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Tim McClure -- The Votteler Memorial Windows

"One majestic theme of worship focuses on the great high priestly work of our Savior Jesus Christ in, once for all, offering up Himself to be the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world (John 4-9). These two windows capture this theme, employing Old and New Testiment imagery and thereby indicating the unity and comprehensiveness of this theme in the Holy Scriptures.

The left window depicts the Holy of Holies with the ark of the covenant. Here the high priest entered once a year, on the day of atonement, to present the sin offering for the people (Lev. 16). The cross, rising from the mercy of seat in this scene, symbolizes the Lord's promised atonement, fulfilled by the One Sacrifice of Christ to which all other sacrifices point. The foreshadowing of the Lord's death in the left window is contrasted with Christ's triumph in the right window.

You, the viewer, not only look back at the complete victory of Christ over sin and death on the cross, but anticipate the day when all creatures in heaven and earth will say, "Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!" (Rev. 5-13)"

- from church's printed information

Tim McClure -- Detail: Ark of the Covenant

Detail: Ark of the Covenant

Tim McClure -- Detail: Biblical scripture

Detail: Biblical scripture

Tim McClure -- Window for gathering area

Window for gathering area

Images ascending cross upright symbolizing Jesus' earthly mission

Tim McClure -- Window detail

Window detail