Weddings are wonderful occasions! Members of our parish, their children, and grandchildren and those who have attended services at St. Anneʻs, may be married in our beautiful sanctuary, with marvelous organ or piano music. Our parish hall is equipped to host a reception for up to 100 people,
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This is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the church. God establishes an indissoluble bond with each person in baptism.
God adopts us, making us members of the church and inheritors of the Kingdom of God (BCP, pp. 298, 858).
In baptism we are made sharers in the new life of the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness of sins. Baptism is the foundation for all future church participation and ministry. Each candidate for baptism in the Episcopal Church is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons.
The Catechism notes that "Infants are baptized so that they can share citizenship in the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption by God."
Funeral rite for burial of a baptized Christian, includes anthems, psalms, scripture readings, and prayers. The BCP provides both traditional and contemporary liturgies (pp. 469-507). This rite may serve as the liturgy of the word at a Requiem Eucharist.
The burial rites also include the Apostles' Creed, a special form of the prayers of the people, forms for the consecration of the grave, and additional prayers that may be added after the Lord's Prayer.
At the Burial of the Dead those who mourn may express grief and sorrow as they share in the community's expression of faith, hope, and mutual support in Jesus Christ.