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The Bible in Stained Glass – Heavens

July 29, 2010

Window 5: Heavens We continue our walk here through the stained glass panels in the St. Philip the Deacon sanctuary. One of the reasons I like these panels is that when we gather for worship at St. Philip, we gather surrounded by them — and surrounded, therefore, by the Biblical story that they retell visually. […]

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The Bible in Stained Glass – Land and Water

June 17, 2010

Window 4: Land and Water The brown of the earth from the third window is now separated and water is created. Simple strips of blues and purples represent the water. Creation continues to be formed in God’s plan. Genesis 1:9-10 – “And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one […]

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The Bible in Stained Glass – Dome in the Sky

June 6, 2010

Window 3: Dome in the Sky In this window, the sky and the waters of the earth are divided by what Genesis calls “a dome in the midst of the waters.” A tiny piece of blue in the corner represents the creation of sky. The brown represents the earth and continues on to the fourth […]

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The Bible in Stained Glass – Light from Dark

May 13, 2010

The second panel in our sanctuary’s series of 24 stained glass artwork represents the first day of creation in Genesis 1, when God says “Let there be light.” The description of the window is as follows: Genesis 1:3 – “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.” From the dark blue comes […]

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The Bible in Stained Glass – Creation

May 10, 2010

Recently, a number of family and friends visited St. Philip the Deacon, and almost to a person, they all asked “What are all the stained glass windows around the sanctuary? Do they mean something?” If you’ve been in our sanctuary, you know that the 24 panels of stained glass that encircle the sanctuary are hard […]

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Lent 2010: Hear

March 24, 2010

“Music has the power to move a person between different realities: from a broken body into a soaring spirit, from a broken heart into the connection of shared love, from death into the memory and movement of life. Music has the power to touch the heart of a child with God.” —Dr. Deforia Lane, Music […]

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Lent 2010: Taste

March 17, 2010

Recently, I stumbled across a blog entitled, “Food & Faith,” in which the writer discusses how what God has given us for our bodily nourishment—namely, food—also provides spiritual sustenance. And, of course, that is true. After all, there is no better moment to feel the goodness of God’s bounty poured out than when we are […]

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Lent 2010: Touch

March 8, 2010

Paul Frost recounts a conversation between a student and teacher: “What do you think of God?” the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, “He’s not a think, he’s a feel.” The student’s comment reminds us that touch — that feeling — carries with it a different kind of power than just thinking […]

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