Project Description

Theme: CHRIST HOLDING A STAFF

Scripture: “The great shepherd of the sheep.” (Hebrews 13:20) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) Paul’s words are at the bottom of the window: “Greet the church that is in their house.” (Romans 16:5)

Features: Did you know there are more than 500 references to shepherds and sheep in the Bible? Sheep represent the basic livelihood of the people of the Old Testament. The upper window depicts Abraham, Israel’s first great patriarch, rendering a burnt offering of a sheep. Smoke rises. The lower part of the window depicts the friendship between Paul and Lydia (Acts 16:11-15). In Philippi Paul encountered a woman named Lydia. She was a wealthy woman—a merchant of purple-dyed goods brought from Thyatira. After hearing and speaking with Paul, she and her household were baptized and she then extended her hospitality to Paul and his companions.

Dedication: Given in memorial to Daniel Johnson Green and S. Lulu Green.