This is the vestibule of the church. From here there are convenient entrances into the nave, the side aisles and the tower. In this anteroom the worshipper should give thought to the many services the Church renders unto the people. It is such thoughts that the tinted glass panels of the narthex wish to suggest.
In them we find symbols of two Sacraments—Baptism and Communion; also of instruction, confirmation, matrimony, burial, and of the strength, confidence, and hope with which the Church bestows by Means of Grace.
Christ, the Lord of the Church, is represented by familiar symbols in the nave doors. The side aisle doors picture Luther’s coat-of-arms.