The Ascension The east balcony portrays “The Ascension.” After telling the apostles to be witness for him to th eends of the earth, ” . . . he was taken up to heaven as they watched him, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” Acts 1:6-11; Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53 This window is the Sears Memorial. Mr. Sears was the owner of the Albany Planing Mill, C.W. Sears and Son. he was very much interested in seeing that the woodwork was smooth and beautiful. All of the windows were placed and framed by the Albany Planing Mill. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sears were members of the church. Mrs. Sears taught in the Sunday School and gave lovely parties for the children. Mrs. Alton Coates was a member of her class. Ed Sears, the son, continued in the business after his father’s death.