Wesley Stained Glass

This beautiful stained glass, created by Alan Masaoka, can be located in the Chapel at Wesley United Methodist Church.  A description of each panel can be found below.

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The Crucifixion

Scripture:  Luke 23: 26, 27.  "As they lead him away, they seized one, Simon of Cyrene who was coming from the country, laid on him the cross to carry it and there followed a great multitude of people."

Simon of Cyrene had come to Jerusalem to observe the Passover and was among the crowds following Jesus.  Being of large stature, they seized him to help carry the heavy burden of the cross.  The opportunity to "catch the cross" may come to anyone at any time.


The Resurrection

Scripture:  John 20: 14-16.  She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.  He said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom do you seek?"  Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away".  Jesus said to her, "Mary."  She turned and said to him, "Raboni".


Very early in the morning, the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and two disciples came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been rolled away.  They looked inside and saw the linen cloths lying there in the empty tomb.  Immediately, the disciples went back to their homes.

Mary Magdalene remained alone in the garden in contemplation of the recent events.  She encountered Jesus but she did not know him until he called her by name.  She responded in glad surprise, "Raboni!," and immediately recognized and accepted him as her risen Lord and Savior, Teacher, and Spiritual Guide.


The Sending Forth

Scripture:  Mark 16: 15  "Go ye into all the world and proclaim the Good News to the whole creation."

Additional scriptures:

Matthew 22:37 
Love God with all your heart, soul and mind      

Matthew 22:39 
Love your neighbor as yourself

John 13: 34       
Love each other as I have loved you

John 21: 15-17  
"Do you love me truly?......Feed my lambs.  Tend my sheep.  Feed my sheep."


Dedication

The Stained Glass Windows are dedicated to those faithful, early pioneers who gathered for worship and religious activities, and in 1895 were chartered: the beginning of Wesley United Methodist Church, to all individuals who chose to serve God best by helping to establish, to preserve, to enhance the ministry of Wesley United Methodist Church, to those presently honored by their loved ones, to be an inspiration to all who worship in this church.