Mass On Sunday
Every Sunday we have worship that includes singing, scripture, a sermon, prayers and communion (Eucharist). The worship service lasts between 50-70 minutes. We have activities for children on Sunday mornings. The Evening service has less music and no set activities for children.
Baptism is the entry point for members of the church. While God loves every human being, we believe that Baptism is a God-given means of drawing us into God’s family. We believe that through the waters of Baptism we die and rise with Christ; our sins are washed away and we are born again by water and the Spirit.
Baptism is not a magical rite; it is an act of community. Parents and God-parents make solemn vows to help the one being baptized “grow into the full stature of Christ”. The whole parish also makes a vow to “do all in their power to support the newly baptized in their life in Christ”. Those being baptized and their families are expected to be regular in worship before and after the celebration.
Baptisms are held during the Sunday Morning service. Please contact the office to schedule a Baptism. The church office can provide you with the necessary form and tell you about upcoming Baptism dates.
Confirmation is a mature statement of Christian faith made before a bishop to receive the strengthening power of the Holy Spirit. For young people, confirmation classes are offered to those who are at least in the 9th grade. Baptized Adults from another Christian tradition who were never confirmed are also asked to receive the sacrament. Adults who were confirmed in another tradition are received into the Episcopal Church without having to renounce the previous rite.
Christian marriage is a solemn and joyful celebration. We welcome you to celebrate your wedding and embrace the sacramental theology of marriage of the Episcopal Church. Rite for holy matrimony in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 423). Marriage is a solemn public covenant between two persons in the presence of God. At least one of the couple must be a baptized Christian. Please contact the office to schedule a meeting to discuss this celebration.
At the Time of Death
While none of us looks forward to it, death is a natural outcome of being human. We are accustomed with end of life issues and can be of great assistance both in the last stages of life and in the days that follow. We are familiar with many ways to celebrate the life of your loved one.