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Back to the Basics: The Stories of God through Stained Glass Windows

Introduction

One of the first things that you notice when you enter the sanctuary at Trinity is the collection of stained glass windows that line both side walls.  In addition to the side walls, there's a window above the altar, windows in the balcony, and windows in the narthex.  Each of these windows tells a part of God's story.  

We wanted to make better use of these windows so we have professionally photographed each window, written a description, and printed a book.  This book contains each window, the text from scripture it is based from, and a short description.  Our prayer is that this book blesses all those who use it and helps provide a picture of God's story as it has unfolded over time.  

The book is also being utilized for our current sermon series, "Back to the Basics." Each week we're looking at a window, recalling the story, and learning how it applies to our lives.  This page will serve as a collection of resources relating to the windows and the sermon series. 

 

The Windows

 

Coloring Pages

We took the color out of the windows to help the kids be involved.  During each children's message, the kids get a copy of the window to color.  We know, however, that coloring isn't just for kids.  Here you can download the coloring pages for yourself. 

Old Testament Stories

Week 1: The Trinity  Screen Shot 2019-06-25 at 3.24.30 PM   Week 2:
In the Beginning...
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 Week 4: Abraham and Isaac  Screen Shot 2019-06-25 at 3.26.15 PM   Week 5:
The Passover
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The 10 Commandments
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Week 7:  
The Bronze Snake
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Week 8:
Ruth and Naomi 

 Screen Shot 2019-08-27 at 10.05.24 AM   Week 9: Jonah  Screen Shot 2019-08-27 at 10.05.29 AM 

 

New Testament Stories

Week 10:
Jesus' Birth
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Presentation in the Temple
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Week12:
Boy Jesus in the Temple

 

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The Sermons

If you miss a sermon you can always watch it through our YouTube channel or our sermons page here on our website. Here's the "Back to the Basics" playlist for easy access. If you want to access previous sermons, just click the 3 lines with the triangle in the upper right corner and select the sermon you're trying to find. 

 

The Book

The book "Stained Glass windows of Trinity Lutheran Church" can be seen in its entirety above.  Thanks to a generous donation, one printed copy of the book is available per member family.  A limited number of additional copies are available for purchase from the church office for $5. 

Thank You!

A big thank you to Evelyn Ruhnke and her family for underwriting the cost of the book project and for providing a copy of the book for each of our member families.  Also a big thank you to Allan Ruhnke for the design work and project management that he provided for this project.