St. John Lutheran Church
Bowdle, SD
   

Christ Window

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Jesus' Birth
Jesus Death, Pelican, symbolizing how Jesus feeds us spiritually
Jesus' glorious rule

Balcony/Baptistry

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Phoenix, symbol of the resurrection
Father, Son (at his baptism), Holy Spirit
A ship, a traditional picture of the church

Rose Window

The Holy Spirit

Symbols

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Prayer, Meditation, Temptation; Luther's Rose
Anchor of hope; Glory through the cross; God's Word
Five symbols for music and praise

Symbols on the Side Windows

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The fall into sin; God's promise symbolized by the angels over the ark of the covenant; Jesus, the son of King David.; An eagle, symbol of St. John; Jesus' birth; Jesus, the Lamb of God; Jesus' sufferings; The Great Commission, to preach repentance and faith in the world.


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