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Pastoral Window

This window includes depictions of many forms of Pastoral Ministry from the Old Testament through to contemporary times. This window was given by three sons in memory of their parents Dorothy E. and Herbert M. Cole (1870-1943), a Deacon. See the signature of Connick Associates, creators of the window in 1962, in the bottom right corner. 


Near the top, eight lambs leap below the image of the Good Shepherd in the quatrefoil. Throughout the window, vines represent the Tree of Life.  The central figure depicts Isaiah, who heard the call of God to minister to his people, and whose lips were said to have been cleansed with a hot red coal. New Testament scenes illustrate the ministry of Jesus and the disciples:

  • The panel below represents Peter and John healing the lame man at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:1-11).

  • To the left is the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist (Matthew 3: 13-17). Below it is the baptismal font of Second Church.

  • At the right, Jesus is shown with Martha (serving Lazarus) and Mary sitting at Jesus' feet (Luke 10:38-42).


Surrounding these scenes are four medallions portraying 20th century church members in their daily lives, preparing for confirmation, being married, seeking counseling, and comforting the sick.

“On a gloomy mid-November morning, right after the re-installation of this window, I found the brightness unexpected and mesmerizing. The intense red color used in the borders is created by adding selenium or copper or even small amounts of gold into the molten glass. Architectural fragments in blue and green float throughout the window. These features, together with an image of our own Baptismal Font, remind us how the design of our building provides an inspiring framework for our ongoing work and ministry. ”  -- Dorothea Mautner

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Designer: Charles J. Connick Associates

Dedication Date: 1962

Restoration Date: 2022

Location: North Isle

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