St. Peter's Episcopal Church is famous for it's unique and beautiful Stained Glass Windows.
Altar Window: The altar window is our newest window in the sanctuary! Two local stained glass artists worked together in creating this window--James Erickson, the designer, and Annalee Jones, the fabricator. The central design of the red cross was carried over from the original altar window installed in 1914 as a memorial to the father of the Rev. Canon Yin Tet Kong (pastor of St. Peter's from 1896 to 1927). When that window became compromised beyond reasonable repair in 2017, the Liu, Kong, and Kau Families joined together in gifting St. Peter's with this new window in memory and honor of lifelong members Samuel P.K. Liu, Sarah Kau Kong and Christopher S.C. Kong, and The Rev. Ernest Kau, brother of Sarah. Chris was the son of Rev. Kong, and Samuel and Sarah served as a team at St. Peter's, Samuel as a long time treasurer and Sarah as a long time secretary. The ti plant rising from the rock is constructed of glass harvested from the original altar window.
Sanctuary Windows: The stunningly beautiful windows in the sanctuary, designed and crafted by Lithuanian-born artist Brone Jameikis, were installed in the 1970s and early 1980s. Jameikis chose to use faceted rather than leaded glass, shaping each piece to create angles that refract and reflect light. She worked closely with donor families to design windows holding personal meaning. Thus, while the theme of Jameikis' windows is the book of Revelation, the windows also have birds, flowers, or stars in developing the designs with family members. Windows also have a bit of Hawaii incorporated into the designs — a rainbow, fish, the blue Pacific.
Chancel Windows: Judson Studios designed the Chancel windows, which were installed in the late 1980s. Also sponsored by donor families, these windows explore wide-ranging themes from the eucharist to Chinese clergy to Christian martyrs.
Bell Tower Windows: Judson Studios also crafted the bell tower windows. These windows, installed in the late 1980s, symbolize the history of the Christian Church by acknowledging Christian saints who had a role in bringing Christianity to East Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
See more at WINDOWS OF LIGHTS, WINDOWS OF HOPES and check out the book and videos coverage by Dr. Joseph Eppink on our Stained Glass Windows.