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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Window

Building Name: First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Plymouth

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Good Shepherd

Brief Description of Subject: Note: The window is positioned just in the bell tower as you exit the Church on the epistle side. It is in direct line to a window inside the Church on the gospel side. The window has both the same shape (gothic arch inside a rectangle) and rectangular pieces of colored glass in its background as the windows in the nave of the Church. This window was created by the same company that made the windows in the nave but over 40 years later.

Description of window: In John 10:11 Jesus said "I am the good Shepherd". The Latin word for "shepherd" is "pastor -- hence the choice of subject for a memorial to a pastor. Christ is garbed in white (purity) and red (human). He carries a sheep in one hand and a shepherd's crook in the other. Two sheep are at his feet which are positioned to visually form a triangle with Christ.

Inscriptions: In Loving Memory of Henry J. Walch D.D. 1943
Pastor of this church 1971


Height: 48"

Width: 30"

Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd Willet signature
Good Shepherd Willet signature
Good Shepherd outside
Good Shepherd outside

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