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Hermann Schmidt Window: Jesus Standing at the Door

Behold, I stand at the door and knock, says the Lord. Anyone who hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to them and eat with them, and they with me. ~ Revelation 3:20 This window was given in loving memory of Pastor Hermann Schmidt by his widow Lillian Schmidt when the sanctuary was being redecorated in 1912. It echoes the above passage, with Jesus knocking on the door of our hearts, over which the vines have formed a labyrinth. Hermann Schmidt was the Pastor of St. Peter’s from May 25, 1897 to his death on December 15, 1907. He was the visionary and driving force behind the building of this current structure, after lightning had severely damaged the first building on July 4th, 1901. It sounds like building a new church was an obvious choice but it was not.

 

 


 St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Street
(Laramie and Oakton Streets)

Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847.673.8166
Fax: 847.674.7691
Office Email: Office@stpeteruccskokie.org

Pastor Email: RevLanford@aol.com