The Sanctuary Windows
As you enter the sanctuary, the first window on the right depicts “The Creation of Man.” The original of this interpretation is found on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and was painted by Michelangelo.
The second window begins the story of the Old Testament represented by “Abraham,” the father of our faith and of the Israelites.
The next three windows continue the Old Testament theme, with a smaller window under each of the Old Testament characters depicting something about each personality. These include “Moses” and “The Burning Bush,” “David” and “The Star of David” and “Isaiah” and “The Rose of Sharon.”
Isaiah points the way into the New Testament through his many prophecies of the coming Messiah.
As you stand facing the congregation, the New Testament theme begins on your right. These include “The Nativity” and “The Cross with the Branch,” “Jesus at the Temple” and “Torah,” “The Miracle by the Sea” and “The Fish and Nets,” “The Crucifixion” and “The Cross and the Robe” and, finally, “The Resurrection” and “The Crown and Alpha and Omega.”
High above the Altar is the “Rose Window” which shows Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane.
As you continue facing the congregation, you can get the full beauty of the window above the entrance which beckons everyone to “Come Unto Me.”
Come Unto Me
This window was given by Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Jackson in memory of their beloved son, J. G. Jackson, Jr.
“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”
Come Unto Me
Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts gave this window in honor and memory of the early women of the church who from the beginning have contributed greatly to the work of the Methodist Church in Angleton and around the world, and who left such a rich heritage in the memories of the children whom they taught and whose character they molded.
Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to the disciples, “Stay here while I go and pray over there.”
The Creation of Man
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Hardwick gave this window in memory of her father, Mr. A. O. Walker.
the Lord God formed the human from the topsoil of the fertile land and blew life’s breath into his nostrils. The human came to life.
The window was given by Mrs. Lula P Murray and her daughter, Miss Lavinia Murray, in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pattison.
The messenger said, “Don’t stretch out your hand against the young man, and don’t do anything to him. I now know that you revere God and didn’t hold back your son, your only son, from me.”
Mrs. Ada Snow gave this window in loving memory of her parents, Edward Burleson and Edith Jane Cannon.
Moses called out to all Israel, saying to them: “Israel! Listen to the regulations and the case laws that I’m recounting in your hearing right now. Learn them and carefully do them.
Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts gave this window in loving memory of their parents and Mr. Walter Bascom Munson.
1 Samuel 16:13
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him right there in front of his brothers. The Lord’s spirit came over David from that point forward.
Then Samuel left and went to Ramah.
The Burning Bush
This window was given by Mrs. Ada Snow, Mr. Joe H. Snow, Jr. and his family in memory of Mr. Joe H. Snow, Sr.
The Lord’s messenger appeared to him in a flame of fire in the middle of a bush. Moses saw that the bush was in flames, but it didn’t burn up.
The Star of David
The Star of David window was given by Mr. Ben Cannan in memory of his lovely wife, Mrs. Jeannette B. Cannan.
2 Samuel 2:4-7
Then the people of Judah came to Hebron and anointed David king over the house of Judah.
When David was informed that it was the people of Jabesh-gilead who had buried Saul, he sent messengers to the people of Jabesh-gilead. “The Lord bless you,” he said to them, “for doing this loyal deed for your master Saul by burying him. May the Lord now show you loyal love and faithfulness. I myself will also reward you because you did this. So now take courage and be brave—yes, your master Saul is dead, but the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Evans gave this window in loving memory of their respective parents.
A child is born to us, a son is given to us,
and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
This window was given by Mrs. DeLila Helton in loving memory of her husband, Mr. Don Helton.
Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord.
The Rose of Sharon
This window was given by Mrs. J. G. Gill in loving memory of her husband, Mr. J. G. Gill.
Song of Solomon 2:1
I’m a rose of the Sharon plain,
a lily of the valleys.
The Cross and the Branch
This window was given by Mrs. L. B. Outlar in memory of her grandmother, Mrs. Nannie Brooks Stafford.
1 Corinthians 1:18
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are being destroyed. But it is the power of God for those of us who are being saved.
On that day, the Lord’s branch will become beautiful and glorious. The earth’s fruit will be the pride and splendor of Israel’s survivors.
Jesus at the Temple
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fonville gave this window in honor of their children and Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Newell.
After three days they found him in the temple. He was sitting among the teachers, listening to them and putting questions to them.
The Miracle by the Sea
Mrs. Lula Muray gave this window in loving memory of her husband, Mr. Joseph Lee Murray.
But straightway Jesus spoke unto them, saying, “Be of good cheer. It is I; be not afraid.”
And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.”
And He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
This window was given by Mrs. Mildred Clement and her children, Michael Clement and Loretta Hughes, in memory of her husband and their father, Mr. Loren H. Clement.
About the Window
The Torah was originally a parchment scroll containing the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament. It was later the whole body of Jewish religious literature, including the Scripture as well as the Talmud, the writings which constitute the body of early Jewish civil and religious law.
The Fish and Nets
The window “The Fish and Nets” was given by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Coleman in honor of their grandchildren and children, Stephen, Lamar and Martin Coleman.
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.”
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wollam gave this window in memory and honor of their parents.
Then he delivered Him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led Him away.
And He, bearing His cross, went forth into a place called the Place of a Skull (which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha) where they crucified Him and two others with Him, one on either side and Jesus in the midst.
Mrs. A. L. Hammond gave this window in memory of her husband, Mr. A. L. Hammond.
At the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him the guards shook and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, “Fear ye not, for I know that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
The Cross and the Robe
This window was given in honor of Mrs. W. S. (Dessie) Millington by the Mary Martha Sunday School Class.
And after they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
The Crown and Alpha and Omega
This window was given by Mrs. Bolton Outlar, Sr. in loving memory of her parents, Charles S. Bennett and Jeanetta Stafford Bennett.
1 Peter 5:4
And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
“I Am Alpha And Omega, The Beginning And The Ending,” saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.