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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John Lutheran Church ELCA

City: Saginaw

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1958

Subject/Title of Window: Social Service

Brief Description of Subject: St. John’s Congregation has been in existence for 107 years. During that time its members have worshipped in only two church buildings. The first was a frame building erected in 1854 when Saginaw was still in a Michigan forest. The second, which was torn down last April to make room for the new building, was dedicated in 90 years ago.

To perpetuate the memory of the old church as well as the memory of those who stood in its pulpit, knelt at its altar and sat in its pews, the new building includes a chapel, dedicated to the memory of Doctor Frederick Volz. The chapel is located just off the Federal Street entrance, and is furnished with the altar, pulpit, lectern, font and pews taken from the old church. The statue of Christ is in its familiar place above the altar. In addition, four of the windows taken from the old church find their place in the outside wall. The cornerstones of the old church, is built into the inside wall of the chapel facing the corridor. The chapel is furnished with the electric organ which was used in the Michigan Theatre during the construction period. 

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 51"

Width: 34"

Social Service
Social Service

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