Holy Sacraments

Holy Sacraments

Christ has instituted certain means through which God’s grace is brought to humanity, and through which the Holy Spirit creates and strengthens the faith that receives His forgiveness and salvation. These divinely-appointed Means of Grace are the Word of God and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Baptism

Baptism is a means of grace, which God has given to His Holy Church. “It is nothing else than a divine water, not that the water in itself is nobler than other water, but that God’s Word and Command are added to it” (Large Catechism). Arrangements for the Baptism of children or adults can be made with our pastor. In Baptism, God washes away our sins and receives us into fellowship with Himself.

Communion

Holy Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of every month. We believe that participation in the Lord’s Supper should be preceded by a course of instruction in the teachings of Scripture and of our church, concerning this sacrament and other important articles of faith. We also believe that such participation serves as a public testimony of unity in faith among those who are communing together. Therefore, if you have not communed with us before, we ask that you speak to the Pastor beforehand.