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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church of Plymouth

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Plymouth

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1972

Subject/Title of Window: God the Son - Nativity

Brief Description of Subject: The Church complex has only three stained glass windows. Each of the three illuminates passages from the Bible about one of the members of the Trinity. The subject of this window is the Nativity of God the Son as covered in the Gospels of John, Luke, and Matthew.
All quotes from the KJV Bible. Inscriptions will appear in capital letters.
In John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his GLORY, the GLORY of the only begotten of the Father) full of GRACE and truth.
Pictured on the left, are the birth of Jesus, and the visit of the shepherds as recorded in Luke 2:7 - 15:
"And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; there was no room for them in the inn. And there in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them ... And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for, behold I bring you good tidings of great JOY which shall come to all people. For unto you good tiding which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. ... And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, GLORY to God in the highest, and ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass."
Note, Jesus is pictured with a cruciform halo which is reserved for members of the Trinity, and Joseph is holding a candle which indicates the birth took place in the darkness of night, placed here, the candle symbolizes that Jesus is the "light of the world: he that follows Him shall not walk in darkness" paraphrasing John 8:12. 
Pictured on the right is the visit of the Magi as found in Matthew 2:9 - 11:
"Lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great JOY. ... And when ... they saw the young child with Mary, his mother ... they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh."
At the bottom right of the window is the angel logo and signature of the maker as well as the date made.

Inscriptions: PEACE ON EARTH

Height: 16"

Width: 72"

God the Son - Nativity
God the Son - Nativity
God the Son - Nativity, signature
God the Son - Nativity, signature
God the Son - Nativity, outside
God the Son - Nativity, outside

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