A History of Redeemer’s Stained Glass Windows
The three windows on the left (west) wall were also designed by Janet Hayes. They were made by Fred’s Stained Glass and were installed in 1978-79. The first one (nearest the front) was given by the Skoge family in memory of Arnold Skoge. It portrays the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The dove is the Holy Spirit, the one who brings us to Christ, our advocate before God. At the same time God touches us, blesses us, and gives his gifts to all his beloved children. The wave represents the water of life— God’s eternal love engulfing us. The open Bible is God’s word, his promises to his children. He is with us always. Nothing can separate us from him. We will know him and he will know us. The flames between the pages represent his word as a flame in our hearts creating a desire to know him better.
The middle window on the left wall was given by Ruth Johnson. The design represents the God head—the I Am. The colors express life, light, the creator and the mystery of the Triune God. The flowing band represents unfolding love, continuous grace, life eternal, and sharing the spirit. The seven stars and crosses signify the mystery of Christ, his death and resurrection. He has life with the Father. At his second coming, we will recognize his kingship and worship him.
The window on the left wall at the rear of the church was also given by Ruth Johnson. It tells about the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The dove is the Holy Spirit, the one through whom we know God’s forgiveness. The wafers and wine signify the body and blood of Jesus. God gives us forgiveness and eternal life and we celebrate his love for us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.