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Building Name: St. Paul Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Flint

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1968

Subject/Title of Window: Ambassador in Chains

Brief Description of Subject: From "The Life of St. Paul," booklet.
Two aspects of Paul's story are parallel here. It will be seen that the color scheme alternates panels of warm and cool colors. The reds and golds symbolize the love, the glory and power of God. The panels in these hues portray the temporal life of Paul as he lived it on earth and as described in the Book of Acts. Those openings in cool greens, blues and purples with very little nuance or contrast express the hope and salvation of manking, and symbolize the spiritual life of St. Paul illustrating symbolically some of his words largely from his Epistles.

The eighth window on the left side of the church stands as the central section of the entire series of designs. Here stands a tremendous bound figure of Paul sent, as he believed, by God "Boldly to proclaim the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains" (Ephesians 6:19-20). At his back is the Cross which enlightens all his life even though he is a prisoner.

This window was given to the glory of god by the Saint Paul Altar Guild in honor of the three pastors who have served Saint Paul Church: the Reverend Theodore F. Andres, Dr. Otto E. Sohn, and the Reverend Theodore A. Zeile.

Height: 132"

Width: 42"

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

Ambassador in Chains
Ambassador in Chains
The Story of St. Paul, L8-L5
The Story of St. Paul, L8-L5

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