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Our Stained Glass Windows

The windows in our Sanctuary are not only decorative, but share the story of the bible as well.  Below you will find a summary of the story told by each main window in our church.

Window 1 - Annunciation

The lamb and the banner portray Christ, the Lamb of the world, and his triumph victory over sin and death. 

The large star and smaller stars symbolize God‘s promise Abraham; the large star representing the Messiah and the small stars, the descendants of Abraham. 

The fleur-de-lis tells of the annunciation to Mary indicating the humanity of Christ. 

The sun with its rays and the monogram IHC symbolize the prophecy of Malachi 4:2. 

The Tau Cross symbolizes the cross which Moses raised in the wilderness and is a preview of the cross at Golgotha. 

The window was given in memory of Mrs. Henry Hoch, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Holman.

Window 2 - The Nativity 

The daisy at the bottom with its white color symbolizes the purity and sinlessness of the Christ child. 

Dominant in the central part is the manger, portraying the humbleness surrounding the Savior’s birth.

Over the manger is the Tri-rayed nimbus and the Chi Rho. The halo with its rays symbolizes the Christ child in the manger and shows His holiness. 

The Chi Rho is the monogram for the name of Christ. The Ansate, or Looped Cross running through the window portrays the life, the new life which is ours through the coming of Christ. 

The window was given in memory of Mr. T. W. Falkenberg, by Mrs. Falkenberg . 

Window 3 - The Epiphany

Portrayed in this window are the symbols depicting the coming of the Wise Men. 

At the bottom, is the chest symbolizing the precious gifts brought to Jesus. 

Above this are the 3 crowns representing the wise men. In the upper left is the star with its rays running through the window, as it led the wise men to the Christ child. 

The central part of the window is the Cross Crosslet, composed of 4 Latin crosses, moving from the center in each direction, portraying the spread of the Gospel to all the world. 

Window 4 - The Ministry of Christ

Moving up through the window on the left is the vine and leaf symbolizing the relationship of believers in Christ.  “I am the vine, you are the branches.“ 

The rich brown at the bottom portrays the good soil of God‘s Word and the Christian growth that grows out of it. 

Perched on the vine, toward the top of the window are 2 doves, showing Christians abiding in Christ. 

On the right is the Palm Branch, portraying Palm Sunday and Christ’s preparation for His Passion. 

Above this is the Orb and Cross; symbolizing the world with the surmounted cross portraying the triumph of Christ over the sin of the world.

The Cross Patee representing the teaching ministry of Christ. 

The arms of the cross are narrow in the center and expand towards the ends. 

Window 5 - The Passion
 

Dominant in the lower half of the window is the Chalice, symbolizing the institution of the Lord’s Supper. 

Along with this are the stalks of wheat and the cluster of grapes, representing the bread and wine. 

Also at the bottom is the rooster, recalling Peter’s denial of his Lord. 

To the right in the window are 3 drops of blood showing the Savior’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Above this is the thorn branch from which the Lord’s crown was made. 

Also pictured are the three nails representing the crucifixion, as Christ was nailed to the cross. 

The Passion Cross with its pointed ends, shows the cross on which our Lord died. 

Window 6 - The Resurrection

Beginning at the bottom, the Branch with its bursting Pomegranate, symbolizes Christ’s victorious burst from death and the tomb. 

The Alpha and Omega, the beginning in the ending of the Greek alphabet, shows Christ as the beginning and end of our life. 

Above this is the Crown of Gold, the crown of victory for the Savior’s triumph over death.

The butterfly symbolizes the glorious Christ as He rose from the tomb. 

Moving through the window is the Cross of Glory, its raise spreading out in every direction, telling to all the glorious message of Easter. 

Window 7 - The Pentecost

The beginning of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost was accompanied with the flames of fire. 

These flames are seen moving up through the lower part of the window. 

Seven flames are shown, symbolizing the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

Coming down, as from Heaven, is the Dove, with its halo symbolizing the Holy Spirit.

The Cross is shown as the Tri-parted Fleuree.  It shows 3 arms moving up and down, and 3 arms moving across the window, representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

Window 8 - The Holy Trinity

This major doctrine of the Church is portrayed with the Cross and Triangle. 

The triangle is one of the familiar symbols used to portray the Holy Trinity. 

Each person of the Trinity is represented with a symbol. 

God, the Father, the Creator is symbolize by the Descending Hand, showing the creative power of God. 

God, the Son, the Redeemer, is shown by the Branch, as the True Vine in whom we must abide to receive Salvation and Eternal Life. 

God, the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, is shown as the Flame, who kindles the flame of faith in the hearts of all true believers . 

Other Windows

In addition to the beautiful windows in the sanctuary, there are additional stained glass windows located throughout the church.

Sacristy

This window is in the Sacristy located on the north side of the church to the left of the pulpit as you face the front of the sanctuary.

Altar Area

This window is located on the north side of the church to the left of the altar area as you face the front of the church.

Altar Area

This window is located on the south side of the church to the right of the altar area as you face the front of the church.

Nursery

This window is located in the nursery located on the Narthex  (rear of the church) on the north side.

Nursery

This window is located in the nursery located on the Narthex  (rear of the church) on the north side.

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