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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Potter's Stained Glass Emporium

City: Dowagiac

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 2006

Subject/Title of Window: Trinity

Brief Description of Subject: This was the fourth window which was constructed. The sandstone symbol is one that depicts the Trinity. The three intersecting circles are meant to represent the three persons of the God-head, but still the unity as one God. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19) The hand with the three raised fingers represents the blessing on us from each of the persons of the Trinity. ‘”The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turns his face toward you and give you peace.’ “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”” (Numbers :24-27)

While any account from the Bible would have fit with this symbol, the account of creation was selected because it shows God’s goodness in providing all that we need for our body and life. “Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:8)

Various things which God created in those first six days are portrayed. God created dry land and water bodies, as well as vegetation (day 3). God then created the light-bearing bodies of the sky - the sun, the moon, and stars (as well as the planets on day 4). Birds were created on day five. On day 6 man and woman were created as the crown of God’s creation, and were given power and authority to rule over all that God had created.

In the small window below, three flowers of God’s creation were included.

Height: 70"

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Copper Foil


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