These two windows face due south toward the main thoroughfare in the town and are each
9' x 30'.
The design of the window was developed with the intent of representing the significance of Martin Luther’s contribution not just to Christianity, but also to world civilization. What is of most importance was Luther’s dedication to introduce the Word of God to all of humanity. To represent the significance of this contribution, the primary elements of the design are literal texts from the Bible; from the Luther’s own handwriting, Luther’s 1534 Bible and his 95 Theses. The windows highlight the significance of the Word of God, both in the context of written Scripture and of Christ as the Word of God made flesh. Source text includes segments of significant historical Biblical manuscripts, as well as texts that emphasize corporate worship through the spoken Word and sacraments. Also included are passages from more than 50 other contemporary languages to represent both the history and universality of the message.
The windows were also instrumental in controlling the light into the sanctuary and are seen prominently from the exterior serving as an identity for the church.
There was a strong working relationship with the committee in the creation of the theme and in selecting the passages to be used as well as in translating these into the other languages.
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