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A worker from Cathedral Crafts Inc. Studios of Stained Glass works on a smaller side windows, next to one of the large rose windows that has already been replaced. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Room with a view: First Lutheran stained glass being restored to former glory

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It’s not a commentary on the quality of the Rev. Richard Ricker’s sermons, but services at Worthington’s First Lutheran Church have been a bit dreary lately.


For the past several months, the sanctuary’s windows have been covered in  cardboard, filling the spaces where beautiful stained glass should be. The century-old panes were removed for much-needed restoration.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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