The Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after the Epiphany in January) is a typical date for the rite of baptism, when God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s body.
At each baptism, in addition to pledging support for the candidates, those who are already baptized renew their vows. You can learn more about the service of Holy Baptism on page 299 in the Book of Common Prayer.
Through the outward and visible signs of bread and wine, we receive the body and blood of Christ. By remembering Jesus’ life, death and resurrection through Holy Communion, our union with God and one another is strengthened, and our sins are forgiven.
The expression of a mature, public commitment to Christ is part of the rite of confirmation. You may access the confirmation service on page 413 of the Book of Common Prayer.
Congratulations! If you are engaged to be married, check out our wedding guidelines and contact Duane Nettles or Kim Reinholz to begin a series of counseling sessions using the Prepare/Enrich Premarital Inventory. You may access the celebration and blessing of a marriage on page 423 in the Book of Common Prayer.
Planning for the end of life is an act of love that spares our families difficult decisions. The links below provide items to start the conversation about death and funeral arrangements, or watch our video about funeral planning.
The Columbarium at Grace and Holy Trinity Church
Christian tradition considers burial the final act of faith … a witness to one’s belief in the resurrection and everlasting life. Grace and Holy Trinity church has a columbarium for the committal of ashes (cremains). Review part one and part two of these documents if you wish to reserve space.