Sacraments


sacraments

We provide seven sacraments. The following are overviews of them.

Baptism

Baptism is the ceremony when an adult or infant enters the Christian journey of faith. The following requirements are followed by those baptized at All Saints'.

• Registered membership

• A course of instruction in the Christian Faith

• Six months of consistent worship and support

• Guidance by the baptism coordinator

We will perform "Courtesy Baptisms" for those no longer active in their membership at All Saints', but are active in their membership at another Christian mainline denomination. All the requirements listed in the Baptism Customary for "Courtesy Baptisms" must be met.

 

Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist is the gathering of people to worship God by hearing the Holy Scripture and receiving the Lord's Supper. Episcopalians call receiving the Lord's Supper 'Holy Communion'. So, for them, a Holy Eucharist is hearing the Holy Scripture and Holy Communion. The word 'Eucharist' means 'thanksgiving'.

People are welcome to receive this sacrament at All Saints' if they are baptized, worshiping regularly, and living in love and charity with others.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is a ceremony at All Saints' led by a Bishop. In Confirmation, candidates express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit.

Those Confirmed by the Bishop at All Saints' must be at least 16 years old, have been previously baptized, and satisfactorily complete a course of instruction in the Christian Faith.

 

Ordination

Ordination at All Saints' is an infrequent ceremony by the Bishop in which God gives the grace and authority of the Holy Spirit to those being made either a deacon or priest. A person must first feel called by God into the ordained ministry. They are then examined by the rector, parish vestry, Bishop, and Commission on Ministry. If approved, Vocational Deacon aspirants complete studies at the Institute of Christian Studies in Orlando, Florida. Aspirants for the priesthood complete three years of study approved by the Bishop.

 

Marriage

A marriage ceremony in the Episcopal Church is called Holy Matrimony. In it, a man and a woman enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.

The following requirements are completed at All Saints' prior to a wedding.

• Registered membership • A course of instruction in Christian marriage

• Six months of consistent worship and support

• Guidance by the wedding coordinator

Confession

Confession, or Penance, is called Reconciliation of the Penitent in the Episcopal Church. In it, those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution. Confessions are scheduled by appointment with a priest.

Unction of the Sick

This is the rite of anointing the sick with oil and the laying-on-of-hands, by which God's grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, emotions, and body. Last Rites are given to those facing imminent death, when requested by the person who is terminally ill or a family member who has his/her permission.

Upcoming Events

30
May
Date: 30 May 2017
Woman's Bible Study is a weekly study following The Gospel Project for adults, led by Kathy Hulin

31
May
All Saints'
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Lakeland
Date: 31 May 2017
By Dan Bridgeford - Mark Classroom

31
May
All Saints'
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Lakeland
Date: 31 May 2017
By Dan Bridgeford - Mark Classroom

31
May
Date: 31 May 2017
By The Rev. Dr. L. Reid Hensarling - John Classroom

31
May
Date: 31 May 2017
By Susan Waldron - Luke Classroom

31
May
Date: 31 May 2017
By Phil Mays - Moses Hall

02
Jun
Date: 02 June 2017
Rising 6th graders through our seniors are invited to the Tomkow Lodge for an overnight lock-in. Sign up

03
Jun
Date: 03 June 2017
Meet at Lake Hollingsworth by 8:00 a.m. followed by Breakfast at Fred's (9:00 a.m.)

03
Jun
Date: 03 June 2017

04
Jun
Date: 04 June 2017
10:50 a.m. Service

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