Stained Glass Windows

Dedication August 12, 2018

Trumpets and Music Trumpets, essential elements of worship in the Bible, remind us of the imminent return of Jesus. Matthew 24:31 describes the day: Jesus will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds… The music: Psalm 92 “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.” In Loving Memory of Carol Acton donated by George Acton
The Crown of Thorns This was a mockery crown, a symbol of humiliation and suffering imposed by Pontius Pilate upon “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews (INRI).” In Loving Memory of Parents Frank & Harriet Lamons, Bryan & Delphine Webber donated by Ron & Lynette Webber.
Noah’s Ark The flood showed God’s disgust with sinful mankind. The ark shows God’s love for His children and His devotion to their preservation for Him. The rainbow is a symbol of God’s presence and promise that the waters “shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.” “Giving Thanks for God’s Love” donated by Members of Trinity
The Manger and Star Two symbols of the birth of Jesus, remind us that God kept His promise to send a Savior, His Son Jesus. The crude circumstances of Jesus’ birth point to the power of God to bring life and salvation from the most unlikely beginnings. “In honor of our Savior’s birth” donated by The Trinity Tea Ladies
The Lamb In John 1:29, Jesus is described: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” In Loving Memory of Olga & Bernard Hehn, Parents, David Molnar, Husband donated by Diane Molnar
Holy Communion The chalice, grapes and bread remind us of the common elements of Holy Communion. Christians believe that when they receive the bread and wine of Holy Communion, they also receive the body and blood of their Lord, Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. In Memory of Fay Burns, Wilma Dahlia, Kathy Job, and Mary Burr donated by John Tews & LWML
Baptism The Baptismal shell is a traditional Christian symbol and three drops of water depict the common element of Baptism in the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In Baptism Christians receive forgiveness of sins, rescue from death and the devil, and eternal salvation. In Memory of James Lott donated by Sandy Lott
The Bible God’s truth about Jesus Christ is made known in the Bible. The Old Testament promises the coming Savior. The New Testament tells of the Savior who has come, the God-Man Jesus Christ. “To the Glory of God” donated by Jeanette Harris
The Cross and Lilies The cross is precious to Christians as the place where God accomplished His greatest miracle: the sacrificial death of Jesus to pay the price of all sin, and the miraculous resurrection making Jesus the first fruits of everlasting life. The lilies represent the new life and new creation of all who believe. In Loving Memory of Parents, Edward & Evelyn Bargman donated by Byrd A. C. Bargman
The Dove and Olive Branch Noah sent a dove out from the ark to test whether the flood waters were subsiding. When the dove returned with a ‘freshly plucked olive branch’ Noah was assured of God’s continued presence and the end of the flood. “To the Glory of God” donated by Dean & Sharol Kleinschmidt
The Ten Commandments Jesus summarized the commandments in two teachings: Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind; and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37 & 39. In Loving Memory of Eunice Bevans, Mother, La Verna Goughnow & Ellen Brouslough, Aunts donated by Ellen Janis
Luther’s Seal Designed by Martin Luther, the colors [red for His blood shed, black for the sin which condemns, blue for joy, and white for the peace of knowing Jesus, our Lord] tell about God, and the symbols [cross, heart and rose] assure us of God’s grace to His children. The gold circle portrays Gods’ gift of everlasting life. In Loving Memory of William S. Kehr, Husband, William & Jennie Schmidke, Parents donated by Florence Kehr



The theme for the two front windows was suggested by Fay Burns, a founding member of this congregation as well as the nursing program at S.U.U. Fay thought “Jesus as our Shepherd” would be appropriate for the windows as sheep-raising has taken place in the Cedar area for over 200 years. The windows also incorporate the mountains, red rocks and creek of the area.

The shepherd window has brought comfort to many in difficult times, as they visualize themselves as the small lamb and know that Jesus carries us in His arms until we are again able to walk beside Him.

Left Window: In Memory of Fred Hewitt donated by Maxine Hewitt

Right Window: In Memory of Pastor John Jaster donated by by members of Trinity and also in Memory of Stephen J. Yoder donated by Parents Vonnie & James Yoder