ABOUT OUR NEW LOGO
Crown Him the Lord of love.
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified. (LSB 525:3)
We indeed have a Beautiful Savior who has a beautiful love for us. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). He gave His life on the cross to ransom us from sin and death and to give us everlasting life that we might not perish.
The cross, therefore, is a symbol of sin and death; yet it also reminds us of the beautiful work of our Savior for our forgiveness and life. The Christian Church on earth and this local congregation exist because of Jesus’ saving work on the cross for us. We gather together as a community of believers so that we would rejoice in God’s love and, as our vision statement says, “Boldly Share the Love of Christ.” For this reason the cross, the symbol of the Christian faith, is sometimes described as shining a heavenly light for our comfort and hope:
Never shall the cross forsake me;
Lo, it glows with peace and joy. (LSB 427:3)
In our logo, the gold of the cross reminds us of the riches of God’s grace, and the royalty of the Son who came for us. The Shining of the cross and the orange glow shows the light of Christ, which is for the world. The blue ring is a symbol of hope and eternal life.
The new logo, which will be used in our electronic and print communications, was designed by Matt Tally of KC1Connect, who graciously went beyond our expectations. The Church logo has been adapted to fit various publication and social media needs, and is even being used by our Abounding Love Preschool and Parents Day Out, with a color change to match the preschool’s preexisting use of red. The message of the logo, however, remains the same.
To our Beautiful Savior, because of his cross that shines the Gospel light, be all glory, praise, and thanks. Amen.
From the cross Thy wisdom shining
Breaketh forth in conqu’ring might;
From the cross forever beameth
All Thy bright redeeming light.
Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia without end! (LSB 578:4)