The "Laborers with Christ" window that is the focal point of the Sanctuary was given to the church in 1947 in memory of Elmer H. LaRue who gave his life in service of his country. "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28) serves as the setting for the window. The window sits behind the alter above the batismal pool and alter and between the pipe of the FBC pipe organ.
The center of the rose window depicts the head of Christ backed by a seeing sun in which three arms of a cross are visible. Jesus is the great laborer, the carpenter, whose masterwork was and is finally accomplished on Calvary's cross.
The laborers with Christ, starting at the top and going clockwise around the circle of the rose window are:
John the Baptist, representing Reformers
Adoniram Judson, representing Missionaries
Peter, helping feed the thousands, representing Humanitarians
A woman in prayer, representing Peacemakers
A child picking flowers, representing Lovers of Beauty
Luke, the Gospel Writer, representing Physicians
Parents, dedicating a child, representing Homemakers: and
Paul, teaching, representing Teachers.
The sun's light shining through the rose window casting a mozaic of color onto areas of the church below is an ordinary and delightful reminder that Jesus is still the light in our world.
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