Memorial Lutheran Church
"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the
wicked"....."But his delight is in the law of the
Lord"......"He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which
yields it's fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither."
Psalm 1 , the first of the worship "songs" of scripture, contrasts the righteous and the wicked, those who worship the living God and those who refuse. The two harps represent two types of worship. The smaller harp is the kinnor, sometimes referred to as the shepherd's harp. It is a personal instrument held close to the ear and breast while being played. The larger harp is the nebel and was used more often in corporate worship. In this design the tree, planted by living water grows out of the kinnor (personal worship). But it is displayed against a backdrop of the nebel (corporate worship). The swirling shapes around the harps represent fire and water, the Spirit and the Word, and how they come together in perfect harmony in the worship.