Liturgical Artwork

Liturgical Artwork

Baptismal Font

The baptismal font stands inside the entrance to the sanctuary to signify that Holy Baptism is the first event of the Christian life. Just as people enter the place of worship through the doors, people enter into membership in the body of Christ through the act of Baptism. The Christ Candle stands near the font as an additional visual reminder that in our Baptism we are crucified and resurrected with Christ.
The Lighted Globe

Given by Mary Anna Larson in memory of Walter Larson, 1995
Simeon's Studio, St. Louis Park, created the Lighted Globe

The Lighted Globe, situated inside our sanctuary doors, is popular in churches in Sweden.  It is illuminated with votive candles.  Persons are invited to light a candle to symbolize a particular prayer or hope.  These "lighted prayers" are a visible sign of the prayers of the whole community "for the whole people of God, and for all people according to their needs."

The Lighted Globe is dedicated with the words of Jesus:  "I am the light of the world.   Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but have the light of life."  (John 8:12)

"The Body, Nourished and Sent”

Given by Donn Escher in thanksgiving and praise to God, 1999.
The Body, Nourished and Sent is a six-panel fiber artwork created by Marjorie Ford of Cantraip Studio, Minneapolis, MN.

"Into the Shining Brightness"

Given by Cathryn Frankenberg and Family in memory of Patrick D. Frankenberg, 1996

Into the Shining Brightness is a six-panel fiber artwork created by Marjorie Ford of Cantraip Studio, Minneapolis, MN.

“Adorn This House” 
A Baptismal Banner
Given by the Ruth Circle, 2000.

Adorn This House is a liturgical fabric artwork created by Jeanette Paulson, Duluth, MN.

The Baptismal banner is a liturgical fabric art banner. The vertical design incorporates water, a descending dove, and a cross by using a water motif. It is set on a grid of rectangles and uses the watercolors of aqua and teal.

"A New Creation"
Given by Donn Escher and Bruce and Ona Cary and family in memory of Julie Cary
Designed by David Hetland and StudioWorks, LLC.
Window Fabrication by Orchard Stained Glass of Fargo

"New Creation" is a series of seven stained-glass windows made for the upper south sanctuary openings of Family of God Lutheran Church. They are fashioned with leaded cathedral, opalescent, and streaky glass with hand-painted and sand blasted details.

The imagery contained within the design consists of symbols of Creation. In the beginning, God's hand brings forth life. He created the world and we are created in God's image. Rays of light cascade through the darkness giving life to everything earthly. The windows show a creating hand separating the waters from the firmament, creating plants, stars, sun, and moon, creatures of the sea, sky, and land, culminating with the creation of human beings. The star of Bethlehem reminds us of the Son of God being born into this world. The cross speaks of the death of Jesus, through which our sins are forgiven. The flag proclaims the resurrection, through which the "New Creation" is begun, and the golden city shows the Heavenly New Jerusalem, where the "New Creation" is brought to completion. 
“Children By Grace, Extending Christ's Embrace"
Created by David Hetland and StudioWorks, LLC.

Family of God's first set of stained glass windows is inspired by the following bible verses:

Galatians 3:26-28
" . . . for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."

Romans 12:3-8
"For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching, the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness."
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