Vessles for the Master's Use
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted January 13, 2003
'Vessels' is another one of those subjects for themes that everyone probably has their variation on.
This one deals with being prepared to serve and being used by Christ in relation to what kind of vessel we are.
Theme Verse Suggestions
...a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use,
and prepared unto every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21
Of Use To The Master by Julia
Alternative Theme Titles
Vessels for the Master's Use
Vessels Unto Honor
Vessels for His Use
Prepared to Serve Christ
Use Me Lord!
Filled to Overflowing!
Color: dark browns, sienna, deep plums
With this theme we are going back to Bible Times. Pretend your whole gathering area is a village set back in time.
Gather up all the vessels and pottery you can find.
Lots of Terra Cotta would work well.
Look in import stores.
Throw in a few palm trees and plants.
Lots of vessels- vases, jars, bottles, etc.
Add some pieces of fabrics in browns or deep plums placed strategically here and there on your tables at different angles.
Place a few of the broken pieces of pottery in the middle of your tables.
Just break up an old terra cotta pot in large pieces. (Use safety precautions).
You can be creative and place the pieces stacked and at angles to make it interesting.
For centerpieces use small terra cotta pots filled with the flowers of your choice.
If you want to use larger terra cotta pots, turn them sideways on the table with the flowers spilling out the side with some greenery. This will make it interesting plus help to keep your arrangements not so tall for conversation purposes.
Murals (for larger event)
Make some murals of Bible time scenes with women carrying water jugs. Check online for children's bible coloring pages for outlines.
Potter's House (for larger event)
A doorway with a small table set up in front of it. Lots of pottery, vases, dishes.
Find some stoneware things to throw in.
If you can't locate a real 'potter's wheel', just place a wooden lazy Susan on a table top with a large vase on it.
Marketplace (for larger event)
Make a "Marketplace" using a small tent or canopy with some tables in front of it.
Have lots of pottery and vases about with baskets and other props such as fabric, etc.
Add in a few baskets of fresh fruit and some fresh herbs too.
If your ladies have items for sale such as cookbooks or anything, this would be a great time to put them out.
If your speaker has books or material to sell, have her a table set up in your 'marketplace' too.
Vessels for the Master's Use
Spirit of the Living God (chorus)
Miniature pottery type vases - Check in dollar stores or import stores for small miniature size vases that you could use.
Terra Cotta candy holders - Use small size terra cotta pots filled with wrapped candies.
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Gift certificate for pottery/ceramic classes at a local hobby/ceramic/craft store
Teapot or pitcher
Pot of flowers
Just for Fun
Have your guests dress up in biblical costumes.
Share a related poem. There are several poems and stories related to being a vessel out there. Check online for sources.
Potter Demonstration - If you have a pottery maker in your local area, have them come in for a demonstration with a pottery wheel.
Food and Serving
Keep it simple like they would have done in bible times, using some platters of fresh fruit and/or vegetables.
Copyright ©2003 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.