The fabric in this stole doesn’t match any of the traditional colors of the church year. But these bright tulips — with flecks of gold in them — certainly bring a message of joy and new life. The stripes on the back might qualify as a purple stole, if you really needed to have one.
The congregation spends a good bit of the service watching the minister. It is not frivolous to be intentional about what they will be looking at — hopefully something that deepens and enriches the experience of being in worship.