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Click to EnlargeThe Pilgrims Window

THIS WINDOW, to your left as you enter the narthex, portrays the joy of those who enter the church in company with their Christian brothers to worship God in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. The theme of the window is taken from one of the pilgrim's songs, "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord!' " (Psalms 122:1). To the psalmist the city of Jerusalem is an object of passionate love. He has come to the Holy City with a caravan of fellow pilgrims from his own neighborhood. All are filled with glad anticipation and sing joyfully as they approach Mt. Zion on which stands the Temple, shown in the apex. The Temple may have been a reconstruction of Solomon's Temple which was destroyed in 586 B.C. The building was exceedingly impressive in its grandeur. In the upper left of the window may be seen one of the palaces in Jerusalem.

Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalms 100:2, 5)

This window was Given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Lillian Porcher Jones by her friends and sisters. Dedicated November 19, 1961.