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

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1950

Subject/Title of Window: Building

Brief Description of Subject: Left panel-Solomon holding the temple in his hands. Center panel-The boy Jesus being instructed by Joseph as carpenter and builder.  Right panel-Patron saint of builders and craftsman holding blue print.  10th century archbishop musician, painter, craftsman.

Inscriptions: Left Panel-”For we are labourers together with God.” “Solomon dedicated the house of the Lord.” “Ye are God’s husbandry.”
Center panel-”Is not this the carpenter’s Son?” “We are God’s building.” “The law of truth was in his mouth and iniquity was not found in his lips.”
Right panel-”I have laid the foundation.” “To learn a craft is good for one’s soul.” “Let every man take heed how he buildeth there upon.”
“To the glory of God, In loving memory of Roderick and Julia Robinson”


Height: 18'

Width: 7'

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

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