GOD IS LOVE

In the front of the sanctuary on the west side is a three window series given by Wesley VanOver, “in memory of those who gave largely” toward the building of the church.
 This set of panels depicts the story of “The Prodigal Son”. The larger center window shows the father, outside by the door, showing pardon and joy at his son’s return. All of this belongings tied to a stick along with the shabby condition of this clothing indicates the younger son’s poverty after wasting his inheritance.
 The panel on the right shows the servant holding the robe which the father has ordered for his prodigal son. The smaller window on the left shows the older brother’s disapproval of his younger brother’s return.
 The purple color on the clothing of the father and the older son is a symbol of family wealth. Above the door are three angelic figures and at the top are the words, “God Is Love”.
 There are still three members of this congregation who remember Mr. VanOver. From their Sunday School days they recall him as a slender man who taught older teenage boys. The Village Directory indicates him to have been an (sic-railroad?) agent.

For God so LOVED the world,

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him

should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

GOD IS LOVE

GOD IS LOVE

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