Pastor's Monthly MessageCome and See!
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For What It’s Worth… Our Stained Glass Windows (5 of 6)
(Below is a beautiful description of our stained glass windows written by Pastor Sandy. You will find it a helpful tool for finding meaning in the artistic windows which adorn our Sanctuary. Additionally, here is a listing of all of the people from our church who helped in this long term project:
Howard Beardslee, Ann & David Bell, Bill Bixby, Bobbie Bower, Blanche Broyles, Roy Compson, Shirley Conklin, Pat Gold, Bill Hayo, Sandy Hill, Joann Keenan, Ginny Kopp, Keith Kopp, Jim Moore, Emil Pluhar, Bobbie Ruby, Ray Smith, Brenda Stacy, Jack Striffler, Gayle Tolliver, Aimee Wiegner, & Luzette Wiegner. We especially recognize Howard Beardslee, Roy Compson, and Keith Kopp who led each of the three stained glassmaking groups.) Please enjoy this 6 part series…Scott <><
“RESURRECTION WINDOW” – Window #5
This window is symbolic of God’s awesome, hopeful, and saving resurrection. In the person of Jesus, God related personally with his children. All of God’s promises have been fulfilled through Jesus Christ. Jesus told his disciples that he would die, and that he would
rise again on the third day, . . . and he did! Because God rose Jesus from the dead, believers too shall rise from death, and live eternally.
In this window, the cross symbolizes the ultimate gift that Jesus gave – giving his life that we might live. This Celtic circle on the cross reminds us that with God’s love there is no beginning and no ending – life with Jesus Christ is eternal when we believe.
Golden rays from heaven are coming down as a sign of the great joy we receive from God’s grace and promise.
The peacock is an ancient symbol of resurrection and salvation, immortality and new life for
Christ and for those who believe in him.
The hand of God (on the left of this window) is coming down to offer promise, forgiveness, and love for his beloved people.
The hands of God’s people of all ages, nationalities, gender, and color are reaching up in unison to grasp God’s presence and to accept God’s saving grace.
Finally, the vine, beginning in the Good Shepherd window, connecting the Beginning window
with the Resurrection Window reminds us that Jesus is the vine and we are his branches; he
gives us life and is the reason we live.
“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26)
This window was given on June 22, 2003 to the glory of God in loving memory of Robert (Dutch) Wagaman by Myrl Thoren.