The top center cross is the focal point of these windows and symbolizes the church itself. It is a reminder of the love of God and the sacrifices Christ made for us.
The three shades of blue flowing from the cross and then horizontally through all the other windows in gentle waves suggest cleansing and purifying, symbolizing the washing away of our sin and the rising to newness of life through our baptism.
The shafts of wheat symbolize the Eucharist by which we receive forgiveness.
The roundels scattered throughout the waves in different colors represent each of us on our individual journeys through life.
The green earth represents growth and God's provision for the earth and us. It also reminds us of our need to grow and mature as a disciple of Christ.
Carrying through the bottom of the windows are stones signifying the rock solid foundation of the church and God's love for us.
Radiating from the top of each window and moving downward are yellow and gold rays representing the power and glory of God shining down on us through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Adam and Eve: Gen 3:1-24
God created the world in perfect harmony until the day when Adam and Eve chose to eat of the forbidden fruit. From that day forward sin entered the world. "So God banished them from the garden." Vs 22
Abraham: Gen: 15:1-6
God made a covenant with Abraham to be his shield. God took him outside and said "Look up at the heavens and count the stars. So shall your descendants be." Vs 5
Moses: Exodus 19 and 20
Through Moses, God made a covenant with the children of Israel that he would make them a holy nation. As part of that covenant he gave them the Ten Commandments so they could live as an example for other people to follow.
Ruth and Naomi: Ruth 1-4
Through Ruth's relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, Ruth learned about the living God and became a devote follower. God found great favor with Ruth and placed her in the Messianic family line.
David and Goliath: 1 Samuel 17
David was a shepherd boy who later became a great king of Israel. He volunteered to fight Goliath
with five stones and a sling. David said to Goliath "You have come against me with swords and spears but I come in the name of the Lord whom you have defiled." Vs 45
Elijah and Elisha: 2 Kings 2: 1-18
Elijah was a prophet and bearer of God's word. Elisha was committed to Elijah's ministry. "Suddenly, as they were walking along, a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind." Vs 11
Christ's Birth: Luke2:1-20
God fulfills the promise of the Old Testament by sending us a Savior. "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Vs 11
Baptism of Jesus: Matt 3:13-17
John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and the Spirit of God descended in the form of a dove. "And a voice came from heaven saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Vs 17
Jesus and the Children:
Jesus tells the disciples the kingdom of God belongs to those who, like children, are prepared to receive the kingdom as a gift of God. "And he took the children in his arms and blessed them." Vs 16
Lord's Supper: Matt:26:17-29
Jesus makes a new covenant with his disciples and all who believe. "This is my body given for you; this is my blood shed for you - for the forgiveness of sins." Vs 26-27
Crucifixion: Matt 27:27-56
Jesus took the sins of the world and placed them on his shoulders and died so that all who believe in him might live. Then the earth shook, rocks broke, and the curtain in the temple was torn in two. Those guarding Jesus declared "Surely he was the Son of God." Vs 54
Resurrection: John 20:1-18
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is a promise to us that because He lives we will live also. As Mary found the tomb empty, she turned and heard Jesus speaking her name. She ran and told the disciples excitedly, "I have seen the Lord."
Apostle Paul: Acts 9: 1-19
Saul (later named Paul) persecuted the Lord's disciples until he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. "The Lord said you are my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles, Kings, and the children of Israel." Vs 15