Life Events - Sacraments
Baptism. Communion. Marriage. Funerals. At these extraordinary times, we celebrate them as sacraments. According to the Book of Common Prayer, sacraments are "outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace." We look forward to sharing these special sacramental moments with you.
Baptism marks our adoption into the Body of Christ. Welcoming all persons into a new life in Christ is one of the great privileges of any Christian community. Baptism is a sacrament wherein we recognize through the outward sign of water the inward grace of God joining us with the ministry of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. As such, it is understood as full initiation into…Read More »
Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation are concurrent rites where a mature commitment to Christ is welcomed by the Church through the laying on of hands by a bishop. Confirmation is for those wishing to affirm the commitments made for them at their baptism. Reception is for those previously confirmed in another Church who now find their ministry in the Episcopal Church. Reaff…Read More »
The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a gift from God for which we would love to welcome you to St. Paul's! Marriage is when two persons "enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows" (Book of Common Prayer, 861). The Episcopal Church recognizes marriage equality, and the sacrament …Read More »
Whether you have just lost a loved one and need some pastoral care and help planning a funeral or are preparing a plan for your own funeral, we'd love to hear from you. We do keep funeral plans on file for those who want to give their loved ones the gift of putting these things in order while they are still living.St. Paul's offers traditional funeral and burial services to our m…Read More »