Dear Friends in Christ –

Many of you were intrigued by the beautiful stained glass window (shown above) that was on our bulletin cover yesterday. This magnificent image helped frame our reflections on the Beginning of God’s great story as told in the Bible. A few things to note:

  • At the top of the window are the Greek letters, alpha and omega, representing Jesus Christ, the Word as well as the large white dove that was “hovering over the waters.” You can also see the outline of a large hand, symbolizing the Father.
  • At the bottom of the first pane, Creation of Light and Darkness, you’ll notice the big dipper and the strips of light, aurora borealis.
  • The second pane symbolizes the waters above being separate from the waters below. The bottom pane is a picture of earth from the Space Station.
  • Rosalind Grimshaw was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease while she was creating this window, so she put a brain scan in the bottom fourth pane.
  • The sixth pane symbolizes the creation of people, the man and woman, their children, and in the bottom, the creation of an unborn child in utero.

God has proven himself faithful since the beginning and I hope you will hear the call of his Word to come, be made new, start fresh, and begin again as we grow in faith, love, and obedience to his Word and will.

Blessings on your week –
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship on Sunday
(September 16), you are invited to read:
Genesis 6:11-22

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