Sacraments and Sacramental Rites of the Church

Our parish church sanctuary is the center for celebrating all of life’s passages. At St. John’s, the Holy Eucharist, “the principle act of Christian worship on Sundays and other major Feasts” is at the core of who we are. The primary mission of the Church, God’s Mission,  is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Through our corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge God’s holiness, in hearing God’s Word spoken in Holy Scripture, by praying together and in the celebration of the Sacraments. All persons are welcome to participate in the fullness of this life in Christ.

Holy Baptism

Our relationship in Christ is established in the covenant of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The Sacrament is the first critical step in a lifelong journey and relationship with Christ...

The Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood, and the principal act of worship in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. Our Anglican theology of the Eucharist...

Confirmation

The Sacramental Rite of Confirmation is the service in which Christians express a mature commitment to Christ. Confirmation services for St. John’s parishioners are held, usually, once a year, with...

Ordination or Holy Orders

Ordination is the rite in which God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to those being ordained bishops, priests, and deacons, through prayer and the laying on...

Holy Matrimony

Holy Matrimony is the Sacramental rite of Christian marriage in which two adults enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace...

Reconciliation of a Penitent or “Confession”

The Sacramental Rite of Reconciliation, commonly called Confession, is available to all who desire it. The ministry of reconciliation has been committed by Christ to his Church through the common...

Unction of the Sick- often called Last Rites

Sacramental ministry to a sick and dying Christian, may include Confession and Absolution, laying on of hands, extreme unction, (anointing) and Communion. St. John’s Pastoral Care Lay-Ministers assist the clergy...