“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church.” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298)
At Episcopalians, we at St. Benedict believe Holy Baptism is a reason for celebration by the whole church! So, we celebrate baptisms on Sunday mornings as part of Holy Eucharist. We baptize babies, children, and adults. We suggest Sundays with a special baptismal meaning, which makes the sacrament even more rich and significant: Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday (seven Sundays after Easter), All Saint’s Sunday (first Sunday in November), the Baptism or Our Lord (first Sunday after Epiphany), or on a Sunday when our Bishop may be visiting.
For more information, to choose an appropriate Sunday, and to schedule pre-baptismal instruction, contact Rev. Heidi.
Parents who would like a Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child are also welcome!
“For if we have life, we are alive in the Lord, and if we die, we die in the Lord. So, then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s possession.” (Romans 14:8)
Blessing and saying goodbye to a loved one who has died is one of the most important things we will ever do for them. Arrangements for funerals and memorial services at the church or prayers at burial or cremation may be made by contacting our vicar, Rev. Heidi. We encourage you to celebrate the life of a loved one in a church rather than at a funeral home and not to inter your loved one without blessings and prayers in the name of our Lord.
… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 427)
At St. Benedict, we bless marriage and union ceremonies for both straight and same sex couples, but only for church members or close family of church members. If you’re not a member but are interested in becoming one, you are encouraged to visit us for Sunday worship or to speak with the priest. Contact Rev. Heidi for more information.