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"All are welcome in this place"
Two sets of double door provide entry into the main worship space. Since this is the only entrance to the room, everyone has to come to one location at least to enter and exit for worship. At first glance the room may seem rather plain. It is important to remember, however, that this space is intended primarily for the celebration of the Eucharist. Consequently, it has been designed to focus attention on the altar and the people gathered around it. Although the columns add a note of interest and stateliness, an attempt has been made to avoid the kind of religious and devotional decoration that tends to draw attention to itself. It is intended that the principal color and liveliness of the room come from the people gathered to worship. For color and inspiration, then the eye is directed to the community rather than to the walls.
To recall the entrance symbolism of baptism, the font is placed just inside the doors. It is made up of two granite bowls through which water flows into a pool made of polished onyx tile. The large upper bowl, nearer the door, allows the immersion of infants. The granite of the lower and smaller bowl at the other end is polished in the form of a cross. Water bubbles up through this cross and flows through seven channels into the pool. The font overall is 5' wide, 7" long. It will accommodate any style of baptism except the full immersion of an adult. The paschal candle is placed near the font.