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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: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 2006

Subject/Title of Window: Resurrection Sun

Brief Description of Subject: The large window in the balcony had a cross already built into its design when the church was constructed. The stained glass for this window needed to incorporate this cross into its design, plus the images needed to be larger since it would be viewed more from a distance.

Memorials from several of our members were used to have Al Potter of Potter’s Stained Glass Emporium construct the large, upper portions of this window. These are the only panes which the members of St. John’s did not construct. He used the design which we presented to him. The members did the four bottom windows with the lambs.

The scenes in this window are duplicates of things found in other windows in the church.

Jesus blessing the children, coupled with lambs for the Good Shepherd are found by the base of the cross. The rays of sunshine going across the window remind us of God’s never failing mercy, and that the good news of salvation is to be proclaimed to the whole world.

The angels announced Jesus’ birth and resurrection, and will accompany Him with their trumpets on the Last Day.

The butterflies from the resurrection, and the dove all are found in other windows.

Height: 77"

Width: 23"

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

Resurrection Sun
Resurrection Sun

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