The Life of Jesus through Stained Glass

The present building was built in 1873.  The stained glass windows were made by  the Quaker City Glass Painting Company, one of the best at the time in this country.  The scripture verses are written in German on the windows themselves.

Located in the chancel of the church, containing the "East facing Altar".

Jesus as the Good Shepherd

John 10:11

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

#1 -- Celebrating the Birth of Jesus

Matthew 2:11

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

#2 -- Jesus as a boy in the Temple

Luke 2:47

And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

#3 -- Children in the arms of Jesus

Mark 10:16

And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

#4 -- Jesus heals the Sick

Luke 5:17

One day, while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting near by (they had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem); and the power of the Lord was with him to heal.

#5 -- Jesus teaching Mary

Luke 10:42

"there is need of only one thing, Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

#6 -- Jesus in the Garden

Matthew 26:39

And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”

#7 -- Jesus crowned with Thorns

John 19:5

So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

#8 -- Jesus dies on the Cross

John 1:29

“Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

#9 -- He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Luke 24:6

"He is not here, but has risen.”

#10 -- Jesus Assends to Heaven

Luke 24:51

While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.

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