Center of the Church
The Hebrew inscription at the top says "Do this in remembrance of Me." The center disc says Immanuel, the crown and Magen David symbolizing Immanuel is the king of Israel. The IHS monogram on the left is an abbreviation for Jesus name in Greek, IHΣΟΥΣ.
The ceiling is decorated with clusters of grapes and grape leaves.
The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
I Corinthians 11:23b-24 NIV
Apse of the Church
The wood panels at the front contain, from left to right, the Apostles Creed, the 10 Commandments and the Lords Prayer. It reminiscent the Torah Ark that is at the front of a synagogue, but this one is perpetually open. The IHS written top center is an abbreviation for Jesus name in Greek, IHΣΟΥΣ.
Front stained glass
This glass was installed after the apse was built in 1911.
More on the Apse
God: LORD, Immanu El, Spirit Elohim
The top of the stained glass has three names of God. On top is YHVH, the Tetragrammaton represented as LORD in many English translations. The right says, Immanu El, Hebrew for God with us, from Isaiah 7:14. The left says Ruach Elohim, Spirit of God, as first mentioned in Genesis 1:2.
The bottom half of the front window has a vine decorated with passion flowers, wheat and grape clusters. At the very bottom -- in English and Hebrew -- is quoted 1 Corinthians 10:16: "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?"
Olive Tree (left)
The olive tree is taken from Pauls teaching on Gods mercy to the Jewish people in Romans 11:11-36. The text in Hebrew quotes Romans 11:32: "For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all." The two matching panels by Rick Wienecke on the right and left of the apse were installed in 1995.
Olive Tree (right)
The text in Hebrew quotes Romans 11:29: "For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable."
Tiles before altar
The three tiles on the edge of the platform quote the last three Hebrew words in Isaiah 60:13, translated in the King James Version as "I will make the place of my feet glorious." These words mark this area as a holy place.
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Romans 11:29 NRSV
Rear of the Church
God: LORD, Immanuel, Spirit Elohim
The top of the stained glass has three names of God. The top is YHVH, the Tetragrammaton represented as LORD in many English translations. The right says, Immanu El, Hebrew for God with us, from Isaiah 7:14. The left says Ruach Elohim, Spirit of God, as first mentioned in Genesis 1:2.
Rear stained glass window
This window depicts the Biblical seven species harvested in Israel: wheat, barley, olives, dates, figs, pomegranates and grapes. It also contains passion flowers, remembering Jesus passion and three names of the Trinity in Hebrew: Elohim (God), Immanuel (God with us) and Ruach Elohim (Breath of God). This glass was originally installed in the front from 1849 to about 1911.
In addition to text about Jesus Messiah, the glass is dedicated to "Mary Fearne Price, a labourer in this vineyard."
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14 NIV