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Sacraments & Services

“A Sacrament is an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace.” 

~St. Augustine


Baptism


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, 

baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. 

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

~Matthew 28:19-20


For many, baptism is the first sacrament individuals receive because they are baptized as infants; however, adults may be baptized as well. The doctrine of baptism is set out in the Anglican Church's Thirty-nine Articles of Religion and the liturgy of baptism is in the Book of Common Prayer. If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, please contact Father Michael.


Communion


And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying,

“This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying,

“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

~Luke 22:19-20


We celebrate the Eucharist and offer communion to all baptized Christians every Sunday.  


Marriage


 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 

and the two shall become one flesh.” 

~Ephesians 5:31


Marriage is a gift of God’s grace.  Husbands and wives give themselves to each other in love just as Christ loves the church that they will grow together in that love. 


Contact Father Michael for information about exchanging marriage vows at Good Shepherd.


Funeral


“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, 

would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

And if I go and prepare a place for you, 

I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”  

~John 14:1-3


Good Shepherd is here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A service in honor of a departed loved one is available.  We offer support before, during, and after the service, for as long as it is needed.


Contact Father Michael if you have a need in this area.