After you turn into the driveway of 643 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ, you can park in proximity to the upper side entrance to the sanctuary or go farther down and to the left and park near the lower entrance. Once in the lower lobby, use the stairs or the elevator on the right to take you up to the sanctuary level narthex. Bathroom facilities are located down the lower lobby hallway, on the right. Children are welcomed! Refreshments and children's materials are located on the sanctuary level, in the narthex.
Through our worship liturgy we are centered in God who comes to us through means of Grace: word & sacraments. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has identified these means of Grace as the proclaimed Word of God (which comes to us through preaching and the public reading of scripture), and the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. In worship we are recharged.
In worship we know that God renews us and recharges us through these means. After worship is over we become the means through which God renews the hurting and afflicted people of our world. Through the liturgy of Grace, we are connected with these means of Grace ourselves. We become carriers of the Word of God, the word of promise, hope and love. We are transformed into bread for the hungry, and water for those who thirst for justice and righteousness in our world.
When worship is over, we go our separate ways. Yet worship connects us with our shared center in Jesus Christ, when we leave our courses are by by our common center. The paths of our lives are altered through worship. And as we go out into the world we bring that connection to the center with us, that common center of Grace through Jesus Christ.