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St. John's sees Christ through stained glass

4:54 PM, Nov. 26, 2013
BELOW: Two of the 10 new stained-glass windows in St. John's Lutheran Church in Algoma. On the left, the upper window portrays the three nails and crown of thorns and the lower window has the three crosses, all representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Windows on the right have palms surrounding the city of Jerusalem, on the lower window, palms also surround a crown and scepter representing the belief Jesus was King of the Jews.
BELOW: Two of the 10 new stained-glass windows in St. John's Lutheran Church in Algoma. On the left, the upper window portrays the three nails and crown of thorns and the lower window has the three crosses, all representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Windows on the right have palms surrounding the city of Jerusalem, on the lower window, palms also surround a crown and scepter representing the belief Jesus was King of the Jews.
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According to David Thierfelder, a former pastor and new member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Algoma, stained glass was originally used as a visual aid to tell stories in the Holy Bible. Today, 12 new stained-glass windows accomplish a similar task of telling the stories of Jesus Christ in St. John's.

About a year ago, after a generous donation was left to the church from the late Melvin R. Teske, the church council at St. John's voted to install new stained-glass windows in the chancel in time for Easter 2013. With that, aluminum frames were also installed in the remaining church windows, to ...

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