The musical staff which floats across the top of all of the windows on the east wall begins at the southeast window and makes an artistic curve which turns it upside down. This melody, if written in a straight line, is the beloved hymn: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.
Under the shadow of your throne your saints have dwelt secure; sufficient is your arm alone, and our defense is sure.
Before the hills in order stood or earth received its frame, from everlasting you are God, to endless years the same.
A thousand ages in your sight are like an evening gone, short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.
The grill that begins the hymn and includes the globe was given by Betty Cordes in memory of her parents Melville & Ora Reed from Freeport, IL.
The Lord wants all people to come to him. Jesus was sent to reconcile a lost world to God and he calls us to do the same. For this reason we need to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Christ.
This grill celebrating faith and family in the sacrament of Holy Baptism was given by Craig & Cheryl Rose for the celebration of life. Here a family brings a child to the font, where by water and the Word the Holy Spirit brings the child into the body of Christ - the Church. God the Father liberates us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of Christ and by the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God, inheritors of eternal life.
This grill was given by Sybilla Kuane in memory of her husband Kenneth. God created the earth and as a people we are to replenish, subdue, dress, till and keep the earth. Kenneth lived and tended to the land on his farm his entire life.
This grill was given by Marvin Kempfe in memory of his wife Helen. This sculpture of 'Harps & Angels' depicts the life and death of a Christian. It is a fitting memorial to all our loved ones who died in the Lord and now rest from all their labors. The angels and music symbolize our hope that the souls of our loved ones are in the presence of the Lord, surrounded by the Heavenly Host of Angels playing their harps and singing the celestial music of God. There are tombstones at the bottom, representing the resting place of our bodies until the day of resurrection.
The four Delhi street side windows were donated by Rommel & Donnelle Fuerste in memory of Donnelle's mother Kleta Rehwaldt. Each window symbolizes part of Donald & Kleta's 50 happy years of marriage. The window with all the birds is called 'Grandma's Window,' as Kleta had a deep love for birds, especially cardinals. Don & Kleta lived on a farm in South Dakota, as signified in the grill depicting a farm and farmer at work. The Rehwaldt's were very spiritual people, this is depicted in the grill with a church in the center of town and the couple sitting on a dock.
The LFC was part of the expansion of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 2000.
This welcoming space is adorned with metal-wood sculptures on each window, made by John Martinson, a metal sculptor of Galena, IL. The wood included in some of these metal sculptures is from the oak tree which was removed to make room for this project.
The largest 'grill' in the LFC, the focal point of the room, is titled 'New Beginnings' because that is what the congregation felt signified this new expansion. This grill was given through the memorials of Harlan Epland, Gene Heinemann, Joe Holdiman, and Ken & Greta Melson.