Stained Glass Windows

Since we rebuilt in 2006, we are in the process of putting in stained glass windows. Below is a picture and explanation of each window currently beautifying our sanctuary.

The Resurrection Window

The Resurrection Window — high above the chancel and altar in the sanctuary — is the chief window in our sanctuary.

In the center is the resurrected Christ above His empty tomb and the inscription “HE IS RISEN”. Jesus is surrounded by two angels holding trumpets. Above Jesus is pictured, from top to bottom: a creating hand (symbol of God the Father), Alpha and Omega (the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet), a dove (symbol of God the Holy Spirit), six additional angels, and a rainbow (a reminder of God’s promise to Noah and the rainbow above God’s throne in heaven). Below Jesus is pictured, from left to right: Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, the angel and women at the empty tomb, and Jesus with the Emmaus disciples.

Jesus’ resurrection — and the events of that great Third Day — is recorded in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20.

The Beckoning Christ Window

The Beckoning Christ Window — high above the entrance — mirrors the Resurrection Window in its size.

In the center is the ascending Christ on a cloud with hands extended. Below Jesus are the apostles. Above Jesus is pictured, from top to bottom: a triquetra (symbol of the Holy Trinity), a seashell with three water drops (symbol of Holy Baptism), a chalice with host (symbol of Holy Communion), and three banners with the inscriptions “By Scripture Alone”, ”By Faith Alone”, and “By Grace Alone”. Around Jesus is pictured, clockwise from lower left to lower right: a heart, an anchor, a cross, a Bible with the inscription “Matthew 11:28”, a Luther rose, and a scroll with the inscription “Out of Love for the Truth...”.

Jesus’ ascension — including the events immediately surrounding it — is recorded in Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:44-53, and Acts 1:1-11.

The Parables Window depicts the following three Scriptural scenes:

The parable of ‘the Sower‘ is recorded in Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Mark 4:1-9, 13-20, and Luke 8:4-8, 11-15.

The parable of ‘the Lost Sheep‘ is recorded in Matthew 18:10-14 and Luke 15:1-7.

The parable of ‘the Good Samaritan‘ is recorded in Luke 10:25-37.

The Miracles Window depicts the following three Scriptural scenes:

The miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000 is recorded in Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, and John 6:1-15.

The miracle of Jesus walking on water is recorded in Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, and John 6:16-21.

The miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is recorded in John 11:1-53.

The Christ-for-Us Window depicts the following three Scriptural scenes:

The account of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness is recorded in Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:1-13.

The account of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet — occurring the night before He died on the cross — is recorded in John 13:1-15.

The accounts of Jesus teaching His disciples and His Church this ideal prayer are recorded in Matthew 6:7-15 and Luke 11:1-13.