Balcony Windows

 
Circling Doves/The Trinity

This small window, located on the landing of the balcony stairs, was not designed to depict a particular verse of scripture.  However, its three circling doves, bathed in beams of light, are a reminder of our Trinitarian faith:  we believe in one God in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

This window is best viewed from the exterior of the church.   As it is partially obscured by interior church architecture, no interior photo is available.

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Psalm 121

The balcony window that shows a dove and a rainbow arching across a mountainous horizon is designed to recall Psalm 121:

I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.  He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.  The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.  The sun shall not strike you by day nor the moon by night.  The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.

 
 
 

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Trust in the Lord

The balcony window depicting a fruit-bearing tree is inspired by a verse from the book of Jeremiah:

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream.  It shall not fear when the heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jeremiah 17: 7-8)

The window reminds us that we can always trust in God’s goodness and know that, even in the “dry” times of drought and of despair, God will keep God’s people fruitful.

 

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