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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 of Dearborn

Studio Name: Payne Spiers Studio

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Lay Person's Window

Brief Description of Subject: This window depicts the Ford Rouge Plant, the largest industrial complex in the world by the late 1920s, with its own power, glass, cement plant and by-products plants and 16 assembly plants. The City of Dearborn's location on the River Rouge enabled ships to bring iron ore, coal, limestone and lumber directly to the Ford Plant, which also had direct access from 92 miles of railway track. The Rouge Plant complex dwarfs the freighter ship on the water in the foreground. But, even more importantly, a keystone symbol inset centrally among the various buildings is that of an open Bible on a lectern, again a reminder of the central prominence of faith in daily life. Below the Bible are symbols of various trades— a saw, factory gear, compass, tongs, awl and hammer. Its inscription reads: "A Workman: Approved Unto God," which comes from the Book of 2 Timothy ("An Approved Workman"): "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

Inscriptions: A Workman: Approved Unto God

Lay Person's Window
Lay Person's Window
Lay Person's Window close-up
Lay Person's Window close-up

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