The Saint Ambrose Needlepoint Ministry
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) supports the Saint Ambrose Needlepoint Ministry. The seven cushions were designed by Ann Sauls depicting Saint Ambrose and six Black saints: Saint Monica, Saint Augustine, Saint Cyprian, Blessed Henry Beard Delany, Blessed Anna Julia Cooper, and Blessed Pauli Murray. Church member Vanessa Harris transferred those designs to canvas and painted them. Each cushion depicts a saint connected to Saint Ambrose or the history of The Episcopal Church. The center of each cushion has a symbol that represents the saint, including the name and feast day associated with the saint. There is a honeycomb edging. The borders have bees and beehives, historic symbols of Saint Ambrose of Milan. The Saint Ambrose cushion needlepoint was done by Emily Cadogan, Angela Mitchell, and Valerie Young.
The center kneeler of Saint Ambrose of Milan is 4ft7in x 1ft x 4in.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry blessed the center kneeler at the church sesquicentennial anniversary, December 16, 2018.
While preaching one Sunday, Father Jemonde Taylor held up a newspaper in his left hand, saying, “This is news.” He then held up a Bible, saying, “And this is Good News.”
This illustration points to the Reverend Jemonde Taylor’s preaching philosophy. He looks to current and world events with the goal of helping others see the gospel of Jesus Christ. You may listen to sermons at Saint Ambrose by using the playlist below or click the PLAY button for additional details.