The five stained glass windows in our sanctuary were created by glass artist Julie McDonough and unveiled on February 21, 1993.
“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.”
In creation, God brought light out of the darkness and order out of the chaos. The creation story reminds us of God’s power and imagination.
OLD TESTAMENT: THE BURNING BUSH
“The angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.”
God’s voice spoke to Moses as he stood beside a burning bush and changed his life forever. The story reminds us that wherever humanity meets God is holy ground.
“Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ “
The cross is the central symbol for the Christian faith. This window represents the light of Christ, which radiates from the cross and spreads to each of the other four windows, like it permeates all of space and time.
NEW TESTAMENT: THE CHURCH
“A gale swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger… Jesus rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.”
The ship is the symbol of the church that sails on the waters of the world, which are not always smooth. It is the ark of salvation that takes us to God. The cross in the form of the mast speaks to strength and the stars represent the twelve disciples.
PEOPLES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
“My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
This cross is the logo of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Its symbols include a cross, the open Bible, and a descending dove. The window also contains our founding date and, of course, the Church Mouse.