With forethought and deliberateness, the windows in the chancel and nave (sanctuary) of Alpine were designed in keeping with the ancient tradition of the Christian Church to make the gospel speak through every medium available.
The overall theme of the windows is “The Life of Christ Celebrated in Worship” and “The Communion of Saints Sent out to Serve.”
As the community of believers gathers in the nave to worship they are joined by the history of the communion of saints portrayed in the side nave windows. The focus is placed on the diamond shaped windows in the north chancel wall which look down upon the altar and where the drama of worship takes place.
Worship is begun in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father, Creator, is portrayed by the window on the right base of the triangle. It features the bursting sun with the ancient Yod symbol of God in a triangle within. God, the Son, the Redeemer, is portrayed through the series of other diamond shaped windows culminating at the top of the triangle with God, the Holy Spirit, symbolized by the dove.
As worship ends, having shared in the Word and Sacrament, portrayed in the windows in each sacristy, the community of believers leave the nave passing by windows which portray the history of the communion of saints. As they pass through the Memorial Lounge they pass two windows which remind them of their mission “to rejoice in Christ” and to serve Him in the world.