Baptisms and Weddings

Baptisms

At Holy Spirit, persons of all ages are welcome to baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  Baptisms occur during regular Sunday Services, and are particularly appropriate on: the Easter Vigil, the Day of Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (Epiphany I), or the Visitation of the Bishop.

Parents and Godparents make the commitments for infants and small children, older children and adults make speak for themselves.  A baptism class precedes the service and parents, godparents, and older baptismal candidates are encouraged to attend.

Baptism is a sacrament–an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.  The outward sign is water, in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  The inward and spiritual grace in Baptism is union with
Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the Church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit.

Infants are baptized so that they can share citizenship in the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption by God.  (BCP 858)

Contact Father Bill Blackerby if you are interested in discussing baptism for yourself or a family member.

Weddings

To find a partner with whom you want to share your life is a sacred gift.  We celebrate the vows two people make to one another and the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.

Contact Tara if you are interested in the possibility of scheduling your wedding and/or reception at Holy Spirit.  Members of the congregation and their families are given priority for scheduling.  We follow the guidelines of a wedding customary in order to assure clear communication and to make sure it is easy for you to make your wedding plans.

 

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