Peter Engler Nativity



The Nativity

Hand carved by Peter Engler,

Master Woodcarver

This hand carved Nativity by the late Peter Engler, was donated to Faith Lutheran Church by his wife, Virginia. The Engler family lived on Eiserman Street and frequented St. Paul's Lutheran Church (now Faith Lutheran), beginning in 1962.

Wood relief carving has been an art form since ancient times. In relief carving, figures or objects are carved into a flat piece of wood. The general process for relief carving involves removing wood so that the carved object appears to rise out of the wood itself, as in the hand of the baby Jesus.