessing, we need only take one step and the perspective of the situation changes. We might then get a glimpse of a blessing. Heaven, seen here on earth, not beyond our reach, is reflected in colour gently washing over the landscape from the sun that has set. There is also a hint of mystery as we do not know what is out of sight behind the large rocks.

Pentecost 6 Yr A  Genesis 28:10-19

A Passion Tree


A Passion Tree, 1997, 2007, 2013, Mark A Hewitt. Wood, wire, paper, pencil, pastel.

The original intention was to create a piece that explored the crucifixion in an Australian context.
A devotional piece. That required close inspection being three dimension.
The cross and the tree are one. Physically the cross is a weathered tree root that was from a Eucalyptus tree that had been uprooted in a storm many years before so the root had been well weathered. Jesus body outlined with rusty fencing wire that makes the other part of the cross.
Old weathered barbed wire making the crown of thorns.

Passion Sunday, Good Friday

Bronze Coins

Bronze Coins, Mark A Hewitt
The widow places all she has 2 small coins for the temple tresurery. These 1 & 2 cent coins are the smallest currency in Australia, so small are their value that they are no longer in circulation.  Mark 12:38-44 Pentecost 24 Yr B

We colour our heart

Coloured hearts, Mark A Hewitt 2012

Coloured paper squares were poured then mixed in a basket during the call to worship. The more adgile children of God took these pieces of paper and laminated them & cut them into hearts in the middle of the worship space during the service. They were then given to all present in exchange for their prayer for others written on another but larger coloured square. Pentecost 23 Yr B