Over the centuries, the builders of the great cathedrals in Europe and around the world have used stained glass as a medium to display and teach the great stories from the Bible. Berg Studios of Lubbock, Texas, was chosen to capture the essence of these stories and properly convey them in glass for the Sanctuary, Prayer Chapel, nursery and enhancement of other areas of the facility.
From the magnificent Rose Window and side windows in the Sanctuary, the wonderful Noah’s Ark window in the nursery reception area, to the calming quiet of the Prayer Chapel windows, we hope that these wonderful stained glass images will be an invitation and inspiration for all who worship to come to know, love, and serve our Lord.
Sanctuary Rose Window
Fifteen feet in diameter, the Rose Window is the focal point of the Sanctuary stained glass. This exciting and complex Gothic pattern is divided into eight panels with many designs and details. The petals are superimposed on the St. Andrew cross and the traditional cross design. Each petal features a key religious symbol that surrounds the “Triumphant Lamb” symbol, the core of our faith.
Sanctuary Side Windows
These six rectangular stained glass panels measure 4' by 9' 4" and represent the various aspects of Jesus’ life. The decorative ends of the panels give continuity to the religious symbols found in the Rose Window.
The Birth of Jesus
Jesus and the Children
Jesus Feeds the Multitudes
The Baptism of Jesus
The Selfless Service of Jesus
The Last Supper
Noah’s Ark Window
This delightful window is in the nursery reception area. The ark has landed on the mountain of Ararat and the animals are going forth. Noah and his family are thanking God for their safety. The rainbow, which is the symbol of God’s covenant to never again destroy the earth with a flood, glistens brightly in the sky.
The Prayer Chapel Windows
The Prayer Chapel windows reflect the words of the 23rd Psalm. Jesus is shown as our caring shepherd providing us with calm, courage, consolation and comfort through all of life’s hardships. From the moment one enters the chapel, water is a continuous theme that is symbolic of our baptism. The water at the bottom of the panels leads us to the cross depicted in the front window, reminding us of God’s love and his promise of life eternal through our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Baptism of Jesus, Old Chapel Cross, Jesus Calling Andrew and Peter
The Baptism of Jesus window is being relocated due to the renovation of Wesley Hall for The Well, our new contemporary worship service. The Old Chapel Cross is in the original Chapel, room 240. The window depicting Jesus calling Andrew and Peter is located in the Pastor’s office, room 118.
“Andrew the Church” Window
This window is located on the central staircase on the west side by the elevator in the Festival Hall building. It was designed to celebrate the custom version of the St. Andrew cross. The four arms of the cross are positioned in the traditional St. Andrew style, and the arms and heads are added to represent that people are the key to our ministries.
“Andrew the Fisherman” Window
This window is located above the doors on the east side of the Festival Hall building across from the offices. It serves to remind us how a lowly fisherman became a loyal servant of Christ, and later became a “fisher of men.” It is also symbolic of the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 by Jesus using the fish belonging to a boy Andrew found. The fish are placed in the fashion of the St. Andrew cross as a reminder of this miracle.
“Andrew the Martyr” Window
This window is located on the north staircase in the Festival Hall building. The St. Andrew cross is symbolically formed using the nails that pierced the hands of Christ. It reminds us of the sacrifice he made to save us all. The nails are placed on the background of the fishing net, helping us to remember Andrew the fisherman, and the sacrifice he made dying on the “St. Andrew” cross as a martyr.