Stained Glass

Dozens of people worked and prayed for years to provide our sanctuary with stained glass art work. Our congregation would like to thank Mr. Matt Boynton for his generosity with his time and all of his work over many months developing, formatting, and reworking the art below to the glory of God! We would like to thank all of our members and donors, whether they offered time and prayer or many dollars to beautify and enrich our sanctuary.  Just as we are all going through various seasons of life and God’s mercies are new to us each morning, the constant variations in natural or artificial lighting give us something new to see each and every time we see the light of God’s grace through these beautiful glasses!

Donated by Nancy Swiss in honor of her children 

The Picture of Almighty God’s Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

– Genesis 1:1,31A
Expelled from EdenExpelled from Eden
Donated in loving memory of Leroy Schusler 

The Picture of Death and Redemption
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die”… 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it…23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

– Genesis 2:16,17; 3:6,23-24; 6
God Graces NoahGod Graces Noah
Donated in loving memory of Ed Schelling by the Schelling and Scholtz families 
The Picture of Punishment and Promise
5 The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. 7 So the LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth–men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air–for I am grieved that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

– Genesis 6:5-8
Abraham and IsaacGod Graces Abraham and Isaac
Donated to the glory of God by Dave and Sandy SeifertThe Picture of Obedience and Provision
7 “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”– Genesis 22:7B-8A
 Exodus Through the Red SeaExodus Through the Red Sea
Donated by the Mitzel Family 

The Picture of Baptism into Moses
15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.”

– Exodus 14:15-16
 The Ten CommandmentsMoses Receives the Torah
Donated by the youth of Hope Lutheran Church, in honor of their leaders (Sophie Mitzel and Michael McIntyre) and in gratitude to the people of Hope for their love and support. 

The Picture of Law and Gospel
18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

– Exodus 31:18
 Four Men in the Fiery FurnaceFour Men in the Fiery Furnace
Donated in loving memory of Nancy Swiss 

The Picture of God with Us Through Fiery Trials
28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.– Daniel 3:28
 ChristmasFirst Christmas
Donated by Leroy and Anna Schusler in loving memory of Anna’s parents; by Judith and Alan Vickers, in loving memory of Judith’s brother; Theresa and C. Ray Smith in honor of Alan and Judith Vickers; and the Fritzes in honor of Mary Chiaravalli 

The Picture of God with Us in the Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.John 1:1,14 
 Christ's BaptismJohn Baptizes Jesus
Donated by David Tremain and Jean Patricia Chesnut in loving memory of their mother, Elsie Tremain 

The Picture of God with Us in Baptism
21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”– Luke 3:21-22 
 Jesus Heals ChildrenJesus Heals Children
Donated in honor of Logan Mitzel by the Mitzel Family 

The Picture of Jesus Healing Children in the Marketplace
55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he [Jesus] was. 56 And wherever he went–into villages, towns or countryside–they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.– Mark 6:55-56 
 Jesus Heals a Deaf ManJesus Heals a Deaf Man
Donated by Pirley White in loving memory of her husband George White and by Leonard Rogg, Sr., in honor of his son, Leonard Rog, Jr.  

The Picture of Jesus Healing a Deaf Man
…some people brought to him [Jesus] a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man. 33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.– Mark 7:32B-35 
 Jesus Savior Pilot MeJesus, Savior, Pilot Me
Donated by Paul and Joan Klespitz and Mollie Michael, in loving memory of Joan Klespitz’s father and Paul Klespitz’s parents 

The Picture of Jesus Calming the Storm
23 As they sailed, he [Jesus] fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.  24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.– Luke 8:23-24 
The Good ShepherdThe Good Shepherd
Donated by Hank and Bev Millies to the glory of God and by Mary Gruell in loving memory of her mother and in honor of her father and “Mom Eleanor”The Picture of Jesus the Good Shepherd

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

– Psalm 23:1, John 10:11
The Last SupperThe Last Supper
Donated in loving memory of Ron and Doris Ries and Bud Abel and by Jerry and Mary Hein in honor of their families 

The Picture of Jesus Feeding His Disciples
The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. – 1 Corinthians 11:23B-26 
Garden of GethsemaneJesus Prays Thy Will Be Done
Donated by Mike and Christine Crouch, in loving memory of Ed and Natalie Vining 

The Picture of Jesus Praying
36 “Abba, Father,” he [Jesus] said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”– Mark 14:36 
 The CrucifixionFor God So Loved the World
Donated by Frank Smith’s siblings, in his loving memory 

The Picture of Jesus Laying Down His Life
Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

– John19:30B 
 Easter MorningEaster Morning
Donated by Juanita Hall, Nancy and Dale Dobbins in loving memory of Bill Hall, and by Doris Quast in loving memory of her husband, Clarence  

The Picture of Resurrection from the Dead
15 “Woman,” he [Jesus] said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”  16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
– John 20:15-16  
 The AscensionAscended Triumph
Donated in honor of Mary Klingbeil by her loving husband Richard 

The Picture of Ascending Triumph
7 He [Jesus] said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.– Acts 1:7-9 
Donated By: Matthew Boynton in honor of Richard and Mary Klingbeil 

The Picture of Pentecost1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.– Acts 2:1-3
 Welcome HomeWelcome Home
Donated by Sharla Fritz and Steven and Shelley Sellin, in honor of their mother, Lorna Sellin, and in loving memory of their father, Elroy Sellin 

The Picture of Judgment Day
21 “His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’– Matthew 25:21