St. Peter's Lutheran Church is one of two churches standing on Cathedral Hill. The congregation dates back over a century, and the current church, built in the early 1950s, is in a Gothic style. The stained glass windows along the sides of the sanctuary were done between 1985-93 by a single artist, Russell Goodman, and reflect scenes in the life of Christ, and Lutheran heritage.
A close look at one of the stained glass windows shows a technique the artist used here and there- placing instead of a pane of stained glass, a block of the glass into the window. In this case it's the bright orange.
The minister was on hand when I dropped by, and he showed me a stained glass window most people aren't aware of. This is in the passageway between his offices and his sanctuary, and he said it gives him a place to gather his thoughts before beginning a service.
Here are some of the windows by Goodman, very vivid in turn.
Tomorrow I'll take you over to the other church in this area.
i like his private window. :)ReplyDelete
Excellent photos. I am very impressed with the stone work of the building!ReplyDelete
An interesting old church. So love the stonework featured in the first photo.ReplyDelete
I love the stained windows.ReplyDelete
The bright colours of the windows are very attractive.ReplyDelete
Love all that stone! The interior shots are also well done. And the stained-glass photos are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Gosh the windows are wonderful William, what a treat to see the special little window :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful stone work and those windows are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
gorgeous stain glass. i enjoy the design of the pulpit. ( :ReplyDelete
sunday, sunday, SUNDAY!!
I love the bricks.ReplyDelete
Vivid is the right word to describe those windows. They really are brilliant.ReplyDelete
Looks pretty, both inside and outside. I love the strong coloured artistic and beautiful windows.ReplyDelete
That's a church with great walls at the outside and very nice decorations inside.ReplyDelete
The inside looks beautiful. Great design and beautiful stained glass windows. Love the outside too.ReplyDelete
@Tex: I did too.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: you're welcome.
@Kate: the style makes it look older than it is.
@Gemma: it is a terrific style.
@Marianne: as do I.
@Marleen: they are!
@Grace: I never get tired of stained glass.
@Bill: they chose the artist well.
@Beth: more stained glass to come in the neighbouring church.
@Sharon: they are.
@Gunn: I do too.
Beautiful! I never tire of seeing stained glass!ReplyDelete
Beautiful stained glass!ReplyDelete
Awesome stuff. It makes me take a long look at the detail and then the overall look.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Wow, I love these windows, William !ReplyDelete
@MB: it is!ReplyDelete
@Linda: neither do I.
@Norma: the artist did beautiful work.
@Red: I have that as well.
@RedPat: it is, yes.
@Karl: I do too.
The glass windows are really beautiful.ReplyDelete
They are lovely, aren't they?! I'd love to have one at the house, but that ain't gonna happen!!!ReplyDelete
I like stained glass.Delete
It's very pretty. The style makes the whole church seem older than mid 20th century.ReplyDelete
That's quite true.Delete