Any public event or celebration requires much behind‐the‐scenes activity. If the event is to have dignity and meaning, there must be care and preparation. Liturgy is the church's expression of worship, an evolving demonstration of its relationship with God. We use rituals and symbols to express our faith in the God revealed to us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even though we may regularly attend the various liturgies of the church many of us are unaware of the work that is involved in preparation. We may assume that somehow, by some miracle, the table is set, vestments are laid out, and linens are ironed. At St. John's Cathedral is a dedicated group known as the Sanctuary Guild. They faithfully care for our holy things and even arrange the flowers.