"There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." –Ephesians 4:4-6
Holy Baptism is a sacrament by which new members are made part of Christ’s Body, the Christian Church. The outward and visible sign in baptism is water, in which an individual is baptized in the name of the Trinity. (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The inward and spiritual grace in baptism is the person’s unity with Christ, being birthed into God’s household, received the forgiveness of sins and new life in the Holy Spirit.
At St. Peter’s, we delight in welcoming the newly baptized as partners with us in Christ’s life and ministry, and we thank you for considering having your baptism here. Holy Baptism is a sacred occasion. We promise to do all in our power not only to make your baptism a joyous event, but also to support you in your life in Christ.
Christian Marriage is a rich blessing and weddings are indeed special at St. Peter’s. Our sanctuary is a beautiful and holy place to pledge your lifelong commitment to one another and to the Lord in the presence of God, family and friends.
Weddings here are conducted by our Rector; however, other clergy may be invited to participate in the service. Canon law of the church requires that at least one of the couple be a baptized Christian.
We believe that adequate preparation is necessary for the success of a marriage. Premarital counseling sessions with clergy are required.
Funeral or Memorial Service
“I am the Resurrection and the life says the Lord.” -John 11:25
The funeral or memorial service at St. Peter’s follows the guidelines of The Book of Common Prayer. Family members and friends are invited to take part in the service by reading lessons and the prayers. One or two remembrances by family members of friends may be offered. A homily or sermon, which emphasizes the comfort of our faith, may also be preached. It should be remembered that the funeral service is a public statement of the Christian faith and hope in the Resurrection.
Many families wish to have a reception after the funeral to greet friends. The church is happy to provide space for this in the Parish Hall. Our priest is always on call to offer support, and comfort at the time of death. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Clergy will also assist the family and funeral director in making arrangements for the burial.