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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: Benediction of Joy and Peace

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 thirteenth window on the right side of the church: "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing" (Romans 15:13). This benediction is symbolized by the anchor for hope and the olive branch for peace. "We are warned against judging each other thus, "But why dost thou judge thy brother?" (Romans 14:10). This is symbolized by an eye, recalling Christ's words of the Sermon on the Mount, "Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" (Matthew 7:3). God is the only judge.

This window was given to the glory of God by Mrs. Charles Livermore in memory of the parents of Mr. Herbert Kunze, Sr. and Mrs. Charles Livermore.

Height: 132"

Width: 42"

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

Benediction of Joy and Peace
Benediction of Joy and Peace
The Story of St. Paul, R13-R16
The Story of St. Paul, R13-R16

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