BAPTISM, MARRIAGE, SAME-SEX BLESSINGS, AND FUNERALS


Holy Baptism

Divine voice: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Human voice: Here am I; send me! (Isaiah 6:8)

Baptism is seen by Christian churches everywhere as the ceremony of belonging. When you come to it as an adult, it is a transforming moment, involving both conversion and commitment. In Baptism, you join the family of Christians, and you are commissioned as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Baptism should not be entered into lightly. It can launch you on a road which is difficult, but you will also know profound joy and peace.

While the Anglican Church affirms that Baptism is intended for adults, we gladly baptize the children of active members of the congregation.

The rite of baptism takes place at the main Sunday service.

Following the service on the day of your baptism, there is a luncheon and celebration in St. George’s parish hall.


Marriage and Same-Sex Blessings

Marriage and the Blessing of Same-Sex Couples are acts of worship in which we give glory and thanksgiving to God for the gift of love. In these acts of worship God and God’s church are invited into a couple’s relationship. The people, which is the church, are called to support and nurture the couple through good times as well as tough times. Couples who are considering marriage or blessing are encouraged to speak to our Incumbent Priest about the process which includes counseling ahead of the blessed event.



Funerals and Memorials

At the time of death it is comforting to have a deep inner faith, and to be lovingly supported by members of the church. We make St. George’s available for you and your friends to pray together, and to visit over refreshments after the service.

In cases of terminal illness our Pastoral Care committee normally visits from time to time, bringing Holy Communion if desired. The clergy also lend a faithful, prayerful presence in the final illness. A simple call to (204) 453-5655 will reach our Priest directly, day or night.