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Building Name: Howell First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Phillips Stained Glass Studio

City: Howell

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1972

Subject/Title of Window: The Shepherd’s Window

Brief Description of Subject: The theme of this window is The Twenty-Third Pslam. Jesus is shown holding a shepherd’s crook surrounded by 5 sheep’s heads of different colors, symbolizing all humakind. Above Jesus a cross rises on the Hill of Calvary. Flanking the cross on the upper left are flame shapes representing the Holy Spirit. Also shown are a Bible, Hand of God showing his blessing, wheat symbolizing plenty, grapes representing communion. In the lower section a path leads from Jesus to a church, representing the shelter of God.A cup and host symbolizes communion. Victory over death is represented by a Skull as the base of the window.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 29’

Width: 5’5”

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

The Shepherd’s Window
The Shepherd’s Window

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