Eugene Church Celebrates Installation of New Stained-glass Mural

Eugene Church Celebrates Installation of New Stained-glass Mural "Baptism: A Journey to the Holy City” is the title for a new stained-glass mural that graces the back wall of the Eugene Church baptistry. In full, the plaque reads, “The mural is based upon illustrations from Arthur S. Maxwell’s The Bible Story books for children and Ellen G. White’s Triumph of God's Love. The mural is a volunteer labor of love, designed and created by Ron Wilson, artist, in gratitude to God and to the church family whose generosity made possible a Christian education for the artist and his sister. Funding for materials was graciously provided by the members of the Eugene Church and by families of former members." The artist, along with Doris Bond Baker, then decorating committee chairman and who now lives in Salem, and Al Heitzmann, then pastor, (now deceased) and his wife, Ruby Lee Heitzmann, now living in College Place, Wash., contracted the mural project several years ago. At the dedication service on Oct. 28, 2006, Baker gave a history of the mural. Wilson described the techniques used for the three-dimensional effect and how the colored glass came from all over the world. There were over 1,500 pieces of glass used! Heitzmann gave the prayer of dedication after Greg Middlestetter the current pastor, delivered a sermon about the blessings of witnessing and giving others the privilege to be a part of the Holy City.

Eugene Church Celebrates

Installation of New Stained-glass Mural

"Baptism: A Journey to the Holy City” is the title for a new stained-glass mural that graces the back wall of the Eugene Church baptistry. In full, the plaque reads, “The mural is based upon illustrations from Arthur S. Maxwell’s The Bible Story books for children and Ellen G. White’s Triumph of God's Love. The mural is a volunteer labor of love, designed and created by Ron Wilson, artist, in gratitude to God and to the church family whose generosity made possible a Christian education for the artist and his sister. Funding for materials was graciously provided by the members of the Eugene Church and by families of former members."

The artist, along with Doris Bond Baker, then decorating committee chairman and who now lives in Salem, and Al Heitzmann, then pastor, (now deceased) and his wife, Ruby Lee Heitzmann, now living in College Place, Wash., contracted the mural project several years ago.

At the dedication service on Oct. 28, 2006, Baker gave a history of the mural. Wilson described the techniques used for the three-dimensional effect and how the colored glass came from all over the world. There were over 1,500 pieces of glass used!

Heitzmann gave the prayer of dedication after Greg Middlestetter the current pastor, delivered a sermon about the blessings of witnessing and giving others the privilege to be a part of the Holy City.

February 01, 2007 / Oregon Conference
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