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Parfait Mirror

parfaitThis is from our Lily Gilding collection. Some daylilies contain parfait in their name: “Peach Parfait”, “Strawberry Parfait”, “Rainbow Parfait”, etc. That inspired this. I took a photo of a non-parfait daylily, made a copy and solarized it to get that elusive blue daylily and drew a parfait glass.
Just a little touch of summer whimsy on a blustery, cold day.

This will be printed, centered on a mirror, then framed in rich cherry wood with gilded accents. The overall dimensions will be 14″ x 24″. It will look just splendiferous next to your soda fountain!

I am not sure of the cost just yet. Make the donation high enough and it won’t be an issue. The image looks good hung vertically or sideways. The artwork will also be available shortly on items from our Zazzle store.

Thank you for your support.

“Cycle of Life”

cycleoflife

This is another in our “Lily Gilding” series. It is a photograph that I filtered with some effects, of a daylily next to our driveway. Daylilies are amazing and demonstrate God’s care for us. Each blossom is here for only one day and is gone. In this photo, we see two of today’s blooms, three of yesterday’s blooms, two of tomorrow’s blooms (on the right, showing a bit of color), several blooms for later in the week, and a couple of empty stems from earlier in the week.
“Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these!”

This is for sale in limited edition 10″ x 8″ frameable prints for donations of $50 plus postage. The edition is limited to 50 prints. Each print will be numbered and signed.

The artwork will be made available at a later date on selected merchandise from our Zazzle store.

Autumn 2012 Report

The new newsletter is available for download, printing and distribution. Please feel free to download and print this. It is in PDF format. It is designed to be printed back to back (duplex) on 8.5″ x 11″ paper then folded in half, so it can fit neatly in a church bulletin.

After over 23 years of serving on the street, we feel we are the cusp of something truly momentous. That is why Satan is attacking so hard. We need your support.

Here it is: Autumn 2012 Report

Tuesday, June 29, Serving on the Street

Spiderman Daylily

Spiderman Daylily

Please note that the 29th is the last Tuesday of the month, so we will be serving on the street that night. If you can make sandwiches or bring fruit, that would be great! If you want to ride down there with me to help serve, give me a call.

This does not take the place of Thursday night. It is in addition to it. We are hoping to expand our ministry to both Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are hopeful that this is possible, since we have seen such a marked increase in volunteer participation and food donations. We can use more financial support for supplies, for Delaware ministry startup, for direct aid, etc.

Consider Today’s Lily

Daylilies are amazing. They put forth a beautiful bloom and it is gone in a day, only to be replaced the next day with another glorious bloom. Jesus told us to consider the lilies of the field in order to encourage us to have faith in God’s provision for us. This in turn is to encourage us to share what God blessed us with today with others, knowing that God will have new blessings for us tomorrow.

If you have a sunny spot in your yard, you should plant a daylily or two. This will remind you to thank God for his care for you. It can also remind you to pray for the poor and for The King’s Jubilee.

Last year we had a daylily sale and several people told us they only have shade. So this year we are also offering shade loving hostas. These are also carefree multipliers. Another advantage to daylilies and hostas is that you can use them to reduce the area that you regularly mow.

These daylilies and hostas are grown in Hilltown on a family estate. Teich & McColgan are registered breeders and growers of hostas and daylilies, so these aren’t your Home Depot varieties. We are selling the odds and ends of the varieties they sold last year. They clear out the beds to make room for different varieties each year. So please give our homeless daylilies and hostas a home and suppoort The King’s Jubilee at the same time.

Our wholesale price went down, so the retail price is lower this year: $10 each (tax included). I am selling some directly, others will be ordered and delivered in a week or so. If you can help us sell these at your parish or your place of work, let me know.

Trying Something New

Over the years, we have relied mainly on the direct approach for fund raising; that is: asking for money. In the early years, we sold candy bars. Then there were the T shirts. They were fun, but a real money loser.

Now we are selling daylilies. Yes. It is a fundraiser. No. We can’t lose money on it. We only have to buy the ones we sell. The main point of it isn’t to raise money, however. If it were, we would set the price higher. We are selling plants that would normally go for $15 to $25 for $12. The point is to raise awareness and prayer support.

Plant a daylily in a sunny spot in your yard. It will require very little care. It will bloom day after day, with each bloom lasting only a day, to be replaced with a new, glorious bloom the next day. This is to remind us of God’s care and provision for us. This is to give us confidence to share what we have today with those in need, knowing that God will provide new blessings tomorrow.

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Mt. 6:28-34

We are able to sell these daylilies for so little, because they are “homeless” (requires a long, not very interesting explanation). So give a home to a daylily and pray for The King’s Jubilee. The sale will go on until June 8. Daylilies will arrive June 15.

Consider Today’s Lily

Daylilies are amazing. They put forth a beautiful bloom and it is gone in a day, only to be replaced the next day with another glorious bloom. Jesus told us to consider the lilies of the field in order to encourage us to have faith in God’s provision for us. This in turn is to encourage us to share what God blessed us with today with others, knowing that God will have new blessings for us tomorrow.

If you have a sunny spot in your yard, you should plant a daylily or two or three or a hundred and forty-six. This will remind you to thank God for his care for you. It can also remind you to pray for the poor and for The King’s Jubilee. This is why we are planning a daylily sale in May.

I have found a source of locally grown daylilies in Dublin, PA. They will make available to us three or four varieties of naturalizing daylilies. We will take orders, then deliver them to churches for planting in mid May.

I am looking for a volunteer to coordinate this for various parishes in the Delaware Valley. If you can help us in this way, give us a call or send an email. Thanks.