A Second Look at the Stained Glass Windows
Our stained glass windows soar on each side of the altar,
but what story do they tell?
The Trinity Window
The Trinity window faces West or is on your left as you worship.
Top right: The Luther Seal
The Luther Seal was adopted by Martin Luther as his Coat of Arms and expression of his trust in God
Top left: A Hand
The hand symbolizes the creative hand of God, the Father
Center Section: Cross and the Sun
The cross and the sun symbolize the sacrifice of Jesus, the Son, and the Light of the World
Bottom Left: The Dove
The dove symbolizes Peace and the Holy Spirit "descending as a dove" on Jesus at His baptism
Bottom Right: The Nativity
The Means of Grace Window
The Means of Grace window faces North or is on your right as you worship.
Top Left: The Triple Cross
The triple cross is the official logo of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Top Right: Open Bible
The Bible, the inspired Word of God as recorded by the apostles and the prophets
Center Section - Left: Open Shell with 3 Droplets
The open shell symbolizes Baptism, our cleansing by water and the Word, by the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (hence the 3 droplets)
Center Section - Right: Chalice and Loaf of Bread with Stalks of Wheat and Grapes.
These symbolize the forgiveness, life and salvation we have through the Body and Blood of our Savior, Jesus, in the Lord's Supper
Bottom Left: The Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus
The Colored Ribbons
The different colors represent the church's liturgical colors
White: Purity Completeness, and Joy
(Easter and Christmas)
Blue: Sky, Hope, Heaven, Waiting and Watching
Red: Power and Strength, Celebration, Festivals, Blood of Jesus, the Saints
(Pentecost and Reformation)
Green: Life, Growth, Grass
(Epiphany, the season after Pentecost)
Purple: Prayer, Repentance, Preparation
Black: Sin and Death
(Good Friday - the cross in Luther's Seal)
Gold: Heaven, Eternity
The windows were created by Bob and Victoria Vogel at Stained Glass Studios in St. Peter, MN. Victoria ("Vicki") is a daughter of our congregation!
The windows were installed on December 7, 2015 and dedicated on January 17, 2016.