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All of the Sacraments and Pastoral Offices are fully described in the Book of Common Prayer.

Baptism at Christ Church
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Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion at Christ Church
Episcopalians often use the word Eucharist instead of Communion. The prayer book says "The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again.... The Holy Eucharist is also called the Lord's Supper, and Holy Communion; it is also known as the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering." It is a remembrance of the Last Supper when Jesus gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body." and wine, saying, "This is my blood."

Holy Communion at Christ Church is open to all baptized Christians.

To receive Holy Communion:

  • Come forward either to the rail and kneel, or to the right or left of the rail and stand.
  • Place the palm of one hand in the other to receive the bread.
  • Receive the wine by guiding the chalice to your mouth. If you prefer not to receive wine, cross your arms in front of your chest.
  • Wait until the person to your left has finished receiving before leaving.

Parents are asked to assist their young children in receiving the bread and wine. Non-baptized persons are invited to come to the rail for a blessing. To inquire about preparing children for receiving Holy Communion, speak to our clergy.

Confirmation at Christ Church
Confirmation is making an adult affirmation of faith, and through a bishop's laying-on-of-hands, to embrace the presence of the Holy Spirit in one's life to guide, comfort, and empower us for a life of Christian service.

At Christ Church we provide an opportunity for young adults to affirm their faith and deepen their connection to the Church beginning in Sunday school. Confirmation typically happens around age 16-17, following completion of our two-year preparation course.

Adults may be confirmed at any age. The requirements are that you have been baptized and desire to follow Christ in an intentional way. Inquirers should speak to our clergy.

Those previously baptized and confirmed in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Lutheran churches need not be confirmed again; they may instead be "Received" into the Episcopal Church as those who have already experienced the laying on of hands by a bishop.

Confession at Christ Church
Confession (Reconciliation of a Penitent) is available by contacting our clergy. Confession is especially appropriate during penitential seasons like Lent. A general Confession is part of our regular Holy Eucharist service.

Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at Christ Church
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Christ Church Ministry to the Sick
In case of illness or injury, notify the parish office as soon as possible. Prayers for healing are offered at our worship services and by our prayer team. You may want to be included on our prayer list.

Funerals at Christ Church
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