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First Evangelical Lutheran Church
311 Mackie Street, Beaver Dam, WI
The decorating committee considered many different options for the stained glass windows for the new sanctuary. They decided to keep the Gothic arch shape as a reminder of the connection to their old church and use existing stained glass restored and used in the entry and coatroom to bring back memories.

After months of planning and interviewing various stained glass companies they chose Oakbrook Esser Studios to commission their new windows. The committee decided on a theme depicting the Story of Jesus. They chose God’s Holy Spirit window as a focal point of God’s love and salvation. The rays of light from the Spirit window appear in each of the other windows symbolic of God’s gift. Grape and vine borders appear on all windows sharing the theme: “I am the vine and you are the branches.”

In all ten new stained glass windows were designed and created for the new worship space over the course of 2 years.

God's Holy Spirit
God's Holy Spirit
Baptism of Jesus
Baptism of Jesus
Last Supper
The Last Supper
Jesus Blessing the Children
Jesus Blessing the Children
Calling the Disciples
Calling the Disciples
Garden of Gethsemane
Garden of Gethsemane
Death on the Cross
Jesus' Death on the Cross
Resurrection of Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus
Exisitng window restored
Exisitng window restored
The Luther Rose
The Luther Rose
February 6, 2004

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your colleagues at Oakbrook and Esser for the beautiful new stained glass and the old restored stained glass which you built for us and recently installed in our new sanctuary.

As I told you over the phone, we have received nothing but very favorable comments and praise for the stunning and impressionable job which you completed for us. We are all very pleased with your work, artistry, and craft. It was truly a work of love. And the fact that we had the job completed by your people so that our congregation could enjoy the fruits of your labor in time for our dedication service was another positive contribution by your team

So all of us at First Lutheran church want to thank you for your hard work and effort. We are indeed most appreciative of the wonderful work vou did for us.

You gave us wonderful advice, provided us with great drawings and design, and were most accommodating and courteous in the manner in which you treated us. How many people working for firms encourage you to come to their place of business and watch them build the product they have designed for you?

You have great employees who are real professionals and certainly dedicated to their craft and skill. It was a real pleasure to work with you people and we do so look forward to working with you in the future in the design and building of the balance of our additional windows. Again we thank you very much for your kindness, craft, skill, and expertise.

Tom Faber

November 1, 2005

We are very excited to have all oof our stained glass windows in place. The beauty and inspiration of these wonderful windows truly completes our new sanctuary.

We are planning a Stained Glass Dedication Service for Sunday, Novemtber 20, 2005. Our worship will be centered on our window theme “The Story of Jesus” and will feature all of our beautiful windows. Services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

We would like you and your staff to join us for this special day. It will provide an opportunity tp thank you and to recognize your firm for their great work. It will be a pleasure to introduce you, your staff, and, of course, Johann to our congregation.

Our committee feels very fortunate to have been able to work with your studio. Our congregation is very pleased with our stained glass windows.

Please let us know if you will be able to join us.


Gary Scharfenberg and Decorating Committee,
Mary Ann Aaroen, Eileen Brower, Arleen Wiedenhoeft, Tom Faber


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