Our Savior's Lutheran Church ELCA  

 

3022 W Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee WI 53208

414-342-5252

 

 

Our Savior's Lutheran Church ELCA  

 

3022 W Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee WI 53208

414-342-5252

 

 
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Our Savior's Lutheran Church ELCA
3022 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53208
TEL 414-342-5252
FAX 414-342-5454
EMAIL Office@OSLCMILW.org

 

Our Savior's Lutheran Church ELCA
3022 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53208
TEL 414-342-5252
FAX 414-342-5454
EMAIL Office@OSLCMILW.org

 

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The Stained Glass Windows at Our Savior’s

The congregation of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church initiated services in their new building at 3022 W. Wisconsin Ave. on Easter morning, 1954. Incorporated in the construction are over 50 stained glass windows of various sizes designed by artist Karl Friedlemeier, a native of Munich, Germany. Made of imported antique glass, the windows were manufactured by the Gavin Glass and Mirror Company of Milwaukee.

Most of the nave and transept windows depict biblical stories and characters from both the Old and New Testaments, often symbolically. The stories culminate with the “ABIDING SAVIOR” window above the altar on the north wall. With a height of 22 feet , the richly colored figure represents the victorious and ascending Christ and immediately attracts the attention of all who enter the sanctuary.

The lower windows toward the rear of the nave are grouped in sets of three; the center window in each group shows an incident in the life of Jesus, suggesting an activity that is illustrated by the windows on either side.

Windows in the south wall featuring the guardian angels are now obscured by pipes of the organ installed in 1963. The lowest panels of these window are visible from the mother’s room and contain scenes appropriate for that location. Two smaller windows located on each side of the front entrance are titled “The Good Shepard” and “Christ Knocking at the Door”.

The windows on the east and west narthex walls are symbolic of the resurrection.

 Images of the windows at Our Savior’s may be viewed from the links below. Thanks to volunteer Jose De Hoyos for his excellent photography.

·         ABIDING SAVIOR

·         Old Testament:

o   The four long windows in the west wall

o   The four upper short windows in the west wall

o   The east transept windows

§  Windows 1-4

§  Windows 5-8

·         Gospel:

o   The long windows on the east wall

§  Windows 1-4

§  Windows 5-8

o   The west transept windows

§  Windows 1-4

§  Windows 5-8

·         Lower nave windows:

o   Groups I and II

o   Groups III and IV

·         South wall windows:

·         Narthex Windows

·         Chapel Windows

A comprehensive and more detailed description of the window plan, including individual panels in the long windows and an explanation of the symbols used by the artist, can be found here.

 

  

The Stained Glass Windows at Our Savior’s

The congregation of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church initiated services in their new building at 3022 W. Wisconsin Ave. on Easter morning, 1954. Incorporated in the construction are over 50 stained glass windows of various sizes designed by artist Karl Friedlemeier, a native of Munich, Germany. Made of imported antique glass, the windows were manufactured by the Gavin Glass and Mirror Company of Milwaukee.

Most of the nave and transept windows depict biblical stories and characters from both the Old and New Testaments, often symbolically. The stories culminate with the “ABIDING SAVIOR” window above the altar on the north wall. With a height of 22 feet , the richly colored figure represents the victorious and ascending Christ and immediately attracts the attention of all who enter the sanctuary.

The lower windows toward the rear of the nave are grouped in sets of three; the center window in each group shows an incident in the life of Jesus, suggesting an activity that is illustrated by the windows on either side.

Windows in the south wall featuring the guardian angels are now obscured by pipes of the organ installed in 1963. The lowest panels of these window are visible from the mother’s room and contain scenes appropriate for that location. Two smaller windows located on each side of the front entrance are titled “The Good Shepard” and “Christ Knocking at the Door”.

The windows on the east and west narthex walls are symbolic of the resurrection.

 Images of the windows at Our Savior’s may be viewed from the links below. Thanks to volunteer Jose De Hoyos for his excellent photography.

·         ABIDING SAVIOR

·         Old Testament:

o   The four long windows in the west wall

o   The four upper short windows in the west wall

o   The east transept windows

§  Windows 1-4

§  Windows 5-8

·         Gospel:

o   The long windows on the east wall

§  Windows 1-4

§  Windows 5-8

o   The west transept windows

§  Windows 1-4

§  Windows 5-8

·         Lower nave windows:

o   Groups I and II

o   Groups III and IV

·         South wall windows:

·         Narthex Windows

·         Chapel Windows

A comprehensive and more detailed description of the window plan, including individual panels in the long windows and an explanation of the symbols used by the artist, can be found here.

 

  

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